Academic Counseling

Academic Counseling


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Please check here REGULARLY for information about upcoming scholarships that you may qualify for:

Health Sciences - Nursing

Deadline: Varies

Open to: This website provides access to a variety of different scholarships to those interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. For specific scholarship details, deadlines and requirements, go to:


Deadline: Throughout the year

Open to: A variety of students

To create a student profile and get application details go to:

Deadline: Varies

Open to: Students of varying grade levels

Interested in being an advocate for social change?  Get involved with any one of the many campaigns Do Something has going on!

For application details, go to:

Local Scholarships

Silver Lakes Educational Foundation

Scholarships varying from $100 to $4000

Please see your counselor for more information.


All students grades K-12 are eligible to take advantage of the opportunity to take college classes at little to no cost through the concurrent enrollment program.  Victor Valley College and Barstow College both allow students to enroll in their courses for full credit.  Taking the appropriate classes now could mean that your student will be earning transferable college credit while still enrolled in Helendale School District.  I 

See your counselor for more information. 


Transcripts are sent out at your request.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you have requested and provided ample time for transcripts to be sent out to meet deadlines.  Fill out a transcript request form in the front office to have your records sent to the colleges and programs of your choice. 



Need a letter of recommendation for a college or scholarship application?  Here are some suggestions regarding how to go about getting the one you'll need:

♦Create a list of the accomplishments you'd specifically like noted.  Include GPA, Honor Roll awards, sports achievements, leadership positions, community involvement, and any other nominations you may have received throughout high school.  Make the appropriate number of copies so that each person writing a letter will get this list.

♦Identify the teachers/coaches/leaders that you would like to receive a letter from and provide them with your list.

♦Ensure that you give them adequate time to get the letter back to you.  I would suggest at least ONE WEEK.

♦It will be in your best interest to have a hard copy of the letter as well as a digital file to email or upload when necessary.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application opens on October 1st. Students should apply prior to March 2nd. 

For a list of required documents and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to the Help page on the FAFSA website at

Please ensure that whenever you are looking at or working on the FAFSA you are on the correct site  There are other sites that look similar but will charge you a fee to file the FAFSA.  The true FAFSA is completely FREE!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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