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Today: 10/25/16

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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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


Please join us for an upcoming presentation about Dartmouth College
For more information and to RSVP, please visit our website:

Feel free to bring Family and/or Friends

Thursday, October, 27 2016 at 7:00 pm

Nueva School

131 E. 28th Ave.

San Mateo, CA  


Learn more about Dartmouth!


Free and open to the CCA community and their friends
Oakland & San Francisco campuses
More info:

Join California College of the Arts for Fall Preview Day as we open our studio doors to you and your family. This event takes place on both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses, and this year coincides with CCA's Alumni + Family Weekend.

Experience CCA through campus tours, studio visits, and learn about our majors by speaking with faculty at the Academic Program Fair. 

Admissions and financial aid information will be available at each campus.

Portfolio reviews take place on the Oakland campus.

Shuttle service between campuses is provided.

Preliminary Schedule

Oakland Campus

9:30-10 a.m.
Check-in – Macky Hall  

Portfolio reviews

10-11:15 a.m.
Oakland campus tour and studio visits (leaving from Macky Hall)

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Admissions and financial aid presentations

11:45-12:15 a.m.
Shuttle to SF campus 

San Francisco Campus

12:15-12:45 p.m.                                        
Check-in and tour of the Hubbell Galleries

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
161 Hubbell Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

Tour of the San Francisco campus

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Academic Program Fair

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Studio visits, and admissions and financial aid presentations

3:30 p.m.
Shuttle returns to Oakland campus


  • Wear comfortable shoes for walking
  • Allow time to find parking on either campus
  • Shuttle service between campuses is available
  • Light lunch is provided

Learn about applying to the performing and visual arts majors at UCLA – what our majors offer, the supplemental application process, portfolio and audition requirements, housing, student life, and financial aid/scholarships.

These events are FREE and open to all prospective students, parents, educators, and counselors.

Visit this link for full info:

Architecture & Urban Design
Design | Media Arts
World Arts and Cultures

Animation / Architectural Studies / Ceramics / Culture & Performance / Cultural Studies / Dance / Digital Media / Arts Education / Game Design / Graphic Design / Interactive Media / Media Arts / Motion Graphics / Painting / Photography / Sculpture / UX Design   + many more

Full admission presentations given by Laura Young, Director of Enrollment Management. To RSVP, please email your attendance count

Info Day: Los Angeles
Saturday, October 8 @ 2:00pm
UCLA Broad Art Center Auditorium
(Campus Map:

Info Night: San Jose
Friday, October 28 @ 7:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn Cupertino
10741 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

Info Day: Bay Area
Saturday, October 29 @ 11:00am
Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville/Bay Bridge
1800 Powell St, Emeryville, CA 94608

Can't make it to an info session? UCLA Arts representatives will be attending college fairs this fall.

Check out our Event Calendar to see if we are coming to a fair near you!

Come visit us on campus! We offer arts-focused campus tours led by student ambassadors and UCLA Arts admission representatives. 

Check out our Tour Calendar to RSVP.


Write like You mean it.


Sponsored by Hollins University, the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest is in its fifty-third year. The contest awards prizes for the best poems submitted by young women who are sophomores or juniors in high school or preparatory school.


First place (one winner)

  • Free tuition and housing for the university’s Hollinsummer creative writing program
  • $200 cash prize
  • Publication in Cargoes, Hollins’ award-winning student literary magazine
  • Ten copies of Cargoes
Second place (six winners)
  • $25 cash prize
  • Publication in Cargoes
  • Two copies of Cargoes


    • Students must submit their poem(s) in Microsoft Word, 12pt Times New Roman – online
    • No more than two poems by any one student may be submitted
    • Please label additional pages with the author’s name, title of poem, and page number
    • Each entry must include the following information:
      • Author’s name
      • Author’s mailing address
      • Author’s phone number and/or email address
      • Year of author’s high school graduation
      • High school teacher or guidance counselor’s name and email address
      • Author’s school
      • Address of author’s school
      • Phone number of author’s school


Submit Your Entry


October 31, 2016 


Winners are chosen by students and faculty members in the creative writing program at Hollins.


Late February


Nancy Thorp, Hollins class of 1960, was a young poet who showed great promise when she was a student. Following her death in 1962, her family established the Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest to encourage the work 


Students and their families are invited to visit the University of California, Santa Cruz campus for one of their Fall Saturday Tours on October 29 or November 12, 2016.
This student-led campus tour event will provide prospective students with a general introduction to academic and campus opportunities. An Admissions presentation covering freshman and transfer admissions will be followed by a brief student panel and an all-walking campus tour.
Reservations must be made in advance online. It is recommend that students sign up as soon as possible, since the tours will fill up fast. (Please note that UC Santa Cruz will not be offering a Preview Day in fall 2016.)

Students are encouraged to come see our beautiful campus and learn more about the exceptional academic experience and co-curricular opportunities that UC Santa Cruz offers!

For students who cannot visit the campus this fall, we offer an online virtual tour in five languages.


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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