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College Planning Guide

Corona del Mar Foundation

2020-2021

College Planning Guide

 

Naviance Training for Parents

ROTC College Scholarship Information

The Down & Dirty About the College Admission Process

LRC - College & Career Guidance

Mary Russell SRC Coordinator

Upcoming Events in the LRC

SPRING 2020

COLLEGE EVENTS HOSTED BY

CORONA DEL MAR HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT

Next College Student Athlete Night: by Paul Putnam, NCSA recruiting expert and former D1 athlete will be giving an in-depth detailed presentation on how to simplify your college athletic recruiting. He will discuss how to successfully manage your recruiting journey and find your best college match. Date TBD at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Lecture Hall.

Post High School Options for Students with Special Needs: by several professionals in the field of Special Education. This event is for parents of students with special needs. Learn about the many different post high school programs offered by NMUSD and colleges/universities on Thursday, February 27th at 10:00 am to 11:15 am in the Student Resource Center. Flyer

Beyond Words: The Subconscious Language of Body and Dress: by Barb Dailey, College Admissions Representative for FIDM – Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Discover the eight types of nonverbal communication and their impact on your students’ success on Friday, February 28th at lunch in the Learning Resource Center. Flyer

College Jumpstart Night and Fair: 40 + college representatives from several different states and countries will be in attendance. Learn about the many different college options, scholarships, tuition, internships, sports and clubs that the schools have to offer on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the 200 building and Learning Resource Center.

Secrets of a Great College Essay: by Dave Marcus, college admissions expert and author of the book Acceptance. He will discuss the ins and outs of how to write a great college essay and what college admissions officers are looking for in Monday, March 9th at 6:30pm in the LRC. Flyer

How to Choose Your Major: by Camille Crites, Syracuse University, Associate Director of Admissions. Get in-depth information on how the process works when choosing or changing a major/double major at colleges and universities on Monday, March 9th at lunch in the Learning Resource Center.Lecture Hall.

United States Service Academies Information Night: by five college representatives from the US academies; Navy, Air Force, Military, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines; Monday, March 16th at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Learning Resource Center. Also, ROTC representatives from the different military branches will be available with information for student grades 9-12. Flyer

Spring Practice ACT Mock Test: by Mary Russell, CDMHS College Programs Coordinator and sponsored by Princeton Review on Saturday, March 21st, at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in rooms #233, #235, LRC for grades 9-1. This is a four-hour timed ACT practice test with proctors. It is just like taking the real test but score reporting only goes to the student and parent. There is a $20 fee to sign up through the CDM Foundation website. Flyer

Spring Practice PACT Test “Score Back Night”: for those students who took the PACT Mock test on Saturday, March 23rd we are having a “Score Back Night” on Wednesday, April 1st  in the Learning Resource Center from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Princeton Review will give a brief presentation and representatives will be available to go over the score reports with students and parents.

Everything you Need to Know About College Admission Testing: by Nick Standlea, CEO of Test Prep Gurus, will be giving a very informative presentation on what the difference is between the SAT and ACT test on Wednesday, March 25th at 6:30 pm in the Lecture Hall. His main focus will be on the college application process and how to reduce anxiety during this exciting but sometimes overwhelming time for students and parents.

Boston University Information Night:  by Elise Fischer, Associate Director of Admissions, will be presenting information on BU admission requirements, scholarships available, popular majors, internships, study abroad, clubs and sports on Tuesday, March 31st at 6:30 pm in the Lecture Hall.

Spring Practice PSAT Test: by Mary Russell, CDMHS College Programs Coordinator and sponsored by Princeton Review on Saturday, April 18th at 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in rooms #233, #235, LRC for grades 9-11. This is a four-hour timed SAT practice test with proctors. It is just like taking the real test but score reporting only goes to the student and parent. There is a $20 fee to sign up through the CDM Foundation website.

CDMHS “BIG” Career Fair: 20+ different career paths will be represented to the students for exploration including Law Enforcement, Fire Science, Nursing, Medical, Health Systems, Hospitality, Beauty on Monday, April 20th at lunch in the Main Quad for grades 7-12.

CDMHS “BIG” Spring College Fair: by 100 + college representatives from the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada on Monday, April 27th at lunch in the Main Quad for grades 7-12 and parents.

Coastline Regional Occupational Program – ROP Parent Informational Coffee’s: by Mary Russell ROP Career Specialist for CDMHS and Laurie Rybaczyk, CDMHS Academic Counselor and CTE dates TBD at 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Student Resource Center for parents of high school students.

Spring PSAT Mock Test “Score Back Night”: for those students who took the PSAT Mock test on Saturday, April 18th we are having a “Score Back Night” on Wednesday, April 29th in the Learning Resource Center from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Princeton Review will give a brief ACT/SAT presentation and their representatives will be available to go over the score reports with students and parents.

The American University of Paris Visa Night: by Jen Boucher, Assistant Director of Admissions, will be conducting a session on “How to Apply for a Visa” for students and parents interested in attending AUP on Thursday, May 14th at 6:00 pm and Friday, May 15th at 6:00 pm in the Learning Resource Center. NOTE: If your student is applying to any international college or university, come join the informational session

College and Interpersonal Relationships: Keeping our Youth Socially, Emotionally and Sexually Safe: by John Emme, CDMHS Educator in Psychology and Sociology with a Master’s Degree in Adolescence, will speak to college bound students and parents on college safety. Topics will include: drugs. alcohol, sexual assault, stalking and sexually transmitted infections. This lively presentation will be filled with tips and pointers to make the college experience as fun and safe as possible. (This presentation will include adult content and graphic information). Monday, May 18th at 6:30 pm in the Learning Resource Center.

College Application Essay 2 Day Boot Camp: CDMHS College Programs Department is hosting a College Application Essay Two Day Boot Camp for rising seniors class of 2021. It will be on Tuesday, June 23rd and Wednesday, June 24th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the LRC. Attendance is mandatory on both days! Registration will open Monday, June 1st.

 

 

The 2020-21 CDMHS College Planning Guide is now available! Stop by the LRC to pick up your complimentary copy. You may also access the guide online at the top of this page. The guide is fully underwritten by your generous donations to the CDM Foundation. 

 

Contact Information

Mary Russell

College Programs Coordinator/Career Specialist

949-515-6021

mrussell@nmusd.us

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