About your Post-Secondary and Student Services Counselor
Hello! My name is Ariana Renteria and I am the Post-Secondary and Student Services Counselor at Duarte. I received my BFA in Broadcasting at the University of Long Island in New York and obtained a Masters of Science in School Counseling and my Pupil Personnel Services credential at CSU Dominguez Hills. When I am not at work using my counseling super powers, you can find me chasing after my one year old son. I look forward to meeting you!
Cash for College Workshops
Cash for College Workshops provide our students and their families with free assistance completing and submitting FAFSA and California Dream Act applications.
- All students, regardless of legal status may qualify for financial aid
- Students who are undecided about their postsecondary plan need to attend to ensure that they meet financial aid deadlines
- Financial Aid is first come first served!!
- Details coming soon!
Lion's Path Portfolio
All students in the San Gabriel Valley Region will need to complete their Lions Path Portfolio in order to graduate from high school. This process is designed to help you fulfill a graduation requirement and to assist your transition to the post high school world. This project is designed to prepare you for the various paths available to you after high school.
The LPP consists of the following:
- Cover Letter
- Career Inventory
- Senior Interview
- Post-Secondary Plan (College/Vocational, Work Plan, or Military Plan)
Workshops have been scheduled. Please sign up!
Graduation is just around the corner! Stay on track and keep up with your credits in order to make the deadline. Check my board for the dates of the upcoming Lions Portfolio Workshops and deadlines. If you have not completed your ten hours of community service, make sure you start looking for a nonprofit organization where you can donate your time!
Senior Graduates TO DO:
- Finish your credits!
- 10 hours of community service
- Complete your Lions Path Portfolio
- Sign up for College
- Complete your FAFSA!
Have you heard of Lion Scholars?
If you are planning to apply to a university this year you need to be part of this elite group.
As a Lion Scholar you will attend 12 seminars which will help you stay focused, on track and meet all the university deadlines.
Some of these workshops are:
- SAT/ACT registration
- writing your Personal Statement
- completing your CSU/UC/Private school application
- among other important topics.
All students need to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service at a non-profit organization. Please ensure that you are volunteering at an approve location prior to volunteering. Here are some locations where we have volunteered at.