Messages

Freshmen

  • Work on accumulating community service hours you will need to have for scholarships in your senior year
  • Check the College & Career Center for ideas of where to volunteer and for a sheet to keep track of your community service and volunteer activities
  • Check out Scholarships 9th-12th grades sheet in the College & Career Center for opportunities to earn some CA$H
  • Get familiar with the College & Career Center and what it offers to students
  • Work Permits are available to students 14-17 years of age
  • If you plan to play sports in college, you need to start getting good grades your freshman year to qualify for the NCAA clearinghouse your Junior year. For more information, go to NCAA.org or stop by the college & Career Center, room 85

Sophomore

  • Begin to research post-secondary options so you can choose electives that will help you with your goals
  • Continue exploring careers in Naviance
  • Check Naviance to see messages from Mrs. Creager about volunteering, jobs, etc.
  • Get involved in activities at your school or in the community
  • Work on accumulating community service hours you will need to have for scholarships in your senior year
  • Check the College & Career Center for ideas of where to volunteer
  • Keep a record in Naviance resume for future reference
  • Check out Scholarships 9th-12th grades sheet in the College & Career Center for opportunities to earn some CA$H
  • Keep up your grades. Sophomore grades and Junior grades count for scholarships, Cal Grants, and college admissions.
  • If you plan to play sports in college, find out about the NCAA Clearinghouse requirements at NCAA.org or stop by the College & Career Center, room 85

Junior

  • Study for the SAT and/or ACT test
  • FREE SAT practice website: http://www.mometrix.com/academy/sat-test/
  • Consider taking any Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or SAT subject exams in the spring
  • Continue to explore colleges or technical and career programs in Naviance
  • Work on accumulating community service hours for scholarships
  • Check the College & Career Center for ideas of where to volunteer
  • Keep a record in Naviance resume for future reference
  • Check out Scholarships 9th-12th grades sheet in the College & Career Center for opportunities to earn some CA$H
  • Work on completing your Naviance tasks
  • Keep up your grades. Your junior-year grades in particular are important for college admission, scholarships and Cal Grants
  • If you plan to play sports in college, you need to sign up for the NCAA Clearinghouse. For information, go to ncaaclearinghouse.com then go to the “NCAA Eligibility Center” and “Prospective Student Athlete”. Information flyers are available in the College & Career Center, room 85.

Senior

  • Take the SAT test 6th if you registered for it. Remember, December is the last time you can take the SAT test to qualify for several colleges. Check with the college you want to go to and find out their deadline.
  • Take the ACT test 13th if you registered for it
  • December is the time for you and one of your parents to apply for your PIN for the FAFSA at pin.ed.gov if you didn’t do it in November
  • You can’t file your FAFSA for the 2015-2016 school year until January 1, 2015.
  • AB540 students can now apply for State and Federal financial aid through the California Dream Act. See Mrs. Creager in room 85 for more information
  • Pick up and return the Cal Grant GPA form to Mrs. Creager in room 85
  • Work on college applications that are due in January
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Work on completing your Naviance tasks
  • If you are a student athlete who plans to play Division I athletics, you must be approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse. By now you should have sent the Clearinghouse your registration, transcript, and SAT/ACT scores
  • Males 18 years of age – register for Selective Service at sss.gov. If you don’t have a Social Security #, see Mrs. Creager for the paper form