Opening The Door to Your Future
Much like your future, this website is a work in progress. Please be sure to check back frequently to see what's been added. The goal of the C&CC is to provide resources for you to plan for your future and your transition out of high school into whatever comes next for you, whether that's a four- or two-year college, trade school, military service, or employment.
Schedule an Appointment
You can now schedule a appointment with the College & Career Center directly through the C&CC Calendar. Please choose a time and indicate what you need to discuss. Schedule at least a day in advance, so that I can send a call slip. Be sure to make up any assignments you may miss while away from class.
Resources for Parents
Class of 2021 Checklist
Class of 2021 Fall Workshop
Family Action Plan for 12th Grade
Plan de acción para la familia: Grado 12
Family Action Plan for 11th Grade
Plan de acción para la familia: Grado 11
Below is a list of upcoming important dates. Please also check the calendar for workshops, college tours, and other opportunities. You can even add the College & Career Center calendar to your own Google calendar by clicking on the + in the bottom right of the calendar.
See the scholarship search page for several scholarship search options. Students should join Going Merry using the information I emailed them and posted in the Class of 2021 College & Career Center Google Classroom. We will also be using Going Merry for our Local Scholarship application, as well as the FAFSA and California Dream Act applications this year (2020-2021).
Need a letter of recommendation? Be sure to complete this for the person you are asking to write a letter so they have enough information to write a GREAT letter for you.
Financial Aid Deadlines
October 1st ~ FAFSA & Dream Act financial aid applications open. Students & parents are encouraged to use Going Merry beginning on October 15th to prepare information for transfer to the FAFSA/Dream Act Applications and schedule a virtual appointment with Ms. Surber for support.
March 2nd ~ FAFSA & Dream Act financial aid applications due for most CSUs and all UCs. Don't wait! You will be last in line and won't get the financial aid you deserve.
College Application Deadlines
October 1st ~ CSU application open for submission.
November 1st ~ University of California application open for submission.
November 30th ~ Both CSU & UC applications must be submitted by midnight.
Students are expected to complete 10 hours of Community Service during their senior year in order to graduate. It is highly recommended, however, that students work towards 100 hours of community service during their high school years because nearly all scholarship and many college applications will ask about a students experience in volunteering. It's a great way to give back to one's community, as well as learning about various possible career paths. Check out this website if you are interested in local volunteer opportunities!
Calistoga High School Alumni Association
Calistoga High School Graduates are encouraged to join the Calistoga High Alumni Association. These dedicated CHS Grads have donated thousands in scholarships to graduating seniors, and they also organize reunions that all former graduates are encouraged to attend.
Call or email Ed Franzen at 925-234-8396 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness resource that enables self-discovery, career exploration, academic planning, and college preparation for millions of students across all ages and around the globe.
Calistoga Joint Unified School District, through the support of the Napa County Office of Education, provides Naviance to help students explore their interests and strengths and develop a course of study that matches long-term goals with an actionable plan.
In addition to working through certain tasks with the counselors, students are expected to explore on their own through their personalized Naviance profile at Naviance Student. See your counselor for login credentials so you can dream, explore, and plan your future!
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