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40 Developmental Assets

The 40 Developmental Assets have been identified as the building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring and responsible. Check out a weekly Asset Newsletter for tips on building these assets in our youth! 




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FINANCIAL AID - all financial aid (start on January 1st) - scholarships

Allen, Alexandra
Foston, Elizabeth
Graham, Kellie
Whittington, Ruth
Woodall, Emily
Counselor House 3 and ACE Academy


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New information about the EAP (Early Assessment Program)

Are you wondering if you are ready for college level English and Math courses? After you apply to a CSU, admissions will ask for your EAP information, this allows them to see if you are ready to take college level English and Math. The EAP was part of the SBAC or CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). You should be receiving your scores in the mail by October 20th. Follow the chart below to see what you need to do to be ready for college! 





Counselor Ms.Alexandra Allen


Counselor Ms.Elizabeth Foston


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Emily Woodall grew up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She attended CSU, Chico and received a BA in Communications Studies, a minor in Spanish and graduated with Honors in General Education.After graduation she worked in hospitality as a Concierge in Napa Valley before returning to Chico to pursue her graduate degree. Emily received her M.S. in Educational Counseling and Counseling Credential from the University of La Verne in 2010; she worked in the Chico area as a School Counselor and Behavior Intervention Specialist for Live Oak Unified School District as well as the Youth Development Coordinator for the REACH Coalition for 3 years before moving to Antioch to work at Deer Valley in 2013. Emily loves working with High School students and especially enjoys helping students define their life’s ambitions and reach their goals! In her spare time, she enjoys listening to live music, singing and playing guitar, and pursuing landscape and architectural photography.


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Ruth Whittington grew up in Southern California. She attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and earned her B.S. in Social Science. She received her M.S. in Social Work from San Francisco State and her M.S. in Counseling and Counseling Credential from Chapman University. Ruth has worked at Deer Valley High School for 8 years and has been an integral part of building a strong counseling program. Ruth worked as a Social Worker for 14 years in San Francisco and San Luis Obispo County. She likes working at a high school because she enjoys the age group and feels like it is good combindation of social work and education.  In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family including hiking, biking and kayaking. She also enjoys traveling outside of the U.S. to explore other cultures.  

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Alexandra Allen - House 1: Business Academy

Elizabeth Foston - House 2: Law Academy

Emily Woodall - House 3: ACE and Bio-Tech Academy

Ruth Whittington - House 4: Performing Arts Academy