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Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

Outsmart the SAT or ACT

Learn A Strategy For Every Question You’ll Face On The SAT Or ACT

The SAT and ACT are boring exams, but learning to ace them doesn’t have to be. At Catalyst, we take the actual SAT and ACT every time they’re given, and we pass our expertise to students with patience, understanding, and a welcome sprinkling of humor and creativity.

Catalyst’s two-day SAT and ACT Bootcamps arm students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll face on the day of the test so they can march into the test with confidence, momentum, and every key strategy fresh in their mind.

SAT Bootcamp at Alameda High School

Saturday, September 23rd, 9am - 1pm

&

Sunday, September 24th, 9am - 1pm

ACT Bootcamp at Alameda High School

Saturday, October 21st, 9am - 1pm

&

Sunday, October 22nd, 9am - 1pm

Tuition is just $175. To enroll visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or call us at 800.235.0056.

 
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/14/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Principals and Homepage

 

Summer before Senior Year:  Things you can do to get ready for college applications:

  1. Resume:   You can use Naviance's Resume Builder if you need to start from scratch.   Think of this as an  "Activities Resume" .  On the UC App you will have the following categories to fill in:

  • Honors & Awards

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Community Service

  • Academic Enrichment Programs

  • Work Experience.  

You will only have five slots per category to add activities.

 

  1. Know your Social Security #, your SAT or ACT score reports

  2. Log into Naviance and add 5-10 colleges to your "Colleges that I am Thinking About" category.   

  3. UC’s  Personal Insight Questions:  follow the link and read over the eight options.  You pick four.  Have a draft before school starts.

  4. If you are applying to any Private Colleges you will need to at least Two Teacher letters of recommendation & your Counselor will complete a Secondary School Report (SSR).  Counselors require you to fill out a “Student Profile for College Admissions”   Make a copy of this into your g-drive and type your responses in another FONT please.

  5. Net Price Calculator - every College’s Financial Aid page will have a link to a Net price Calculator.  Have your parents use this.  It can give them an idea of what each school might cost and if you might be eligible for some aid.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 6/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Seniors!

Do you want to get a jump start on your UC Application before classes begin in the fall? The UC Application goes “live” on August 1st.   I will be running a UC Application Bootcamp three mornings in August.   There will be 30 slots available per day – 90 total so it will be first-come-first-served.  Please sign-up for only one session.

I will send CONFIRMATION EMAILS in July so make sure you check your email.

Sign-up Link - https://goo.gl/forms/L7DTPd3TpAD7wtYL2

We will NOT be working on your Personal Insight Questions.  We will be tackling the data entry portion of the UC Application. 

Just in case you were wondering:  What is the Eligibility to apply to any UC campus?      Minimum A-G GPA of 3.0, SAT or ACT exam scores, and A-G course requirements.

Have a great summer Class of 2018!  

Ms. Gwen

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 6/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Juniors (almost Seniors) - 

Some colleges provide "fly-in" programs or "travel assistance" for interested rising seniors. Some of them are diversity fly-in programs, some are low income but all of them have deadlines for applying.

 

 

Amherst College

Bates College

Bowdoin College

Carleton College

Carnegie Mellon University

George Washington University 

Harvey Mudd College

Haverford College

Middlebury College

Oberlin College & Conservatory

Rice University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

Vassar College

Wellesley College

Wesleyan College

Whitman College

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

A four week summer session aimed at improving success in first-generation Science courses. $1000 for students who participate in the entire program.

Who: First generation college students interested in pursuing a STEM focused education.

When: July 20 - August 3 M-TH 9:00-3:00 pm 

Where: Merritt College - Barbara Lee Science & Allied Health Center

Contact Jennifer Shanoski at jshanoski@peralta.edu

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Published: 6/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

All EMPLOYED minors under the age of 18 are required to have a work permit, unless you are a high school graduate. 

 

You will need the following documents to process your completed work permit application (this means you must have Employer & parent signatures): Your Social Security Card AND Proof of Age (Choose One):  Birth Certificate, Passport, California ID or Drivers License. 

 

After June 15th all Work Permit applications can be processed at the AUSD Student Services Office located at 2050 Challenger Ave. (call Erin Gilcrist-Brown for an appointment at 337-7072 press 0).You will need to provide your Social Security Card AND Proof of Age.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/30/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

University of Reno -TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP, MAY 19 DEADLINE


Textbook Brokers Reno is offering $2500 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

 
This is an excellent opportunity for all graduating seniors who may have decided late to seek assistance with college costs.   We traditionally received great interest late in the year as many applicants are still seeking funds after other deadlines have passed.

  • Essays ARE NOT required for all awards levels.

  • Google Form submission-no required mailing of application.

  • Fourteen recipients are chosen each year, large award group.

Please forward to all seniors where possible.

https://goo.gl/forms/ZcqFjxQCV6YhEJWF3

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students and Homepage

Looking for a Summer SAT prep class?

Catayst Prep will be offering a SAT Verbal & Math Intensive that will be held in the CCC at AHS. 
Dates:

SAT Verbal: June 26th, 28th and 30th

SAT Math: July 10th, 12th and 14th

Time: 9am – 11am all days

Details on the attached flyer.

Students can register by phone 800.235.0056 or by emailing info@catalystprep.com
 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Students and Homepage

On Tuesday, May 16th, we will be holding an Admissions Day at College of Alameda (CoA).

 

Here is the link for students to register: https://coainternationaladmissionsday.eventbrite.com

This event is for F-1 International Students interested in attending College of Alameda for the Summer or Fall 2017 semester. During the event there will be a campus tour, information on how to transfer from CoA to a 4-Year University, as well as complete the admissions process.

We will be available to answer any questions students have about the admissions process, as well as schedule the orientation and assessment tests to attend at a later date.

Students who have already applied to CoA or are interested in applying may attend.

The international student application form may be downloaded here prior to the event if students would like to complete and submit the documents on this day.

http://web.peralta.edu/international/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/International-Student-Application-Form-PDF.pdf

http://web.peralta.edu/international

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/11/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Seniors:

Cap & Gown Distribution will be one day only – Monday, May 15th at Lunch, outside of the College & Career Center. Please note that Lunch time will be at 1:08 on Monday, May 15th due to testing. Please come pick up your cap & gown at this time.

Any Senior who still needs to order, or is not sure if they still need to order, please see Mrs. Wells in the Counseling Office right away. Thank you.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Be Bold: College Prep Workshop

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM until 12:15 PM

 

Mills College
5000 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
United States

As high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors begin the adventure of finding the right college, we invite students and their families to this open house event. You'll learn tips and techniques for navigating the college application process from our own admissions experts. We also welcome high school seniors who are planning to transfer later from a community college.

Get the inside scoop at workshops on:

  • Completing college applications
  • Writing your personal statement
  • Standing out in admission interviews
  • Planning ahead to finance your education
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Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

The Counselors and Enrollment staff at COA were willing to come back for one more day of onsite Mobile COA. 

  • Students who have enrolled at COA, and completed their online Orientation will be able to meet with a Counselor & register for classes. 
  • Students who have met with a COA Counselor but need to sihn up for classes can come get help. 
  • Students who have done nothing will be able to begin the enrollment process. 

Please come see Ms. Gwen for a copy of your transcript.  

 

We will be in the Computer lab 204 all day Thursday. 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/3/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

Learn skills to help you make the most of college & explore a career in technology.By joining CodeNow, you will learn the coding, design, and problem-solving skills to make your ideas real. You'll make new friends and start living the life of a creator, rather than just a consumer, of software.

Our program has four levels to introduce you to web design, coding, and how to come up with your own app ideas. 1. Weekend Workshops: Learn the process of building an app2. Online Learning: Acquire a deeper understanding of design, programming, and product development 3. Hackathons: Apply your newfound superpowers in a fast-paced environment 4. Summer Competition: Compete nationally for scholarships and prizes Our program has four levels to introduce you to web design, coding, and how to come up with your own app ideas. VISIT OUR WEBSITE: WWW.CODENOW.ORG

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/26/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Come meet with employers and youth agencies who offer paid internships.  We will also have tables for people to review your resume.  Please dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.  This is our second Youth Job Fair, our first one had over 400 attendees!

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Where: Oakland Main Library

Bradley Walters Meeting Room

125 14th Street

Oakland, CA 94612

Phone: (510) 238-3134

See map: Google Maps

For more job leads (at least 25 a week!) follow oaklandhasjobs on Instagram or view it online at instagram.com/oaklandhasjobs.

Call (510) 238-7332 if you have any questions.  

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/20/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

CIS/Computer Science Department at Merritt College will hold a Recruitment Day for:

  1.   Sankofa/Umoja Summer Bridge Program - graduating high school seniors
  2.   CyberCamp (CyberPatriot Program) - middle to high school students
  3.   Cyber Security Program - workforce and/or transfer students

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Building P – Room P-307

9:00 AM

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

InSight Vision is looking for a summer Chem Intern:

 

Job Description: Conducts routine analysis, including but not limited to chemical analysis of raw materials, in-process items and finished product according to established operating procedures. Calibrates and maintains lab and analytical equipment.   May perform special projects on analytical and instrument problem solving.the position will be a total of 21 hours per week (3 days at 7 hour per day) for a duration of 5 weeks. The hourly rate for this position is $10 hour.

 

Email your Resume directly to: 

Sheila Copeland - Sheila.Copeland@sunpharma.com

Administrative Assistant

InSite Vision Inc.

A Sun Pharma Company

965 Atlantic Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Kaplan will be hosting an SAT prep class at AHS for the June SAT. Register here: 

https://www.kaptest.com/sat/enroll?zip=94501&tab=options 

The class will meet in the College & Career Center from 4:00-7:00pm 

on the following days - 5/3, 5/8, 5/10, 5/15, 5/17, 5/22, 5/24, 5/31 The Price is $719.00.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Cooking Round the World is looking for counselors for our Alameda camp, located in Lincoln Park. Counselor or CIT candidates should:

  • Be between ages 14 - 17

  • Have experience working with children

  • Know their way around a kitchen and be able to follow a recipe and cook

  • Be able and willing to do a thorough clean up job

  • Always arrive on time and leave when things are cleaned up

  • Have a way to get to camp

 

◊ Weeks June 19 – Aug 11 (OK if you can only work some of the weeks)

◊ Hours are 10 a.m. - 5:30, M - F

 

Interested? Email a letter to: madeleine@cookingroundtheworld.com or call  925-408-5423. Hiring now!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Penumbra Inc. located on Bay Farm

Our Summer High School Internship Program immerses students in the dynamic setting of a global healthcare company dedicated to saving lives. At Penumbra, interns tackle real-world projects that turn academic knowledge into industry experience, while simultaneously building interview, presentation, communication, and networking skills.

We invite students with career goals in healthcare and medical technology fields to apply for placement in such disciplines as finance, marketing, production, human resources, and engineering. Specifically, we seek quick learners who are curious, enthusiastic, and eager to join a team striving to impact the future of healthcare, today! Apply by April 28th

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Clinical
  • Engineering
  • Production

For more information - LINK

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/13/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

I am looking for someone who is responsible, focused, competent, reliable and trustworthy, and can work after school and/or weekends.  It is a part time position, and is very flexible. I am looking for someone with a GPA of 3.0 or above (A's and B's), has decent writing skills, is very comfortable on the computer.  This person will have opportunities to learn much about business and accounting, and perhaps much more if they show aptitude.

I live on Alameda Bay Farm, so someone who lives here would be ideal, as it would be extremely convenient for him/her.  If they have a car, they can have added responsibilities, but if not, it is absolutely ok.

Students can send their resumes to me at this email address laurenmontoya12@gmail.com

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Published: 4/13/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The College of Alameda is offering students who have graduated from an Alameda Public High school FREE tuition & assistance with textbooks for one year.  This scholarship is called Alameda Promise.

  • To qualify a student needs to have graduated from Alameda, Encinal, ASTI or Island High School and they must have completed their FAFSA
  • Enrollment Link
  • COA will be on Campus Thursday, April 13th in the College & Career Center enrolling students during 4th period block 11:16 - thru lunch. They can get a pass from Ms. Gwen.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/12/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Laney College is having its Career and Technical Education Open House on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am to 2:00pm. Most of our CTE programs ranging from machining and carpentry to culinary arts and cosmetology, plus many more will have their doors open to the public. There will be tours and demos. New this year-we will have an employer panel and enrollment workshops for counselors. We are also providing lunch as supplies last and there will be raffle prizes. Adults and youth are welcome. We ask everyone who would like to attend to please register at the link below.

 

Registration link:

http://bit.ly/LaneyCTEOpenHouse2017

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Planning on touring some colleges in Oregon this summer? Consider traveling the week of July 24 - 28th.  The Oregon Private College Week provides pre-registration schedules for campus tours. Register at oregonprivatecolleges.com Don't forget to look at some of the WUE schools in Oregon - Portland State, Southern Oregon and Western Oregon University. 

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity prides itself on the constant pursuit of the Balanced Man Ideal: to excel not just as athletes, scholars, or leaders, but in all endeavors in life. As an organization that strives for all-around excellence, we, the California Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, seek to recognize and award exceptional, balanced men entering UC Berkeley this coming Fall semester. As such, we are proud to offer up to $2,500 in total to deserving winners through the Balanced Man Scholarship.

To be eligible to apply for the Balanced Man Scholarship, you must be an incoming male UC Berkeley student attending in the Fall 2017 semester (Fall Program for Freshmen students are welcome to apply)

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis, and individual interviews will be offered to qualified applicants beginning May 22nd.

For more information about the Balanced Man Scholarship, please visit our website at http://berkeleysigep.com/bms/

 

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Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

BABYSITTERS WANTED: Saturday, April 29, 2017 5:30-11 p.m.

  • Experience working with kids required.
  • You must provide your own transportation.
  • Pay will be set by individual families hiring sitters.
  • Otis will compile a directory of babysitters who are available and share it with the school families.
  • Some families may team up and hire one sitter to watch multiple families’ kids. 
  • Sitters can also collaborate to offer a team of two sitters for the evening, so recruit a friend!

Contact: Kristan LaVietes  kristan.lavietes@gmail.com  310/430.2568

By April 15, tell me:

  • your full name
  • phone number
  • e-mail address
  • school, if you attend one, and what grade/level, or …
  • day job, other pursuits
  • briefly, what experience you have working with kids, and what ages
  • any “bonus” qualifications you possess, such as CPR certification or fingerprint clearance
  • whether you are comfortable babysitting kids from more than one family or not
  • include a photo if you wish, especially if you think some of the kids might recognize who you are (from school aftercare, for example)

This job could lead to future babysitting opportunities, so be sure and get yourself on this list of sitters!

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Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Senior: All of these scholarships can be found on the CCC Scholarship page.  Extra copies of scholarship applications are in a Scholarship Binder in the CCC. 

 

Chen Foundation Scholarship Program  - Deadline March 29th (10) $2,000 Renewable Scholarships for High School Seniors Planning to Attend a California State University or a California Community College.

 

AHS Scholarships - Deadline is April 28th (turn all scholarship materials to Ms. Gwen in the CCC) Please read the eligibility criteria on the scholarship page for each:

  1. Alice B. Hansen Scholarship (10 offered)
  2. Margaret McElhinnie Rotanzi Scholarship 
  3. Abraham & Sarah Kofman Alameda Times-Star Journalism Scholarship
  4. Beatrice B. Barrett Scholarship
  5. Cox Hollywood Scholarship   
  6. Marlene and Steve Kofman  Scholarship 
  7. Paul Hardy Parker Scholarship  
  8. Sally Gallagher Scholarship

Soledad Fernandez Scholarship - Filipino descent (Full to 50% Filipino) Deadline April 1st

Alpha Nu Omega Chapter Scholarship - Deadline April 3rd   

Kiwanis Club of Alameda - Deadline April 14th 

Oscar Grant Foundation Scholarship - Deadline June 1st

Coliseum Foundation Scholarships - Deadline April 30th

Alameda Chinese Club - Deadline May 5th

Chinese Acacia Club Scholarship Fund - Deadline June 9th

Rotary Club of Alameda Scholarship - Deadline April 28th ( they offer vocational as well as academic scholarships)

 

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarship page!!!

 

   

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Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


The mission of the CLYLP is to enhance and further develop the leadership potential of California’s youth as they prepare to become the future leaders of our state and nation. CLYLP offers the Leadership Conference and Bay Area Institute for 10th & 11th graders - Application Deadline for both is April 19, 2017

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/21/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

2017 UC Davis High School Pre-Health Symposium

by UC Davis Health Professions Advising & Pre-Health Students

Sun, April 9, 2017  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

California high school students, parents and counselors are invited to our first ever High School Pre-Health Symposium!

This one-day event will feature inspirational speakers and panelists, interactive workshops, valuable information to get your students on the right path, and more! This is a unique opportunity for high school students, parents, counselors and advisors to hear from health professionals of various fields, health professions advisors, and undergraduate pre-health students. Special workshops have also been created specifically for our adult audience.

Tickets are just $25 and include a t-shirt, bag, lunch and access to the full day's event. Every attendee must have a ticket and sign a waiver to participate.

Space is limited to 500 attendees. Once spots are filled up, registration will close, so be sure to register early. Considering the demand for this event, we ask that you consider whether it is necessary for two parents and/or younger siblings to join.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/17/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Alameda Education Foundation Summer Camp Internships 

This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours and work with camp instructors and kids over the summer.  This will look great on your college applications.

What does it involve?

Interns will work alongside the camp instructors during our half-day summer camps.  You will assist the instructor in providing extra supervision for the camp participants and provide hands-on assistance to the children who may need extra help in completing any activities.

  • Camps will be held at Haight School, 2025 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda.
  • Camps are held from June 26 – July 28, 2017 (no camps July 4).   You are on site from 8.15am – 12.45pm or 12:45pm – 4:15pm.
  • Internships require a 2-week commitment, but weeks do not have to be consecutive.

We will be offering a variety of camps including science, robotics, drawing, guitar, sewing, circus and many more.  A full list of our camps can be found by clicking here.

Applicants must be between 14 – 17 years old.  Register by April 14, 2017 by completing the online application form.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/16/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Teachers and Homepage

Ron Brow Scholars Program is announcing the opening of the Guided Pathways Support (GPS) Program's application for 2017. The Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS) helps African-American juniors and seniors navigate the path to top colleges by directing students to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. GPS teaches students how to prepare for, apply to, pay for, persist in and graduate from college.

How to apply? 

Students must apply online through the GPS website: https://ronbrowngps.fluidreview.com.

The application for 2017-2018 academic year will open March 1, 2017. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Accepted students should expect to be notified on a rolling basis no later than July 15, 2017.

What are the application requirements? 

Students are required to submit a completed online application, a letter of recommendation, an unofficial high school transcript and two brief essays.

Who should apply? 

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a current high school sophomore or junior at the time of application. Please note that high school seniors who will be enrolling in college in fall 2017 are ineligible to apply.
  • have a strong academic record
  • have demonstrated leadership and active involvement at school and/or in the community
  • be African American.
  • this is a competitive application pool.
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

WHAT IS YLC?

The Youth Leadership Conference on Asian and Pacific Islander Health at Stanford University is a four day conference led by the Asian Liver Center at the Stanford University School of Medicine. High school students come from all over the world to sharpen their leadership skills for effecting change in local, national, and global communities. 
Conference participants will meet other students interested in making a difference in public health. Leading medical experts, professors, and policymakers will speak on issues of Asian and Pacific Islander health. Students will also have the opportunity to apply the skills they gain and work together in a team outreach project.

Conference Dates: August 2-5, 2017

APPLICATION DETAILS: (competitive applicant pool)
The application consists of four parts.

  1. YLC participant application. Due on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11:55:00 PM PST.
  2. $450 check to cover conference fees OR Financial Aid Application. Postmarked no later than Monday, April 3, 2017.
  3. Recommendation form. Submitted via online form no later than Friday, March 31, 2017, at 11:55:00 PM PST.
  4. Optional application for the Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) Scholarship to cover for the full conference fee. Due with the YLC participant application and submitted via the same online form.

​Contact the YLC Planning Committee (youthleadership@stanford.edu) to request financial aid instructions for a waiver of the conference fees. This is awarded based on financial need only.
We strongly recommend you work in an external word processing file and paste your responses into the online form when you are ready to submit, as Google Forms cannot save your application progress.
Decisions will be sent out by Sunday, April 30, 2017.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/8/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

14th Annual High School Outreach Conference
When? Saturday, April 29, 2017  8:30 AM- 4:00 PM
Where? UCSF Medical Sciences Building
513 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143
Who? Over 300 high school students from the bay area
Why? Spend the day talking to medical, dental, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and graduate students at UCSF. Try it for yourself with hands on demos from each school! Plus, it’s FREE!

Registration Link 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/6/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Planning to attend or pursue a degree in a Career Technical Ed. field next fall?  There are scholarships for you!

Cosmetology - Great Clips provides over $100,000 in scholarships and professional tools to cosmetology students each year! The scholarship award and professional tools are valued between $250 - $1,500. All applications must be received on the Site by March 31, 2017.  Application Link

Vocational Grants - CA Elks Lodges offers grants to students planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical (voc/tech) course resulting in a certificate or two-year degree and leading to employment opportunities. Application Link

College JumpStart Scholarship - High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S. Application Link
Culinary Arts - CanFit Scholarships requirements: Enrollment in a culinary arts college in California. Ethnic student affiliation of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander or Latino/Hispanic descent.Prior completed units (or equivalent) of college credits not necessary to apply. Application Link

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program - Receive up to $2,500 to pursue a career or technical certificate/degree. The application is now available for students who will be enrolled in a post-secondary program in Fall 2017. First application deadline is June 15.  Application Link

 

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/3/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

ANova is a student organization at UC Berkeley dedicated to improving computer science education in under-resourced and underprivileged communities. We have worked together with 15 middle schools and high schools in the East Bay to teach or assist in their computer science programs. 

The free hackathon specifically targets under-resourced high schools and will be taking place on March 11th at UC Berkeley. We will be having beginner coding and special topics computer science workshops, demos from Berkeley STEM clubs, college application workshops, and free food! It's a great opportunity for all high school students whether or not they have any prior computer science experience – the hackathon is very beginner friendly, and the majority of our volunteers are college students who can help mentor your students not just in computer science but also in their general higher education pursuits. This is a chance for your students to learn an incredibly useful set of skills and use them to build something that they can be proud of, and it is also a chance for your students to get exposed to life after high school and the opportunities available to them – and that's all in the span of one day!


Website: www.berkeleyanova.org
Date: March 11th, 2017 8AM - 7PM
Location: 310 Jacobs Hall, UC Berkeley
Application: berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks
Application Due Date: March 4th (this Saturday).

In addition, I have attached the liability forms for your students to fill out prior to the hackathon – if there is interest and if possible, please print out a few copies of the forms for your students!

 

Our hackathon application is currently out on our website at berkeleyanova.org/applyhacks. We really hope you let all of your students know about it – together, we can really make a big impact on their lives!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/2/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Alameda Education Foundation is offering courses on the SAT and ACT during spring break, separate courses for the SAT and ACT during the summer, and a personal statement course in August.  See the flyer here for more details. 

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Posted by: Kelly Gregor
Published: 2/28/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Alameda Kiwanis Foundation 2017 Scholarship - Deadline April 14, 2017

Scholarship Eligibility Candidates for any of the above-named scholarships must meet the following qualifications:

  1.  Resident of the City of Alameda.
  2. 2017 graduate of any high school in the City of Alameda.
  3. Must have: a. Applied to a vocational or trade school, or a college or university (collectively “institution”) accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education Office of Post-secondary Education; and b. Demonstrated scholastic or other ability.
  4.  Has a financial need, evidenced by the Student Aid Report from the US Department of Education (the candidate must have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  5. Demonstrates character, integrity and leadership through participation in school and/or extra curricular activities.
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/23/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Looking for a summer program?  There are a lot of pre-college summer out there.  Here are a few options to consider:

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/23/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Seniors and Parents of Seniors:  Please submit your FAFSA before March 2nd.    The FAFSA is based on your parent's 2015 tax return. If you have already submitted - Hooray!  You are done.  Please DO NOT go back in and "make corrections" with your 2016 tax return information. 

FYI: Your GPA Verification has already been submitted by the the school.

And for my "Dreamers" - The California Dream Act Application needs to be submitted by March 2nd as well.  Dreamers should read the letter attached from Tom Torlakson the CA State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/22/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

Wednesday, March 22nd 3:30 - 6 pm

College of Alameda , Building F

 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) - Alameda Branch, Girls Inc. of the Island City and COA MESA proudly presents: Enhancing Opportunities for Women in STEM, a Panel and Networking Event

Our panelists include:

  • CaTameron Bobino, KQED - Biological Sciences
  • Cady Bow, COA Faculty - Geography

  • Peggy Cawthon, CPMC & UCSF - Epidemiology

  • Erin Creel, Lawrence Berkeley Labs - Chemistry

  • Theresa Gonzalez, Google - Technology/Digital Marketing

  • Divya Kumaria, Cepheid - BioChem and Molecular Biology

  • Liz Merritt, Los Alamos Labs - Math and Physics

  • Azania Selden, Agro-Chemistry

  • Ana Ulloa, EBMUD - Civil Engineering

Networking event immediately to follow the panel presentations. Refreshments will be provided.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/21/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

Applications Now Open!

Camp Cardiac and Camp Neuro, run by local medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, serve as an ideal introduction for any high school student interested in exploring a career in medicine.

With a focus on both education and real world experience, Camp Cardiac provides students with a unique opportunity to learn directly from experts in the medical field.  In addition, this 1-week summer day camp provides a foundation for heart healthy living with an emphasis on both diet and exercise.  Although Camp Cardiac's primary focus is on care and maintenance of the heart, it provides an excellent starting point for careers in all fields of medicine.

 

San Francisco - http://www.campcardiac.org/san-francisco.html

July 31st-August 4th, 2017 (Monday to Friday)
8:30am to 4:00pm (daily)
UCSF School of Medicine

Open to all high school students (including Spring/Summer 2017 graduates) at least 15 years and older as of first day of assigned session.  Spots are limited and filled on a rolling, first-come, first-serve basis.  No payment is required to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline
Monday, April 3rd
Early Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, March 13th | $650*
Regular Standard Deadline & Tuition
Monday, April 24th | $700*

*Includes daily lunch and course materials.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students, All Grades and Homepage

Come in and hear a presentation about the Black College Expo Wednesday, February 15th during Lunch in the College & Career Center

 

The Black College Expo is happening on Saturday, 2/18 in Oakland. 


 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/13/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades and Homepage

 

Explore the world with Rustic Pathways! Stop by the College & Career Center on Monday, Feb. 13th during SMART period and lunch to learn more about Rustic’s 100+ immersive service and adventure programs in 19 countries around the world. Help build a school in rural Fiji, advocate for women’s rights in Peru, backpack through Mongolia, or learn Spanish in Costa Rica. Rustic offers summer and spring break programs, gap year semesters, and group travel experiences that will allow you to explore other cultures, see the world’s most beautiful places, discover your passions, and develop lifelong friendships with students from around the world.

 

Find out what students did this past summer. Can't make it today? Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage
Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/3/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Felix Prep is offering a 

one-week only opportunity to sign up for an 

  • SAT/ACT HYBRID COURSE + Bonus refresher sessions. 
  • It is a FULL course that discounts 
  • DISCOUNTED $550 for AHS students
  • $1,650 price is NOW $1,100. 
  • Sign up and $550 discount are available by email only. 
  • Enrollment is limited. Subject to cancelation pending minimum enrollment. 
  • Class beings FEB 11
  • Meets Saturday/Sunday mornings. 


This one-time offering is presented as a thank you to the community of Alameda in honor of the opening of the Felix Prep Learning Center in the Park Street Business District. Enrollment and discount are available through email only. 

 

Whether you want to prep both tests or want to assess which test is best for you, this course is an accessible, flexible, and budget-friendly way to learn directly from Natalie and Ryan, founder-teachers of Felix Prep. Ryan and Natalie have over 17 and 20 years experience, teaching and crafting innovative test prep curricula, and leading the nation in average score improvements.  Their distinctive teaching styles have been described as "humorous",  "passionate", and "not boring" though "hilarious" and "riveting" might be an exaggeration. 

 

Email FelixPrepRyan@gmail.com by February 7th for details. 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

The Spring SAT class held in Berkeley is open for enrollment.  Kaplan classes are now $250 off though January 31st.  Visit www.kaptest.com to find SAT and ACT test prep options. Use promo code SUPER250 - classes start on 2/4!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/27/17




Audience: Parents, Staff and Homepage

Course selection is starting soon.  Some teachers are having informational meetings for their classes.    You are strongly encouraged to attend the meetings to learn more information and know what to expect should you choose the class.   

 

AP Environmental Science:  Wednesday Feb. 1 at lunch or afterschool in Dr. Griffith’s class, room 248

AP ChemistryTuesday Jan. 31 at lunch or after school in Ms. Power’s class, room 249

AP Statistics:  Wednesday Feb. 1 at lunch or Thursday Feb. 2 after school in Ms. Catipovic’s room 203

AP European History: Thursday Feb. 2 at lunch and after school in Ms. Turpin’s class, room 221

AP Government: Thursday Feb. 2 at lunch and after school in Ms. Goldberg’s class, room 219

AP Studio Art:  Tuesday January 31 at lunch and after school in Ms. Milgrim’s class, room 715

AP English 3Thursday February 2 at lunch and after school in the Pit

AP English 4Wednesday February 1 at lunch and after school in the Pit

Computer Apps & Computer Science Principles:  Tuesday Jan. 31 at lunch and after school in Ms. Read’s room 438B

Mandarin (all levels including AP):  Monday Jan. 30 or Friday Feb. 3 at lunch in Ms. Wang’s room 721

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Posted by: Janice Loy
Published: 1/26/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Society of Women Engineers will be piloting a 10 week outreach program for 10th and 11th grade girls, meeting Saturday afternoons for 3 hours on the UC Berkeley campus. The program is intended to teach girls more about engineering and science by having them work in groups on hands-on and practical engineering projects, which will hopefully foster further interest in science and engineering. We will teach students relevant skills and knowledge for their projects, as well as provide time, lab space, necessary equipment, and mentorship for the students.

 

Applications are available now at http://bit.ly/swehsep2017 and will be due Saturday, January 28th. (late notice sorry)

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/24/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Continue to check the "Summer Educational Opportunities" tab! All of these and more are listed

  • COSMOS - UC Summer Science & Math programs on four different UC campus.  Deadline for application - February 17, 2017
  • Internship: The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is sponsoring PAID, summer high school internships at various transportation and government agencies throughout the Bay Area - Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties, oh my!  For high school students (who are 16 and over by June 13, 2017).  Apply by March 20, 2017

  • Stanford Medical Youth Science Program - Five week residential program for low-income, underrepresented minority high school 10th & 11th graders. Deadline to apply February 15, 2017.

  • Stanford RISE Summer Internship (Raising Interest in Science and Engineering) - Deadline: February 14, 2017 RISE is an intensive 7-week summer program for local Bay Area students interested in science, engineering, math, computer science, or psychology. 

  • Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research program (SIMR): SIMR is an eight-week program in which high school students from diverse backgrounds are invited to perform basic research with Stanford faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and researchers on a medically-oriented project. Deadline: February 25th, 2017

  • Santa Clara University Young Scholars Program - Deadline to apply April 21, 2017.

  • Fallingwater - one week residential program focused on architecture, environment and design in the context of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece, Fallingwater. 

  • Iowa Young Writers Studio - Their application window is is one week.  The Deadline to submit is February 8, 2017. 

  • Juniper Institute for Young Writers -  housed at UMASS Amherst.  Scholarship application must be postmarked by March 1, 2017.

  • Laney College Summer Music Program - affordable music camps for young musicians. 2017 dates have not been post yet.

  • Girls Who Code -  The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

The Princeton Review will be offering a New SAT Bootcamp before the March 11th SAT Exam. 

 

Location: Encinal Media Center

Bootcamp price: $99.00 (regularly $179.00) with special promotion code: ENCINALSAT80

Reserve a spot today: New SAT Bootcamp ID: Course # 335316 

https://www.princetonreview.com/product/offerings/335316

Questions: please call 510-295-0002 or email Tiffany.Sydlick@Review.com

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/23/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

The League of Women Voters & College of Alameda have partnered together for a scholarship. This is a Speech Tournament.  

  • Winner will receive a $1000 scholarship and the runner-up will get $500.
  • The topic this year “Should the voting age be reduced to 16?”
  • This is essentially a speech tournament – students need to take a position on this topic and create a video of their speech for submission.
  • Students need to review the Speech Guidelines!! Very specific.
  • Deadline for online submission: February 17th   Online application link – http://tinyurl.com/jztlmec
  • 10 Speeches will be selected and invited to participate in a Speech Tournament on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/20/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Rolling Course enrollment available through Friday, January 27, 2017

Sign up Now: www.csumathsuccess.org/elearning

Eligibility requirements:

- In order to participate high school seniors must have either:

1.  received an "EAP Conditionally Ready" score and/or "Standard Met" score on the CAASSPP test

or

2. Scored between 520/560 on the new SAT Math test, or 490-540 on the old SAT Math test, or between 20-22 on the ACT Math test.

Benefits:

Provides an opportunity for Conditionally Ready students to:

- Enroll in a for-credit math course at the CSU

- Avoid having to take costly prep-course at the CSU

-Allows students to avoid having to take the Entry Level Math Exam

 

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/20/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Founded in 2005, the FACES Summer Medical Academy (FSMA) is a tuition-based, intensive summer day experience designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied health professions. In partnership with Samuel Merritt University, the goal of the program is to offer youth a glimpse into the array of advanced educational strategies and tools that comprise current medical training. Furthermore, young people are introduced to critical concepts that promote an understanding of culturally responsive and compassionate health care practice.

During the two-week academy, FSMA students are exposed to clinical skills training, gross anatomy and pathology workshops, clinical simulation scenarios, problem-based learning, and workshops in patient centered care models. FSMA students are taught by physicians, nurses, and other health professionals. They also experience mentoring in small groups led by college and graduate students focused on careers in medicine and the health professions.

The FSMA is open to any student regardless of background, geographic location or school.

PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS:

The FSMA seeks applicants who are:

  • Motivated, responsible, high-achieving students.
  • 15 years or older.
  • Genuinely interested in learning about a career in health care.
  • Willing to participate fully in a unique learning experience.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications for Summer 2017 are now available! You can now apply online (go environmentally-friendly) or print out the paper application. Applications are due April 14, 2017 by 5PM PST. 

We will accept approximately 30 students for the summer program. Tuition for the program is $2,100.00 and covers all expenses including lunch, transportation for field trips, course materials, and graduation. We regret that the FSMA does not offer lodging or financial assistance to students at this time.

For questions or more information about the FACES Summer Medical Academy, please contact our Project Coordinator, Angela Thai at 510-290-9846 or angela.thai@phi.org.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/17/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

'Tis the season for scholarship deadlines my darling seniors!  Keep checking the CCC scholarship tab on schoolloop.  I will update scholarship deadlines as soon as I get updated scholarship information but you'all can still checkout what the eligibility requirements were last year.

 

Van Sickle Scholarship - $5000 - This college scholarship is open to graduating seniors from the city's public high schools who are also residents of Alameda.  Selection is based on a combination of academic achievement, leadership ability and financial need. Application deadline is February 25th. 

 

Eula Mae Jett Scholarship - $1000-$2000 scholarships and $250 scholarships.  "For persons desiring a career in the legal field" (legal field defined as: legal secretary or legal assistant (paralegal), court reporter or law office administrator) Scholarships are not intended for students planning to enter law school.  All applicants must be legal residents of the State of CA.  If you attend college out-of-state you will forfeiture the award. Deadline - March 15, 2017

 

John L. Rosa Scholarship Fund  - this scholarship has been established to make funds available to any college bound, full-time student enrolling in a 4-year institution, or a 2-year vocational/technical school. The applicant must have attended an Alameda or Oakland Public High School. Up to $2,500 per year for a maximum of 4 years.You will be assigned a mentor who will encourage and follow your academic and personal growth. Each applicant's situation will be individually considered. Deadline is March 15, 2017.  (application still says 2016)

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/13/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Scholarship Expo - January 21 10:30-1:30pm

please register if you plan to attend @ expo.yscholars.org 

Free to high school students and families! It is being held at the YMCA Teen Center  - 2111 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley

  • 15+ Scholarships
  • FAFSA Workshop
  • DACA & Dream Act workshop
  • Raffle Prizes
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/12/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

US/AMERICAS: YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM

 

A fully-funded program for high school students and adult mentors (from the San Francisco Bay Area, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Paraguay) to immerse themselves in another culture while developing leadership skills. Complete a service project when you return home.

Youth participants are competitively selected to study community development, civic engagement, as well as leadership theories and practice through a three-week international training. In 2016, San Francisco Bay Area participants travel to Uruguay; Ecuadorian participants to Houston, Texas; and Paraguayan and Uruguayan participants travel together to San Francisco, California.

Practice your Spanish or English while immersing yourself in another culture. Bring back the memories and new skills to implement a service project for 4-6 months in your home community.

June 22 — July 15, 2016 (3 weeks): Participants from San Francisco Bay Area traveling to Uruguay **Participants return home to carry out a service project until December, 2016.

 

I’M FROM THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA…

  • Apply Now!

  • Applications are due March 9, 2016!

  • For more information, contact:

Emma Smith, Regional Director
510-703-4313 | esmith@amigosinternational.org

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Saturday, March 11 

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Univ. of the Pacific 

Junior high and high school students (6th–12th grade students) from throughout Northern California are invited to a one-day, fun-filled dental camp in San Francisco to learn about careers in dentistry and oral health.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN AT DENTAL CAMP:

- Learn something new about oral health by participating in hands-on activities such as creating a mold of your teeth and working with real dental instruments

- Learn how people find careers as a dentist, dental hygienist, dental assistant and dental laboratory technician

- Learn the art of dentistry

- Learn how oral health is linked to your overall health

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND DENTAL CAMP:

It's a unique, one-day only event. It's free!

Meet new friends interested in a career in oral health

WHEN AND WHERE IS DENTAL CAMP?

Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 am — 1:30 pm
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

A continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Registration for Dental Camp will open on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 12pm. Registration will remain open until Friday, January 27, 2017. Due to the popularity of the camp, students will be selected by lottery and notified via email by Thursday, February 2, 2017.

For more information, contact Stephanie Chan at 415.780.2093 or schan@pacific.edu.

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Published: 1/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Looking for a summer program?  There are a lot of pre-college summer out there.  Here are a few options to consider:

  • A Liberal Arts College experience - Carleton College offers six three-week long pre-college programs in topics such as sciencecomputer science,  writing, humanitiesquantitative reasoning, and language and global issues where rising juniors and seniors live and learn in a welcoming community of peers.
  • COSMOS - California State Summer School for Math & Science is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Held on the following UC campuses - UCI, UCD, UCSD & UCSC
  • Schwanke Honors Institute - University of Montana - Interested in creative writing, discrete math or animation? This program has what you are looking for at a price point parents will favor. (website has not been updated on course offerings or dates for 2017)
  • California State Summer School for the Arts (CSSSA) is a rigorous pre-professional training program in the visual and performing arts, creative writing, animation, and film for talented artists of high school age.
  • Ross Mathematics Program - at Ohio State University is an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics. During those six weeks, students are immersed in a world of mathematical discovery.
  • Smith College Pre-college programs for girls offers science & engineering, writing, sustainability, and history programs.
  • More ideas on the AHS CCC website on schoolloop - search the Summer Educational Opportunities tab

     

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 1/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

OYLA is now accepting applications for their spring Leadership program.  See attached flyer for details. 

Application Link 

 

Spring Program Fees

The application is free to all to fill out and submit. Upon acceptance into 10-week program, an $80 fee covering costs will secure the student into limited number of available spots. As an incentive, each applicant that successfully refers another accepted applicant into the program will receive a $5 deduction in program fee (with a maximum of $80 ). Scholarships are available. 

 

This is a great opportunity for high schoolers who want to explore and walk away with an augmented understanding on leadership. Thank you for considering our program! If you need any clarification, feel free to contact me at oakland@ylamerica.org.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/19/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Alameda on Camera - Frank Bette Center for the Arts

Alameda on Camera  is an annual, juried event conducted throughout the City of Alameda. For 48 hours, beginning 9:00 pm Friday, February 24th and ending 9:00 pm Sunday, February 26th, 48 photo-based artists will roam the City of Alameda and capture images of neighborhoods, favorite places, secret hideaways, and, if they choose, spotlight families, friends, and famous (and infamous!) town characters. 
The application deadline is Sunday, January 22, 5 p.m. and the late application deadline is Sunday, February 5, 5 p.m.
The youth application deadline is Sunday, February 5 at 5 p.m.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/15/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Foresight Prep @ Oberlin offers a rare opportunity for high school students passionate about social justice, climate change and sustainability to develop as transformative leaders. 

Unique amongst pre-college programs, Foresight Prep prioritizes experiential learning that empowers students to take action. By interviewing "real world" leaders, professionals and community activists, and synthesizing their findings into the creation of their own transformative projects, students are equipped with the skills and insights to confront injustice, and create positive change. Early-bird Deadline December 31st (tuition discount) Scholarships are available. 

Each seminar is a distinct experience, yet all are designed to integrate five core tenets:

+ 1. Insight Into Social Justice & Sustainability

+ 2. Leadership Development

+ 3. Diversity

+ 4. College And Career Preparation

+ 5. Networking and Mentorship

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Principals, Teachers and Homepage

The Hamilton Award recognizes young people for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments, and 35-40 students are selected annually to participate in the Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) leadership program. Our winners are high-achieving, service-focused high school juniors with grit, perseverance, and demonstrated need. All applicants should be college-bound, and committed to participating in our rigorous leadership program, designed to provide a comprehensive network of support and practical guidance to Alexander Hamilton Scholars as they transition from high school to college and beyond. AHS is named for Alexander Hamilton, the only founding father born into poverty. As a result of mentorship, guidance, and a scholarship to attend college, Hamilton was able to leave a lasting legacy that forever changed the United States. With AHS’ support, our Scholars strive to do the same.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund Deadline: February 17, 2017

Applicants to the Military Commanders' Scholarship Fund must:

  • be dependent children of active duty, reserve, National Guard or retired members of the United States military who hold valid Exchange & Commissary shopping privileges at the time of application,

  • be high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll for the first time in a full time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, and

  • have a minimum cumulative 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, at the time of application.

Awards - CLICK HERE

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $5,000 award. Provided there are qualified applicants, three awards will be given per branch of service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard). Awards are one time only and not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only. 

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority-Berkeley Bay Area Alumnae Chapter Scholarship   Deadline: January 31

A scholarship for African American high school seniors in Alameda County.  CLICK HERE

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Alameda County high school senior
  • Minimum cumulative GPA 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Planning to attend post secondary accredited institution in fall 2017
  • Community service

APCA Scholarship Program       Deadline January 31, 2017

The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA), a non-profit Employee Resource Group of AT&T, is seeking qualified applicants for its 2017 Scholarship Program.  The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors of any ethnical or cultural background with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.  They must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. APCA makes a difference in our community by supporting graduating high school seniors with their college education through our scholarship awards. APCA awards national scholarships to students residing in any state with a local APCA chapter. All students who apply will be considered for the national scholarships awards. Students who are not awarded national scholarships will be considered for state scholarships as supported by local APCA chapters. CLICK HERE

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

MITES - Summer Science Program at MIT for high achieving students who have a passion for math & science. Please read the eligibility & the selection criteria.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to MITES, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • High school juniors or equivalent

Selection criteria

Students selected for MITES generally have the following qualities:

  • Passion for science, technology, engineering and math
    • This can be demonstrated through extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation
  • Strong academic record

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch
  • Potentially the first family member to attend college
  • Absence of science and engineering degrees in family
  • Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/9/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

Tutor needed for Monday and Wednesdays. The time-slot is after school at the Alameda Library approximately 3:30 to 4:30 or as long as it takes to finish tutoring, with a minimum of one hour guaranteed pay. His dad is looking to find a tutor for the rest of the year. Eighth grader at Lincoln middle school. Call Frank - phone number is 510-467-9411 if you are interested. Math & Science help but general homework help is needed.
 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/9/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Principals, All Grades and Homepage

The Gaslight Emporium is looking for one or two reliable sales clerks.

Gaslight Emporium is a specialty gift and candy store located on Lincoln Ave./Grand. Applicants must be proficient at gift wrapping and tying bows. 

Please contact the owner if you are interested - Tommy Veirs 769-1959  or 904-2843 (cell) She is looking to fill the positions immediately.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/8/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

Interesting option!  This is from an article in the LA Daily News.

 

The University of Maine is offering a deal to far-flung California students looking for a place to land next fall: Study 3,000 miles away at UC’s in-state tuition rate.

For $13,000, said Provost Jeffrey Hecker, they could go to UCLA or UC Berkeley, “or they could possibly consider the University of Maine.”

Maine’s tuition experiment is the latest response to a severe supply-and-demand imbalance at California’s most prestigious campuses — a source of angst for families in the Golden State and an opportunity for colleges elsewhere needing to boost enrollment or tuition revenue.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/6/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Arthritis Foundation:  2017 Summer Science Internship  

The Summer Science Internship Program provides twelve (12) outstanding students with the opportunity to work in leading research and clinical laboratories under the supervision of respected scientists at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

 

Date:  The internship will run from June 13 to August 3, 2017. Interns will be expected to work approximately 40 hours per week for 8 weeks. Age Restrictions:  All applicants must have reached their 17th birthday by June 1, 2017. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Application Deadline is February 25, 2017

For more information and the Application Link.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/6/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) is a free of cost, STEM-intensive college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a rigorous 5-week, 3-year summer, fully residential STEM enrichment program which provides access to STEM coursework and access to mentors, role models, and support networks of students of color. Each summer, SMASH scholars spend five weeks on a college campus immersed in STEM and live among other high-potential, underrepresented (African American, Latino/a, Native American, Southeast Asian or Pacific Islander, low-income, first-in-family to attend college) high school students.

Eligibility Requirements

1. Grade Level: Be in the 9th grade at time of application.

2.  Math Skills: Have strong mathematics skills appropriate for your grade level, as determined by the SMASH math assessment (administered to all SMASH applicants in March).

3.  Attend a public high school or private high school via scholarship.

4.  County Eligibility:Reside in California in one of the following counties:

  • SMASH Berkeley or SMASH Stanford: Alameda 

The application for SMASH 2017 is now available! Apply at smash.lpfi.org. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017, at 11:59pm PST.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/6/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Juniors & Sophomores: Kaplan is offering a Mock ACT on Saturday, January 14th 

  • Want to know what to expect on test day?
  • Prepare for your ACT by taking a practice test

Open to all students - Deadline to register is January 5th, 2017    

Cost: $15 (cash or check made out to AHS paid to CCC)

To Register go to: http://bit.ly/alamedaact

 

Exam will take place in the Alameda High School Media Center
Please arrive at 8:15 AM.

 Exam begins promptly at 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Please remember to bring the following:
Calculator, Number 2 pencils, snack and water and a 
fully charged smartphone/device – you will score your results immediately following the practice test on your smart device.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/2/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

For students interested in studying Journalism, Communications, Exercise Science (pre-PT or OT program), Sports Management, Music

Ithaca College - private college in Ithaca, NY (upstate) 

Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Athletics: DIII 

Highlighted departments:

IC Scholarships:

Roy H Park School of Communications offers Park Scholars Awards covers the entire cost of attendance (rm & board, tuition & fees)

The Martin Luther King Scholar Program - receive up to full tuition in aid, with a minimum merit-based scholarship of $25,000

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/1/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship:

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior;
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States;
  • Show leadership potential;
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service;
  • Present evidence of financial need;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21;
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4–year College when applying for the scholarship.

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2017

Scholarship Grant
“JRF Scholars” receive grants of up to $28,000 over four years to complement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars are financially sponsored to attend JRF’s annual four-day “Mentoring and Leadership Conference” in New York City as well as other regional events throughout the year.

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/30/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage

CTP celebrates Computer Science Education (CSEd) week with a one-day Robot Code Event designed to expose autistic youth to robotics and programming principles in order to increase their interest and enthusiasm for technology!

This is a FREE event.  Youth ages 12-22 are welcome to participate.  Youth under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

 

Sunday, December 11th  10:00 am - 4:00 pm  

Ed Roberts Campus

3075 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA

 

Space is Limited.  To register - Click Here

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/29/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Please check the College & Career Center's Schoolloop page for a comprehensive list of scholarships and awards.  any scholarship that I have posted in the "News" will also be on the Scholarship page.

 

Sixt Scholars Program - Deadline November 30, 2016

Sixt rent a car has established a scholarship program to assist high school students who plan to continue their education in college. Scholarships are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice. Eligibility requirement is having a minimum grade point average of 3.7 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).  This is a $5000 scholarship (five scholarships are awarded every year).   CLICK HERE

 

Tikkun Olam Award - Deadline January 4, 2017

The Awards celebrate tikkun olam, or “repairing the world.” The Diller Family Foundation knows that supporting Jewish teen leadership today means creating and inspiring future generations of strong Jewish leaders in the global community. The Awards provide $36,000 for each recipient so that they may use it to further their project or education.  CLICK HERE

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/4/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Seniors & Parents of Seniors:

 

We are hosting a Cash for College Night at Alameda High School on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm in "The Pit".  


This is a night to come and fill out your (the student's) FAFSA or get your (the parent's) questions answered about filling out the FAFSA.

 

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In order to receive any financial aid offers from a college, students MUST fill out a FAFSA application.  It is the ONLY way to qualify for a Cal Grant.  $$Free Money$$


We will have FAFSA helpers on hand. I speak FAFSA!

 

Before filling out your FAFSA every student needs to create an FSA ID and one Parent needs to create an FSA ID.  Students will use this to log into their FAFSA.  I have attached a list of what documents you will need to bring in order to fill out the FAFSA!  

Only Seniors please!  

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/4/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The College & Career Center needs volunteers to help at the College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 25th.  I need help "Setting-up" from 3:30-6:00 pm & "Clean-up" helpers from 7:30-9:00 pm.  Pizza is included for set-up. 

 

The College Fair is held at College of Alameda in the Gym.  The College Reps begin coming in at 5:00 pm and the fair is open to the public from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

 

Sign up on my HERE

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

UC Berkeley's ATDP - MAKE SUMMER COUNT! UC Berkeley's Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) offers exciting summer courses for highly motivated scholars. Since 1982, students have come to the UC Berkeley campus to pursue computer programming, law, biotechnology, architecture, and much more. Our Secondary Division program provides both accelerated and enrichment courses for students completing Grades 7 through 11 and is held for six weeks at the UC Berkeley campus. Applications open in January and financial aid is available.  

 

atdp.berkeley.edu

 

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Posted by: Kelly Gregor
Published: 10/21/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Fisher & Talwar $1,000 General Scholarship is now available to students currently pursuing or plan on pursuing a college degree.

Eligibility: Available to students who are pursuing a degree (graduate or undergraduate).

Deadline to Apply:  November 15th, 2017.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a full-time student who is currently attending (or planning to attend full-time) an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Must provide proof of current enrollment or plans to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education. If you have not received acceptance, you may still apply, but be sure to provide proof of acceptance and enrollment for the scholarship to be released.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
  • For more details Chick Here
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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/20/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

This fall, NACAC will host three pilot STEM College and Career Fairs to augment its National College Fair programming for students interested in  pursuing college opportunities beyond high school. The new programs will concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math-related educational and career opportunities.


Register ahead of time - Registration Link

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/18/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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: http://bit.ly/alamedasat  Deadline to register is October 23rd.  Bring your $15 to Gwen in the College & Career Center.  Cash or check (made out to AHS High School with "Mock SAT" on the Memo line)

 

 



 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/17/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

ALZHEIMER'S FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
TEENS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST!

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is pleased to offer the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship. Scholarship awards to deserving college-bound students will be a $5,000 scholarship to the winner; and $2,500 and $1,000 scholarships to the first and second runner-up, respectively. Additionally, ten $500 scholarships will be awarded for Honorable Mention.

Submit all required materials by the application deadline- February 15, 2017 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/17/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

2017 High School Conference Dates: April 6-9, 2017

Location: Sacramento, CA

Application Deadline: October 31, 2016

Notifications: February 1, 2017

Applications: CLICK HERE

Who Should Apply: Although any California junior or senior year high school student may apply, APYLP strongly encourages applications from Asian and Pacific Islander youth who have some leadership experience and especially from students who show leadership potential, but whose participation in programs such as APYLP may have been hindered in the past by economic, geographic, language, or other factors. The conference program is designed specifically for Asian and Pacific Islander youth to learn more about themselves, issues of importance to their communities, and how to empower their leadership potential through the political process, public service and community service. Participants in past conferences have been representative of the rich cultural, racial, multiracial, linguistic, and socio-economic diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander communities from urban, suburban and rural areas throughout California.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/17/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

I came across this blog post of the "12 Common FAFSA Mistakes"

It is a good read for all  families before you begin your child's FAFSA. 

Two things I want to point out:

1) Tip #3 Not getting a FSA ID ahead of time.  The student and one Parent will need a FSA ID.  The student (w/ their parent's help of-course) will need their FSA ID to start the FAFSA.

2) Tip #9 Not reporting Parent Information.  They have a lovely diagram for divorced families explaining which parent's financial information the student should report. who-is-my-parent-1400-1024x465.jpg

Remember - Once you submit your FAFSA you can go back in and make changes up until March 2.  Your 2016 tax return information needs to be update in FAFSA before March 2nd.

AUSD is submitting every Senior's GPA Verification online for them. 

 

Want help filling out your FAFSA?  November 17th 6:30-8:30 pm in the Media Center I will be hosting a Cash for College Night for AHS. 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The 13th Annual Day at Law School (DALS) is taking place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. 

 

DALS is aimed at empowering underrepresented K-12 grade youth from the Bay Area by exposing them to a day of law school at UC Hastings. This is a student-led event organized by UC Hastings La Raza Law Students Association and other organizational sponsors. Breakfast, lunch, and educational materials will be provided for free. Parents, guardians, caretakers, counselors, and teachers are also invited. See the attached flyers in English and Spanish. (PDF and social-media friendly JPG format.) 

 

RSVP here: goo.gl/BMESdt.

 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/361410070915282

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Performing Arts & Art related scholarships, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hamilton Prize for Creativity - Wesleyan University                        

*Four-year Full Tuition to Wesleyan University*

The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity is a four-year full-tuition scholarship to be awarded to the incoming student, beginning with Wesleyan’s Class of 2021, whose work of creative written expression is judged to best reflect the originality, artistry, and dynamism embodied in Broadway’s Hamilton.  Details: CLICK HERE

Hamilton Prize applicants must submit an original work of creative written expression. Acceptable submissions include short fiction, poetry, slam poetry, and song lyrics, as well as excerpts from longer works of fiction, creative nonfiction, screenplays, or theatrical plays, and any other form of creative written expression. Specific details and submission guidelines can be found here.

Deadline January 1, 2017

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/10/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Performing Arts & Art related scholarships, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Deadline November 30, 2016 11:59 pm Central Standard Time

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

CLICK HERE for the application link

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/6/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Performing Arts & Art related scholarships, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Seniors: Have questions about your college apps? Want someone to look it over before you submit? 

 

On Monday, October 10th you can sleep in.  Get some lunch and head on over to the Media Center.  I will be there (with a UC expert friend) from 12:30-3:30 pm.  

 

What to bring?

- Transcript

- Social Security # 

- Credit Card # to pay for each app.

- If you are applying for a "Fee Waiver" you will need some financial information.  See the attached CSU Fee waiver form so you know what information you need to ask your parents for.

- Laptop if you have one

 

For the UC App:

- resume with all of your activities is "helpful" 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/4/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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 http://www.reach.berkeley.edu

 

Our application is available online through the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/2016fsn, which includes: the ShadowNite application, short response questions, a Photo Release form, Authorization to Treatment form, and Activities Waiver form.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/22/16




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hornets, please see the flyer attached here for more information.

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Posted by: Kelly Gregor
Published: 9/22/16




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Bank of Marin is accepting photos from students for their annual calendar.  Winners will have their photos displayed in the calendar that Bank of Marin prints each year.  See details here.

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Posted by: Kelly Gregor
Published: 9/21/16




Audience: Parents and Homepage

The PSAT will be administered at Alameda High on Saturday October 15 from 8:00 – 12:00.  The PSAT is a test that helps prepare students for the SAT and provides personalized test preparation and college/career planning resources.  Juniors taking the test could qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  PSAT registration will be open to sophomores and juniors only.  The cost for the test is $24.  Due to limited numbers of available tests, juniors will have first priority for test registration.

 

Registration for Alameda High students will start on Thursday September 29 for Juniors and Monday October 3 for Sophomores at School Bank.   The School Bank will be open before school, during break and afterschool for PSAT sign ups.  Registration for non-Alameda High students will begin on Tuesday October 4 pending availability. 

 

Please fill out the attached registration form prior to sign up.  Please note the test day instructions on the bottom of the registration form. 

 

A limited number of fee waivers are available to Alameda High students.  To see if you qualify, see Ms. Loy for more information starting on September 29.  You will need to provide proof of income (1040 tax form) or proof of free/reduced lunch status. 

 

Please note that space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis.  Fees are non-refundable after October 8, 2016. 

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Posted by: Janice Loy
Published: 9/21/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/20/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Upcoming College presentations at AHS:

 

Steps to Attend:

  1. Sign-up outside the College & Career Center
  2. Get a Speakers Pass from Ms. Gwen (the new College & Career Specialist)

 

Friday, Sept. 23rd St. John's University @ 9:45 during Smart Period 

 

Monday, Sept. 26th CA College of Art@ 9:45 during Smart Period 

 

Weds., Sept. 28th USC @ 10:00 3rd period Block 

 

Friday, Sept. 30th UC Berkeley @ 9:45 during Smart Period this will be held in The Pit

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/19/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The "late registration" deadline for the Oct 1st SAT Exam is tomorrow!  Remember when registering late you will have to pay an additional fee to register. 

 

Nov. 5th SAT Exam - registration deadline is Friday, October 7th

Eastern Standard Time Zone (8:00pm CA time)

 

Oct. 22nd ACT Exam - "late" registration until Sept. 30th

 

Dec. 10th ACT Exam - registration deadline is Friday Nov. 4th Eastern Standard Time Zone (8:00pm CA time)

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/19/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is in great need of High School Students to assist voters at polling places during the Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 8th 2016.

 

All eligible Student Poll Workers are encouraged to participate, particularly bilingual students who speak English and one of the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  

 

By participating, students will have the opportunity to take part in this historic Presidential Election and see the electoral process in action. Attached please find the Student Poll Worker Application that can be distributed to students.

 

High School Students must meet the following criteria to participate:

 

·         Age 16 on or before Tuesday, November 8th 2016

·         U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)

·         GPA of 2.5 or greater

·         Permission from a Parent/Guardian and a School Administrator

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Recruiting Unit at (510) 272-6971.

 

Thank you,

 

Registrar of Voters, Recruiting Unit

(510)272-6971

Rov.Pollworker@acgov.org

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/17/16




Audience: Parents and Homepage

The PSAT will be administered at Alameda High on Saturday October 15 from 8:00 – 12:00.  The PSAT is a test that helps prepare students for the SAT and provides personalized resources for future test preparation and college/career planning.  Juniors taking the test could qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  PSAT registration will be open to sophomores and juniors onlyRegistration will start on Thursday September 29 for Juniors, Monday October 3 for Sophomores and Tuesday October 4 for non-Alameda High 10th or 11th grade students.  More information, including the registration form and fees required will be available on Schoolloop the week of September 19th and emailed to all juniors and sophomores to their Schoolloop account. 

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Posted by: Janice Loy
Published: 9/14/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents and Homepage

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 micheleneespo@yahoo.com with resume/outline of experience.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/14/16




Audience: College/ Career and Homepage

An Admission Representative from UCLA will be presenting in the Little Theater during Smart Period on Friday, Sept. 16th. 

 

If you wish to attend, please sign up outside the College & Career Center and get a SPEAKERS PASS from Ms. Gwen in the College & Career Center. 


Get your PASS to the presentation by the end of the day on Thursday.

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/13/16




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, All Grades, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Hello Hornets!   My name is Gwen Meyer and I am the new AHS College & Career Specialist. 

 

Who am I and what do I bring to Alameda High?

  • I was a College & Career Specialist at Encinal for six years so I bring a lot of experience and knowledge. 
  • For the last two years I have been a “Reader” for Freshman Admissions at UC Berkeley.  I am very familiar with the UC, CSU & the Common App.
  • I lived on the east coast for over 10 years so I am very comfortable talking to students about of east coast colleges & universities.
  • I love taking to kids about what they want to post-high school.  College is one avenue but it is not for everyone.  I like helping students who looking for a Career Pathway into a technical training program. 
  • I am the parent of a current senior (at a different school) who is a recruited athlete. I have a lot of insights into the recruiting process, especially for D-III programs.

Stay tuned for a new and improved College & Career Center Schoolloop website.  I will be posting more events in the calendar and in the news so look for those events.  Looking forward to working with the families at AHS. 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/13/16