Counseling News

Concurrent Enrollment

posted May 7, 2016, 11:25 AM by District Office   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 3:18 PM ]

In order to offer our students an opportunity to earn college credits while still in High School, ESUSD is partnering with Cerro Coso Community College to offer concurrent enrollment classes. This means that students can earn both high school and college credits for the same class.


Cerro Coso enrollment fees of  $46/unit are waived (up to 11 units) for K-12 students. Nonresident tuition will apply if the K-12 student is an international student, not a US citizen, not a California resident (important to note for CHS students who reside in NV), or has not lived in California for one year and one day prior to enrolling at Cerro Coso. There will be a $1 Associated Student Body Fee for all students, including concurrent students. This fee will be collected at the mandatory meeting listed below.  ESUSD is currently offering to pay for textbooks. However if students drop the class the student is responsible for reimbursing the district for the price of the book.


To enroll in a Spring Class for 2016, an ESUSD student must:

1.     Attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday November 8th at 6pm.

2.     Have a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

3.     Have an available period to take the course.

4.     Take the PDEV C052-Becoming a Successful Online Student. This class only needs to be taken once and it can be completed         simultaneously with their first online class.

5.     Complete the Concurrent Student Release Form.

6.     Register for enrollment at Cerro Coso. Students need their social security number to complete their registration. Cerro Coso             staff will be on the CHS campus on Tuesday Oct. 18th to  help facilitate the admission or update process during 7th period.

7.     Understand that Cerro Coso and ESUSD have different policies, including drop dates and grades

a. ESUSD students have 2 weeks to make schedule changes at the beginning of each semester, which includes concurrent enrollment classes. If the student decides to drop the class after the 2 week mark, they will earn an F and zero credits for that period even though they will also be assigned another class to attend for the remainder of that semester.

b. ESUSD does not accept D’s. If a student earns a D via Cerro Coso, they will still earn an F on their HS transcript and receive zero credits for the course.

Preview Days

posted Oct 13, 2014, 10:19 AM by District Office   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 3:09 PM ]

Preview days are Open House on College Campuses for prospective students and parents. You can
-learn about academic programs and majors
-hear the latest fall admission and financial aid info for freshman and transfer students
-meet students from different clubs and organizations
-tour the campus and get a sneak peak of residence halls

Preview Days are typically held in the Fall and late Spring. I will update page with dates and times as I receive them. Please visit the college website for more information. Some colleges require you register for their preview days in advance.

Cal State East Bay-Saturday, October 15, 2016 8:00 am-12 pm

Chico State
- Saturday Oct. 22 2016 9am-2pm

University of the Pacific- Saturday Oct. 22 and Saturday Nov. 12 2016 9am-3:30pm

UC Merced    Oct. 8: School of Engineering and Undeclared Majors
                    Oct. 22: School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, and Undeclared Majors
                    Oct. 29: School of Natural Sciences and Undeclared Majors


UC Santa Cruz Saturday October 29 or November 12, 2016

Yosemite/Wilderness Opportunities

posted Feb 11, 2014, 4:08 PM by District Office   [ updated May 7, 2016, 10:25 AM ]

We live in an amazing area and have partnered with some very generous organizations to provide awesome opportunities for our HS students to get out into the wilderness. Please take a minute to learn about possible adventures for our students.  NO experience is necessary...Click on links to find out more detailed information and If you are interested shoot me an email and we will get more information to you

First is Wildlink-

WHAT: A co-ed week long backpacking trip into Yosemite, completely free for the first 11 ESUSD students to sign up.


WHEN: June 12-17, 2016


WHY:  During a five-day backpacking expedition, students learn about the natural world first-hand, challenge themselves, and gain an understanding and appreciation for wild places.


WHO is eligible to attend: HS students who will be 9th-12th graders next year 16/17. Liz Roripaugh science teacher at LVHS will chaperone.


INFO: Katie Wallace from Wildlink will host an informational meeting for students and parents on Tuesday May 24th at LVHS at 3:15 and at CHS at 5:30. 

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ENROLLMENT PACKET BELOW. Some of the images are not loading correctly. I will update soon.

Second is the Armstrong Scholars Program -
an all female, two-week long backpacking trip in Yosemite that is focused on personal growth, adventure, and discovery.  This trip is in honor of the late Joie Armstrong and has been running since 2000.  It has a whole culture and community around it, and we have had several WildLink alumni attend in the past.  It is fully scholarshipped, except for $150 (the program costs about $1500 per student to run).  If the $150 is still too much of a hardship, we can usually work something out.

Last is the Field Research Course -
 a coed, two-week long backpacking trip in Yosemite in which students create their own scientific research project, including coming up with a question, creating methods, collecting data, analyzing results, and presenting the results to the general public and National Park Service scientists.  This program is great for students who are considering careers in science (and it looks great on a college application).  The past two years, we have not used up all of our scholarship funding due to lack of applications, so we highly encourage students to apply!

Feel free contact Katie Wallace Wilderness Programs Manager for more information.

209-372-0218 (office)

NatureBridge WildLink/Wilderness
Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park
PO Box 194, El Portal, CA 95318 PO Box 577, Yosemite, CA 95389

NatureBridge National Park Programs:
Yosemite, Golden Gate, Olympic, Santa Monica Mountains, Channel Islands, Prince William Forest

Sign up for NatureBridge email updates and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Typs of Colleges-Application Websites

posted Nov 12, 2013, 11:08 AM by District Office   [ updated May 5, 2016, 11:54 AM ]

There are many types of different colleges. Most students in CA attend Community Colleges (CC), California State Universities (CSU's) , University of California (UC's) or private institutions. Find which one is right for you by visiting the following links:

Community Colleges-



Private Colleges-

Action Plans

posted Nov 12, 2013, 11:02 AM by District Office   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 9:45 AM ]

Navigating HS can be difficult. Use these action plans to help keep you on track. And know you are always welcome to email or make an appointment to see me.

Post HS Planning

posted Nov 12, 2013, 10:59 AM by District Office   [ updated Oct 10, 2016, 3:44 PM ]

The powerpoints below are specifically geared for students per grade level but can be useful for all students to review.  I am in the process of updating the powerpoints. I will repost them as soon as I am done, likely by Friday Oct. 14th. Please come back soon.

There is also a step by step guide on how to create a college list using the collegeboard  (big future) website.


posted Sep 13, 2013, 3:53 PM by District Office   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 12:15 PM ]










American College Foundation    

American Legion Auxillary-Nursing

Open to 9th,10th,11th, and 12th graders!

Senior pursuing nursing profession.

 Ranging from $500-$1000

Ms. Danielle White


3154 S. Tumbleweed Rd

Bishop, CA 93514



Antelope Valley Firefighters Assoc.

CHS Senior

Community Service




1166 Larson Lane

Coleville CA 96107

Mattea and Nathan



Antelope Valley Lions Club

CHS Senior



Jim Ackles



emailed to students on 11/9/17



Antelope Valley Women’s Club-CHS Memorial

CHS Senior. 1 geared toward voc ed, 1 toward academics, but all can apply


Senior-Essay Contest

Describe a high school teacher that made an impact on you in a non-academic way.

2-$1000 each


Frances Rich


    ACSA Inyo/Mono-

Beta Sigma Phi

Senior pursuing career in K-12 Education

Parent/Guardian must be a member of the Association of California School Administrators

CHS Senior

unknown-min of $200


Katie Kolker


Palisade Glacier High School               P.O. Box 998                                       Big Pine, CA 92513


Rose Murray or Joan Ansberry

378 Patricia Lane

Walker, CA 96107



Bishop Elks Lodge

Graduating Senior

GPA 3.0


Peggy Feinger



CHS Senior-Must have participated in one sport or AO as a senior


Two-one male one female

Sharon O'Keefe



LVHS Senior


 Geoff McQuilkin



Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce


Bridgeport Resident







Two $1500

Karen Ryback



CALTRANS/District 9

Pursuing transportation related career

Unknown depends on funding

Jessica Klemencic,
Caltrans District 9,

500 South Main Street, Bishop, California 93514. 

(760) 872-0777.




CSE Insurance Essay

Troubled past, big turn around


Children of full time or retired public employees

5-$1000 and possibly $1000 per year up to 3 years


Sergio Mendoza




emailed to students on 11/7/17




Discover Student Loans Scholarship

District Attorney's Office  

Senior applying for college    

Senior attending 4 year-Essay



one per school CHS, LVHS

Tim Kendall



Donald M. Slager

Graduates of Inyo or Mono County

Applications are to be filled out online, then printed, signed and mailed with requested attachments.

Various Renewable multi-year/Largest amount offered to ESUSD students.

Eden Roberts



Dorothy Hoff Academic Scholarship

LVHS Senior

3.0 GPA Senior Year

Passing grades all other years


One $500

Bonnie Noles



emailed to students on 11/9/17



Edison Scholars Program.

Eastern Sierra Audubon Society

Students who dream of making a difference and powering the future using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) ingenuity, are invited to apply for a $40,000 scholarship


Full time student next year

$40,000 paid over 4 years


2-$500, Edison Scholars 2018: Makers of Tomorrow or

Edison Scholars Thrive in STEM Pursuits



PO Box 624, Bishop, CA  93515



ESPOA-Eastern Sierra Peace Officers

Pursuing career in law enforcement

 2-Ranging $750-$1000


P.O. Box 101

Independence, CA 93526


emailed to students on 11/9/17



Fishin’ Mission/Fish –O-Rama

FIRE-Free Speech Essay Contest        

Senior at CHS or LVHS but MUST reside in Bridgeport

Juniors and Seniors

$1000 each

depending on  # of qualified students

Varying amounts    

Gary Walker


Giorgi Family Memorial Scholarship

CHS Senior




Ivar (Bud) Cedderburg

CHS Senior


 Mary Hussman



Italian Catholic Federation    

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship

Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund 

Cumulative GAP of at least 3.2

Roman Catholic and of Italian descent and live in CA or NV


either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the Italian Catholic Federation, the student must be Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian descent.

Senior                 Paiute-Shoshone Provide verification of tribal affiliation




Application may be downloaded at


310 Sunland Drive

Bishop CA 93514




June Lake Loop Women's Club

LV Alumni Scholarship

LVHS-Reside in June-Must have official transcript signed by Ms. Mary or I.

LVHS Senior

GPA of 3.O



Lynda Biederman

Laurie Gehrman


Liberty Utilities

CHS Senior


EASY process APPLY!

General Scholarship Application must be submitted to Ms. Santoyo by the deadline.



Mammoth Lakes Foundation

Reside in Mono County

Attend Cerro Coso Mammoth campus full time status, on campus not online.

Pays for tuition and books.

Housing $ also avail.

Jill Keefer



Margaret Murray Fulstone

Senior at CHS


 Mary Hussman


Matters of Life and Death


Essay contest





Tioga/Mobile Gas Mart

Mono County Sherriff

 LVHS Senior who worked at the Mobile


 Denise Molnar



Mono Lake Committee

Mono Market

Mono County Senior

Plans to attend 2-4 yr college w/in 1 yr of graduation

LVHS Senior                    




Ellen King, Membership Coordinator
Mono Lake Committee
(760) 647-6595 | (760) 647-6386 x123
Hwy 395 at Third Street, P.O. Box 29, Lee Vining, CA 93541

Chris Lizza

Check UNR website for details



UNR bound seniors

Sports for 2 yrs

Full time student w/ 3.0 GPA

Two $6000

1500 per yr for 4 yrs

One male and one female recipient

Shelly Nahas Aldean or Robin Nahas Stevenson 775-885-8282



NCGA Foundation

GPA 3.0

attending a 4 yr college

$1000 per year for 4 years

Ryan Gonzalez




Nevada Women’s Fund

Women in Nevada




PECG-Professional Engineers of CA Group

Engineering, Surveying, or Landscape Architecture


Donna Holland



Region 14 of the American Iris Society

Pursuing a career in horticulture or floriculture


Jay Hudson




Western Nevada Cattlewomen

CHS Senior pursuing a degree relating to the field of agriculture directly or indirectly

GPA 3.5 or above


Terri Chichester


PO Box 51

Topaz, CA 96133






A-G CSU/UC Requirements

posted Jun 4, 2012, 1:43 PM by Chris Carmichael   [ updated Nov 15, 2013, 1:26 PM by District Office ]

The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a set of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to California State Universities (CSU) and  Universities of California (UC).

I have uploaded some documents for your review but please visit the website for more detailed information

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