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Mr. Hector L. Chapa Jr.

Welcome Reedley High School Pirates! My name is Mr. Chapa and I have the privilege of serving you as your School Counselor from now until the end of your journey at RHS. During that time it is imperative that we establish a strong rapport with one another to help instill self advocacy, empowerment and to reach our goals throughout high school and beyond. I am here to assist in academic guidance through strategies that you can utilize to reach academic success. I am also here to support with social and emotional counseling to help support the whole student. It is through our partnership that we will reach and ultimately exude "Pirate Pride." I am here to assist as part of your team! 
 
Mr. Hector L. Chapa Jr.
School Counselor for the Class of 2022
(559)305-7100 ext. 2270
 
"R" Team "R" School "R" Town
 
 
 
 
 
Preparing for College
 Freshman Year Checklist
 
  • Enroll in college preparatory courses at Reedley High School
  • Enroll in classes that expand your horizons and take you out of your comfort zone; Academic Decathlon, AvID, Band, Choir, Drama, NJROTC, etc.
  • When possible, explore colleges via the internet – California State Universities (CSU), Universities of California (UC) and Private Schools.
  • When possible, visit and explore fastweb.com for scholarships and www.calstateapply.com for help planning for college.
  • Become familiar with the A-G Requirements for entrance to a 4 year institution.
  • Enter essay contests, speech contests, apply for scholarships, internships and summer programs.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities – clubs, sports and take leaderships roles.
  • Volunteer in your community – church, hospital, fire department, family business, library or school.
  • Study hard and do well in school to be competitive when applying to college – from now on your grades will count toward college and will show up on your permanent record/transcript.
  • Start to attend events on college campuses (plays, concerts, sporting events, activities related to the field of study you are interested in, college tours, etc.)
  • Get to know your high school counselor (Mr. Chapa) and let him get to know you and your college and/or career goals, etc. Your parents may want to be included!!!
  • Talk to your friends about what they plan to do after high school or college.
  • Talk to your parents, older siblings, family members about what they do and what their jobs consist of.
  • Become informed and empowered!

Preparing for College

 Sophomore Year Checklist

 

  • Enroll in college preparatory courses at Reedley High School (AP, Honors, E).
  • Take the PSAT Test in the Fall  (Sign-ups are in September) as a practice for when it really counts, next year!
  • Enroll in classes that expand your horizons and take you out of your comfort zone; Academic Decathlon, AVID, Band, Choir, Drama, NJROTC, Wood, Fashion and Design, etc. Remember that colleges are looking for well-rounded students.
  • When possible, explore colleges via the internet – California State Universities (CSU), Universities of California (UC) and Private Schools.
  • When possible, visit and explore www.fastweb.com for scholarships and www.csumentor.com for help planning for college.
  • Visit the RHS Career Center and sign-up for presentations or workshops.
  • Become familiar with the A-G Requirements for entrance to a 4 year institution.
  • Get a job (Even if you are not looking to make money it’s about building a strong resume that shows your work ethic).
  • Enter essay, speech contests, science fairs/contests for scholarships and awards.
  • Get involved in extracurricular activities to build a strong resume– clubs and sports and take leaderships roles!
  • Volunteer in your community – church, hospital, fire department, family business, library or school and take leadership roles!
  • Study hard and do well in school to be competitive when applying to college – from now on your grades will count toward college and will show up on your permanent record/transcript.
  • Attend Fresno Area College Night hosted in September and it’s FREE!
  • Get to know your high school counselor (Mr. Chapa) and let him get to know you and your college and/or career goals, etc. Your parents may want to be included!
  • Talk to your friends and family about your future goals. Sometimes we learn things from those conversations that we would not have thought about on our own.
  • Become informed and empowered!