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  • Learn about occupations and career
  • Learn about universities, colleges, community colleges, and technical schools
  • Attend presentations about colleges and careers
  • Get college applications, scholarship applications and financial aid forms
  • Register for the PSAT, SAT and ACT tests
  • Find out about school-to-career opportunities such as job shadows and industry-related field trips
  • Search for a job; check the job listings



DCAC activities help support our school to increase our college enrollment rates and the program serves as a resource for all students at the school.
Our DCAC support activities include:

  • Individual drop-in college advising/preparation
  • Parent/guardian/family workshops/events
  • College information and preparation workshops
  • Financial aid/scholarship workshops

Many students in today’s high schools choose courses and work experiences in an unplanned, aimless manner, often resulting in limited career options and undeveloped potential.

 Innovative educators across the nation have responded by restructuring schools around career pathways. A career pathway is an integrated, multi-year sequence of career guidance, coursework, and

 work-based learning experiences that enables students to explore a variety of career choices and provides a context for learning.

Schools that are organized around career pathways give students an opportunity to use their experiences in the classroom and the workplace to help determine what they might or might not want to do, and gain a better understanding of the kinds of experience, skills, and education and training they will need to be successful in the workplace. The idea that students can begin to develop an initial career direction which provides a purpose and context for learning can motivate students, increase their achievement, and smooth the transition from school to work.


First page of the PDF file: ASLR101atRMHS

Hello RMHS Students!

I am sending a friendly reminder regarding the ASL R101 - American Sign Language I dual enrollment course that will be offered in person at Rio Mesa High School! 

Course Details:

  • This is a college course taught by a college professor 
  • This course counts as one year of high school credit
  • Course begins August 14th, 2023, Monday - Thursday 3:45pm - 4:45pm
  • Location: Rio Mesa High School
  • Registration begins May 4th, 2023! 

Please note: I will be hosting an application workshop on April 19th during lunch to support students through the dual enrollment process.  

Dual Enrollment Process:
- Submit college application for fall 2023
- Set up student portal 
- Complete dual enrollment form 
- Enroll in class 

 Please see the attached flyer. Students who are interested should scan the QR code and enter their information.

Please be sure to schedule an appointment with me if you have any questions about dual enrollment. I am at Rio Mesa every Wednesday and every other Friday. See my scheduling link below.


College and Career Center Technician

Vina Robbins

Schedule a meeting with me:


DCAC College adviser

Neydi Espino

Available to help - 8:30-4:30 


Adjunct Counselor

Griselda Rodriguez
Pronouns: She/Her(s)

EAOP Counselor


Are you curious about How to Apply to University (As an IB Diploma Student)?

How to Apply to university as an IB Student



RMHS Scholarships:

First page of the PDF file: MarchScholarshipList2022-2023
First page of the PDF file: TheRodMccartyScholarshipapp2023


Farmcraft 2023:

Build in Minecraft and win $500 Amazon card

NASEF's Spring 2023 Farmcraft season is underway! Join now and complete pre-season challenge 1: students research availability and costs of food in their region, then build and submit a marketplace in Minecraft based on the info.

It's free to enter and winners of the overall event can win awards up to $500 Amazon card!

Register for the Competition






If you are a high-achieving, low-income high school student, you are in the right place. We believe that attending a top college can be affordable and we are committed to helping you attain the college education you deserve.

We have partnerships with the country’s best colleges, all of which are actively seeking successful students that have experienced long-term financial hardship.  All of our programs are designed to connect you with top educational, professional, scholarship, and life opportunities.

High School Seniors

Learn more about the National College Match

High School Juniors

Learn more about the College Prep Scholars Program

Student Resource Center

Get started on your college application process with these resources developed specifically for QuestBridge applicants. Learn more >>


Emma Nylen Scholarship Fund

This is a scholarship opportunity for students who are currently in college or graduating HS seniors who will start at Trade (technical program),  Community College/University in Fall 2023, this is a great opportunity. Scholarship description below: 


The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura has had the honor of being chosen by the late Emma Nylen to be the distributor of the funds in the Emma Nylen Charitable Trust. The purpose of the Charitable Trust, in the words of the Trust, is: “…to aid motivated and needy students, at any level of higher education or training, who find it difficult to defray the expenses of attending a school of higher-education or a school of technical or trade training, were it not for some outside means of financial assistance.”

The Charitable Trust is prohibited, and will not discriminate with regards to sex, age, race, national origin, religion, residence, or political affiliation. It was the preference of Mrs. Nylen, though not a requirement, that the recipients be young men or women who have completed high school and are under the age of thirty (30) years. It is also required that the recipients have been residents of Ventura County at one time.

Applications must be mailed to the following address: 
Attn: Emma Nylen Scholarship Fund
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Ventura 
1280 S. Victoria Avenue Suite 240 
Ventura CA 93003 

  • Applications are preferred by mail.  
  • They must be received in the mail with a postmarked date by or before April 28, 2023. 
  • Applications by fax, email, or after the deadline will not be accepted. 
  • Certified Transcripts ONLY will be accepted this year (no photocopies, scans or digital copies) 

Applications Open on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023
Application deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023.


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