College & Career

Week of 5/11

Mandatory Senior Survey For Release of Final Transcripts to Attending College 
All seniors need to update the results of their college applications and post AHS plans.  Transcripts will be sent once the senior survey is received.  Transcripts are free!

Wednesday, May 13 from 10:30-11:15am Wendy’s C&CC Weekly Parent Check In
Join me to answer any parent questions related to the college admissions process, summer programs, community college, Naviance, internships, jobs and more! All grades welcome. Join Zoom meeting
here. ID: 651 363 0875 & Password: DONS2020

Junior Interest 

  • Tuesday, May 12 Virtual College Tours While our juniors can’t visit college campuses in person, Applerouth is bringing a few college campuses to us.  Your junior can hear from current students about campus life from colleges such as Barnard, University of Wisconsin and others.  Use the link here to access the 1-hour webinar.
  • College Application/Acceptance Anxiety?  This is a great article from a college admissions dean to all high school juniors.  Worth a read!  Use the link here.

What will Fall Semester Look Like at College?
A hot topic this week is how colleges and universities will handle the fall semester and beyond. Here are some recent articles:

Student Meetings
I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support all students/families.  Seniors and juniors: meet with me on the phone! To schedule appointments use this Calendly link.  This can be students only or include parents, too.

CCC Website
Check for updates in the new section, “News and Updates during distance learning”.

Let’s Connect

  • Follow us on Instagram: @acalanesccc
  • Facebook Page for Students Have your senior or junior join the College and Career Student FB page to post where they are going to college and share information about the process with each other.  

Naviance Portal Update
If you or your student is having trouble logging in, please see School Loop News for detailed instructions.  Sign up for daily Loop News Bulletins.

Freshman College Planning
Sophomore College Planning
Junior College Planning
Senior Checklist

 

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Week of May 3 Update

Mandatory Senior Survey For Release of Final Transcripts to Attending College
All seniors need to update the results of their college applications and post AHS plans.  Transcripts will be sent once the senior survey is received.  Transcripts are free!

Wednesday, May 6 from 10:30-11:15am Wendy’s C&CC Weekly Parent Check In
Join me to answer any parent questions related to the college admissions process, summer programs, community college, Naviance, internships, jobs and more! Join Zoom meeting
here. ID: 651 363 0875 & Password: DONS2020

Junior Interest 

  • Tuesday, May 12 Virtual College Tours While our juniors can’t visit college campuses in person, Applerouth is bringing a few college campuses to us.  Your junior can hear from current students about campus life from colleges such as Barnard, University of Wisconsin and others.  Use the link here to access the 1-hour webinar.
  • College Application/Acceptance Anxiety?  This is a great article from a college admissions dean to all high school juniors.  Worth a read!  Use the link here.

What will Fall Semester Look Like at College?
A hot topic this week is how colleges and universities will handle the fall semester and beyond.

Here are some recent articles:

Student Meetings
I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support all students.  Seniors and juniors: meet with me on the phone! To schedule appointments use this Calendly link.  This can be students only or include parents as well.

CCC Website
Check for updates in the new section, “News and Updates during distance learning”.

Let’s Connect

  • We are live on Instagram!  Follow the new AHS College & Career @acalanesccc
  • Facebook Page for Students Have your senior or junior join the College and Career Student FB page to post where they are going to college and share information about the process with each other.  Lots of student posts are already up.

Naviance Portal Update
If you or your student is having trouble logging in, please see School Loop News for detailed instructions.

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Week of 4/27 Update

Thursday, April 30 from 12n-pm AHS Virtual UCSB Admissions Rep Visit Parents and students welcome! Register here for the zoom link. Meet our admissions rep and hear new information about the process for the class of 2021.

Mandatory Senior Survey For Release of Final Transcripts to Attending College
We have prizes! $25 Gift certificate to Bed Bath and Beyond available to any senior who completes their survey by Friday, May 1 (8 winners).

Every Thursday from 7:30-8:30p Wendy’s C&CC Weekly Parent Check In
Join me each Thursday to answer any parent questions related to the college admissions process, summer programs, community college, Naviance, internships, jobs and more! Join Zoom meeting here. ID: 651 363 0875 & Password: DONS2020

Student Meetings
I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support all students. Seniors and juniors: meet with me on the phone! To schedule appointments use this Calendly link. This can be students only or include parents as well.

CCC Website
Check for updates in the new section, “News and Updates during distance learning”.

Let’s Connect

  • We are live on Instagram! Follow the new AHS College & Career @acalanesccc
  • Facebook Page for Students Have your senior or junior join the College and Career Student FB page to post where they are going to college and share information about the process with each other. Lots of student posts are already up.

Naviance Portal Update
Senior parents: please ask your senior to update all college results on their Naviance Portal so that we can complete the senior survey and juniors can use the data in critical research. If they are having trouble, I am happy to help!

Freshman College Planning
Sophomore College Planning
Junior College Planning
Senior Checklist

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Week of 4/6 Update

The CCC is alive and well, just remote!

Join me:
Fridays from 10:15-11am Zoom Academy “Things To Do for Juniors” Check school loop for invitation link.

Facebook Page for Students
Have your senior or junior join the College and Career Student FB page to post where they are going to college and share information about the process with each other.

Scholarships
This is a great time for seniors to look into scholarship options to support their college educations. Following are some to consider though there are hundreds to review online via a quick google search:

Naviance Portal
Update Senior parents: now that many more decisions have come out, please ask your senior to update all college results on their Naviance Portal so that we can complete the senior survey and juniors can use the data in critical research.

Student Meetings
I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support all students. Seniors and Juniors: meet with me on the phone! To schedule appointments use this Calendly link. We can discuss application acceptances and rejections for seniors; for juniors, let’s talk about application prep questions, list development, use of Naviance and more.

Internships
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is seeking summer interns. Rising juniors and seniors submit a resume and cover letter to RebeccaBauer-Kahan@assembly.ca.gov with “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.

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Week of 3/30 Update

The CCC is alive and well, remote!

Join me:

  • Fridays from 10:15-11am Zoom Academy “Things To Do for Juniors” Check school loop for invitation link.
  • Tuesday, March 31 from 7-7:30p Zoom Naviance Workshop for AHS Parents Check school loop for link.

Facebook Page for Students
Have your senior or junior join the College and Career Student FB page to post where they are going to college and share information about the process with each other.

Scholarships
This is a great time for seniors to look into scholarship options to support their college educations. Following are some to consider though there are hundreds to review online via a quick google search. 

Naviance Portal Update
Senior parents: now that many more decisions have come out, please ask your senior to update all college results on their Naviance Portal so that we can complete the senior survey and juniors can use the data in critical research. 

Student Support
I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support all students.  Seniors and Juniors: meet with me on the phone! To schedule appointments use this Calendly link.  We can discuss application acceptances and rejections for seniors; for juniors, let’s talk about application prep questions, list development, use of Naviance and more.

Internships
Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is seeking summer interns.  Rising juniors and seniors submit a resume and cover letter to RebeccaBauer-Kahan@assembly.ca.gov with “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.

Buck Scholars
Buck Fellows Program for Sophomores, provides two years of mentorship for college, funding for enrichment, test prep and more. Deadline April 1, 2020. 

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Week of 3/23 Update

SENIORS 

UC Application Decisions Be sure to check your UC portal as UC decisions are beginning to roll out.  Please update your Naviance as soon as you get news!

Scholarships This is a great time for seniors to look into scholarship options to support their college educations. Following are some to consider though there are hundreds to review online via a quick google search. 

Naviance Portal Update:  Senior parents – please ask your senior to update college decisions on Naviance Portal so that others, especially juniors, can see the results.  It’s critical data for researching colleges.

JUNIORS & SENIORS

Student Support I will be available via School Loop or email: Wendy Reicher to support our seniors with application acceptances & rejections and juniors with application prep questions, list development, use of Naviance and more. Just reach out!

Internships Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan is seeking summer interns.  Rising juniors and seniors submit a resume and cover letter to RebeccaBauer-Kahan@assembly.ca.gov with “Summer Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.

JUNIORS

Buck Scholars Buck Fellows Program for Sophomores, provides two years of mentorship for college, funding for enrichment, test prep and more. Deadline April 1, 2020

College 101 Academy for Juniors Sign up in Teachmore under REICHER.  All juniors must attend one session held in the CCC.  Students who have not yet attended will be tagged this month. 

Freshman College Planning

Sophomore College Planning

Junior College Planning

Senior Checklist

 

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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.

Read more