High School Code
for College Applications
Personal Statement Workshop
The San Jose Area Writing Project, a local non-profit, is offering a personal statement workshop on September 10, 2016, for a small fee. Follow this link for more information.
Theme: Personal Statements
For writers grades 7-12
Working on your personal statement? Write personal essays fit for a college application. This workshop, taught by well-known teacher and SJAWP Teacher Consultant Jeff House, will give you great models, advice and feedback. Mr. House has helped students successfully write college application essays for many years.
Teen Volunteer Fair - September 24, 2016
Learn about volunteer opportunities in your community. Students and parents are invited to attend the 6th Annual Teen Volunteer Fair on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 9am - 12 noon at Lexus Stevens Creek, 3333 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose. There is no cost to attend. Arrive early for best parking. All participants will enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and receive a Lexus drawstring backpack.
christian college fair
All students are invited to attend the Christian College Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Valley Christian High School, 100 Skyway Dr., San Jose. Admission is free.
Lynbrook High School College & Career Center
Workshop - "Finalizing Your College List"
Mrs. Takahashi will be holding a workshop on Thursday, September 1, from 1:30 - 2:15 in the library, on the topic of finalizing your college list. Learn tips for researching the potential colleges on your list, or discover ways to find other colleges that match your goals. Learn how many is too many, and how to pare down your list. This workshop will be offered more than once. Keep checking the C&CC website for more workshop information.
District College Fair - September 8 at CHS
All students and families are invited to attend the F.U.H.S.D. College Fair on Thursday, September 8, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Cupertino High School. This free event will host over 90 colleges and universities. Arrive early for best parking.
“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.
Scheduling Information for Admission Representatives
Are you an university admission rep that would like to visit Lynbrook High School in the fall of 2016? Please follow this link to our googleform.
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.
- Learn about Community College: degree /certificate programs and transfer agreements to 4-year universities
- Do you want to learn about career plans that don't include college?
- 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.)
- We also have brochures and handouts.
- 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.
Scholarships to Study Abroad
Partial to full scholarships to study abroad. Summer or full year experiences.
Study Abroad Scholarships
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 two schools ( University of Florida and University of Maryland) that will be using ONLY the Coalition application, which may require responses to different essay prompts.