Counseling Office News – January 10, 2020


During the month of January, Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors will attend course registration presentations and meet individually with their counselors to go over their course selections for the 2020-2021 academic year. Students and parents/guardians should both review the 2020-2021 CCHS Curriculum Guide to be informed of the courses offered and familiarized with graduation requirements.

See below for the schedule:

Course Registration Presentations Dates
Freshman January 14 – 17
Sophomore January 28 – 31
Junior January 21– 24


The Junior Parent College Information Meeting will take place in the Theater on Thursday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. A thorough discussion on college admissions will be presented. No RSVP is necessary. For those who are unable to attend, the presentation will be added to the “Presentations” link on the Counseling Office webpage.


Pacific Ridge School is hosting a summer opportunities fair this month. The fair is an evening for exhibitors to present materials and talk with public and private middle and high school students and their parents about summer programs, internships and camp opportunities. There will also be information on standardized testing, scholarship search and searching summer opportunities. This event is free and open to the public.

For questions, email Review list of participating organizations here.

  • Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Pacific Ridge School – Mullady Hall; 6269 El Fuerte St., Carlsbad, CA 92009


If you were unable to attend the presentations for the freshman and sophomore parent/guardian Coffee with Counselors, you may find them here.


The Poway American Legion Post 479 is seeking qualified young men to attend the upcoming American Legion Boys State to be held June 20 – 27, 2020. It will take place on the campus of CSU Sacramento.

This is a program based on exposing our youth to the duties, rights and responsibilities of American citizenship and will be structured around the California State Constitution. An overview of the program can be viewed at California Boys State.

Interested candidates must be Juniors with at least one semester remaining in their Senior year after completion of the 2020 session. They will be required to supply a brief bio/resume along with a short essay on why they would like to attend Boys State and what they hope to achieve from the experience. This application should be forwarded to Willis Rief no later than February 18th. Interviews will be conducted by Officers of the Poway American Legion Post in March. Three (3) delegates and one alternate will be chosen among the candidates.

Please direct all questions to Willis Rief, Poway Post 479, 619-743-1620 or


Families are encouraged to attend the Black College Expo on Wednesday, January 29th from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for on-the-spot college admission opportunities. Students should plan on bringing copies of their current high school transcript and SAT/ACT scores. Please The College Expo website all of the details.

In preparation for the Expo, win dollars for college by answering the question, “Why is college education important to me?” This scholarship opportunity is currently open for 11th and 12th grade students, and the deadline is January 21, 2020. Visit and click on Black College Expo San Diego to apply.


Are you a high school student who wants to learn about how government works?

Apply now to Congressional Hispanic Institute’s R2L NextGen program and take advantage of an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.

R2L® NextGen is a week-long leadership and civic engagement program for current high school sophomores and juniors. CHCI will bring a group of Latino high school students to D.C. to learn about how the Federal Government works, meet key leaders, visit historic sites and develop a deeper understanding of how they can affect positive change in their communities and their nation.

The program is completely FREE of charge to all selected student participants.

Feburary 15, 2020

San Diego County students will participate in the program during the week of June 14 – 19 OR July 19 – 24.

In order to be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Reside in San Diego County
  • Be a current 10th or 11th grade student
  • Demonstrate interest in learning more about civic engagement

While CHCI does require applicants to share their grades and a copy of their transcript, there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply.

All individuals are welcome to apply. However, preference is given to individuals with financial need.

Interested in applying? Visit and complete the application named R2L NextGen – San Diego, California


The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships by filling out just one application. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.