CONTACT INFORMATION 

Sarah Yonan (A-K)             Phone: (209)257-7753    sarah.yonan@acusd.org 

Clarissa Bellotti (L-Z)        Phone: (209)257-7752 clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org

Laura Dillian – Registrar    Phone: (209)257-7751 laura.dillian@acusd.org

Jennifer Putnam – Career Technician Ph:(209)257-7757 jputnam@acusd.org

 

FORMS

SENIOR LETTER PARENT/GUARDIAN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT google form

To increase communication and an understanding of your student’s graduation status, the counselors at Argonaut High School have mailed home a letter outlining the classes and credits needed to ensure graduation. Please fill out and submit the google form by clicking on the link below:

Senior Letter Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

 

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 Dillian (209)257-7751 email: Laura.dillian@acusd.org

 

COVID-19 SUPPORT & Resources 

Mental Health America

Parent Youth Helpline

Parents Tips and Tricks during Distance Learning

 

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

COLLEGE APPLICATION CYCLE OPEN

The California State University, the University of California, the Common App, and the Coalition applications are now open. The filing period for the CSU application is October 1 through December 4, 2020. The UC filing period is November 1 – November 30, 2020.  Out of state public universities and all private colleges nationwide have different policies for application periods. Students are responsible to know the deadlines for all colleges they plan to apply to and know if early action or early decision are an option and if either is right for them.

UC CALIFORNIA VIRTUAL EVENTS REGISTER NOW FOR FREE

On October 3rd, 2020 from 10AM – 1PM the UC system will host a virtual event for students and their families interested in learning about the nine undergraduate campuses.  The event is free but limited to the first 3000 registrants.  

October 24, 2020 from 10AM – Noon is reserved for students of African American, Native American and ChicanX/LatinX communities to hear insights and opportunities available.  The session will end with a live Q & A.  This session is intended for students and parents interested in learning about how UC campus’s academic and affinity resource centers support and strengthen the history, culture and well-being of students of color. 

 

PRIVATE COLLEGE VIRTUAL MEETINGS

Wednesday, September 23rd – 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) – “Myths and Misconceptions About Private Colleges” –   Join us for an informative webinar hosted by PCoC Admissions professionals who will explore several widely-held myths and misconceptions about private colleges and universities. Participating Admissions Representatives from: University of the Pacific, University of San Francisco, Mills College, Whittier College
Register in advance for this Zoom meeting:
https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0scOqrrDotGNZ9-bzbiRkX18STrZA6dEN9

Thursday, September 24th – 4:30pm – 6:00pm (Pacific Time) – “First Generation Students and Families: Successfully Navigating the College Admissions Process” – PCoC Admissions professionals, many of whom were first-generation college graduates themselves, will share their advice on how today’s first-generation students and their parents can successfully navigate and complete the process of applying to private colleges and universities. Participating Admissions Representatives from: Biola University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, University of Redlands, University of San Diego

Zoom link (Registration required): 
https://msmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcuGspjsjGdF6Eakzh7XFWh7ozxQ6EivN

 

Friday, September 25th – 3:30pm – 5:00pm (Pacific Time) – “Understanding the College Application Process” “What happens to my college application once I submit it?” 

“What do Admissions Officers really consider the most important parts of my application?” “What should I write about in my personal statement?” – These and other questions that high school students (and their parents) often wonder and worry about will be answered by some of the very Admissions Officers who read thousands of college applications each year – and may be reading YOURS! If you are planning to apply to college this Fall, be sure to join this informative event with answers straight from the source. Participating School Representatives: Biola University, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Scripps College, University of the Pacific, University of Redlands, Whittier College

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://pacific.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrf-mrqD4oEtwdzI3YWB3VFvTXO24BhUZs

 

FAFSA REMINDER

The FAFSA application for the Class of 2021 will open on October 1, 2020.  Students and parents must create a FSA ID before starting the application.  If a parent already has an FSA ID because of older sibling(s) they should use that ID.  An FSA ID allows electronic signing of the FAFSA.  The link for FAFSA is in the Financial and Scholorship section in the left column of the webpage.  At this time, no in person FAFSA workshops are scheduled due to Covid.

 

UC CANCELS SAT/ACT REQUIREMENT FOR 2021 APPLICANTS

 Testing requirement for the freshman class of 2021 and 2022 were suspended by the University of California.  A legal challenge summary was handed down this month requiring the system to permanently drop SAT/ACT testing requirements. This is an evolving situation.

 

CSU CANCELS SAT/ACT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021 APPLICANTS

The California State University removed the SAT/ACT test requirement for the Class of 2021.  For the full announcement and how applications, course requirements, and grading may affect all grade levels planning to pursue admission in Fall 2021 through Fall 2024 please click on this link specific to the effects of the COVID-19 situation and any applicable changes to admission for current high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors.

 

LOCAL COMUNITY COLLEGES

     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

California Colleges

The Common App

The Coalition App

NCAA Eligibility Center

NAIA Eligibility Center

College Navigator

Collegeweeklive

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

UC Virtual Tours

Chico State

 

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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