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Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello!

 

If your senior missed the previous DVC sessions, they have arrange two makeup sessions. These sessions will be held on DVC's campus in the Student services Center in the Assessment room on the first floor. Students need to email assessmentcenter@dvc.edu to register to attend either session on April 12th and April 18th at 3:15 pm

 

In order to attend students will need to complete the following steps:

 

  • Complete both Spring and Summer 2018 applications (needs to be completed before they email the assessment center)
  • Complete the online orientation www.dvc.edu/orientation
  • Bring their unofficial high school transcripts, and their completed Special Admit Form (all of this can be obtained by going to the College and Career Center during lunch). These need to be brought to the assessment session.
  • Physical photo identification (high school ID, driver's license, passport, etc.) We do not use photos of identification. Bring this to the assessment session. 

Please contact Ms. Lowe at loweh@mdusd.net if you have questions.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 3/29/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Falcons!

 

Come take a practice SAT in the College Park library Monday, April 16th at 2:45. 

 

This test will be conducted with the help of C2 education. 

 

In order to register for the test, please email Ms. Lowe at loweh@mdusd.net or stop by the College and Career Center during lunch. The last day to register will be Friday, April 13th and seating is limited to 50 students.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 3/21/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Savannah College of Art and Design is visiting College Park on Monday, March 26th at 11:30. 

 

Come to the College and Career Center before that time to pick up a pass in order to attend and learn more about the benefits of going to a prestigious college to launch a professional, creative career.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 3/21/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

On Thursday, April 12th all sophomores at College Park will be taking the PSAT 10 during the school day. The test is offered to students for free and you do not need to register them. Please see the attached schedule to understand the modified schedule on April 11th and April 12th.

 

The PSAT 10 is a shortened version of the SAT that gives students a chance to practice standardized testing, and the scores are not sent to colleges.

 

See the attached powerpoint for what to expect on the test, and here is the link for practice questions as well. https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests

 

And lastly, attached are the materials that students should or should not bring with them on April 12th.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 3/16/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Fill out this application for the chance to win 30 free hours from C2 Education. Check out the application for details and eligibility requirements.

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5uc2qDi-gxzatnHpeVKTT_MNVWnRezpPapO09V7lL1a-dTA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 3/9/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Parents and Students!

 

The next coffee meeting will be on Friday, March 23rd at 7:15 AM in the College and Career Center, S7.

 

Please come if you have questions about the college, financial aid, scholarships, etc. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered in a smaller more personal setting.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/27/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Dear Seniors and Parents,

 

College Park has reserved times for students to take their orientation and assessments as DVC.

 

In order to attend the Orientation and Assessment Sessions students must do the following things:

 

1. Complete their Spring 2018 application and Summer 2018 applications

2. Sign up with me by providing their full name and DVC ID (this can be done in person or via email)

3. Complete the Special Admit form by getting a counselor signature and listing the section of Counseling 095 they want to take (forms are located in the College and Career Center)

4. Bring their photo ID, transcript, CAASPP score to the session

 

Sessions are happening on DVCs campus in the DVC assessment center at the following times:

 

Tuesday, March 20- 3PM

Thursday, March 22- 3PM

Tuesday, March 27 - 3PM

 

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/23/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Get updates about College and Career happenings at College Park by following CP Career Center username: cpfuture

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: College & Career Center

The WorkAbility Program and the Pleasant Hill Education Commission are sponsoring a Job / Career Fair. The fair is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about colleges and careers available after high school, as well as current summer job and part-time job openings. Visit the Career Center for a pass to attend the Fair!  Please dress professional for the fair—your internship, summer job, or apprenticeship is waiting for you!

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, COLLEGE PARK HIGH SCHOOL, SMALL GYM.  3RD & 4TH PERIOD AND LUNCH (10:06-12:34-no pass needed during lunch).

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/20/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Sophomore parents!

 

College Now is a program offered by Mt. Diablo School District wherein high school students take college classes at DVC.

 

If you are interested in finding out more information about the College Now program, then we would recommend attending these information sessions.

 

Monday, March 5, 2018     6:30 pm           Ygnacio Valley HS Library

 

Thursday, March 8, 2018  6:30 pm            Willow Creek Center,                                                                                      South Room

                                                                   1026 Mohr Lane, Concord

 

Monday, March 12, 2018        6:30 pm           Mt. Diablo HS Library

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello Senior Parents!

 

If your senior is registering with the Disability Support Services Office at Diablo Valley College and plans on attending in the fall, then it would be a great idea to attend this information session.

 

The session is on March 1st, 2018 from 5:30-7PM at DVC in the BFL Community Conference Room.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/16/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Dear Seniors and Parents!

 

If you are interested in applying for a Cal Grant and need your GPA verified, it has already been processed for you by the school. There is no need to submit the paper form to Ms. Lowe.

 

In case you were curious about how to apply for Cal Grant, you need to just fill out FAFSA https://fafsa.ed.gov/ by March 2nd and list a California college as a potential school that you are interested in. 

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/14/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello College Park!

 

If you took the practice ACT at College Park after school your score is now available!

 

Please stop by the College and Career center (S7) during lunch to pick it up.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 2/7/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

On Monday, February 5th at 2:45 in the library there will be a practice ACT scoreback night. If you took the practice test you will get your score back. Come to hear more about the ACT and standardized testing from Lafayette Academy!

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 1/30/18




Audience: College & Career Center

On Thursday, February 15th during RTI the Disability Support Service office at DVC will host a session in the library's computer lab. This is an ideal enrollment session for students who currently have an IEP, 504, etc.

 

To get a pass students must see Ms. Lowe in the College and Career center during lunch or before school by Wednesday, February 14th.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 1/30/18




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello Seniors!

 

DVC will be here for an enrollment session during RTI on Thursday, February 15th.

In order to attend you must get a pass from Ms. Lowe in the College and Career Center before school or during lunch by Wednesday, February 14th. Space is limited as we are meeting in the library so there will be another session on February 22nd.

 

 

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 1/30/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Dear AP Student & Parent/Guardian,

 

Registration to sign up for Advanced Placement exams has begun.

 

To Register for AP tests: Students and parents will log on to the website, TotalRegistration (TR). Access this website through a link on your school’s website home page, or by typing this URL into your browser: www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/050659 Ms. Lowe will visiting every AP class beginning next week to help explain registration.

 

If you took AP tests last year, use your same email log-in and password. After you have filled all of the required boxes and chosen your test(s), you can print your confirmation.  TR will collect your test fees, payable with a credit or debit card, or by mailing a personal or cashier’s check, or money order to TR along with a copy of your test Confirmation Page.

 

Test cost: $98.00 per test when you register between January 15 and March 12, 2018. (You are highly encouraged to place your order as soon as you have established your tests. Don’t miss out, or incur late charges!)

 

Late Registration:  $153.00 ($55 late charge) per test from March 13-16.

 

Reduced Fee: Eligible students must use the same TR website to pay $5.00 per test. You must register between January 15 and March 16, 2018 and supply Ms. Lowe with a signed copy of your Free or Reduced eligibility form.

 

SSD: All accommodation requests and documentation must be submitted to College Board no later than February 23, 2018. Make sure that accommodations are up to date if you have been previously approved. It is recommended that you start this process as soon as possible.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Seniors!!!

 

If you would like to learn more about the programs, degrees, and benefits of going to DVC, please attend this information session on Thursday, January 25th during RTI.

 

The session will be led by a DVC representative in College Park's MU. In order to attend you need to get a pass from Ms. Lowe in the College and Career Center before school or during lunch or brunch. The last day to attain a pass is Wednesday the 24th during lunch.

 

The passes are not transferable and numbered. On the pass you will need your regular RTI teacher's signature and check-in for attendance on the day of the performance. Then go to the MU after checking-in with your RTI teacher, and hand the signed pass to the teacher at the main entry door of the MU. All passes will be checked with the sign out sheet to make sure that anyone that received a pass is attending the performance. 

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Come to the College and Career Center (S7) on Friday, January 19th at 7:15 for coffee and donuts with counselors. 

 

This is a perfect time to ask questions about the college application process in a more personal environment.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: College & Career Center

If you are currently a junior, now is the time to be practicing standardized testing for college admissions.

 

Practice ACT- Monday, January 22nd

Practice SAT- Monday, January 29th

 

The test will be held in the library starting at 2:45PM. Please bring a calculator and pencils.

 

To register, see Ms. Lowe before school or during lunch in S7. Please ask Ms. Lowe about cancellation details loweh@mdusd.net

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 12/13/17




Audience: College & Career Center

 

If you took the PSAT at College Park in October, then your score is available two different ways.

 

It is available in a student's CollegeBoard account OR students can stop by S7 for a hard copy of their score during lunch.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 12/12/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Senior Parents and Senior Falcons!

As you know, after you apply to a CSU (or any college for that matter) you need to send in your official SAT scores from collegeboard. The deadline to send in your SAT scores is not the same as the application deadline (which is tomorrow), but the deadline for SATs varies between each school.

In order for all of your CSUs to receive your SATs, you do not need to send your SAT to each CSU but instead send it using this code on Collegeboard: 3594.

This is really important, because I just found this out and have been telling students differently in workshops. I apologize, but this year CSUs explicitly stated that CSU mentor would be discontinued as their new application Cal State Apply is in use (3594 is the code for CSU Mentor).

Please stop by before school or during lunch if you need assistance, again I apologize for the confusion.

Best,

Ms. Lowe

PS- If you read this even though you took the ACT, you do not need to send your ACT to CSUs using the code 3594, the original rule still applies that when you send your ACT to one school that it will be shared with all the CSUs you applied to

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/29/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Seniors!

 

If you are applying to any schools using the Common Application, you need to have a well-written personal statement.

 

Come if you need help getting started. Come if you have a draft (bring your essay printed out). We will be  in the College and Career Center from 2:40-4PM on Monday, December 4th.

 

Contact Ms. Lowe if you have questions.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: College & Career Center, Homepage and Homepage

Hello Seniors!

 

If you filled out FAFSA/Dream Act and applied to California colleges, you could be eligible for a Cal Grant! 

 

To find out  if you received one you need to have filled out your FAFSA/Dream Act by Nov. 20th to allow for enough processing time.

 

I can help you set up a Web Grants account after your FAFSA or Dream Act has processed. You will need to know your Social Security number or Dream Act ID. 

 

Come to the computer lab in the library after school on Thursday, December 14th from 2:40-4PM. It takes under ten minutes if you enter in you personal information correctly. Contact Ms. Lowe if you have questions.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello Seniors!

 

Are you applying to schools using the Common Application? If yes and you'd like some help getting started or you have some very specific questions about the application, please come to the computer lab in the library on Monday, December 18th.

 

We will be there from 2:40-4PM. Please contact Ms. Lowe  if you have questions.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Homepage

Hello Parents and Students!

 

The next coffee meeting will be on Friday, December 8th at 7:15 AM in the College and Career Center, S7.

 

Please come if you have questions about the college process and would like to ask questions in a smaller forum than a parent night.

 

Many private schools have January deadlines so this is a perfect time to ask if you have particular questions about those applications.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/16/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Homepage

Hello Senior Parents and Students!

 

College Park will be hosting a financial aid night in the Multi-use Room at 5:30 on Wednesday, November 29th.

 

The speaker will be from Diablo Valley Community College's financial aid office, and she will cover many different parts of financial aid--from Cal Grant information to parts of financial aid packages. If you attended the Cash for College Night, this will presentation will cover not just FAFSA, so if you still need more information please attend.

 

Please email Ms. Lowe if you have any questions at LoweH@mdusd.org

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: College & Career Center and Homepage

Hello Parents and Students,

 

The next coffee with college counselors is taking place on Thursday, November 9th at 7:15 AM in the College and Career Center, S7.

 

Please come if you have questions about college applications and would like more personal feedback around the college process. Counselors will also be focusing on important application details as deadlines are rapidly approaching.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello Seniors!

 

Please join me in the computer lab in the library after school on Monday, November 6th from 2:40-4PM.

 

We will go through the UC application screen by screen, and/or you can ask tricky UC questions to get your application done.

- Ms. Lowe

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 11/1/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Please join us for the 10th and 11th grade parent night on November 30th a 6:00pm in the Multi-Use Room.

The agenda will include important things students and families should be planning for regarding college and career goals as well as Naviance and how useful this tool can be during these exploration years. If there are any 9th grade parents, that did not attend the Naviance Parent night, please feel free to join us as well. Those that did attend Naviance night will find they received most of this information at that event.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/29/17




Audience: College & Career Center

See how the ACT compares to the SAT after taking the PSAT a few weeks ago. Come to College Park on Saturday, November 4th at 8:30 for a practice ACT with AJ Tutoring. After the test, you will receive your score report and free score breakdown session afterschool on Wednesday, November 16th.

 

Please contact Patrick Hennes at AJ tutoring to register via email pat@ajtutoring or phone 925-278-6311. The exam and score report analysis cost $20.

 

If you think you qualify for a fee waiver, please contact Ms. Lowe either during lunch in S7 or via email loweh@mdusd.net

 

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Hello College Park!!!

 

Come join us for the 5th College Fair at Ygnacio Valley High School on Tuesday, October 24th at 6PM. 

 

See the attached list of attending schools, who could have the very admissions rep who will read your application at the fair!

 

Please sign up to volunteer, thank you!

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/18/17




Audience: College & Career Center

The PSAT is being held at College Park HS on October 14th at 8AM. Please arrive early to find your room.

This is a great opportunity for juniors to get nominated for the National Merit Scholarship: a prestigious scholarship for college. It is also an opportunity to practice taking the SAT, and colleges you apply to will not see the score--so there is less pressure.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: College & Career Center

This Friday will be our first coffee with college counselors in the Career Center at 7:15AM. Come to ask questions about college for your senior and more personalized time.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/4/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Attention Senior Students and Parents!!!

 

If you need help filling out FAFSA or Dream Act this is the event for you! (FAFSA or Dream Act are essential forms that your family needs to fill out to obtain financial aid from colleges, INCLUDING MERIT BASED AID).

 

On Thursday, October 12th, Cash for College will do a presentation and then provide financial aid experts to help you and your student fill out FAFSA or Dream Act line by line.

 

Please see the attached flyers for what important documents you need to bring with you and more details.

 

Ms. Lowe will be there to assist. There will be Spanish translators to support families as well.

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Posted by: HEATHER LOWE
Published: 10/4/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Here is the Google powerpoint slideshow that I've been presenting in class for your reference the screenshots are particularly helpful).

 

Cheers,

Ms. Lowe

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Posted by: SHEILA WELSH
Published: 9/24/17




Audience: College & Career Center

The district has changed the format for student logins into their Naviance accounts, we apologize for the confusion this will cause. The new format will match their student MDUSD Google accounts. Here is a sample for reference:

Username: Google username/Network ID  (i.e. 93josmi01@mdusd.net)

Password: Google password (First name initial, last name initial + Student ID, 

i.e. js1234567)

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Posted by: SHEILA WELSH
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: College & Career Center

Here is the powerpoint from the Naviance night for Freshmen parents that took place on September 21st.

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Posted by: SHEILA WELSH
Published: 9/21/17