CCC Weekly Updates

Are you interested in meeting with a CCC Counselor? Please fill out this form to request an appointment with a CCC counselor!
*Evening appointments are now available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Monthly Newsletters from the CCC are back!
Please see our February Newsletter here. Lots of great information regarding our extended hours, summer programs and scholarships!


Senior Clearance
All graduating seniors must complete a Senior Clearance form! This process will
ensure that your final transcript will be sent to the college you plan to attend in the fall. Please note that the form is due on May 13th.
Senior Clearance Form

El Camino Registration Workshop in the CCC - Wednesday, May 18th PM Office Hours (12:30pm)
Registration and MyECC overview – In this one hour session we will help students know how to access their MyECC accounts, show them vital information (such as email, grades, financial aid), lastly, we will walk students through the course registration process.  Please sign-up on Naviance or in the CCC.

Santa Barbara City College Information Night
Information on:  SBCC steps to enrollment, transfer paths, and application help. Virtual meetings on May 18th and July 22nd.  
Register HERE

Juniors -Applying to College 101 Series*

*College Application Case Studies - On Tuesday, May 17th -5:30pm Check-In

11th Grade students and their parents are invited to participate in a mock admissions evening known as The Case Study College Night. During the Case Study event, students and parents will meet in small groups with an experienced admissions officer who will lead a discussion on what colleges look for in an applicant, as well as what every college values. Students will learn first-hand how they will be evaluated, which can help them begin thinking of the qualities and strengths they possess and what they will need to do to prepare for the application process. Space for the Case Study event is limited to 150 11th grade students and one parent per family, registration required on Naviance under "college visits".  

*College Essay and Personal Statement Workshop - on Wednesday, May 18th AM Office Hours (9:30am) in the CCC
Get a jump start on your college application essays.  Paul Jury of PJ's Test Prep will give you tips and strategies on:
-What admissions counselors are looking for
-Coming up with stand-out ideas
-Executing and polishing a solid essay
Please sign-up on Naviance under "college visits", or in the CCC (limited seating).

*Understanding the Selective College Admission Process - Monday, May 23rd at 5:00pm in the CCC
Gain insight into the admission review process at selective colleges.  Presented by the Syracuse University.Assistant Director of Admissions.
Please sign-up on Naviance under "college visits" or in the CCC (limited seating).

*Maximize Your Summer - Timeline and Preparation for College Applications - Tuesday, May 24th at 3:00pm
Please sign-up on Naviance under "college visits" or in the CCC (limited seating).

*Why Go Overseas - Wednesday, May 25th at 12:00pm in the CCC
This workshop will include useful resources followed by information regarding a UK degree and then a dive into the UCAS application.  Presented by the University of Glasgow Senior International Admissions Officer.  Please sign-up on Naviance under "college visits" or in the CCC (limited seating).


Last week, MBEF and the MCHS College and Career Center presented the second installment of their two-part college admissions series. In case you missed it, click here to watch the recording, which features College & Career Center Counselor, Teby Wammack, and admissions officers from SMU, UCLA, USC, and the University of Wisconsin as they discuss how universities are managing the application process in this ever-changing landscape. This presentation is appropriate for both parents and students alike, and provides a richer understanding of the college admissions process from the perspective of admissions officers.

CCC College Rep Panel 3 22 2022 - YouTube


Holy Cross Junior Advisory Seminars
-Sunday, May 15th - The Great Debate:  Who Gets Admitted?
What's better, an A in an Honors class or a B in AP?  Do recommendation letters really matter?  How important are standardized test scores?  All of these questions will be answered and more.
-Wednesday, May 18th - 3 Ways to Strengthen Your Transcript
Your transcript is the foundation your application is built upon; make sure it's as strong as possible.
-Sunday, May 22nd - 4 Keys to Writing an Impactful Essay
Struggling to pick an essay topic?  Join this workshop to learn what makes a great (or not-so-great) essay.
-Wednesday, May 25th - 3 Tips to Nail Your Admission Interview
Interviews are a unique opportunity to add personality and life to your application.  You will learn how to make the most of it and leave a great impression.
-Sunday, June 5th - 4 Ways to Make Your Application Stand Out
Your application is the ultimate representation of who you are.  Learn how you can differentiate yourself and stand out.
Register HERE

Join the Big Ten Academic Alliance as they host the Admissions Officers of the Big Ten!
Student Event: Thursday May 19, 7:00pm—8:30pm CDT (5:00pm PT)
Learn from all 15 institutions about their admissions process and about what makes their school unique.
Get your questions answered in our break-out Q&A rooms. Move between sessions to hear from all the institutions you may be interested in. 
Register HERE


Join UChicago and a variety of Coalition for College partners to learn about the ins and outs of the college admissions process in this year’s Coalition Week. Coalition for College member schools are united in their mission to make college a reality for all students through free college planning tools that help students learn about, prepare for, and apply to college. From May 15 – 19, students and their families can learn about new, helpful college search resources, and celebrate all the hard work you all do! 



Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis Information Sessions
General Student Information Session RSVPs are required to receive the Zoom link.Tuesday, May 247:00 - 8:00 pm EDTEach admission officer will share about their institution for a few minutes before responding to live and pre-submitted questions.

College Tour on Amazon
The College Tour is a TV series brought to you by Emmy-nominated and multi-award-winning producers.
Hosted by Alex Boylan, each episode of The College Tour tells the story of a single college through the lens of its students.
For more information, please go to

College Application Workshop Recording:
The application overview covers the different colleges apps (UCs, CSUs, CommonApp). The Maximize Your Summer webinar will cover a task list of things you can work on over the summer. So many resources for you to have!

Event Name

Date & Time

Presentation Link

College Application Overview

Recorded Session

View Here!

Maximize Your Summer

Recorded Session

View Here!



Macalester College is providing workshops for any student looking for motivation and inspiration as they get closer to applying to college (interest in Macalester is not required).
What’s the difference between a liberal arts college and a state university? How can my family afford college? How can I really nail my college essay?
When you dive into your college search, the questions start piling up. So it’s time to find the answers in our Workshop Wednesdays series. We’ve covered the topics that rise to the top for students thinking about college.   
Live workshops have ended, but you can view the recorded events at any time HERE

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION - For more scholarship opportunities visit the CCC Scholarship Page HERE

Optimist Club of Playa Vista ScholarshipOur mission is to assist young, motivated students in their quest to obtain a highereducation by awarding one student with a one-time scholarship award of $1000. Thisscholarship is open to HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS who have been accepted by acollege or educational institution.REQUIREMENTS:• A copy of your transcript with a minimum GPA of 2.80.• Two (2) recommendations from either teachers or administrators.• Name and address of the college/educational institution you will be attending,including a copy of your letter of acceptance.• A complete list of the volunteer service that you have done and when.• A short essay (200-400 words) telling us why you deserve/need this scholarshipand how it will help you achieve your educational goals.The application is attached to this page.  It must be submitted no later than May 23, 2022, in order to be considered.Please either email scanned copies of the completed application and attachments to[email protected] or mail the form with attachments to Playa VistaOptimists Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 10553, Marina del Rey, CA 90295. For moreinformation or questions call Samia Boctor at 310-210-3716.

Attachments:2022 Optimist Club Scholarship Application6.pdf

Seniors - Financial Aid/Scholarship Information
If you’re applying for financial aid, please read the information below regarding the Cal Grant:
Mira Costa has already submitted your GPA for Cal Grant purposes so there is no need for you to complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification form. However, we strongly advise that you log into your Cal Grant account and verify that your GPA has successfully been matched to your FAFSA. To do that, please visit this website and create an account.  
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ramirez in the CCC – [email protected]

California public high schools are required to submit a Cal Grant high school Grade Point Average (GPA) for all graduating seniors, unless the student or parent has opted out of the submission process. If you would like to opt out, please complete the Cal Grant GPA Opt Out Form and submit it to the CCC. More information about the Cal Grant is available on the California Student Aid Commission Website.

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship
For more information visit HTTPS://www.NETC.Navy.MIL/Commands/Naval-Service-Training-Command/NROTC/ 
Flyer attached at the bottom of this page.

  Check out the latest postings HERE

SUMMER PROGRAMS - See a few highlighted programs below. For more programs visit the CCC's summer programs page HERE

LeHigh Summer Program
We are excited to share that we are accepting applications from current high school sophomores and juniors for our virtual Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (IGEI), taking place online during the summer of 2022.IGEI offers students an intensive summer experience where international and U.S. high school students come together in a collaborative digital environment for learning opportunities, workshops, and design labs, which will strengthen their skills in leadership, entrepreneurial design thinking, and global citizenship. The activities include:
-A real consulting team project to solve a challenge for an international client.
-College-leel workshops with Lehigh faculty, global entrepreneurs, and expert professionals.
-A "deep dive" into a chosen focus area of Sustainability, Population Health, or Product Design.
-A personal strengths-based leadership assessment and coaching workshop.
-Cultural exchange, virtual tours, and fun activities with your virtual roommate, fellow IGEIers from around the world, and Lehigh University student mentors

The IGEI program runs from June 27 - July 22, with both synchronous and asynchronous activities occurring each weekday. Program fees are $2900, with limited financial assistance available to those who request and qualify. Additional information and applications can be found on our website: Applications are considered on a rolling basis through May 27, 2022. If you have questions or want to hear more details, please contact us to set up a phone or Zoom chat: [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Academy for STEM Summer Opportunity
Dog Lovers - Let's Design A Dog Wheelchair!
This summer class will test your skills in design and engineering.  Students design and 3D print parts to build a functional doggy wheelchair. Students will learn easy-to-use software to create designs to be printed for their projects.  Students will be taught 3D design & design techniques for 3D printing. Instructors monitor your progress and answer any questions you may have.  You have full access to PVNet's facilities including our 3D and robotics labs.  
Check out this new class here:

Georgetown University Online Surgery Course
If you are intrigued with how surgeons save lives, Georgetown University’s Becoming a Surgeon: Skills, Specialties, and Diseases is an awesome challenge. 

Students get a thorough introduction to the skills required to be a surgeon. They take a tour of the operating room and learn the makeup of an OR team. They’ll hear from specialists in the field: from abdominal surgeons to neuro, orthopedic, and plastic surgeons. You’ll even design a model of the abdomen and study major diseases that often require surgical intervention. 

The course is led by Georgetown ‘s Dr. Rebecca Evangelista. If you are interested in pursuing a future in medicine, this course is a must -

 visit our program website for more information.Explore Our Program <>

United States Naval Academy Summer Program
This is a great opportunity for high achieving high school juniors that may be interested in the Naval Academy. 
The program is one week long and occurs in June. 
Applications are open now and will close March 31st, 2022. 
You can find more information about the program here. 

ASU 's Cronkite School Summer
Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication will host two-week, in-person camps over the summer that will focus on teaching popular majors like broadcast and digital journalism, sports broadcasting, digital media innovation, and social media.  All are taught by award-willing faculty and leading journalism professions.  Students will stay on campus in the Taylor Place residence hall on ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus, and live and work with other student journalists from across the U.S.  Application deadlines begin April 8th, 2022.  For more information and to apply click HERE.

Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts Summer Programs

High school students are invited to take a step toward achieving their academic and artistic goals by attending a Pre-College Summer Program from Rider University's Westminster College of the Arts.
We offer a variety of programs in voice, theatre, organ, piano and musical theory.
Explore program information HERE.

El Camino College Information

El Camino College Information Link for MCHS Students:
Please complete the path to enroll.
*New Student Orientation - Get the guidance you need to start your college experience the right way.  Learn about El Camino College's academic majors and degrees, student support programs, and the many resources available to help you succeed.  Orientations offered weekly.  RSVP at or by contacting the Warrior Welcome Center at 310-660-3405 or [email protected]

Santa Monica College (SMC) Information

Apply to SMC or connect with a counselor.

Santa Barbara City College - Click on link below for more information

SoCalRoc-  The SoCalRoc Representative, Ms. Pineda-Contreras, will now be in the CCC on Mondays 8:30am - 10:30am.  Sign-up in the CCC for an appointment or stop by during snack.

The new SoCal ROC Fall 2022 semester schedule is now available in the CCC! Earn high school elective credits while learning valuable skills that prepare you for college and/or an entry-level career! Courses are after school and FREE for high school students! Your SoCal ROC career guidance specialist is available to answer any questions in the CCC every Monday during 2nd period and snack. Add your name to the sign up sheet in the CCC to meet with her ASAP!  310-224-4240 [email protected]

Test Prep, Tutoring, Essay Writing Information
- See all Test Prep, Practice Test, and Essay Workshop Offerings on the Standardized Testing Page under the College tab on the MCHS Website.

PJ's Test Prep -
For information and to reserve a spot for free practice test dates (new dates added), and PJ's free College Essay Seminar on June 28th, please go to:

If you missed PJ's Essay Presentation June 3rd, here is the YouTube link to view:  Writing a standout college essay!

MBX College Essay Writing Workshop
Coached by Shannon Vaughan, Mira Costa English Teacher.  Meets Mon/Tue/Wed - 1:30 - 3:00pm or 5-6;30pm.  Tuition is $375 per session.  Please see flyer attached below for more details or email Jennifer Williams ([email protected])  MBX Website:

Revolution Prep  Revolution Prep is offering their $200 summer gift card.  With this offer, you will receive $200 off of any tutoring package or test prep program.  To redeem your gift card, go to June 30th.  You must claim and redeem your card by then but the tutoring can take place at any time.  Questions?  Contact Jean Stroud, Revolution Prep Academic Advisor, at 818-217-0951 or [email protected]