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CCC Information

"Be the Change you want to see in the world."  ~Mahatma Gandhi



From the CCC

SENIORS GOING TO COLLEGE OF MARIN--If you are planning to attend College of Marin, and still need to apply, please check in with MS. Nichols on Friday, April 10th in the CCC to get Placement Test date and COM Success Saturday registration info.  You may also apply online to and for summer (if you want to take Summer Bridge), or fall semester. Even if you think you want to go to SRJC, a good back-up plan is to complete the COM process.



SENIORS—if you are planning to attend College of Marin, mark your calendars!
Once you apply at: (summer, if you will enroll in Summer Bridge) or fall. Then you will get a COM student ID, MOO number in your email. You will need to bring Moo # to Math and English Placement Test on April 23rd, from 8-11:30. Print out your test scores and go to library to meet with COM Counselors in library to pre-register for classes.



Lastly, register for COM Success Saturday on May 9th, from 8:30-noon and bring your parents. You will get an orientation tour in English and Spanish and priority registration for classes. Seniors who have applied will receive passes to one of three labs: Library Computer Lab, LA 213, LA 310. 


SCHOLARSHIPS seniors can work on over spring break:
Rotary Club of San Rafael Education Foundation Scholarship (due to counseling 4/22/15)
Mario Ghilotti Scholarship (students interested in Construction Management; due to counseling 4/22/15)
San Rafael High School Alumni Association Award (must have a relative that attended SRHS; due to counseling 4/27/15)

Please note that these scholarships have historically awarded significant dollar amounts ranging from $1000 to $5000.  Each scholarship requires either one or two letters of recommendation, a transcript and an essay.

Applications in the CCC.

SAT PREP Juniors, are you planning to take the SAT? Preparing in advance will boost your scores! Back by popular demand, SR is offering 2-day prep courses on the weekend from 9:00 - 1:00 in the library for $50. The SAT course will be April 25 and 26. Students should sign up in Counseling at least a week in advance.
The fee includes the College Board test prep book, and financial aid is available to qualifying students​. 
This excellent course will be taught by David Elliott, Executive Director, College Dream Team. David has worked in test prep and college admissions for 15+ years, providing coaching for the SAT, ACT and other standardized tests.


SRJC Application Workshop will be on Thursday, April 30th, during tutorial, in LA 213. Passes available in the CCC.



Please come to College Night for Juniors at the San Rafael Auditorium, on Thursday, April 30th, from 7:15-8:30, and bring your parents! This will be in combination with Terra Linda High. Representatives from the University of California (UC Berkeley), California State University (Sonoma State), private and out of state colleges (Dominican) and community colleges (COM) will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements and the strengths of each system as your junior prepares for the college application cycle next fall. 

Feel free to contact your student’s counselor or the CCC for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!


Dominican College Fair: juniors, you will be getting a postcard invite in the mail to attend the WACAC College Fair on Tuesday, May 5th, at in the Dominican University, Conlan Recreation Center, from 6-8 p.m. The free fair provides students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country. Bring your parents.


Seniors, check out Scholarships on Naviance.  Use your computer log in or pick up a paper copy in the CCC. The Ted Mitchell scholarship offers $1,500 for scholar athletes. Juniors may apply for the Nordstrom scholarship for significant community service for $10,000 and the Triple Impact Competitor scholarship for $1,000.


THE JOSEPH D. CIATTI SCHOLARSHIP IS AVAILABLE TO SENIOR ATHLETES AT SAN RAFAEL HIGH--A minimum GPA of 2.5, Transcript, and one letter of rec required. Financial need is 50% of the two, $3,000 scholarships, to one boy and one girl. Applications due by May 8th to counseling. 

Engineering Students: Interested in a summer opportunity? Check out Ms. Leary's attached resource list.

Check Volunteer Opportunities and Job Board--Retail, energy auditing, lifeguard, camp counselors,jobs and The SCA internships available over summer. Apply now!  Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible to work and get a job permit in the CCC or download from website.

Posted by: Paula Nichols
Published: 9/24/14

FREE Tutoring every day,all subjects, through the Marin County Library,
For more information please visit the website 

FREE Tutoring is also offered after school at the SRHS Library.
Bi-lingual tutors are available as well.

College Financial Aid Information

Scam Alert
Students: the government WILL NOT CALL YOU to offer grants. Do not be scammed by telemarketers saying you have won a government grant, and ask for bank account information. 
 "Don't Get Scammed on Your Way to College," available at

...paying for college is possible

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FAFSA4caster is an online tool that helps students and parents
determine their current eligibility for federal student aid.
 Counselors should encourage students to check out
to learn how much aid they would receive if they applied today.


MyFSA is an online account that provides students with access to
 college and scholarship searches, career and self-assessment tools,
and other valuable resources regarding college and financial aid.
Students can learn about MyFSA's various functions,
and set up MyFSA accounts at

Available Scholarships

Students may check Naviance using their school computer passwords and IDs. 

Paper copies are in the CCC.

Scholarship Websites                   US Department of Education                                                                       Fastweb                                                             College Board Online Scholarship Search                                                                        Merit Aid

College Planning Resources

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Paula Nichols--College and Career Advisor, Kelly Leary--HeadsUp College Consultant

Paula Nichols's office hours:

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-4:30

Plus alternate Fridays 8:00-4:30, from 9/12 415-485-2353


Kelly Leary's office hours:

A, A(t) and A(a/t) Days, 9:30-1:30 and by appointment. 415-485-2353

Katheryn Horton, School-to-Career Liaison

Katheryn's office hours:

Mrs. Horton is at SRHS on Tuesdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please reach her by email to set up a time to meet with her directly ( or leave a message for her at 492-3183, or come into the CCC during office hours.


SRHS College Acceptances

Check out the colleges that our students have been accepted to:

SRHS College Acceptances

Estimated College Costs 2012

Paula Nichols and Kelly Leary

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