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  • Drop-in hours before school, at lunch and after school

College Application Resources

Below are resources for the Class of 2021. Everything is here for you to start. Here you will find information about your class size, school code, a-g classes for reporting to the UC/CSU, letter of recommendations, community college information, and money for college.

Items You'll Need to Fill Out Your Application

  • Class of 2021 Application Overview
    • Navigate through the UC, CSU, Common Application here. This document breaks down the different applications and access information about the Class of 2021 that you will need for most college applications.
  • 'a-g Approved List of Classes
    • This list of classes will be used for your UC & CSU application ONLY. Courses listed on this document will be recorded for your UC & CSU 'a-g' GPA. Doorways Website
  • Password Log Sheet
    • Use this PDF to log the different college websites and passwords you will be using. 

Money for College

Scholarships for the Class of 2021 will be pushed out through Naviance. Students will receive emails when scholarships become available. Please make sure you are checking your email.


Meet Your Counselors

Each student at Garces is assigned a counselor to help navigate the difficulties of high school and pave the way to graduation. Counseling assignments are based on grade and last name.

Candis Howlett


Department: Counseling 9th Grade


Phone Ext: 174

Denise Limi

Director of Counseling

Department: Counseling, Counseling 10th-12th A-L

(Grades 9-12, A-L)

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone Ext: 158

Jillian Restivo

Counselor, Website Editor

Department: Counseling 10th-12th M-Z

(Grades 9-12, M-Z)

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Phone Ext: 112

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