HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

Attention High School Seniors!
The deadline for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CA Dream Act application ((CDAA ) for undocumented or non-resident students) is on March 2nd! If you have not already completed an application, please get started as soon as possible. If you plan on attending Solano, the Promise Program will help cover tuition for the first 2 years for those who do not qualify for any other type of aid or grants, but you will still need to complete the FAFSA or CDAA in order to be eligible. Please see attached flyer for more information.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Many colleges and universities, especially public institutions, also require the FAFSA. You must submit the FAFSA every year that you want aid.

When: Now
Deadline:
State Deadline– March 2, 2020 (date postmarked). Cal Grant also requires submission of a school-certified GPA by March 2, 2020. Applicants are encouraged to obtain proof of mailing their GPA and to retain a copy of their GPA form.
College Deadline– Visit the school’s website or contact its financial aid office. School deadlines are usually early in the year (often in February or March, although some are even earlier).
Federal Deadline– June 30, 2021. The online FAFSA form must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2021. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 11, 2021.

How to Apply:

FAFSA
Create your FSA ID: (Electronic Signature to submit FAFSA, both student and a parent need to create one)

California Dream Act Application (CDAA): The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident students (U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens) who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California. See attached flyer (above) for more information or click on link.
How to Apply: https://dream.csac.ca.gov/


SAT INFORMATION
Greetings! This is a reminder for current Juniors who are interested in registering for the SATs this Spring. Upcoming SAT Dates are listed below. The SAT is only offered at approved testing sites and open to any high school student. Test takers can find local test centers linked below.

You will need the test center code when you register as well as the Heritage Peak School code which is 054000. A link is also provided below on how to create an account and register for the SATs on collegeboard.org. There is a registration fee, but fee waivers are available for those who qualify. All information can be found on collegeboard.org.

Registration Fees
SAT with essay: $64.50
SAT (no essay): $49.50
Late registration: $30

*You aren’t required to take the SAT with Essay—it’s optional—but many colleges require or recommend it. Check specific college/university website for more admission requirements.

2020 Test Dates:
March 14th – Deadline to register Feb 14th, late registration March 3rd
May 2nd – Deadline to register April 3th, late registration April 21st
June 6th – Deadline to register May 8th , late registration May 27th
Find test centers.
How to register.


Upcoming Opportunities

California State University Maritime Academy
When: Friday, February 28th, 10:00AM-12 noon
Where: Cal Maritime 200 Maritime Academy Dr, Vallejo, CA 94590
RSVP with the Counselor via email by February 17th

UC Davis Campus Tour: You will get a glimpse of student life, hear about UC Davis academic excellence, student services, organizations, clubs, as well as research and internship opportunities and see what makes UC Davis unique among college campuses.
When: Friday March 6th, at 10AM
Where: UC Davis- 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
RSVP with the Counselor via email by February 21st
A minimum of 15 participants are required. Tour will be cancelled otherwise.


Volunteer Opportunity

NorthBay Teen Volunteers: NorthBay’s teen program offers an opportunity to explore careers in the medical field, a positive, worthwhile experience in exchange for time and energy dedicated to the job, an opportunity to meet professionals in the medical field, references and recommendations for college or another job, and the opportunity to apply for NorthBay Guild and California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Scholarships if entering medical careers. 1) Requirements to Volunteer Interest in healthcare as a career. Age 14 to 17 years and a high school student within Solano County. Recommendation from a school counselor or teacher. Ability to volunteer 8 hours per month. Completed application. Click on link for more information and to apply:


Interested in healthcare and business administration? Apply for a paid summer internship at Kaiser Permanente! Eligibility: High school interns must: Be age 16 through 19. Priority is given to juniors and senior level students Be a high school student or recent high school graduate of the class of 2020* Be available to work full-time during eight-week summer program Provide proof of eligibility to legally work in the United States Have permanent residence in a Northern California Kaiser Permanente designated service area

*High school graduates of the class of 2019 without college experience may apply for consideration for this program

Dependents of Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians are not eligible to participate in KP LAUNCH programs.

APPLY EARLY WITH SPECIAL ACCESS:
kplaunch.kaiserpermanente.org/ apply-now-special-invite/
Password: Priority2020
The application for the general public will be available on Friday, December 13, 2019.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Many thanks,

Thank you
Samantha Grzywinski
Counselor
Heritage Peak Charter: Vacaville
Office Telephone: (866)992-9033 ext.3404
Email: samantha.grzywinski@pacificcharters.org


Scholarship opportunities: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

UC Admissions requirements: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/freshman-requirements/

CSU Admissions requirements: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/freshman/getting_into_the_csu/Pages/admission-requirements.aspx#agCoursesScroll