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Students enrolled at Ghidotti High School have all shown an interest in pursuing some form of college education by selecting an early college high school.

Those individualized learning plans will vary greatly; however, there are some common activities and considerations. In addition to the grade level recommendations below, students and parents should review the links on this page for more specific information about  four year educational plans, college admissions testing, paying for college and a variety of  other web sites helpful in college planning. 
12th Grade:
  • Retake SAT, ACT, SAT- Subject Tests
  • Attend an hour meeting with your high school counselor to discuss deadlines and post high school education.
  • Open Labs will be held with HS counselor Karla Aaron for 3 types of college applications in late September early October : Common Application, UC Application,  CSU application
  • Consider attending the Career Technical Open House at the Rocklin Campus fall 2016.
  • Attend the Career and College Night at Nevada Union September 2016.
  • Attend "Transfer Days" at Sierra College Rocklin  See Phoenix teacher for details
  • College Applications – (deadlines vary) Ghidotti staff will host application workshops for the CSU and UC systems. Contact any other colleges you are interested in for specific timelines.
  • Continue to do well in classes, college final admission decisions are based on both the rigor of senior classes and final grades.
  • Regularly search for scholarship possibilities. Complete a senior information sheet that will help you organize needed information for scholarship applications.(See Scholarship Tips Link). Barbara Ross, District Scholarship Coordinator, will visit Phoenix 104 classes first semester. Take notes!
  • Apply for financial aid as soon as possible after October 1st.  We will host financial aid workshops within our college and career night September 2016 to help families through this process. 
Our seniors are on a blocked schedule in which classes meet every other day.  The typical senior schedule includes: Phoenix, American Government/Economics, electives, and seminar courses.  A total of 180 instructional minutes are required. All seniors will be enrolled in 4 A-G classes at all time. 

In addition, the majority of seniors have completed the graduation and A-G requirements.  The typical Sierra College courses senior year include Political Science, Economics, English 1A, English 1B, lab science, and one semester of college level math.  Do not forget 20 credits of PE is needed for high school graduation!