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03/28/16
In the News This Week


SPRING BREAK - April 4 through April 8


MONTH 8 ATTENDANCE - DUE APRIL 15





SPRING TESTING DATES

Watch for an email announcing days and times.


11th grade - ELA - 12:30-2:30 (room P3)
Tuesday - April 19 through Friday, April 22 

10th grade - Science - 12:30-2:30  (room P4)
Wednesday - April 20 and Friday - April 22

11th grade - Math - 12:40-2:00 (room P5)
Monday - May 2 and Wednesday, May 4





A NOTE ON OUR BYOD PROGRAM AND HOW YOU CAN HELP US

The SLVUSD is committed to our Bring Your Own Device program.  Every student having access to a device gives teachers another tool, as well as access to more resources, in order to help educate our children.  


However, many students have stopped bringing their own devices to school, because it is easier to borrow classroom loaners instead. Teachers are reporting that when students with devices left at home use loaners, we run out - which causes problems - as we only have enough loaners to cover those who do not have devices.


We feel it is time to re-commit to the BYOD program and encourage students to bring their devices every day. We hope you can help us with this situation, so that when teachers plan to use the devices in their classrooms, we have enough for everybody.






AMPHITHEATER UPDATE:

Phase 1 - clearing (CHECK) Thank you John, Ben, Katelyn, Vivianna and Alec.
Phase 2 - continued clearing and terracing (Check) Thank you to the Praly family, the Weiss family, to Carl, to the Becker family, Viviana, Jonah, Mason, Alec, Ben, Amaya, Emily, Stella. the Beddell family, Cruz family and to Wade. Thank you to all the students who terraced on Friday after the Meeting of The Tribes! Fantastic job Ben, Jordan, Brynna, Mason, John, Stella and Claire.
Phase 3 - complete (Check) Thank you to the Praly family, the Becker family, Viviana, Stella, Quinn, and Mason! Well Done!

Phase 4 - laying down the plank benches!
Saturday 9:00-12:30 is scheduled for a work day. We very close to completing this fabulous project!





























Phase 3 - installing planks (seating) for the first 6 rows and digging holes and setting posts for the next 6 rows

Phase 4 - installing planks (seating) for the second 6 rows and digging holes and setting posts for the next 6 rows.

Total seating for the Amphitheater will have 14-18 rows of beautiful benches for all classes on the tri-campus to sit and envelope an outdoor classroom experience, and for our celebratory graduation ceremony.

Phase 5 - a celebratory family picnic and bench/inscribed brick dedication to the many volunteers and to the 2016 graduates and all future graduates!

Thank you to 9th grader Vivianna, and 12th graders Katelyn and Alec, for enduring the rain on Saturday and working so hard!

The students involved over the last few days received lessons in engineering and math concepts, thanks to the parent volunteers; Karl, Sebastien, Kristen and Wade.

The benches will be dedicated to our student volunteers, parent/family volunteers, community volunteers, Boy Scout Troops, etc., with inscribed red bricks laid permanently in and around the stage area for their community service dedication in getting this project completed in time for the 2016 graduation. Well done!






WHITING FOODS SUMMER EMPLOYMENT - Whitings Foods Boardwalk
Whiting’s Foods on the Boardwalk employment information for Weekends, Spring Break and Summer. They have fantastic jobs for students and start at $11.00 per hour!







                                                 
CRHS STUDENT ATHLETE Alexander Roberts - Volleyball. Come out to watch him play and support Boys Volleyball.

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ATTENTION ALL SENIORS PLANNING TO GRADUATE
Please continue working on your Senior Exit Portfolio. Here is the link to your directions, outline and forms.

DUE APRIL 12
(No SEP, no Prom) Bring your Portfolio to your Supervising Teacher when completed

Remember, you may come in Fridays to P3 between 12:45 and 2:00 to get advice and instruction.

SENIOR PORTFOLIO WEBPAGE / DIRECTIONS






SLVHS PROM is around the corner........
Friday, April 15
Ticket sales on the senior lawn at lunch. Your name must be on the CRHS dance list. Drop by to pick-up your permission slip and to get your name on the dance list. Eligibility applies. Senior Exit Portfolios must be completed and checked off by Tuesday, April 12, and all other grades (9th-11th) must submit their portfolio drafts to their teachers by Tuesday, April 12.

Students in grades 9-10, may attend if accompanied by a CRHS Junior or Senior, or as a guest of a SLVHS students. Permission slips are required in either circumstance.




SENIOR TRIP TO DISNEYLAND
March 14 or ASAP: Senior trip deposits due for Disneyland. Tickets are $125, this includes the actual ticket for Disneyland, and the cost of transportation.

DEPOSIT: $25.00


This is a SLV High School sponsored trip and Charter graduating seniors may attend. Students must be in good academic standing. Bring your deposit of $25.00 to Leslie Burns (SLVHS counselor) during lunch (on the senior lawn every Tuesday and Thursday) to get signed-up. This trip fills quickly.

Students meet at school (SLVHS) on Tuesday, June 7th at 5AM, bus leaving at 6 AM. Arrive at Disneyland around 1-2 PM. Upon arrival, students are free to roam around the two parks (California Adventure and Disneyland) during regular operating hours. The park closes around 10 or 11 (most likely, they will release the parks hours six weeks prior to the event), upon which all regular residents of the park will leave. At this time, the Grad Nite begins, and only seniors are allowed in California Adventure. We will board back on the bus at 2 AM, and once everyone is boarded on the bus we will begin our return home.  Expected arrival back at the school is approximately 11 AM on the morning of June 8th.







SENIORS PLANNING TO ATTEND CABRILLO
You must register this coming week, and request for your transcript be sent to Cabrillo. (Transcript Request link Transcript Request ) Next, you need to register for your placement tests in English and Math. Once you have your placement results then you make your appointment with your Cabrillo College Counselor. They will assist you in determining which classes to register for in the fall. Attend the Cabrillo College Registration Readiness (see below).

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. You will want to get registered for your classes and not have to wait list your important classes or wait for an opening next semester.


April 18 – May 17: Cabrillo College “Registration Readiness." This is a special open lab on the Aptos Campus in SAC West 202! from 3:00 to 5:00pm Monday-Thursday for seniors to meet with a Cabrillo Counselor to review their Ed Plan and specifically their course selections for Running Start.


May 18: Cabrillo Running Start. Seniors will be emailed an enrollment time to complete their online course selections. But you first must apply to Cabrillo!




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In Theater News......


Come fly with us....... Auditions for Airline, a hilarious comedy by Tim Kelly are taking place on

March 16th and 17th from 3-6pm in Mr. Guilford's Room ( Dollhouse Theater) at the Middle School.

Call Backs are March 18th from 3-6pm. If you are trying out for a role in the play, please be prepared to read for roles from the script and fill out audition forms. If you want to be part of tech (lighting, sound, costumes, makeup, hair, props, stage hands) simply show up and fill out the audition forms. For more information, please contact director Sage Pell, or stage managers Jacob Gnau and Abby Halper. Go bananas!





Actor Quinn Becker is interviewed. Come out and enjoy Crazy for You.
Details and ticket information below.


“Embraceable You” at KBCZ in Boulder Creek earlier tonight. You don’t hear the piano in this video (except the sound of the keys being played), but Miranda, Quinn and Nicki could hear it through their headphones. There is a cute part after about 2:05 (wait for it…). The recordings and interview they did will be used for a radio spot that will start to air (90.1 FM and kbcz.org) next week. A big Thank You to Paul Nanna at KBCZ!


"Embraceable You" with Quinn Becker







INTENT TO RETURN FORMS
Please return your form to your Supervising Teacher





THE SEED CO-OP

 CHECKOUT - COLLECT -
CONTRIBUTE

ABOUT US


The Seed Co-Op fosters a culture of community sharing and resilience by committing to provide our community with seeds and seed saving information.


The Seed Co-Op operates on the honor system and is available to all Charter 25 families. When you CHECKOUT seeds we expect you to COLLECT seeds and CONTRIBUTE seeds to The Seed Co-Op.


HOURS:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
   8:30-9:30am and 12:30-1:30pm (Room P3)

Please contact us at theseedcoop@gmail.com with any questions.






Background:

A SEED LIBRARY/CO-OP is a depository of seeds held in trust for the members of that library. Members come to the library and borrow seed for their garden. They grow the plants in their garden and at the end of the season, they let a few plants ‘go to seed.’  From those plants, they collect seeds and return the same amount of seed (or more) as they borrowed at the beginning of the growing season.  Seeds are free to SLVUSD Charter School members.

The library is both a collection of seeds and a community of gardeners. Since seed is a living thing, it must be renewed each year somewhere by someone or unique varietals can become extinct.  Even growing one seed and returning it to the library is a valuable contribution.



SPRING SPORTS

If you have not played a sport this year or have not gotten your school physical you must have that done prior to attending a practice.  If you have played a sport you must get your permit to practice from our trainer Andrew.




TRIPLE-IMPACT COMPETITOR SCHOLARSHIP FOR HS JUNIOR ATHLETES

Due Date: May 31, 2016

Value: $1,000 - $2,000

GPA:

Criteria: Available to any high school junior (Class of 2017) residing anywhere in the U.S. and playing for a high school team or in club sports! A Triple-Impact Competitor makes positive contributions on three levels: 1) Makes oneself better (Personal Mastery) 2) Makes teammates better (Leadership); and 3) Makes the sport better (Honoring the Game). Please visit their website at: www.positivecoach.org/scholarships or contact Morgan Fuller at TICscholarship@positivecoach.org





ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Coast Redwood High School 2010 graduate, Cody Rodebaugh, inducted into the SLVHS Athletic Hall of Fame, will be among many other SLV athletes to be honored
.
March 26
5:00pm at Scopazzi's
Cost: $47.00







GRAD NIGHT FOR ALL GRADUATED 12TH GRADE STUDENT IN THE SLV DISTRICT



SAN LORENZO VALLEY GRAD NIGHT IS A BLAST!

For those of you who are new to the event, Grad Night is put on by the senior parents the evening of the graduation ceremony. It is a safe and sober party. They transform the high school campus into a theme which is kept a secret from the students until the event.

While your teen may say "no" at first, they do end up having a very memorable time with their peers, as well as one last high school hurrah, before everyone goes their separate ways. We suggest our teens meet at the CRHS gates, or meet at the front of the high school, and walk in together with their friends. Afterwards, get together at a friends home, in the wee hours of the morning, for a hearty breakfast.


CHECK OUT LAST YEARS EVENT:
GRAD NIGHT 2015   


INFORMATION
Please email us at slvhsgradnight@gmail.com  or join us on Facebook  SLV HS Grad Night 2015.

WHERE DO I BUY MY TEEN THEIR TICKET?

You may BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE  or watch for bulletin updates Tickets are readily available in the spring from the SLV High School Counseling office. Early birds: $75.00 / Closer to graduation $85.00


WHY WE SUPPORT GRAD NIGHT

Nationwide, Senior Proms and Graduation Nights have the HIGHEST fatality rates of any night for teens. This is why the parents in the San Lorenzo Valley continue to put on a "Safe and Sober" Grad Night for graduating seniors (2016 will be our 32nd year).


WHAT WE DO

It isn't enough to just put on a Grad Night. We take pride in providing a thrilling, unique event which transforms the SLVHS campus into a world of carnival rides, casinos, and other types of entertainment. The success of this event has enabled us to maintain a 90% attendance rate, keeping our graduates safe while having a great time









REMINDER

The HS Library is Open from 7AM to 5PM everyday.  It is a great place to study, collaborate in group projects, use the computers, write essays, conduct research or curl up with a new book.





JUDGE BACKTRACKS ON CALIFORNIA STUDENT RECORDS RELEASE

Responding to overwhelming public protest, a federal judge has backtracked on the potential release of records for 10 million California students — and decided that they won’t be provided to attorneys in a special-education lawsuit. – READ MERCURY NEWS ARTICLE


Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Federal Court Order Strengthening Student Privacy Protections in Morgan Hill Case (California Department of Education)







Google Docs Video

TEEN WELLNESS & EMPOWERMENT

has arrived!
We asked and you answered!


This group will be held on Tuesdays, and focus on

the issues important to YOU!


Not sure, but you still want to check it out?


2:30pm-3:30pm Room P3


Jennifer Sims, MA, NCC

M.A. Community Counseling


Jenn is also available to our Charter students by appointment.

























ATTENTION SLVUSD CHARTER SCHOOL 2016 GRADUATES


Required Steps to Participate in Running Start!

MUST be Completed by April 15, 2016!


Cabrillo College Running Start Directions






  • Still in High School? Watnt to take cabrillo classes with no tuition? Learn More


CABRILLO COLLEGE SUGGESTED COURSES FOR CONCURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Suggested Courses for Concurrent High School Students



CABRILLO COLLEGE CONCURRENT HIGH SCHOOL PE COURSES

Cabrillo College is excited to offer an open entry/open exit Physical Education class for students starting in January 2016! Students enroll in KIN 22L-Strength Training or KIN 24L-Lifetime Fitness. Once enrolled, students will have access to the state-of-the-art Cabrillo Wellness Education Center during open business hours.  Students will log in & out each time they work out and receive transferable physical education units.


Students may enroll in the one unit classes up until the 12th week of the semester.  Students may register for 1.5-3 unit sections up until the 5th week of the semester.

Visit our Wellness Education Center webpage for more information:
www.cabrillo.edu/wellness



CABRILLO COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL CONCURRENT RELEASE FORM
Cabrillo High School Release Form


Cabrillo's new Concurrent Enrollment Form is now available on our website! The old form will still be accepted but please do NOT fill out section numbers unless you are using them to restrict the student's hours of attendance at Cabrillo. If section numbers are listed on the form those will be the only sections the student will be able to register for. In general we will be approving the student at the course level so that they can register in any available section through WebAdvisor on or after their priority date and time. This will also allow them to add/drop sections of approved courses through WebAdvisor.

Another change is that, since we are not actually registering the student, the student does not have to be present for us to process the form. Someone else can now bring the form to Admissions and Records for the student, we will process it at the window and return it to the person who brought it in. Forms may also be emailed to webreg@cabrillo.edu with the subject "Concurrent Registration" and will be processed within two working days. We can not accept faxes since we need the ability to respond to the student if the form is incomplete, or we have not received their current semester application to the college. If there is a problem we will respond to emails via the email address from which the form was received.

Please note that parent/guardian signatures are required for ALL high school students, even those age 18 and over.








MINDSET EXERCISES           


Our first Meeting of The Tribes brought our students together for the first time since orientation 6 weeks ago. We heard lots of laughter and reacquainting with one another on Friday. The staff values these opportunities for our students to get together. As home schoolers, not everyone is enrolled in classes. In this case, besides all-charter educational outings, many students may feel disconnected from their peers. Our "Tribal" meetings are valuable links to parent education, important messages to students, 2nd quarter writing benchmarks, progress reports, power school trouble shooting as well as, a forum for asking questions about college, career and technical schools, applications, etc.

This is also our time to connect with ALL students. This year our emphasis is on MindSet. At orientation, Brian gave a brief introduction of the roll of mind and body, and we are continuing that thread through exploring MindSet and the brain.


The next mandatory Tribal Meeting will be held in January and again in March.









Quick Peeks


2016 Grad Night Info - View pictures of last years "Circus" Grad Night - Contact: Kristen Praly


Art Gallery - Student art gallery is building!


Creating Community Solutions for Student Success - Valuable resources for children in grades Kinder through College.


Homeschoolers of the San Lorenzo Valley Facebook Page - Get in touch with many more home school families and friends


Growing Up Santa Cruz - Facebook page - Get in touch with more home school families and activities in Santa Cruz


Math Tutoring Resources
- Meet Aaron Shaw

Mondays from 12-3:30
in portable P5 with teacher Brian Heery; primarily to support students in Math 1 & 2


Student Services and Resources - Student and Family Counselor, Jennifer Simms
Referral Form Counseling Referral Form
Consent for Counseling
Consent for Counseling

                  

 

               College, Career, Technical Education Section



CSUMentor

www.csumentor.edu

1.     Plan for Colleges

2.     Explore Campuses

3.     Apply Online

 

AICCU

2015-16 College Guide

now available at www.aiccu.edu


 

Boston University ~ Kilachand Honors College

is looking for students with demonstrated academic achievement, the potential to produce creative and original work and a willingness to explore and experiment with a broad range of disciplines. Kilachand Honors College offers the best of two worlds: the highly personal, individual atmosphere of a small liberal arts college and the resources of a large, urban research university. For more information visit their website at www.admissions@bu.edu.


 

Colleges of Distinction

Visit their website at www.collegesofdistinction.com


   

Cornell University ~ ILR School

Established in 1945 as the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, the ILR School offers a flexible major grounded in the social sciences.

ILR is home to the Speech and Debate Society, the #1 team in the world ranked by the International Debate Education.

For more information please contact Cathleen Sheils at crm3@cornell.edu.


 

Georgia Southern Admission Requirements

Students can apply and submit the $30 application fee online. Minimum 1010 on the SAT (math and critical reading) or 21 composite ACT. 2.0 core curriculum GPA.

We have the University Honors Program as well as numerous scholarship opportunities. We also have the Eagle Incentive Program for students who have a 920-1000 on the SAT (math or critical reading) or 20 composite ACT.

Please call 912-478-5391 or visit their website at admissions@GeorgiaSouthern.edu


 

Oberlin College (www.multicultural.admissions@oberlin.edu or call 800-622-6243)

Late March: Admission decisions and financial aid awards available online

Scholarships



TCNJ The College of New Jersey

Is a Common Application exclusive school. Though our application deadline for most academic programs is February 1st, we encourage out-of-state students to apply by or Priority Deadline of December 1st which gives them the best chance at earning our top scholarships.

Visit their website http://admissions.pages.tcnj.edu or email roccoa@TCNJ.edu and ask for Angelica Rocco.



SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs

Why ASSE/World Heritage? - As one of the oldest and largest international student exchange organizations, World Heritage is able to offer the most comprehensive programs with the lowest possible fees. Please contact them at 1-800-888-9040 or at www.world-heritage.org.


 

SPI Study Abroad

High School Language Immersion & Global Leadership Programs

11149 Research Blvd Suite 100 | Austin, TX 78759 USA

Office: 512.745.0642  | Toll-Free: 866.502.7505 x0

Web:  www.spiabroad.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/spistudyabroad


 

TeenLife (http://info.teenlife.com/join14)  

This is a dedicated search engine for enrichment opportunities exclusively for teens! They list nearly 15,000 summer, gap and community service options in the U.S. and abroad.Have any questions, contact Meg Mahoney, TeenLife School Outreach Counselor, at meg.mahoney@teenlife.com today!


 

ASSE - International Student Exchange Programs

They have year programs and summer programs.

Call toll free: 1-800-590-4790 or visit their website: www.asse.com


 

2016 COSMOS Outreach

California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science

Educational Partnership Center

4-week residential summer program for students who excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and who would like to expand their knowledge by studying with University of California faculty and researchers while living on a UC campus for a month in the summer.

Please contact them at 831-459-1766 or at www.cosmos.ucsc.edu


 

AMDA ~ High School Summer Conservatory

Two, Four and six week sessions:

Session !: July 3-July 16, 2016 (NYC and LA Campuses)

Sesion 2: July 17-July 30, 2016 (NYC and LA Campuses)

Session 3: July 31-August 13, 2016 (NYC Campus Only

Visit their website at AMDA.edu/hs or call 1-800-367-7908

 


Carlton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE)

July 2-9, 2016

The Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (CLAE) is designed to introduce the benefits of a liberal arts education to students who have just completed their sophomore year of high school. To learn more go.carleton.edu/clae or by emailing Brian Swann, coordinator fo outreach programs and assistant dean of admissions, at clae@carleton.edu.

You will need to be nominated. So please see Jeannette in the counseling office.


 

UC Davis Young Scholars Program

June 19 - July 30, 2016

Application period: 12/1/15-3/17/16

Application fee: $25

Participants in teh 2016 Young Scholars Program will work one-on-one with research faculty and research groups in state-of-the-art laboratories for six weeks. Each student will work on an individual project and prepare a journal quality paper and symposium presentation about their work. At the same time, each student will experience the climate and culture of living and working on a university campus. Visit their website at http://ysp.usdavis.edu.


 

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Apply online at www.usagermanyscholarship.org


 

Cornell University ~ Summer College

Join us at Cornell this summer for our award-winning 3- and 6-week programs.

Learn more, 607-255-6203 or www.summer_college@cornell.edu.


 

The Experiment in International Living

A program of World Learning. Apply online at www.experiment.org or call toll-free withing the U.S. at 800-345-2929.



Find Yourself at FIDM

San Diego - June 21-23; Los Angeles - June 22-24; San Francisco - June 27-29, Orange County - June 27-29, 2016

Hands on workshops: Practice fashion draping, Learn fashion sketching, Draw new shoe designs, Discover the art of trend spotting. Check out all 3 days for $300. Register now at FIDM.edu/go/Summer Program or Text FIDMSummer to 57682.


 

Washington University in St. Louis

Summer experiences, continue on your path of academic success!

www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu


 

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School

Candidates must be at least 16 years old, a sophomore in high school and in good academic standing. School permission required when applicable. Fingerprinting required for volunteers 18 and older.  Please contact Eric Weiss at 338-2128 x1415 or email at cabinleader@gmail.com.

 


Summer Resources for GATE (and all) Students

·      Cabrillo College Summer Institute: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/youthinstitute.html

·      Santa Cruz City Parks and Recreation:

http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/departments/parks-recreation/classes-and-programs

·      Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation: http://svrecsummer15.flipmymag.com

·      EPGY (Education Program for Gifted Youth): http://epgy.stanford.edu/

·      LPRT—Little People’s Repertory Theater (Ben Lomond):

http://lprt.org/summer-programs/

·      Tech Museum (San Jose)

·      Bookshop Santa Cruz (Young Writer’s Contest): http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/young-writers-contest

·      Stanford Summer Programs (Stanford High School Summer College): https://summercollege.stanford.edu/

·      2015 Siemens Competition in Math: Science: Technology (siemenscompetition@discovery.com)

·      Summer Outdoor Leadership Training with BAWT (Bay Area Wilderness Training): http://www.bawt.org/

·      RAILS (Research, Advocacy, Identification, Leadership and Stewardship): Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society: http://www.scvas.org/index.php?page=text&id=ed_rails

·      Hooked on Theater (Felton): http://hookedontheater.com

 







PHARMACOLOGY FOR MEDICAL CAREEERS

The PassAssured’s Pharmacy Technicial Training Program is designed to completely prepare an individual to pass either national exam (PTCB or ExCPT). PassAssured’s PTTP is web based and can be instituted as one semester senior level certification preparatory class or it can be expanded to two semesters. Immediately after graduation, the student would be eligible to sit for the national exam!


PassAssured’s PTTP is $299.00/student/year. The PTTP offers, upon successful completion, a certificate of completion. The certificate as well as the appropriate paperwork to forward to the CA State Board of Pharmacy is an additional fee of $40.00 for a total price of $339.00.


Please refer to the web site www.passassured.com for a product demo. You may also call toll free at 866-778-7277 during business hours (8am-5pm, CST, Monday through Friday).





Scholarships EQUALS Money for College New Scholarship Listing is now available in the SLV High School Counseling Office. Ask for Jeannette.





NEW Scholarship Listing


ROTARY SPEECH CONTEST

Consider participating in the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Speech Contest.

RICHARD D. KING ANNUAL YOUTH SPEECH CONTEST

The 4-WAY Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1. Is it the TRUTH?

2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?

4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran chose “Be a Gift to the World“ as his theme for 2015-2016. President Ravindran is urging club members to “Be a Gift to the World” by continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Be a Gift to the World” is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference — every day, in every club, and every country we serve.




2016 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the Program selects numerous recipients to receive a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years – up to $40,000 total per recipient. Awards are for undergraduate and graduate study, and may be used for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. In addition, Scholars are invited to participate in a special awards program.

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

In addition, semifinalists must be nominated by an eligible community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee. Learn more about the qualifications of a GE-Reagan Foundation Scholar. Counselors and teachers, download a program flyer here.





COLLEGE APPLICATION DATES

CSUs: Application submission starts on October 1st.
UCs:   The online application has been published - so go ahead and have a look,and note the personal statement prompts are different from the Common Application essay prompts. Submission goes from October 1st to November 30th






SAT & ACT UPDATES
The old SAT will be offered until January 2016. From March 2016, the new test will be offered. The difference between the two? The vocabulary section will be gone, there will be a calculator-free math section, the essay portion will be beefed up, and there will be no penalty (as there is now) for wrong answers on the multiple choice.

Some students, however, may find that the old test is 
easier for their work style - so get them to take the free on-line practice test offered by College Board. click here  SAT PRACTICE-COLLEGE BOARD






Taking the SAT Practice Test is a stress-free (and free) way to find your strengths and weaknesses on the SAT. You can test online, or you can print it out.






Official SAT Practice through Khan Academy







COLLEGE QUESTIONS & ANSWERS START HERE
The following links are reference materials for students planning to apply for four-year State Universities and UC.

Community Colleges such as Cabrillo College, do not require the SAT/ACT, however admissions does require course placement tests in English and in Math. For additional information, please refer to our links/tabs noted above under GUIDANCE and  ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO COLLEGE




When's the Best Time to Take the SAT?

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.




Create a test-taking schedule based on your college application plan.





SAT Sign-Ups - www.sat.org/register

Regular Registration Deadline: April 8, 2016

Late Registration Deadline: April 22, 2016

Late Registration Deadline, Online & Phone: April 26, 2016



ACT Sign-Ups - www.act.org

Late Registration Deadline: March 5-18, 2016

Photo Upload Deadline: April 1, 2016



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