College & Career

SENIORS:
Senior exit survey is mandatory: If your student has decided on their post high school plans, please have them log into Naviance and finish their Acalanes senior exit survey. It is the only way final transcripts will be sent to colleges.
 
JUNIORS:
We're excited to be partnering with College Essay Guy to offer AHS students a number of awesome college application resources and virtual workshops. Students can join any or all of these live online courses:

  • How to Write A Personal Statement Boot Camp (Jun 3, 5, 7)
  • How to Write A Personal Statement Boot Camp (Jun 17, 20, 21)
  • The College Application + Supplemental Essays Crash Course (Sept 22)
  • How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions Crash Course (Oct 5-6)

To Register:

  • Go to the registration page: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-live-students
  • During the registration process, students will be asked to select their school from a dropdown menu.
  • Enter name and email.
  • Select the workshops your student would like to join.
  • That’s it! A confirmation will be sent to the email address submitted with the form.
  • A follow up email will be sent with next steps and instructions for assignments, as well as how to join the live events.

Quick info on College Essay Guy:

  • Ethan wrote the current bestselling book on the personal statement, College Essay Essentials.
  • He’s well-regarded in the college admissions field and is considered one of the go to resources on college essays.
  • His website has hundreds of free resources for applying to college.
  • He has a cool podcast!

If your student can’t make the live course dates, they will have access to the courses through the end of the year, and recordings of the sessions will be available to all who sign up.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

SENIORS:
Senior exit survey is mandatory: If your student has decided on their post high school plans, please have them log into Naviance and finish their Acalanes senior exit survey. It is the only way final transcripts will be sent to colleges.
 
JUNIORS:
We're excited to be partnering with College Essay Guy to offer AHS students a number of awesome college application resources and virtual workshops. Students can join any or all of these live online courses:

  • How to Write A Personal Statement Boot Camp (Jun 3, 5, 7)
  • How to Write A Personal Statement Boot Camp (Jun 17, 20, 21)
  • The College Application + Supplemental Essays Crash Course (Sept 22)
  • How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions Crash Course (Oct 5-6)

To Register:

  • Go to the registration page: https://www.collegeessayguy.com/sub-ceg-live-students
  • During the registration process, students will be asked to select their school from a dropdown menu.
  • Enter name and email.
  • Select the workshops your student would like to join.
  • That’s it! A confirmation will be sent to the email address submitted with the form.
  • A follow up email will be sent with next steps and instructions for assignments, as well as how to join the live events.

Quick info on College Essay Guy:

  • Ethan wrote the current bestselling book on the personal statement, College Essay Essentials.
  • He’s well-regarded in the college admissions field and is considered one of the go to resources on college essays.
  • His website has hundreds of free resources for applying to college.
  • He has a cool podcast!

If your student can’t make the live course dates, they will have access to the courses through the end of the year, and recordings of the sessions will be available to all who sign up.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

SENIORS:
Senior exit survey is mandatory: If your student has decided on their post high school plans, please have them log into Naviance and finish their Acalanes Senior Survey. It is the only way final transcripts will be sent to colleges.
 
JUNIORS:
AUHSD hosted a webinar last week for all Junior parents on the new college search platform, MaiaLearning. If you missed this webinar, you can now click HERE to view the  MaiaLearning Parent Webinar.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
Stanford University Admissions Night: May 14 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Campolindo CPAC. Open to all students, parents, and caregivers in the district. Learn about Stanford University from Admission Counselor, Neha Patel. This will be an overview of Stanford University and the programs they offer.
 

 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

SENIORS:
Senior exit survey is mandatory: If your student has decided on their post high school plans, please have them log into Naviance and finish their senior survey. It is the only way final transcripts will be sent to colleges.
 
JUNIORS:
Thank you to those parents who were able to make it to last week’s Rising Senior Parent Night! For those who couldn’t, you can view the slides from the evening here.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
Stanford University Admissions Night: May 14 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Campolindo CPAC. Open to all students, parents, and caregivers in the district. Learn about Stanford University from Admission Counselor, Neha Patel. This will be an overview of Stanford University and the programs they offer.
 
Support for LGBQTIA+ students: Please explore these links to learn more about schools that are more welcoming.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

SENIORS:
Senior Exit Survey is Mandatory: If your student has decided on their post high school plans, please have them log into Naviance and finish their Senior Survey. It is the only way final transcripts will be sent to colleges.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
Support for LGBQTIA+ students: Please explore these links to learn more about schools that are more welcoming.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

CAREER TRADE FAIR!
Interested in Careers in the Trades? Representatives from the Contra Costa Building/Electrical/Sheet Metal Associations and DVC's Career Education amongst others will be attending. The Trade Fair will be held during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 in the front quad.
 
SENIORS:
Water Polo Scholarship: The Lafayette Water Polo Foundation is accepting applications for seniors who play water polo. These are due on Apr 30.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
Summer Ideas: DVC Career AcademiesStMarys College of California Summer Academy for High School StudentsUC Berkeley Summer SessionsUC Berkeley College of Environmental DesignCal Poly San Luis Obispo Summer Springboard,
Girls Who Code Summer Program

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College & Career

CAREER ACADEMY & TRADE FAIR!
We are hosting a Trade Fair during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 and are looking for more organizations to be represented. Please email Debbie Levy with any suggestions for us and we will follow up.
 
SENIORS:
Water Polo Scholarship: The Lafayette Water Polo Foundation is accepting applications for seniors who play water polo.
 
The Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship is now available. It will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Acalanes who have participated in a high school varsity sport(s) and who intend to continue playing a varsity or club sport in college.
 
Diablo Valley Assistance League  is offering a $6000 need-based scholarship for students attending a 4 year university and $4000 for those going to community college.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
SAT/ACT Free Practice Exams: Practice ACT and digital SAT exams are available with Revolution Prep. Click here to register. The ACT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 1pm. The SAT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 12pm.
Summer Ideas: DVC Career Academies
StMarys College of California 
Summer Academy for High School StudentsUC Berkeley 
Summer Sessions:UC Berkeley 
College of Environmental DesignCal Poly 
San Luis Obispo Summer Springboard:
Girls Who Code Summer Program
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

CAREER ACADEMY & TRADE FAIR!
The Acalanes College and Career Center will host a Creative Arts and Design Career academy on Wednesday, Apr 10 at 10am. One of our committed speakers is Joel Flory, the co-founder of VSCO. We would like to invite other interested parents, alumni, and community members to share their career
experiences/pathways in graphic design, film/screenwriting, animation, sculpture, painting, fashion, photography, graphic design, etc. with our students. If you would like to be a presenter or know someone who would be a good fit, please email Debbie Levy and provide your name, industry, and phone number. We will follow up with all contacts.
 
In addition, we are hosting a Trade Fair during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 and are looking for more organizations to be represented. Please email Debbie Levy with any suggestions for us and we will follow up.
 
SENIORS:
Water Polo Scholarship: The Lafayette Water Polo Foundation is accepting applications for seniors who play water polo.
 
The Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship is now available. It will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Acalanes who have participated in a high school varsity sport(s) and who intend to continue playing a varsity or club sport in college.
 
Diablo Valley Assistance League  is offering a $6000 need-based scholarship for students attending a 4 year university and $4000 for those going to community college.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
SAT/ACT Free Practice Exams: Practice ACT and digital SAT exams are available with Revolution Prep. Click here to register. The ACT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 1pm. The SAT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 12pm.
Summer Ideas: DVC Career AcademiesStMarys College of California Summer Academy for High School StudentsUC Berkeley Summer Sessions:UC Berkeley College of Environmental DesignCal Poly San Luis Obispo Summer Springboard:
Girls Who Code Summer Program
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

CAREER ACADEMY & TRADE FAIR!
The Acalanes College and Career Center will host a Creative Arts and Design Career academy on Wednesday, Apr 10 at 10am. One of our committed speakers is Joel Flory, the co-founder of VSCO. We would like to invite other interested parents, alumni, and community members to share their career
experiences/pathways in graphic design, film/screenwriting, animation, sculpture, painting, fashion, photography, graphic design, etc. with our students. If you would like to be a presenter or know someone who would be a good fit, please email Debbie Levy and provide your name, industry, and phone number. We will follow up with all contacts.
 
In addition, we are hosting a Trade Fair during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 and are looking for more organizations to be represented. Please email Debbie Levy with any suggestions for us and we will follow up.
 
SENIORS:
Water Polo Scholarship: The Lafayette Water Polo Foundation is accepting applicationsfor seniors who play water polo.
 
The Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship is now available. It will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Acalanes who have participated in a high school varsity sport(s) and who intend to continue playing a varsity or club sport in college.
 
Diablo Valley Assistance League  is offering a $6000 need-based scholarship for students attending a 4 year university and $4000 for those going to community college.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
SAT/ACT Free Practice Exams: Practice ACT and digital SAT exams are available with Revolution Prep. Click here to register. The ACT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 1pm. The SAT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 12pm.

Summer Ideas: DVC Career Academies: St. Marys College of California SummerAcademy for High School Students: UC Berkeley Summer Sessions:UC Berkeley Collegeof Environmental Design: Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Summer Springboard:
Girls Who Code Summer Program

Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

CAREER ACADEMY & TRADE FAIR!
The Acalanes College and Career Center will host a Creative Arts and Design Career academy at 10am on Wednesday, Apr 10. One of our committed speakers is Joel Flory, the co-founder of VSCO. We would like to invite other interested parents, alumni, and community members to share their career pathways in graphic design, film/screenwriting, animation, sculpture, painting, fashion, photography, graphic design, etc. with our students. If you would like to be a presenter or know someone who would be a good fit, please email Debbie Levy and provide your name, industry, and phone number. We will follow up with all contacts.
 
In addition, we are hosting a Trade Fair during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 and are looking for more organizations to be represented. Please email Debbie Levy with any suggestions for us and we will follow up.
 
SENIORS:
Water Polo Scholarship: The Lafayette Water Polo Foundation is accepting applications for seniors who play water polo.
 
The Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship is now available. It will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Acalanes who have participated in a high school varsity sport(s) and who intend to continue playing a varsity or club sport in college.
 
Diablo Valley Assistance League  is offering a $6000 need-based scholarship for students attending a 4 year university and $4000 for those going to community college.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
SAT/ACT Free Practice Exams: Practice ACT and digital SAT exams are available with Revolution Prep. Click here to register. The ACT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 1pm. The SAT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 12pm.
 
Google Doodle Scholarship: This is a creative scholarship opportunity to create a google doodle and win $50k.
 
Camp Venture is a business leadership program sponsored by the Rotary Club and runs from June 19-23. You can email dlevy@auhsdschools.org for submission details.
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Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.The Acalanes College and Career Center will host a Creative Arts and Design Career academy at 10am on Wednesday, Apr 10. One of our committed speakers is Joel Flory, the co-founder of VSCO. We would like to invite other interested parents, alumni, and community members to share their career experiences/pathways in graphic design, film/screenwriting, animation, sculpture, painting, fashion, photography, graphic design, etc. with our students. If you would like to be a presenter or know someone who would be a good fit, please email Debbie Levy, dlevy@auhsdschools.org and provide your name, industry, and phone number. We will follow up with all contacts.
 
In addition, we are hosting a Trade Fair during lunch on Wednesday, Apr 24 and we are looking for more organizations to be represented. Please email Debbie Levy, dlevy@auhsdschools.org with any suggestions for us and we will follow up.
 
SENIORS:
The Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship is now available. It will be awarded to college-bound seniors from Acalanes who have participated in a high school varsity sport(s) and who intend to continue playing a varsity or club sport in college. Student athletes who expect to receive an athletic scholarship from a NCAA Division I school are not eligible for this award. The award will be $2500 - $3000.
 
The Bose Lamont Scholarship is available for $1500. To apply, your student needs a 3.0+ GPA and the essay question is “how have you been brave”? Email dlevy@auhsdschools.org for submission details.
 
JUNIORS, SOPHOMORES, FROSH:
SAT/ACT Free Practice Exams: Practice ACT and digital SAT exams are available with Revolution Prep. Click here to register. The ACT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 1pm. The SAT practice exam is on Saturday, Apr 20 from 9am - 12pm.
 
Google Doodle Scholarship: This is a creative scholarship opportunity to create a google doodle and win $50k.
 
Camp Venture is a business leadership program sponsored by the Rotary Club and runs from June 19-23. You can email dlevy@auhsdschools.org for submission details.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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