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DVHS School Code:

050109

Career Center Tech Phone: 925.756.6762 Monday - Friday

Price, Pamela
Staff

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: 5/30/15

News

Johns Hopkins Area Visits - Summer 2015

Johns Hopkins University is coming to two locations in the area this summer.  If you are interested in attending their presentation, please visit https://apply.jhu.edu/discover/hopkins-visits-you/ to register for their session.  The first session is on Wednesday, June 17th at 7pm at The Nueva School, 131 E 28th Ave, Bay Meadows Campus in San Mateo, CA 94403.  The second session will be held on Monday, July 13th at 6pm at Sierra 2 Center for Arts and Community, Curtis Hall, 2791 24th St in Sacramento, CA 95818. 

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 5/28/15

CA Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Please see the attached application and information regarding this scholarship.  The applications must reach the office by June 1st.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 5/22/15

Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for High School Junior Scholar-Athletes

Please see attached flyer regarding a scholarship opportunity for Junior Scholar-Athletes.  The deadline is May 31, 2015.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 5/6/15

Antioch Brentwood Masonic Lodge Scholarship Application

Please see the attached application for the Antioch Brentwood Masonic Lodge Scholarship.  Applications are due on July 13th and the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a verifiable relationship to a Mason in good standing or come highly recommended by a Teacher/Administrator/City Official in Antioch or Brentwood
  • Must have two signatures of recommendation
  • Must be a member of the graduating class at a public high school in AUSD/LUHSD
  • Can be a previously awarded continuing college student
  • US Citizenship
  • Must enroll in a college, university or trade school by December 31, 2015.
  • Must have a 3.0GPA
  • Must submit application and attach completed essay.
Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 5/6/15

Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults

Please see attached flyer with information about the Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for Children and Adults offered this summer in Concord and Pleasant Hill through the California State University East Bay University Extension. 

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 5/6/15

UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professional National Conference - October 10-11, 2015

UC Davis is offering a weekend conference for students and adults interested in pre-medical and pre-health professions.  Please visit www.ucdhealth.org for more information.  Conference is open to everyone.  A detailed flyer is attached.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 4/17/15

CA Community College Agreement with HBCU

The California Community College District has reached an agreement with nine HBCU schools.  Please see attached flyer for further information.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 4/17/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

LMC Registration Information

Attention Seniors!  If you are planning to attend LMC next Fall, please begin your steps for enrollment.  Parents, you must attend a High School Senior Saturday with your senior on either April 18th or 25th.  Please see the attached flyers for more information. 

LMC is also hosting a Summer Bridge program for graduating seniors this summer.  The flyer for that program is also attached.

Posted by: Amy Gonzales
Published: 2/20/15

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. 

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

Click on the link below to search the WUE database of participating Colleges.

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 10/22/14

Attend Local Events

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm

12th Annual Black College Expo 2015 College Fair

Marriott Convention Center, Downtown Oakland. Seminars and Workshops, HBUC College Fair, meet 1 on 1 with College Recruiters, On the spot acceptance, application fees waived. Scholarships & Financial Aid Resources. Afternoon entertainment hosted by Kel Mitchell. Admission: $10/person at the door. $8/person online registration. www.thecollegeexpo.org

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 9:00am-1:00pm

CSU East Bay, Hayward Campus Education Summit 2015 for First Generation, African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander students and their families. Speaker workshops. FREE Event. Cash for College Scholarship. Free lunch provided. Register online at www.csueastbay.edu/educationsummit

 

 

Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 9/30/14

2014-2015 SAT Test

SAT Test reqistration and payment is required online at www.collegeboard.org

December 6, 2014; January 24, 2015; March 14 2015; May 2, 2015

Students who participate with the NSLP (National School Lunch Program) must present a copy of their eligibility letter to receive a fee waiver for the SAT test. Contact Nutrition Services or apply online at www.schoollunchapp.com

Attachments:
Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 5/9/14

2014-2015 ACT Test

ACT Test reqistration and payment is required online at www.actstudent.org

December 13, 2014; February 7, 2015; April 18, 2015; June 13, 2015

Students who participate with the NSLP (National School Lunch Program) must present a copy of their eligibility letter to receive a fee waiver for the SAT test. Contact Nutrition Services or apply online at www.schoollunchapp.com

Attachments:
Posted by: Pamela Price
Published: 5/9/14