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 are made to schedules.
Your counselor 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 about 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. Robin Gonzales909-307-5500 ext. 30144Dr. Vaughan Kusko, Counselor - Department Chair
909-307-5500 ext. 30146Mrs. Maria Magaña-Saenz, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30149Mrs. Sherry Walsh, Counselor909-307-5500 ext. 30142Mrs. Gayle Dockham, Assistant PrincipalJenice Vasquez, Counseling ClerkLarisa McClellan, Counseling Clerk
SPRING 2023 CSF Applications
The CSF Application Window for Spring 2023 will open on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023, and close on Tuesday, January 31st, 2023, at 11:59 P.M. In order to apply, fill out the Spring 2023 Application FORM before the deadline. No late applications will be accepted. For more information and to access the Form, join the CSF Minga group and/or the Google Classroom CSF group using the code 6b4nvj2.
Scholarship Money for $eniors:
Looking for money to help pay for college expenses? Get ready for a great opportunity to apply to over 100 local scholarships just for Redlands students using just one application! The Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation application will open on Friday, January 20th at 6:00am and will close on Monday, February 6th, at 10:00pm. This will be a great opportunity for graduating Seniors to apply for multiple local scholarships ranging from $300 to $24,000 using just one application. RCSF has created an application worksheet that you can use to start gathering information and preparing for the application before it opens as well as a detailed list of the scholarships available to RHS students (see links below). For more information about the Redlands Community Scholarship Foundation, please visit their website at: https://www.redlandsscholarships.org or see Mrs. Padilla in the Student Center.
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RHS Scholarship list and descriptions: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1dE_uWYf8rus739TgFXiDXfycfprOHS5JAbgSLfxH_Is/edit?usp=sharing
RCSF Scholarship Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17qCyGo_t28mEmovzBOUJllhoWgY2oP73/view?usp=sharing
Frequently Asked Questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WxsMbJ4Shmc98aNzSr2rAYuLOymlSKoAo6hhpT68ukU/edit?usp=sharing
Spring 2023 Dual Enrollment is here!
Current 11th and 12th Graders with a recommended minimum academic 2.0 GPA have an opportunity to take FREE Crafton Hills College Dual Enrollment classes this Spring.
Applying for college classes begins NOW. Deadline to submit is November 11th. 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 RUSD Dual Enrollment Counselors Informational Meeting on Monday, October 10, you can view the presentation information here:
- Presentation Slide Deck
- 2023 Dual Enrollment Classes
- Spring 2023 DE Worksheet - Easy hotlinks!
- Student/Parent Meeting Recording (Passcode: 8sqa%EUr)
For help, please reach out to the appropriate Dual Enrollment Counselor:
Mrs. Walsh – RHS (dual enrollment students last names A-L)
Mrs. Kusko – RHS (dual enrollment students last names M-Z)
Deadline to Apply for Spring 2023: November 11, 2022
Seniors, it is time to complete the FAFSA or CADAA! If you missed the presentation during Gov/Econ or special session for the summer Gov/Econ attendees, you can access the important information provided here.
Think your family won't qualify? You should still apply. Colleges frequently give out merit and other scholarships, but only to students who have completed the FAFSA or CADAA.
Even if you do not plan to attend college next fall, you should complete this application for Financial Aid. Plans can change!
Don't miss this opportunity to have your senior photo taken for the yearbook. Make your appointment today. Photographers will be on campus after school hours October 11-October 14. If you have any questions stop by room 54 or email email@example.com.
Having trouble with Minja or just want to learn more? Try these helpful links:
Minga Video #1 - Access Account
Minga Video #2 - Main Screen
Minga Video #3 - Home & RHS Icon
Minga Video #4 - Groups
Minga Video #5 - Events
Minga Video #6 - Hall Pass
BEFORE graduation please submit a Senior Final Transcript Request Form. (Click on the hyperlink to submit your request now.)
Your final transcript will be sent by the Records Office to the college you plan to attend only if YOU request that it be sent. All final transcript requests will be mailed by the Records Office the week after final grades are posted AND only if all fees/books are cleared on your account.
California Student Mental Health Week is May 9-13, 2022
Student Mental Health Week is a week set aside to recognize the importance mental health plays in students’ lives, their experience in school, and in their future. It also serves to remind us of the damage that can be done when mental health stigma exists.
Suggestions for practicing wellness and coping strategies for each day next week can be found below, along with the Resources on the Virtual Wellness Center.
Students in need of additional mental health resources and supports are encouraged to see their RHS School Counselor.
Dual Enrollment Information for Summer and Fall 2022
Current 10th and 11th Graders with a minimum 2.0 Academic GPA have an opportunity to take FREE Crafton Hills College Partnership Dual Enrollment classes this Summer 2022 and Fall 2022. Registration for Dual Enrollment classes begins NOW.
- Summer and Fall Course List
- Summer Worksheet Instructions with hotlinks!
- Fall Worksheet Instructions with hotlinks!
- Student and Parents Presentation Slide Deck
The deadline to complete the multi-step registration process is April 29th.
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 were unable to attend the Parent/Student Informational Meeting on April 12, you can view the Recorded Dual Enrollment Meeting. Access Passcode: %83sh!Uw
For more information or help with the process following the information meeting, please visit your CHC Adjunct Counselor in the RHS Counseling Office:
Mrs. Walsh (student last names A-K)
Dr. Kusko (student last names L-Z)
Work Permit Updates for Spring Break
If you are planning on getting a job before Spring Break, be sure to have your Work Permit Request Form completed and turned in to Mrs. Padilla in the Student Center before 3:30 on Wednesday, March 16th for it to be processed in time for you to start working over break.
WORK PERMITS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED DURING SPRING BREAK.
** Remember you need to be offered a job first before requesting a Work Permit. Please download and print out the Work Permit Request form (see link below) and complete all sections including Student, Parent and Employer with signatures or you can stop by the Student Center to pick up a form.
All minors under the age of 18 who are working are required by law to have a work permit on file and renewed each school year. Please email Mrs. Padilla if you have any questions.
Reminder graphic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10KFpC6VJPgnvXVc5Pm5g3fIFsA4qTT5M/view
Work Permit Information: https://sites.google.com/redlandsschools.net/rhsstucen/work-permits
USD Job Board: bit.ly/RUSDJobBoard
Registration for Grades 10-12 for 2022-23 School Year
District wide information that applies to all RUSD comprehensive high schools:
- College and Career Pathways
- Honors/AP PowerPoint
- Honors/AP Video (English)
- 8th into 9th Grade Video
- RHS Courses that are A-G Approved
12th Grade Registration New for 2022-23 School Year!
11th Grade Registration - New for 2022-23 School Year!
10th Grade Registration - New for 2022-23 School Year!
9th Grade Registration - coming in late March 2022
- Presentation Slide Deck
- 9th grade worksheet
- 9th Grade Video
- 8th into 9th Grade District Video
Summer School 2022
Summer School classes for Redlands High School students will be held in person, for all students in 2022. Classes will be held here at Redlands High School. The summer session is divided into two semesters. Each semester class offers 5 credits. A breakfast will be available daily at no cost.
Dates and times:
- June 20 - July 8 (14 days)
- No school on July 4th
- Time: 8:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Tutoring: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
- July 11 - July 28 (14 days)
- Time: 8:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Tutoring: 12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Registration is completed through your counselor. Please make an appointment to see your counselor before school, at lunch, or after school to discuss summer school enrollment and attending summer school.
Redlands Emergency Services Academy - RESA Info Session - January 26th
Seniors, if you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement or Firefighting, you may want to apply for the Redlands Emergency Services Academy (RESA). This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience while learning about Public Service careers. To find out more about this summer program for GRADUATING SENIORS ONLY, register for this information session on Wednesday, January 26th during 3rd period. Please register HERE. You will be sent a pass to attend this presentation on the morning of January 26th.
**Also, check out this article on a RHS alumni who participated in the program and is now pursuing her career in Fire Service!
For more information, see Mrs. Padilla in the Student Center.
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.
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
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)