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Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Staff, Grade 09, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers and Parents

LINK Crew Tutoring for Freshmen*

 

DATES:

  • Wednesday, December 13th
  • Thursday, December 14th
  • Monday, December 18th

 

TIME: 3:05-4:30pm

 

LOCATION: The Pit (in the library)

 

*Free…come solo or bring a friend :)


 

I know at least one of you is appreciating this vintage, generic clip art! lol

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 12/11/17




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, College/ Career, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Parents, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Gwen Meyer, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and All Grades

California College of the Arts has opened registration for Winter/Spring Extension classes and wanted to inform you we will be offering our Figure Drawing for High School Students class.

This is a wonderful weekend class for high school students to explore figure drawing at our college. Please feel free to share this info with any students that might be interested!

High School Figure Drawing   
EXHSD-1500-01   
Oakland Campus
Sat, 10a-1pm, Jan 27-Mar 24   

The best way for students to register is through WebAdvisor!

Also, we have a number of adult extension classes to help you further your art practice. CCA Extension offers a 25 percent tuition discount to middle and high school art teachers.

See more about the courses here!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/7/17




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

Middle school and high school aged artists will be invited to photograph Alameda during the specific 48-hour time period of 9 p.m. Friday, February 23 until 9 p.m. Sunday, February 25, 2018.

 

Best of Show and Honorable mention will be awarded prizes.

 

The artists will explore our neighborhoods, favorite places, and secret hideaways. Alameda families, friends, and town characters, both the famous and anonymous, will be in the spotlight. Alameda traditions and cherished nostalgia, our skeletons and dirty laundry, will share the lens in candid macro and micro perceptions of our community. Photo-based artwork 5x7 prints! Traditional, contemporary and experimental photo-based. All photographic techniques and mediums welcome, including but not limited to new photographic mediums, photo transfer, digital, Polaroid and snapshots.

Youth Alameda on Camera Application  Deadline Feb. 4th

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Henry Samueli School of Engineering
Hosted by Engineering Ambassadors
Session 1: Thursday (11/16) 5-6PM
Session 2: Saturday (11/18) 4-5:30PM
Location: Facebook Live

 

Founded in 1965, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,000 engineers each year with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. The school’s mission is to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity. The Samueli School’s faculty members are leaders in their disciplines who have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and dedicated teaching.

 

Facebook - engineeringambassadorsuci
engambassadorsuci
Virtual Info Session
engambassadorsuci@gmail.com

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/14/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Bladium is looking for some young workers.   

Must be 16 years old. The three postings are for "Birthday Party Host", "Camp Counselor" & "Child Care Attendant".  Please read the attached document for job descriptions for each.

Please​ ​apply​ ​by​ ​email:​ ​Kris​ ​Farro,​ ​Youth​ ​Manager​ ​at​ ​alamedakids@bladium.com

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/3/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Information Sessions for the UCLA School of Arts & Architecture are being held this week in the Bay Area.

 

CUPERTINO
Friday, November 3 @ 7:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Cupertino
10741 North Wolfe Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
EMERYVILLE
Saturday, November 4 @ 11:00am
Hyatt House Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area
5800 Shellmound Street
Emeryville, CA 94608

RSVP: uclaarts.eventbrite.com

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Each year we create a By Invitation Only program as part of our Critical Issues series. We offer it completely free to ensure that the most promising change makers are exposed to the critical issues we believe will shape their generation and cost isn’t a barrier.

Explore the complicated history of race, identity, and collective action in the Unites States. In a country founded on the principle that all people are created equal, systemic barriers to opportunity persist for people of color. Focusing on the experiences of African Americans, travel south along the East Coast to the Mississippi Delta, taking a hard look at the history of slavery, segregation, and ongoing marginalization of black communities. Study civil rights at the epicenter of the movement, and learn from organizations and individuals making strides in creating equal opportunity for all.

By the end of the program, students will:

  • Understand and appreciate the varied experiences of people of color in the United States.
  • Learn about the relationship between history and contemporary challenges related to race in America.
 Examine the impact of race on civic engagement and participation, education, and the criminal justice system in the United States.
  • Recognize their own biases and values and how those relate to issues of race and equality.
  • Develop a framework for creating positive change related to race relations in their own context.

Race in America program - For ages 15-18

Length: 17 days      Cost: $0

Application link

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Who: Young woman between the ages of 14 and 17 who exhibits leadership qualities as a volunteer in your community or school Who sees challenges instead of obstacles? Hopes instead of despair? If you know a young woman who believes in the power of volunteer action, then she may be eligible for a Soroptomist Violet Richardson Award.  This is a $1500 award.

 

The Violet Richardson Award is Soroptomist International of the Americas’ leadership and volunteer recognition program dedicated to teen girls. Soroptomist International of Oakland is one of nearly 1,400 clubs that make up Soroptomist International of the Americas, a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

 

Deadline for this application is November 15th, 2017

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 09, Grade 10 and Homepage

Outreach Coordinators for the Raíces Recruitment & Retention Center (formerly known as the RAZA Center), at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to demystify higher education to low income students of color and encourage them to attend institutions of higher education, to create a better future for themselves and their communities. I was interested in extending this message to AVID, a huge supporter in our local community.

We wish to cordially invite your students to our 7th annual Raíces Overnight Host Program (previously known as the Raza Overnight Host Program) for 9th-10th grade students with a G.P.A below a 2.5. Students will participate in a weekend program with various workshops and panels that will provide them with our personal experiences in preparing, applying, and attending a university. A special note is this academic year we have decided to move the event from the Spring to the Fall. We would appreciate it if you could share this opportunity with students, parents, and/or other counselors.

 

ROHP 9-10th Student Application:

http://tinyurl.com/ROHPstudent2017

 

I have also attached a flyer so that you may post in your school or share copies with students!

 

Applications will be due on November 9th, priority will be given to students who meet the requirements for the program. If you or your students have any questions or concerns please contact us at raza.outreach@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

CIEE Council for International Educational Exchange - Gap Year Programs They offer three different semester program options:

  • Language & Culture
  • Service & Leadership
  • Global Internship 

A gap year abroad is a unique opportunity to discover the world and find the right path for your future — at your own pace. Whether you choose to focus your experience on language proficiency, community service, or an internship, all CIEE programs combine classroom academics, cultural activities, and independent travel in many extraordinary destinations around the world. Break free for one semester or a full year — to a single destination or any combination of two! Just think: you’ll return home with great memories, new skills, and a fresh perspective before college.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

CIEE Council for International Educational Exchange -  they offer three program options:

  1. Language & Culture (4 weeks)
  2. Service & Leadership (3 weeks)  
  3. Global Discovery (3 weeks) 

Global Navigator Scholarships are available only through CIEE, to cover between 10% and 100% of the tuition cost. Application Deadline for the scholarship is December 1st. 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/31/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Parents are invited to a meeting to learn more about an upcoming opportunity for Alameda High students to participate in reforestation efforts, practice their Spanish, and create friendships with other students in Cuenca, Ecuador with Global Student Embassy. The meeting is:

 

Thursday, Oct. 26th

6-7 pm

College and Career Center, Rm. 31

 

The Exchange Director will be present to discuss our international programs, health and safety measures and logistics for traveling students, and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact Sarah with any questions: scadorette@globalstudentembassy.org

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/20/17




Audience: Kai Dwyer, TUPE 2017-18, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The week of October 23rd though October 27th is RED RIBBON WEEK at Alameda High! This week is about educating students and staff about the harm of tobacco products!

 

We'll have some fun lunchtime events and everyone is going RED on Wednesday...RED clothes, shoes, hair, everything! So get RED-y for RED RIBBON WEEK!


 

 

 

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

Elks National Most Valuable Student (MVS) scholarships along with other scholarship opportunities

The 2018 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 2018 contest is open and the 2018 MVS application is due November 27, 2017.

More information is available at: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/mvs.cfm

 

The Legacy Awards are awarded at the national level to children and grandchildren of Elks.  Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards in the 2018 contest.

The 2018 contest will open on September 1, 2017 and are due online by February 3, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. PT, (Noon) Central Time.  

More information and requirements can be found at: http://www.elks.org/ENF/scholars/legacy.cfm

 

The Vocational Grant is for one academic year, with an option to renew for one additional academic year. This grant may be used only for usual and required costs of student’s course of study; that is, for tuition and fees, room and board (if living on campus) and books & supplies. Payment will be made to the school. Awards will be between $500 and 2,000 for an academic year depending on length of course.

The definition of an eligible program shall be comparable to that contained in the federal vocational legislation. That is defined as a two-year or less vocational/technical program culminating in a terminal Associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a baccalaureate program (Bachelor’s degree). Students planning to transfer to a four year school to pursue a Bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply.

 

CALIFORNIA-HAWAII ELKS MAJOR PROJECT, INC.
Undergraduate Scholarship Program for
Students with Disabilities

Will be available for download after November 15, 2017

This scholarship program is a financial needs-based and academic-use scholarship. It is intended for undergraduate work at an accredited community college, four-year college, university, or licensed vocational school. The funds cover academic expenses only, which includes tuition, books, lab fees, and on-campus room and board.

Since 1981 the Elks have provided financial assistance to students with disabilities wishing to further their education. Utilized by dozens of qualified candidates, this program serves a dual purpose: 1) the students are aided in pursuing their goals in higher education; and 2) the students are aided in becoming part of the mainstream working community.

  • TO OBTAIN THIS ACADEMIC YEAR’S CHEA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
  • Applications are available on the Elks website at www.chea-elks.org/youthactivities/scholarships  starting November. 15, 2017.
  • Applications are not accepted in the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. office until February 1, 2018.
  • Applications should be completed and postmarked on or before March 15th and received in the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. office by April 1st, 2018.
  • Applicant is solely responsible for properly executing and forwarding the completed application to the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. office.

 

Alameda Lodge #1015 Scholarship Program

And finally, it is my honor to share with our local Elks family the opportunity for children and grandchildren of our active members in Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 to apply for a scholarship through the Lodge.  This is our own Lodge scholarship program, separate and independent of those mentioned above. Lodge 1015 offers up to four $6000 scholarships, (paid out over four years) to the top scoring high school seniors who are either children or grandchildren of active Alameda Elks members. This particular application will be posted on our Alameda Elks Lodge #1015 website later in the fall. The deadline for submitting this application with required accompanying materials to the Lodge office is March 31, 2018.

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




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Write the next profile in courage. 

Eligibility: U.S. high school students grade 9-12 

Contest Topic:

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

Deadline for Submission is January 4, 2018

More information & details:  HERE

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 10/12/17




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Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The District Attorney’s Justice Academy is a six month learning and working experience for high school students, ages 16 and up, who are interested in pursuing the study of law, justice, social justice, and the courts. Download our DAJA brochure.

This Academy teaches teens about the many facets of the justice system while encouraging critical thought and civic engagement.

Who Can Apply?

The Justice Academy is open to juniors and seniors who are residents of and attend public high school in Alameda County.

Complete and submit your DAJA application before or by the November 9th due date. Spots are limited, so we urge you to get your application in as soon as possible.

To access the right application, click on the application link below that is associated with the region where you attend high school.

This Academy teaches teens about the many facets of the justice system while encouraging critical thought and civic engagement.

During the spring semester, our DAJA students meet twice monthly to participate in highly engaging and thought-provoking seminars led by experts in the field. These meetings encourage students to think critically and analytically, research, ask questions, and problem-solve.

Our students are placed in a paid internship with a local government agency, non-profit organization, office of an elected official, or private law office over the summer.

At the conclusion of the program, the students present a persuasive oral argument to an audience on a topic they encountered in the seminar series.

Application Link

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/28/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

A 2017 AHS grad was accepted to this program and is currently in Germany with CBYX using this as a Gap year program. She will be heading to UC Davis fall 2018.

 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to experience a culture and learn a language through a full immersion experience. Earn a competitive edge for your college applications. Learn about German culture first-hand by living with a host family and attending a German high school. Connect to an elite network of U.S. Department of State program alumni. Embark on an adventure that is unlike any other.

As a CBYX participant, you will gain new perspectives on global current affairs and German social, economic and political life. You will learn the German language through immersion in the culture at school and at home. When you return after 10 months abroad, you will have a greater sense of independence, empowerment, and global citizenry. You will make friendships through a shared experience that will last a lifetime, and you will become a true member of another culture.

 

Full Scholarship is available - Deadline to Apply is Deadline 12th, 2017

Application Link

 

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/26/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 and Homepage

The AHS College & Career Center will be hosting an evening FAFSA and the California Dream Act Application help workshop.

When: Tuesday, October 10th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in The Pit.

The Cash for College Night is for Seniors ONLY!  Seniors and their family members who have questions or who want help filling out their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or The California Dream Act Application.

We will have a Financial Aid speaker who can answer questions for Parents and Guardians about the ins & outs of paying for college. Students will be able to get onto the computers and begin filling out their FAFSA or Dream Act Applications on the computers. Volunteers will be ready to help students. Feel free to bring your own laptop or students can use the Media Center Computers. 

FAFSA and the California Dream Act Application are the key/ticket to any financial aid in college.  There is no free money (grants & scholarships) without submitting your FAFSA or the California Dream Act Application . 

Who needs to submit a FAFSA or Dream Act Application? Every Senior whether you are attending a 2-yr, 4-yr or vocation training program in state or out-of-state.  FAFSA/The Dream Act are for EVERYONE! Students will be using their parent's 2016 tax returns.

 

Please Register HERE if you are planning on attending.  You will need to search for the "Alameda High School" Workshop. 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Parents, Grade 12 and Homepage

Attention Parents of Seniors

 

You are invited to attend an important Presentation:

 

What:  Preparing for the College Application Process:

An Overview for Parents of Seniors

 

When:  Thursday, September 28, from 6-7 P.M.

 

Where:  Alameda High School Media Center Pit

 

 

Alameda High Counseling Department and College and Career Center will be hosting an evening presentation to provide information about the college application process.   We will include an overview of community colleges, CSU, UC, and Private/Independent schools.  We will also talk about senior year stress and some ways you can support your students through this process.  Please join us on September 28th.

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Posted by: Janice Loy
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Grade 10, Grade 11 and Homepage

The PSAT will be administered at Alameda High on Saturday October 14 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 28 for Juniors and Monday October 2 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 Wednesday 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 28.  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 Friday October 6, 2017. 

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Posted by: Janice Loy
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is a free, educational program that enables high school youth to learn about local government while completing a career development and job readiness program alongside their peers. This award-winning program emphasizes interaction, engagement, and collaboration amongst cohort members and County leadership as participants learn and understand the County's programs and services, while building technical skills to solve community-based issues.

The Academy consists of five Saturday morning sessions (8:30am - 12:30pm) that focus on different aspects of County services such as Heath Care, Social Services, Public Protection, the County budget and Careers. Each session provides a forum for participants to learn, speak out and be heard about issues that affect youth and their communities.

The 2017 Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy will be held from September 2017 to December 2017 on the following dates at County facilities throughout Alameda County:

  • September 30, 2017
  • October 14, 2017
  • October 21, 2017
  • November 18, 2017
  • December 9, 2017

To be eligible, applicants must be a high school junior or senior at a school within Alameda County, and reside in Alameda County. The online application opens on August 30, 2017 and closes on September 15, 2017

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/8/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Virgin Sport SF is hosting a Festival of Fitness and Half Marathon the weekend of October 14th.  We are in need of volunteers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with many different facets of the weekend.  

We are reaching out to local high schools to offer the opportunity to volunteer to all high school students if any are interested in volunteering in the community.  Individuals or groups are welcome!

No matter how many hours you can help out, you are making an impact in the quest to support youth fitness.  If you are interested, please go to the link below 

To register as an individual volunteer: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virgin-sport-san-francisco-volunteer-registration-registration-36304874858

 

If you have a group, please contact Lisa at VolunteerSF@virginsport.com for a group link to register.

 

Volunteer roles include:

Packet Pick Up

Greeters and Info Tent

Gear Check

Start Line Volunteer

Finish Line/Rewards

Route Marshals

Aid Stations

Bike Marshals

 

Volunteer shifts include:

Friday, October 13, 11:30am-4:00pm

Friday, October 13, 3:30pm- 8:30pm

Saturday, October 14, 7:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, October 14, 11:30am- 4:00pm

Sunday, October 15, 5:00am – 8:30am

Sunday, October 15, 5:30am – 12:00pm

Sunday, October 15, 6:30am- 12:30pm

Sunday, October 15, 8:00am – 1:00pm

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 9/6/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Oakland Youth Leadership America (YLA) is offering a Fall program.Want to develop leadership skills that will help you with college and future career?

Space is limited, so apply now! Early Application Deadline is September 3rd  Final Deadline: September 10. 

Application Link

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/30/17




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

Outboard Motor Shop in Oakland is looking to hire a high school student. 

  1. Washing Boats to prepare for delivery to customers
  2. Showroom and Yard Maintenance:
  • Mopping floors
  • Cleaning restrooms and lunch room
  • Empty office garbage cans
  • Stock shelves and visual check of neatness
  • Sweep and clean service office
  • Breakdown of cardboard boxes
  • Clean up rock path area of weeds
  • Maintain literature racks in showroom
  • Maintain potential hazards (i.e., oil spots, tripping hazards both inside and out)
  • Showroom boat and motor cleaning inside showroom
  • Vacuum carpeting
  • Additional as needed projects.

A resume is not required, but if a candidate has one prepared, please forward them directly to me and I will review and reach out to any good-fit candidates. If you require any additional information, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience.

Darrell Kaho’ali’i

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Accounting

darrell@outboardmotorshop.com

www.OutboardMotorShop.com

333 Kennedy Street  Oakland, CA  94606

Tel: (510) 533-9290  Fax: (510) 533-3374

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/30/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

Wondering how you sign up to attended one of the many college presentation in the College & Career Center this fall?  

One word - Naviance!            

Here is a short video demonstration.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/29/17




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

Have you ever thought about going to university in the UK?  Six UK Universities are hosting a University Fair in San Francisco. The "Best of U" - UK University Fair will showcase the following Universities: University of Bristol, Durham UniversityNewcastle UniversityUniversity of SouthamptonUniversity of Warwick & University of York

Where: Marriott Marquis 780 Mission St. S.F.

When: Saturday, September 16th

1:00-2:00 Applying workshop; 2:00-3:00 "Why Study in UK Presentation" 3:00-4:00 College Fair.

 

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/29/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Homepage

The USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space museum is looking for volunteers for a number of projects and the Public Programs department is now accepting applications for interns.

 

Email if you are interested -  liveaboard@uss-hornet.org

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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 8/25/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, All Grades, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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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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, Grade 10, Grade 11 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

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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Published: 5/30/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Assistant Principals, Parents, Principals, Students, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 12 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, Parents, Students, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 5/9/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Grade 12 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, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 11 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, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, 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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Published: 4/19/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/13/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Parents, Grade 12 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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 4/11/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/31/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 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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Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 3/22/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 12 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, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 11 and Homepage
Posted by: Gwen Meyer
Published: 2/3/17




Audience: Gwen Meyer, College/ Career, Colleges, Parents, Grade 11 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, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Parents, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 12 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, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 12 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, Parents, Principals, Teachers, Grade 11 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, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11 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, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, Grade 11 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, Principals, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 09 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, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, All Grades, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 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, Grade 10, Grade 11 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: 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