Whitney High School

Sierra Promise
 

Whitney High School has partnered with Sierra College to be part of the Sierra Promise!  The Sierra Promise is a commitment to provide local high school students the opportunity to go to college.

 

Students who commit to Sierra Promise can:

  • Receive help with all the steps to get into college

  • Get earlier access to college classes

  • Explore careers and majors

  • Create a fast-track plan to complete your degree or certificate

Students who commit to Sierra Promise get additional services and support. These include:

  • Priority registration for your first semester, an education and career plan, assistance with financial aid/scholarships

  • Referrals to support and success programs such as RISE, Guardian Scholars, Puente, EOPS, etc.

  • Referrals to additional career and academic resources

  • Workshops and events to help with registration and orientation

In return, Promise Scholars commit to the following:

  • Complete the FAFSA or Dream application

  • Participate in registration and orientation events sponsored by Sierra Promise

  • Enroll in 30 or more units within your first year (summer, fall, spring)

Do Promise Scholars also get their tuition paid for? 

Probably!  If you complete your end of the Sierra Promise commitment and are a California resident, you will be eligible to have your first year of tuition covered through either the California College Promise Grant (need-based) or the AB19 State Promise Grant (non-need-based). 

 

Learn more about Sierra College Financial Aid Assistance including Grants, Scholarships, Student Employment, Loans, CCPG (formerly BOG) Fee Waiver, and Book Vouchers.

 

Learn more with the Sierra Promise FAQs.

 

 

1.  APPLY TO SIERRA COLLEGE

 

Come to the WHS Counseling Office to:

Schedule an appointment with a Sierra College Enrollment Specialist.

 

Or you can apply on your own (click the image above): 

SC Apply

 

 
 
 

2.  COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

 

Step 1:  Watch (below) the New Student:  Career & Academic Planning Presentation

 

 

 

 

Step 2:  (After Watching the Presentation

 

Complete:  SIERRA COLLEGE PROMISE INTRODUCTION SURVEY

 

(Click the image below for resources that are used in the survey)

 

Sierra College New Student

 

 

Step 3:  (After Watching the Presentation)

 

Complete:  Based on where you are in your Career Planning, click and complete the survey (below) that is right for you.

 

Sierra College Career Exploration Survey

OR

Sierra College Career Confirmation Survey

OR

Sierra College Career Preparation Survey

 
 
 

(Click the image below for career planning resources that may be used in the surveys above)

 
 
SC Career Coach
 
 
 

 

3. Schedule a Transition Counselor Appointment

 

You have just completed the New Student Group Counseling.  Next, you need to: 

 

Accept the College Terms and Conditions in mySierra, AND

Submit your Transcripts, AND

 

(Click below)

Schedule a Transition Counselor appointment at

Whitney High School

 

During your Transition Counseling appointment you will: