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Workshops and Events

COLLEGE & CAREER OFFICE 
SPRING 2019 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Students, please register for all events in your Naviance account.

 

Career Speaker Series

Spring Semester 2019                                                 College & Career Office                    TBD

Grade Levels: 9-12

Check Naviance and the weekly College Office Newsletter for updates on career presentations from industry professionals. Parents who are interested in presenting their career are encouraged to contact Rita Bedoyan rbedoyan@ghchs.com

 

Tentative Field Trip: SMC                                                                                                                                

Santa Monica Field Trip for Seniors                                                                                                                  

TBD January, 2019                                                                                            8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Grade Level: 12

Seniors who have applied to Santa Monica College must RSVP for this event as space is limited.  Seniors will complete the required SMC placement exam, receive initial scheduling advisement, and participate in a campus walking tour. 

 

 

Next Steps Presentation for Senior Social Studies Classes

Friday, January 11- Monday, January 14, 2019                 Rawley Hall           7:25 AM-3:20 PM

Grade Level: 12**

This event is only open to seniors during their Social Studies class.  The college and career counselors will review important financial aid information including: FAFSA, Cal Grant, deadlines, and available resources for completing FAFSA.  Counselors will also have seniors update their “Colleges I Am Applying To” Naviance task.

 

 

Next Steps Presentation to iGranada Seniors

Tuesday, January 15, 2019                                iGranada                                     Periods 2 & 3

Grade Level: 12**

This event is only open to iGranada seniors during school.  The college and career counselors will review important financial aid information including: FAFSA, Cal Grant, deadlines, and available resources for completing FAFSA.  Counselors will also have seniors update their “Colleges I Am Applying To” Naviance task.

 

 

Field Trip: Art Center & Nickelodeon Studios

January 24, 2019                                                                                       8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Grade Levels: 11

Space is limited to the first Naviance RSVPs and students may only sign up for one field trip per semester.  Students will participate in a walking tour and learn about opportunities and programs available at Art Center.  Students will also participate in a walking tour at Nickelodeon Studios and learn about career opportunities in the animation industry.

 

 

Junior Family Night

Wednesday, January 30, 2019              *Highlander Hall, Rawley Hall, Library          7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Grade Level: 11                          *Rooms subject to change; check weekly newsletter for updated locations

College counselors will review college and career readiness resources, a timeline for 11th graders, and how apply to college.  Parents and students will also learn how a student’s personal profile fits into choosing a college.

 

 

Cash 4 College

Saturday, February 2, 2019                         Rawley Hall, Library                        10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Grade Level: 12**

Financial aid representatives will assist families complete the FAFSA/CADAA line by line. Both parents and students are encouraged to attend. Families are strongly encouraged to bring in 2017 IRS tax return forms and other financial documents to this workshop.  Please RSVP in Naviance.

 

Class Presentation to iGranada Freshmen

Tuesday, February 12, 2019                            iGranada                                  Periods 2 & 3

Grade Level: 9**

This event is only open to iGranada freshmen.  Freshmen will learn detailed college and career information which addresses testing, course, and minimum grade requirements for college admission as well as available resources. 

 

 

Field Trip: UC Santa Barbara & CSU Channel Islands

February 14, 2019                                                                                     8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Grade Levels: 11

Space is limited to the first Naviance RSVPs and students may only sign up for one field trip per semester.  Students will participate in a walking tour and learn about opportunities and programs available at UC Santa Barbara and CSU Channel Islands.

 

 

Questbridge College Prep Scholars Presentation

Tuesday, February 19, 2019                          Rawley Hall                                Gap Period         

Grade Level: 11**

11th graders, who feel that they meet the Questbridge summer scholarship requirements, are invited to attend and learn about the Questbridge summer scholarship application process. https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

 

 

College 101: Understanding the Basics of College Admissions

Thursday, February 21, 2019                          Rawley Hall                              7:00-8:30 PM

Grade Levels: 9-11    

Parents and students will learn about how to better prepare for college admission applications.  College counselors will provide timelines and to-do lists for students.  Please RSVP in advance.

 

 

Posse Scholarship Presentation

Tuesday, February 26, 2019                            Rawley Hall                               Gap Period

Grade Level: 11**

This is an open event for all juniors who want to learn more information about the Posse Scholarship Program.  Students will learn about program components, program eligibility and requirements.

 

 

Tentative Harambee Field Trip: CSUN

February 22, 2019                                                                                   8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Grade Levels: 10-11 (priority), 9 (if space allows)

The CSUN Harambee Student Association works with to promote higher education through culture, pride, awareness, and action, specifically to increase the number of African American students attending California State University, Northridge. Space is limited to the first Naviance RSVPs. 

 

 

Tentative: Mock SAT & ACT

Saturday, March 2, 2019

SAT                                                                Rawley Hall                       9:00 AM-1:30 PM

ACT                                                                B-9                                    9:00 AM-1:30 PM

Grade Levels: 9-11

Students can take a practice SAT or ACT for $15 to better prepare for the SAT or ACT.  Students must pay at the Student Store.  Please arrive early, and bring #2 pencils.  Register in advance at the Student Store as space is limited.

 

 

College & Career Class Presentation to Sophomore English Classes

Monday, March 4, 2019                     Highlander Hall, Rawley Hall           7:25 AM-3:20 PM

Grade Level: 10**

This class presentation is only open to sophomores during their English class.  Sophomores will learn detailed college and career information addressing: Naviance, college requirements, test and curriculum requirements for college admission, and other available resources. 

      

     

College & Career Class Presentation to iGranada Sophomores

Tuesday, March 5, 2019                                    iGranada                                Periods 2 & 3

Grade Level: 10**

This class presentation is only open to iGranada sophomores.  Students will learn detailed college and career information addressing: Naviance, college requirements, test and curriculum requirements for college admission, and other available resources. 

 

 

ELAC Presentation

March TBD, 2019                                            TBD                                                     TBD

Grade Level: 9-12

A college and career counselor will provide an overview of college office services, instructions on how to apply to college, as well as a junior timeline.

 

 

Junior Check in Meeting

Tuesday, March 12- Thursday, March 14, 2019              Rawley Hall                       Lunch

Grade Level: 11**

This event is only open to juniors during lunch.  College counselors will review timeline information and frequently asked questions.  Additionally, juniors will have an opportunity to ask questions and complete their Naviance tasks.  Lunch is provided.

 

 

Open House Night in the College & Career Office

Thursday, March 21, 2019                       College & Career Office                 6:00-8:00 PM

Grade Levels: 9-12

The entire College and Career Office team will be available to provide college and career resources to parents and students grade 9-12. 

 

 

Field Trip: Loyola Marymount University & Pepperdine University

March 25, 2019                                                                                             8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Grade Levels: 11

Space is limited to the first 30 Naviance RSVPs and students may only sign up for one field trip per semester.  Students will participate in a walking tour and learn about opportunities and programs available at both campuses.

 

 

College Application Sneak Peek Workshops

Tuesdays in April 2019                                    Rawley Hall                             Gap Period

4/2 Common Application

4/23 CSU Application

4/30 UC Application

Grade Levels: 9-11**

A college counselor will review admission requirements and how to apply to UCs, CSUs, and private schools.  These workshops are especially helpful for juniors to gain a head start on their college applications. 

 

 

Inside the Financial Aid System

Thursday, April 4, 2019                                  Rawley Hall                           7:00-8:30 PM

Grade Levels: 9-11

A speaker will provide an overview of how financial aid works and specific information regarding grants, scholarships, and loans for college.

 

 

Financial Aid Award Assistance

Saturday, April 6, 2019                      College & Career Office                  9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Grade Level: 12**

Please bring your student’s Financial Aid Award letters to the College Office for an interpretation of your financial aid award packages.  This event is only for graduating seniors and their parents.  Refreshments will be provided.  Bring the log in information for your various college admission and financial aid related online accounts. 

 

 

Community College Night

Thursday, April 11, 2019                               Highlander Hall                          7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Grade Levels: 9-12

Parents and students are encouraged to attend this workshop if they have any questions about community colleges.  College representatives will review how to transfer to a university as well as obtain an associate degree and earn career certifications.  Please RSVP through your student’s Naviance account.

 

College and Career Freshmen Presentations

Tuesday, April 23-Tuesday, April 30, 2019          Counseling Office              7:25 AM-3:20 PM

Ninth grade students will be going to the counseling office for programming from April 23rd to April 30th. While they are waiting to see their academic counselors, the college/career counselors will be working with students and helping them complete assigned tasks on Naviance.  Ninth grade students in spring semester sports or band will be called in separately.

 

Preparing for Selective Colleges & Admission Case Studies

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  

Admission Case Studies                          Highlander Hall                  10:30 AM-12:30 PM

College Fair                                              Quad                                                        Lunch

Grade Levels: 9-11**

During the Selective Colleges Admission Case Studies, students will learn about the application for selective colleges.  The breakout groups will offer participants firsthand experience with the challenge of accepting, wait listing, and denying applicants. Due to the nature of this workshop, Admission Case Studies Breakout attendees must RVSP in Naviance, pick up, and read the applicant profiles in advance to prepare for a meaningful group discussion.  After the Admissions Case Studies, participants as well as all students will have the opportunity to speak with admissions representatives during the College Fair.

 

 

Tentative RACC: Affording an Out of State Education and Career Fair

Wednesday, April 24, 2019                             Quad                                               Lunch 

Grade Level: 9-12

Regional Admissions Counselors of California (www.regionaladmissions.com), college representatives from roughly 17 accredited out of state public and private universities, most of which have rolling admissions, will inform students about their respective universities.

 

 

College Decision Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2019                                Quad                                              Lunch

Grade Level: 12

Congratulations to seniors who have applied to college!  To receive a free treat and enter a raffle, seniors must complete their Senior Survey prior to lunch on the quad.  Remember: All seniors must apply to a college and complete the Senior Survey as a graduation requirement.

 

 

Posse Scholarship Presentation

Saturday, May 11, 2019                               Rawley Hall                     10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Grade Level: 11**

This is an invitation only event for juniors who have been nominated by GHCHS staff.  Students will learn about how to begin the Posse Scholarship application. 

 

 

Community College & Trade School Application Support Outreach

May TBD, 2019                              College & Career Office                   8:19 AM-3:20 PM

Grade Level: 12**

All seniors who have not applied to a college and completed and updated their “Colleges I Am Appling To” task in Naviance are encouraged to attend this helpful workshop to register for the community college or trade school of their choice.

 

 

1st Generation to College Check In and Celebration

Tuesday, May 14, 2019                      Location TBD                                        Gap Period

Grade Level: 9-12

All first generation to college students (parents did not complete a four year degree in the U.S.) are welcome to attend and gain valuable information about preparing for college applications. Students will hear stories from a panel of current 1st generation seniors who have applied and 1st generation Granada alumni about important factors in the application process and staying successful during college.   Food will be available.

 

 

College Application Boot Camp for Juniors

Tuesday, June 4 & Wednesday, June 5, 2019                                    9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Grade Level: 11**                                                                                           Rawley Hall                        

Students will learn how to begin their personal statements/insight questions to better prepare for college applications in the fall.  Attend either date to brainstorm college essay ideas, analyze other essays that work, and discover which essay type best fits you.