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.





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





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





Step 2:  (After Watching the Presentation




(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


Sierra College Career Confirmation Survey


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: