[BHS Etree] COLLEGE-CAREER BULLETIN - Week of May 23, 2011

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 COLLEGE/CAREER BULLETIN: Week of May 23, 2011


 *New or updated information


 SAT WORD OF THE DAY:  Parsimony ~ extreme stinginess




1. Parents of Seniors.  Don't forget to take a moment to fill out the survey
on the Senior Handbook.  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SRF88KP 


2. Food And Drink Donations Needed For Senior Awards Ceremony - The Senior
Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Community Theater.  This is a wonderful tradition where we honor seniors for
all of their accomplishments and successes.  The ceremony is followed by a
reception.  If you can donate baked goods (finger foods only, please) or
drinks (water, juice or soda), paper plates, napkins, or cups please e-mail
or call Sakuntala Yaramala  at  (510) 644-4583 or
Sakuntala_Yaramala at berkeley.k12.ca.us 


*3. If you're attending UC Berkeley in the Fall 2011, you can apply to the
Freshman Edge program, which gives incoming freshmen a chance to take up to
2 courses this summer, get to know the campus and facilities, make friends,
and save money. You can get a head start on required courses and pay the
same per unit rate as a continuing UC Berkeley student. Apply by May 31 at


4. Thursday, June 2 - Senior Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. in the Community


5. Wednesday, June 1 - Last day for student to turn in a Transcript Request
Form to Ms. Mellion in D173 so that we can send an official transcript to
the school they will be attending in the fall.  Write "FINAL TRANSCRIPT" in
capital letters across the top of the form and paper-clip it to a stamped
business-size envelope addressed to the college, with Berkeley High School
(1980 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704) as the return address.  If your
student is under 18, a parent signature is required.  All colleges require
that students send them a final transcript confirming their senior-year


24, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm in the College Career Center for all seniors
planning on attending a community college in the fall.   BCC has put
together a new program that offers AAs or certification in three different
areas, all of which have UC/CSU transferable courses. This is a First Year
Experience designed to help students get a good start in college in courses
linked together for optimal scheduling and work flow. Jump-start your
college career and get onto the fast-track to a job or transfer by joining
one of these programs.   




1. Junior college advising appointments are available!  Sign up for junior
advising appointment in the college center, D221.


2. Free SAT Prep Class:  People's Test Prep (PTPS) will conduct a free
SAT/ACT prep class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 -5:30pm beginning Feb.
7 in room D220 for Berkeley High School juniors only.


3. ATHLETES - Juniors who want to play Division I or Division II sports in
college need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at
www.eligibilitycenter.org <http://www.eligibilitycenter.org/> . They also
need to instruct College Board or ACT to send their SAT or ACT scores to the
NCAA Eligibility Center.  Finally, they will need to turn in a Transcript
Request Form to our registrar, Barbara Mellion (D173).  Mark "FINAL JUNIOR
TRANSCRIPT" across the top of the form and paperclip the request to a
stamped business size envelope addressed to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
You must use Berkeley High School (1980 Allston Way, Berkeley 94704) as the
return address on the envelope or the Eligibility Center will not accept
them.  If you have any questions about how to complete any of these tasks,
see your College Advisor/ Athletic Coach. 


4. DARTMOUTH BOUND VISITATION PROGRAM: This program is for first-generation
college-bound students, or those facing financial barriers to their pursuit
of a college degree, or students from populations that have historically
been under-represented in higher education. Students are selected on the
basis of their academic achievement, personal character, and potential for
college success.  The Dartmouth Bound programs are designed to provide
opportunities for students to visit the campus, gain exposure to academic
life and opportunities in an Ivy League setting, and learn about the
admissions and financial aid process. For more information and to apply go
to:  www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/bound. The application deadline for the
summer program was Thursday, May 19.  Applications to the fall session,
which has a special focus on the Native American community at Dartmouth, are
due by August 15, but application materials can be submitted starting May




1. Emory University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and
the University of Virginia invite students and parents to join them on
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 7p.m., for an admission and financial aid session
at the Marriot San Mateo/San Francisco Airport Hotel, Convene Meeting Room,
1770 South Amphlett Boulevard, San Mateo, California 94402. Please rsvp at:


*2. Join Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, and Rice for an information
session on May 25, 7:30 pm, 2011Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland, Ca.
Sessions include a brief overview of each institution, information on
admissions and financial aid, and a chance to speak informally with
admissions representatives. You must register to attend.   RSVP at:


*3. Join Brown, MIT, and Yale for an information session on July 9, 2011, 3
pm, Lowell High School Auditorium, 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, Ca
04132. You must RSVP at https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/ The Deans
of Admission from Brown, MIT, and Yale will discuss academic programs,
campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid.




1. Test Preparation Resource: The Berkeley Public Library has Learn a Test
database, which provides free access to SAT practice tests and AP practice
exams.  Students can take the tests and get them scored online.  The
resource can be accessed by going to:


2. Free SAT/ACT Preparation Service: Berkeley High students now have access
to a free online test preparation service. Students can access this service
by logging in to www.berkeleyhigh.us <http://www.berkeleyhigh.us/>  and then
click "More" from the top navigation and select "Grockit".  They will then
be directed through a few registration steps and into the site. Logins to
www.berkeleyhigh.us <http://www.berkeleyhigh.us/>  are as follows:

     username: full name (first + last)

     password: Berkeley + student id


*3. Colleges That Change Lives College Presentations. Sunday, July 31, 2011
@ 3:00 p.m., Santa Clara Convention Center, Mission City Ballroom, 5001
Great American Convention Center, Santa Clara, Ca 95054 (Preregistration is
not required)


Monday, August 1, 2011 @ 7:00 p.m.  Marin Center, Exhibit Hall, 10 Avenue of
the Flags, San Rafael, Ca 94903 (Preregistration is not required)

 Attending these presentations is a great way to learn more about the
featured colleges and the college process in general. Ms. Sandberg and I
encourage students and families to attend one of the above presentations if
you are interested in learning more about these colleges. For more
information please go to www.CTCL.org <http://www.ctcl.org/>  and clink on
CTCL events.





For a more extensive list of scholarships go to the BHS website or moodle or
come to the College Center and pick up a hard copy!


1. Univision Exito Escolar Scholarship - Open to current Latino seniors who
reside in Alameda, Contra Costa, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San
Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano or Sonoma County. Essays in
English and Spanish are required.  Scholarship amounts vary from $500 to
Applications available in D221 or at

Applications must be received at the Univision office by 5:00 pm on May 27. 


2. Other Scholarship Opportunities:  The Berkeley Public Library has
acquired a new database of scholarships.  Anyone who has a Berkeley Public
Library card can go to
Tuition Funding sources are listed in the Grants & Scholarships section. The
database is also available from the online catalogs inside the public
library locations, regardless of whether users have cards.


For a more extensive list of scholarships go to the BHS website, moodle or
come to the College Center and pick up a hard copy!




 A complete list of summer opportunities can be picked up in the College
Center D221.


1. Oxbridge Academic Programs: Experience the learning environment in
Cambridge, Oxford, Paris, Barcelona and Montpellier, France. They offer 65
different courses to choose from. For information, please visit
www.oxbridgeprograms.com <http://www.oxbridgeprograms.com/> . 


2. UCLA World Music Summer Institute - This week-long intensive music study
program (June 26-July 2) is available in one of four areas: Chinese,
Mexican, Korean and African-American.  The program is open to
students/musicians ages high school through adult.  Supervised housing is
available for high school students.  For more information, go to


3. Volunteer Center of the East Bay:  Visit
http://www.volunteersolutions.org/vccc/volunteer/ for opportunities to help
your community in a wide variety of fields and interests.


4. Don't know what to do in the summer?  Go to http://enrichmentalley.com/
to find and  research different summer programs.





Want to work on the College Application Handbook?  Any parent, guardian or
friend who is interested in working on the college application handbook
series, please contact druyffelaere at gmail.com.  Working on the handbook
series is a great way to keep up on the ever changing world of college
applications, and to participate in working on this series which will be in
its 12th year. 


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