College Readiness

College Readiness Events

Overview

This page is constantly being updated with events, so be sure to check back regularly to learn about upcoming virtual and in-person events that can help you on the path to attending your desired college. In particular, attending virtual events is an easy way to learn about colleges, near and far, and to learn how to best present yourself in your college applications. Good luck, Warriors!

ACT Exam

Overview

Testing requirements for many college applications have changed. Be sure to check with the admissions office of any colleges you plan to apply to so that you have the latest information on testing criteria.

The ACT is a standardized exam that is used by U.S. colleges in their admissions process. The ACT assesses a student’s college readiness in the subject areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science. Students may also take the ACT Plus Writing, which includes a 30-minute writing exam.

California Colleges

Overview

Through California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) curriculum and support for students, our 9th-12th graders have access to daily and/or weekly activities that prepare them to answer the following:

Scholarships

Overview

Financial aid is money lent or given to you to help you pay for college. Grants and scholarships are kinds of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back; that’s why they’re called gift aid.

All kinds of students get gift aid. Most grants are awarded based on financial need. But a good portion of gift aid is awarded for academic achievement.

FAFSA Information

Overview

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please visit the direct website in order to walk through It includes step-by-step instructions for completing the online FAFSA as well as pre-application worksheets.