Graduate Information

 

As you decide what you would like to do the rest of your life, I wanted to remind you of a few dates to remember if you decide to further your education.  Remember that although you have your high school diploma, you are always welcome to come by, call, or e-mail (ccortes@egusd.net) Cynthia if you have any questions about continuing your education.

Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College, American River College, or Folsom College

For admission, go on-line to www.losrios.edu and get a username & password, fill out an application, get a Student ID (e-mailed to you), and take the on-line orientation for that college.  Next, go back to the website for the assessment test schedule and take the English and math test at the college.  After your tests, go see a college counselor & see the financial aid office to fill out any additional information.  Lastly, go back to the website (e-services) to find out when you can register for your classes.  Fall classes begin Aug. 20th, late Fall classes begin Oct. 13th, Spring classes begin January 14th, and late Spring classes begin March 14th.

FAFSA  Free Application for Federal (and State) Student Aid

Applications for student federal/state grant money for the 2016-2017 school year are found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, and need to be filled out ASAP.  FAFSA applications for the 2017-2018 school year can be filled out on-line after Oct. 1, 2016.  I will have FAFSA worksheets for the applications after Oct. 4thMarch 2, 2017 is the deadline to apply for financial aid for any California college for the 2017-2018 school year.

For colleges outside California, you need to call the college to find out when their financial aid forms are due and fill out only the federal grant application (FAFSA) and the financial aid application for that particular college.

Scholarships

New scholarship applications and information are received every month and posted outside my door.  Their qualifications and deadlines vary.  To get a current list, come by my office or e-mail me at ccortes@egusd.net. or sign up at these two

Websites: www.fastweb.com or www.scholarships.com

Military

The ASVAB exam is usually offered at Rio Cazadero in January for our students and those who have graduated in the 2016-17 school year.  It is free, but you’ll need to call to reserve a seat.  Call us after Jan. 4th to find out when.

Recruiters

Air Force: 1048 Florin Rd. Sacramento, CA 95831 / (916) 392-1220

Army: 1016 Florin Rd., Sacramento, CA 95831 / (916) 422 – 9843

Marines: 1020 Florin Rd., Sacramento, Ca 95831 / (916) 429 – 9381

Navy: 1018 Florin Rd., Sacramento, CA 95831 / (916) 429 – 9636

National Guard: 3250 Meadowview Rd., Sacramento, CA 95823 / (916) 421 – 8418

Website: www.todaysmilitary.com

Apprenticeships (on-the-job-training for jobs)

Dept. of Industrial Relations (Div. of Apprenticeship Standards): 160 Promenade Circle, Suite 320, Sacramento, CA 95834 / (916) 928-6800

Website: www.dir.ca.gov/Apprenticeship.html or www.calapprenticeship.org

Vocational Schools

Look up the school’s website or contact me for specific information on a vocational school.  Website: www.trade-schools.net

Job Corps (offers free career technical training in several vocational trades)

Sacramento Center: 3100 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA 95832 / (916) 394 – 0770 Website: http://sacramento.jobcorps.gov

Jobs

South County Career Center: 8401A Gerber Road, Sacramento, CA 95828 / (916) 525 – 4717 Website: www.edd.ca.gov or www.careeronestop.org

For more information or other options, see our district’s college and career website: www.egusd.net/collegeandcareer or www.calcareercenter.org