Below are a list of the events the Counseling Department and College and Career Center offer to students and families throughout the school year. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic - all in person events have been temporarily suspended. We plan to provide virtual information sessions, however, we have yet to determine when these will take place.
New Parent to Redwood Welcome Night
Date: Wednesday, September 23rd 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 8th Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Intended Audience: Senior Students and Parents (Junior Students and Parents planning ahead are welcome too)
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.
Financial Aid Workshop
Date: To be determined
Intended Audience: Senior Students and Parents (Class of 2020)
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
College Fit & Planning Night
Date: Wednesday, November 18th Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Intended Audience: 10th and 11th grade both students and parents
The purpose of this event is to provide information such as resources to 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: Monday, Decebmer 7th Time: 6:30 pm
Intended audience: 10th and 11th grade students and parents
The purpose of this event is to provide an overview about SAT & ACT exams and to review how college testing plays a role in the admissions process.
College Application Night for Rising 12th Grade Parents
Date: Monday, May 17th Time: 6:00 PM
Intended audience: Parents of Juniors
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.