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Alameda High School College and Career Center, in conjunction with Kaplan Test Prep, will be offering a Mock SAT Practice on Saturday, October 29th in the school Media Center at 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.  For more details and to register please go to:  Deadline to register is October 23rd.


Encinal High School is offering a Mock ACT and a Mock New SAT on Saturday, October 22nd from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Media Center. Reserve a seat by calling 510-295-0002. Space is limited.  The cost is $10. 



The application and all of its forms are due at 11:59 PM Sunday, October 2nd, 2016.

"ShadowNite is an entirely FREE three day, two night program in which we provide transportation directly from students’ high schools to the UC Berkeley campus. We provide housing and food and organize informative workshops to educate and provide the students with resources to higher education. Also, we strive to empower their identity as Asians and/or Pacific Islanders in America. It is an amazing opportunity for high school students to visit the UC Berkeley campus and to get a feel for the college environment."


This event is sponsored by an organization is called REACH! (The Asian & Pacific Islander Recruitment and Retention Center) and we are a part of the multicultural coalition of Recruitment and Retention Centers (RRCs) called bridges Multicultural Resource Center at UC Berkeley. As REACH!, we specifically outreach to low-income, under resourced, and underserved Asian Pacific Islander (API) populations.  For more information about REACH!, you can find us at


Our application is available online through the link below:, which includes: the ShadowNite application, short response questions, a Photo Release form, Authorization to Treatment form, and Activities Waiver form.


National YoungArts Foundation


The deadline to fully complete and submit an application is Friday, October 14, 2016 by 11:59pm EST (New York Time).  There will be NO grace period for uploading materials.

To apply to YoungArts, artists must be:

  • US citizens or have permanent resident status.
  • 15-18 years of age or in grades 10-12 on December 1, 2016.

Are you a young artist who is 15-18 years old or in grades 10-12?

How to Apply

  1. Read the information on this page!
  2. Prepare your submission materials.
  3. Complete the application on Acceptd, an online application tool.
  4. Pay the $35 non-refundable application fee or get it waived.
  5. Click SUBMIT by October 14, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Why Apply

  • Win cash awards of up to $10,000, an alternative to scholarships that can be spent any way you see fit.
  • Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field.
  • Become eligible for nomination as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts
  • Receive a lifetime of mentoring and professional support with a rich network of peers.
  • Connect to educational and artistic development opportunities.

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Who's Hiring?


  • Sitter/Mother's Helper Needed 1-2 weekdays from 5-6:30pm.  Must be 18, drive with own transportation and excellent references.  Would pick child up from Earhart School, help with homework and start dinner. Additional varied hours if interested/as needed.


    Please email:  Michelene Esposito at with resume/outline of experience.

One Scholarship, Endless Opportunities

Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association Members and Friends have been funding need-based college scholarships to support deserving young people to overcome their adversity and pursue their dreams through higher education. So far the Association has awarded more than $110 million to approximately 20,000 students. To learn more, click here. 

In addition to undergraduate scholarship support, the Association offers a number of services and opportunities to Horatio Alger Scholars:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Counseling, College Readiness Tools, Support and Referral Services. Campus Crest Housing, Mentoring Programs, Alumni Association and Graduate Grants.