Phineas Banning High School

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We provide the following services:
OUTREACH PROGRAMS: Advisors from Education Talent Search and local colleges are located in the Pilot Center. We also have Early Academic Outreach Program from the University of California, Irvine and Upward Bound Program from California State University, Long Beach.
UNIVERSITY REPRESENATIVES HERE AT BHS: Meet with someone from the university and ask your questions about admissions, majors, financial aid, and anything else you want to know. Presentations are announced in the Weekly Bulletin and are held during lunch.
CATALOG AND REFERENCE LIBRARY: Gather all the information you need to make a good decision about where to transfer. Computers with internet access are available for college and scholarship searches.
UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS AND APPLICATION WORKSHOPS: Workshops for online for online applications will be held throughout the months of October and November.
COLLEGE FAIR: Every fall we host a college fair at CSUDH at the beginning of the semester. Visit with numerous university representatives in one evening and pick up valuable printed information.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: Gather information on different scholarships available to you from the local community and the internet.
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION: Seniors can pick up the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Cal Grant GPA Verification Forms in the Pilot Center. Federal and State Grants account for 90% of all financial aid in the USA. We schedule workshops on how to fill out the forms during the day for students and in the evening for parents (English and Spanish).
COMMUNITY COLLEGE CLASSES: Students with a B or above grade point average are encouraged to take a course at a local community college for enrichment and a competitive academic record when applying to college.
WORK EXPERIENCE OFFICE: All minors are required to have a Work Permit. Request forms are signed by employer and parent. You must have a job before the request form can be completed.
WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION: Students in grades 11 and 12 can earn up to 10 credits per semester for having a job. This class meets once a week. Students leave early to attend to their employment. Job sites are visited twice per semester by WEE coordinator.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: Pick up an information sheet of a local agency that provides community service opportunities.
ROP CLASSES: Job Training classes. A variety of classes offered that can lead to certificate programs and experience needed to get a well paying job. High School Credits provided.