• Teri Keeney
    (916) 786-8676 ext. 5111

    College Reps please visit Counselor Community to schedule a visit to our school or send me an email.   


    • January 2019:  Scholarship Awareness/Exploration in the College & Career Center
    • Wednesday, January 16 7:45 am & Wednesday, January 30 during both lunches:  Scholarship Help in the College & Career Center 7:45 am Sign up HERE
    • Thursday, January 17:  Back to School Night
    • Monday, January 14 & 28:  Sierra College Enrollment Specialist in the College & Career Center 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    • (She will be here every Monday except holidays)
    • Thursday  January 17 (Freshman & Sophomores) after school, January 18 (Juniors) during Collab:  PSAT:  What do my results mean and now what do I do? In the College & Career Center
    • January 23:  ASVAB 7:45 am in the Learning Center
    • Thursday, January 24: Financial Aid/FAFSA/CADA Night 6:30 pm The Learning Center  Registration required. Sign up HERE
    • February 2019:  The RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program opens  February 1-28
    • Wednesday, February 6:  Why out of State Forum @ Woodcreek High School 6-7 pm Presentations  7-8 pm College Fair
    • Thursday, February 21:  Folsom Lake College Presentation 9:10 am in the College & Career Center  Sign up HERE
    • Wednesday, March 6:  CSUS Academic Talent Search Qualifying Exam 
    • Wednesday, April 10:  Spring College Fair  during both lunches in the Quad
    • Wednesday, April 10:  Sac State Admissions Workshop "I'm going to Sac State, Now what do I do?" 10 am Library

    College Rep Visits

    Image result for washington state universityWashington State University  February 28  9 am

    aLABAMA University of Alabama  February 28  12:45 pm

    College Day Fair  April 10th during both lunches

    Click here for an updated list of schools attending

    Looking for Scholarships?

    Want to know how best to apply for scholarships and learn about the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program that is coming up in February?

    Come to a workshop in the Library!

    Session One:  Wednesday, January 16th 7:45 am


    Session Two:  Wednesday, January 30th during both lunches

    Sign up HERE

    Current 9th grade Students:

    CSUS Academic Talent Search Summer Program

    Qualify Exam is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 @ 7:45 am

    in the Library

    Test Sign Up Form

     The test is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.  By scheduling this on  a collab morning, we are hoping to avoid missing much class instruction.  Any missed instruction will be excused for attendance purposes.  Students should check in with their first period teacher ahead of time to let them know they will be taking this exam.

    Above is the Test Sign Up form that also has ATS test information.  There is a cost that goes directly to the program of $20.00 payable to ATS the morning of testing.  If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver, please email Teri Keeney

    A short video on the program can be seen HERE


    Summer program opportunity:  CSU Sacramento Academic Talent Search Summer program is a program that provides fun but challenging courses to 4th through 9th grade students on the Sacramento State campus. Through ATS, academically advanced students have the opportunity to explore subjects they love in a fast-paced, supportive environment while gaining a preview of the “college” experience.

    While sponsored by Sac State’s College of Education, ATS does not receive any federal, state, or University funding. The program is fiscally managed by the campus auxiliary, University Enterprises, Inc.

    Program Benefits

    • ATS provides support to local schools in their efforts to provide appropriately differentiated programs for highly able and motivated youth.
    • Students can experience academic enrichment and preview potential college majors and careers through subject matter that is not customarily available within the regular school curriculum.
    • Students have the opportunity to achieve their highest potential in traditional academic courses at levels beyond those typically available at their grade level
    • Bringing together intellectual peers from throughout the Sacramento Valley region allows students to make new friends who share similar interests and improve social skills.
    • Students learn from University faculty, community college professors, area public and private school instructors, and industry professionals who want to share their expertise in their fields

    For more program information, please go to


    Where do I find Scholarships?

    • Naviance
    • In the College & Career Center and on the College & Career Center Website
    • RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program Feb. 1-28
    • Organizations your family is connected to – Local businesses, clubs, unions, banks, churches, parents place of employment.
    • Check your intended college’s website under financial aid/scholarships.
    • Online searches – be sure they are FREE. Here a few…
    1. Financial Aid on the Web:
    2. Salle Mae Scholarships:
    3. College Board:
    4. College Board Opportunity Scholarships:
    5. Going Merry:
    6. Wired Scholar:
    7. com:
    8. Search for Scholarships:
    9. Fast Web:

     RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program.

    • Check the RJUHSD Local Scholarship Program from February 1 – 28th. Applications will be available 2/1/19.  A list of previous scholarships is available to review in the College & Career Center in December.

    Transcripts and Your College Applications

    If you apply through Common Application and invite your counselor – Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying

    If you request a transcript from your counselor through the Coalition Application – Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying

    If you request a transcript from your counselor through SENDedu –  Your transcript will be sent automatically to the institutions you are applying

    All others – with the exception of those noted above, you, the student, should order up transcripts through Student Services ($3 fee for each) unless there is an electronic means for your counselor to send a transcript to the insitution electronically. In those cases, it is the student’s responsibility to get their counselor that information for their counselor to do so.

    If a hardcopy is needed to be sent, that would require you, the student, to order a transcript through Student Services at a cost of $3 each.

    Any questions, please see Teri Keeney in the College & Career Center.  

    Sierra College Enrollment Specialist

    Ms. Covarrubias, Sierra College Enrollment Specialist, is at GBHS in the College & Career Center Mondays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Sierra College @ GBHS Schedule

    October 1st:  Fall 2019 Application opens

    Seniors planning to attend Sierra College in the Fall 2019:

    Step 1: Apply now with the Admissions application at the Sierra College home page

    Step 2: Our Sierra College Enrollment Specialist will send a pass to follow up with you on Orientation to Sierra

    What is Sierra Promise?
    Sierra Promise is a partnership between Sierra College and our local district high schools to help students with their transition to college. Sierra Promise helps make students college-ready before they graduate from high school, and helps them start college with an education/career plan and access to financial support.

    Who is eligible for Sierra Promise?  
    Granite Bay High School is a partner high school, as a current senior you are initially eligible. Once a student completes an application for admission to the college, he/she will receive an invitation in their mySierra account to “Become a Promise Scholar.”
    What does it mean to “Become a Promise Scholar?”
    Students who commit to Sierra Promise get additional services and support. These include:

    • Priority registration for your first semester, an education and career plan, assistance with financial aid/scholarships
    • Referrals to support and success programs such as RISE, Guardian Scholars, Puente, EOPS, etc.
    • Referrals to additional career and academic resources
    • Workshops and events to help with registration and orientation

    In return, Promise Scholars commit to the following:

    • Complete the FAFSA or Dream application
    • Participate in registration and orientation events sponsored by Sierra Promise
    • Enroll in 30 or more units within your first year (summer, fall, spring)

    Sierra College Website