Cash for College, January 18th, 2017. 6PM dinner is served. 6:30PM session begins.
Come learn about how to pay for college! It is open to all students and families. If you're 9th-11th grade, it's a great time to get better prepared. The financial aid application is to be completed during your senior year.
For 12th graders, you can get the information and complete your FAFSA or Dream Act.
There are will be interpreters who can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. American Sign Language will also be available.
There will also be volunteers to help us help you complete your financial aid application.
Link to flyer:https://docs.google.com/a/sfusd.edu/document/d/1TTxI496ZMSite2GMO7bn-5XFy4wFLwlyWmzr2gmwowY/edit?usp=sharing
Please download and read so you know what to bring to Cash for College.
3rd Annual Stanford Sports Medicine Summer Camp!
Sign up for the 3rd Annual Stanford Sports Medicine Summer Camp!
This camp is for any high school student interested in any aspect of sports medicine.
There are two camps: Basic and Advanced camp which will be June 17-20 (basic camp) and June 21-24 (advanced camp). To be enrolled in advanced camp students are required to have taken a high school sports medicine class, one of our prior camps, or take basic camp before.
you can visit their website: www.stanfordsportsmedicine.com/summer-camp for more information on the camp and programs.
Application opens January 1st, 2017!
FREE SAT and ACT Prep at the SF Library
Juniors! Do you want to score well on the SAT and/or ACT? Take the FREE SAT and ACT prep classes at the SF public library!
Sign up here: http://edupath.org/sf/
Remember that there are free SAT and ACT fee waiver available at the College Center.
Plan ahead and succeed!
LinkedIn Career Fair
Calling all San Francisco high school students and recent college grads looking for a little help with their career search!
Looking for a new job can be hard.Your friends at the United Way get it. That’s why we’ve partnered with San Francisco United School District and LinkedIn to present the On Track Career Expo. Please join us on December 7th at the LinkedIn Office in SF to explore careers across a variety of industries including technology, science, engineering and healthcare.
You’ll have the chance to:
Pave the path to your dream career.
Find out what classes you should be studying to reach your career goals.
Receive wraparound support.
Discover resources to help you succeed academically, secure financial aid for college and land summer internship opportunities.
Ask the hard questions.
Our coaches will work with you to offer feedback on your resume, practice interviewing and answer any questions you have.
And...enter our drawing for a chance to win tickets to a Warriors game!
P.S. We hope you'll join us...and in the meantime, check out United Way's MatchBridge program to learn more about job exploration.
Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-ways-on-track-career-expo-tickets-29281554919
Hamilton Award for Juniors
The Hamilton Award recognizes high school JUNIORS for their academic, personal, and service achievements. Every year, they select 35 to 40 students nationally to enter their no cost leadership program.
Hamilton Award Winners Receive:
Annual Leadership Conferences
College Application Guidance
Scholarship and Financial Aid Assistance
Individual and Group Support
Professional Mentors and Networking
Learn more at HamiltonScholars.org
Black Family FAFSA Frenzy
On December 10th 10:00am-2:00pm, uAspire, along with SF Achievers and 100% College Prep, will be hosting a community-based Black Family FAFSA Frenzy at College Track (Bayview Office, 4301 3rd Street, San Francisco) for SFUSD African American high school seniors and their families.
You can register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18utglYmIuqN-i-05DMcYnTCL9aWxIMihSJwgp8xnmx8/viewform?edit_requested=true
Important UC information!
Please keep in mind the following for freshman applicants:
- Test Scores: Official SAT with Writing/Essay, ACT with Writing, SAT Subject Tests and TOEFL scores need to ONLY be sent to ONE campus - UC will share scores with all campuses to which a student applies. IELTS scores, however, must be sent to each UC campus. The SAT Subject Exams are not required, but encouraged for some majors.
- Test Dates in November/December: For students who will take exams in November and December they must:
a. report planned SAT, ACT, SAT Subject, TOEFL, and IELTS test dates on the application
b. then log back into their UC application to self-report scores after they are received
c. order official scores from the testing agencies by the end of December.
- Fee Waivers: Fees for up to four campuses can be waived for qualified students. UC's fee waiver program, which is part of the UC application, is for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and applicants eligible for AB540 benefits. UC also accepts fee waivers from The College Board and NACAC. Waivers cannot be combined or used for more than four campuses.
The following are not required at the time of application submission:
- Transcripts: Official transcripts should not be submitted unless a UC campus directly contacts a student to request it.
- Official AP/IB Scores: Students must self-report all exams taken and only submit an official score report if they accept an offer of admission to one UC campus. The official score report must be received by July 15.
- Letters of recommendation: UC does not require letters of recommendation. However, a campus may specifically request a letter or two directly from some applicants.
- SAT Subject Tests: UC does not require SAT Subject Tests to apply for admission. Specific programs at UC recommend SAT Subject Tests to demonstrate mastery in certain subjects. Click here to see the optional SAT Subject Test recommendations.
Calling all 11th and 12th graders:
Want to earn high school AND college credit at the same time?
Attend one of the upcoming info sessions. Stay for the optional application session to get started! See below for details.
Upcoming Early College Info Sessions @ Washington High School
Wednesday, November 9th in room 127
2:00-2:30 p.m. Information Session: Learn more about Early College (Dual Enrollment).
2:30-4:00 p.m. Application Session: Complete your application to City College of San Francisco (CCSF).
Thursday, November 10th in room 127
1:15-1:45 p.m. Information Session: Learn more about Early College & Dual Enrollment.
1:45-3:15 p.m. Application Session: Complete your application to City College of San Francisco (CCSF).
Questions? Email us at email@example.com
What is Early College (Dual Enrollment)?
Early College allows high school students to enroll in courses at City College and earn college and high school credit.
Tuition is waived: classes are free!
Textbooks are loaned for the semester: free!
What are the benefits of Early College (Dual Enrollment)?
Gain college experience and accumulate credit with support from teachers and counselors.
Practice successful college behaviors and explore possible career areas.
Satisfy high school elective requirements.
1 college unit = 3.3 high school credits
Stand out on college applications! Courses may give you a bump in GPA.
Save money! Some courses are UC/CSU transferable for general education credits.
Who is Early College (Dual Enrollment) for?
11th and 12th graders with a current GPA of 2.0 or higher.
Students who are mature and interested in college experiences and exploring career pathways.
You do not need to be enrolled in an Academy program to participate in Early College. Both Academy and non-Academy students are welcome!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
College Night, October 5th!
Dear George Washington Community!
The College & Career Center with the support of PTSA and Beacon Center will be hosting our annual College Night on Wednesday, October 5th.
Dinner will be served at 6PM. Speakers and announcements will begin promptly at 6:30PM.
Attend to obtain information about financial aid, college eligibility, the college application process, and scholarships.
This is open to all students (9-12th) and family members!
Interpretation services will be provided in Chinese, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Raffle prizes will be given away.
Free SAT classes
You're invited to Beacon's FREE SAT Classes!
Every Tuesday, 4-5:30PM
and Thursday, 4-5PM in the Academic Hub (held in the Washington HS library)
FREE SAT book available!
Coding Cup for Female Students!
- Learn, network, and build cool stuff at Coding Cup, a hackathon event for middle and high school GIRLS who love engineering and all things tech.
- Coding Cup challenges aspiring young engineers to Connect Your World by leveraging the APIs of your favorite apps to build an app or project that brings them together in a new way, and the winning team gets a pair of Beats by Dre Solo 2 headphones!
- You’ll be paired with mentors from established local tech companies to learn new skills and help build the best project possible.
- Coding Cup will also have speakers from companies like Facebook, Girls Who Code, Hack Reactor, and more with info on how to follow your path to engineering, with tracks for both you and your parents. Not to mention, the event is free and includes breakfast, lunch, and swag.
Register today and invite your friends! Website: http://www.codingcup.com/
Date: September 17, 2016 8:30AM
77 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
SAT and ACT Information
|SAT Date||SAT Subject Tests Available
|Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline||Deadline for Changes|
Oct. 1, 2016
|See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Sept. 1, 2016||Sept. 13, 2016||Sept. 20, 2016||Sept. 20, 2016|
Nov. 5, 2016
|See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Oct. 7, 2016||Oct. 18, 2016||Oct. 25, 2016||Oct. 25, 2016|
Dec. 3, 2016
|See SAT Subject Tests available on this date||Nov. 3, 2016||Nov. 15, 2016||Nov. 22, 2016||Nov. 22, 2016|
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration Deadline|
|October 22, 2016||September 16, 2016||September 17-30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 5-18, 2016|
Guided Pathway Support Program for African American Students
WELCOME to the Ron Brown Scholar Program’s new high school initiative--Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program. This free program is designed to help highly motivated college-bound African American high school students navigate the college admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available.
These resources include: advice and counsel related to college selection, existing prep programs, general guidance and financial aid. Selected participants will benefit from invaluable peer-to-peer advising and on-line mentorship from Ron Brown Scholars and Captains, who are eager to share their first-hand college admissions and undergraduate experiences.
The Ron Brown Scholar Program has a 19-year history of providing navigational resources to African American students.
The GPS Program is available to rising high school juniors and seniors. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2016.
To apply: www.ronbrowngps.fluidreview.com
Skyline, College of San Mateo, and Canada College:: ALL IN ONE DAY!
Graduating seniors participating in the Priority Enrollment Program receive priority registration dates at the college for the summer and fall terms, which means PEP students have a higher chance of enrolling in their first-choice classes. Students participating in PEP can complete their enrollment steps, learn about school's programs and services and select their courses all before finishing their senior year in high school. Parents and guardians are more than welcome to attend in order to learn about great resources to support their student!
During PEP Day, students can expect to:
- Take their placement test(s)
- Participate in orientation
- Meet with a counselor to help select and enroll in courses
- Attend workshops geared towards helping students transition from high school to college
- Learn about the academic programs, resources, and services at the college
To register, check out the following links:
Skyline College Priority Enrollment Program (PEP): http://skylinecollege.edu/outreach/index.php
College of San Mateo Priority Enrollment Program (PEP): http://collegeofsanmateo.edu/pep/howtoapply.asp
Cañada College Priority Enrollment Program (PEP): http://canadacollege.edu/pep/index.php
All-on-one Day for CCSF enrollment!
New CCSF Students!
Complete your matriculation steps ASAP to get a better registration date!
CCSF is offering ALL-IN-ONE DAYS to complete the Matriculation Steps (Test, orientation, and counseling appointment)
You must apply for CCSF Fall 2016 semester before this appointment. To apply visit www.ccsf.edu
Saturday, April 9th. Location: Ocean Campus, room Conlan 101
Saturday, April 16th. Location: Ocean Campus, room Conlan 5
Please call: 415-239-3124 to reserve your seat.
Financial Aid Application Completion Workshops
The College & Career Center is hosting a Financial Aid Application Completion Workshops on two Saturdays!
Dates: February 20th and February 27th.
Time: 10am - 2:00PM
Location: George Washington High School (enter through 600 32nd Avenue)
Come with your child and bring your 2014 or 2015 tax form to complete the application before the March 2nd deadline.
There will be staff who speaks Spanish and Chinese.
Cash for College Night - Wednesday, January 20th at 6PM
Learn how to pay for college!
Cash for College Night
Wednesday, January 20th @ 6:00PM
Q: What is “Financial Aid”? A: Money used to help pay for college expenses!
CAREER FAIR, 1/23
EBMUD is hosting a Career and Resource Fair to inform the public about upcoming entry-level jobs and career opportunities. There will be four (4) sessions offered during the course of the day. Attendees may only register in one (1) of the four (4) sessions.
Each session will include a general plenary session and a one-hour job information session (veterans-focused, trades-focused OR admin-focused) and an opportunity to meet several of EBMUD's partners that can help prepare you for EBMUD's exam process. EBMUD staff maintains ongoing partnerships with local community service organizations and several community college skilled trades training programs to attract qualified diverse candidates for EBMUD jobs.
There is no fee to attend this event; however, you must register using this site. To gain admittance into the building and the career fair, you must do the following:
- Pre-register for one (1) of the four (4) sessions
- Select one (1) of the three (3) job information sessions you are most interested in (veterans-focused, trades-focused OR admin-focused)
- Bring a photo ID and your registration receipt (ticket) with your name printed on it
Third Annual Black Family Cradle to College and Career Day on Saturday, January 9, 2016
Please join us at the Third Annual Black Family Cradle to College and Career Day on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Mission High School starting at 9:30am. Anticipate a fun- and information-filled day of family activities, workshops, resources, delicious Southern buffet brunch, and dozens of free raffled gifts, including Warrior tickets, laptop computers, and books and gift cards!
RSVP no later than 5PM on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at:
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program
The Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's (SMYSP) Summer Residential Program is an annual five-week science- and medicine-based enrichment program that takes place annually from mid-June to late July, and is held on the Stanford University campus.
The Summer Residential Program is open to low-income and/or underrepresented minority high school sophomores and juniors who live in northern and central California. You qualify for the Summer Residential Program and are invited to apply if you:
- are a current sophomore or junior high school student (at the time of your application) who lives and attends high school in one of the 20 northern or central California counties from which we recruit. Preference is given to students who are juniors at the time of their application.
- are from a low-income family and have little or no history of attending college in your family.
- have demonstrated an interest in science classes and have received a B-average in some of them.
- have demonstrated an interest in medicine and health-related careers, and show maturity, intelligence, initiative, and curiosity about the world around you.
Deadline for applications is February 15, 2016
Visit http://e4fc.org/resources/scholarshiplists.html for a list of scholarships. You can sort it by due date, if it's open to Dreamers, etc.
A list that is sorted by due date: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f3slDixnsPk54eQ8g11RW6C6SjQLpQaQCUpf3JgL2_8/edit#gid=175473092
If you need help drop by the College Center!
Remember that you can use the same letter of recommendation for all scholarships!
Cal Academy of Science Youth Program. Deadline January 3, 2016
TASC is now recruiting for Spring 2016
What is TASC Force?
Application open! http://www.calacademy.org/youth-programs
Deadline: January 3, 2016
Asian Pacific Fund Scholarships
The Asian Pacific Fund administers 11 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals.
To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible.
Postmark deadline: February 19, 2016.
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative
- Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete high school or equivalent between 1 Jul 2011 and 30 Jun 2016;
- Resident of northern or central California who completed or expects to complete community college between 1 Jul 2011 and 30 Jun 2016;
- Enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited ADN or BSN RN program in California; or
- Attending an accredited medical school in California or a California resident attending an accredited medical school elsewhere in the United States.
For complete eligibility requirements, see the Apply page.
Community Arts Internship Program
Southern Exposure is now accepting youth applications for the new Community Arts Internship Program. This highly collaborative program will give youth the opportunity to work with professional artists on a community-based art project.
Southern Exposure’s Community Arts Internship Program is a work force development program for young artists and activists aged 14-21 from the Bay Area. Youth interns will design and create a dynamic community-based art project that will be presented to the public in our gallery space. SoEx is looking for excited, creative and committed youth to produce and exhibit their project. Qualifying youth will receive a stipend for their work as part of the program.
The program meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, January through May 2016.
Applications will be accepted through December 16, 2015.
ACE Mentor Program - Architecture, Engineering, Construction, & Design
For ACE students, the construction industry is your classroom.
The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping.
Already, thousands of students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience.
Led by mentors. Driven by you.
As a participant, you’ll join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE isn’t about merely describing specific professions, it’s about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects. These can range from new schools and mixed-use developments to amphitheatres and temporary housing for movie stars on location.
What to expect.
You’ll visit professional offices, job sites and other relevant locations. You’ll discuss the same issues, and perform the same tasks, as if you worked in the industry. ACE gives you a practical hands-on view of how abstract concepts get transformed into the buildings that make up our everyday reality.
ACE is your chance to learn about different construction industry careers — and discover which one might be right for you. It's also a great way to connect with other students who share your passions. The friends you make during your ACE experience will likely be your friends for life.
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships (BYFI) is a vibrant network of 1,000 young Jews from Israel and North America that includes some of today’s most inspiring Jewish writers, thinkers and leaders. The Fellowships tap future influencers at a formative point in their lives and immerse them in an intensive exploration of Jewish text study, pluralism and social responsibility.
Founded in 1987 by Edgar M. Bronfman, BYFI is today the flagship program for outstanding young Jews in North America and Israel. The Fellowships reflect Mr. Bronfman’s early and impassioned belief that for the Jewish people to thrive, Israeli and American Jews must be engaged in open and creative discourse with one another. The alumni embody Mr. Bronfman’s vision that young people who are enriched and energized by their Judaism are poised to contribute not only to Jewish life, but to improving the world.
Through a highly selective process, BYFI recruits high school juniors to participate in transformational educational experiences in Israel and North America. BYFI Fellows become part of this vibrant, life-long alumni community that inspires and supports each other.
There are 11 scholarship available from PG&E!!!
Check out their webpage for more details and application.
Deadline: February 1st, 2016
Study Abroad Scholarship!
Each year the World Affairs Council partners with Youth For Understanding (YFU) to provide Bay Area high school students scholarships to study abroad in a country of their choice. Offering summer, semester and year-long opportunities in over 40 countries, Youth For Understanding is one of the world’s oldest and most respected international exchange programs.
The World Affairs Council scholarship application is now available online and is due December 1st. On Monday, November 23rd from 5:30-6:30pm, the World Affairs Council will be hosting an application workshop to offer assistance to students working on their applications.
Workshop information: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/filter-by-host/education-program/event/1539#.VjOhn24p65h
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
- Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.
- The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!
- WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
For more information visit: http://wiche.edu/askWICHE-wue
For list of WUE participating univeristies: http://wue.wiche.edu/search_results.jsp?searchType=all
Learn How to Become a Firefighter
Learn how to become a San Francisco Firefighter by attending an information session! At these info session you'll meet real San Francisco Firefighters who'll tell you about their job. They'll share information about how to become a firefighter and you'll get to ask them questions.
Upcoming dates: 10/19 6:30PM - 8PM Hamilton Rec Center, register at www.sffd101915.eventbrite.com
11/16 6:30PM - 8PM Sunset Rec Center, register at www.sffd111615.eventbrite.com
12/21/15 6:30 - 8PM Richmong Rec Center, register at www.sffd.1221.15.eventbrite.com
Mock Exam for the NEW SAT
3.5 hour, fully proctored practice for the New SAT. The redesigned SAT is significantly different from the current version of the exam. Students will benefit from experiencing the structure and timing of the new test prior to entering their actual Test Day. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and areas for improvement.
When? Thursday, 1/14 at 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 pre-registered (no refunds) - Registration DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
All proceeds benefit George Washington HS AVID program
For sign-up see Mrs. Chinn (room 115, Counseling Office) or Mr. Touch (room 114, College Center)
SAT Practice Resource
Khan Academy has teamed up with College Board to provide you a way to study for the SAT.
MOCK SAT Practice Test at GWHS
The 4.5 hour, fully proctored practice SAT, will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis by email of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weakness.
Thursday, 9/17 at 1:15PM - 5:45PM
$10 to registered (proceed goes to GWHS AVID program)
Registration deadline: 9/11
Visit the College Center or Counseling Office for registration form. Money and form are returned to Mrs. Saunders.
Mr. Touch & Mrs. Chinn (AVID Counselor)
MYEEP is accepting applications.
Are you between the ages of 14 – 17, a resident of San Francisco & looking for an internship during the school year?
MYEEP is now accepting applications for our 2015 – 2016 internship program. Please follow the link below to fill out an application online, download and print the PDF or pick up a copy at any of our 11 different locations across San Francisco.
*Please note that if you fill out an online application, additional documents need to be turned in to your agency of preference before your application is considered complete.
Applications Due Sept 11, 2015
SAT and ACT Fee Waivers Available.
If you're interested in taking the SAT and/or ACT for FREE, drop by the College Center during lunch or after-school to pick up your SAT and ACT fee waiver.
If you have free/reduced lunch you can pick one up, so be sure to complete your lunch application!
If you do not qualify for free/reduced lunch you must complete our intake form before we can give you a fee waiver.
Once you have the fee waiver, remember to log into www.collegeboard.org to register for a SAT test date. ACT registration can be done at www.ACTstudent.org
SAT October 3rd Test Date registration deadline is September 3rd. Register early so you can have better test location option.
SAT November 7th Test Date registration deadline is October 9th.
ACT October 24th Test Date registration deadline is September 18th.
We encourage ALL SENIORS to take the SAT or ACT! It's best to take it in October and November.
CSU campuses do not accept the December test score.
Also, keep in mind that SAT language subject tests are only available in November. You cannot take the reasoning and a subject test at the same time.
Welcome back to school students and families!
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There are various tabs on this page, so make sure to check them all.
This website is updated on as new opportunities arise. Do not miss out because there are deadlines that must be met to be eligible.
$4,000 Scholarship for current COLLEGE Students
If you're a college student and would like to apply for more scholarship, here is an opportunity.
"The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is proud to award $4,000 to one student each semester whose life has been impacted by cancer.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to college students in their pursuit of higher education. If you’ve battled a form of cancer yourself, or witnessed a loved one receiving treatment, we want to hear your story."
- Must be enrolled full-time at an accredited two-year or four-year university, community college or junior college, or a graduate degree program.
- This scholarship is offered nationwide to United States citizens.
- Students must be in academic “Good Standing” and have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible.
Deadline: December 1, 2015