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Counseling Department 
 
 UPCOMING EVENTS
Get information about scholarships, university/college visitors, financial aid, community service and much more right on your phone – not on handouts!  Sign up for notifications on the “Remind”app – see Mrs. Arce in Room A112 for more information.
 
 
Wednesday, September 26, 9:10am - An admissions representative from UC Santa Cruz will be on campus to share information about UCSC with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Tuesday, September 25, 6-7pm - Freshman Parent Night (THS Cafeteria)
 
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00-2:30pm - An admission representative from UC Los Angeles will be on campus to share information about UCLA with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Thursday, September 27, 10:10am - An admissions representative from UC San Diego will be on campus to share information about UCSD with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 9:00-10:00am - THS Parents are invited to Coffee with the Counselors. 
 
Thursday, October 11, 1:00pm - An admissions representative from Azusa Pacific University will be on campus to share information about APU with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30-1:55 - CSU APPLICATION WORKSHOP  - Any Senior needing assistance in completing their CSU Application should attend this workshop.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Thursday, October 25, 8:30am - An admissions representative from University of Nevada Reno will be on campus to share information about UNR with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Thursday, October 25, 12:45-1:50pm - An admissions representative from UC Berkeley will be on campus to share information about UCB with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Monday, October 29, 9:10am - An admissions representative from Dominican University will on campus to share information about Dominican with students.  Please RSVP in A11 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Monday, October 29, 5-7pm - Financial Aid (FAFSA) Workshop   A college financial aid officer will be on campus to assist seniors and their parents/guardians with the FAFSA application.  This will be a drop in basis and there will be assistance in Spanish.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 10:10am- 12:00pm - UC APPLICATION WORKSHOP - Any Senior needing assistance in  completing their UC Application should attend this workshop.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Thursday, November 8, 10:10am - An admissions representative from CSU East Bay will be on campus to share information about CSUEB with students.  Please RSVP in A112 with Mrs. Arce.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 8:00-11:30am - ASVAB testing -  The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.
                                      
San Joaquin Delta College logoDelta College Dual Enrollment - The Delta College Dual Enrollment Program provides FREE college level courses in both-Transfer and Career Pathways-allowing high school students to get a jump start on their college education by taking college credited courses while still in high school.  
Fall 2018 (9/11 - 12/21)  Dual Enrollment Program at Tracy High School
BUS 020 Introduction to Business(3 Units)
Tuesdays 4:00-7:00 PM
 Prerequisite : Reading Level II
 Meets Area 6 - Awareness of Self & Society
CSU and UC Tranfsferable 
*See your high school counselor for more information
 
 

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THS School Counselors 
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Carey, Miss Brown, Mrs. Munoz
Vision Statement:
The Tracy High School Counseling Department will empower all students to reach their maximum potential by using a comprehensive program that addresses academic, personal/social, and career goals.  We will promote an environment to encourage personal inquiry and growth, social responsibility, and academic excellence. 
 
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Join us for coffee   

 PARENTS, please join us for Coffee with the Counselors
 

 Coffee With The Counselors is a monthly program designed to provide a casual environment for parents of current Tracy High School students and the school counselors to get together and engage in discussions related to students and high school.  We meet the first Tuesday of the month from 9-10 am in the College and Career Readiness Center(A112). 

                                         Please RSVP for Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for Coffee with the Counselors

Departamento de consejería de la escuela Tracy High -  Café con las consejeras

Café con las consejeras es un programa mensual diseñado para ofrecer un ambiente casual entre padres de familia y las consejeras de la escuelapara tener conversaciones sobre los estudiantes y la vida en la escuela secundaria. Cada mes habrá un tema para discutir. Además habrá tiempopara hacer preguntas.  Café con las consejeras será en el salón A112 Centro de Carreras (Career Readines Center) de 9:00 am a 10:00 am. El primer martes de cada mes.  Hora: 9:00am – 10:00am  Lugar: Centro de carreras de la escuela Tracy High. Salón  A112.  Por favor acompañemos, tómese un café e infórmese de lo que pasa en la escuela, no importa si no habla inglés habrá ayuda en español. 

 

NAIA/NCAA logo STUDENT ATHLETES

If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, or an NAIA school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center or the NAIA Eligibility Center.  See instructions below.......
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) works with you and your high school to help you prepare for life as a student-athlete.  To register, go to the NCAA Eligibility Center website.  This is where you will find the tools and information you need to begin your college experience as a student-athlete. Allow at least 15 minutes to one hour to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account has been created.
Register with the NCAA Eligibility Center by following these steps: 
1. Visit www.eligibilitycenter.org and enter as a college-bound student-athlete. 
2. Create an account by clicking on the “New Account” button at the top right corner of the screen.
3. On the Account Creation page, provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process. Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.
4. On the About Me page, enter some quick facts, including your name, address, date of birth and gender.
REGISTRATION FEE AND WAIVER  Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee is paid or waived. You must pay online by debit, credit card or e-check. The registration fee is $90 for students.
 
The NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) is the governing  body of small athletic programs throughout the United States.  Register with the NAIA Eligibility Center by following these steps 
1. Visit www.playnaia.org to check out schools and to register.
2. Create a Student-Athlete Profile.
3. On the Student-Athlete Profile page, provide a valid email address to create an account and begin the registration process.  Be sure you provide an email address that will be active even after you complete high school.
4. Be sure to read all instructions regarding how to submit transcripts and required documents.
REGISTRATION FEE and WAIVER  Your account will be eligible for processing once the registration fee is paid or waived.  You must pay online by debit or credit card.  The registration fee is $80 for students.
 

CLASS NEWS

 
 
 
SENIORS don't miss out on important events or deadlines!  See list of upcoming event above.
Seniors who missed the senior presentation when counselors met with you during your Senior English class or parents who were not able to attend Senior Parent Night on September 18th, you can reivew the presentation here.
 
                                                       Financial Aid for 2019-20
Most financial aid is awarded through this program and is based on financial need and information contained on your income tax return.  A federal formula is then used to determine your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The difference between the cost of college and the EFC becomes your “financial need”.  Because school costs vary, you may qualify for different amounts of aid at different schools.  Do not let the cost of a school deter you from applying.  
Seniors and their parents should start submitting the 2019-20 FAFSA and CSS Profile beginning on October 1, 2018.
 
Start your FAFSA application
Start your CSS Profile application
 
 
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SAT/ACT College Entrance Exams - Seniors need to be sure that they have taken either the SAT and/or the ACT with Writing by December in order to have their scores included for their college applications.
 
 
 
 College Admission Applications - Most college admission applications are submitted on line. 
 
  College application links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Local Community Colleges:
 
 
 
 
 
  
JUNIORS! You're almost there......There are lots of things happening for you this year!  Remember, everything counts!  Study hard to get the best grades that you can!  The initial GPA and class rank placed on every college and career school application is the sum of the first three years in high school.  It is updated throughout your senior year.  Colleges consider your curriculum, grades, rank, test scores and activities—including your senior mid-year rank and final transcript which is mailed after graduation.  Junior meetings will begin in October.  If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please come down to the Counseling Center to make an appointment or email your counselor.  We look forward to working with you to discuss your current progress and future goals!
 
Juniors who were not able to sign up for the PSAT 11/NMSQT during registration in August can still sign up.  The PSAT 11 is for juniors only and will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The PSAT 11/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and is cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States.  It is an additional practice test for juniors before they start their SAT testing in the spring semester of their junior year. The cost for the PSAT 11 is $25.00.  Please see Mrs. Hartenstein in the School Bookkeeper's office to sign up.  The deadline to sign up is October 1, 2018.
Free PSAT live instruction classes September 29 – October 7.  Everything you need to master the test with Kaplan’s best teachers.  Registration is open: kaptest.com/psatpreplive
 
JUNIOR Checklist:
 Juniors planning to apply to a CSU campus their senior year, please review the chart below as it pertains to establishing your college readiness in English and Math. 


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Start/continue your college search - This includes attending college fairs and college financial aid sessions. Start to think about visiting some college campuses to see which ones suit you. Continue to research colleges through their websites, college fairs, admissions representatives and applications, books, and college guides. By doing this you will get an idea of what's required and take the mystery out of the process. 
 
Start your College Search.   Here are some other questions for you to explore during your college search.
                                                            What should I major in at college?                 Which college is right for me 
 
SOPHOMORES
Explore career interest paths - Understanding what you enjoy-- and what you're good at-- is the first step in exploring careers.  Here are a couple of resources to help you get this process started.
  
College and Career Readiness Center
Room A112
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 We encourage our students and parents to visit the College and Career Readiness Center in order to stay up to date with information regarding Community Service, College Visitors, SAT/ACT testing, Career Exploration, Scholarship Information and much, much more!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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TRACY HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS 

Students are assigned to a counselor by last name.             

A-D  

Audra Munoz amunoz@tusd.net

 

E - J & AVID

Gloria Miller gmiller@tusd.net

 

K - P

Kamara Brown kamarabrown@tusd.net

 

Q - Z 

Sharie Carey scarey@tusd.net

 

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Tracy High School Grade Level Counseling
 
GRADE 8 (November)
Power Point Presentation & High School Orientation and Registration
Grade 8 evening parent meeting
 
GRADE 9 (September & January)
Power Point Presentation & Academic and Personal/Social Activities
·        Study Skills
·        Introduction to 4-year planning
·        High school grades, credits & graduation  requirements
Grade 9 evening parent meeting (September)
GRADE 10 (November & January)
Power Point Presentation & Identify Interest and Career Research
·        Academic Review
·        Holland Interest Inventory
·        Career Research
Grade 10 evening parent meeting (November)
GRADE 11 (October & January)
Power Point Presentation & Academic, Personal/Social, College/Career Activities
·        Transcript/Graduation Review
·        Senior Timeline
·        College Major/Career Search
Grade 11 evening parent meeting (October)
GRADE 12 (September & May)
Power Point Presentation, Academic, College/Career Activities, Senior Year in Review Activity
·        Graduation Status
·        College Application(CSU & UC Application      Workshops)
·        Financial Aid (FAFSA Workshop for seniors and senior parents)
·        Community College Presentation & Matriculation Process
·        Senior Year Reflection
Grade 12 evening parent meeting (September)
 
Monthly Coffee w/the Counselors