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College and Career Center

**BIG CHANGES TO THE CCC**
We are so excited to announce that starting in the Fall of 2016, the CCC will be open AFTER-HOURS!
We now have a full-time College & Career Counselor, Elizabeth Rieken, who will be available to students and parents after school. The CCC will remain open until the late evening - we hope you all can take advantage of the extra hours and our extended services!
 
The College and Career Center looks forward to working with you as you begin your journey of college selection and admission. Our goal is to make this process manageable and understandable for you and your family. We seek to provide both students and parents with the best information on college choices and admission requirements to aid in the application process. The College and Career Counselors work closely with students and encourage them to discover their interests, explore possibilities, and take ownership of their college application process. Ultimately, we seek to support students in their effort to identify and enroll in the college that is the best fit for them. We provide comprehensive college and career counseling services for all Mira Costa High School students in grades 9-12. Our curriculum is comprised of grade appropriate content delivered systemically through individual counseling, small group activities, and classroom guidance. All MCHS students are provided access to college counseling presentations and workshops, and are encouraged to use the office as a resource throughout the college search, application, and selection process. MCHS students attend diverse and reputable institutions both in the United States and abroad, ranging from small private liberal arts colleges to large public universities and our comprehensive program is designed to support students through that journey to post-secondary success. We have compiled some great resources for students and families to learn more about the college process. Use this website as a starting place and a reference guide, but remember, meet with your counselors regularly and take ownership of the process.
 
CCC Hours:
Monday -Thursday 8:00 am- 7:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
(Unless otherwise noted on the CCC Calendar.) 
 
Below is a list of resources/services that CCC provides:
One-on-one college and career counseling meetings (for parents and students)
College Visits
College essay/Personal Statement review
Individual College Application review
Community College options and guidance
Naviance College and Career search training and assistance
Administration and interpretation of online career interest inventories
Resources and information regarding the SAT and ACT, and test prep.
College search materials
Scholarship information and scholarship search websites
Informational workshops for parents and students
 
Did you know the CCC is on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook?
We have uploaded career assessments, summer program information, gap year programs, testing information and much more! Follow us on all three for the most up to date college and career information, straight from the CCC!
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiraCostaCCC
 
Your College and Career Counselors,
 
Mrs. Ramirez, Ms. Tharayil, and Mrs. Rieken
 
 
 
Special Note to College Representatives: 
 
Thank you for your interest in Mira Costa High School. In order to schedule a visit, please contact our College and Career Center Specialist, Christine Schiraldi, at cschiraldi@mbusd.org or (310) 318-7337 x. 5253