Yucca Valley High School Home

Counseling Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]


2016-2017 Course Catalog

Our 2016-2017 Course Catalog can be found HERE

Change of Program Petition

Do you need to change your schedule? You must use the "Change of Program Petition" form from the Counseling Office.

Please click HERE to access and print the form.

Make sure you have the form completed before your appointment with your counselor.

Scholarship Newsletters

Please click the links below to access our Scholarship Newsletter.

  • September 2016
  • October 2016
  • November 2016
  • December 2016
  • January 2017
  • February 2017
  • March 2017
  • April 2017
  • May 2017
  • June 2017

Going to College?

Please see Student Support Specialist Kathy Derouen in the YVHS College and Career center or send her an email for an appointment or for more information on “Getting Into College.” You can also click the link below for additional information.

Local College Application Websites

CSU application www.csumentor.edu

UC application www.universityofcalifornia.edu

CMC application www.cmccd.edu

COD application www.collegeofthedesert.edu

YVHS Rising Seniors -- Class of 2017

YVHS Rising Seniors, Class of 2017


Get a jump start on the college admission process!

College Application Assistance

→ The UC application and Common Application open August 1

→ The CSU application can be pre-started


Location: YVHS Library Lab 1


When: Mondays and Wednesdays

→ August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Begin or complete

→ College admission applications

→ Personal statements

→ EOP applications

→ SAT/ACT test prep

BEFORE senior year starts on August 22

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


Contact Kathy DeRouen, UCLA Certified College Counselor kathyderouen@yahoo.com or 


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


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. 

CATEMA Information

YVHS Students can earn college credit for taking high school electives through a program called CATEMA.


CATEMA flyer.png


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

NCAA Eligibility Center


Accredited Online Colleges and Universities

Accredited Online Colleges and Universities in California


Degree Programs Available:


Guide to Accredited Online Colleges and Universities:


Valuable Links

Online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 112 colleges, more than two million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning.  www.CCCApply.org

The California Community Colleges are a system of two-year public colleges. There are 110 community colleges throughout the state. The colleges serve approximately 2.8 million students each year and represent the largest system of higher education in the world. www.icanaffordcollege.com

YVHS Staff -- College & University Experience

~School Spirit~

Staff Name Subject Area College/University Mascot
Merl Abel Driver's Ed/AVID/PE CSU Long Beach/CSU Dominguez Hills 49ers/Toros
Nichole Aguayo Culinary Arts University of Phoenix/UC Riverside Phoenix/Highlanders
Haley Aguiar Mathematics Oregon State University Beavers
Andrew Amosa P.E. Western Montana Bulldogs
Bill Barrett Music Ohio Northern University Polar Bears
Randy Berry School Psychologist East Tennessee State/University of Tennessee Bucaneers/Volunteers
Jason Bolt Social Science CSU San Bernardino Coyotes
Steve Brown English University of Cincinnati Bearcats
Todd Brown Social Science/AVID CSU Chico Wildcats
Kina Buchanan ROP/Criminal Justice Copper Mountain College/CSU San Bernardino/Azusa Pacific University Coyotes/Cougars
Tim Cannavo Mathematics UC Riverside Highlanders
Kathryn Davies Mathematics Cal Poly San Luis Obispo/Cal Poly Pomona/University of Redlands Mustangs/Broncos/Bulldogs
Elizabeth Drake English CSU Long Beach 49ers
Jeff Drozd ROP/Work Experience CSU San Bernardino Coyotes
Jeff Evans Social Science UC Riverside Highlanders
John Frakes Foreign Language Drake University/Bowling Green State University Bulldogs/Falcons
Angela Gay Adaptive P.E. CSU San Bernardino/Azusa Pacific University Coyotes/Cougars
Richard Glovin Social Science CSU Long Beach 49ers
Joshua Griswold English CSU San Bernardino/Northern Arizona University Coyotes/Lumberjacks
Katherine Haberstroh Speech Therapist CSU Fullerton/UNLV Titans/Rebels
Richard Hall Science Oregon State University Beavers
Jacob Hancock SDC/English CSU San Bernardino Coyotes
Amber Hernandez Science UC Riverside/CSU Chico Highlanders/Wildcats
Jordan Holmes Foreign Language CSU Fullerton Titans
Tom Hovey Counselor -- 10 & 11 Loyola Marymount University/USC/LBCC Lions/Trojans/Vikings
Dustin Howard Social Science/A.D. Ohio University Bobcats
Greg Johnson RSP/Math CSU San Bernardino Coyotes
Jennifer Jungwirth Foreign Language University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Titans
Happy Kanuch Counseling Duta Wacana Christian University/Western Governors University/Fullerton College JollieBees/Hornets/Night Owls
Mary Keck Math/AVID University of Montana Grizzlies
Shannon Lamoreux Social Science University of Pittsburgh Panthers
Ray Larson Math/Tech/Testing Concordia University Eagles
Michelle MacLean Counselor -- 11 Penn State University Nittany Lions
Rich Magner Science University of Michigan Wolverines
Travis Mahan ROP/Black Rock Naval School of Health Sciences/CSU San Bernardino Rams/Coyotes
Crystal Mason English UC Irvine/University of Redlands Anteaters/Bulldogs
Mike McDermott OCI University of St. Thomas Tommies
Cindy Miller Science/Health CSU Fullerton Titans
Jacquie Nicholson English/ELD Cal Baptist University Lancers
Trent Nicholson English Buena Vista University/New Mexico State University/University of South Dakota/Trinity Theological Seminary Beavers/Aggies/Coyotes/Jesus
Rebecca Pessa RSP/Math Azusa Pacific University Cougars
Diana Pew RSP/Math CSU Fullerton Titans
Carl Phillips Principal University of Illinois Fighting Illini
Justin Pierce Science Saint Vincent College Bearcats
Donna Powell Special Education Copper Mountain College/CSU Chico/CSU San Bernardino/Brandman University Wildcat/Coyote
Janet Rauch PE CSU Poly Pomona Mustangs
Matt Rauch Social Science/AVID CSU Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs
Steve Reichert SDC/SD University of Utah Utes
Mary Riggs-Cuyno Foreign Language Ohio University/Bowling Green State University Bobcats/Falcons
Mike Ruggiero Admin/Vice Principal Bucknell University/Chapman University Bison/Panthers
Jamie Scharns English Concordia College, Minnesota Cobbers
Susan Schweitzer School Nurse University of Arizona/Loma Linda University Wildcats
Crystal Sheehan Science UC Riverside Highlanders
Claude Short SDC/SD Mt. San Jacinto/CSU San Bernardino Eagles/Coyotes
Kimberly Siddall Math Arizona State University Sun Devils
Minoo Sigler SH Cal Baptist University/National University Lancers
Mel Smith RSP/Social Science CSU San Bernardino/Grand Canyon University Coyotes/Lopes
Dawn Stephens Transitional/Social Science CSU San Bernardino Coyotes
Jay Stepp PE Oklahoma State University Cowboys
Larry Thomas Science Western Montana Bulldogs
Leisa Vallo Counselor -- 12 Ohio University/The Ohio State University Bobcats/Buckeyes
Krista Wargo Art University of Wisconsin/CSU San Bernardino Badgers/Coyotes
Gerri Washington Attendance Liberty University Sparky
Donna Weller English UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Brandon Whitbread Mathematics Michigan State University Spartans
Suzette White English Santa Barbara City College/Questa Community College/UC Berkley/CSU Long Beach/Chapman College/CSU San Bernardino Vaqueros/Cougars/Golden Bears/49ers/Panthers/Coyotes
Cindy Zacks Science UC San Diego/CSU San Bernardino Tritons/Coyotes



​Michelle MacLean

1Y03225.JPGMrs. Michelle MacLean

9th Grade


Ext. 3011

Leisa Vallo

Mrs. Leisa Vallo
10th Grade & 11th Grade (L-Z)

Database/Information Systems

Ext. 3010

Tom Hovey

1Y01186.JPGMr. Tom Hovey

11th Grade (A-K) & 12th Grade

 Academic Assessment

AP/PSAT Testing Coordinator

Ext. 3009