Archive for College Counseling

Spring Semester College Planning Meetings Coming Next Week

Hello DVS Families!  Please join us next week for our Spring Semester Grade Level College Planning Meetings:


9th Grade: Monday, March 20th at 5pm

10th Grade: Tuesday, March 21st at 5pm

11th Grdade: Thursday, March 23rd at 5pm


All meetings will be on Zoom: or use Meeting ID: 9301907728


We encourage all students and parents/guardians to attend!


Learning Differences Virtual College Fair: February 23

Good afternoon!

The Learning Differences Virtual College Fair will be held on February 23, 2023 from 9am-11am (PST) and 3:30pm-5:30pm (PST).

  • Chat live with college reps
  • View college presentations
  • Attend educational sessions

Click here to register and explore .  Attendees will learn more about what to expect in college, find colleges that fit their learning needs as well as gain access to virtual college booths loaded with resources, virtual educational sessions, and live admissions representatives.

Free SAT/ACT Practice Test and Seminar

Hello DVS students and families,

PJ Test Prep is offering upcoming opportunities for FREE SAT and ACT Practice Test  + Seminar.  If you are interested in attending please visit-



Please use the following links to view SAT/ACT Testing Dates and Registration for the actual exams:


SAT Testing Dates and SAT Testing Registration

ACT Testing Dates and ACT Testing Registration




Cal State Application deadline has been extended

Hello Senior Families!  I want to share an update:

While the November 30 priority deadline has passed, some CSU campuses have extended their Cal State application deadlines for freshman applicants. Deadline extensions may range from mid-December to end of January. If students are still interested in applying to CSU campuses, please review the Application Dates & Deadlines page for more information on which campuses are still open and their deadlines. Some campus deadline extensions are major specific, so please review details. 

If you have additional questions, please reach out to either:


Ms. Marquez, College Counselor :

Mr. Perez, College, Career and Life Teacher:

El Camino College’s Dual Enrollment Webinar Recording

Hello DVS families! I hope you’ve had a great week and are ready for the weekend.  Thank you to all the students and families that joined El Camino College’s Dual Enrollment Webinar.  Here is the recording and here are the slides.This webinar has general information regarding dual enrollment at El Camino College.  If you need information on Dual Enrollment at DVS, please contact Ms. Marquez directly at

Have a lovely weekend!


Grade Level College Planning Meetings: Recordings and Slides

Hello DVS Families,

Thank you to all the families and students who attended their fall grade level College Planning Meeting!  Below are the presentation slides and recordings.  My hope is that this information and resources are useful in your post-DVS planning.

9th grade: Slides  and Recording

10th grade: Slides and Recording

11th grade: Slides and Recording


Have a wonderful thanksgiving break!

Ms. Marquez, College Counselor 

Tonight: College Planning Meetings for Junior Families

Thank you to all the freshman and sophomore families that were able to attend their respective College Planning Meetings this week.  Tonight, I will host a College Planning Meeting for junior families.  Below are the details and Zoom Link:


Tonight, 11/17 from 5pm-6pm


All meetings will be recorded and posted on the blog for your convenience.


I hope you are able to attend!

Ms. Marquez, College Counselor


College Planning Meetings This Week

Hello DVS Students and Families,

I hope you had a fantastic three-day weekend! I will be hosting College Planning Meetings this week. Below are the details:


9th Grade: Tuesday, November 15th from 5pm-6pm

10th Grade: Wednesday, November 16th 5pm-6pm

11th Grade: Thursday, November 17th 5pm-6pm


Here is the zoom link for all college webinar sessions:

All meetings will be recorded and posted on the blog for your convenience.


I hope you are able to attend!


Ms. Marquez, College Counselor