11th Grade Planning
May 28, 2020
May 22, 2020
Step 2: Select the “Registration Tab” on the left side .
Step 3: Select “My Class Schedule” .
Step 4: Under “Term”, select “Summer Term 2020” .
May 7, 2020
Are you taking summer courses at El Camino?
You can now check your MyECC portal for your Summer registration date! We know this can be quite a confusing process and you may have tons of questions. Check out the FAQ’s below!
We may have the answer to your question!
El Camino Registration - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I turned in my signed Dual Enrollment form, does that mean I am registered?
A: No, you are not. You still need to register for your class at or after your registration appointment.
Q: Where can I check my registration appointment time?
A: You can login to your MyEcc portal. Select “Registration” on the left, then select “Registration Appointment”.
Q: What if my registration appointment is on May 15th at 10 am and I have a class or exam during my registration time?
A: You can register any time after your designated time slot. We recommend registering as soon as you are able to. Courses tend to fill up quickly!
Q: How do I register?
A: Ms. Martucci made a quick registration tutorial! Be sure to watch it before your registration appointment to get familiar with the process.
Q: What can I do if I need help?
A: You can send Ms. R or Ms. Martucci an email or Remind Text. We are happy to help you through the process.
April 30, 2020
Summer Registration will begin on: May 12 (based on priority)
Fall Registration will begin on: May 26 (based on priority)
April 23, 2020
Great! Email Ms. R or Ms. Martucci to schedule a virtual appointment.
Parents, you are welcome to join our meetings!
If you plan to take a community college summer class, please make sure you complete the following:
1. Apply for admission for the summer term.
2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Application AND have send it to Ms. R or Ms. Martucci to be signed (approved).
3. Submit your Dual Enrollment Application using your El Camino email.
* Your username is your El Camino email address.
* Your password is the last 4 digits of your social security number.
b. Email your signed application to email@example.com.
It will take a few weeks for El Camino to process your application, so please be patient.
Registration dates and times will be released on May 4th. To check your registration date and time, log in to your MyECC account, select “REGISTRATION” on the left hand side, then select “REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT”.
Continue to check your email for updates!
Keep up the good work, Juniors. We have enjoyed virtually meeting with you! We miss you!
April 16, 2020
Hey Juniors! To make appointments to discuss college plans with your college counselor:
Last names A-K, contact Ms. R at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last names L-Z, contact Miss Martucci at email@example.com.
Or use Remind text! We’re meeting with students everyday!
This week's message: PLANNING, LEARNING, WRITING
The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely affected the way colleges are conducting their business this fall, next fall…maybe forever!
- QUESTION: Since over 1,000 colleges have either suspended or indefinitely dropped the standardized tests (SAT, ACT, Subject Tests) from admissions requirements (see link below), do I really need to schedule a testing opportunity in June, August, September or October?
- QUESTION: Should I sign up for one of the tests now, or should I wait?
There are rumors that the College Board may be adding additional test dates but, as of now, there have been no announcements. We’ll let you know as soon as that information is released!
COLLEGE SEARCH – FOCUS ON COLLEGE GOALS:
- QUESTION: What tool should I use to build my college list?
Also, use your College FIT worksheet to organize your college list: College FIT Worksheet
- QUESTION: How do I make an appointment to discuss my college plans with my college counselor?
During this time of quarantine, there is a lot of anxiety but there is also opportunity! Many students are usually overscheduled and exhausted during this time of the school year. Take some time to reflect and enjoy learning just for the sake of learning!
- QUESTION: Since I can’t continue in sports and/or other activities, how can I continue to build my college resume?
- Read a few books that you haven’t had the time to read during school.
- Write music.
- Create a video about something important to you. Maybe a video to tutor other students in an academic subject.
- Sew protective masks for our Sea Hawk family!
- Register for an online course at El Camino College for dual credit.
- Take one of the 450 courses that Ivy League colleges are offering free online. This is the link to search for something that interests you:
Recently, Heath Einstein, Dean of Admission at Texas Christian University, emphasized the importance of the “narrative” for the upcoming application season. In other words, your words – more specifically, your message – is going to carry more weight in the evaluation process.
- QUESTION: So, how do I get started?
U.S. News & World Report recently published an article (How to Write a College Essay) that we think will provide a clearer picture of what your “story” should entail. Actually, not only what your story should entail, but also how you should tell it. We appreciated this particular remark that you should keep in mind:
…even though students often stress about the essay in particular, it's not the only thing college admissions officers look at. "The essay is the window, but the application is the house," he says. "So let's not forget that an application is built of many pieces."
- Show, don’t tell. You should show your application readers through examples and anecdotes that you are a leader, intellectually curious, compassionate, resilient, etc. Think of it this way – when you tell the story, you’re providing evidence!
- Your story isn’t about LISTING achievements. It’s about bringing an achievement (or a few that represent your journey) to life. That’s the story!
- Do you have a hobby that has nothing to do with school? Great! Tell us about it and how it has developed your character, curiosity or even your ability to communicate with others.
- Finish your story with a memorable statement. These will be the last words the reader remembers so make them count. It’s often the takeaway of your story. What have you learned from your experience – about yourself?
THERE IS NO ONE PERFECT WAY TO WRITE A COLLEGE ESSAY!
IT’S YOUR STORY.
Just enjoy the process.
We’ve provided the writing prompts for your college essay (story) and for the University of California (UC) Personal Insight Questions (PIQs).
Take a look as you begin to brainstorm:
April 2, 2020
Here are this week's important announcements:
If you are planning to take an El Camino College course over the summer, follow the steps below:
1. Create your OpenCCC account and apply for the summer term. If you attended a workshop in the Nest you have already completed this step. If you have not, Ms. R or Ms. Martucci can walk you through the process.
2. Once you have selected at least two courses (one will be used as a backup in the event your first choice is full) complete the Dual Enrollment Form. You a find a copy of the ECC Dual Enrollment Form in the 11th Grade Planning file cabinet.
4. Using your EL CAMINO EMAIL which can be accessed by clicking here, send your signed Dual Enrollment form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in a subject that isn't offered at RUHS? Biomedical science? Coding? Poetry?
MOOC, or Massive Open Online Courses, are a great way to show colleges your interest in a subject area or a potential major! This is a way to supplement your academics and better prepare for college level coursework. You can use this time to learn about a new subject and engage in an online learning platform with a well known college professor! You can complete two if possible!
- MOOC’s are a great way for students to show colleges that you are prepared and mature enough to take on challenging coursework. US News stated: “Some experts believe MOOCs can help prepare students for college by introducing them to individual schools, setting coursework expectations and offering a risk-free way to explore interests in a variety of fields.” Did you hear RISK FREE?? Think of this as a way to test-drive college courses without the pressure of being enrolled at that college.
- Check out this article that shows over 450 free online courses HERE!
- You can also visit the Coursera website directly to view course lists.
- In the FILE CABINET, you will find a handout with more information on how to find MOOC courses.
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
Since many colleges require a personal statement, or supplemental essay, this is a GREAT time to get ahead! Ms. R and Ms. Martucci are already reviewing, editing, and providing feedback on your writing. There are college writing resources for you under the 11th Grade Planning FILE CABINET.
Overall, remember to stay safe, healthy, follow the CDC guidelines, and continue to do the things that bring you joy. We are all members of the RUHS community, and that means we are ALL SEA HAWKS! Check in with a friend or family member, and be kind to others during this time. We miss you all and can’t wait to see your smiling faces soon!
- ACADEMIC FIT: How well does your GPA match the average admitted GPA for that particular college/university? This is, by far, the most important factor to consider for finding a good FIT. If your GPA matches, or is even higher than the average, it’s a TARGET. You would be smart to choose 75% of your colleges in the target range. And remember that the “flex factor” of a .3 difference in GPA is a reach, but within reach! Apply!
- FINANCIAL FIT: Also on collegedata.com, you will find the COA, or Cost of Attendance. This is also a very important FIT factor because given the scarcity of large scholarships, you want to make sure that your college plan is affordable. If the COA at the University of Oregon is $54,000 per year and your parents are willing to spend $30,000, this has become a REACH school on your list. Some colleges/universities offer tuition incentives based on high GPAs and/or test scores, but we want you to have serious discussions with your parents prior to completing applications for colleges that are simply unaffordable. No problem! There are over 2,300 colleges/universities in the nation. We’ll help you to find your FIT!
- The College Board recently made this announcement:
- The ACT made a similar announcement:
6. Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Martucci are available for remote appointments. Please send an e-mail to: SRodriguez@rbusd.org (for student last names A-K) or RMartucci@rbusd.org (for student last names L-Z).
PJ's Test Prep www.pjtestprep.com
Blue Train www.bluetraintutoring.com
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
Fall 2019 - PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE!
- Meet with your school counselor. Choose your courses carefully. You want to stretch yourself, academically, but be careful to find balance so that your grades reflect your abilities and academic potential.
- Take the PSAT in October. The test is administered on campus. Don't miss it! It's great practice for the SAT and the ACT in the spring.
- With your family, start to learn about financial aid opportunities. Go to the FAFSA.gov website to learn about the FAFSA. Also, start searching for possible scholarships on FASTWEB.com.
Summer Registration will begin on: May 12-based on priority
Fall Registration will begin on:
Princeton Review www.princetonreview.com
PJ's Test Prep www.pjtestprep.com
Blue Train www.bluetraintutoring.com
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat
College Board http://sat.collegeboard.org/home
FREE ACT REVIEW: Video Tutorial http://www.mometrix.com/academy/act-test/
Redondo Union High School ID# (i.e. 89056)
six-digit birthdate (062501)
Students Linking their PSAT Results to Khan Academy