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.

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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!


  1. Twelfth grade families may now file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the 2019-20 school year. The deadline to file for many colleges is March 2, but I recommend getting it done by the end of the calendar year. The site is fafsa.ed.gov. This includes students who will be going to both four-year schools and community colleges. Richard is happy to help!
  1. For students at any grade level who wish to enroll in spring coursework at our local community colleges, now is a good time to begin planning. The Spring, 2019, schedules for Ventura, Oxnard, and Moorpark are all online. Pierce and Santa Monica are not up yet, but should be soon. For students taking Moorpark, VC, or Oxnard classes, the first day to register is November 21st...not that far away! Again, we need to complete a Concurrent Enrollment form and Memo of Understanding for you, and attach a current transcript. See your teacher or Richard for information!

Important News and Notes for November 2018:


A few items from your counselor:

  1. Cal State University Channel Islands is offering a new major in Mechatronics, one of only three such programs in the entire CSU system. From the Mechatronics major web page:


"As a CSUCI mechatronics student, you’ll be at the forefront of a rapidly growing field of engineering that combines computer hardware, electronics and mechanical engineering. You’ll work with faculty who do research in mobile robotics, embedded systems and unmanned aerial vehicles. And you’ll learn how engineering is influenced and impacted by business, politics and other social forces. CSUCI mechatronics students are also in good company — we’re one of only three CSUs that offer degrees in mechatronics."


For more information, visit the Mechatronics page at CSUCI: https://www.csuci.edu/academics/mechatronics.htm

  1. Parents of Seniors: As we mentioned earlier in the year, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open and ready for you to complete. See Richard for assistance!

  2. For those who wish to take college classes in the spring, now is the time to look into course registration.  The enrollment and registration process begins soon, so don't delay! See Richard for assistance!

  3. Finally, did you know that free bus transportation is offered for students enrolled in classes at all three of the Ventura County Community Colleges: Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura. This includes high school students taking college courses! See the flyer HERE.

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