[BHS Etree] COLLEGE/CAREER: Bulletin for Week of March 18, 2013

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BHS College and Career Center Bulletin
Week of March 18, 2013

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:  Phlegmatic - calm or indifferent; not easily excited
The boy is so phlegmatic that nothing bothers him.

*ACT Practice Test Opportunity for BHS JUNIORS:  Get realistic practice
and try your hand at the types of questions you'll face on the actual
exam.  You'll receive a personalized score report pinpointing your
strengths and weaknesses.

Saturday, March 23, 2013
$20 ACT Full Length Practice Test (Fee waivers are available for students
who qualify for Free Lunch - See Ms. Price or Mr. Barton)
Students may sign up in the College and Career Center - Deadline to
sign up is Thursday, March 21st.

FOLLOW UP STRATEGY SESSION:  Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:00-7:00pm,
BHS College and Career Center (D221). Scores back strategy session for
parents and students.  Pick up your scores, get answers to your
college admissions questions and learn some great strategies and
techniques to increase your score on the real ACT!

Berkeley High School College Advisors are currently conducting class
presentations for all Juniors at BHS.  Beginning on Monday, March
11th, Juniors may come to the College and Career Center to sign
up for an individual appointment with their respective College Advisor.
Appointment sheets will be available before school, during the lunch
period, and after school.  Appointments are scheduled on a first come,
first served basis, and each Monday, an additional week of appointment listings will become available.
Drop-in Hours:  Before school, Lunch, After school.

College Advisor Assignments:
Ms. Angela Price - BIHS (all) and AC (last names L-Z)
Mr. Skyler Barton - AHA, AMPS, CAS, GRN and AC (last names A-K)


On Friday, March 29 from 1:30-5:30 pm BTech is sponsoring a Trades
Union Fair.   Berkeley High students who want to attend the 1:30 pm
session will need to get permission from their teachers to miss class.
All interested BHS Juniors and Seniors who would like to attend
should sign up in the College and Career Center.

Here is a list of some of the Trades that will be in attendance:
Roofers and Waterproofers Apprenticeship Program
Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship Program
Carpenters Apprenticeship Program
Iron Workers Apprenticeship Program
Brick, Tile and Marble Apprenticeship Program Sprinkler Fitters
Apprenticeship Program
Painters and Allied Trades Apprenticeship Program
Elevator Constructors Apprenticeship Program
Electrical Workers Apprenticeship Program
Plumbers and Steamfitters Apprenticeship Program
Cypress Mandela Training Center

SAVE THE DATE:   Sunday, April 21, 2013
Where: Berkeley High School
What: BHS 2nd Annual COLLEGE FAIR and 1st Ever CASE STUDIES Event
Who:  Exclusive to BHS Juniors and Parents/Guardians

COLLEGE FAIR - Enjoy an opportunity to meet and chat with college
admissions officers and representatives from over 55
colleges/universities.  There is no RSVP required for this portion of
the day (1:00-4:00 p.m.)

CASE STUDIES - The Case Studies Workshop will group students and
parents with college admissions officers to discuss what colleges look
for when admitting students. Learn how college admissions
representatives analyze mapplications and make their decisions.  RSVP
deadline was March 1st.

Deadline to submit FAFSA for consideration of initial awards: March 2nd!
If you plan on attending community college and you have not yet
submitted your FAFSA, you can come to the College and Career Center
during lunch or after school for assistance.

Sending Mid-Year Grade Reports:  For schools on the Common App, your
counselor who you have identified to provide a Secondary School Report
will also upload your mid-year report (transcript) online.  For
non-Common App schools that require mid-year reports, you must submit
a transcript request form with a stamped and addressed envelope to our
Registrar's Office, D-173.

Please check all of your accounts and school websites for requirements
and deadlines.  We recommend that you check all of your accounts and
school portals at least once per week for updates.

CSU PLACEMENT TESTS: CSU requires you to take the English Placement Test

(EPT) and the Entry-Level Mathematics Test (ELM) before you enroll. Your
scores are not used for admission purposes, but they do determine
which math and English courses you should take to begin your career at
CSU.  Most students will have to take the exam, but there are some
circumstances under which you may be exempt.

Seniors: If you are planning on attending a CSU, we encourage you to take
care of this requirement (Placement Tests) early in the spring.
By completing this process early, you will not have to worry about missing
any deadlines for this requirement. Free online preparation for these
exams is available at https://www.ets.org/csu/about/

We recommend adhering to the earliest deadline for any CSU that you've
applied to.  Remember, CSU deadlines are campus specific, and CSU's do
not all share the same deadlines.

*Upcoming Dates for EPT/ELM Testing at Local Campuses:*

CSU East Bay
Test Date:  4/6/13  Registration Deadline:  3/22/13
Test Date:  4/20/13 Registration Deadline: 4/5/13

Test Date:  4/20/13  Registration Deadline: 4/7/13

SENIOR GRADES COUNT!  Whether you are applying to a private
college/university, CSU, UC, or out of state public school, senior year
grades count!  While you may be admitted to a college in the winter or
early in the spring, this is traditionally a preliminary admittance
pending receipt of your official senior year grades at the end of the year.

Quest Bridge College Prep Scholarship for Juniors:  This program
provides opportunities designed to help outstanding low-income high
school Juniors prepare to apply to top colleges.  Most College Prep
Scholars come from households earning less than $60,000 annually and
have experienced long-term economic hardship. A note about citizenship
requirements: U.S.citizens, Permanent Residents, and international
students attending high school in the United States are eligible to
apply for the College Prep Scholarship. Submission of one College Prep
Scholarship application makes a student eligible for several awards,
including; full scholarships to college summer programs, college
admissions conference invitations and all-expense-paid college visits.
For more information, visit www.questbridge.org

JUNIORS/SOPHOMORES – Standardized Testing

SAT Reasoning and Subject Tests: Register at www.collegeboard.org

Test Date       Regular Reg. Deadline   Late Reg. Deadline

May 4             Apr. 5                        Apr. 19
June 1            May 2                       May 17

ACT Test: Register at www.act.org

Test Date       Regular Reg. Deadline   Late Reg. Deadline

Apr. 13           Mar. 8                          Mar 22
June 8            May 3                           May 17

New SAT and ACT registration procedures - photos required during
registration! To produce an honest and fair test-taking environment for all
students and prevent test-taker impersonation, the College Board (for SAT
tests) and the ACT testing agency (for the ACT) have implemented 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


*College Prep Camp at the Lair of the Golden Bear - Hosted by UC
Berkeley, June 11-15 or 15-19, 2013 for current sophomores and
juniors.  Essay and Personal Statement Workshops, college planning
seminars and fun activities in the
Stanislaus National Forest!  $695 per person or register with a friend
and save $195 each. Apply at www.alumni.berkeley.edu/lair (click on
College Prep Camp link).

*embARC Summer Design Academy at UC Berkeley:  a 4-week opportunity for current
juniors and sophomores (July 8 - Aug. 2, 2013). EmbARC is an
intensive, four-week summer design academy for high school students
held at the College of Environmental Design (CED). embARC brings
together students  from diverse backgrounds to CED to study
architecture, urban design and sustainable  city planning through a
series of lectures, field trips and design studios. For more
information, visit

Engineering Possibilities in College (EPIC): Grades 9-11, July
14th-19th.  Grade 12, July 28th - Aug. 2nd.  EPIC can help you
discover if engineering is for you. EPIC is a one-week summer program
at Cal Poly for students in grades 7-12 that lets you experience
hands-on engineering projects.  Apply at EPIC.CALPOLY.EDU

Berkeley Echo Lake Camp - is accepting applications for the 2013
summer season!  This is a great opportunity for students to gain
valuable experience working at a youth-based camp near Lake Tahoe.
Students 16
and older are welcome to apply, all minors under 18 will need a school
issued work permit for hiring eligibility.  Download applications at

The Academic Talent Development Program (Freshman, Sophomores, and
Juniors):  ATDP offers challenging and enriching summer courses for
students who are passionate about and dedicated to learning.  This
program is held on the UC Berkeley campus.  For more information, you
may visit atdp.berkeley.edu

AFS - Intercultural Exchange Organization:   The vast majority of AFS
participants take part in the school-based exchange programs, which give
students from all over the world the chance to fully immerse
themselves in a new culture. Participants live with host families and
attend a local school
as a full-time student during the course of an academic year, semester or
trimester.  For more information, visit www.afs.org

FACES Summer Medical Academy for High School Students:  The
FACES Coalition Summer Medical Academy is a tuition-based,
intensive summer experience designed to expose high school students to
the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health professions.
Offered in partnership with Samuel Merritt University (SMU) in
Oakland, CA, the program dates are July 8 - July 19, 2013.  For
additional information about the program and to access an application,
you may visit the Coalition website at facesforthefuture.org.
Applications are due April 5, 2013.

Washington University in St. Louis - Architecture Discovery Program
Portfolio Plus Program:  This pre-college program gives students the
opportunity to develop skills and produce work in a real studio.  Students
will pursue specific interests such as Architecture, Ceramics,
Communication Design, Painting, Printmaking/Book Arts, or Textile
Design.  Open to students 16 or older who have completed their
sophomore year of high school. Application Deadline: May 15, 2013. For
more information and an application visit

UC Berkeley Summer Pre-Collegiate Program: The Pre-Collegiate program
offers you the chance to join the community of more than 250 high
school students who spend their time enjoying a summer at Berkeley.
Take advantage of Berkeley courses, co-curricular activities, and
workshops planned just for you. Spend time on campus taking advantage
of all it has to offer, while simultaneously earning college credit.
For more information, please visit

USC Summer Programs extends this tradition of excellence to outstanding
high school students through 4 and 2 week summer course options,
offering students a preview of "freshman year" through a variety of
college subjects. Applications are now available at summer.usc.edu

Cornell University Summer College offers programs in Architecture; Art
and Design; Business; College Success; Engineering; Environmental
Studies; History and Politics; Hotel Management; Humanities; Law and
Government; Medicine; Psychology; Research and Science; and Veterinary
Medicine and Animal Science.  For more information, visit


*Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated Sigma Iota Chapter, Oakland,
CA. Scholarship offers financial support to African American High
School Seniors who plan to continue their education at a four year
university or college.  Applications are available in the CCC (D-221),
and must be submitted or postmarked by April 1, 2013.

4-year scholarships and mentoring support for academically talented
and resilient Berkeley High School students.  Application information
packets are available in the College and Career Center.

Students Rising Above - For current Juniors, C/O 2014: Students Rising
Above is looking for high school juniors who have demonstrated
strength of character in the face of challenging odds, and dream of a
college education. Selected students come from low-income households
and are rising above tremendous difficulties and succeeding in school
and in life despite their circumstances at home.  These difficulties
include poverty, neglect, violence, addiction and homelessness.
Applicants are required to have a 3.0 GPA, and applications are due on
April 4, 2013.  For more information, please visit

Wa Sung Community Service Club Merit Award Scholarship program:
Numerous $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.  Qualifications include
being a graduating senior of Asian descent, and awardees will be based
upon individual scholastic achievement, involvement in
extra-curricular activities, work experience, community service and financial need.
Applications are available at www.wasung.org, and must be postmarked
on or before April 2, 2013.

Italian American Federation of the East Bay:  Requirements include
being a senior of Italian ancestry and graduating from a high school
in the East Bay.  Applicants will be evaluated by the following factors: Their
scholastic record, activity and other evidence of leadership and
character, recommendations from faculty, and a personal statement.  Applications are
available in the College/Career Center, and the deadline is April 30.
Splawn Scholarship: Requirements include demonstration of financial
need, minimum 2.6 GPA, and demonstration of paid or unpaid employment,

service and/or extracurricular activities.  Students who have extraordinary
circumstances in their lives as well as students who may not have the
chance to attend college without financial assistance are encouraged
to apply. www.fsrequests.com/splawnscholarship. Deadline is Monday,
April 15.

Ann & Jon Reynolds Scholarship Awards* (Seniors):  These scholarships
will be awarded to the successful applicants at $3,000 per year. Two
awardees will be selected.  The eligibility criteria includes a record
of community service involvement, a minimum GPA of 3.0, native born
U.S. citizen, and submission of a Student Aid Report Summary from
Federal Student Aid Program. Applications are available in the College
and Career Center. Application deadline is April 30, 2013.

NCGA Foundation:  Youth on Course is a program of the NCGA Foundation.
Through the YOC, deserving youth have the opportunity to develop life
skills and values through golf.  Youth who have never had exposure to
the game haven access to clinics, on-course play, internship
opportunities and scholarships.  Applicants must meet the requirements
of a minimum 3.0 GPA, and acceptance to a four-year
college/university. For instructions, please
visit http://negafoundation.org/grants/scholarships/  Deadline to apply is
April 1, 2013.

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  The AXA Foundation is the philanthropic
arm of AXA Equitable, directing the company's  philanthropic and
volunteer activities and working to improve the quality of life in
communities across the country.  This program distributes over $1.3
million per year in scholarships.  Common qualities in scholarship
winners include ambition and drive, determination to set and reach
goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed
in college.  For more information, please visit
www.axa-achievement.com.  Applications for 2013 are available now.

E4FC - Educators for Fair Consideration - www.e4fc.org:  Visit this site
for a listing of local, regional, and national scholarships available for
Bay Area immigrant students.


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