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  • ATTENTION Class of 2022 FINAL Transcripts were sent to the college or university that was indicated on the Final Transcript Request form on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.  Please be aware that each college and university has their own processing times for transcripts received from high schools. The typical processing time for the college or university can be 2 - 3 weeks or more.

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  • G.E.T. Strong Academy!  

    Explore your future!  G.E.T. Strong Academy


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    COS partners with Kings County JTO/xlr8 to provide funding* for Kings County residents between the ages of 18-24 who enroll in a CTE program. Examples of CTE programs include (but are not limited to):

    • Industrial Maintenance
    • Fire Academy
    • Police Academy
    • Nursing and Allied Health
    • Welding
    • And more!

    Apply today by contacting J.d. Garza for a general overview of the eligibility requirements (Jasong@cos.edu or 559.540.2336).

     

    *Note: Funding goes toward the CTE courses, not the general education or pre-requisite classes required to complete a degree/certificate

     

    COS se asocia con Kings County JTO / xlr8 para proporcionar fondos * a los residentes del condado de Kings entre 18 y 24 años de edad que se inscriben en un programa educación técnica profesional. Los ejemplos de programas educación técnica profesional incluyen (pero no se limitan a):

     

    • Mantenimiento industrial
    • Academia de bombero
    • Academia de policía
    • Enfermería y salud afines
    • Soldadura
    • ¡Y más!

     

    Aplique hoy, poniéndose en contacto con J.d. Garza para obtener una descripción general de los requisitos de elegibilidad (Jasong@cos.edu o 559.540.2336).

     

    * Nota: Los fondos se destinan a los cursos de educación técnica profesional, no a la educación general o las clases de requisitos previos necesarios para obtener un título / certificado.

     

  • Good Day Huskies! 

     

    Well, It’s December and now time to really concentrate on SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL AID!  

     

    Seniors! You still have a lot of things starting to pile up on you so let's start moving and clearing those things out.

    • FAFSA - Deadline to submit: March 2nd - Well, the deadline is not so far away now! It is a good idea to just get the FAFSA completed ASAP!  The sooner you get your FAFSA submitted, the sooner you can know what kind of financial aid you will be eligible for at the college or university of your choice.  This is a great way to make a decision on what school you can afford to attend.  
    • Going Merry Scholarships - Scholarships have already started to reach their deadlines!  Get on GM and fill out your profile and start creating, getting, and uploading your needed documents. 
      • 3 - 4 letters of recommendation - From Teachers, Coaches, Church elders, volunteer organizers that you have worked with, etc.  You can send your request directly from GM, but..if they upload the letter to GM, you will not be able to print it.  So, you may want them to print out a copy for you in case you need it for scholarships that are not on GM.
      • 3 Personal Statements - Prompts can be found on GM or on the Career Center Website in the Student Tools folder.  They are short, so don’t stress out!  Also, check to see if the scholarships you might be applying to, require any additional essays.
      • Community Service/Volunteer Log sheets
      • Resume’ - This is optional since most of this info is in your profile.  But, you will need a resume if you are looking for a job.  
    • Scholarships NOT on Going Merry - There are quite a few scholarships that are not on Going Merry that you may want to apply for.  Those are listed in the Month Drop Downs on the Career Center Website’s “Local Scholarship Program” Page.  We will be loading those scholarships as they become available.  Some will be applications that you download from a google drive, some will have you apply on their websites and some will have their applications available on their websites for download.  Follow the directions as requested.  Links will be posted in their info.  
    • CaliforniaColleges.edu - As a senior in high school, you should know what you are looking for as far as a career pathway goes.  If not, we have a number of resources for you to use to figure that out.  On the CaliforniaColleges.edu platform, there are three Career Inventories that you should have completed.  I would like 100% of our seniors to complete all three.  They are: “Interest Inventory”  Most of you did this as a Freshman, “Multiple Intelligences” and “Do what you are” still need to be completed by the majority of you.  You can do them on your own if you wish, but I will be calling ALL seniors between now and Winter Break to be sure you have everything caught up.  
    • Pass all your classes! - You do want to graduate, correct?  
    • PASS ALL YOUR CLASSES!  Remember, if you are applying to a 4-year College or university, a “D” is NOT a passing grade!  

    Juniors - Your life is not quite as stressful and busy as the seniors are, but you do need to start working on your post-secondary plans.  

    • CaliforniaColleges.edu - You need to get onto the platform and be sure that you have also completed all three interest inventories.  They are: “Interest Inventory”, “Multiple Intelligences” and “Do what you are”.  Due to the School shutting down, we were unable to bring you in as a class to complete these three items, so, I will be bringing you in with your History Classes to work on them.  
    • Volunteer/Community Service - Since many of you do not have jobs, you need to be able to add something to your resume and to your skill set so that you can be marketable.  Scholarships and Private schools look at your community engagement for award and admission purposes.  So, go out there and start volunteering.
    • Testing - At this time, the UC’s and CSU’s are not requiring their applicants to take the SAT or ACT, but there are a couple of Private schools, scholarships and special programs at the Colleges and universities that do.  We are not sure at this time if they will once again start requiring the test, so it is a good idea to take it just in case.  Juniors should take the tests that are offered in February - June.  We will be hosting a Horizon Education SAT Prep class in the spring for those students interested.  Keep checking your Parent Square app and email messages from me or here on the Website.
    • Scholarships - You can also start working on your Going Merry Account and start working on getting the documents you need.  
    • College Visits - Another thing you can do to help make your decision on where to attend, it to go visit the college.  Use some of your time off during Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer to go out and tour some of the campuses you are thinking about applying to.  
    • Come in to the Career Center - I am here to help you out as much as possible, but I can't do that if you don’t come in and talk to me. 
    • Pass all your classes! - You do want to graduate, correct?  
    • PASS ALL YOUR CLASSES!  Remember, if you are applying to a 4-year College or university, a “D” is NOT a passing grade!  

    Sophomore and Freshman - It’s never too early to start!  

    • CaliforniaColleges.edu - Sophomore -You need to get onto the platform and be sure that you have also completed two interest inventories.  They are: “Interest Inventory”, “Multiple Intelligences”, Freshmen, you need to complete “Interest Inventory” You should have done this when I brough you in with your English class this year.  Sophomores, due to the school shutting down, we were unable to bring you in as a class to complete these three items, so, I will be bringing you in with your History Classes to work on them.  But you are welcome to work on them on your own! 
    • On CaliforniaColleges.edu there are Career Search tools and College search tools for you to start “liking” “♥” Colleges and Careers that you might be interested in.  

     

    Hope you all have a great rest of the year here at Hanford West.  

    Always follow the 7 tenets of being a Husky.  A Husky will: 

    • Arrive on time and ready to learn
    • Speaks and listens a the appropriate times and uses appropriate language
    • Shows Pride in our campus by working together to keep our house clean
    • Keeps their cell phones out of sight and uses their Chromebooks appropriately during instructional time
    • Turns in assignments on time and seeks help when needed
    • Communicates respectfully with others, treating everyone with understanding and kindness. 
    • Makes good choices, lives above negative influences, ad values their own mind and body

    Remember!  A HUSKY is a HUSKY on campus, at events, and in the community.

     

    Mr. Amavisca

     

  • Concurrent Enrollment Students!  Just remember, Books are not free for classes that you are taking as concurrent enrollment at any community college. 

     

  • "C-Talks" 

    C-Talks 2021

    What's a "C-Talk"? - Have you heard of "Ted Talks"? Well, they are kind of like that. 

    I am recruiting "Talkers" to join us in a Google-Meet so that I and our students can join them and talk about their Careers and their journey to achieving that career. 

    As I get "Talkers" set up and a date confirmed, we will pass along the information for students and parents to register for the event. 

    Registration will be on the "Sign Ups" Page here on the Career Center Website.  

    Hope you are able to join us for a "C-Talk" soon. 

     

    Friday, March 12th is our next "C-Talks" at 1:45 PM.  registration is now open.  

    Everyone is invited to join us as we talk with Yadira Flores, a 2015 Graduate of Hanford West. 

    Yadira is a Software Engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area

    She is a Graduate of UC Berkeley.  

    Click here to register for the "C-Talks" With Yadira Flores

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