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Today: 12/9/16

Financial Aid & Scholarships on separate page

You will be able to find the financial aid & scholarships page the same way you find the Guidance, College & Career page (Home page; Students; Guidance, College & Career; on the left top corner you'll see the link for Financial Aid & Scholarships). Or you can go to

College & Career Websites




UC -

California Community Colleges - Independant

Private California Colleges -

California Colleges -

Student transfer information system for all California Colleges -

JobStar - Job Search Guide -

Virtual College Fairs -

Priority Enrollment Program for Seniors

Guidance, Career & College

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Aragon School Code (CEEB):


Earn the Silver Sword Award

The Silver Sword Award is given to graduating Seniors for service to Aragon High School.

  • 500 points over the four High School years is required for this award.
  • Only 200 points for outside Community ...more

Employment Opportunities

*Check out the JOBS board in the counseling office!*

If you can offer a volunteer opportunity, part-time job or internship, e-mail a description of the position to Laurie Tezak or ...more



The San Mateo Police Activities League is re-starting its Youth Leadership Council after some years of inactivity.


The PAL is looking for students who would be interested in helping this non-profit in making decisions and providing opinions etc.


There will be monthly at the San Mateo Police Department.


Please contact Maureen Mazzocco if you are interested a volunteer position on the council.






The San Mateo County Chapter of OCA is accepting applications for its premier “Speak and Lead with Pride” program, a hands-on course designed to teach the art of public speaking and leadership skills to high school students. During the 6-week course, participants will gain self-confidence with enhanced public speaking and leadership abilities. The course concludes with a recognition ceremony and speech contest for a $500 cash prize.


Due to the nature of the course, space is limited. Applicants should be high school students who identify as Asian Pacific Americans and who must commit to attending all six Saturday classes PLUS a Recognition Ceremony and Speech Contest tentatively scheduled for March 16 evening. In addition, in 2017, we are planning to have a Regional Speech Contest with our Sacramento chapter on a Saturday in mid September, 2017.


Deadline December 15, 2016


See attachment below


Stop by the counseling office to check out the  "Jobs Board" 

New employment opportunities are coming in daily like:


This is a non-sponsored SMUHSD list;


Old Navy - Hillsdale - -see flier below


Sterling Cleaners - Burlingame, CA - flier below


Target - fill out an application either at any Target store location at the Service Desk or online at & do the following see link below 


See's Candies, Inc. - recruiting for Candy Maker trainees - attached flier with information at the bottom of this page


McDonald's - career opportunities -


Le Boulanger, San Mateo - Do you need dough? (money) - apply to


Aaron Bothers Art & Frame Store - apply online


SuzieCakes - see flier below


Mathnasium- math tutors - see attached flier below


Antoine's Cookie Shop - cashier - email resume to antoine@antoine


Draeger's Market - San Mateo, Menlo Park Los Altos locations. or go to location and ask for store manager.


After Camp Care Educator - Euro School of Tennis camp - must love working with children we will provide training.  Please refer to our attachment for the qualifications.  Please see attached at the bottom of this page


Home Depot -


Avis/Budget Car Rental  and search "part time".    Please see attached at the bottom of this page


Big Arms Swimmers - swim instructors - please apply at:  


Deans Produce - San Mateo - walk in for application


Sherwin-Williams Paint - Wholesale Product Specialist -


Pizza & Pints - Redwood City - (must be 18 years or older)


Cost Plus World Market - San Mateo - Sales, Supervisors


United States Postal Service - San Mateo -


Steve & Kate's Camp -


Bambu Desserts & Drinks, San Mateo - 

Email:     or       Call: 415-320-3220


San Mateo Parks and Recreation - Become a leader - Martin Luther King Center - Summer staff draft.


Green Teens - 9th thru 11th graders. money for improving parks and green spaces.


Legarza Summer Camps - camp leaders   apply online at


In and Out Burger - - flexible scheduling, paid vacations, free meals, 401(k) plan


Albertsons &Safeway -   Deli/Food Service Clerks* Cut Fruit Clerks*   In store hiring event  March 10 1pm-4pm


PJCC in Foster City - lifeguards and swim instructors, seniors who are 18 or older; part time or full time hours after graduation


Jeffrey's Hamburgers, San Mateo - food runners


CuriOdyssey at Coyote Point - Guest Services Team and Events Team for weekends.


UPS - seasonal full-time driver helpers in order to accommodate the anticipated e-commerce-driven holiday delivery demand, (17 yrs and older).


Whole Foods Market -


TOYS R US - Join the team this holiday season - Cashier, Stock, Sales Team  -


Highlands Rec. Center - Life Guards and Life Guard training


La Petite Baleen Swim School - swim teachers.


Homework Central - part-time, paid, tutoring positions.  Volunteer positions also available.


Five Guys Burgers -  Burlingame


89.1 fm, KCEA - Advocates for Athletes, LLC.- a kid who likes broadcasting high school sports


The Peninsula Regent - dining services, part-time


Apple Fritter Eatery -  available for some weekends


Philz Coffee San Mateo - now recruiting for baristas and shift leaders


Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps for June and July 2017:


Banson NYC High School Fashion Summer Camps


We are excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2017.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach the students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider's perspective.  The students will stay at the LIM College Residence Hall on the Upper Eastside.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative.  From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day.  Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis. Click here to be directed to our website.


The cost is $1975.00 per student or $1785.00 per student if they register with a friend.


Session A:  June 18, 2017 - June 24, 2017

Session B:  July 9, 2017 - July 15, 2017


Tuition includes the following:


-6 Nights in LIM College Residence Hall

-Most Meals

-Visits to Key Players in the Industry

-Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures

-Participate in an Educational Shopping Trip

-Visit a Well-Known Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit

-Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College

-Meet with Educational Consultants from Admissions 1 to Learn about    Navigating the College Admissions Process

-Take an Essay Writing Workshop to Prepare for College Applications

-Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night

-Enjoy the Excitement of NYC!


Click here for bulletin board flyer



For More Information:  Contact Banson NYC at (917) 328-1469 or simply go on our website and fill in the Summer Camp Application so that we can email you a full packet of information.



Half of All Students Admitted Will Receive Full-Tuition Scholarship to Attend YYGS-Beijing


September 14, 2016

Click here for the Chinese translation >>

The Alcoa Foundation and the Yale Young Global Scholars announce the launch of the Yale Young Global Scholars - Alcoa Scholarship, a US$100,000 annual fund that will allow students in China to attend the prestigious Yale Young Global Scholars-Beijing (YYGS-Beijing) Program. The scholarship will provide financial help to high school level students who would otherwise lack the financial means to attend the program, covering all tuition fees and transportation costs.

The Alcoa Foundation invests where Alcoa has a presence to further sustainability and to partner with communities in addressing local needs as they adapt to a rapidly changing world. The Yale Young Global Scholars - Alcoa Scholarship will provide 18 scholarships worth US$100,000 in total, to qualified students who attend high school in China. The scholarship will allow them to attend YYGS-Beijing, a highly selective, immersive 9-day pre-collegiate experience designed to cultivate the next generation of Chinese leaders and China scholars held at Yale Center Beijing from February 3-11, 2017.

Applicants must be high school sophomores (US Grade 10) or juniors (US Grade 11), or the international equivalents. A high level of English language proficiency is vital for YYGS, as students must be able to articulate their thoughts coherently and accurately, as they are expected to conduct sustained, difficult academic work. A strong personal and/or academic interest in China-World relations is also a core component of the program. Applicants from underserved geographies or backgrounds who meet the above qualifications are especially encouraged to apply.

Along with the Yale Young Global Scholars – Qooco Scholarship, announced August 31, half of all admitted students—regardless of country of origin—will receive full-tuition, need-based scholarships to attend the 2017 YYGS-Beijing Program. In addition, students who currently attend high school in China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar and who demonstrate financial need will also be eligible for a travel grant covering up to 100% of travel costs to and from Beijing. A cornerstone of the YYGS – Alcoa Scholarship is to bridge the inequality gap in access to education and make a difference in the lives of young students in China and around the world.

“YYGS has grown to become the premier academic enrichment and leadership training program for talented high school students from around the world,” said YYGS Executive Director Ted Wittenstein. “We are very honored and excited at the opportunity to announce both Qooco and the Alcoa Foundation as our sponsorship partners this year.” 

Students will automatically be considered for both the Qooco and Alcoa Scholarships by completing and submitting the “Scholarship” portion of the application, along with the rest of the application. Completed applications require a resume, school transcript, letter of recommendation, and three short essays. There is no fee to apply. The application deadline is October 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.

Qualified students are urged to apply online at where more information about the program is also available.


Guidance Counselors

9th grade - last name - A thru R

Stacy Becker Kim, Counselor  


(650) 558-2933


10th grade 

9th grade - last name - S thru U

Josephine Ho, Counselor

(650) 558-2959


11th grade 

9th grade - last name - T thru Z

Steve Allekotte, Counselor        

Dept. Chair of Counseling

(650) 558-2910 


12th grade & All AVID Students

Trisha Liskay, Counselor

(650) 558-2912

Academic Advisors

Rachel Leota ,  Advisor 9th  (650) 558-2915

Thalia Luna, Advisor 10th grade,  (650) 558-2913

Patti Bruce, Advisor 11th grade,  (650) 558-2916

Norma Lopez, Advisor 12th grade & All Avid Students,  (650) 558-2914

College and Career Staff



Laurie Tezak, College and Career Advisor  (650) 558-2918

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