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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
 
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Junior Year Checklist

Not in any particular order

If you are serious about college, you should end the year with a completed checklist

 

  • This year’s academic grades will go a long way toward either helping or hurting your chances of gaining admission to your school of choice. You can make up ground if you’ve been slacking or you can keep up the hard work you’ve already exhibited.
  • Take solid elective courses (extra Math, Science, World Language, Social Sciences, etc.)
  • Take the PSAT Test in the Fall (Sign-ups are in September) If you have already taken the test, check your score for weaknesses and study, Study, STUDY for the actual SAT in the Spring! (COVID19 is not allowing for the test to administered at RHS)
  • Take the ACT/SAT in the Spring of your Junior Year! (if testing is permitted)
  • If you are enrolled in an AP Course and even if you are not, you are welcomed to pay and take the AP Test(s) in May.
  • Reminder: most colleges require a placement test for English and Math, be ready!
  • Research possible colleges and request or download information from them – Community Colleges, California State Universities (CSU), Universities of California (UC) and Private Schools.
  • If you haven’t done so already, visit the college(s) you are interested in attending – believe it or not they keep track of who is visiting them physically and virtually!
  • When possible, visit and explore 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.
  • Get a job or volunteer - even if you are not looking to make money it’s about building a strong resume that shows your work ethic!
  • Continue to be involved in extracurricular activities now more than ever– clubs, electives, (like NJROTC, AVID and ASB) sports and take leaderships roles!
  • Study hard and do well in school to be competitive when applying to college –this is the time to aim for the 3.5 to 4.0 range!
  • 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!
  • 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!
 
 
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!