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High School Resources

Graduation
High School Graduation:
Colors: Green and Gold
Graduation Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Graduation Time: 6:00
Graduation Location: Mountain Oaks San Andreas Gymnasium
 
Graduation Checklist Form (must be completed by each graduate)
 

 

Senior Trip Meeting

During the senior meeting, we also discussed the results from the Senior Trip Survey that was posted on the website. The majority of the responses from the seniors at the meeting and the survey were for a 3-day trip to Los Angeles. The dates for the Senior Trip will be April 30-May 2. In previous years the cost was around $300-$400 for 2 theme parks and the hotels. This does not include food or spending money.

We want to start making the plans for the senior trip as soon as possible to ensure we have the best trip possible. We strongly encourage all seniors who are considering participating in the senior trip to attend the meeting. We will be putting together the itinerary for the trip during this meeting. The meeting will be held on January 29th at 1:00.

Senior Shirts

We had our Senior Meeting on November 13th and the seniors that attended designed the senior shirt. We ask every senior (even those who do not want to purchase a shirt) to please sign the Signature page at your school site's front office. All of the signatures will be used to create the design on the back of the shirts. Click here to place senior shirt orders and pay for them at their school site. Orders are due by January 12th, to ensure we have them in plenty of time for students to wear their sweatshirts during winter. 
 

Prom Meeting

We will have our first Senior Prom Committee meeting on Monday, January 29th immediately following the Senior Trip meeting (roughly around 2-2:30). Any seniors interested in helping plan the prom should attend the meeting. We will be discussing locations, themes, and dates.

Graduation Progress Charts

Below are the Graduation Progress Charts and Course Requirement Charts for Mountain Oaks Graduation and CSU / UC Entrance Requirements.

Scholarship Information

Click here for the 2024 Local Scholarship List. 
 
The San Joaquin Engineers Council Scholarship has been extended to January 26th.

State and National Scholarships

 
Click here to apply for the Big Future Scholarship
 
Click here to apply for a CalKIDS Scholarship
 
FAFSA, Promise Grant, MEOC application links:
The FAFSA provides state and federal grants to cover tuition and college expenses. FAFSA can also cover trades at community college. Additionally, any student who wants the Promise Grant from their local community college, must have filed a FAFSA to receive the grant.  

FAFSA site: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

 

Create student and parent password and ID first.

https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm

 

 
 

MEOC provides extra help to students transitioning from high school to college, and even helps during the summer when Mt Oaks is closed.

 

*Online MEOC application: ONLINE MEOC Application 

 

 https://www.gocolumbia.edu/trio/triomotherlodeeducationalopportunitycenter.php

 

WUE program for cheaper out-of-state tuition:

https://www.wiche.edu/wue

 

CSU application period is October 1 - November 30th. 

UC is November 1 -30th.

 

California State University Apply:

https://calstate.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login

 

https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/Pages/application-dates-deadlines.aspx

 

University of California:

https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/

 

https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-freshman/dates-and-deadlines.html

Volunteer Opportunities for Future Medical Students

These volunteer opportunities for future medical students (nursing, lab techs, doctors and EMTs) are at Sonora Regional in Sonora. Check the College and Career Bulletin Board between the Learning Lab and Oracle Oaks for departments, days and times.
 

Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity Restore
Sorting donations, stocking shelves, cleaning items, helping customers
Garrett Browning, 754-3234 
Must be at least 16 years year old
Friday and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Mark Twain Convalescent Hospital
All hours
14 years and older
Bingo, reading, social interactions, decorating
Jessie Snyder, 754-3823

Main and branch libraries
M-F till 5pm, except Thursday until 8 pm
16 years and older
Arranging displays, fund raisers, making videos and helping with technology, designing flyers, shelving books
Maurie Hoekstra, 754-6701
 
San Andreas Senior Center
High school, technology experienced
Cell phone set-up, laptop use, computer programs
Must be patient and work well with seniors
Vicki Ratterman 754-3967

The Resource Connection Food Bank
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, or 16 yrs with parental permission.
Packing food, helping people to their cars with food, sweeping, mopping, making food bags.
Jeannie Hayward or John Tobin 754-1257
206 George Reed Road, San Andreas

College and Career Websites

Below are a variety of websites where you can learn more about various colleges and careers.

(The Mountain Oaks High School Code number is 052976--it is often needed on financial aid paperwork.)

A Degree With A Guarantee

Check out our degree options and partner colleges to find a path that's right for you.

Affordable Colleges Online

Online colleges in California are among the state's accredited 757 career schools, universities, and colleges. Locate the ideal online school for you. Online colleges in California are among the state's accredited 757 career schools, universities, and colleges. Locate the ideal online school for you.

Assist

This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses.   

Big Future

Offers help with College Essays.

Build California

Work outside or in an office.  The construction industry offers variety, opportunity, & great pay - with or without a college degree.  Find your career here.

California Career Zone

This site has assessments, career exploration and a "reality check", which can help you calculate your living expenses in different cities. There are also mini videos connected to various careers.

California Career Zone Interest Profiler

California Colleges

This comprehensive California College/University website offers academic and career advice, financial aid information, academic preparation guides, online applications and other facts about virtually all of the public and private higher educational institutions in California. Use their career planning services to help you decide on a college major.

California State University

With 23 campuses and thousands of degree choices, the CSU is a great place to start your journey.

California Student Aid Commission

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) provides information about financing college in California. An excellent guide to terms and links. View the latest Cal grant news, state financial aid programs, and helpful pointers for finding money for college.

Career One Stop

Provides job info background, including resume templates.

Career One Stop Videos

Explore a collection of videos on hundreds of different careers.

Choose Nursing

This is a good nursing information site. 

College Board

College Board Online gives students and parents information to aid in the transition from high school to college. This site also has the ExPAN Scholarship Search. You can get information about College Board tests including the SAT. They also offer a college search.

College MatchMaker

Match a school with what you want as far as size, location, sports, major, etc.

College Week Live

This website lists opportunities to chat with different colleges and do live virtual college tours.

Columbia College

Columbia College - Apply

Columbia College - Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state funded program that serves educationally and financially disadvantaged students.

Columbia College - Firefighting

Columbia College - Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) 

MEOC Engage. Discover. Connect. The Mother Lode Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) assists adults in our region to obtain their academic credentials required for economic mobility by providing guidance on how to enter, re-enter, and navigate postsecondary institutions.

Education Planner

EducationPlanner provides practical advice so you can find the career and educational path that's right for you.

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

This site allows you to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online. Apply here for your PIN today. Both the student and the parents will need a PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA. This simplifies the application process and allows you to get your results faster.

Junior Achievement

JA’s online experience allows users to take a personality quiz and then explore careers, money management and starting a business.

Los Rios Community College District

Includes American River College, Consumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, Sacramento City College and Modesto Junior College.

Military.com

Gives information about the ASVAB test and military careers. 

Modesto Junior College 

O*Net Resource Center

This is home to the nation's primary source of occupational information.

Ocean Careers

Do you like the ocean? Check out this site for ocean-related careers.

Online RN to BSN Degrees

Sacramento Job Corps Center

Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives through career technical and academic training.

Salary Surfer

To help students and their families make important decisions about investing time and money in a college education, Salary Surfer, is providing comparative information about the earnings of recent California community college graduates who received an award in a specific program of study. Salary Surfer uses the aggregated earnings of graduates from a five-year period to provide an estimate on the potential wages to be earned two and five years after receiving a certificate or degree in certain disciplines. This tool also provides information on which colleges offer programs in those specific disciplines. 

San Joaquin Delta College

SAT Prep Help

Official SAT Practice

SAT College Board

SAT practice tests, registration and test dates.

StudentsReview

Over 97,200 College Reviews! (3,359 schools reviewed)

UC Transfer/Articulation System

United States Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics 

This government site has career listings, training and income. 

University of California

U.S. News College Compass

State by state college and tuition search and rankings.

U.S. News Community Colleges in California

What Can I Do With a Major In . . .

The mission of the UNCW Career Center is to be a comprehensive career counseling and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development.

WUE

Interstate tuition savings across 16 Western member states. 

Steps to Concurrent Enrollment

 

Just a friendly reminder that the 2024-2025 Delta Scholarship Application is open!

 

Upcoming campus workshops (open to students with Delta IDs) about the scholarship application process/essay writing:

 

Wednesday, January 24, 11-12pm: Danner 202

Thursday, January 25, 10-11am: Holt 201

Thursday, March 7, 3-4pm: Holt 201

 

Beginning January 1, 2024, any student who plans to be enrolled in at least six units at Delta in the fall of 2024, or who will be graduating and transferring in the fall, may submit the general scholarship application online in the AwardSpring platform. We offer over 150 Delta scholarships, and all the answers to the questions on the application will filter the student’s application toward all the scholarships for which they meet the requirements.

 

All applicants will be required to include contact info for an academic reference and a personal reference. When the student submits their application, an email to the person of reference will be generated in the AwardSpring system and the person of reference will receive a link to complete the recommendation online. The academic reference is a person that can speak to their academic performance. The personal reference should be someone who can speak to things such as the student’s personal integrity, community involvement, and work ethic. The AwardSpring platform will send this person an email with instructions on how they can directly upload their reference online.

 

The application will close on April 2, 2024, and then the application review process begins. Applications are reviewed by their designated reviewers, which could be the donor or a faculty committee, etc. If there is no designated reviewer, selections are made by the SJDC Application Review Board, which is created each year and consists of volunteer Delta staff and faculty.

 

All applicants will be notified of their selection status in June, and asked to sign and return their scholarship agreement letter. Then, if they remain eligible, their award money will be posted to their student account the first week of fall 2024 semester.

 

Have questions? Please contact [email protected]. Thanks for spreading the word about our Delta Scholarships!

 
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We also wanted to share another scholarship opportunity. Please share with those that you believe will benefit from it. It is from eQuality Scholarship Collaborative:

 

eQuality Scholarship Collaboration I pleased to announce its 35th annual scholarship program. In 2023, eQuality awarded 25 scholarships totaling $192,000 to graduating high school students, as well as community college transfer and medical students. For 2024, they expect to award 15 $6,000 scholarships as well as four scholarships specifically for Oakland Unified School District graduates that are renewable for a total of $12,000 each.

 

Applicants for high school and community college transfer scholarships must:  

  • Be a resident of or attend a high school/community college in northern or central California
  • Have completed or complete high school (or equivalent) or community college between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2023; and
  • Plan to  attend or have begun attending a U.S. accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, or vocational/trade school) for the first time in 2024.

 

Please visit www.equalityscholarship.org for complete eligibility requirements.

 

Note that they are using an online application system. Applications must be completed no later than 31 January 2024.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the scholarship committee at the address: 155 Sansome St. Suite 650, San Francisco,  CA 94104 or visit the following website: www.equalityscholarship.org or email: [email protected]

 
I hope these were helpful.
 
Best,
Melanie
 

Melanie Lim, M.S., P.P.S. (she/her)

Acting Manager of Outreach and Relations with Schools

San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Avenue | Stockton, CA 95207

‪(209) 348-8557‬

[email protected]