Big gym hallway


Weight Room

Field House

Sea Hawk sign

Pool sidewalk

Weight Room

Football -other view

Battling cage

Golf practice

Football field-side view

Weight Room

Football field-corner view

Sea Hawk Bowl at Night


Locker room



Coaches' office

Field House

Small Gym-outside

Basketball court


Bleachers- side view


School and College Counseling » 12th Grade Planning

12th Grade Planning

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  Winston Churchill

Upcoming College Visit List:  Click Here
El Camino College Information Night at RUHS
Wed, November 7
6:00-7:30pm, RUHS Library
In case you were unable to attend this presentation, you can view the slides presented by the ECC counselors.
El Camino College Counselor in the Nest
The El Camino College Counselor will be in the Nest every Tuesday during 4th and 6th periods.  
Stop by the Nest to sign up for a one on one appointment to learn about how to apply to ECC and sign up for classes.
Sign up for the Nest Remind Text service to get updates regarding college visits, testing information,
and other Nest activities. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Class of 2019: text @nest19 to 81010
Trouble using 81010? Try texting to (754) 333-6659 instead.


College Application Resources
Sea Hawk Resume Template:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly
Letter of Recommendation Form/Profile:  Google Doc/Mac Friendly


Thinking about taking a light course load?  Colleges expect students to maintain the rigor and academic success they have previously achieved throughout high school.  And, why not?  Students should begin college well prepared to do college-level work.

"The habits you form now - your academic strength conditioning - will either help or hurt you in your transition from high school to college.  Keep in shape for the rest of the year!"  

Stanley E. Henderson, Senior Academic Administrator



Class of 2019,

We will be meeting in the Nest within the first few weeks of school and you should have the following prepared for the visit:

  • Finding the Right Fit College Application Worksheet (Remember to use Naviance to determine your chances of admission.)
  • Resume (Use Naviance - About Me - to complete the resume you started in spring 2018.)
  • SAT or ACT:  Last year, you should have already taken the SAT and/or ACT at least once.  But, if you haven't, you still have another chance this fall.  


Most private schools will require the applicant to submit two letters of recommendation in addition to the school counselor's evaluation that completes the Secondary School Report (Common Application).  Also, if you are planning to complete a Sea Hawk Scholarship Portfolio (February), you will need one letter of recommendation from a teacher.  At RUHS, we have a new process that will allow your teachers to write a more influential letter on your behalf.  In person, ask your teacher to write a letter for you and present the following two documents:

  • Sea Hawk Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation Profile


This year will begin the third year of the new Common Application.  It's actually an easy application to complete if you remember two things:

1). First, you have to establish a Common Application account at Using that username and password, you will...

2). "MATCH" your Naviance account to your Common Application account.  This is very easy and is done on your Naviance account under the "COLLEGE" tab.  

In order for your teachers to send a letter of recommendation to colleges, you must "sign" the FERPA.  This is done through your Common Application account after you have completed the Education section of the application.  

See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Wammack in the Nest with any questions.  



It's your responsibility to review your transcript carefully to make sure that you are "ready" for ALL after-high school educational opportunities.  It would be smart to print out a copy of the updated RU COLLEGE READY? handout of all approved college ready coursework.  




  • Most seniors apply to 5 - 10 colleges/universities.  If you are applying to more than ten colleges, be aware of the application fees.  Generally, these range between $50 - $100 per application.
  • Maintain a master list/calendar that includes upcoming test dates, application due dates, financial aid application forms and deadlines and other materials that you may need.
  • See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Wammack in the Nest if you need assistance with fee waivers.
  • If you must take the SAT or ACT one more time, September or October would be the last recommended test date. Sign up early!
  • Log in to Naviance to complete "Colleges I'm Applying To."  This section must be completed so that RUHS staff can submit various documents, including transcripts, electronically.  This can be updated throughout the application season.
  • If you are applying to at least one Common Application college, give your school counselor the Common Application Student Report to School Counselor Form immediately after you have submitted those specific applications.  Your school counselor will send the "Secondary School Report" which includes an evaluation/recommendation and your official transcript. 
  • If your are applying to Common Application colleges, you will also need two letters of recommendation.  Hopefully, you have already asked your teacher(s) to write you a letter of recommendation.  Immediately after you submit your Common Application, please notify your teachers by giving them the Common Application Student Report to Teacher (Letter of Recommendation) form. They will upload your letter of recommendation through Naviance.
  • You may begin completing and submitting the Common Application this month.  
  • You may begin completing the UC application this month.  However, you cannot submit the UC application until November 1st.  Start early to avoid costly mistakes!
  • Many out-of-state colleges (i.e. University of Oregon, University of Arizona, Oregon State, etc.) are ready for you to submit their applications.  


  • Finalize your college choices!
  • Prepare Early Decision or Early Action applications as soon as possible.
  • By now, you should have already received your letters of recommendation from two teachers.
  • Complete your application essays based on each university's requirements.
  • If you have not had your test scores sent to the college(s) to which you are applying, be sure to contact the College Board or the ACT to have them sent.  If you have been granted a SAT or ACT fee waiver, you may be eligible for an additional four score reports sent at no charge.  See Ms. Rodriguez or Ms. Wammack for more details.
  • You may begin applying to the Cal State universities at


(Class of 2019: You and your parents may file your FAFSA beginning October 1st using 2017 tax information.)



  • November 1 - 15:  For Early Decision admission, colleges may require test scores and applications between these dates.  
  • Complete your application essays; proofread them carefully for mistakes.
  • You may now submit your UC applications, beginning November 1st.

UC/CSU Application Deadline = November 30




You may be getting admissions decisions from out-of-state public schools at this time.  





  • The Common Application colleges and many out-of-state schools will require that you send a "mid-year" report that includes your first semester grades. Fill out and return a mid-year report/transcript request in the Nest.
  • Optional: Complete a Sea Hawk Senior Scholarship Portfolio
  • Stay focused - NO SENIORITIS!

MARCH 2019

  • File income taxes earlyif possible.  Some colleges will want copies of your family's tax returns (or other tax documents) before finalizing financial aid offers.

APRIL 2019

  • Here it is - the moment you've been waiting for!  By mid-April, you should be receiving acceptance letters and financial aid offers.  
  • If you make an immediate decision, let your school counselor, Ms. Rodriguez and Ms. Wammack know so that we can celebrate with you by announcing your decision. Congratulations!
  • If you have questions about housing opportunities, call the college right away.  You'll probably be required to make a deposit.


Is El Camino College the right fit for you? It's time to apply now if you are interested in the El Camino College Honors Transfer Program. Students are accepted at the discretion of the HTP directors.  All students who apply by the deadline, and are accepted, will receive priority registration for the fall semester.

MAY 2019

  • MAY 1st:  Colleges cannot require a deposit or commitment to attend before May 1st, but you may commit before May 1st if you've made a decision.  
  • By May 1st (postmarked), you must inform every college of your acceptance or rejection of the offer of admission and/or financial aid. Every college provides specific instructions.
  • Send your deposit to ONE COLLEGE only.
  • Wait-listed by a college?  If you will enroll if accepted, contact the admissions counselor/director with your intent and inquire about strengthening your application.
  • Contact the college's financial aid office if you need to resolve any financial aid problems.


JUNE 2019

Can you believe it's over? Congratulations, Class of 2019!

You still have one more important assignment -  

  • A final transcript must be sent to your college upon high school graduation.  Submit your request to Mrs. Scarcliff within the week of your graduation.  
  • Also, the NCAA Eligibility Center will require a final transcript to complete the eligibility process.
Sea Hawk Family Forever!
Don't wait to get involved with the RUHS Alumni family


University of California:  UC Application

Cal State University:  CSU Mentor Application

Common Application: Common App

El Camino College: Apply Online

Santa Monica College: SMC Apply Online



Upcoming Events
El Camino Information Night
Wed, November 7
6:00-7:30pm, RUHS Library
Parents and students are invited hear:
ECC Overview
Admissions Process
Enrollment steps
Types of degrees/ certifications
Honors Transfer Program
First Year Experience (FYE)
South Bay Promise

SuperMatch, College Search and the Resume Builder are available on Naviance


email: Redondo Union High School ID# (i.e. 89056)

password:  six-digit birthdate (062501) 





12th Grade Planning
File Cabinet
Resume Templates
Sea Hawk Resume (Google Doc)