College & Career

College & Career

Seniors

  • Update Naviance with College Decisions/Exit Survey Congratulations to all seniors!  Please 1) log into Naviance 2) Click on About Me 3) Choose Surveys from Your School 4) Click Senior Exit Survey to update the decisions. This is how your students’ final transcripts will be sent!
  • Thursday, May 20 at 6pm Senior Awards Night – All Seniors will be invited to the Large Gym to celebrate as fellow students receive awards and scholarships. This will be live-streamed, as space will be limited to students only this year.

Juniors

  • Applications due Friday, April 23 Healthcare Internship Opportunity – Junior Achievement is offering a 4 week internship for students interested in medical careers. 
  • Stay in the loop – Please follow the CCC instagram to keep up-to-date with college timeline details. Share this with your students too. @ahs_college_career
  • SAT Testing Reminder – Although many schools are test-optional, there are 2 upcoming SAT dates for students who may have prepared for these exams already.  Locations are limited, but do check the College Board website to register for the May 8 or June 5 SAT administrations. Deadlines are soon.  
  • Wednesday, April 28 from 5-7:45pm Virtual College Visits – Join a Virtual College Visit with your student. Students can interact and ask questions of a large group of college admissions officers. This is a great way to connect and show a college your child is interested! Sessions included on topics such as finding a college that fits, paying for college, and writing a college essay presented by college admission counselors.
  • Job Opportunities – Encourage your child to check out Indeed.com for jobs this summer. Enter Lafayette Teen in the search box and see the possibilities!
  • Resume Support – Please let your student know that Mrs. Levy enjoys helping students build their resumes. Naviance is also a great spot to work on resumes. 

Sophomores

  • Healthcare Internship Opportunity – Junior Achievement is offering a 4 week internship for students interested in medical careers. Application Due 4/23

All Students
Zoom Nights every Monday and Tuesday during the month of April with your new advisor, Debbie Levy, to learn more and ask questions! Both students and parents are invited. We can set more in depth follow-up appointments too! CLICK ON THE LINK on Monday or Tuesday

Freshmen & Parents – 7-7:30pm Monday  April 19
Sophomores & Parents – 7-7:30pm Tuesday April 20
Juniors & Parents – 7:35-8:05pm Monday April 19
Seniors & Parents – 7:35-8:05pm Tuesday April 20

Please follow the CCC instagram to keep up-to-date. Share this with your students too. @ahs_college_career

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One-on-one Appointments
Students can book an individual meeting with Ms. Reicher here

Tuesday, Oct 13 – FAFSA workshop
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form allows students to request federal grants, work-study, and loans all in one application. Learn about how and why to fill out these crucial financial aid forms for your future college freshman.

Tuesday, Oct 27 at 7pm – Financial Aid Night (rescheduled)
Join us for an online presentation about college costs. The meeting link is
here, and you can review this helpful handout for details. Learn more about presenter Tim Lenahan

Tuesday, Nov 17 at 7pm – Parent Naviance Workshop for Juniors
Zoom link to follow!

Helpful Links:

Freshman College Planning
Sophomore College Planning
Junior College Planning
Senior Checklist

Keep up the good work! 
Wendy Reicher/College and Career Advisor: wreicher@auhsdschools.org

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College & Career

One-on-one Appointments
Students can book an individual meeting with Ms. Reicher here. All senior students should set up at least one appointment to discuss post AHS plans. 

Tuesday, Oct 27 at 7pm Financial Aid Night (rescheduled)
Join us for an online presentation about college costs. The meeting link is
here, and you can review this helpful handout for details. Learn more about presenter Tim Lenahan.

Upcoming events for Juniors:

  • Tuesday, Oct 6 at 7pm Class of 2022 Parent/Student Presentation – Lots of great college planning information. Hear from your Class Liaisons, as well as Wendy Reicher and Counselor Susan Martin. Watch your email for the Zoom link!
  • Thursday, Oct 8 from 3:30-4p ACA Day Drive-Through – I look forward to seeing juniors at the first ACA Day.  I’ll have an otter pop for you to cool off!

Upcoming Events for Seniors: 

  • Monday, Oct 5 All Day, Admission Reps Virtual Visits for students.  Over 40+ schools are scheduled. Juniors and seniors can sign up in Naviance to attend.
  • Thursday, Oct 8 at 3pm ACA Day Drive-Through – I look forward to seeing seniors at the first ACA Day. I’ll have an otter pop to cool you off!
  • Tuesday, Oct 13 FAFSA workshop – The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form allows students to request federal grants, work-study, and loans all in one application. Learn about how and why to fill out these crucial financial aid forms for your future college freshman.
  • Tuesday, Oct 27 at 7pm Financial Aid Night (rescheduled) Join us for an online presentation about college costs. The meeting link is here, and you can review this helpful handout for details. Learn more about presenter Tim Lenahan

Freshman College Planning
Sophomore College Planning
Junior College Planning
Senior Checklist

Keep up the good work! 
Wendy Reicher/College and Career Advisor: wreicher@auhsdschools.org

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Welcome Dons to your College and Career Center (CCC)! I am available for individual student meetings and would love to work with your Don. Students can sign up here. I will be hosting an academy on Wednesdays and Fridays for seniors to work together on college applications. I’ve also booked admissions rep visits for juniors and seniors so make sure your interested student checks Naviance and signs up to attend via Zoom on Mondays. We have so many events and resources to support our Dons!

Tuesday, Aug 25 7pm Value Priced College Night
Presented by Tim Lenahan, CPA.  Stay tuned for registration and Zoom link.

Freshman College Planning

Sophomore College Planning

Junior College Planning

Senior Checklist

Always feel free to contact me with questions:  wreicher@auhsdschools.org
Wendy Reicher

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Welcome new and returning Dons! I’m Wendy Reicher from the College & Career Center (CCC) and I look forward to helping our students plan their course for the future. Stay tuned in to the newsletter for more CCC information and events. In the meanwhile, be sure to visit the resource pages below. Go Dons!

Freshman College Planning

Sophomore College Planning

Junior College Planning

Senior Checklist

Feel free to contact me with questions:  wreicher@auhsdschools.org

Wendy Reicher

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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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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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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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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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College & Career

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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