[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Weekly Bulletin for Oct. 12-18, 2012

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin     

Friday, October 12, 2012

College Advisor:  Angela Price
 Phone: 510-644-6804
 Angelaprice at berkeley.net

College Advisor:  Skyler Barton
Phone: 510-644-4576
Skylerbarton at berkeley.net

College and Career Center Hours:  8:00 - 4:00 p.m.
BHS CEEB Code:  050290

*Indicates updated information.

*SAT Word of the Week:  Cacophony -- harsh-sounding, inharmonious mixture of
woods, voices, or sounds.

The boy covered his ears to drown out the cacophony of the busy household.

*Interested in practicing for the PSAT or other standardized tests?  Do you
want to explore career opportunities and possible majors for college?
Career Locker is a web-based program purchased for Berkeley High School
students for career and college exploration.  Students can use Career Locker
from any location that can access the internet.  This program includes
assessment tests, occupation and education search tools, and practice
questions for test preparation.  For information on how to set up your
Career Locker account, please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton in the College and
Career Center.

College Essay Readers Available:  We are fortunate to have this outstanding
support service available for our seniors this fall.  The October-November
schedule for essay readers can be obtained at the front desk in the College
and Career Center.  Essay readers will be available every day in the morning
and during the lunch period, and after school on M, T, W & Th. 

Advising Appointments for Seniors:

Each Monday morning, Ms. Price and Mr. Barton will open up an additional
week of appointments for seniors to sign-up.  The schedules
fill up fast, so we recommend coming before first period if you'd like to
secure an appointment time.  .

Seniors may also drop in any day at lunch or after school without an
appointment to have shorter questions answered. College Advisor
assignments:  Ms. Price - BIHS and AC students with last names L-Z. Mr.
Barton - AHA, AMPS, CAS, GRN and AC students with last names A-K.

Many college representatives visit Berkeley High's College and Career Center
every year.  Seniors may attend up to 10 of these meetings,
with the permission of the teacher whose class you are missing.  Sign up in
advance in the College and Career and pick up a permission slip.

*The schedule of presentations will be updated throughout the fall, so
please check our calendar frequently.  The complete October calendar is
available at http://bhs.berkeleyschools.net/resources/college-career-center/

Monday, Oct. 15:
9:57 am   American University (DC)
11:40 am Portland State University (OR)
1:58 pm   Tufts University (MA)

Tuesday, Oct. 16:
8:27 am   Ursinus College (PA)
10:40 am Beloit College (WI)
12:24 pm Colby College (ME)
1:28 pm   Columbia University (NY)
2:32 pm   CalArts (CA)

Wednesday, Oct. 17:
8:27 am   University of La Verne (CA)
12:24 pm Lewis & Clark College (OR)

1:28 pm   Holy Names University (CA)

Thursday, Oct. 18:
8:27 am   Oberlin College (OH)
9:31 am   USC (CA)
10:40 am Boston University (MA)
1:28 pm   University of Rochester (NY)
2:32 pm   Seattle University (WA)

Monday, Oct 22:
9:57 am   Hampshire College (MA)
10:46 am Bard College (MA)
11:40 am Haverford College (PA)
1:58 pm   University of York (UK)

Tuesday, Oct. 23:
8:27 am   Carleton College (MN)
1:28 pm   Georgetown University (DC)
2:32 pm   Cornish College (WA)

Wednesday, Oct. 24:
9:31 am    Brown University (RI)
10:40 am  Willamette College (OR)
12:24 pm  Johns Hopkins University (MD) 

Thursday, Oct. 25:
9:31 am   Vassar College (NY)

Friday, Oct. 26:
10:40 am   Amherst College (MA)
12:24 pm   University College Cork (Ireland)
2:32 pm     Colorado College (CO)



New SAT and ACT registration procedures - photos required during
registration!  To produce an honest and fair test-taking environment for all
and prevent test-taker impersonation, starting this fall the College Board
(for SAT tests) and the ACT testing agency (for the ACT) will require
enhanced security measures for all students taking the college entrance
tests. Students will be required to submit a current, recognizable
head-and-shoulders photo that will be printed on the new photo admission
ticket.  For more information, please visit www.collegeboard.org or

ACT (Register at www.ACT.org) Check website for complete listing of test

SAT (Register at www.collegeboard.org) Check website for complete listing of
test dates.



SAT and ACT Prep Courses at BHS:  We have recently opened up additional
seats in our M/W (3:30-5:30pm) ACT prep course, and our T/TH (3:30-5:30pm)
SAT prep courses offered at BHS.  These courses are FREE.  To join either of
these classes, please see Ms. Price or Mr. Barton as soon as possible.
Classes are currently in session.



seniors who are SF Bay Area residents, minimum GPA of 3.0 who demonstrate
financial need and plan to attend a two or four year college in the fall.
Deadline has been extended to Oct. 17 and applications are available in

YOUNG ARTS SCHOLARSHIP - Applications are accepted in the following
disciplines: Cinematic Arts, Dance, Jazz, Music, Photography, Theater,
Visual Arts, Voice, Writing.  Eligibility requirements: As of December 1,
2012, you must be: 1) Between the ages of 15-18, or, in high school
grades 10-12. 2) A citizen or legal resident of the United States or U.S.
territories.  For more information, go to www.youngarts.org  Application
deadline is Oct. 19, 2012.

please visit www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvsfaq.cfm  Applications are
available in the College and Career Center, and the deadline to apply is
Dec. 7, 2012.

Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was
established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American
Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American
students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education
in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may
request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following
discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science,
mathematics, public health or science.  For more information, please visit
http://www.gmsp.org/  Applications must be submitted online by January 16,

*CALIFORNIA STATE PTA:  The California State PTA offers graduating high
school senior scholarships in the amount of $500 to acknowledge the
achievements of high school seniors for outstanding volunteer service in
their school and community.  Last year, the California State PTA awarded 123
scholarships.  Applications are available in the College and Career Center,
and you can also visit www.capta.org   Applications are due Feb. 1, 2013.

Automatic Academic Scholarship and Selective Scholarship consideration.  All
application materials for admission must be submitted online or postmarked
by November 1 to be considered for these scholarships.


*RICE UNIVERSITY INFORMATION SESSION:  Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:00pm.
Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA. RSVP at

*INTRODUCTION TO BROWN UNIVERSITY:  Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7:00pm.
Lick-Wilmerding High School, 755 Ocean Avenue, San Francisco.  To register
and for more information, please visit www.brown.edu/go/brownnearyou 

UNIVISION VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR:  Connect live in English OR Spanish with
over 100 colleges.  A free online event providing families with live expert
advice and education on how to apply, enroll and succeed in college.  For
more information, please visit www.CollegeWeekLive.com/GoUnivision 

12pm-2:30pm, Nob Hill Masonic Center:  Free registration for students and
parents.  When you register, you will receive a bar code.  When printed and
brought to the fair, this serves as an electronic ID.  For more information,
please visit

The Perry Initiative is excited to announce a one day, hands-on workshop for
high school girls interested in science, medicine, and engineering in San
Francisco, CA.  The workshop will take place at UCSF's San Francisco General
Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012.  Students will get hands-on experience
using power tools to fix broken bones, practice suturing and hear from local
women surgeons and engineers about their careers.  Online applications from
girls grades 10 and up are now available at:
http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/  Deadline to
apply is Oct. 15, 2012.

CHICO PREVIEW DAY:  CSU, CHICO is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October
20.  For information, please go to www.csuchico.edu/admissions

COLLEGE INFORMATION DAY:  Saturday, October 13, 2012 - For 6th to 12th Grade
Students & Parents
Dia de Informacion Universitaria: Sabado, 13 de octubre de 2012
Para Estudiantes en los Grados 6 a 12 y sus Padres

Wheeler Hall - UC Berkeley - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM; Over 60 Public and private
college and university representatives.  Workshops in English
and Spanish on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships,
college preparation..and more!  For more information and to
pre-register online:  www.eastbayconsortium.org

*Vassar College Information Session:  Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:00-9:00
pm.  St. Ignatius College Preparatory High School - Library, 2001 37th
Avenue , San Francisco. RSVP online at:

*An Afternoon With Oberlin College:  Reception for prospective students and
their parents.  Sunday, Oct. 21, 2:00 - 3:30pm.  Jewish Community High
School of the Bay, 1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco.  RSVP online at



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