High School

High School Information

Richard Intlekofer, High School Counselorrichard.intlekofer@roavc.com

A graduate of Notre Dame and Cal Lutheran University, Richard began his career in education at Sequoia Intermediate School in Newbury Park in 1973.  He was a counselor at Newbury Park High School for 23 years until his retirement in June of 2013.  He joined the River Oaks staff in February of 2015 as the high school counselor.  He is thrilled to be working with students, parents, and staff at this very special school.

ROA HEADLINES: Aug 21st - First Day of School ● Sept 3rd - Labor Day NO SCHOOL ● Sept 10th - Local Holiday NO SCHOOL ● Sept 19th - Local Holiday NO SCHOOL

Welcome to the counseling page for River Oaks Academy!

Visit this page often to locate resources that will help you plan your journey towards high school graduation, and beyond! The process of preparing for your future can seem overwhelming at times, but, trust us… it will all work out! River Oaks offers ongoing support through Claudia, your teachers, our staff, and your counselor, Richard Intlekofer. Take full advantage of all that this very special school has to offer. And, enjoy the ride!

As you scroll through the Counselor’s Corner, you will see important and urgent information listed first, followed by general resources regarding graduation requirements, educational opportunities as a River Oaks student, college resources, career information, work permit requirements, and more!

Important News and Notes for August 2018:

The PSAT and SAT are coming!

River Oaks will offer two pre-college exams here on campus on Wednesday, October 10:

SAT: This exam is intended for seniors, though all students are permitted. We will send out registration information to all seniors soon. As the SAT is offered at no cost to our students, we encourage those of you in Grade 12 to register. The exam begins at 8 am and concludes by about noon or 1pm, depending on whether you wish to take the exam with or without the essay.  You will register with Tezo, and NOT on the College Board site. Details to follow!

PSAT: The PSAT will also be offered here at River Oaks on October 10, at no cost to our students.  This practice test for the SAT is recommended for 11th graders, though younger students are also eligible. Because this is a practice exam, we again encourage our juniors to register. You will receive valuable guidance after the exam that will assist you in preparing for the SAT.  You will register with Tezo, and not on the College Board site. Details will follow for this exam, as well!

SAT: River Oaks also offers a Saturday administration of the SAT on Saturday, November 3, at 7:30 am on our campus.  We do not cover the cost of this administration, and you will be registering at www.collegeboard.com . One reason to register for a Saturday exam is that the Subject Tests will be administered only on Saturdays. See Richard if you have questions.

WORK PERMITSAll students who work for pay must hold a valid Work Permit from the State of California. The Permit is issued by River Oaks; applications are available from Beverly in the office. There are two steps to the process: students complete the “Statement of Intent to Employ/Request for Work Permit,” and bring this form to Beverly for processing. This form requires the signature of the prospective employer. Then, Beverly completes the “Permit to Employ and Work,” and issues a copy of the permit to the student to give to the employer. We keep the original here. Please allow 24 hours for processing.

Important note!  All Work Permits expire five days after school begins. So, if you have a current Work Permit, you must complete a new one for this school year. Contact Richard if you have questions. Be sure to read the Work Permit requirements on Page Two!

For students holding Entertainment Industry Work Permits, see either your teacher, or Beverly, or Richard. The process for this permit is somewhat different.

Career Resources, Community College opportunities, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Volunteer Resources, College Search and Applications, Resume Writing, and more…coming soon!

High school families may make appointments with Richard Intlekofer, River Oaks Counselor, by contacting him at richard.intlekofer@roavc.com.
Here’s to a successful school year!

High School Handbook
Independent Study Policy
May 29th - Year-End Party & Graduation
May 31st - Last Day of School
ROA Registration
High School Master Agreement & Acknowledgement
Richard Intlekofer, Counselor