“College is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.”
Visit the College and Career Center to search for your perfect match.
Come and explore the College & Career Center!
- We have books that you can check out with topics such as: careers, college guides, college applications, essays, financial aid, test prep, and athletic recruitment.
- We also have brochures, maps, and handouts.
- Need help creating your college list? Make an appointment for assistance.
- Need someone to give you feedback on an essay or resume? Submit a printed copy to the C&CC. (Guidelines posted in the C&CC.)
- Questions? Stop by the C&CC and speak with Mrs. Takahashi. She is here to help all students!
One of our popular reads is a book called Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be by Frank Bruni. Come into the C&CC and literally check it out!
This New York Times article talks about the college admissions process.
Visit Colleges. We strongly recommend that students visit some college campuses before they complete their college lists. There are a wide variety of colleges within a few hours of San Jose, so you can easily visit them on a day trip. There is a pocket guide for choosing colleges available in the C&CC.
For Juniors - UC Application Webinars - Understand the new essay prompts
Freshman summer webinars on the UC Application and the new UC Personal Insight Questions--which are replacing the Personal Statement this year--are now live. Register now for dates beginning in May!
Leadership & Environmentalism - Join the Board
Become a Youth Leadership Board Member! This group is for students (entering grades 9 - 12) of all experience levels looking to develop leadership and communication skills as well as work collaboratively on a capstone project based on environmental issues, awareness, and advocacy. In our second year of this program, we are looking to expand our participation and reach.
Interested students should go to www.evols.org/ylb to view the calendar, find more information, and to apply online. Meetings will take place on weekends throughout the school year.
The New Coalition Application
ALTERNATE APPLICATION SYSTEM
Beginning in July, there will be a brand new way for students to apply to certain colleges. Over 90 colleges have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. The good news is that most of the schools in the Coalition will continue to accept the Common Application. The Common Application has been around for over 40 years and integrates seamlessly with Family Connection, making it easy for your Counselor to send and track supporting documents. Almost 700 colleges accept the Common Application, including a few new schools next year (Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Baylor University). Given our familiarity with the Common Application and the ease with which it enables us to support your applications, we are recommending that you use the Common Application whenever possible.
There are three schools (University of Washington, University of Florida and University of Maryland) that will be using ONLY the Coalition application, which may require responses to different essay prompts.
Scholarships to Study Abroad
Partial to full scholarships to study abroad. Summer or full year experiences.
Sign up for Fall PennApps 2016!!
PennApps is the nation’s largest hackathon hosted every semester at the University of Pennsylvania and they want you to apply to be a part of the action this fall!
Apply anytime after May 2nd to ...more