Join an Alumni Association
Whether you attended just one class at ARC, CRC, FLC, or SCC; took the coursework required for a degree or certificate; or transferred to a 4-year university, you are a Los Rios alum! We invite you to maintain your relationship with Los Rios by joining the alumni association of the campus or campuses with which you most closely identify.
We hope you'll join an alumni association, and as you do, take a moment to share your story with us. Today's students are inspired by you and your fellow alumni and can learn from your personal educational journey!
Alumni Association Membership
Membership in the Alumni Association is free; simply submit the following form and we will send you a digital membership card. For more information, check out our digital membership FAQ page.
Alumni Association members receive the following benefits:
- Alumni Association e-newsletter
- Library borrowing privileges (does not include use of library computers and online databases)
- Free admission to home athletic events
- Discount on clothing and gifts at the college store
- Alumni Association license plate frame or decal sticker (item varies depending on availability)
While many high school students struggled in the transition to online schooling, Amelia Warzecha saw an opportunity. She decided to make use of some of her extra time and take classes at Folsom Lake College, while still attending Ponderosa High School through the college's Advanced Education program.
What started out as just one online theater class, resulted in three associate degrees and counting – all before graduating high school.
"I just sort of started taking more classes and then after a while, my mom realized that, 'Oh, if you keep getting more classes, you can take AP classes – and together that can be enough credits for an AA degree,'" Warzecha says.
With this discovery, Warzecha looked back at the units she had already completed and realized that she had enough credits for associate degrees in Math and Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Arts and Humanities.
Warzecha has found her FLC professors to be very helpful and flexible. She also noticed that there was a lot more independence than she expected in the online community college classes she takes. While some of her high school teachers insist that college will be stricter, so far Warzecha has found that that usually is not the case. Instead, she finds there is less supervision and more trust that students will work on assignments responsibly and complete them on time.
One of the many things that Warzecha has enjoyed is when her high school classes and college courses intersect. Seeing the same or similar ideas taught in different ways is enjoyable and engaging. It gives another way of understanding course materials.
If enrolling in college courses feels overwhelming, Warzecha recommends starting with classes that seem interesting and then going from there.
"At first, I tried to pick classes at FLC that I knew would be easier," she says. "One time, I took a yoga class – a fun class. And then I took harder classes when I had more free time. I took a physics class over the summer when I had more time to put more effort into it."