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. 

Seniors -

Senior Class of 2023 - 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 (listed under "college visits") prior to the meeting to attend.

January 11th at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 12th at 10:20am (Office Hours)
January 13th at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 17th at 10:20am (Office Hours)
January 17th at 3:30pm (After School)
January 18th at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 19th at 10:20am (Office Hours)
January 23rd at 12:47pm (Lunch)
January 23rd at 3:30pm (After School)
January 24th at 10:23am (Office Hours)

January 30th at 12:47 pm (Lunch)

NOTE: We are confirming donors for the class of 2023 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.


American Legion’s Boys and Girls State Programs are seeking applicants. This year a co-ed boys and girls program will be offered June 17 – 24th and a Girls State (Girls only) program will be offered June 26th – July 1st.
Both are participatory programs in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. If selected, students attend the week-long program at Sacramento State University.

Boys & Girls State (Co-ed)
Date: June 17-June 24, 2023
Where: California State University, Sacramento
Cost: Approx. $550 per delegate (includes room & board + transportation)
To Apply: Pick up application in the CCC and turn in by Friday, January 13th.

Girls State (Girls Only)
Date: June 26-July 1, 2023
Where: California State University, Sacramento
Cost: Approx. $550 per delegate (includes room & board + transportation) To Apply: Turn in a copy of your Resume or Brag Sheet to the CCC by Friday, January 13th.

Opportunities for all students:

The Office of Congressman Ted W. Lieu would like to invite you to attend the Congressman’s 8th Annual Bipartisan, Multi-District Service Academy Day to present on your office’s Service Academy Nomination process and meet with prospective students.


This event will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the DaVinci Schools in El Segundo, CA. Ample free parking will be provided. This event is open to students, parents, and educators. Attached you will find a flyer that we encourage you to distribute to your community, local schools, and school districts so that it may reach as many students as possible.


A representative from the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and the United States Coast Guard Academy will be in attendance to deliver brief presentations and to answer student and parent questions. Additionally, prospective students can engage with current students during a student panel and prospective parents can engage with current parents during a parent panel. Our event will also include our Panel Supporting Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) Applicants featuring Service Academy representatives that specialize in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outreach, as well as current and previous service members that have insight for BIPOC applicants considering this education and career path.


Each congressional office present will also have the opportunity to meet with prospective students and parents during the event. Students will have ample time to connect with congressional offices to learn of specific application requirements for congressional nominations, which are required for students to apply to a Service Academy.


Please contact Aurelia Friedman and Karen Calderon in our office at or (323) 651-1040 with any questions. Please RSVP no later than Friday, January 20, 2023, by visiting the following registration link:





The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is thrilled to host our Reagan Leadership Summit once again. We are reaching out as we’d love to have your high school students attend this program next month on February 3 and 4.

President Ronald Reagan worked across differences throughout his life and he embodied a leadership style that empowered others. From reaching across the aisle with rivals such as Speaker Tip O'Neill or Senator Ted Kennedy, or past the Iron Curtain to General Secretary Mikhail Gorbechev - President Reagan worked with unlikely partners to achieve shared goals. In his own circles, he recognized that great leaders inspire others to do great things. The 2023 Reagan Leadership Summit will reflect President Reagan’s commitment to leadership through collaboration and cultivation. The summit will focus on the importance of building coalitions with unlikely partners in order to create positive change.

Students will hear from speakers making change in their communities, learn new leadership tools and strategies, and expand their networks by meeting fellow students from across the country.  Young leaders can apply the lessons they learn throughout the conference to their engagement within their community and nation.

We invite your students to join us at the Reagan Foundation in Simi Valley, CA on February 3 and 4 for this incredible event. The student registration link can be found here. Please reach out to [email protected] for any questions.

College Representative Visits - in the CCC
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*

*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 is available in the CCC.
Please contact the CCC with any questions ext. 5253.

Tuesday February 14th, 2023
The Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD) representative will be on campus during office hours for a visit.
Please sign-up in the CCC or through Naviance.

Tuesday March 28th, 2023
The University of Arizona representative will be on campus during office hours for a visit.
Please sign up through Naviance or in the CCC

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

Playa Vista Optimists Essay ContestThe Playa Vista Optimists Essay Contest is now seeking entries for the Optimist International 2022-23 Essay Contest.  The contest affords young people the opportunity to write about their own opinions regarding the world in which they live.  The Club winner will receive a $300 stipend and will advance to the District contest. District winners are awarded a plaque and a $2500 college scholarship funded by Optimist International Foundation.Topic:  Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?Who: Youth under age 19 as of 10/1/22.  There is no minimum age. Deadline:  January 31, 2023 - Click HERE or go to: for fillable contest application/entry form. Questions - email: [email protected] 
Flyer attached at the bottom of this page.

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 2023. The conference consists of a series of multiple virtual events on multiple days throughout June-August 2023. 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 February 12th, 2023. Each year, admission into our program is competitive, so we highly encourage your students to apply at their earliest convenience.


Community College Information

El Camino College Information:
El Camino will be visiting the CCC on February 8th and every other week moving forward. Sign-up in the CCC for a one-on-one meeting. 

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

Request a counseling appointment:
Virtual information Desk:

New Student Orientation - Get the guidance you need to start your college experience the right way.  Learn about El Camino College's academic majors and degrees, student support programs, and the many resources available to help you succeed.  Orientations offered weekly.  RSVP here or by contacting the Warrior Welcome Center at 310-660-3405 or [email protected].

Santa Monica College (SMC) Information

SMC will be visiting the CCC on February 9th. Sign-up in the CCC for a one-on-one meeting. 

Apply to SMC or connect with a counselor.

Santa Barbara City College - Click here for more information.


SoCal ROC Spring semester enrollment has begun! 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 bus transportation to and from our center for all Mira Costa students enrolled in our 1:15pm and 4:15pm classes! Your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist is available in the CCC to answer any questions every Monday morning. Add your name to the sign up sheet in the CCC to meet with her ASAP!

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.

PJ's Test Prep -

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!
FREE SAT/ACT Practice Test + Seminar coming up on December 4th. Details and signups are at
See flyer attached to the bottom of this page.

Revolution Prep:

PSAT Now What? parent presentation:  Monday, February 13, 2023 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm PT | In person, on campus


Practice SAT:  Saturday, February 4 & March 25, 2023 | 9:00am – 1:00 pm PDT | Live Online! 

Practice ACT:  Saturday, February 4 & March 25, 2023 | 9:00am – 1:00 pm PDT | Live Online!   


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].