High School Information
Richard Intlekofer, High School Counselor | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
Counselor's Corner News and Notes for December 2018:
Seniors and parents! Don’t forget to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! This form is highly recommended for all seniors who plan to move on to higher education after graduation. You may be eligible for financial aid…the only way to find out is to apply! You may find the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. For assistance, contact your counselor Richard.
We will be posting information about scholarships for our seniors as they become available. Here are a few to begin your search:
Ventura County Community Foundation Scholarships
Deadline: January 30, 2019 at 10pm (Pacific Time)
Award: Varies, depending on the scholarship
Eligibility: Each scholarship has its own eligibility criteria. Over 50 scholarships are available for students in Ventura County. Students may apply for a maximum of 5 scholarships.
Criteria: Completed application, transcript, two letters of recommendation and essay. To get more information, visit http://www.vccf.org then click on “Apply for Scholarships” at the top of the page.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation Scholars Program
Program opens: December 17, 2018
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Description: Honoring both our nation’s 40th President and his lasting legacy of leadership, the Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholars Program awards Ventura County high school seniors who exemplify outstanding leadership skills and personal character.
Award: $1,000 - $10,000.
Eligibility: Ventura County graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens; have a minimum 3.0 GPA; have exemplified outstanding leadership skills; community involvement and personal character; and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Criteria: Leadership, character, communication skills, academic achievement, commitment to Ventura County. For more information and to apply, go to: https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs
National Charity League, Inc. Conejo Valley Chapter
Deadline: January 14, 2019
Eligibility: College-bound high school senior girls in the Conejo Valley area who have volunteered their time to make a difference in their community. Applicant cannot herself, nor any member of her immediate family, be a member of National Charity League (NCL) now or anytime in the past.
Criteria: Essay, academic achievement, volunteer work and community service, letters of recommendation, completed application. Forms are available in the CCC.
Contact: For more information, contact NCL Representative at email@example.com
Community College Courses for Second Semester:
If you are interested in taking a class or two at your local college, be sure to contact your teacher and/or Richard for registration information.
CEC Semester Courses
Several Ventura County CEC (Career Education Center) courses are available for the second semester. See you teacher or Richard for information or register online at vcoe.org/cec.
Results from the October School Day PSAT are in! If you haven’t received your email with a link to the results, not to worry. Richard will send copies of your Score Reports out within the next few days. And, we have your original test booklets here for you to use when reviewing your answers. Please make an appointment with Richard to go over your scores and prepare for your next test, whether it be the PSAT or the SAT.
SAT School Day Coming Again!
Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the SAT here on our campus for free on Wednesday, March 27th. We will be sending out registration information shortly after the first of the year. We strongly recommend this exam for our 11th graders.
As always, if you have questions regarding any counseling issues, contact Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org