College & Career

College & Career

Testing Update: Acalanes has canceled all weekend SAT exams and will only be holding school day SAT exams. We will be hosting a Senior only SAT school day on Oct 27 and a Junior only SAT school day in March. Information regarding test dates and registration will go out in the Daily Don so please keep an eye out for it. The College Board should notify and refund any students signed up for weekend SAT exams that were originally scheduled at Acalanes. Thank you for your understanding in regards to this change.
 
SENIORS
Financial Aid 101: In coordination with the three other high schools in the district, we are inviting Senior parents ONLY to a Financial Aid 101 webinar led by a representative from the California Student Aid Commission:

  • Monday, Oct 3 from 6:30-7:30pm
  • Register in advance for this webinar
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Essay Workshops: Essay writing will continue for all Levy academy sessions.
College Visits This Week in the CCC Office: Sign up on the Naviance home page or email to register at least 24 hours in advance. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission. Follow the CCC instagram @ahs_college_career for timing each week.

  • Monday, Sept 26: Saint Mary’s College, Savannah College of Art & Design, Miami University of Ohio, Vanderbilt, Southeastern
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: Southern Methodist University, Colorado State, Hawaii Pacific University
  • Wednesday, Sept 28: DigiPen Institute of Technology, Western Washington University, St. John’s College
  • Thursday, Sept. 29: University of Rochester, Lehigh University
  • Friday, Sept 30: Santa Clara University, San Diego State, University of Nevada-Reno

College Application Support: Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.

JUNIORS
Internship available: Recycle Smart has student internship opportunities available now for those interested in sustainability. They are seeking Acalanes students!
Volunteer Opportunity: Encourage your child to check out these great places to give back!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH
Volunteer Opportunity: This is also a good site to search for teen volunteer work.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.  

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SENIORS
 
Essay Workshops: Essay writing will continue for all Levy academy sessions.
College Visits This Week in the CCC Office Sign up on the Naviance home page or email to register. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission. Follow the CCC instagram @ahs_college_career for timing each week.

  • Monday, Sept 19: Gettysburg College, College of the Holy Cross, Lewis & Clark
  • Wednesday, Sept 21: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Boston College, Case Western Reserve, Dickinson College
  • Friday, Sept 23: University of Miami, Berklee College of Music

College Application Support Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.

JUNIORS
 
Jobs available: Round Table Lafayette, Crumbl Cookies near Rossmoor, See’s Candy Lafayette. Come by the CCC for details.
 
Practice SAT and ACT Exams Click here to register your student for a free online practice on Saturday, Sept 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.

Volunteer Opportunity Encourage your child to check out these great places to give back!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH
 
Volunteer Opportunity This is also a good site to search for teen volunteer work.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.  

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College & Career

SENIORS

Essay Workshops: Essay writing will continue for all Levy academy sessions.

College Visits This Week in the CCC Office Sign up on the Naviance home page or email to register. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission. Follow the CCC instagram @ahs_college_career for timing each week.

  • Monday, Sept 12: Puget Sound
  • Tuesday, Sept 13: Macalester, Univ. of Toronto, Northern Arizona, Seattle Univ., Knox, Colgate, Wash. Univ. St. Louis
  • Tuesday, Sept 13: HBCU College Fair- Carpools & Bus Trip to Deer Valley
  • Wednesday, Sept 14: Univ. of San Francisco, Hamilton College, Lesley Univ., Franklin & Marshall, Pitzer, Univ. of New Hampshire
  • Thursday, Sept 15: Binghamton Univ. Oregon State, Merrimack
  • Friday, Sept. 16:  George Washington Univ., University of Connecticut

College Application Support Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.

JUNIORS
 
Practice SAT and ACT Exams Click here to register your student for free online practice tests on Saturday, Sept 17 and Saturday, Sept 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.
Volunteer Opportunity Encourage your child to check out these great places to give back!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH
 
Volunteer Opportunity This is also a good site to search for teen volunteer work.
 
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.

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College & Career

SENIORS

Essay Workshops: Essay writing will continue for all Levy academy sessions.

Senior Parent Night Wednesday, Sept 7 in the PAC from 6-7pm. Join Anne Schonauer, Debbie Levy and the senior class liaisons to learn about the upcoming year and college and career planning.

College Visits This Week in the CCC office Sign up on Naviance home page or email to register. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission. Follow the CCC instagram @ahs_college_career for timing each week.

  • Tuesday, Sept 6: Dartmouth, Occidental College, Elon,University of Oregon, Indiana University
  • Wednesday, Sept 7: Johns Hopkins, Brandeis, Muhlenberg
  • Thursday, Sept 8: Bryant Univ, Univ of Chicago, FIDM, Univ of Arizona, Marist College, Univ. of Arizona
  • Friday, Sept 9: Univ. of British Columbia, USC
  • Tuesday, Sept 13: HBCU College Fair- Carpools & Bus Trip to Deer Valley

College Application Support Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.

JUNIORS
 
Practice SAT and ACT Exams Click here to register your student for free online practice tests on Saturday, Sept 17 and Saturday, Sept 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.

Volunteer Opportunity Encourage your child to check out these great places to give back!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH
 
Volunteer Opportunity Click here to sign up for the LPIE booth at the 2022 Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. This is also a good site to search for teen volunteer work.
 
Have your student explore their personality traits with this free assessment.

Girls interested in Firefighting Careers This is a great local hands-on opportunity to learn about a career in fire science. Camp dates Sept 17 and 18 in Oakland- free!

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

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Essay Academy Kristin Kisner, a local independent college consultant, will be leading essay workshops during Academy on Wednesday, Aug 31 and Friday, Sept 2. Interested students should sign up for Levy Academy and come to the CCC and Collaboration Center to get strategies and tips to get started on college essays.

Senior Parent Night Wednesday, Sept 7 in the PAC from 6-7pm. Join Anne Schonauer, Debbie Levy and the senior class liaisons to learn about the upcoming year and college and career planning.

College Visits This Week in the CCC office Sign up on Naviance home page or email to register. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission:

  • Seton Hall- Aug 31 12pm
  • Boston University- Aug 31 8:35am
  • Lafayette College- Aug 31 9:20am
  • University of Utah- Sept 1 11:10am
  • Grinnell College- Sept 2 12:55pm

College Application Support Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.
 
JUNIORS
Practice SAT and ACT Exams Click here to register your student for free online practice tests on Saturday, Sept 17 and Saturday, Sept 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.
Volunteer Opportunity Encourage your child to check out these great places to give back!
Girls interested in Firefighting Careers This is a great local hands-on opportunity to learn about a career in fire science. Camp dates are Sept 17 and Sept 18 in Oakland, and they’re free!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH
Volunteer Opportunity Click here to sign up for the LPIE booth at the 2022 Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. This is also a good site to search for teen volunteer work.
 
Have your student explore their personality traits with this free assessment.
Girls interested in Firefighting Careers This is a great local hands-on opportunity to learn about a career in fire science. Camp dates Sept 17 and 18 in Oakland- free!
Please visit our College & Career Counseling website any time for additional information and support.  

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College & Career

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College Application Support – Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.

Essay Help
 – The College Essay Guy offers quick, informative free workshops to inspire your students for UCs, the Common App, and more.

Senior Parent Night
 – Wednesday, Sept 7 in the PAC from 6-7pm. Join Anne Schonauer, Debbie Levy and the senior class liaisons to learn about the upcoming year and college & career planning.

College Visits this Week in the CCC office
– Sign up on Naviance home page or email to register. Have your students speak with their teachers to get permission.

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell Aug 23 12:55pm-1:25pm
  • Loyola University Chicago Aug 25 11:10am-11:40am

JUNIORS

Practice SAT and ACT Exams
 – Click here to register your student for free online practice tests on Saturday, Sept 17 and Saturday, Sept 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.

Volunteer Opportunity
– Community service hours are available on Saturday, Sept 10 from 8am-12pm in the Acalanes parking lot with the Lafayette Community Foundation. Contact Rhonda Andronico to help.

Girls interested in Firefighting Careers
 – This is a great local hands-on opportunity to learn about a career in fire science. Camp dates are Sept 17 and Sept 18 in Oakland and they’re free!

SOPHOMORES/FROSH

Job Opportunity – Strong in Algebra and English? Encourage your student to apply to work at Kumon in Lafayette.

Volunteer Opportunity – Click here to sign up for the LPIE booth at the 2022 Lafayette Art and Wine Festival.
 
Have your student explore their personality traits with this free assessment.

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College & Career

Seniors

  • College Application Support Your student can click here to make an appointment to work on essays or get help with the entire process.
  • Essay Help The College Essay Guy offers quick, informative free workshops to inspire your students for UCs, the Common App, and more.
  • Senior Parent Night Wednesday, Sep 7 in the PAC from 6-7pm. Join Anne Schonauer, Debbie Levy and the senior class liaisons to learn about the upcoming year and college & career planning.

Juniors

  • Practice SAT and ACT Exams Click here to register your student for free online practice tests on Saturday, Sep 17 and Saturday, Sep 24 from 9am-1pm with Revolution Prep.
  • Volunteer Opportunity Community service hours available Saturday, Sep 10 from 8am-12pm in the Acalanes parking lot with the Lafayette Community Foundation. Contact Rhonda Andronico to help.

Sophomores/Frosh

  • Job Opportunity Strong in Algebra and English? Encourage your student to apply to work at Kumon in Lafayette.
  • Volunteer Opportunity Click here to sign up for the LPIE booth at the 2022 Lafayette Art and Wine Festival.
  • Have your student explore their personality traits with this free assessment.

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

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Seniors

  • Enjoy summer!

Juniors

  • The College Essay Guy offers insightful sessions on the college essay process. Students leave with tangible ideas and drafts too! Our school is registered and courses are FREE! I highly recommend checking some of these out! They are a fun and simple way to start/finish essays.
  • Community College Summer Classes Open. Enrollment for summer courses at California Community Colleges has begun. You can likely take them asynchronously at many schools. If you’d like to explore a subject you are passionate about, click here.  

Sophomores/Freshmen

  • Summer Volunteer: Send your child to the CCC for volunteer opportunities this summer.
  • Resources:  CCC Website
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Seniors

  • Enjoy summer!

Juniors

  • College Essay Workshops at Acalanes Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 22 from 10:30am-2:30pm. Must attend both workshops in order to register. Sign up here.
  • Additionally, the College Essay Guy offers insightful sessions on the college essay process. Students leave with tangible ideas and drafts too! Our school is registeredand courses are FREE! I highly recommend checking some of these out! They are a fun and simple way to start/finish essays.
  • Community College Summer Classes Open. Enrollment for summer courses at California Community Colleges has begun. You can likely take them asynchronously at many schools. If you’d like to explore a subject you are passionate about, click here.  

Sophomores/Freshmen

  • Summer Volunteer: Send your child to the CCC for volunteer opportunities this summer.
  • Resources:  CCC Website
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Seniors

  • Senior Awards Wednesday, May 18

Juniors

  • College Essay Workshops at Acalanes – Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 22 in the am. Details to follow, but students will brainstorm and create outlines for their college essays.
  • Additionally, the College Essay Guy offers insightful sessions on the college essay process. Students leave with tangible ideas and drafts too! Our school is registeredand courses are FREE! I highly recommend checking some of these out! They are a fun and simple way to start/finish essays.
  • Community College Summer Classes Open. Enrollment for summer courses at California Community Colleges has begun. You can likely take them asynchronously at many schools. If you’d like to explore a subject you are passionate about, click here.  

Sophomores/Freshmen

  • Summer Volunteer: Send your child to the CCC for volunteer opportunities this summer.
  • Resources:  CCC Website
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