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Welcome to the Homestead High School College and Career Center!

Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Nicole Deatherage  - College and Career Center Advisor

Homestead High School's CEEB/College Board Code is 053462 

Be sure to sign up with School Loop and Naviance - Family Connection where you will receive the most up-to-date information, such as special events, college representative visits and special programs relating to college and careers, internships, scholarships, summer programs and part-time job opportunities.

This page contains general college and career planning information. It is only a small sampling of the information and resources available in the College and Career Center. Please take advantage of our extensive career/college library by visiting us! You may call to schedule an appointment or stop by and explore our resources.

Seniors

 

Naviance

Click here to access: www.connection.naviance.com/homestead

Here you will receive the most up-to-date information, such as special event information,

college representative visits, and scholarships.

Create your College Pack, "Brag Sheet", "Mustang Résumé", and “Parent Questionnaire” (under About Me, Surveys to Take.

 

Important Deadlines for Private College and Out-of-State College Applications

      Homestead College Packet Deadline                                                       University Deadline

                    Wednesday, September 18                                                                    Early Action/Early Decision

     Wednesday, October 9                                                                            December 1st-15th

Wednesday, October 23                                                                            January 1st-15th

       Wednesday, January 8                                                                               February 1stor later

*College Packet includes: Brag sheet, Mustang Resume, Parent Questionnaire, SSR/Transcript request form and $5.00 per request  

 

College Representatives are Scheduled!

Log in to your Naviance account, click or view All Upcoming Events for the complete list and sign up.

Please refer to the Calendar on our Homepage for upcoming workshops and events.

 

Financial Aid

Financing Your College Education - Presented by Katy Fitzgerald, Mission College Financial Aid

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

For questions regarding the financial aid application, call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or go to www.fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm

Fund Your Future Workbook
http://www.csac.ca.gov/pubs/forms/grnt_frm/i2_CAworkbook_interactive.pdf

Cal Grant GPA Verification Form
http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=1177

CSS Profile
https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/prf/index.jsp - Private and out-of-state colleges and universities have different deadlines. Go to each individual college’s financial aid website for the requiremenst and deadlines.
 

SCHOLARSHIPS: Apply for scholarships. This is FREE money that you don’t have to pay back. Most of the time you only need to write a short essay. Log onto Naviance, go to College, then click on Scholarships List. 

 

College Placement Tests

First-time Freshmen who have not proven an exemption to the Entry Level Math and English Placement Test) through ACT/SAT scores or college level coursework must take placement tests prior to registering for any classes next fall.

University of California:  http://www.ucop.edu/elwr/index.html

California State University: http://www.ets.org/csu/test_administration/dates

                                           Early Start Program 

Community Colleges:

Santa Clara County Community Colleges: Career Training / Career Planning Training

Juniors and Sophomores

The 2014 PSAT is Saturday, October 18th. Registration is September 22 - October 3.          

If you are registered please be in your assigned classroom at 7:45 am.

Room assignments will be posted on campus the day of the test. 

PSAT flyer

 

 

  •  Plan to take ACT with Writing/SAT Reasoning Tests and/or SAT Subject Tests in the spring. Sign up to take FREE practice tests available on the PTSA website.  Most colleges and universities accept both the ACT and SAT Reasoning scores. Students are recommended to take both ACT and SAT Practice Test to find out which test they feel more comfortable with and perform best. There are about sixty colleges and universities that are test optional. Go to http://www.fairtest.org/university/optional. If you are in our school’s Free or Reduced Lunch program, you might be eligible for fee waiver, please see Ms. Deatherage in the Guidance Office.

  • Plan to work on “Brag Sheet” and “Mustang Resume”. You will find this under the About Me tab on Naviance


 

All Students

  • Plan ahead for summer activities. Summer internship information is available on “School Loop”. Application deadlines are coming up soon.
     

  • Plan to visit college campuses in winter, spring and summer breaks. Try to visit when school is in session to get the feel of the campus. Call ahead to schedule tours or visits with admissions officers. Arrange to stay overnight if possible. UC Irvine, and UC Riverside, Wellesley, MIT, and many others colleges and universities are offering such programs. Before you go, explore the college website. Plan to visit six to seven college campuses. Select UC and CSU as well as private independent colleges. Each school has its own “personality”. You might want to consider local colleges first, so you know what to ask and what to look for before you make a long-distance visit.

    • Independent – Santa Clara U, Sanford U, Menlo College, Notre Dame de Namur U, Mills (Women), St. Mary’s College, Dominican U, and University of the Pacific

    • UC – Berkeley, Santa Cruz, and Merced

    • CSU – San Jose State, San Francisco State, Cal State East Bay, and Cal Poly SLO

    • Community Colleges – DeAnza, Foothill, West Valley, Mission, San Jose City, Canada and San Mateo City College

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