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DVHS School Code:

050109

Career Center Tech Phone: 925.756.6762 Monday - Friday

Price, Pamela
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Welcome to DVHS

The College and Career Center is located with the Counseling office next to the Main Administration office.

Students can find informative resources for College Entrance testing; College search; and to explore future Careers and may stop by before and after school or during their lunch period. Parents may stop at the Front Desk for a Visitors pass to visit Monday - Friday, 7:30am- 4:00pm.

 

The College and Career Center

choose a career

Big Future / College Board

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org

California Career Center

http://calcareercenter.org

California Career Zone

http://www.cacareerzone.org

Career Assessment Test

http://www.myplan.com

NextStepU Magazine

http://www.nextstepu.com

Bay Area Career Guide

http://bacareerguide.org/home

choose a college

Explore all California Colleges www.CaliforniaColleges.edu

Look at California Community College options www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu

Plan, explore and apply to one of the 23 California State University campuses. www.csumentor.edu

Picture yourself at at UC campus. Apply online to one of the 9 University of California campuses. www.universityofcalifornia.edu

Historically Black Colleges and Universities www.hbcuconnect.com

The Common Application provides an admission application – online and in print – for over 480 US and International member institutions. www.commonapp.org

Scholarship search

Every student needs help to pay for college. To find money to pay for college, use a search engine website such as these that are listed: 

www.scholarships.com 

www.cappex.com

www.fastweb.com

www.zinch.com

bigfuture.collegeboard.org

 

Fee Waivers

Students who are eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible for Fee Waivers for the ACT, SAT , AP tests,  College Applications, and NCAA registration. To get proof of your NSLP eligibility emailed to you, contact Nutrition Services at (925) 779-7600, extension 13395. You must bring proof of your eligibility to the Career Center in order to receive fee waivers. www.schoollunchapp.com

 

Today: 4/1/15

News

Construction Financial Management Association Scholarship

The CFMA Silicon Valley Chapter Scholarship is due on May 1st.  Applicants must be a senior, attending college in the fall pursuing a finance or construction related degree or participate in an apprenticeship program in Fall 2015.  For further information, please email Patricia Walsh at pwalsh@alr-law.com.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/26/15

California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Application

The California Legislative Black Caucus is offering a scholarship program to graduating seniors who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall.  The application is attached.  Applicants must also include an official transcript, letters of recommendation, their college acceptance letter and an essay(part of the application).  The application is attached to this news item and copies are available in the Career Center.  More information can be found at http://blackcaucus.legislature.ca.gov/clbccaliforniascholars.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/26/15

SAT and ACT Dates and Registration Deadlines

SAT and ACT Deadlines for 2014-2015 School Year

SAT - May 2nd test    Regular Registration Deadline is April 6th/Late Online Registration Deadline is April 21st

SAT - June 6th test    Regular Registration Deadline is May 8th/Late Online Registration Deadline is May 27th

ACT - April 18th test  Late Registration Deadline March 27th

ACT - June 13th test  Regular Registration Deadline May 8th/Late Registration Deadline is May 22nd

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/25/15

California Legislative Black Caucus African-American Leaders for Tomorrow Summer Program

Current sophomore or junior students with a 2.5GPA or above are encouraged to apply for a free summer program taking place at CSUDH from July 29-August 1.  Students must demonstrate leadership potential, provide a current high school transcript, two letters of recommendation, 2 required essays and a copy of all agreements signed.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/25/15

California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Application

The California Legislative Black Caucus Scholarship Application is now available.  Please see attached information and application.  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with written proof of acceptance at an accredited institution of higher learning and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 to be considered for this scholarship.  Applications are due on June 12, 2015.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/25/15

Wagner College Summer Pre-College Program

Wagner College in Staten Island, New York is offering many summer pre-college programs.  Programs include Science & Literature/Writing, History & Literature/Writing, Dance Intensive, and Summer Music Theatre Institute.  To learn more, please visit http://wagner.edu/pre-college.  Priority deadline is April 15th and the regular deadline is May 1st.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/24/15

Dow Chemical - Process Technician Apprenticeship Opportunity

The Dow Chemical Company has job opportunities for Process Technician Apprentices in Pittsburg, CA.  The program is 3-4 years and is company paid.  At the completion of the program, you will earn an Associate;s Degree and a nationally recognized DOL Certification of Apprenticeship.  Please see attached flyer for more information.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/24/15

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair

The Colleges That Change Lives College Fair will be coming to two locations in the Bay Area this summer. 

Monday, July 27th at 7pm,  Santa Clara County Convention Center

Tuesday, July 28th at 7pm  Marin Center in San Rafael, CA

For more information, visit www.ctcl.org/events/san-francisco15

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/24/15

Southeastern Conference College Information Sessions

The schools in the SEC conference will be hosting a College Tour in the Bay Area on three dates in April.  Here are the dates and locations:

April 13th  Berkeley, CA at the Claremont Hotel and Spa  7-9pm

April 14th  Milpitas, CA at the Crowne Plaza Hotel  7-9pm

April 15th  San Francisco at the SFO Bayfront Hilton in Burlingame  7-9pm

For more information, visit www.seccollegetour.org

 

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/24/15

Career Cafe - Resources for California Community College Students

Please visit www.cacareercafe.com for a virtual career center for California Community College students.  This site will help you identify your interests, skills and talents.  It will connect you to career information and help you uncover a variety of real-world opportunities to validate your career choice.  It will help you organize and manage your job search and allow you to use CalJOBS - California's free, online, full-service employment center.  See attached flyer for more information.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/24/15

Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Opportunity

The Sutter Delta Medical Center Auxiliary is accepting applications for their 2015 scholarship.  To qualify, students must be accepted into a medically related education program, have a 3.0 or higher GPA, must be graduating in June 2015 or attending college in pursuit of a medical career, must volunteer in the community, have a teacher or administrator write a letter of recommendation and submit a 500 word essay.  Deadline is May 29, 2015.  Please see attached information.  Copies are also available in the Career Center.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/23/15

San Francisco National College Fair - Saturday, May 2nd

Please see attached flyer and list of participating schools for a National College Fair on Saturday, May 2nd. 

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/23/15

Essay Contest - Letter Writing Campaign for Armenian Genocide Awareness

Please see attached information regarding an essay contest through the State of California.  For more information, go to http://asmdc.org/members/a46/news-room/press-releases.  The address for submission is 1915essay@gmail.com.

 

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/23/15

California State University Early Assessment Program Changes

Attached to this news item is important information regarding changes to the Early Assessment Program(EAP) for high school students planning on attending a Cal State University. 

Students performance on the new California Assessment of Student Performances(CAASPP) tests in both English Language Arts and Mathematics will be used to determine your Early Assessment Program Levels for Cal State Universities.  Cal State will also use SAT and ACT scores in both Math/Reading/English to determine your EAP level for admission.

Please visit www.csusuccess.org for more information.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Teen Life Website

Please visit www.teenlife.com for more information about volunteer opportunities and summer job opportunities for teens in our area.  The site is designed to help students in grades 7-12 with job, volunteer and college prep information.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Oberlin College Foresight Prep Sustainability Summer Programs

Oberlin College is offering summer pre-college seminars to high school students.  Programs run from June 21 - August 1 and are focused on Sustainable Business, Sustainable Food, and Essential Resources.

Please see attached flyer for more information or visit www.foresightprep.org.  Applications are due on April 15th.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

The Mt. Diablo Section of the Society of Women Engineers is offering a scholarship to senior, female students who have been accepted into an engineering major at an accredited college for next Fall.  Applications are due on April 15th.  Please see the attached information and application.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Wa Sung Community Service Club Scholarship

Scholarships are being awarded to seniors of Asian descent attending school in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.  Selection will be based on scholastic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, work experience, community service and financial need.

The application is attached or can be printed from www.wasung.org.  Applications are due on April 27, 2015.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Contra Costa County Farm Bureau Scholarship

The Contra Costa County Farm Bureau is awarding scholarships in September to graduating seniors going into an agricultural field.  Applicants must be high school seniors, pursuing a career in agriculture or a related field, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, demonstrate financial need and plan to attend college.

Please see attached file with information and an application.  Applications are due on June 30th.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15

Youth on Course College Scholarships

Youth on Course is offering scholarships to students who have a 3.0 or higher GPA and are enrolling in a four year college or university in the Fall.  Members of Youth on Course and/or golfers will be given first priority.  You can join at youthoncourse.org/join today. 

Please see attached flyer or go to www.youthoncourse.org/scholarships for more information.  Applications are due on April 6th.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 3/12/15