Riverside Counseling 2016-10-25T04:51:13+00:00

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Hello Encore Juniors! This page was created to better support you throughout the year. Your academic and personal growth is priority to us here at Encore High School and this website is here to assist you in that. This year is bound to be an amazing one! Ask questions, do your best and get involved! Here is to an amazing year! Please take a minute to browse through the page and feel free to contact me at any point if you have any questions/concerns or would like guidance.

~College Highlight~

I have chosen to highlight Cal Poly Pomona. With great in-state tuition/fees for the 2015/16 school year of $6,976.00, Cal Poly Pomona has a lot to offer for the price. In addition to their 250 campus clubs they also participate in NCAA Division II varsity sports. They boast a 25:1 student/teacher ratio and offer on campus housing including apartments for single students. To request information from CPP click here. (U.S. News, 2016) (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2016).

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Helpful Links

For links and information pertaining to Juniors, such as the PSAT, please click on the Class of 2018 tab.

Google Translate/Translator Google

Click here for google translate/translator google! Simply copy and paste any portion of this website into google translate/translator google and view contents in the language of your choice.

Need Help With Math or Science Homework??

The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is an over-the-phone, mathematics and science tutoring service. It is completely free and easy to use. Click here for the website and tutoring phone number! So awesome!

Interested in Academic Summer Enrichment?

Duke University offers summer programs that do exactly that…enrich you academically. Click here to explore their website, get details on summer programs and to find the one for you!

Welcome Juniors!

Hello Juniors! Welcome to your counseling resource page. This page is dedicated to you and will answer many of your questions. Please take a few minutes to browse around. For those of you that have not met me face to face, I look forward to meeting you soon. For those of you who are returning, I will continue to be your academic counselor. Lets have a great year!

Ms. Mota

Remind Class of 2018!

Sign-up for the Class of 2018 remind! This is the method I use year-round to get you important information. To receive messages, text @c8bdh to 81010.

Helpful College and Career Links – Start Planning Today!

  • Californiacolleges.edu link; The official source for college and career planning in California
  • BigFuture, College Board link; college planning/selection/search, career exploration
  • For Career/Occupation, the Occupational Outlook Handbook shows duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Link
  • University of California link
  • California State University admissions/CSUMentor link 
  • The Common Application link 
  • Free Application for Federal student Aid/FAFSA link 

Early Assessment Program, EAP

EAP is an assessment that shows your readiness for college level Math and English. Click here to gain a better understand of EAP!


Encore will be offering the PSAT in Oct.  19, 2016. It is free for Juniors to take. Please come see me to sign up for the test now.

College Admissions Tests

SAT and the ACT are both college admissions test that are used in the application process of four year Colleges/Universities. It is wise to take one or both of these tests either at the end of your junior year or over the summer prior to senior year. This will give you the opportunity to take it again at the beginning of your senior year if you wish to improve your score. Happy testing!

Need Help With Math or Science Homework??

The Harvey Mudd College Homework Hotline is an over-the-phone, mathematics and science tutoring service. It is completely free and easy to use. Click here for the website and tutoring phone number! So awesome!

Upcoming SAT Test Date

For those taking the SAT, the following are the test dates/registration deadlines:

  • Oct. 1, 2016. Late registration deadline is Sept. 20, 2016.
  • Nov. 5, 2016. Registration deadline is Oct. 7, 2016.
  • Dec. 3, 2016. Registration Nov. 3, 2016.
  • Click here to register now.

Upcoming ACT Test Date

For those taking the ACT, the following are the test dates/registration deadlines:

  • Oct. 22, 2016. Registration deadline is Sept. 16, 2016.
  • Dec. 10, 2016. Registration deadline is Nov. 4, 2016.
  • Click here to register now.
  • Fastweb: http://www.fastweb.com/
  • Scholly Scholarship Search Engine link. You can also download their app from this link. Very cool!
  • GoodCall Scholarship Search Engine: link
  • DiscoverStudentLoans.com/scholarship link; no purchase or student loan necessary to enter or win.
  • Google Global Science Fair Competition link
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, RMHC link
  • Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship link
  • B Davis Scholarship link
  • College Jump Start Scholarship link
  • National WWII Museum Annual Essay Contest link
  • Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest link
  • DNA Day Essay Contest link
  • DVL, Dreamers, Visionaries & Leaders Legacy Scholarship Project link
  • I will also be sending information about scholarships via your class remind101 so please sign up today!!