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DVHS School Code:

050109

Career Center Tech Phone: 925.756.6762 Monday - Friday

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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

What is WUE?

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). If you are a resident of a WICHE state, you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 150 participating schools in the West. Search the WUE database to see which institutions participate, and which programs they have available at the WUE rate.

www.wiche.edu/wue/students

WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

 

Testing Resource

Find everything you need to know about standardized testing.

www.testdatescentral.com

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Follow this link to information about STEM summer programs on College Campuses

STEM Info

The College and Career Center

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.

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

choose a Scholarship

Paying for college can put a dent in a family budget. To help your family pay for your college and expenses, students should actively look for Scholarships by registering with an online search engine. If you need help finding money to pay for college, use a reputable and reliable 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: 4/23/14

News

WACAC College Fairs

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Get A Barcode to Request Information from Colleges the Easy Way! Preregister your mailing address once the WACAC College Fair Preregistration becomes available. Bring your custom bar code printout to the fair so colleges you like can scan it and send you more information. Without the bar code, you will need to fill out individual information cards by hand to receive information.

Click HERE for the link your students should use to pre-register their information for the colleges and universities attending the fairs.

Before the Fair...

1. Answer the following questions to help you determine what kind of school would best suit you:

  • Do you want to attend a two- or four-year institution? Co-ed or single sex?
  • What size school do you want to attend?
  • What programs of study are you considering?
  • How far from home do you want to go?
  • Do you wish to participate in any specific extra-curricular activities or athletics?
  • Do you want to attend a school in an urban, suburban or rural environment?
  • Do you require any special services (i.e. tutoring, note takers, readers, TDD or interpreters)?

2. Discuss your college plans with your guidance counselor, family, teachers and friends.
3. Research your colleges of interest on the Internet and in your guidance office/library
4. Check dates and registration deadlines for college entrance examinations.

At the Fair…

1. At National Fairs, please pick up a bag and a fair directory.
2. At WACAC College Fairs, please walk around (the colleges will be placed in alphabetical order.)
3. Visit with colleges and universities that you feel meet your criteria.
4. Attend an information session.
5. At WACAC and National Fairs, please talk with a college counselor at the Counseling Center if you have any questions or need help with your college search.

For more information, email Cheryl Schenk Miller, WACAC College Fairs Chair.

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Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 4/9/14

Contra Costa County Youth Summit - a FREE event

Each year, Contra Costa County District V Supervisor Federal D. Glover sponsors a Youth Summit for all middle and high school students of Contra Costa County. The 2014 Youth Summit will be held at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg on Saturday, May 3rd, 8:00am-3:00pm.

You must register on the link below for the event to become eligible for a FREE YOUTH BUS PASS. For more information or questions, please contact:Paul Adler, Supervisor Federal D. Glover, 925-335-8200.

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 4/7/14

Contra Costa STEM Summer Camps

Registration opens in Mid March for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Summer Camps. First come, first served registration.

Engineering Summer Camp at Diablo Valley College

Biotechnology Summer Camp at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus

Environmental Sciences Summer Camp at CSU East Bay, Concord Campus

Students must register online. For more information call Liz Ritchie 925-684-4995

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 2/20/14

College Entrance Testing

Students who are applying to a four year University should sign up to take a College entrance exam such as the ACT or SAT.

 ACT Exam

www.actstudent.org

Test Date:  June 14, 2014

Deadline:     May 9, 2014

SAT Exam

www.collegeboard.org

Test Date:   June 7, 2014

Deadline:     May 9, 2014

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 1/28/14

Financial Aid Information

All graduating senior students and their parents should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Cal Grant application. To learn more about various types of Financial Aid, students and parents may click on the links below. The Cal Grant application must be postmarked no later than March 2nd.

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 11/13/13

College and Career Club on Tuesdays at 3:00pm

The College and Career Club meets every Tuesday at 3:00pm.

April 22nd at 3:00pm: Resume preparation to help you get that summer job!

April 29th at 3:00pm: Mystery Speaker - come and hear who it is!

For the month of May, the Club Officers will peer advise students on College Search topics

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 10/22/13