Counseling Office News – February 21, 2020


The Case Study college night is an engaging and effective way to discuss the college application process and is commonly used in California. College representatives will lead parents and students through a mock admission committee of four cases. The exercise will point out the intricacies of the process and the importance of assembling a strong application. Guests will gain insight and understanding as to what is valued in the application. The Case Study program concludes with a mini college fair.

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Parents are invited to attend “Parenting the iGeneration,” a talk given by Dr. Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and researcher. An author of more than 140 scientific publications and books, Dr. Twenge will speak on the topic of how to parent the current generation of connected kids.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
  • Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Warren Walker Middle School (Morning) and The Bishop’s School (Evening)
  • Registration is not required.


Devil Pups: Southern California boys and girls between the ages of 14 – 17 are invited to participate in a free 10-day encampment with the U.S. Marines in Camp Pendleton, CA. Devil Pups, Inc. is a non-profit organization that pays for this program. The purpose of this camp is to develop in our youth a sense of self-discipline, self-confidence, leadership and pride of accomplishment. This is accomplished through a challenging and rigorous program of motivational speakers, problem-solving, physical training, swimming, camping and hiking. Over 50,000 boys and girls have graduated from this program since it was first established in 1954. This is not a recruitment program for the Marines, but those who attend will be exposed to Marine Corps leadership.

  • Camp Dates: July 9-18, 2020
  • Location: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA
  • Cost: Free
  • Requirements: 14 – 17 years of age; pass a physical fitness test, cannot have asthma, cannot take medications of any kind, provide documentation of a physician’s medical exam
  • Program Information: Become a Devil Pup


Make-A-Wish® San Diego now offers a Youth Leadership Council, a leadership and development opportunity available to youth in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Members selected for the Youth Leadership Council will learn about philanthropy by volunteering with Make-A-Wish San Diego. It’s the goal of the Youth Leadership Council to encourage youth to give back to children with critical illnesses right in their community while making new friends and having fun.


  • Be a Junior or Senior (students can begin applying as sophomores)
  • Be passionate about helping kids with critical illnesses
  • Be able to attend monthly meetings
  • Commit to a one-year term on the council and participate in a number of planned activities within that period of time
  • Plan one individual and one group fundraiser with YLC
  • Complete an interview and two-our orientation
  • Have a committed adult advisor (teacher or student council advisor) willing to help during the term and attend at least one meeting a year

Interested students should visit the Make-A-Wish San Diego website to download the application. The deadline to apply is February 24, 2020.


The Marine Technology Society (MTS) Program is a 6-week summer experience for motivated high school students, hosted by one of MTS’s corporate sponsors. Students will be provided with a hands-on science/technology experience, building important scientific, technical and employment skills under the direction of a workplace mentor.

Applicant Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old on July 1, 2020
  • Be a rising Junior or Senior
  • Have a 3.5 GPA or better
  • Have transportation

Interested students can download the application here. The application deadline is February 28, 2020. For additional information and a timeline of the application process, please visit MTS San Diego.

ThoughtSTEM‘s summer internship program is designed for high school (2019/20 seniors and up) through college students interested in pursuing careers in technology or education. This is an unpaid internship with a focus on developing a portfolio and new skills in education & leadership. For half of the internship, interns will mentor local students in computer science summer camps. For the other half of the internship, interns will be observing camps, students, and teachers and help design better educational experiences for students. MetaCoders’ internship program is designed to build leaders in computer science education!

Internships are limited. To apply, please use this link.