Parent Education

September 6 (6:00pm-6:30pm, WHS Theater)
Back to School Night, WHS Counseling Informational Panel- for families NEW to IUSD and those interested in learning more about WHS Counseling & Services.

October 4 (6:00pm-8:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge)
FAFSA Line by Line and CSS Profile Workshop- This workshop will include information regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the process to apply, and deadlines. The FAFSA is the single most important financial aid form filed by students and families for college and vocational schools. The CSS Profile is an online application required by some private universities and scholarship programs to award institutional aid funds.

November 8 (7:00 to 8:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge – enter through quad)
Evening presentation on programs and opportunities at IVCfor families interested in what IVC has to offer. The IVC Admission and Records Director will be going through all aspects of what students need to know about transfer programs etc (i.e. The Freshman Advantage Program), the Counselor will explain the Transfer Process, Transfer Admission Guarantees, Cal State Degrees with a Guarantee and there will be much more.

January 31 (7:00 to 8:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge – enter through quad)
Resume building, college essay writing, and choosing colleges! – For families interested in getting a head start on that college application letter, putting your best foot forward in a resume, and choosing the colleges to apply. Information about ROP (The Regional Occupational Program) and how this will enhance on your College/general resume will be presented as well. The ROP program offers a wide variety of career classes for high school students.

February 21 (7:00 to 8:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge – enter through quad)
How to help your teens use stress to their advantage! – When people hear the phrase ‘stress hormone’ they usually think of cortisol. Chronically elevated cortisol levels can cause hypertension, suppressed immunity, and high blood sugar levels.
But stress releases another hormone: epinephrine – or as it’s more commonly known, adrenaline – which helps concentration, will and stamina.
This workshop will include tips to resiliency

April 25 8 (7:00 to 8:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge – enter through quad)
Evening presentation on college admissions – Topics include the Secrets to College Admission, what colleges are looking for, tips on writing college essays, filling out college applications, planning your high school pathway, and general advice questions.

May 23 (6:00pm-9:00pm, WHS Staff Lounge)
Out of State College Fair & Understanding Financial Aid Workshop for 11th grade Parents and Students– This workshop will begin with basic financial aid information, the process to apply, deadlines, and an overview of the various types of financial aid. The workshop will conclude with an introduction to “RACC” Colleges. The Regional Admission Counselors of California (RACC) is composed of college admission professionals who represent colleges and universities outside the state of California and will be available to provide information on educational opportunities out of state to families. Breakout sessions providing additional information on “How to Write a College Essay”, “What are Colleges Looking for in Applications”, and “SAT/ACT Prep” will also occur at this informative event.