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Make an appointment today with Mrs. Emperador or Mrs. Sowards to find out if you are on track for college!


Counselors and Staff



 A—L        Mrs. Emperador

M—Z            Mrs. Sowards


Monica Sowards


Email     Phone ext. 2018


Rosario Emperador

Head counselor

Email     Phone ext. 2020


Lucia Ocampo


Email     Phone ext. 2016


Lorena German

School Support Assistant

Email     Phone ext. 2010


Yvette Valle

Migrant Ed

Email     Phone ext. 2017


Sonya Powaser

Outreach Consultant

Email     Phone ext. 2019


Dr. Jocelyn Chavez

District Counselor, College and Career

Email     Phone ext. 6144




The 23 Campuses of the California State University (CSU)




The 9 Campuses of the University of California System (UC)




Consumer Affairs Online College Guide


San Joaquin Delta College and Cosumnes River College (CRC)
Technical Preparation education is a planned sequence of study in a technical field or pathway program beginning as early as grade 9. This sequence extends through two or more years of post-secondary education or through an apprenticeship program of at least two years following secondary instruction. The sequence culminates in an associate degree or a certificate.

Delta College Resources


Lincoln Technical Academy (Lodi Adult School) and Galt Adult School.  Two other local technical schools.


California State University System The California State University has an excellent website that will help you reach your dreams by getting a college or university degree.

University of California (UC System)


“A-G” Requirements
Although the minimum requirements vary depending on the selected college or university, the A-G are among the most rigorous college preparation requirements. See counselors at your school for the courses that fit these requirements.


PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT) Taking the PSAT in the fall of your Junior year will enter you into the competition for the National Merit Scholarship.


College Board SAT registration To gain admission to college, students must also take and submit scores from either the ACT Assessment plus Writing, or the SAT Reasoning Test. Students applying to University of California may also have to take SAT subject tests, depending on their major. The high school counseling office can provide the testing information, dates and location. Students and parents/guardians can access additional information from the University of California and California State University.


The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
CalGrants, FAFSA, Loans. All part of life for a senior in high school and the family trying to send them off to college. There has been a strong push from the private colleges in the State of California to compete for students during the current budget crisis public schools are facing from Kindergarten through university levels. See what the possibilities are and explore new options.


Study this information before December 31st of your Senior year so that you and your parents’ finances are in the optimum shape to qualify for financial aid and scholarships. The sooner you apply after the first of the year, the higher priority you have for financial aid that can be disbursed. Don’t wait until the deadline. You can update tax info once your taxes are completed.


Cal Grant
There are Entitlement and Competitive Cal Grants. For Competitive Cal Grants, you have to have an unweighted (no AP or honors bumps) GPA of 2.0, from your sophomore and junior years, including summer school, if you are from a disadvantaged or low-income family. Students from middle-income families need to have an unweighted GPA of 3.0. See website or career counselor.


Western Undergraduate Exchange 


Here are some things you can do while you are here:
· Explore College Pathways
· Apply for Financial Aid (Complete the FAFSA)

· Learn about available scholarships

· Access SAT & ACT Fee Waivers

· Learn about Vocational & Trade Schools

· Inquire about the ASVAB

· Investigate career options

· Complete personality profile to help narrow career & college search

· Build college & career plans & set goals

· Research volunteer opportunities

· Create a resume

· Get interview assistance

· Research PT job opportunities

"We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there."

~Charles F. Kettering