College & Career

Week of 2/10 Update

Tuesday, Feb 11 DVC Enrollment Event During 2nd Period
Seniors planning to attend DVC will meet in the Collaboration Center (504/IEP) or in the library with DVC counselors to register for fall of 2020. Students must have their social security number and sign up here so we can prepare a transcript.

Job Opportunity: Teaching Assistant, MCVT Glee Club Enrichment Classes
MCVT Glee Club is a popular singing performance class taught daily after school at local Lafayette/Orinda schools. Facilitate games/activities, assist with special events, performances, caretaking of children. Must be energetic and good with children. Experience in performing arts a plus. Pay is $20/class. Contact Myeve Capozzi .

Sunday, Feb 23 Gap Year Fair from 1-4p at Athenian High School
Register here.

Thursday, Feb 27 Out of State College Fair at 6:30p, Miramonte HS
No sign up needed.

Saturday, Feb 29 SAT Mock Exam at 9am in CCC
Cost is $35.00. Sign up here.

Seniors
Please update Naviance as you continue to hear results from your college applications. Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application. When you have committed to your school, you can also make a flag for our board!

Juniors
Sign up for academy to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment. Please stop by the CCC with any questions.

Freshman College Planning
Sophomore College Planning
Junior College Planning
Senior Checklist

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Week of 2/3 Update

Wednesday, Feb 5 at 8am, and Friday, Feb 7 at 8:30am: Parent Naviance Workshops for Juniors
Sign up today using the links below. There is a 20 person limit for each event.

  • Feb. 5 sign up (location: Collaboration Center)
  • Feb. 7 sign up (location: College and Career Counseling Office (CCC))

Sunday, Feb 23 Gap Year Fair from 1-4p at Athenian High School Register here.

Thursday, Feb 27 Out of State College Fair at 6:30p, Miramonte HS No sign up needed.

Saturday, Feb 29 SAT Mock Exam at 9am in CCC Cost is $35.00. Sign up here.

Scholarship Opportunity Scholarships are posted on the board in the CCC so stop by and check for new information. Students with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and maximum EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $20,000 can apply for the Rossmoor Scholarship, a $3,000 award. Applications due by Feb 4. Info available on the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation Home Page.

Seniors Please update Naviance as you continue to hear results from your college applications. Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application. When you have committed to your school, you can also make a flag for our board!

Juniors Sign up for academy to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment. Please stop by the CCC with any questions.

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Week of 1/27 Update

Tuesday, Jan 28 “How to Pay for College” Presentation from 6:30-7:30pm in the AHS Library
Come hear Tim Lenahan, CPA, discuss affording college including 529 Plans, loans, grants and scholarships. This event is currently FULL with a waitlist.


Thursday, Jan 30 Open House from 6-8pm in the College & Career Counseling Office
Please stop by to meet College and Career Advisor Wendy Reicher and see all of the great resources offered for students here at Acalanes.

Beginning Tuesday, Feb 4 SAT Prep Course at Acalanes
Six week course beginning Feb 4 and continuing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5p. A total of 24 hours of instruction for $699. Offered by Tried and True Tutoring with a portion donated to AHS. Sign up here no later than Wednesday Jan 29.

Wednesday, Feb 5 at 8am, and Friday, Feb 7 at 8:30am: Parent Naviance Workshops for Juniors
Sign up today using the links below. There is a 20 person limit for each event.
Feb. 5 sign up (location: Collaboration Center)
Feb. 7 sign up (location: College and Career Counseling Office (CCC))

Sunday, Feb 23 Gap Year Fair from 1-4p at Athenian High School
Register here.

Thursday, Feb 27 Out of State College Fair at 6:30p, Miramonte HS
No sign up needed.

Saturday, Feb 29 SAT Mock Exam at 9am in CCC Cost is $35.00.
Sign up here.

Scholarship Opportunity
Scholarships are posted on the board in the CCC so stop by and check for new information. Students with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and maximum EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $20,000 can apply for the Rossmoor Scholarship, a $3,000 award. Applications due by Feb 4. Info available on the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation Home Page.

Seniors
Please update Naviance as you continue to hear results from your college applications. Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application. When you have committed to your school, you can also make a flag for our board!

Juniors
Sign up for academy to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment. Please stop by the CCC with any questions.

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Week of 1/20 Update

Saturday, Jan 25 DVC Spring Welcome Day for Seniors
Register here. Explore campus, meet instructors, attend workshops. Includes FREE lunch too!

Tuesday, Jan 28 “How to Pay for College” Presentation from 6:30-7:30pm in the AHS Library
All grade level parents welcome! Come hear Tim Lenahan, CPA, discuss affording college including 529 Plans, loans, grants and scholarships. Sign up here.

Scholarship Opportunity
Scholarships are posted on the board in the CCC so stop by and check for new information. Students with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and maximum EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $20,000 can apply for the Rossmoor Scholarship, a $3,000 award. Applications due by Feb 4. Info available on the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation Home Page.

Seniors
Please update Naviance as you continue to hear results from your college applications. Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application. When you have committed to your school, you can also make a flag for our board!

Juniors
Sign up for academy to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment. Please stop by the CCC with any questions.

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Week of 1/13 Update

Tuesday, Jan 28 “How to Pay for College” Presentation from 6:30-7:30pm in the AHS Library All grade level parents welcome!  Come hear Tim Lenahan, CPA, discuss affording college including 529 Plans, loans, grants and scholarships. Sign up here.

Job Opportunities

  • Lifeguard Paid training/certification, starting pay @ $16/hr. 510-544-2154. www.ebparks.org
  • Swim Instructor Sherman Swim School, starting pay @ $13/hr. Email: sherman243@comcast.net. www.shermanswim.com

Saturday, Jan 25 DVC Spring Welcome Day for Seniors Register here. Explore campus, meet instructors, attend workshops. Includes FREE lunch too!

Volunteer Opportunity: Exploring New Horizons, Camp Counselor Do you like nature and working with kids?  Be a hero to local 5th graders! Applications open for soph/juniors.  Dates are April 6-10 or April 13-17. See flyer for more details.

Scholarship Opportunity Scholarships are posted on the board in the CCC so stop by and check for new information.  Students with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and maximum EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of $20,000 can apply for the Rossmoor Scholarship, a $3,000 award.  Applications due by Feb 4.  Info available on the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation Home Page.

Seniors Please update Naviance as you continue to hear results from your college applications. Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application. When you have committed to your school, you can also make a flag for our board!

Juniors Sign up for academy to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment. Please stop by the CCC with any questions.

Feel free to contact me with questions!

Wendy Reicher wreicher@auhsdschools.org

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Week of 12/9 Update

College 101
A reminder that many topics related to college planning are covered on the AHS website.  Check out this link!

Scholarship Opportunity
<Scholarships will be posted on the board in the CCC so please stop by and check for new information.  Students with a minimum of a 3.3 GPA and maximum EFC of $20,000 can apply for the Rossmore Scholarship, a $3000 award.  Applications due by Feb 4.  Info available on the Rossmoor Scholarship Foundation Home Page.

Seniors
Please update Naviance as you begin to hear results from your college applications. This data is crucial for an accurate scattergram.  Stop by the CCC to share your successes and add a marble to the jar for each accepted application.

Wed, Dec 11 College Application Party during Academy
Come celebrate the completion of application season. All seniors welcome! Parents, we appreciate your help donating food and supplies.
Sign Up Here

Juniors
Sign up for academy after winter break to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. You must attend one academy before setting up a 1:1 appointment.

Naviance Parent Workshops
Early morning and evening sessions available starting in January.  Dates announced soon. Stay tuned! 

Job Opportunity
Attention animal lovers! Part-time kennel technician Mon and Fri from 4p-6p at Mt. Diablo Veterinary. $12/hr, duties include mopping floors, cleaning countertops, cleaning cages, restocking supplies and walking patients.  Must be 16+ years old. Contact Marilyn @ mtdiablo@nva.com or 925.284.1350.

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Week of 11/17 Update

College 101
A reminder that many topics related to college planning are covered on the AHS website.  Check out this link!

Scholarship
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances gender equality for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy.  Application available online now: AAUW Scholarship

Academy Period Opportunities (20 student limit)
     Nov 20 all application help
     Nov 22 all application help
     Dec 4 Junior Check In
     Dec 6 Junior Check In

In addition, any Senior is encouraged to schedule an appointment with Wendy Reicher if you need more help.  Email Ms. Reicher, with subject line “make an appointment with you.”  Make sure your college list has been reviewed by Ms. Reicher because we are in tune with the admissions landscape and want to set you up for success!

Juniors
Thank you for joining us last week at College Planning night. A copy of the presentation can be found here, and has been sent via school loop to students and families. After the Thanksgiving break, academy periods for juniors will be available to learn how to research colleges and start personal assessments. 

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Week of 11/11 Update

Friday, Nov 15 from 7:45am-1:45pm
SF State Tour Reschedule 
Email Ms. Reicher if interested

Academy Period Opportunities (20 student limit)

     Nov 13 UC application help
     Nov 15 CSU application help
     Nov 20 all application help
     Nov 22 all application help
     Dec 4 Community College Planning

College Visits This Week  Over the past few months, we’ve had over 150 college admissions reps meet with our students on campus to share the inside track on their university and admittance process.  They have been an invaluable resource to our students. If you’d like to participate, sign up in Naviance and get a pass from CCC to join us.

            Nov 21, 12:25pm Connecticut College

Seniors  Any senior is encouraged to schedule an appointment with Wendy Reicher if you need additional help.  Email Ms. Reicher, with subject line “make an appointment with you.”  Make sure your college list has been reviewed by Ms. Reicher because we are in tune with the admissions landscape and want to set you up for success!

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This is the last week of College Visits!

WEDS, OCT. 30
9:35  Ohio Wesleyan
1:25  University of Richmond
1:35  UC Santa Cruz 

THURS, OCT. 31
8:00  Lewis and Clark
9:40  LMU

MON, NOV. 4
9:25  Hawaii Pacific
 
TUES, NOV. 5
1:35  US Airforce
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Nov 7:  Junior Parent & Student College Night

6:30-8:30pm, Acalanes PAC

AHS Junior parents AND students are invited to join our College & Career Center Advisor Wendy Reicher & Counselor Susan Martin to learn more about class selection for senior year, parent roles in the college application process, college visits, ACT/SAT test taking, college search tools and types of tuition aid.  It should be a VERY informative evening!

Register here.

6:30pm   APC Hosted Parent/Student Reception with Wendy Reicher & Susan Martin

7:00-8:00pm College Night Presentation

8-8:30pm Question & Answer Session

 

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