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Set your calendars back! This year FAFSA season is starting a full three months earlier. While this new opening date will no doubt make for a busier fall, we are all hopeful that by starting earlier, more students can get more information about their financial aid eligibility in time to help inform which colleges they are applying to. Get Schooled has all kinds of resources to help students as they fill out the FAFSA.

  1.  We’re kicking off FAFSA season with our annual FAFSA twitter scholarship (usually in February, this year in October). Designed to spread awareness of FAFSA, students just have to tweet #FAFSA, tag @getschooled and they are entered to win a $1k scholarship.   The contest starts October 1 and runs through October 16.
  2. In partnership with Univision, we have a college text line where students can text COLLEGE or DINERO to 335577 to ask questions in English or Spanish about FAFSA or other college financial aid topics. Our staff of experts will text back an answer.  
  3. The Get Schooled site has resources help students with every aspect of FAFSA completion, including: an overview of the FAFSA process, a directory of FAFSA workshops in their state, information on how to create an FSA ID,
  4. We also have information for DACA and undocumented students, who are unable to tap into federal aid. These include an overview of financial aid options for DACA or undocumented students and a list of scholarships for DACA or undocumented students.

According to the National College Access Network, students have an 85% chance of getting some kind of student financial aid. Working with all of you, we are hopeful a record breaking number of FAFSA applications are received this year! 





College Fair

Attention all Juniors & Seniors,

We have 2 college fairs coming soon. One will be at Rio Linda High and the other will be at Grant High School. If you are interested, please feel free and come to counseling office to get the field trip form. For more information on the upcoming college fairs, click the links below.

2017 HBC fair.pdf

UC college fair.pdf


Sacramento Cash for college Workshop

Hello Seniors,

   It is the time  to think about the application of FAFSA.  We have an workshop on 2/18/16 between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM at Highland High School. If you need help to fill out the application form, you are welcome to attend that workshop. click the attachment to get more detail.


Cash for college 2016.pdf


Another Cash for college workshop on 2/6/16 in spainsh


Cash for college spainish version.docx


For those student who are undocumented, you can click the link at below to find the best choice to you.




ARC (MASCOT Program)

Hello  All Seniors,

     Are you planning to American River College to chase your further education? We have partner program with ARC and the first meeting will be at parent center on 10/4/2016. The counselor will walk you step by step to register with American River College or with another community college. If you like to join this wonderful program, please stop by counseling office to get the application form or download the attachment.


ARC MASCOT program.pdf




Chico State University

Attention Juniors and Seniors,

     Chico State University will have an open house on 10/24/2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you are planning to go with this university, this is a right time to have a college visit. Before you go, you need to register online and reserve a spot and this is no cost for you.

Click the link and get registered

Click the flyer to get more detail.

California State University Information






The CSU  application window is from October 1 - November 30. Students can start submitting the application through CSU apply . Take this time to narrow your College Choices. See your counselor if you have any questions.

University of California Information




The fall 2018-2019 UC application for undergraduate admission is now available. The application is open earlier this year to give students more time to complete their applications. To take some of stress out of the October - November filing period students can start filling out application online today. See your counselor if you have any questions.

BOG Fee Waiver Application for Community College Students

If you are planning on attending a community college this summer or in the fall, you need to complete the BOG Fee Waiver Application.

For eligible California residents, the California Community Colleges Board of Governors (BOG) Waiver permits enrollment fees (tuition) to be waived. (Assistance for the purchase of books and supplies must be applied for separately. )

To apply for the BOG Fee Waiver if you plan on attending one of the Los Rios Community colleges (ARC, Sac City College, etc), use the link above, scroll to the bottom of the page and begin your online application for the BOG fee waiver.

See a counselor if you have any questions.



Foothill High School Alumni Scholarship


Foothill High Alumni provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are pursuing an education at an accredited institution of higher learning or vocational school within 6 months of graduation. The selected senior(s) will be awarded a scholarship certificate at the “Senior Award Ceremony”.  However funds will not be distributed until enrollment and confirmation of a class schedule are received by the selection committee. The scholarship amount is based on fundraising efforts and the number of students awarded.  This scholarship is considered a “starter” and not a full tuition scholarship.

The criteria include:

  • Student has a 2.5 or greater grade point average.
  • Student exhibits exemplary behavior in and around school and the community.
  • Student is active in a campus club, class office, or an extra-curricular activity such as athletics, band, vocal music,  or working part-time.
  • Family meets low-income standards.


What we need from you:


  • A completed application (see attached).
  • An official transcript or embossed copy from Foothill High.
  • Principal’s or Counselor’s endorsement signature on the application form. 
  • Attach an essay on one sheet of paper (may be front and back) explaining your future career goals, personal expectations and how college or professional/vocational training will enhance those goals.
  • Teacher recommendation letter.
  • A senior picture or, if not available, a recent picture.



Selection Process:



  • Turn in a completed application form with the items noted in the checklist below to the “Career Center” by April 15th.
  • A “Selection Committee” made up of a counselor, administrator and staff member will evaluate each applicant.
  • Selected students will be notified by May 14th.

     Foothill HS application form :   Foothill Scholarship application rev 10-21-15.docx

Scholarship for student study abroad


The U.S. Department of State recently announced scholarships for American high school students to study abroad. Please share the information below with your K-12 students and colleagues!


Applications are now being accepted for the following study abroad programs for U.S. high school students. These merit-based scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family). The programs have no language prerequisites, and gap year students are encouraged to apply as long as they meet the age requirements.  


Please note that each program has a separate online application process, and application deadlines vary from late October through early January. Visit the program websites or for specific information and application deadlines.


  • The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to study one of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajiki), Russian, and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, provide formal and informal language practice, and spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. The application deadline for summer 2016 and academic year 2016-17 programs is October 29, 2015. Visit for more information.
  • The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad Program offers merit-based scholarships to spend an academic year in countries that may include Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Morocco, Philippines, Senegal, Thailand, and Turkey. This program increases understanding between people in the United States and people in countries with significant Muslim populations. Students live with host families, attend local high schools, do community service, and complete a capstone project. Applications for academic year 2016-17 programs are due December 1, 2015. Visit for more information.
  • The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) offers merit-based scholarships for an academic year in Germany. The program was established in 1983 to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life in Germany. For more information and application deadlines, visit the organization in charge of recruitment for your state at Deadlines for U.S. applicants range from December 1, 2015 to January 15, 2016, depending on state of residency.


For more information on exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit or watch this video about U.S. high school student exchanges. To receive printed brochures and/or posters about study abroad opportunities, send an email with your request to


For information on having an international experience without leaving home, consider hosting a Department of State- sponsored exchange student. Learn more at

ASVAB Testing

Hello Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors,

      If you want to choose your future career as a military or want to challenge your ability and talent, we have a ASVAB test coming on 10/24/16. Please come to career center to sign up. There is no cost for the test.

SAT testing date

Attention all Seniors & Juniors,

   Please remember to stop by and see your counselor to find out if you are qualified for an ACT and SAT fee wavier.

Click below to find the best time to take the SAT and ACT.

the SAT schedule 2017-2018.doc


Counseling Dept.

Colin Baxter                  ext. 65630

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Alejandro Gutierrez      ext. 65475

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Lori Blackburn            ext. 65461

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Kiffin Yan                    ext. 64459

Guidance Resource Technician


Robyn Brown           ext. 65586



Phone: 916-566-3445

Fax: 916-566-3527



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