RHS Counseling CenterThe counselors at Redlands High School support students with College and Career Planning, Academics, and Social Emotional Concerns. We work closely with the Student Center, ROP, teachers, and administrators to assist students with decisions about high school programs of study, specific courses, and further education after high school. An important part of a student’s experience at RHS involves relations with other people—friends, teachers, administrators, and parents. Counselors help students work with these people on a daily basis and handle issues that arise naturally in human relations.
Students wishing to have a schedule change must complete the RHS Schedule Change Policy and Request Form and meet with their counselor before changes will be made to schedules.
Your cournselor looks forward to meeting with you, but we also respond to emails. Please include the following in your email to get the best results:
- Introduce yourself or sign off by using your FIRST and LAST Name
- Be very specific with what you want in your message. The more specific and detailed you are, the more likely we'll be able to help you quickly and with less emails back and forth. Do not start a new email string regarding the same topic. This saves everyone time!
- Provide a phone number and a time of day that is best to call you. Some questions are easier to answer over the phone rather than through multiple emails.
Counselor contacts are as follows:Mr. Luis Chanure, Counselor909-307-5500 ext. 30148Mrs. Kim Elgin, Counselor909-307-5500 ext. 30147Mrs. Dennise Kennedy, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30145Mrs. Vaughan Kusko, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30146Mrs. Maria Magaña-Saenz, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30149Mr. Ruben Montero909-307-5500 ext. 30144Mrs. Sherry Walsh, Counselor - Department Chair909-307-5500 ext. 30142Mrs. Gayle Dockham, Assistant PrincipalDana Smythe-Negron, Counseling ClerkJennifer Garcia, Counseling Clerk
Group Support at RHS
Struggling with life experiences, stress & anxiety? Would you like to learn better resiliency and social skills or how to feel more impowered? If so speak to your counselor about joining the professionally lead and fully confidential Group Support starting Wed., October 6 on campus. Permission slips must be completed to attend. Services provided through South Coast Counseling.
Seniors, It's FAFSA Time!
Financial Aid season is here! The application window opens on Friday, October 1st! RHS is offering a Financial Aid Step by Step Parent Night presentation via zoom next Monday, Oct. 4th from 6:00 – 8:00pm. The presentation includes a general Financial Aid overview, how to get started, a review of each section of the FAFSA, FAQ, most common errors and a Q&A at the end with breakout sessions for students/parents who would like individual support.
Financial Aid Step By Step Parent Night Presentation Registration Link: https://bit.ly/RUSDfinaid
Student Athletes Tutoring
Tutoring is now available with Mr. Norman on Mondays and Wednesdays during sixth period in room R-34. Talk to your sixth period PE teacher about getting help from Mr. Norman.
Upcoming College & Career Events
- 9/16 – CSUSB Chat with a Counselor
- 9/18 – Virtual Latino College Expo
- 9/22 – Student Center LIVE: Resume Workshop @ Lunch
- 9/23 – Fresh Start Virtual SB County College & Career Fair
RUSD College Events – bit.ly/CollegeFall2021
RUSD Career Events – bit.ly/RUSD Career21-22
RUSD Financial Aid & Scholarships – bit.ly/RUSDFinAidScholarship21-22
See this flyer for links to sign up for each event along with more info.
24/7 Online Homework Help for Middle and High School Students
Redlands Unified School District is offering free 24/7 online homework help/tutoring through FEV tutoring for all middle school and high school students in the district. To access FEV Tutoring, students log on to their Clever account and select the FEV icon. Here is the link for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hm0kvMqzhwPQDqS4JXpZZg04EZChhHYc/view?usp=sharing
The link includes a flyer in English and Spanish.
Interested in attending a Service Academy?
This includes the Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Military Academy (West Point), Coast Guard Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy. Tuition is completely free for these highly respected colleges and graduates have a guaranteed career in the military as an officer upon graduation. Admission requires an appointment from a member of the U.S. Congress. To learn more about this opportunity, attend Congressman Aguilar's informational meeting on September 15 from 5:-6:30PM via Zoom. Email Matthew.Tovar@maiil.house.gov or call 909-890-4445 for more information and to RSVP.
Juniors, you are encourage to continue exploring CaliforniaColleges.edu this summer to discover more career options that match your interests, personality, and learning strengths and to find out which educational programs and institutions supporting the education/training you need to achieve your goals.
To review the presentation given through US History classes, check out the slide deck and its hotlinks: CaliforniaCollege.edu-A Post High School Planning Tool
Summer and Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment
Current 10th and 11th Graders with a minimum 2.0 GPA have an opportunity to take FREE Crafton Hills College Dual Enrollment classes this Summer and Fall.
Applying for college classes begins NOW. Deadline to submit is April 30th. Students who complete a Dual Enrollment class are eligible to receive college credit and high school elective credit. Whether you are returning to Dual Enrollment or new to Dual Enrollment, you must apply for each term you are requesting.
If you missed the Informational Meeting on April 12th, you can review the Summer and Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment Partnership/CCAP Presentation Slide Deck. To watch the video recording from the meeting click here and use Passcode: E2t&^m34
Please refer to the following documents to assist in the application process:
- Application Worksheet for Summer 2021
- Application Worksheet for Fall 2021
- Summer and Fall Dual Enrollment Course Offerings 2021
For help, please reach out to the appropriate Dual Enrollment Counselor:
Mrs. Walsh – RHS (dual enrollment students last names A-K)
Mrs. Kusko – RHS (dual enrollment students last names L-Z)
Deadline to Apply for Summer and Fall 2021: April 30, 2021
Credit Advancement Summer School (Not for Credit/Grade Recovery)
Registration for 2021 Redlands High School Credit Advancement Summer School ended April 23. Students interested can add their course request to the waitlist:
Incoming 9th Grade Only: Credit Advancement Courses and Discriptions
RHS Summer School Principal
Credit/Grade Recovery Summer School 2021 (Not for Credit Advancement)
Current RHS students, if you failed a core class or earned a D in a course needed to complete your a-g requirements for college admissions, you are encouraged to complete the summer school application:
Additional details are available on the form. Contact your counselor with questions and guidance during Office Hours Monday-Friday during lunch and after school until 3:00PM, until 2:00PM on Block Days. Get all the details and Zoom links here. Credit Advancement information will be coming soon. Do not use this form for Credit Advancement!
8th into 9th Grade Information
The timeline for this year's 8th into 9th grade events is as follows:
April 9 and 12 - High School Presentations through 8th Grade Social Studies Classes at the Middle Schools
April 12 at 6:00PM - Redlands High School 8th into 9th Grade Parent Night
- This year's Parent Night will be virtual and include live sessions with RHS staff (session times are indicated and meeting links provided), as well as pre-recorded videos. Topics to be covered include graduation requirements, registration forms, honors programs, summer school, CTE classes, dual enrollment and Advanced Placement, student activities, and academic policies.
- Please join us via the following links:
April 14 at 6:00PM - Parent and Student Live Q&A Information Session via Zoom with RHS Counselors - for general course selection and scheduling questions. Sessions available in English and Spanish with meeting links for each below:
April 15 and 16 - "Becoming a Terrier Days" - 8th Graders will meet with their assigned RHS Counselor via Zoom through their Social Studies class for a lesson on graduation requirements, course options, and other RHS activities. Counselors will walk students through completing and submitting the 9th Grade Registration Google Form by the end of the class block.
*Click the following link for a complete list of upcoming application and audition due dates: Application/Audition Classes
- Early May - 8th Graders and their parents will be able to review course requests in Aeries
We look forward to having you as part of our Terrier family!
Future Terriers (current 8th graders headed to RHS next year)
The Redlands High School Counselors want to encourage all our future parents and guardians to save the date for attending our annual 8th into 9th Parent Night on Monday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. This year's Parent Night will be virtual. Topics to be covered include graduation requirements, registration forms, honors programs, summer school, CTE classes, dual enrollment, student activities, and academic policies. Registration documents will be available prior to the meeting.
Timeline for this year's registration is as follows:
- April 9 and 12 - High School Presentations through 8th Grade Social Studies Classes at the Middle Schools
- April 12 at 6:00PM - 8th into 9th Grade Parent Night
- April 14 at 6:00PM - Parent and Student live info session via Zoom for general course selection questions. Sessions available in English and Spanish.
- April 15 and 16 - "Becoming a Terrier Days" Students will meet with their assigned high school counselor through their Social Studies class for a short lesson on courses and the selection process. Counselors will walk students through completing and submitting the 9th Grade Registration Google Form with course requests by the end of the day.
Application/Audition Classes - Please click the link for a complete list of upcoming application and audition due dates.
Prior to April 14, every student should access their Aeries Student Account (not the Parent Account) to identify their RHS counselor. Students awaiting approval for intra-district transfers may need to check their portal at a later date. Can't get into your Aeries Student Account? Click Forgot Password? and reset your password to your permanent ID number.
Welcome to Terrier Town Class of 2025!
Graduation Information for Senior Terriers and Parent/Guardians:
Please click HERE to fill out a Google form to confirm your name as you would like it to appear on your RHS DIPLOMA. All names will default to the legal name listed in Aeries unless otherwise stated on the form. Please make any changes which might include hyphens, deletion of a middle name, addition of a middle name, etc. Please note that your diploma is a formal document and therefore you should give serious consideration to any changes. All changes that deviate from your Aeries name, must be approved by your parent/guardian.
Diplomas for the Class of 2021 will be available for pickup on a TBD date contingent upon COVID-19 regulations.
When diplomas become available, a student must pick up their own diploma. A photo ID and signature is required to obtain the diploma.
The school will hold diplomas until students are able to pick them up.
Please make plans knowing that final transcripts and diplomas will not be ready until June 23, 2021. If entering the military, no entry should be planned until after June 23, 2021.
NOTE: The records office does not keep a duplicate copy of your diploma. Once you receive your diploma, please make multiple copies and or take pictures of your original diploma and then secure it in a safe place.
Please fill out the survey on or before Friday, March 5, 2021.
Drop-In Counseling Office Hours
Some problems are best solved with a quick conversation. Ask questions and find solutions Monday through Friday during lunch and after school until 3:00PM, until 2:00PM on Block Days. Please use your counselor’s link below:
- Mr. Luis Chanure
- Mrs. Kimberly Elgin
- Mrs. Dennise Kennedy
- Mrs. Vaughan Kusko
- Mrs. Maria Magaña-Saenz
- Mrs. Sherry Walsh
For Dual Enrollment Concerns, visit
- Mrs. Vaughan Kusko (Student last names L-Z) or
- Mrs. Sherry Walsh (Student last names A-K)
Seniors with a 3.25 unweighted 9-12 GPA consider applying to Crafton Hills College Honors Institute.
There are many benefits of membership, among which are:
- Priority consideration for admission to designated universities through Honors transfer agreements.
- For example, Crafton has an agreement with UCLA that in essence triples an Honors Completer’s likelihood of being accepted for transfer. (The high school applicant acceptance rate averages about 16%, the community college student transfer acceptance rate averages about 24%, and the Honors Completer transfer acceptance rate averages about 70%.)
- For a list of universities with whom Crafton has transfer agreements in addition to UCLA, see https://www.honorstransfercouncil.org/transfer-partners. This list is growing every year.
Completion of an Honors program has a definite impact on acceptance rates even when there is not a formal agreement.
- One-on-one contact with Honors faculty
- Access to a dedicated Honors Counselor
- Intellectual challenge and preparation for upper division coursework after transfer
- A community of like-minded students
- Opportunities to participate in local, state, and national research conferences
- Opportunities for student leadership
- Honors at graduation, including a distinctive addition to graduation apparel
- Notation of Honors completion on CHC transcript
- Use of the Honors Lounge, which includes computers and free printing
- Invitations to Honors activities
Honors students do not take extra classes while at CHC; instead, they take Honors sections of classes they would take anyway. Being part of the Honors Institute should not increase the time students spend at Crafton, but it will increase the quality of their time here because they will be part of a community of excellent, focused students and have a broader range of opportunities than they might have otherwise.
The requirement to apply for the Honors Institute is a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, unweighted, in grades 9-12. That means Honors is not necessarily a program for only the top of the academic pile, but one in which students who are ready to become more academically focused and motivated should apply.
To complete the Honors requirements, students must complete 15 Honors credits with an A or B (for most students that means 5 Honors courses, total) and 15 community service hours. Honors students must also maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and participate in at least two Honors activities each semester.
For most students, it is an advantage to come into the program when they start at Crafton because it gives them ample time to complete their Honors coursework. Crafton will accept students into the Honors Institute before they graduate from high school, but cannot be active in the program until they are actually taking classes at Crafton. Once accepted into the program, students are free to take an Honors class in Summer or Fall 2021, but they can also wait until Spring 2022. They do have to take at least one Honors class by the end of their first year in the program.
Students who are not quite ready now can also apply after they have completed at least 12 transferable units at Crafton with a 3.25 GPA or higher.
Students can apply now by completing the online application form available under “Applications and Forms” on the CHC website (www.craftonhills.edu/Honors), students can find more information about the Crafton Hills College Honors Institute. Applicants will need to submit a copy of their most current high school transcript. It does not need to be an official copy.
For answers to your questions about the Honors Institute, reach out to Judy Cannon at email@example.com.
2022 National Merit Program Alternative
Juniors who did not take the 2020 PSAT/NMSQT (normally offered in October 2020 and January 2021) due to illness, emergency, or other extenuating circumstance (including school closures) and who meet all other program entry requirements, may utilize an alternative entry for the 2022 National Merit Program. Click the following link for details and deadlines:
Seniors attending Crafton Hills College Next Year, Sign-up for SOAR!
Want to insure that you get the college classes you want and need in the fall? Participating in SOAR will give you "Priority E" Registration along with advisement from a Crafton counselor on which classes you should take and important information on registering for your classes. Follow these links for detailed information:
- Link to Sign Up for SOAR – We may run out of space this year due to high interest in Crafton Hills College, so you are encouraged to sign up early.
- Student Instructions for SOAR – This has DETAILED info on all aspects of SOAR including deadlines, help sessions, and mandatory zoom meetings with links.
The mandatory kick-off meeting is on Thursday, February 25 from 3:00-4:30PM. You must sign-up and complete your Crafton Application to participate. Get started today!
Helpful College Appliction Links
- California Baptist University
- La Sierra University
- University of LaVerne
- University of Redlands
- Grand Canyon University
- Common App (many private and out of state schools)
Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Sign-ups!
If you missed the District Meeting for Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment held October 26, please review the presentation and explore the hotlinks provided in this slide deck. The application process has changed. This presentation covers the new steps involved.
RUSD/Crafton Hills College Dual Enrollment Course Offerings for Spring 2021 complete with hotlinks to course descriptions.
Hurry, the deadline to apply is Friday, November 13, 2020.
College Application Week is November 2nd-13th!
Workshops will be provided with 1:1 support before school, during lunch and after school for Seniors while they work on their college applications. These sessions will include support with UC, CSU, Private, Out-Of-State and Community College applications. Sign up for a session with this link: https://forms.gle/RCXt7y4YnJUsLsWn9 or through the flier posted on the Class of 2021 Google Classroom.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get help on this important step for college! Sign up now to reserve a spot!
Sophomore Counselor Visits
Counselors joined 10th grade English classes on October 13 and 14 to present important informaition for sophomores. If you were absent or just want to catch a portion again, here are the links to the video and the slide deck with hotlinks:
Counselors visited Junior English classes on October 6 and 7 to present information important to students in the 11th grade. If you were absent or would like to review this information again, here are the links:
If you would like to meet with your counselor, click on the Counselor Connect Form to schedule an appointment.
Senior Classroom Visits
On September 22 and 23, counselors presented in Senior classrooms. If you were absent or missed something, you can access the video and slide deck here:
Counselors will be scheduling senior one-on-one Zoom appointments in October.
Looking for Help Logging into Various Programs?
Check out this quick guide for accessing important learning plateforms.
Introducing a New AP Class for 2020-2021
AP Computer Science Principles will be offered at Redlands High School next year. Find out more about this class here: AP Computer Science Principles
If you are interested in taking this class next year, email your counselor as soon as possible. Counselors will be on vacation when you go on summer break!
In this week’s episode "Rooted in Love", Mike acknowledges that this moment we find ourselves in will cost each of us something, in some way. But, he challenges us to pause and look for what this moment is giving to us as well. What opportunities do our current social disruptions and distance from others give us?
Take some time to reflect on this question. Talk about it with the important people in your life. Embrace the opportunities!
FREE After School Tutoring
Beginning Oct. 8, RHS is offering a great opportunity for you: After School Tutoring will be available for all students to seek help in many subject areas. Tutoring takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4 in our Library...and it’s FREE! Teachers and peer tutors are looking forward to helping you achieve your academic goals.
Peer Tutor Recruitment
Calling all students who need community service hours: RHS is starting a new after-school tutoring program and we are searching for students to tutor their peers! If you are proficient in Math, English, Science, History, Spanish and/or French, please fill out our Google Forms application. You will need to list the name of a teacher who will recommend you to become a peer tutor—please notify them of your request for recommendation. Fill out the Google Form at the link below. Thank you! -Mrs. Ochoa, Room R-35. http://bit.ly/RHSPeerTutoringProgram2019-2020
College Workshops for Class of 2020 and 2021
Attention Juniors, Seniors, and Parents: In order to be help you navigate the college search and application process, RUSD has organized a series of parent and student workshops for the coming year. Click here for a complete listing of all workshops for this year. Please register in advance so enough materials will be printed for all participants. The registration link is found at the RUSD College and Career website - www.redlandsusd.net/collegeandcareer - click on the College and Career Workshops tab on the left hand side of the page.
Tutoring from University of Redlands Students
The University of Redlands has a new tutoring program for high school students called Big Dogs – a branch of Jaspers Corner Homework Club. At the beginning of next semester, they will be taking in new students once they have their tutors in place. Each student is promised 2 hours per week. This is typically split up M/W or T/Th for one hour each day. This program is free to the public! To be added to the waitlist click here.
Students should receive notifcation of their PSAT results by mid December. The question is then, how can I use these scores to help me do better on the SAT? Review the following Power Point and Video to learn how to link your PSAT scores to the Khan Academy for tutorials and instruction designed especially for your academic needs. Make your test results work for you!
Athletic Academic Support
If you are a student athlete and are in need of academic support then come see Mr. Norman in room R-34 at the times listed. I have almost every textbook available in my room and access to laptops. It is a great time to catch up on make-up work, study for exams, or get help on assignments.
In R-34 with Mr. Norman*
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday during 6th period (we will arrange a best day with your coach)
- Wednesday and Thursday at Lunch
*Mr. Norman is a RHS math teacher but is willing and able to provide help in all subjects. Tutors can be arranged.
If your student is sick for more than two days or you know he/she will be out for more than two days, you may contact Mrs. Avila the Counseling Office Clerk at ext. 30141 to request homework. It is most effective to email the teachers directly with a cc: to the student's counselor.
If you know your student will be out for an extended period of time in advance, please contact Mrs. Ridgeway to complete paperwork for Short-Term RISE. She can be reached at ext. 30104.