On Friday, November 22, Valencia High School (VHS) hosted their second annual “Future Ready Day,” an event devoted to helping students identify their college and career goals following high school.
That day, more than 600 seniors were given the opportunity to complete college applications to educational institutions of their choice. This included a wide variety of University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), community college, military, and out-of-state schools. The school also encouraged students to begin their FAFSA applications, otherwise known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Throughout the event, representatives from various colleges, universities, and military schools were on campus to walk students through the complex process of applying. Volunteers from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education were also on-hand to support.
As seniors completed their applications, they received an “I Applied” sticker and celebrated their academic milestone with fellow students and staff members at a complimentary barbecue celebration near the gym.
Leading up to the event, VHS administrators, counselors, AVID coordinators, teachers, and more worked tirelessly to prepare seniors for applications, review transcripts, determine school eligibility, and study the application process.
“Thank you to everyone who helped coordinate this event!” Assistant Principal Paige Stills shared.