College & Career Center (CCC) Overview

LHS Matriculation Over The Years (since 2017)
 
Happening This Week-
 
Seniors -
The CUHSD College and Career Specialists are delighted to host our very first Community College Fair this Wednesday, February 24th from 11am until 12:10pm.
All 6 local Community Colleges will be presenting for about 20 minutes simultaneously, and they will repeat each presentation 3 times - at 11am, 11:25am and 11:50am.
To register and receive the Zoom links to the 3 sessions you are interested in, please check the Mini CCC Fair Flyer  
 
 
 
 
Happening soon-
 
 
Please see below information about The Future is Nova, a UC Berkeley student-founded organization that envisions a professional world where young womxn are empowered to disrupt, create, and innovate in any space. 

On March 6-7, 2021, they’re hosting their first makeathon -- the completely virtual InNovathon. Through this flagship event, they will introduce female-identifying high school students throughout the US to a hands-on ideation process where each team elevates an existing product into something more socially responsible. As womxn in business and STEM, the team was inspired to create The Future is Nova and the InNovathon to challenge existing barriers to those underrepresented and outside the norms of corporate innovation.
 
The event is limited to 100 participants, please see the FLYER for more information.
 
 
  • College Board is hosting our first-ever series of virtual college fairs called BigFuture™ Days. Encourage sophomores and juniors at your school to sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students. They'll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that's not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about, and take action on key college planning steps.

    Students should register at cb.org/bigfuturedays.
     
    Students can attend any event and more than one.

    BigFuture Day West + Southwest
    Saturday, February 6

    BigFuture Day Southeast
    Tuesday, February 23

    BigFuture Day Northeast
    Sunday, March 7

    BigFuture Day Midwest
    Thursday, March 11
 
Los Altos Hacks V - see FLYER

Los Altos Hacks V is a 24-hour virtual high school hackathon taking place on March 20-21. No coding experience is required; there's a place for everyone at our hackathon. Los Altos Hacks will be 100% free, including prizes, swag, mentorship, and much more! For more information, visit www.losaltoshacks.com.

Join our mailing list below to receive updates on Los Altos Hacks V and when to register!
https://tinyurl.com/losaltoshacksinfo

Thank you,
Los Altos Hacks
 
 
As we (slowly) work on updating these pages, we would like to encourage you to consult the absolutely AMAZING and newly released CCC webpages developed by Mrs G's counterpart at Del Mar High School, Ms Chasity Knight.
 
Please follow this link for up-to-date information on careers, colleges, scholarships, Naviance and many more!
 

Mrs G will offer recurring online conferences / Q&A sessions (group setting, so please be mindful that these won't be the right setting for confidential conversations)

 

for students only, days, time and link to be shared soon

 

for parents only, all grades, on Fridays from 1-2pm - Virtual 'Coffee & Cookies with Mrs G' time) - please join here:
https://cuhsd.zoom.us/j/97108304358?pwd=Q1BVY0w1OWg4MFJpVGw2S1dHZnNFdz09

 

We have been very actively monitoring college admissions chat rooms and forums and will bring the most up-to-date information to you as we collect it - but please be reassured that the whole country is working together to ensure that our high-schoolers will have the same chance at a great education as everyone else in the past.  Although a lot of things are evolving on a daily (hourly?) basis, it is all done in a very mindful and positive fashion, and plans are coming together.

 

A Collection of COVID-19 Resources from National Educational Organizations  

 

The College and Career Center, located in Room 28, provides resources for students and parents in their explorations of post-high school opportunities. We are staffed by one full-time CUHSD employee - Mrs Nathalie Goricanec, our College and Career Specialist, and many parent volunteers and are open every day from 8:30am until 3 or 4pm (hours vary). Our volunteers assist students in locating information regarding in- and out-of-state colleges and universities, in finding SAT and ACT dates and registration information, in discovering scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and by answering questions about the college preparation and application processes. We have dozens of books available for check out including current SAT study guides and popular college guidebooks like the Insider's Guide to the Colleges, the Fiske Guide and the 379 Best Colleges among many others. We also provide resources for students who may be looking at vocational and job opportunities after high school. 

We encourage students of all grade levels and their parents to take advantage of our offerings.

To stay informed about news and announcements from the CCC:

  • join our Facebook group LonghornsCCC
  • follow us on Twitter @LonghornsCCC
  • follow us on Instagram at cclhs
  • get text reminders on your cell phone with Remind by texting @38df to 81010
  • send an email to LonghornsCCC@gmail.com
  • join our Leigh Longhorns CCC Newsletter mailing list: http://eepurl.com/c7KRAn
 

Log into Naviance to do the following:

  • see the list of upcoming College visits at LHS
  • manage college applications
  • manage letters of recommendation
  • request transcripts
  • learn about scholarship opportunities