Counseling Office News – April 14, 2017


The San Dieguito Union High School District’s READI (Recovery Education Alcohol Drug Instruction) Program will be hosting at Torrey Pines High School a presentation on “New Drug and Marijuana Trends”. The event will take place on May 3, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the TPHS Gymnasium. The presentation is open to the entire community and will include information regarding teen drug use that exists in our community and how they endanger the lives of our children. The main speaker will be Sarah Urfer, a Forensic Specialist on drug and alcohol issues. If you have any questions, please call Joe Olesky at 760-436-6136 ext. 6183.


Mark your calendars! The San Diego National College Fair will be held on April 25th at the San Diego Convention Center from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. The fair is free and open to the public. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from colleges and universities across the country. There will also be a Counseling/Resource Center to talk to a counselor about choosing a major, financial aid, scholarship information and more. Register today at National College Fair.

Southeastern Conference Spring College Tour is an opportunity for high school students and their families to learn about the 14 universities in the Southeastern Conference. Each university will give an individual presentation during the fair. This free college fair will be at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18th. For information, please send an email to


Johns Hopkins University is hosting an Information Session at 2:00 p.m.on Sunday, April 23rd at the San Diego Marriott – Mission Valley. Learn from an admissions counselor about JHU’s academics, student life, application process and information about financial aid. To register for this event, please use this link.

Night with New Mexico Military Insitute (NMMI) is hosting an Information Session on Wednesday, April 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Dave & Busters in Mission Valley. Learn about the opportunities for students at NMMI and speak to representatives of Admissions, the Dean of Academics, and the Deputy Commandant of Operations. Information will also be available about their Academy Prep Program and Early Commissioning Program. RSVP at

Exploring Educational Excellence is a travel consortium of Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago. They will be visiting San Diego in May to host an Information Session. Learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarships and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer university specific questions. The information session will be held on May 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. RSVP at


Spring is the perfect time to apply for scholarships. Naviance is a good resource to find them. Log in to your Naviance account to view a list of scholarships for seniors.

Scripps Ranch Old Pros Award

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 14, 2017

All About Education Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017

Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association of San Diego County Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $8,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2017


Back by popular demand, Cathedral Catholic Counseling will be offering four (4) summer College Camp sessions to assist rising seniors in preparing, planning and starting the college application process.

Attendees will:

  • Complete an interest inventory/career assessment
  • Learn the process and tools to best research colleges
  • Receive individualized SAT/ACT evaluation
  • Start and complete a college resume
  • Create a fluid but appropriate college list with reach, target and safety schools
  • Begin the Common Application, CSU, & UC applications as available
  • Complete a Common App essay to be reviewed and returned with feedback by a college essay expert
  • Experience a mock admission’s panel with 3 reputable admissions representatives
  • Explore scholarships and complete one scholarship application

Online registration can be found here. Registration closes on April 30th.  Space is limited to the first 21 students per session. No mailed or emailed registration forms will be accepted. The program fee is $399 if you register between March 28th and April 30th; after that date the fee increases to $425. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Once 21 students per session have been met, the session will be closed and remaining students will be offered the next session or added to the wait list.

Sophomores – 

If you were unable to attend the April 6th Freshman/Sophomore Parent Information Night, you may access the Power Point presentation by following this link.