The mission of the Titan Choices Program is to help create and promote a college-going culture by providing support, mentorship, and appropriate resources for students at participating school sites. Titan Choices Interns are assigned to one local area high school where s/he performs a variety of academic and motivational activities to assist participants in developing college preparatory plans including but not limited to classroom presentations, after-school workshops, one-on-one peer advising sessions, participating in various outreach events and more.
Coordinator for Titan Choices Program: Isaac S. Cervantes
Schools We Service
The following is a list of the schools our Titan Choices Program services by providing (1) Titan Choices Intern who visits 10-12 hours per week. It takes a strong team to support our programs success at each campus. We work very closely with counselors in the College and/or Career Center to support all students on each respective campus.
Saddleback High School
Olga Henderson, Counselor
Phone: (714) 569-6349
Santa Ana High School
Marylou Carrillo, Counselor
Phone: (714) 567-4957
Godinez High School
Jimmy Bravo, Counselor
Phone: (714) 433-6600
Valencia High School
Elizabeth Nasouf, Counselor
Phone: (714) 966-4970 x10025
Los Amigos High School
Vicki Braddock, Principal
Services We Offer
- CSU Overview: Provides an overview of the California State University (CSU) system with information about each CSU in specific.
- CSUF Highlights: Focuses on CSUF’s admission requirements, academic programs, support services, housing options, and student involvement opportunities.
- EAP: The Early Assessment Program is an academic preparation program to help high school students meet college readiness standards in English language arts and Mathematics before beginning their first semester at a CSU campus.
- Four Systems: Provides an overview of the four systems of higher education in California: community college, CSU, UC systems and private and independent institutions.
- Senior Timeline: Covers basic college application and admission timeline. Also focuses on important deadlines, resources on exploring college options, and tips for navigating through senior year.
- College Transition: Highlights major parts of making a smooth college transition. Also provides deadlines and tips for students and parents as they go through their academic journey.
- Next Steps Workshop: Previously known as the Titan Senior Rally (see #15), the Next Steps Workshop provides students with the deadlines and “next steps” they should take in their transition to getting to CSUF (i.e. orientation, transcripts, Early Start, etc.).
- CSU Application Workshop: Much like financial Aid Nights, Application Nights are held in October to help students apply for CSU’s. The designated intern typically always attends, along with the HS Counselor(s), in order to help students fill out their application.
- Financial Aid Night: FAFSA Application is an opportunity for parents to come in with their student(s) to sit in on presentations about different financial aid opportunities.
- Lunch/ Afterschool Workshops: In collaboration with the Counseling Office, a variety of lunch and/or after-school workshop may be arranged for students to take advantage of such as CSU Mentor Application, CSUF Student Portal Navigation, Financial Aid and more.
Peer Advising Services
- One-on-One Advisement: Interns are available to meet with students individually to explain the college application and admission process and other college related topics including financial aid, scholarships, housing options, major selection, and more.
- EOP Application Support: The Education Opportunity Program is a program in which incoming freshmen and transfer students may receive academic advising, tutoring, workshops and course, counseling and financial aid. Students who qualify for their services are highly encouraged to apply. Titan Interns can assist with the application process.
- Unofficial Transcript Review: Interns are trained to provide an unofficial transcript review to gauge a student’s potential eligibility for admission to the California State University system. Topics such as A-G subject requirements, college entrance exams, and CSU Eligibility Index formula will be discussed.