CCC Weekly Updates

Are you interested in meeting with a CCC Counselor? Please fill out this form to request an appointment with a CCC counselor!
Evening appointments are now available on Mondays and Tuesdays. 

Juniors and Sophomores - PSAT Scores
PSAT results will be available on the College Board Website by December 5th.  Access your scores by logging into your College Board account if you already have one - if not, you'll need to create a new  account. Please go to this link to access the College Board log-in page and to create a new account -
Please contact the CCC if you need any further assistance. 
UC and CSU Drop-In Application Workshop: Come to the CCC to work on your applications or ask any questions you may have. Tuesday, November 14th, and Tuesday, November 28th, drop-in during Office Hours or afterschool from 3:30-4:30,No appointment necessary!


Senior Class of 2024 - MCHS Scholarship Notebook Program

The scholarship notebook is a personal profile that will be read by members of community scholarship committees. Each scholarship committee creates their own criteria for selection and carefully screens the applicants to find the appropriate candidates for their scholarships. The scholarship donors are looking for students who may meet ANY of the following criteria: financial need, plan to attend a two- or four-year school or trade school, have completed numerous volunteer hours, plan to study a particular major (i.e. Art, Dance, Business, Education, Language), deserve a merit award for excellent grades, meet any number of additional criteria!

*To be eligible to apply, students must attend ONE of the following TEN information meetings in the CCC. Each session is limited to 30 students, and it is mandatory for students to sign-up on Naviance prior to the meeting to attend.

January 11th at 10:23am (Office Hours)
January 12th at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 16th at 10:23am (Office Hours)
January 16th at 1:37pm (5th Period)
January 17th at 2:24pm (6th Period)
January 18th at 10:23am (Office Hours)
January 22nd at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 22nd at 2:24pm (6th period)
January 25th at 10:23am (Office Hours)
January 25th at 1:37pm (5th period)

NOTE: We are confirming donors for the class of 2024 Scholarships.  If you’d like to view specific scholarships and the criteria used to select recipients, last year's scholarship chart can be found on the MCHS Website-College Tab-Senior To Dos-Scholarship Notebook


Opportunities for students:





Visits - in the CCC


College Representatives 
This is an opportunity to learn about your schools of interest and meet the admission counselors.  Visits are open to juniors and seniors. Visits are posted weekly below, with a complete list of visits on Naviance under College Visits.  Please register to attend visits on Naviance (College Visits listed under College Research) prior to the session and complete a teacher permission slip if required*  

Tuesday, 12/5: El Camino College at 10:23am

*If the visit is during class time a permission slip signed by your teacher is required to attend.  Please bring the signed form to the visit to be admitted. The College Visit Permission Form is attached at the bottom of this page and it is available in the CCC  . Please contact the CCC with any questions ext. 5253.
SoCalRoc -  


Attention Students:
The new SoCal ROC Spring 2024 semester schedule is now available in the College & Career Center! Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills that prepare you for college and/or an entry-level career! Courses are after school and FREE for high school students! We also offer free transportation to and from SoCal ROC. Add your name to the sign up sheet in the College & Career Center to meet with your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist or contact her at [email protected] or 310-224-4240 for more information ASAP! 



The  SoCalRoc Representative, Ms.Pineda-Contreras, will now be available in the CCC Wednesdays 10:50-11:46am. Sign-up in the CCC for an appointment.
Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills that prepare you for an entry-level career in the medical field, working with animals, fashion design, graphic design, or cosmetology! Courses are offered after school and FREE for high school students.
Community College Information

El Camino College Information:
 El Camino College Student Services Specialist, Brittani Crimes, will be in the CCC on Tuesday, December 5th. She will do an informational presentation during office hours (10:23Am).  Please sign-up on Naviance if you'd like to attend.

El Camino College Information Link for MCHS Students:
Please complete the path to enroll.

Request a counseling appointment:
Virtual information Desk:


ECC New Student Orientation

Date: On-going Sessions

Location: In-person & Zoom Options

RSVP Link:

  • The new student orientation gives students the guidance they need to start their college experience at El Camino, and this year it also includes a Financial Aid component. Students can RSVP for an in-person or online session


First Semester Ed Planning Sessions 

Date: On-going Sessions

Location: In-person & Zoom Options

RSVP Link:

  • Students looking to attend ECC in Fall 2023 can receive course recommendations and meet with Academic Counselors, Success Coaches, and Equity and Retention Advisors



Dual Enrollment for High School Students:

For more information, contact El Camino Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator, Michelle Arthur at [email protected]



 Transfer Pathway

Director Julieta discusses the Transfer Pathway 

Dr. René Lozano Gets Students Transfer-Ready | ElCo Chats





Santa Monica College (SMC) Information

Click to Apply to SMC or connect with a counselor.

Santa Barbara City College - Click here for more information.
Military Recruiters
 U.S. Navy - will have a table set up in front of the CCC during lunch on Thursday, November 30th

College Events/Workshops

College Knowledge Presentation Materials - Click Below
Out-of-State Colleges 

PJ's Essay Handout

Juniors -Applying to College 101 Series

-Maximize Your Summer - Timeline and Preparation for College Applications
If you missed this session, please find the slides here!

-College Application Workshop Recording:
The application overview covers the different colleges apps (UCs, CSUs, CommonApp) and can be found here!

College Admissions Panel RecordingMBEF and the MCHS College and Career Center presented the second installment of their two-part college admissions series. In case you missed it, click here to watch the recording, which features College & Career Center Counselor, Teby Wammack, and admissions officers from SMU, UCLA, USC, and the University of Wisconsin as they discuss how universities are managing the application process in this ever-changing landscape. This presentation is appropriate for both parents and students alike, and provides a richer understanding of the college admissions process from the perspective of admissions officers.

CCC College Rep Panel 3 22 2022 - YouTube

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - For more scholarship opportunities visit the CCC Scholarship Page HERE

California public high schools are required to submit a Cal Grant high school Grade Point Average (GPA) for all graduating seniors, unless the student or parent has opted out of the submission process. If you would like to opt out, please complete the Cal Grant GPA Opt Out Form and submit it to the CCC. More information about the Cal Grant is available on the California Student Aid Commission Website.

LOOKING FOR A JOB OR INTERNSHIP?  Check out the latest postings HERE
New Listing -
Mathnasium Is Hiring Math Tutors

 Are you CrAzY about math?
 Do you enjoy working with kids?
 Are you available weekdays from 4-7pm?
If so, we would love to hear from you and have you join our team. Please email your resume and cover letter or call us if you have any questions.
Mathnasium of El Segundo
630 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
El Segundo, CA, 90245
(310) 616-3181
Email: [email protected]

SUMMER PROGRAMS - See a few highlighted programs below. For more programs visit the CCC's summer programs page HERE


Denison University Summer Performing Arts Camp
Denison’s inaugural Summer TUTTI performing arts camp aims to give young artists a chance to realize this opportunity early in their development, providing both specialized training in their field and exposure to other creative outlets. The innovative 8-day performing arts camp is tailored to high school students who are passionate about dance, music, and theatre. The immersive residential program will give high schoolers a taste of life at a college focused on providing performing arts training on par with top conservatories alongside a life-shaping liberal arts education.

Johns Hopkins University Global Health Leaders Conference

Our international conference is a Johns Hopkins University student and faculty-led program open to students in grades 9-12. Through our conference, students from around the world learn about issues in global health, public health, and medicine through world-class lectures from leaders in these fields, develop connections with like-minded exceptional students, and share their own work and ideas on global health-related topics at the international scale. Featured speakers at our conference have included leading global health researchers, renowned professors, physicians, policy developers, and Nobel Prize winners. In short, the purpose of our program is to reach passionate students of all backgrounds from around the world and develop the next generation of leaders in global health, public health, and medicine.

Virtual conference programming will be held throughout the summer of 2024. The conference consists of a series of multiple virtual events on multiple days throughout June-August 2024. If an admitted student cannot attend parts of the programming live, there will be asynchronous options for students to watch the content they miss. The conference registration fee for admitted students is $99 USD; if the fee places a significant financial burden on a student’s family, financial assistance is available as we do not want the fee to be a barrier for any deserving student. There are also no application fees.

The conference application is available on our website ( and will be accepted until March 1st, 2024. Each year, admission into our program is competitive, so we highly encourage your students to apply at their earliest convenience.


Test Prep, Tutoring, Essay Writing Information
- See all Test Prep, Practice Test, and Essay Workshop Offerings on the Standardized Testing Page under the College tab on the MCHS Website.



Compass Education Test Prep:


 FREE Digital Adaptive PSAT and SAT and ACT Test Prep




PJ's Test Prep -

FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test is coming up on December 3, 2023. If interested and would like to join please click here:

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!


Revolution Prep:


The  Holiday Gift Card Program has officially launched, providing all Mira Costa High School families with a free $200 Gift Card to use toward private and small group tutoring packages of their choice! This year, we’ve added in a special offer -- families who purchase a package in November will receive an additional $50 off (that’s $250 now through 11/30).After November 30, the gift card amount will be $200 from December 1, 2023, to December 22, 2023. 


ACT Practice Exam: Saturday, February 3, 2024 I  Online!  I FREE

Digital SAT Practice Exam:  Saturday, February  3, 2024 |  Online! I FREE 


 Step 1:  Register here:  Mira Costa landing page


Step 2: schedule a free 30-minute score report review with a Revolution Prep testing expert to help you interpret the results and develop a customized plan to prepare. Please schedule this appointment for the few days after the exam. You can pre-schedule this Score Report Review here:


Step 3: Attend the mock exam and get your results immediately with Revolution Prep’s mobile scoring app!


Questions? If you have additional questions or want to learn more about Revolution Prep, you can reach out to Jean Stroud at (818) 217-0951 or by email at [email protected].