Mark Your Calendars!

Mark Your Calendars! Here are key dates to remember:
Back to School Night
Thursday, September 7
5:30PM – 8:00PM
ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadline
Test Date                          Registration Deadline
September 9, 2017           August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017             September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017            November 3, 2017
February 10, 2018            January 12, 2018
April 14, 2018                    March 9, 2018
June 9, 2018                      May 4, 2018
July 14, 2018                     June 15, 2018
College Day | PSAT Test Date
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
*All Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors should take the PSAT.
SAT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines
Test Date                    Registration Deadline
August 26, 2017          July 28, 2017
October 7, 2017          September 8, 2017
November 4, 2017      October 5, 2017
December 2, 2017      November 2, 2017
March 10, 2018           February 9, 2018
May 5, 2018                April 6, 2018
June 2, 2018               May 3, 2018

SAT Prep Course Registration Deadline
Friday, September 22, 2017

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Back to School? Get the Summer Rewind

Over the Summer, Generation 1st Degree-Pico Rivera’s Be A Leader – Senior Boot Camp program prepared incoming seniors for the college application process. The Senior Boot Camp provided sixty-five students with the opportunity to participate in a series of college preparation workshops that took place on a college campus. Students benefited from the program’s guidance in the college admission application process and also learned how to craft a resume, an activity that helped many of the students secure summer internships and jobs.

Selfie by comedian Ernie G. Gritzewsky with Bryan Cortes, Alejandra Gomez, Michelle Sandoval, and the students

Students participated in six group sessions and two one-on-one sessions with our project manager, Michelle Sandoval. One area of focus was on peer and professional editing of resumes as well as writing and editing the students’ college personal statements. Students received a visit from UCSB Admissions officials to discuss the UC application and how to successfully be admitted to UCSB specifically. The students received a visit from a career panel, which included comedian Ernie G. Gritzewsky and inspirational speaker Bryan Cortes. The panelists’ overall goal was to empower the students to “Be A Leader.” The students also had the opportunity to visit and explore college campuses including Pomona and Pitzer Colleges.

Julio Ornelas, the Vice President of the Be A Leader Club, said, “One thing that I learned from the Summer Boot Camp is that I can afford college with the help of grants, loans, and many scholarships.” Other students applied what they learned and had immediate results like Isaiah Avina, who landed his first summer job at Hollister following the resume writing workshop. Leanne Payan shared, “I learned how to build a resume at the Be A Leader Boot Camp.” Leanne successfully received an offer to be an intern at a law firm in Los Angeles. She spent four weeks over summer shadowing a lawyer and helping him maintain the medical records for his clients’ cases.

Now that the Be A Leader Senior Boot Camp program is a wrap, participating students will be ready to take on the challenge of completing their college applications this Fall!