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Leisa Vallo

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UC Application and the Common App

Hello, YVHS  Senior, Class of 2015:

Great news! The UC application and Common App opens August 1 -- the first time ever the applications have been available before October 1!

YVHS  will offer college admission application workshops -- UC and CSU applications, and Common Application -- so that you can complete or begin these college admission applications BEFORE school starts on August 25.

Kathleen DeRouen, UCLA certified college counselor, who has helped many MUSD students with their college admission and financial aid applications, will be at YVHS in the Career Center every Tuesday and Thursday during school hours to assist seniors with the college admission and financial aid process. Days, dates and times will be added or adjusted to meet student need.

At these application workshops Kathy DeRouen will assist you with:

  • Completing college admission application(s)
  • Writing personal statement(s)
  • Reviewing for SAT and ACT tests
  • Applying for Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) and scholarships
  • Estimating your family's Expected Family Contribution for the cost of college
  • Beginning your Senior Scholarship Portfolio / Senior Scholarship Application

What you need to do to participate in these application workshops:

  • Attend as many sessions as you are able, to get the best "jump start" on the college admission process.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Mrs. DeRouen, email her at kathy_derouen@morongo.k12.ca.us.

Make your college admission application process successful and sane by gaining control of applications and testing BEFORE your senior year starts!


Jessica Morcilio is a tutor for all students who need extra help in their academics. She is available for Math,  English, History, and Science.  She will graduating with her AA degree  December of 2014 from Copper Mountain College. She is 22 years old. Looking at $15 an hour for tutoring, but can be negotiated.

Thank you,
Jessica Morcilio
cell phone: 760-668-3250
email: jessica_morcilio2010@yahoo.com

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The Counseling Department is excited to launch the use of a new program call Naviance.  Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.  Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student successenhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.


Students can log in anytime at http://connection.naviance.com/yucca 

Students user ID and password is the same as their user ID and password for their online grades. 

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Michelle MacLean

11th Grade -- Class of 2016

Mrs. MacLean's email

Ext. 3011



Leisa Vallo

9th Grade (L-Z) -- Class of 2018


12th grade -- Class of 2015

Mrs. Vallo's email

Ext. 3010



Tom Hovey

9th Grade (A-K) -- Class of 2018


10th Grade -- Class of 2017

Mr. Hovey's email

Ext. 3009