Counselor: Mr. Roach
Please feel free to contact any of the counselors
with any questions or concerns you may have.
Where is my counselor's office?
In the Guidance Office on the 1st floor of the administration building.
Can my parents talk to my counselor about my classes?
The parent/guardian needs to call the counselor or counselor's secretary to schedule an appointment. We are always happy to meet with parents/guardians. Counselor phone extensions can be found on the Counselors'
page on our school's website.
How can I find out if I'm on track to graduate?
Graduation requirements can be found on the Graduation Requirements
page of our school's website, however, the easiest way to find out your graduation status would be to talk to your counselor. To help you plan your high school years, a 4-Year Plan can be found on the Counselors'
How do I join a sport?
We have 3 seasons of sports: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Tryouts for each sport are held before the season starts. If you participate in tryouts and are selected by the coach to be a member of the team you may participate for the duration of the season as long as you maintain at least a 2.0 gpa.
I want to take a class at Mt. SAC, Fullerton College, etc. What do I need to do?
If you want to take a class at a community college while enrolled at Rowland High you'll need to obtain a referral form from your counselor with his/her signature.
If I take a community college class can I get the credits put on my transcript?
If the course is needed to graduate, yes. If the course is for college, no. We will put a notation on your transcript that you took the course but we will not add it to your list of high school courses. You'll still be able to list it on your college applications and the colleges will calculate the grade the way they want.
How do I sign up for a BYU online class?
Visit our BYU Online Courses
page for information, or see Mrs. Escalera in the Guidance Office. She is the counselor who is the BYU exam proctor and she can answer questions for you.
How do I change my address and/or phone number?
Bring a copy of a current gas, water, or electric bill with your new address on it to any secretary in the Guidance Office
. A rental agreement or escrow papers are acceptable too.
Who do I get to sign my Good Driver Discount car insurance form?
Ms. Torres, the school registrar in the administration building.
How can I get a copy of my schedule?
Any secretary in the Guidance Office
can give you a copy of your schedule.
If I lose my ID card how do I get a new one?
Go to our ASB office to pay the $5 replacement fee and your new ID card will be available for pick up in 24 hours.
Where do I go to get my free or reduced-price lunch tickets?
Speak to our Snackateria Manager, Peggy Caballero, in room P-10
. She is the one who issues free or reduced-price ticket packets to students once your application has been processed by Food Services at the District Office. To complete the application GO HERE
Where do I go to get an off-campus pass?
Mrs. Raygoza, in the administration building, is in charge of issuing off-campus passes.
Must have no discipline referrals.
Must have no bills.
Must have a 2.5 gpa.
Even if you are 18 years old, your parent/guardian must come in person to sign the form.
Must be within 5 minutes walking-distance of your home.
Must have no discipline referrals, no bills, and a 2.5 gpa.
Even if you are 18 years old, your parent/guardian must come in person to sign the form.
You may not leave campus in a car.
You must go to your house AND there must be a parent/guardian there with you.
Where is the nurse's office?
The nurse's office is located in the administration building.
Where is the lost and found?
The lost and found for most items is located in the nurse's office in the administration building.
How can I get a work permit?
All work permits are issued through the Registrar, Ms. Torres, in the administration building.
You must be hired first before you can obtain an application for a work permit. Once you are hired, then come to Ms. Torres for an application for a work permit. Then you'll need your employer to sign the form, then bring it back to Ms. Torres. Then you will receive a work permit.
What do I do if I miss my bus?
Go to our attendance office in the administration building
and ask to use the phone to call your parent/guardian.
How do I know if I got the Summer School class I registered for?
We almost always have more students register for summer school classes than we have space for. This means some students do not get into the class even though they signed up for it. We apologize for this but we are limited by space.
To find out if you received the summer school class you registered for is to visit our Summer School
page in mid-May.
If you have any questions about summer school classes please call Mrs. Valiente at 626-965-3448 x3300.
What is the difference between the Advanced Placement (AP) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs?
Both are very rigorous courses that colleges like to see on high school transcripts. They are the most rigorous courses that Rowland offers and are excellent preparation for college. Both types of courses require payment of fees for taking exams. The extent to which colleges will give credit or placement varies among colleges. IB assessments include teacher grades, exams, oral assessments, plus external assessments. AP exams are one-day exams that include multiple-choice and writing assessments. IB exams are given in May and are graded on a 1 to 7 scale, with 7 being the highest. AP exams are given in May on a 1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the highest.
How can I get into Honors/AP classes?
1. Your 8th grade teacher can recommend you for honors classes for grade 9.
2. Apply to the IB program in grade 9.
3. Take a prerequisite class such as pre-calculus to take AP Calculus.
Where can I take an AP class for summer school?
Probably nowhere. AP classes are given during the regular school year in preparation for the AP exam in May. Since no AP exams are given at the end of summer no AP classes are offered during the summer.
If I get a D in an Honors/AP/IB (weighted) class will the colleges count it as a C?
No, you must earn a grade of C or higher to be granted the extra point in a weighted class.
Why haven't I received my report card in the mail?
Check with your counselor's secretary to make sure we have your correct address and that you don't owe any bills.
How can I get a copy of my transcript?
All transcript requests are submitted through Parchment. CLICK HERE for their homepage.
What do I need to do to send an official transcript to a college/university?
All transcript requests are submitted through Parchment. CLICK HERE
for their homepage.
How can my parent talk to one of my teachers?
The parent/guardian needs to call the teacher to set up an appointment to meet. Teacher phone extensions can be found in the Staff Directory
on our school's website.
If I'm behind in credits do I need to transfer to the Alternative Learning Center?
Check with your counselor. It depends on which classes you failed and if you have enough time to repeat them through Aventa and summer school, or if Santana High School or the Alternative Learning Placement would be better for you.
How can I make up a class I failed?
Classes can be made up several ways depending on the class. Some classes can be made up on campus through Aventa or during summer school (Fs only), some classes can be made up through BYU's Online Program, and some classes can be made up by attending Mt. SAC's High School Referral Program. Visit our Credit Recovery
page on our website for more information.
If I earned a D in one of my classes do I need to make it up?
It depends. If you plan on attending a 4-year college right after high school you have to make up any D's you earned in courses that are used to satisfy minimum college entrance requirements. Visit our College
page for more information.
If I earned a D in one of my classes, can I repeat it the following school year?
It depends on the class. If you earn a D in an English or Social Studies class you may not make this up on campus during the following school year. If it's another class such as math or foreign language you might be able to make this up on campus during the following school year depending upon your particular situation.
What are CAR hours?
CAR stands for Community Activity Requirement; in other words, community service. 60 CAR hours are required for graduating with a diploma from Rowland. 30 hours need to be completed within your first two years of high school with the additional 30 hours being completed in your last two years of high school.
Where can I do my CAR hours?
We have a CAR Handbook that you can download from our CAR Hours
page on our website that lists local agencies where you can complete volunteer work. Some examples include the public library, local schools, community churches, and retirement homes.
Where can I get the CAR hour log sheet to record my hours?
We have a CAR log sheet that you can download from our CAR Hours
page on our website or you can pick one up from any counselor's secretary.
Who do I give my CAR log sheet to?
Give it to your counselor's secretary.
If I play a sport at Rowland do I still have to do CAR hours?
No, if you're involved on campus in a performance type class such as athletics, pep, choir, band, ASB, yearbook you will earn your CAR hours automatically.
How can I find out if I finished all of my CAR hours?
Check your Aeries Portal
account. Go to Student Info > Activities and Awards.
What is my career pathway?
To graduate from Rowland you need to take two elective classes within the same career pathway. The 8 career pathways to choose from are: 1. Arts, Media and Entertainment; 2. Education and Child Development; 3. Engineering, Construction, and Transportation; 4. Computer Science; 5. Finance and Marketing; 6. Health Science and Medical Technology; 7. Hospitality; and 8. Public Services. Check out our Career Pathway
page to see what electives are considered pathways.
How can I find out if I finished taking two classes in a Career Pathway?
Check out our Career Pathway
Am I eligible for financial aid?
It depends on your parent/guardian's income level and residency status. To find out if you are eligible for receiving financial aid you can complete the Federal Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Financial Aid
The federal government budgets over $33 billion each year for student aid. The timeframe for completing the FAFSA is October 1-March 2 of your senior year. Rowland High holds an annual evening Financial Aid Workshop for students/parents in December.
What is the difference between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile?
The FAFSA is the application you need to complete if you want to see if you're eligible to receive financial aid. The CSS PROFILE is the application that some private colleges require you to complete in addition to the FAFSA. The CSS PROFILE costs $25 for the first school and $16 for each school thereafter, however the FAFSA is free.
Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Financial Aid
page for more information.
How do I apply for a scholarship
Visit the Counseling menu on our website and look for the Scholarships
page for information on scholarships.
Can I be a teacher's aid for one of my teachers?
You can be a teacher aide for one of your teachers as long as you have at least 5 other classes on your schedule, stay on track to graduate and maintain satisfactory attendance and discipline on campus. You need to complete the Teacher Aid Contract and submit it to your counselor. Any counselor or counselor's secretary can give you this form or download it from the Counselors'
Where can I get a Teacher Aid Contract?
Any counselor or counselor's secretary can give you the Teacher Aid Contract or download it from the Counselors'
page under the Counseling menu.
Can I change my locker?
Yes, but only if your locker is damaged or broken. We don't allow locker changes based on its location on campus or whether it's a top or bottom locker. See Mrs. Raygoza in the administration building if you need help.
What can I do if I lost my locker combination?
See Mrs. Raygoza in the administration building.
What do I do if my locker won't open?
See Mrs. Raygoza in the administration building
for assistance with opening your locker. If your locker is damaged or broken and another one is available you may be allowed to change lockers.
Where is the attendance office?
The attendance office is located in the administration building
Who do I call if my child is going to be absent?
If your child is going to be absent for 1-2 days call the attendance office to excuse the absence and then email the teachers to ask about making up work or have your child ask the teacher about make-up work when he/she returns to school.
If your child is going to be absent for more than 3 days call the attendance office at extension 3223 for students whose last name begins with A-LL or 3224 for students whose last name begins with LM-Z.
For a list of teachers' phone extensions and email addresses visit our Staff Directory
page on our website.
How do I check out of school if I'm moving?
To check-out of school your parent/guardian needs to write a letter to Ms. Torres in the administration building
or meet with her in person. Ms. Torres will give the student a check-out form to complete and any other additional forms (transcript, immunization records, etc.).
Where do I pay for a lost textbook?