News & Announcements

College & Career

New! All grade levels: Please take the time to fill out this questionnaire.

New! Follow me on my new Facebook Page.  This is a community resource for our parents to get the most updated information on college related topics.

New! Boys State applications available for Juniors who demonstrate leadership, character, scholarship, loyalty, and service in their school and community. Please have your student inquire for more information.

Junior Families 

  • New! Practice ACT and SAT tests available for students – proctored under live test conditions on 2/13 and 2/17; cost: $20ea.  Sign up link.
  • Parents: One-on-One Appointments – All juniors should book an individual meeting with Ms. Reicher here.  Parents can absolutely join. Let’s make sure we are creating a solid timeline for post Acalanes planning. Day/Eve times available!
  • Juniors College Planning Update – Important information this week, be sure to read as it shares lots of details!
  • Wednesday, Jan 27 during Academy “Building Your College List” Encourage your students to sign up and use Ms. Reicher’s Zoom link to attend. 

Sophomore Parents: One-on-One Appointments
All sophomores and their families should book an individual meeting with Ms. Reicher here to discuss timelines, summer options and any college/career related planning.

It’s crucial to update college application results in Naviance.  Look for the required senior exit survey coming in March on Naviance.

For those of you who missed our Challenge Success presentation on January 12, “A Healthy Approach to College Admissions”, check out the Parent Ed section below for the recording.  Relevant information for all grade levels!


  • Matt Lynn Scholarship – $1500-2000 awarded to college bound students intending to play varsity sports. Students check Naviance for application.
  • Rossmoor Scholarship – $3000 award. Min. GPA 3.0 and max expected family contribution of $20k.
  • Assistance League of Diablo Valley Scholarships – Philanthropic program aids students with college expenses based on need, school/community activities, and GPA. Applicants must be residents of Contra Costa County.
  • AAUW Scholarship – $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!
  • TZU Chi USA Scholars – $1500 awarded on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Min GPA 3.0, Due 4/22.

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Thank you for all your support!

Wendy Reicher, College and Career Advisor: