Amanda Miller is a very important and fantastic person to know on the Templeton High School campus. She works behind the scenes but what she does helps countless people on our campus. She serves as the THS Registrar and is specifically in charge of transcripts, independent study contract, scholarships and student records.
She went to school at CSU Bakersfield and majored in liberal studies. She started working at Templeton High School in March 2019 and has been a significant part of the Templeton High staff ever since then.
Ms. Miller oversees scholarships that are available to our students and works with local and statewide organizations who grant scholarship money to students. Scholarships can offset the cost of college, be a very beneficial financial aide, and can get the students involved in charities or opportunities that exist in our community and beyond. During the 2019 school year Templeton High students received nearly $60,000 in scholarships and in past years up to $100,000 in money from the generous donors. Students who are interested in applying for these scholarships should see Ms. Miller early since many of them have deadlines that must be met. Scholarships are presented at Scholarship Night each year. This year’s event is scheduled for May 21st beginning at 6:30 in the THS Performing Arts Center.
“She is a very friendly and helpful person on the Templeton High School staff.”- Ella Hanchett
The College Fair is an opportunity for students to learn about colleges and to talk to college representatives from a variety of colleges and universities from across the country. The College Fair, sponsored by the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), is a timesaving opportunity for students and parents to gather a lot of information in one day. In its first year here at THS Ms. Miller tells us this event can draw 25+ two-year community, four-year public, four-year private, and in and out of state institution representatives.
College admissions representatives will be on hand to answer key questions related to their respective institutions and about the college application process; ranging from acceptance policies to student–faculty ratio. Students can collect a variety of resources to take home as reference material for the college search and application process.
In addition to asking questions, students and parents will be able to set up college interviews, pick up literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available. The College Fair is free to students, families, school counselors and anyone interested in information pertaining to a post-secondary plan. This year’s college fair will take place on April 24th from 6:00 – 8:30pm. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about the many different options all in one place!
Ms. Miller also brings in college representatives throughout the year to meet with students and to introduce them to their particular educational institution. These opportunities allows college bound students to learn more about particular schools and the admission requirements. Twelve colleges and universities have visited our campus so far this year. One student shared how much they appreciated meeting in a small group with someone who knew exactly what a student had to do to have the best chance of being admitted to the college. “The college rep shared important details about applying that helped me to get in to the school that I really had been dreaming about attending. If I wouldn’t have gone to the meeting I wouldn’t have gotten in.” These meetings are announced in the school bulletin and posted on the Campus Life Calendar.
Ms. Miller says her favorite part about working for the high school is, ̈interacting with the students and staff and all of the school spirit.¨She is definitely a great person to know on the Templeton High School campus and if a student or guardian has questions about transcripts, independent study contracts, scholarships, or student records Ms. Miller is the person to go to so you can get the help you need.