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 financial aid and scholarship information.

Graduation Requirements

You must have at least 25 credits to graduate.

  • 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
    • Must take the work keys test
      • Passing level 5 in English and Math
      • Passing level 4 in Graphic Literacy
    • Must take personal financial literacy

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)
AO_College and Money_Poster_1819.pdf

FASFA & Scholarship Info

Financial Aid

  • 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!


  • 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
2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Application2494

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.

The Latin American Educational Foundation scholarship application is now open! The amounts awarded range from $500 to $2,000 annually. 20 new high school seniors and 4 new currently enrolled undergraduate students. Scholarships are renewable for up to five academic years (10 semesters). Students must have a 3.0 GPA and all students graduating from a Colorado high school are eligible to apply, regardless of permanent residency or citizenship. It will close on November 20, 2018. For more information, please click on the link above.

The VFW is dedicated to promoting patriotism and investing in our future generation. If you are a democracy-loving high school student interested in a $30,000 college scholarship or a patriotic middle school student interested in winning $5,000, these scholarships may be for you. The deadline for application is Oct. 31.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards are for legal residents of the U.S. who have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application. The deadline for application is Nov. 6.

Six $500 scholarships are awarded to youth who are active volunteers. The deadline for application is Dec. 1.

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students who are legal residents of the U.S. and have not won a prize in the preceding 90 days . The deadline for application is Oct. 31.

This is a $10,000 scholarship for students who are legal residents of the U.S and doesn't have the "hassle" of essays. The deadline for application is Oct. 31.

This is a $1,000 scholarship who is a legal resident of the U.S. The deadline for application is Oct. 29.

The Rover Scholarship asks applicants to write a 400-500 word essay in response to the question, "Has technology caused you to feel more included in your community, or excluded?" The deadline for application is May 1, 2019.

Are you an artist? Then create and submit an original photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. The deadline for application is March 1, 2019.

This scholarship asks students to design an advertisement that will educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving, and convince them with a clear call to action not to text and drive, drink and drive, eat and drive, or any other distraction they choose to focus on. The deadline for application is Dec. 31, 2018 and the second session's deadline is May 31, 2019.

The B. Davis Scholarship asks students to write a 1,000 word essay in response to the prompt, "Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual." The deadline for application is May 24, 2019.

The James Alan Cox Photography Scholarship asks students to submit photographs that tell a story. Click on the link above for more information. The deadline for application is Nov. 15, 2018.

There are five $5,000 scholarships that will be awarded to graduating high school seniors. The deadline for application is Nov. 30, 2018.


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

Current job openings as of 09/18/2018

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

  • New posting
    • 755979 Courier

The new Discount Tire Company hiring!

  • They are looking for help from 1 - 6 daily or more if available.
  • Must be at least 16 years old and able to pass a drug test on hire and random drug tests.
  • There are specific physical requirements, such as being able to lift certain weights.
  • Marlene has applications, which can be turned into the North Avenue store.

Taco Bell, McDonald's and JC Penny are hiring.

  • Taco Bell - apply online at: colcal.net
    • Then call the next day to set up an interview
  • McDonald's - apply online at: snagajob.com
    • Then call the next day to touch base and ask if they got your application
  • JC Penny - apply online at: jobs.jcp.com
    • Do a follow up call to see if they got the application

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

Click on the link above for jobs listed on indeed.com. There are a number of listings, such as JC Penney, Bath and Body Works, Target, dishwasher at Old Chicago and Applebee's. There is a job description and a link to apply at all of these. Those mentioned will hire 16 and over.

Apply online and then be sure to follow up a day or two after to be sure they received your application.