High School Counselors

The resources below will be helpful in assisting students interested in attending Santa Rosa Junior College upon graduation, as well as for those students intending to take college classes concurrently with their high school courses. You may wish to bookmark this page to keep these helpful links easily accessible.


The SRJC Schools Relations and Outreach Office serves over 75 high schools in Sonoma County (and beyond by request) and works closely with high school counselors to schedule informational presentations, OpenCCC Apply Workshops, College Nights or other outreach activities at your high school site as staffing allows. Our goal is to provide student success workshops at every high school upon request. Please contact Michelle Poggi, Director, Student Outreach, for more information or to inquire about possible activities for your students.


High School Partnership Breakfast and Counselor Conference

All high schools counselors are welcome to attend the annual High School Partnership Breakfast and High School Counselor Conference. See the Events page for more information.


The Registration Schedule has changed for Summer and Fall 2018!

For Summer and Fall 2018, registration will take place earlier in the school year, before the students start summer break. Students will register for both semesters in two transactions during the same registration session. The new timeline provides many benefits:

1.       Allows students to plan ahead. 

2.       Allows high school seniors to register for fall term prior to summer break, and allows outreach staff to assist them with registration before they graduate.

3.       Provides ample time (June-July-Aug) to reach out to students who did not register during their priority registration date.

4.       Provides early fall semester enrollment projections to SRJC department chairs and faculty before entering summer break.

An earlier Registration Schedule creates a sense of urgency for students to take advantage of SRJC Student Outreach team visits to the high schools, but also creates a need for an earlier outreach timeline. The Student Outreach team is committed to providing services to assist students with applications for admission, Doyle Scholarship and Doyle Trustee Award applications, enrollment/registration in Counseling 270 courses for Spring 2018, and enrollment/registration in Summer 2018 and Fall 2018 courses. In addition, we are bringing placement testing back to the high school sites. English placement testing will take place in the fall (October & November) and math placement testing will take place in the spring (January & February). Students will be staged for success at SRJC before graduation!

Please see below for a general overview of the plan for SRJC outreach this year, and who to contact to schedule our visits to your school.


Fall 2017 semester

High School Partnership Breakfast
September 22
Seniors Presentations & Spring 2017 Application Workshops
English placement testing (on high school campuses)
College Nights/Parent Information Nights/College & Career Fairs
High School Counselor Conference
October 13
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops
Senior Enrollment Workshops (for concurrent enrollment in Spring semester COUN 270)
Starting December 8

Spring 2018 semester

Spring semester COUN 270 Classes (see Schedule of Classes)
Math placement testing (on high school campuses)
Financial Aid Information Nights/Cash for College Workshops
College and Career Fairs
Summer/Fall 2018 Application Workshops
Senior Enrollment Workshops (for enrollment in Summer AND Fall 2018 classes; for new fully matriculated students with COUN 270 successfully completed)
Starting April 18
Senior Day
April 21 (Petaluma Campus)
April 28 (Santa Rosa Campus)

Contacts (Subject to change):

Seniors Presentations/Workshops/College Nights/Fairs: Michelle Poggi |mbooher-poggi@santarosa.edu | 707-521-7854      

Placement Testing: Parveen Dennis | pdennis@santarosa.edu | 707-521-7823

Financial Aid/Cash for College Nights: Margaret Mann | mmann@santarosa.edu | 707-524-1545

Campus Tours: Drina Ochoa | aochoa@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4863

Campus Visits/CTE Departments: Oscar Guajardo | oguajardo@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4858

EOPS presentations: Rafael Vázquez | rvasquez@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4585

ELL Presentations (classroom presentations or ELAC meetings):

Yesenia Hurtado | yhurtado@santarosa.edu | 707-778-4194

Colleen Olmstead | colmstead@santarosa.edu | 707-527-4611  


Application Workshops (Online Application for Admission/Doyle Applications) for High School Seniors - Helpful Hints

OpenCCC Apply workshops for high school seniors will be held in October/November 2017 (for Spring 2018) and in March 2018 (for Summer/Fall 2018) at high schools throughout the Sonoma County Junior College District (or at schools outside the SRJC District, by request.) These workshops are hands-on and will provide the student with assistance in submitting their online Application for Admission, Doyle Scholarship applications, and prepare them to register for a Spring 2018 Counseling 270 class. Each student should know their cumulative GPA (9th-11th grade, unweighted) in order to submit the appropriate Doyle Scholarship application based on their GPA.

Have students bring the following to the workshop:

  1. Photo Identification (required, if any additional forms or assistance is needed to process their application)
  2. If a student has already submitted an online application, be sure they know their OpenCCC Apply Username and password as well as their SRJC Student ID (SID) number and PIN.
  3. Log in information (user name and password) to an email account they will use for college, and can access during the workshop
  4. Cell phone to use for calling the OpenCCC Help line, if needed
  5. Pen or pencil

Follow the Steps for New Students to ensure your success:

  • Step 1: Apply
  • Step 2: Assessment
  • Step 3: Orientation
  • Step 4: Education Plan and Counseling
  • Step 5: Enroll





Other Resources

Other helpful links are listed on the Resources page, or go to the Santa Rosa Junior College Home page for more options.