JuniorsImportant information for Juniors



Link to Junior Meeting Resources 2020-21


Future Seniors Information 

Getting ready for your senior year and preparing for college applications starts now.  Here is some valuable future seniors information for you and your parents.


SAT 2020-21

For those of you thinking about taking the SAT this school year, here is everything you need to know: College Board quick reference guide

Although many colleges are not considering the SAT or ACT for admission for the Fall of 2021, some are test optional where the results can be considered for course placement.  Reach out to Mr. Zappala with any questions you have about the SAT and ACT.


UCSD Speaker

 Monday, November 2 / 12:30-1:30

A UCSD admissions representative will speak to students and any interested parents.  She will speak about the admissions process for UCSD and the UC system, and answer any questions you may have. 

Open to 11th and 12th graders.  Check your supervising teachers’ Google Classroom for Zoom link.

SDSU Speaker

Friday, November 6 / 11:00-12:00

An SDSU admissions representative will speak to students and any interested parents.  She will speak about the admissions process for SDSU and the CSU system, and answer any questions you may have. 


Meeting for all Juniors 

 Monday, Oct. 5 / 12:30-1:30 

Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year.  

You can preview some of the topics that will be covered at Junior Meeting Resources 2020-21 (this is also located under the Counseling tab on the Mt. Everest website)


National College Fairs

Hello Juniors and Seniors. With college descending upon us it is time for seniors to think about where to apply to college for Fall 2021 and for juniors to begin exploring colleges for Fall 2022. College Fairs will be virtual this year, so get information on which fair is right for you. Here is information that should prove helpful to both Juniors and Seniors:


Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series

The Monday College Knowledge Webinar Series is an opportunity to get valuable information to help you in the college application process. Please sign up for these webinars ASAP since participation is limited. Reach out to Mr. Zappala (rzappala@sandi.net) with any questions you have.


Women in Computer Science

ComputerScience.org has created an extensive guide geared towards women in computer science. This guide discusses the gap amongst women in the computer science field, the benefits of a career in computer science, and how universities are working to gain the momentum of females in the field of CS. Most importantly, this guide offers resources that will help women begin their journey to a rewarding and successful STEM career by listing free online courses, summer camps, scholarship information, and top female-dominated computer science programs.



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Meeting for all Juniors

Thursday, October 3 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafteria

Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year. Free pizza will be served!

Explore Career Paths and Majors

Monday, September 23 / 11:00-2:30 / Mesa College
Juniors and Seniors! Mesa College is having an "Explore Career Paths and Majors" fair on September 23rd from 11:00-2:30. If you are interested, please sign up in the MEA front office by September 23.



Community College Informational Meeting

Friday, April 12 / 12:00 noon / Room 6
Juniors and Seniors: If you are planning on attending Mesa or another San Diego community college after high school, please come to the meeting on April 12th at noon in room 6. A Mesa admissions representative will be here to talk about enrollment, the benefits that the community college option has to offer, the transfer process, financial aid and answer any questions you have.

Meeting for all Juniors

Wednesday, October 3 / 11:55-12:30 / Cafeteria
Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year. Free pizza will be served!

Torch Award Essay Scholarship for Seniors and Juniors

Offered through the Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau is currently accepting applications for the 2018 Torch Awards for Ethics Scholarship Program. This program is open to all members of the graduating class of 2019 and 2020, with five cash scholarships being awarded. Students who write the best essays over "The Importance of Ethics and Integrity in our Community" will be awarded in conjunction with their annual Torch Awards for Ethics event that honors ethical businesses within the community. Application

SAT Dates

The SAT test dates for 2018-19 are as follows:

  • October 6, 2018
  • November 3, 2018
  • December 1, 2018
  • March 9, 2019
  • May 4, 2019
  • June 1, 2019

Students need to register by September 7 to be able to take the upcoming test on October 6.



One-day Preparation Workshops for Juniors

Cal-SOAP offers one-day test preparation workshops on various dates and locations. Registration is online at http://sandiegocalsoap.com/star/Events under the "Test Prep" tab. SAT Prep dates include January 20 at San Ysidro High, March 3 at UCSD, April 21 at Chula Vista High or May 12 at UCSD. ACT Prep dates include January 27 at San Ysidro High, April 7 at Chula Vista High or May 19 at UCSD. Instructor: Karla Whitaker.

SWAG SAT Prep Academy

Students With Academic Goals (SWAG) is an intensive, 3-week SAT Prep Academy located at Bayview Baptist Church, weekdays June 14-29. Students must currently be in Grade 9, 10 or 11. The program includes SAT Instruction, Tutoring, Lunch, Team-Building and Field Trips to three local universities. SWAG applications are due March 23; it is a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed. Families must attend an Orientation in May and students must take a pre-test on June 2. Information and Application:http://sandiegocalsoap.com/star/Events#567

SAT Scholars

SAT Scholars is an intensive SAT Prep Academy located at USD (University of San Diego) over the course of 7 Saturdays: June 30-August 11. Students must currently be in Grade 9, 10 or 11 and must have taken Integrated Math III or higher by June 2018. Each session is 8:30am-12:30pm. Unlike SWAG, this program doesn't include field trips, food, tutoring, etc. It is strictly SAT Preparation instruction. SAT Scholars applications are due April 13; it is a competitive process and acceptance is not guaranteed. Information and Application: http://sandiegocalsoap.com/star/Events#569

UC Application Presentation

Monday, Sept. 25 / 2:15-3:00 / MEA Cafeteria
An admissions officer from UCSD will come to Mt. Everest Academy to present on the application process for all Universities of California in general, and specifically on UC San Diego admissions. Parents are welcome!

Meeting for all Juniors

Tuesday, Oct. 3 / 11:55-12:30 / MEA Cafeteria
Mr. Zappala will discuss what is important to focus on for 11th graders, and what to think about as they become seniors next year. Free pizza will be served!

UCLA Open House

Saturday, October 7 / 9:00-3:00 / UCLA
Hello Juniors and Seniors. UCLA is having an open house on October 7th. This is your chance to hear about the admissions process, housing, financial aid and much more. If you are thinking about applying to UCLA this is a great opportunity to get the answers to your questions. Link to registration.

Adelphi University presentation for Juniors & Seniors

Friday, Oct. 20 / 1:30-2:30 / MEA Cafeteria

Link to Adelphi University

BBB Scholarships for Juniors

Hello class of 2018 and 2019! Try your hand at this BBB scholarship. There are not too many scholarships available to juniors so don't let this one go by. Also, here is a good opportunity to get involved. Look into the student ambassador program, and begin building or demonstrating your leadership skills. The deadline is October 17, 2017. Colleges love to see this quality in their applicants!!!! Good luck!



Reagan Foundation Scholarships

Check out this Reagan foundation website for scholarship and educational opportunities.


Meeting for Juniors on 10/26/16

Mr. Zappala met with juniors to help them prepare for becoming seniors next year. Here are the agenda and resources that were discussed: 11th grade Workshop.pdf

Big Future

Choosing a college is a big and exciting decision. Big Future can help you with exploring your interests and finding a college that will put you on a path to a bright future. Also get information on financial aid, grants and scholarships.


Meet with Admissions Experts

Hello Juniors! Here is an opportunity to hear from admissions experts from Harvard, Princeton, Wellesley, Yale and the University of Virginia right here in San Diego on October 20, 2016. Just go to the website, sign up and you are in. http://www.hpuwy.com



Community College Information

Below is a link containing information for 10th and 11th graders wishing to take a class at Mesa, Miramar or City college next school year. Follow the directions for special part time high school students, and remember to bring the supplemental application to Mr. Zappala for signature as soon as possible if you plan on taking a class over the Summer and before the end of the school year if you plan on taking a class in the Fall since classes begin before we return on August 29th. Any questions please see Mr. Zappala.

Important Information for Juniors

Hello Juniors,

Here is information about the new SAT being rolled out in January. You can also get information on the ACT , test prep, the difference between the ACT and SAT, financial aid and much, much more. Click for link


Students can get information about the PSAT and prep for the SAT here: http://www.deliveringopportunity.org

SAT and ACT Prep workshops - Jan. 17 & Jan. 21

Check out the SAT and ACT preparation workshops being offered January 17th and January 21st. This is a great opportunity to get information about these tests to help you organize and structure your preparation for the Spring administration of the ACT and SAT.


How to prepare for college during your junior year of high school


Scholarship Info at Quest Bridge


Connects high achieving, low income students with admission and full four year scholarships to partner colleges. Juniors apply for the college prep scholarship to help prepare for the college application process. Seniors apply for the National College Match scholarship.

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