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Stop by the amazing College and Career Center in room 213! Get answers to any questions students you may have about college, scholarships, jobs, financial aid, and graduation requirements. You can also just stop in to say hi, eat lunch, and hang out. See the calendar and announcements below for more detailed information. We hope to see you soon!

Career Cruising
All students must complete a Post Secondary Plan (Career Plan) to be eligible for graduation from the Grossmont District. Career Cruising is a tool that allows students to explore many different careers and educational options. Every student at El Cajon Valley has their own username or password; they can request it from their counselors. By the time a student is a senior, they should have a portfolio completed which will check off the Post Secondary Plan graduation requirement. 

Paul Mitchell Visit for students interested in Cosmetology

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:07 PM by Anthony Devine

Braves - Are you interested in beauty and passionate about a career in Cosmetology? A representative from Paul Mitchell Beauty College will be here on Tuesday, May 2nd during 5th period. You'll get to hear about their extensive program, which includes men & women's cutting, color, texture, style, makeup, skin care, nail care and more. Sign up in the College & Career Center - Rm. 213

ECV Juniors: Sign up to take the ACT & SAT!

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:05 PM by Anthony Devine

If you plan on attending a 4-year university next year, you must take the ACT and SAT tests this spring. There is one date left for the ACT test and two remaining dates for the SAT test.

These are the deadlines:
May 5th deadline for the June 10th ACT test
April 25th deadline for the May 6th SAT test
May 24th deadline for the June 3rd SAT test

See Mrs Beach or your Counselor for a Fee Waiver for these tests. Don't miss out on these important opportunities for your future!

Cuyamaca College Visit

posted Apr 24, 2017, 12:04 PM by Anthony Devine

Seniors - This Friday, April 28th will be our last visit of the year to Cuyamaca College. You will tour the campus and have lunch. For students who haven't registered yet for Cuyamaca or Grossmont, you will have the opportunity to register while there. Permission slips are available in the College & Career Center - Rm. 213 and due back to Ms. Roldan no later than Thursday, April 27th.

Check out this great resource guide to paying for college! #cash4college

posted Apr 24, 2017, 11:53 AM by Anthony Devine

Check out this great resource guide to paying for college:

FBI Student Outreach: Teen Academy. Apply by April 10th! #careers

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:29 PM by Anthony Devine

The FBI San Diego Division's Teen Academy is an opportunity for high school
sophomores and juniors to get a behind-the-scenes peek at the FBI, a
greater understanding of what the agency does in the community, and
information about a future FBI career.

There will be two one-day teen academies this year, on June 28 and Aug. 16.
Applications are now open and accepted through April 10.

For more details, including an application form, visit the San Diego FBI

Updated Programs: College & Military Representatives #seethechanges

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:27 PM by Anthony Devine

We've had lots of changes in the College & Career Center over the last few months, so we thought we would post an updated list of programs and services provided. Our college programs assist students with a variety of things. They can get help with career and college exploration, scholarships, financial aid, college essays, college applications, resumes and much more. Students are encouraged to utilize the resources available!

UCSD TRiO Talent Search
Rep - Jorge Hernandez - Gr. 9-12
Mon & Thurs - 8:00 - 3:00
Wed - 8:00 - 2:00

Rep - Ariel Navarro Nunez - Gr. 9
Mon & Wed - 7:30 - 3:30

Upward Bound
Rep - Cara Yoo
Mon - 7:30 - 4:00

Rep - Cassandra Chow
Mon & Fri - 11:00 - 3:00
Wed - 10:00 - 3:00

Cuyamaca College
Rep - Kenya Alivez
5/15/17   All days 8:00 - 1:00

Sergeant Henry Villegas
Weds @ Lunch

Recruiter Wendy Lingard
Mon @ Lunch

Apply to the ACLU’s Summer Advocacy Institute! #greatopportunity

posted Mar 19, 2017, 10:25 PM by Anthony Devine

The ACLU is now accepting applications for a week long advocacy training and leadership development seminar at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., from July 29 – August 5, 2017. 

The ACLU Summer Advocacy Institute will bring together a diverse group of high school juniors and seniors from across the United States to participate in an advanced, firsthand learning experience for the next generation of social justice advocates. Through an intensive eight-day program, students will learn directly from lawyers, lobbyists, community activists, and other experts working to defend the civil rights and liberties critical to a free and open society.

Students will be immersed in the real world of political and legal decision-making in Washington, D.C., as they explore the complex nature of defending and advancing civil liberties in our current society. Students will have an opportunity to meet with elected officials and community organizers as well as participate in classroom sessions, lectures, daily debates, and workshops with civil rights pioneers and other current youth activists.

If you know of any young civil liberties activists that might be interested in the Institute, please encourage them to apply! 

Applications are due by Friday, April 7, and scholarships are available!

For any questions or to request a code to waive the application fee, please contact 

Apply today for a PFLAG San Diego County Scholarship! #cash4college

posted Mar 15, 2017, 7:58 AM by Anthony Devine

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