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Applying for Financial Aid

Fill out your FAFSA online


Or, if you are an AB540 student fill out your CA Dream Application online


The deadline is March 2nd!

Alba, Sylvia
Migrant Counselor A-L
Alcaraz, Ivan
Counselor (Intervention)
Legorreta, Elaine
Miranda, Gerardo
Mora, Gabriela
Counselor 10th and 12th A-K and Scholarships
Sandoval, Amanda
Gear up/EAOP
Viotti, Ruschele
Counselor 10th Grade L-Z and 12th Grade L-Z

Youth NOW Student Center

Youth NOW offers drop in homework help, tutoring in Math, Science and English and a computer lab.  They are open Monday-Thursday from 1:30-5:30 at 31 Carr Street.  Check out Youth Now for more information.

Community Service Form

Found a place to volunteer and need a community service form?  Here you go!

Where will you be applying to college?

Check out http://www.californiacolleges.edu and http://www.collegeboard.com to begin researching which college or university you'll be attending after WHS.

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WHS Seniors

Graduation and Grad Night Info

Link for Senior Survey - mandatory for all seniors! http://goo.gl/forms/Ou69BRq7nxfvmZhB3

Graduation Information

Steps to attending Cabrillo College

  • Fill out an Application for Admissions 
    • Application website
    • Make sure to apply for the Fall 2016 term. Cabrillo will send you an email with your Cabrillo College student ID. You will need this ID to register for the next step, the Online Orientation.
  • Complete the online Orientation 
    • Orientation website
    • Complete your Cabrillo College on line orientation at least one day prior to assessment.  Print your certificate of completion and take it with you to your assessment test. You can also take a screen shot of the certificate displaying your name and present this on your mobile device.
  • Submit an Intent to Participate in Running Start
  • Sign up for an Assessment
    • See your counselor to sign up for one of the following dates-2/4, 2/17, 2/24 or 3/17
    • You will need your Photo ID, Cabrillo Student ID Number, Certificate of Completion of the Orientation or a screen shot of the certificate displaying your name and present this on your mobile device.

      Note: You may not need to assess. Please refer to the Assessment website Assessment website for course placement options in lieu of assessment (e.g.:  AP scoresCalifornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) results (formerly EAP/STAR test)    (CAASPP) or AP scores MUST be submitted by April 1st in order to be processed by the April 15th deadline

  • Attend an Educational Plan Workshop

    • To plan your courses, attend an Student Planning Session. This workshop will help you select the correct classes for Summer and/or Fall 2016. WHS will be offering some sessions, please see your counselor for the dates.  

    • If an appointment with a Cabrillo counselor is needed, make one by calling 831-479-6274 or 831-479-6385 in Aptos, or 831-786-4734 for Watsonville.


Important! These steps MUST be completed and documentation received no later than April 15, 2016, in order to participate in Running Start. 

Class of 2016 required survey

Senior portraits Info

Watsonville High has picked The Van Zantes as the school photographer. As this studio will be providing the photography for the yearbook, all seniors need to have their photograph taken by a Van Zante’s photographer to be included in the yearbook’s senior class pages.  Appointments are necessary

This year, for the Class of 2016, The Van Zantes are offering three session choices:

·    A $30 SESSION will be a head and shoulders to hip length session in one outfit taken outdoors at the high school. Parents and/or students will view 15-20 images online, purchase and choose one for the yearbook. (Yearbook images are cropped to head and shoulders for a consistent head size.) The $30 session fee will be credited to online purchase of photos for the first 2 week viewing only. Pay in advance online. Come dressed and ready for photos. Allow 15-20 minutes of your time.

·     A $75 SESSION is also available to provide one clothing change, choice of location and an opportunity for a student to personalize their portraits. $30 of the session fee will be credited to online purchase of photos for the first 2 week viewing only.

To make an appointment for FREE and $30 SESSION , go towww.vanzantes.com, click on the MAKE APPOINTMENT button, then click on your logo to make appointment. Book the day, time and type of session that you desire.   Appointments are necessary

On the specified dates, The Van Zantes will be set across from the cafeteria on the WHS campus.

To make an appointment for the $75 SESSION call The Van Zantes at 831-761-8800 for more information visit the website at www.vanzantes.com

You should receive an envelope soon with more information.

Need ideas on where to do Community Service Hours?

Check out the Watsonville Volunteer Center's website.  They have many upcoming volunteer opportunities during winter break. 

Volunteer Center

Senior Wednesday and Saturday Schools

Seniors, click on the links below to see how many Wednesday Schools, Saturday Schools, and Hours you owe.  These lists were updated on Monday, May 16th.  This list will not include the last Saturday School (May 14th, which was worth 2 Saturday Schools). For a list of current Wednesday Schools owed, click on the HERO by Plasco link on the homepage and log in with your School Loop email and enter your Activation Code (provided to you by your Advisory teacher).


THERE IS ONLY 1 SATURDAY SCHOOL LEFT! Attend this Saturday and receive credit for 2 Saturday Schools.



For Wednesday Schools or Hours owed from 2014-2015, you may do on or off campus community service. For on campus community service, please check in with the Attendance Specialist in the Attendance Office, Magdalena Maciel directly after school and she will radio the custodian for you. You must keep track of your own hours and have them signed off each day by the custodian.


You may also use the extra community service hours you've turned in to clear any hours owed. See Ana Duque, the Registrar to see how to do this.


For Saturday School, Hours and Wednesday Schools Owed, click on the link below. There are 3 different tabs at the bottom. Click on each one to see what you owe.


Saturday School, Hours, and Wednesday Schools Owed


Senior Meeting Slideshow


Graduation Week Information Flyer


Graduation Map


Gradnite Flyer





College Visits to WHS

WHS College Visit Calendar

Check out the above calendar and sign up with Ms. Morasca if you are interested in attending this presentation.

University Testing

SAT Registration Register now for the upcoming SAT.  Fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office or EAOP.


ACT Registration Register now for the upcoming ACT.  Fee waivers are available in the Guidance Office or EAOP.

Need help with your Common Application?

Resources for AB540 and Undocumented Students

AB540 students, have questions about the California Dream Act, scholarships, strategies for paying for college?  Check out this website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~finaid/ab540

Money for College

Estimate the financial aid offered at a UC by using the NetPrice Calculator.

Check out the Scholarships link.

Create an account on Fastweb.com and have scholarship opportunities emailed to you!

Use the FAFSA4Caster to estimate your eligibility for federal student aid.

If you are applying to a private university, you may need to apply for the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

Remember to allow for at least two weeks when requesting a letter of recommendation.  Make an appointment with your recommender and provide a brag sheet or resume.

Big Future

Need some ideas of what to do after graduating WHS?  Looking to narrow down your college choices and major selections? Check out Big Future to help guide you.

Need help in your classes?

WHS offers tutorials everyday right after school.  See your counselor for a tutorial list. 

Scholarship Coordinator newsletter

We are excited to share with you the District's newsletter dedicated to Scholarships and College.  Please take a look at the newsletters to find valuable information regarding college applicationsfinancial aid, as well asimportant dates to keep in mind as you prepare to go to college.  Click on the link below to find out more...