CONTACT INFORMATION 
Sarah Yonan             Counselor (A-K)                (209) 257-7753  sarah.yonan@acusd.org 
 
Clarissa Bellotti        Counselor (L-Z)                  (209) 257-7752 clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org
 
Laura Larsen              Registrar                      (209)257-7751 laura.larsen@acusd.org
 
Jennifer Putnam            Career Technician                      (209) 257-7757   jputnam@acusd.org

 

 

FORMS
TEST PREP & REGISTRATION

SAT – Collegeboard

ACT Test

Khan Academy

ASVAB test

 

FINANCIAL AID AND NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES

California Student Aid Commission

FAFSA

California Dreamers Application

FastWeb

Cappex

CSU Paying for College

UC Tuition & Financial Aid

Common App Paying for College

Get College Ready

5 step Guide to Pay for College

College and COVID-19 ***

 

WORK PERMITS

Work permits are available in the main office or you can contact the Registrar, Laura Larsen (209)257-7751 email: Laura.larsen@acusd.org 

 
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS

AMADOR COUNTY 

Emergency – Dial 911

Domestic Violence Help 223-2600 (Safe House)

Family Resource Network  472-3674 or (800) 847-3030 (Info for children with special needs)

First 5 Amador 257-1092

Health Department 223-6407 for Immunization, Family Planning, Pregnancy Test/Referral, STD Testing & Treatment, HIV Testing, Public Health Nurse, Stop Tobacco Use, Car Seats

Homeless Shelter 223-9215

Hospice of Amador 223-5500

Kene Me-Wu American Indian Resource Center (800) 792-7776

Motherlode Job Training        223-3341

Crisis Intervention Information Referral (209) 223-2600

Amador Pregnancy Help Center 223-3813

Amador STARR-Cancer Support 267-1246

Amador Transit Bus Service 267-9395

Nexus Youth and Family Services: continues to provide support to our students during this time. website: http://www.nexusyfs.org/

Amador County Behavioral Health: (209) 223-6412.   Toll Free Line (888) 310-6555     (Mental Health, Alcohol/Drug)

California Youth Crisis Line:    Call/Text 24/7 @ 800.843.5200.   Or chat: www.calyouth.org/chat https://calyouth.org/reducing-stress-during-covid-19/

COUNSELING & GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT

 
 
 
 
FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENTS
We have created a uniform system for the process of accepting foreign exchange students into Amador County Public Schools.  Attached are the final versions of the board policy, and the administrative regulation.
Including the district forms for you to use in this process.
 
 
 
 
 
 
COLLEGE TESTING
* The next SAT Test is Saturday JUNE 4th at the link: https://satsuite.collegeboard.org/sat/registration/dates-deadlines
 
 
 

Use of ACT/SAT Exams Temporarily Suspended for CSU 2022-2023 

The California State University (CSU) will continue to temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility for all CSU campuses for the 2022-2023 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies for the following terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 admission cycles. First-time freshmen must meet the following eligibility requirements: be a high school graduate or equivalent; complete the 15-unit comprehensive “a-g” pattern of college preparatory course; and earn a qualifying “A-G” grade point average (GPA)  Please see your counselor for more details regarding your eligibility.
 
 
Please watch this video on Managing Anxiety with our new Social-Emotional Counselor, Ms. Camargo

 

COLLEGE DURING COVID in CALIFORNIA

If you are looking at or already applying to College at a California Community College, a CSU, or a UC and are wondering about how the COVID Pandemic has changed this process for you? Look at this: FREE COLLEGE Readiness Video: Click here

 
 

FINANCIAL AID PRESENTATION 

The Argonaut High School Financial Aid Presentation was held for all students who are interested in learning how to pay for college or training and need financial support. There was a representative from the California Student Aid Commission (https://csac.ca.gov) present information as well as two representatives from Argonaut.

Even if you could not attend: Click on the Financial Aid Overview Argonaut High School

*** Click on RECORDING OF FINANCIAL AID Presentation   using the Passcode: m@8v?$RR

 

 

LOCAL COMUNITY COLLEGES – Links

     American River College
     Cosumnes River College
     Folsom Lake College
     Sacramento City College
     Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
     San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
     Columbia Community College (Sonora, CA)

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Mission Statement The Argonaut High School Counseling and Guidance Department recognize that the primary mission of the high school is to ensure that students shall be given the opportunity to maximize their potential in the areas of mind, body, and character to become productive contributing members of society.  Therefore, the counseling and guidance department at Argonaut High School is based on the four goal areas:

Educational To assist students with present educational decision making and planning

Career To assist students with post-high school decision making and planning

Personal & Social To help students acquire knowledge and skills which will assist them in their personal and social development

School Climate To contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive total school climate

 

COLLEGE PLANNING LINKS

University of California

California State University

California Community Colleges

California Independent Colleges and Universities

Amador College Connect

California Colleges

The Common App

The Coalition App

NCAA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility WEBINAR for College Sports during COVID 

NAIA Eligibility Center

College Navigator

College Covered

The American College Foundation

College Atlas

Best College Search

Finding a Major

California Business Colleges

Application Fee Waivers

 

EARLY DECISION & EARLY ACTION

LINK: https://professionals.collegeboard.org/guidance/applications/early

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE TOURS

Virtual WACAC College Fair by University of the Pacific  Thurs 10/22 5:30 – 8:15pm. Register thru https://strivefair.com/stockton

UC Virtual Tours

Chico State

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT & Resources

Coping With Stress During COVID

Mental Health America

Parent Youth Helpline

Parents Tips and Tricks during Distance Learning

 
Additional AMADOR COUNTY Resources
  • ARC (Serves those with developmental disabilities) 267-5978
  • Central Sierra Child Support – Toll Free Line (866) 901-3212
  • Child Protective Services 223-6550 or after hours 223-1075
  • Community Action Agency 223-1485 (Energy Assistance, Amador Lifeline)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (800) 240-4956
  • Operation Care (800) 675-3392 or 223-2897
  • Police Departments: Ione274-2456, Jackson223-1771, Sutter Creek 267-5646
  • Probation Dept 223-6387
  • Sexual Assault Svcs 223-2600
  • Sheriff  223-6500
  • Sierra Hope (888) 722-2873
  • Sierra Wind Wellness Ctr 223-1956
  • Social Services/Welfare 223-6550
  • CA Tribal TANF 257-6150
  • Sutter Amador Hospital 223-7500
  • Resource Connection 223-1624
  • Victim-Witness Program 223-6474
  • WIC Women Infant & Children 223-7685 *24 Hour Availability  **Collect Calls Accepted

 

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Alcoholics Anonymous 1 (800) 851-1304

National Alliance on Mental Illness: NAMI helpline: 800.950.NAMI     email: info@nami.org.      Crisis text line: Text “NAMI” to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255   website: suicideispreventable.org

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