CCC News/Announcements

Upcoming Events & Opportunities at Leigh
Seniors and Families - Need help with your FAFSA/CADAA application?
On October 26th, November 3rd and November 16th in the evening and virtually, the CUHSD College and Career Specialists will be hosting 1:1 support and Q&A workshops for families who have questions about their application.
Registration and links available at this website.
Please remember that FAFSA/CADAA applications help you get access to financial aid, scholarships, ... whether you are on your way to a 4-year university, a 2-year community college or a trade/apprenticeship program.
Want more information?
Check our recording from the Financial Aid night here and our slides here.
Check out the CSAC flyers in EnglishSpanish and Vietnamese.
Upcoming Events & Opportunities outside of Leigh
Sonoma State Virtual Fall Preview Day, Sat, Oct 23, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
During our Virtual Fall Preview Day, students will have the opportunity to directly hear from SSU student support staff and current students as they address frequently asked questions about Sonoma State housing, campus life, academic and personal support services, and Fall 2022 admissions requirements! Register here to learn all about what it means to be a Sonoma State Seawolf!
NYU Information Session, Mon, Oct 25th, 6:30pm.
This session, called Meet Your NYU Rep, is an opportunity for students to get their questions about NYU answered in an informal setting. The session will be held Monday, October 25th at 6:30pm PST. Once students register using this link, the zoom link will be emailed to them.
Webinars: Financial Aid 101 and Understanding Athletic Recruiting
Our friends at Revolution Prep are excited to offer Leigh High School families two free special webinars this fall: Financial Aid 101 and Understanding Athletic Recruiting. These events are hosted by experts in their relevant fields.

Please see the event details and how to register below:

Title: Financial Aid 101
Date: November 16th, 2021
Time: 5 pm PT / 8 pm ET

The cost of a college education continues to rise, which may lead some families to assume college is too expensive for them. However, this Financial aid 101 webinar will help families understand the actual costs and discover ways to pay for a college education. In addition, we will cover the financial aid forms needed and ways to simplify the process of applying for aid.

Title: Understanding Athletic Recruiting
Date: December 1st, 2021
Time: 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET

In this webinar, students and parents will examine recruiting from an educational standpoint to learn how to ask the right questions, self-recruit to achieve their athletic goals, and avoid the win a scholarship distractions from popular media and for-profit recruiting services. We will cover the latest trends in athletic recruiting, including specialization, early commitments, the rise of club sports, the nuances of NESCAC and Ivy league recruiting, the accelerated timeline, and pandemic's impact on recruiting from both the coaches’ and students’ perspectives.
Mission College Hybrid Open House | Thursday, December 2nd – Saturday, December 4th

Prospective students and their families are invited to connect with faculty and support programs to learn more about all that Mission College has to offer! Synchronous workshops featuring different disciplines and in-person enrollment support will be offered throughout the week. More information will be sent out as the event gets closer but sign up now for updates!


Meet the UC's: Berkeley, Merced, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz & San Diego
October 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00pm Pacific Time

Description - For prospective first-year and transfer applicants to the University of California (UC) from Monterey, Santa Cruz & Santa Clara County. However, all are welcome! Join us to learn more about the application and our campuses! 
Participating Campuses - UC Berkeley
UC Merced
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
UC San Diego
CSU applications - virtual workshops
  • CSU Admission and Early Assessment Workshop for Seniors and Families
    • When: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4 from 5-6 p.m. The same information will be presented at all 3 sessions!
    • Register
    • Zoom link
  • This time next year you will be applying to the CSU! Are you academically prepared for college?
    • College preparation check-in workshop for juniors and families
    • When: Nov. 2, Nov. 9, and Nov. 23 from 5-6 p.m. The same information will be presented at all 3 sessions!
    • Register
    • Zoom link
  • How do you make the most of your high school experience and prepare yourself for college?
    • Workshop for frosh, sophomores and families.
    • When: Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 from 5-6 p.m.
    • Register
    • Zoom link
California College Fairs (Virtual)
The California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and Association of Independent California College and Universities (AICCU) are partnering together to provide seven virtual college fairs this October. All UC and CSU campuses, and a majority of independent colleges and universities from the AICCU, will participate. 

All events are free, and all California students are encouraged to attend! While fairs are scheduled in regions, students can attend any date that is best for them. 

Students and counselors can register by visiting and creating an account on Visit Days. The fairs are scheduled for:

Northern California: Saturday, October 2 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 1: Wednesday, October 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT
Central California: Saturday, October 9 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Southern California 2: Saturday, October 16 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT
Attendees will be able to join live sessions, watch campus videos and visit campus booths to live chat and/or meet with campus representatives.
UC Berkeley Admissions Programs (Virtual)
San Jose Specific UC Berkeley Admissions Programs 
*Available only for students attending high school in the City of San Jose
Santa Clara County Freshman Information Session
San Jose Prospective Student Office Hours/Q&A
Nation Wide Virtual Opportunities hosted by UC Berkeley
Art Enrichment Opportunity - Free Pre-College Classes
The Academy of Art University in San Francisco is offering high school students an art enrichment opportunity called the Pre-College Art Experience. For the fall semester the university is offering 20 art and design classes students can take through their online portal that introduces them to worlds of art they might not have had the opportunity to pursue. The classes are completely tuition-free. Learn more about these pre-college classes. View the Academy's Spring Show.