We want to help your child succeed in the best way possible. In our San Diego Virtual School Counseling Center, you’ll find all of the necessary information for any current and upcoming educational needs that your child has.
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The San Diego Virtual School Counseling Center is equipped with extensive information on ACT/SAT/PSAT test and registration dates, as well as resources for careers, college fairs, nearby community colleges, community service organizations, location-based community resources, mentoring programs, financial aid, NCAA, scholarships, sports, and more. Here is an overview of some of the resources we have to offer.
- labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov – State of CA employment website
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Calif. Career Zone – Career exploration specific to California
- Make Money Choices – A fun activity to see if your career will pay your expenses
- Career Cafe – Career exploration tool sponsored by the Calif. Community College System
- SalarySurfer – Salary and degree compilation of recent Calif. Community College grads
- calapprenticeship.org – Info on all the registered apprenticeship programs in California
- mynextmove.org – Career research tool
- careersinthemilitary.com – Military career research
- checksutterfirst.org – Health career research
- nursingschool411 – Nursing education research
- explorehealthcareers.org – Health career research
- Calif Health Workforce Initiative – Check out the health career spotlights
- jobstar.org – Career and job search information
- WhoDoUWant2B.com – Career and college inspiration
- 16 Personalities – No-obligation MyersBriggs-type personality quiz to find your strengths
- Team Technology – Another no-obligation MyersBriggs-type, with a different set of questions
- College Bound Student Athlete Guide 2016-2017 (download attachment)
- New D1 requirements
- NCAA Eligibility Center link
- Core Course GPA Calculation
College and University Information
- http://www.csumentor.edu – Explore useful information on college affordability, campus comparisons, and more from the California State University (CSU).
- http://www.commonapp.org – Utilize useful tools for applying to numerous colleges more effectively.
- http://www.careersandcolleges.com – Create a profile with College Xpress to receive information about scholarship opportunities and information from colleges.
- http://www.petersons.com – Learn more about college programs, degrees, test prep information, and more.
- http://www.californiacolleges.edu – Track college applications, prepare for financial aid, review plans, research and apply for financial aid, and more.
- http://www.calstate.edu – Peruse the website of California State University (CSU), home to 23 campuses across California.
- http://www.collegeboard.com – Connect with colleges, find college planning and preparation tools, and more with College Board.
- http://www.fastweb.com – Find information on scholarships, internships, colleges, and more.
- http://www.usnews.com – Keep track of modern news relating to college, grad school, hospitals, money, and more.
- http://www.hsf.net – Find college resources and scholarship information with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).
- http://www.uncf.org/index.asp – Find scholarship information and college resources with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
- http://www.ncaa.org – Discover information on college sports from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a non-profit that regulates athletes from over 1,000 institutions, conferences, and organizations.
- https://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/CBSA16.pdf – This guide provides in-depth answers to the important questions of student athletes, parents, counselors, administrators and coaches.
Our financial aid section has information for students and families that may need additional financial assistance to support ongoing education.
- http://www.fafsa.ed.gov – “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA) allows students to electronically submit a free application to potentially receive financial aid for college from the government.
- http://www.salliemae.com – Apply for student loans, banking, credits, insurance, savings accounts, and more through Sallie Mae to help students afford education beyond high school.
- http://www.kaplan.com – Prepare for exams, advance careers, earn degrees, learn English, and get ready for college with Kaplan.
- http://www.finaid.org – Explore this financial guide for students going to college, including scholarships, loans, savings, military aid, financial calculators, and more.
If you need additional assistance from the SDVS counseling center that you can’t find on our online school counseling guide, you can contact Heidi Bridges, College and Career Counselor, by phone at (619) 713-7271 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our virtual counseling center is committed to providing you the information your child and family needs to succeed with your education in and beyond high school.
Notice of Disclosure of Student Records:
Parents and students can object to the disclosure of students’ protected personal information and records arising from the court order in the Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Association and the Concerned Parent Association v. California Department of Education lawsuit; (See case # 2:11-cv-03471-KJM-AC.) http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/ws/morganhillcase.asp