collegecareercenter Mrs. Anspach, Mrs. Thrift, Mrs. Vasquez
Sonora High School Mrs. Anspach, Mrs. Thrift, Mrs. Vasquez
http://sonora.seniorhigh.net
This is the place to find information on colleges, scholarships, financial aid, ROP classes, CVE (Cooperative Vocational Education)--credit for employment, Work Permits, Military and Academy information, career and testing registration materials.  We are open from 7 am to 3:45 pm and always at lunch and break.

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOPS:  FAFSA Forms and application materials were distributed to all seniors through their American Government and Economic Classes before the winter break.  FAFSA forms must be mailed between Jan. 2 and March 2, 2003 to be eligible for financial aid for the 2003-04 school year. The Cal Grant gpas will be submitted by the school so there is only one application for families to complete.  OUR ANNUAL FINANCIAL AID NIGHT WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR AT THE LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER AT 7 PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 23.  A FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATOR FROM USC WILL BE PRESENTING.  WE WILL HAVE BOTH AN ENGLISH AND A SPANISH PRESENTATION.  THIS MEETING IS FOR PARENTS, BUT STUDENTS ARE WELCOME. FRIDAY IS SEMESTER RECORDS DAY AND THERE IS NO SCHOOL. We have more applications and materials available in the Career Center to assist you in this process.  There are awards and grants to attend two-year and vocational/trade schools as well as four year universities. We will also have a representative from Fullerton College here on campus Friday, Feb. 21 to assist students with their financial aid applications during 5th period and lunch in the Career Center.  Bring FAFSA forms and questions.
 
A NEW COMMUNITY PROGRAM CALLED "ADVANCE" IS OPEN IN LA HABRA.  IT IS DEDICATED TO ASSISTING NORTH ORANGE COUNTY STUDENTS WITH COLLEGE ADMISSIONS INFORMATION AND FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AT NO COST TO THE STUDENT OR THEIR FAMILY.  THE HOURS OF OPERATION ARE 3:30 - 9 PM. on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.  THE CENTER IS LOCATED AT 205 W. LA HABRA BLVD. (NEAR THE COMMUNITY CENTER.)  PLEASE STOP BY--BRING YOUR PARENTS!!  THEY WILL BE SPONSORING THE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON THURSDAY,JAN. 23 AT 7 PM AND THEY WILL OFFER INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENTS TO ASSIST WITH THIS APPLICATION PROCESS.

Engineering Open House: CAL POLY POMONA  Saturday, February 22, 2003 8 am to l pm.  STUDENTS AND FAMILIES are invited to attend.  Check in will be in Bldg. 97 from 8-9 am.
Dept. Orientations and Tours offered at scheduled times until l pm.  Tour the new building, take a campus tour, gather information about registration, housing, testing and financial aid, investigate numerous laboratories, such as lighting, biomedical, ergonomics, robotics and the foundry, interact with faculty, chat with students from various clubs, and see the student projects on display (SAE formula car, micromouse, mini-baja, etc.)www.csupomona.edu/~engineering    Park in Lot C or D

LA HABRA ROTARY GEORGE ROCHESTER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CAREER CENTER FOR GRADUATING SENIORS ENTERING COLLEGE IN THE FALL WITH A MAJOR IN LIBERAL ARTS, HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, POLITICAL SCIENCE OR A CLOSELY RELATED FIELD WITH A TENTATIVE CAREER GOAL OF POLITICS, LAW, TEACHING OR AN ALLIED PROFESSION.  ONE STUDENT FROM LA HABRA HIGH SCHOOL, SONORA OR WHITTIER CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL WILL WIN THIS $2,000 AWARD.  FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED; NO FINANCIAL NEED IS REQUIRED TO COMPETE. CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN OF MEMBERS OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP.  MARCH 1, 2003 DEADLINE.

SCHOLARSHARE INFORMATION ON CLAIMING 2002 AWARDS: This year the Governor's Scholarship Programs have modified the website to make it easier for students and parents to navigate and claim awards.  This new website is located at:
www.cagovernorsscholars.org.  Beginning in late January, eligible students will be able to claim $1,000 Governor's Scholars Awards on this site.  REMINDER:  The 8-digit PIN IS REQUIRED TO CLAIM AN AWARD AND IT IS LOCATED ON EACH STUDENT'S PERSONALIZED QUALIFYING SCORE NOTICE.  THE PIN FOR EACH STUDENT CHANGES EVERY YEAR AND A NEW PIN IS REQUIRED FOR EACH GOVERNOR'S SCHOLARS AWARD. SCHOLARSHIP Awards can be used at vocational, technical and trade schools in addition to two and four-year colleges.

Information on the $2500 Governor's Distinguished Mathematics and Science Scholars Award should check the website in early February 2003 to learn when claiming for this award will begin. 

ROP SPRING CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JANUARY 27.  MARINE DIVING IS OFFERED AT SONORA FROM 6-10 PM. MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS; ADULTS ARE WELCOME.  MEET AT THE POOL OR SIGN UP IN THE CAREER CENTER.  SATURDAY DIVES WILL BE REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION.  LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE #1 WILL BEGIN MARCH 17 THROUGH APRIL 9 AND LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE #2 WILL BEGIN APRIL 29 THROUGH JUNE 5.  THE AMERICAN RED CROSS WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR CLASS RUNS FROM APRIL 28 THROUGH JUNE 11.  CLASSES WILL FINISH BEFORE SUMMER FOR THAT LIFEGUARD POSITION.  FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT EACH COURSE, COME TO THE CAREER CENTER OR CALL SCOTT RAISH, THE INSTRUCTOR, 562 694-5040

WE HAVE AN AFTERNOON AUTO MECHANICS CLASS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 3 TO 5:30 PM.  CLASS BEGINS TUESDAY, JAN. 28; HIGH SCHOOL AND ADULTS ARE WELCOME.  ROOM 622. COME VISIT AND CATCH THE ENTHUSIASM OF OUR NEW INSTRUCTOR, CHRIS KORN.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 562   266-2173.

THERE ARE MANY NEW, CONTINUING AND EXCITING SPRING ROP CLASSES.  CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR TIMES AND LOCATIONS. 
PRE-REGISTRATION IS BETTER TO GUARANTEE PLACEMENT IN POPULAR CLASSES.  SONORA STUDENTS SHOULD SIGN UP WITH MRS. ANSPACH IN THE CAREER CENTER. 

SAT I & SAT II and/or ACT REGISTRATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CAREER CENTER OR ON LINE:  www.collegeboard.com or act.org

THE PTSA AND THE PRINCETON REVIEW PRESENT SAT I AND SAT II PRACTICE EXAMS ON SATURDAY, FEB. 1 FROM 8:30 AM-12:30 PM.  COST:  $10   FOLLOW UP:  FEB. 12 AT 7 PM  LECTURE HALL.  APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE CAREER CENTER. DEADLINE:  THURSDAY, JANUARY 23. MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SONORA HS PTSA.  QUESTIONS:  Anna @ 949  555-9411 or annah@review.com

PLATT COLLEGE offers a Career Shadow Program to high school seniors interested in graphic design, multimedia, information technology and networking or paralegal careers. www.plattcollege.edu   toll free:  888.866.6697
Ontario College:949 851.4991  e.mail:cvaron@plattcollege.edu

UC IRVINE OFFERS A STAY OVER PROGRAM for juniors and seniors from January 13 through March 6 (Monday through Thursday only).  There is a $25 non-refundable application fee, which includes two meals and a SOP tee shirt. Apply early to guarantee a spot: 949  824-5167 or e mail:
sop@uci.edu or visit their website: www.housing.uci.edu/has/sop.

FREE ONLINE TEST PREP AVAILABLE.  All students in California can now get free online preparation for tests like the SAT and the ACT on a University of California sponsored website on the California Virtual High School Web page (http://www.cavhs.org)

WEST POINT ACADEMIC WORKSHOP:  Is designed for academic juniors beginning the college selection process.  It was established to help all students, not just those considering West Point.  This one week workshop offers a concentrated week of academic, athletic and social experiences.  For more information: 845  938-4041  or e mail:admissions@usma.edu  or http://forms.admissions.usma.edu/AL    June 7-13, 2003

Caifornia State Summer School For the Arts (InnerSpark) is offered at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia from July 12 through August 9, 2003.  520 students will spend four weeks studying and working with professional artists, writers and performers of national stature.  Inner Spark offers instruction in the fields of animation, music, dance, film and video, theatre, creative writing and the visual arts. Visit: www.cssa.org or call 916  227-9444 or send e mail to:  cynthia@csssa.org.

THE BRONFMAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIPS IN ISRAEL--Applications for the l7th annual program are now being accepted.  This fully-endowed Fellowship program will take place from June 30-August 6, 2003.  The Fellowships are awarded competitively to 26 individuals who will be entering 12th grade of school in the fall of 2003.  Fellowships are based on merit. The purpose of the fellowships is to increase understanding and tolerance among the different Jewish denominations. Call  518  475-7212 for an aplication packet or write: Rabbi Shimon Felix, Executive Director, The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, 163 Delaware Avenue, Suite 102, Delmar, NY 12054-01313.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES ARRIVE DAILY.  HAVE STUDENTS CHECK THE BOXES IN THE CAREER CENTER (IN STATE AND OUT OF STATE)

SUMMER DISCOVERY: UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, GEORGETOWN, UNIV. OF MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY:
e mail:  discovery@summerfun.com

UC DAVIS YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM:  Residential Research program for high school juniors and sophomores interested in research in the biological, agricultural and environmental sciences.  http://ysp.ucdavis.edu or (530) 752-0622

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCIENCE INSTITUTE:  Pre-University Students at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (July 7-August 1, 2003).  Deadline: March l.
Applications available in the Career Center.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FAIR:  SATURDAY, FEB. 8, 2003 FROM 10 AM - 3 PM IN Pasadena. Over 100 local, national and international camps and summer program representatives available to provide information brochures and or videotapes to those interested.
www.westridge.org/community/sof.html or  626  799-1153

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

http://www.calstate.edu (this site provides access to links for all 23 CSU campuses.

http://www.csumentor.edu (outreach,pre-admission,financial aid and admission information for the CSU system. Students have the ability to create a student planner to assist them in satisfying CSU admission requirements, take a virtual tour, establish e-mail connections and apply electronically)

http://www.californiacolleges.edu (all information about higher education opportunities in CA. Counseling tools: including an admissions planner for first-year and transfer students.

http://www.assist.org (ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system.  It displays reports of how course credits earned at one CA college or university can be applied when transferred to another.

www.educaid.com is loaded with financial aid information and assistance.   1-800-EDUCAID IS THE STUDENT AND PARENT LINE OR CUSTOMER SERVICE:  customer_assistance@educaid.com

PARENTS, FRIENDS, RELATIVES:  DON'T FORGET THE TARGET SCHOOL FUNDRAISING PROGRAM: 1% OF YOUR PURCHASES AT TARGET ARE DONATED TO SONORA JUST BY SIGNING UP:  JUST CALL: 1-800 316-6142 OR VISIT target.com to designate Sonora as your school to receive the donation.  Simple as that!!

COLLEGE ESSAYS MADE EASY: www.hobsonsstudentunion.com

FINANCIAL AID NEWS DIGEST: www.edfund.org/edfund/pubs/newsuse/newsuse.html

US NEWS COLLEGES AND CAREERS DIGITAL NEWSLETTER:
www.usnews.com/usnews/usinfo/cc_newsletter.htm

CAREER CENTER SCHEDULE:

COLLEGE AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE ON COMPUTERS IN THE CAREER CENTER FOR RESEARCH.  HOURS  7 A.M. TO 3:45 P.M.  WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN AT BREAK AND LUNCH.

SCHOLARSHIPS:  Weekly lists as well as updated information on our website of all available scholarships we receive.  Seniors should be registered on FASTWEB(fastweb.com) and wiredscholar.com for scholarships. NEW SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITE: www.brokescholar.com (900,000 scholarship database). Check with parent employment, church and community membership organizations for scholarship opportunities. 

CITRUS COLLEGE PRESENTS TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY EXPLORING DAY ON FEBRUARY 21, 2003.  Seniors are invited to explore a career in automotive, collison repair, truck, motorcycle or personal watercraft technology during this half-day even beginning at 9 am and concluding with lunch. Registration deadline Feb. 7 at 4:30 pm.  For more information contact Jeremy Clark (former Sonora Auto Mechanics Instructor) at 626  914-8737 or jclark@citruscollege.edu.  Registration forms are available in the Career Center.  20 students max.

SUMMER OPPORTUNITY:  Minority Introduction To Engineering (MITES) is an entrepreneurship and science program at MIT.  This comprehensive six-week summer program of offered June l8 through August 2.  Application deadline:  Feb. 7, 2003.
Applications available in the Career Center--for more information call: 617  253-3298  or mites@mit.edu


COMMUNITY BOUND SENIORS:  APPLICATIONS will not be accepted for fall 2003 until March l.  We will have community college workshops in February.  You do not need to take the SAT OR ACT EXAMS for entrance.  The campuses will administer their own placement exam in late spring.

PARENTS SHOULD CALENDAR THURSDAY, JANUARY 23 FOR OUR FIRST COMBINED, COMMUNITY FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT THE LA HABRA COMMUNITY CENTER IN THE VALLE VERDE ROOM FROM 7-9 PM.  ALL INTERESTED PARENTS AND STUDENTS ARE WELCOME.

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