• Below is a list of events the Counseling Department and College and Career Center offer to students and families throughout the school year.  Presentations, slides and recordings of the events can be found at the bottom of the page.

    *Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, in-person events have been temporarily suspended for families, but are now available for current RHS students. 

  • Upcoming Events:

    Financial Aid Workshop

    Date: Saturday, December 3rd, from 9:30-12:30 in the Redwood library

    Additional support times: Every Monday and Tuesday from 11:45-4:00 from our community partner, 10,000 Degrees.  . At this workshop .For students, we will also have on campus informational sessions during lunch on November 29th and JANUARY 17TH. During these sessions, students can come to the College & Career Center for additional information and help with the process.

    Intended Audience:  Senior Students and Parents (Class of 2023)

    Staff will be on hand to assist students and parents in creating, completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or CA Dream Act Application

    Class of 2026 Course Advising Presentations

    10th Grade Students: January 11th and 12th - In-class presentations

    8th grade students and their parents: January 

    College Application Night for Class of 2023 Parents 

    Date: Wednesday, May 17th Time: 6:00 PM (Webinar: TBD)

    The purpose of this event is for junior parents to have an overview of the college application process (including community college), important dates and deadlines, and how our parents can join us in best supporting our rising seniors through this process with ease and efficiency. Counselors will have already completed individual Junior Conferences by this date.

  • Previous Events:

    Meet Your Counselor - Freshman

    Date: Wednesday, August 31st and Thursday, September 1st: In-class presentations

    The purpose of these meetings is for freshmen is understand the role of their school counselor and how they can utilize us for support. We are honored to work with our students during this valuable stage of growth during their teen years. We remain with our students all four years to support them in the realms of personal, social, academic, college/career planning and development. We also share with students that as school counselors, we are bound by confidentiality within the limits of the law, meaning that our communication is confidential unless there is reported abuse and harm to self or others, as we are mandated reporters. (Note: all school staff are mandated reporters.)

    New Parent to Redwood Welcome Night Presentation

    Date: Tuesday, September 13th Time: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Intended audience:  Parents of first-time 9th grader and transfer students

    The purpose of this event is an orientation to the school counseling program and introduction to resources to help parents navigate the high school years with their teen.  Topics covered will include the role of the school counselor with high school students, social and emotional support services including stress and anxiety, academic pressures, substance use, and parent/teen communication.  There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    Financial Aid Night

    Date: Thursday, October 6th Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM  (Slides)

    Intended Audience:  This is a great workshop for students and parents of current seniors (juniors are welcome for a preview to the senior year)

    The purpose of this event is to prepare college-bound seniors and their parents for the financial aid application process, including the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), CA Dream Act Application, CSS Profile, Cal Grant, and scholarship opportunities.

    College Fit & Planning Night

    Date: Wednesday, November 9th Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM (Slides)

    Intended Audience: 10th and 11th grade both students and parents

    The purpose of this event is to provide information such as resources for finding colleges that are a good fit, the college search/application timeline, and a short discussion about the different types of colleges to consider.  This will be followed up by an opportunity for questions and answers. This night is appropriate for junior students and their parents looking for information and guidance about the college search/application process.  Sophomores and their parents are also welcome to attend.

    College Testing (SAT/ACT) Night  

    Date: Thursday, December 1st Time: 6:00 pm (Webinar  Recording)

    Intended audience:  10th and 11th grade students and parents

    The purpose of this event is to provide an overview of SAT & ACT exams and to review how college testing plays a role in the admissions process.