• Welcome & Program/Events

    The College/Career Center is located near the Multi-purpose Room in the Administration Building and is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  College and post-secondary career option representatives will be visiting throughout the year to provide information to students and families.

    Ongoing Programs 

    College Representative Visits - Colleges visiting this fall will be listed in Naviance under the Colleges tab>College Visits and on the college representatives link to the left.
    FlexTime Programs - Students must sign up in FlexiSched for Flextime programs. See page to left for details of upcoming programs.
    Financial Aid/Scholarship Resources - Student Scholarship Workshops, parent help with the FAFSA, and scholarship resources are available through the College/Career Center.
    Naviance AssistanceNaviance Family Connection offers students a variety of career exploration tools. Stop into the Career Center during open hours for information about career assessments and other tools available to help select possible future careers. 
    18th Birthday - Students receive a voter registration form, "When You Turn 18" publication from the California Bar Foundation, and male students receive information on registering for Selective Service.   Those 18+ can also register to vote online at Register to Vote.
    College Intake Appointments with Vista Counselors - Beginning August 28, seniors who are applying to private or out of state colleges may make a college intake appointment with their counselor by seeing Mrs. Calderwood.  See flyer for details on when and how to make this appointment.
    Information & Assistance - Get help with college/career exploration resources, college application information, volunteer/internship/employment opportunities, community enrichment programs and more.
    Tutoring Programs
    • Peer Tutor Program - Students who have completed a class with an A or B, with teacher's approval, may sign up to be on the Peer Tutor List.  Students are paid $11 per hour.  The  current Peer Tutor List can be found on the Vista Naviance Home Page under "document resources."  Application here.
    • Free Math Tutoring with Intel Volunteers - Tuesdays after school.  Application to be matched with an Intel tutor here.
    Evening Events for Students & Families
    UCLA Information Night - Tuesday, October 2 in the Vista Library.  This regional informational session will be offered by the UCLA Deputy Director of Admissions.  A link will be provided for signing up closer to the event.  Vista seniors will receive the link via e-mail.  Others can request it by signing up in the Career Center.
    FAFSA Night - Thursday, October 4, 6-9 p.m. in the Vista Library.  Volunteers from the California Commission on Student Aid will be on hand to present information about the FAFSA and student aid, and then assist families with completing their application. Registration is required. THIS EVENT IS FULL.
    • FAFSA help workshops will be held in the Career Center after school on October 24, November 14, and December 5 from 1:45-2:45 p.m.
    FCUSD College Fair - Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6-8 p.m. @ Folsom High School. 100+ colleges will be represented with several breakout sessions offered. 
    • Other area college fair dates & locations being held this fall can be found here.

    Naviance Night for Parents - Thursday, November 8, 6-7 p.m. in the Vista Library. Want to know about the many features in Naviance that help support college & career exploration, SAT test preparation, resume building tools, and more?  Attend this evening program to learn about this great program!

    College Night for Freshmen/Sophomores - January 23, 6:30 p.m. in the Multi.  Vanessa Ea from the University of Colorado will share what students can be doing now to best prepare for college and the application process.
    Folsom Lake College Parent/Student Information Night - January 29, 2019, 6 p.m. in the Vista del Lago Multipurpose Room.  Receive information from FLC's Outreach Specialists about degree programs, certificates and transferring to a 4-year university from FLC.  The application process, including information about assessments, orientation, education plans and registrations will be included.  There will also be some information about financial aid resources and how to qualify for free tuition through the California Promise Program for first year students.
    Out of State Mini College Fair & "Why Consider Out of State" Presentation - Tuesday, February 12, 6 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room.
    Military Options Information Night - March 13, 6 p.m. in the Library.  This evening will consist of a brief presentation by each of the branches of military service, information about ROTC Scholarship programs, plus the video, "The 5 Pointed Star" about the 5 U.S. Service Academies.  The evening ends with an opportunity to talk one-on-one with recruiters and other representatives. 
    Additional Programs
    ASVAB  Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery - November 28 and March 27 from 1:45-4:45 p.m. This 3-hour test is offered in the Vista Career Center twice a year and includes an interpretation session. Interpretation sessions scheduled two weeks after the test.  Results are useful in helping to determine a student's strengths and best career matches.  Test results are utilized by the military to help determine likely career options in the military, but are useful to the student whether or not they plan a military career. Test is free and confidential. Signup in the Career Center.
    Senior Military Sendoff - Thursday, May 16, 11 a.m. in the Student Union.  Students who have enlisted in military service will be recognized at this event for students, families and staff. 
    Vista Summer Preceptorship Program - For Vista Juniors. This month-long summer program allows students to experience a job sector through a job shadow/internship experience, while attending weekly career success classes. See website for more information. Details about the 2019 program will be available during Term 2.
  • Julie Calderwood

    College/Career Center Clerk

    (916) 294-2410 ex. 410138


    Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


    Signup for REMIND!  Receive text updates by texting the following to 81010: 

    • Scholarship updates text "@vdlscholar"
    • College rep visit updates text "@vdlrepvis"
    • Program and event updates, text "@vdlccc" 

    Past Remind Notes


    College Reps:  If you would like to visit Vista del Lago this fall, please check RepVisits to sign up or e-mail Jcalderwood@fcusd.org if no times on RepVisits work for you. (Note:  there is another Vista del Lago in Moreno Valley, CA)




    See the Vista del Lago Naviance Resource Guide here!



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