R5 High School Counseling

Planning and Resources 2018-2019

The counseling office will be open Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Students and parents can make an appointment by clicking here or scanning the QR code using the QR code app. Mrs. Stamatakis can also be reached at 254-6880 ext. 26112 or by email at brandi.stamatakis@d51schools.org.

Below is information regarding graduation requirements, college and career guidance as well as financial aid and scholarship information.

Graduation Requirements

You must have at least 25 credits to graduate.

Graduation Checklist

  • 1 credit of Careers
  • .5 credit of Computer Literacy
  • 1 credit of 9th Lit/Comp
  • 1 credits of 10th Lit/Comp
  • .5 credits of 11th Lit/Comp
  • .5 credits of 12th Lit/Comp
  • 1 credit of English Elective
  • 3 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 1 credit of Global Studies
  • 1 credit of U.S. History
  • .5 credits of Soc Studies Elective
  • .5 credits of American Government
  • 10.5 credit of Electives
      • In addition to the credits above, learners will also need to complete the following:
          • Must complete .5 credit of personal financial literacy # as a part of careers
          • Must have completed your three proficiencies
            • Reading (lvl. 5 Workplace Documents, SAT, NWEA)
            • Math (lvl. 5 Applied Math, NWEA, SAT)
            • writing (ICAP Essay)
          • Must take workkeys
            • Passing level 5 in workplace documents
            • Passing level 5 in applied math
            • Passing level 4 graphic literacy

2019 Graduation Information

2019 Graduation Information.pdf

Current job openings as of 02/14/2019

City Market Retail Clerk

PT Library Assistant-Orchard Mesa

Hostess/Host at Strayhorn Grill in Fruita

Host-Old Chicago Pizza

Host/Hostess- Red Robin

Pac Sun-Mesa Mall

Grocery Clerk-Sprouts

Kitchen Prep Line dishwasher- Dos Hombres Clifton

Dishwasher- Old Chicago Pizza

Host/Hostess/Server Assistant- Outback Steakhouse

Dishwasher- Ihop

Shiners Car Wash


Several hotels in town are hiring for cleaning services

Job Search Websites

Click on the link above (Connecting Colorado) for current job postings in Mesa County . (You must register to view jobs)

College Info

Naviance Family Connection is a one-stop shop for planning for life after high school. Click on the icon and then log in using your regular school username and password. You will find:

    • SAT prep
    • Search Scholarships
    • Explore career interests
    • Research colleges (2yr, 4yr, technical)


Click the link below to learn how to apply for financial aid

Click the link below for information on why you should fill out the FAFSA!

Click the link below for help creating a FAFSA ID!

Scholarship Info

Below is a list of and links for scholarships. You can also find a list of scholarships in Naviance.

  • The College Opportunity Trust Fund (COF), created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a Colorado public institution or a participating private institution. Click the link below to learn more.
  • The WEN Colorado Kelly de la Torre Scholarship is now available for application! This opportunity is opened to Colorado female high school students that plan to major in one of the S.T.E.M. fields at a 4-year accredited university. For more details, please visit the website. If selected to receive an award, students may be eligible for up to $2,500 for the school year. Scholarship applications will be accepted through June 1, 2019.
  • The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is a non-renewable $2,500 scholarship for graduating high school senior women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.
P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.pdf

Submit a 2 minute video on your life's passion for the Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship. Deadline for application is Feb. 21, 2019.

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United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application

ยท Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors in the United States, where that state has an active JCI Senate program (see www.usjcisenate.org [under scholarship] or www.usjcisenatefoundation.org for a listing of eligible states). You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this scholarship.

This package contains information and directions for applying to the United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Program. Each year (April) $1,000 grants will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the United States, who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually will be at the discretion of the United States JCI Senate Foundation. They must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of their choice. Deadline: Jan. 25, 2019.


U.S. Army www.Goarmy.com

Recruiting Office

2502 Hwy 6 & 50

Suite 600A

Grand Junction, CO 81505


Recruiting Office

2502 Highway 6 & 50, Ste 600 B

Grand Junction, CO 81505

Air Force Recruiter: Michael Bahr

970-243-8197 or 970.242.9417


National Guard


Recruiting Station

2820 Riverside Pkwy.

Grand Junction, CO 81501

National Guard Recruiter: Phillip Hindson

720-250-5581 or 720-584-3738




Closest office is in Littleton, CO

8996 W Bowles Ave.

Littleton, CO 80123


303-229-2686 or 303-349-4202

Marines Corps


Recruiting Station

2829 North Ave., Unit 211

Grand Junction, CO 81502


U.S. Coast Guard


Recruiting Station (closest one is Denver)

7355 W 88th Ave Unit H

Westminister, CO 80021



Career Info

Nature and outdoor jobs for 2019! Join the U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests team.