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. Dennise Kennedy, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30145Dr. Vaughan Kusko, Counselor - Department Chair
909-307-5500 ext. 30146Mrs. Robin Gonzales909-307-5500 ext. 30144Mrs. Maria Magaña-Saenz, Counselor
909-307-5500 ext. 30149Mrs. Joanna Nahon, Counselor909-307-5500 ext. 3014Mrs. Gayle Dockham, Assistant PrincipalMrs. Jenice Vasquez, Counseling ClerkMs. Larisa McClellan, Counseling Clerk
Class of 24 & 25
Check out this exciting opportunity at University of Redlands this summer!!! The RU Ready Summer Conference will be held at the University of Redlands on June 16th – 17th specifically for RUSD Class of 24 & 25 students. This will be an overnight event, where you will stay in the dorms and get a chance to experience campus life, prepare for college with workshops and activities that explore financial aid, college application tips, options for after graduation, STEM activities & more… The best part is this event is FREE!!!
For more information, see the flyer below or go to: www.redlands.edu/ruready to register. SPACE IS LIMITED!!!
BEFORE graduation please submit a Senior Final Transcript Request. You can access the Google form here: https://forms.gle/FiqLWuoM66acPadJA.
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.
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
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
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.
If you missed the 9th Grade Student Success Parent Wrokshop on 10/28, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Magana have recorded the workshop in English and Spanish. Don't miss this great information - check it out!
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
RHS Digital Student IDs
Redlands High School IDs are now digital! Follow these directions for getting yours today! Video directions are also available!
RHS is piloting a new school culture social media site! Students and parents are encouraged to join and check it out! It will be a one-stop-shop for everything you need to know about RHS happenings! Click this link and use the code UHFY to join Redlands High School!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 State University (Here's an application guide to help you)
- University of California
- 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!
Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Slideshow
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.
Course Chart Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment
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.
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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!
College Events Calendar
Fall College Events - CLICK HERE for Student Center Upcoming Events calendar
Virtual Wellness Center
Need to calm your mind? Visit the Virtual Wellness Center!
If you are experiencing a social-emiotional crisis during school hours, click here for access to help right way.