College & Career

AAUW Scholarship Application Opportunity
$2000 awarded to a Senior woman who demonstrates a sustained commitment to community service as well as a grade point average of at least 3.0. Apply now!

One-on-one Appointments
Students can book an individual meeting with Ms. Reicher here. Please encourage your student to take advantage regardless of where they are in the process.

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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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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College & Career

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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