World Affairs Conference 2010

On March 11-12 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, the World Affairs Council of Northern California will host World Affairs 2010: “Innovative Leadership In the Face of Crises.”   Participants will explore the intersection of governments, NGOs, the private sector and citizenry on four key global issues:  environment, economy, development and security. Conference topics include:  Post Copenhagen—Establishing a Global Climate Regime, Great Ideas: Local Solutions to Global Problems and Attacking Corruption in the Developing World.

The Schools Program is offering a limited number of scholarships for full time high school and college students and K-12 educators. The Scholarship covers registration fees, student program costs, conference meals and overnight accommodation, but it does not include transportation.  Students will attend the Conference and participate in a policy simulation on one of the key issues covered at the conference.   High School Students under 18 must have an adult chaperon to receive a scholarship; priority will be given to teacher-student teams.  Please note that students and teachers at Youth Outreach Initiative schools will be able to waive the acceptance fee.

Applications are attached and are due on Monday, January 11. Applications are available in the counseling office, and more information on the conference is available at

College of San Mateo Concurrent Enrollment

High School Enrollment Programs


At College of San Mateo, you will find a vibrant, lively, beautiful campus, which provides an excellent learning environment for students. Students choose CSM because of its location, program opportunities, comprehensive course offerings, and record of student success (transfer & degree completion). Whether your goal is to start out on a path toward a successful career, begin your universities studies at CSM, or get an early start on higher education, the staff in the High School Relations Office has a variety of on-campus and off-campus programs, services, and activities to help you reach your educational goals.

College Connection (Grades 9-12)
High school students can take advantage of an exciting enrollment opportunity at CSM called College Connection Concurrent Enrollment Program. This enrichment program enables students who are still in high school to get an “early start” on their college experience, and benefit from advanced scholastic or vocational work. It’s free – for up to 11 units per semester!

Concurrent Enrollment Information Night
A Workshop for High School Students & Parents
Thu Jan 14, 2010
6:30 pm
7:30 pm

Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) For High School Graduates
For entering freshmen, CSM has designed a unique half-day Priority Enrollment Program (PEP) for high school seniors to provide an easy transition from high school to college, as well as guaranteed priority enrollment and early registration in classes for Summer and Fall semester classes. Students finishing their senior year of high school are strongly encouraged to sign up now or by early May to participate in this special half-day program.

High school Students who have completed their senior year and plan to attend CSM as freshmen, but cannot take advantage of the PEP Program, should go to How to Enroll and follow the enrollment procedures.

We are located in Building 1. You can reach us by email or by phone. Our staff contact information is below.

Steve Morehouse
Counselor, High School Relations
(650) 574-6131
Jeremy Mileo
Admissions & Records Assistant
(650) 358-6858
Marsha Ramezane
Dean, Counseling Advising & Matriculation
(650) 574-6413
Alex Guiriba
Outreach Program Services Coordinator
(650) 574-6646
Chris Rico
Testing Program Services Coordinator
(650) 574-6175

We look forward to assisting you further!

Young Artists Pre-College Program

Young Artist/PreCollege Programs

Spring 2010

The Young Artist and PreCollege programs are now offering after-school and weekend arts program that combine studio arts instruction methods, critique, contemporary art history, and exhibition as a means of preparing Bay Area youth for a lifetime in the arts. Professional teaching artists work to develop each student’s artistic skills and enhance their visual literacy. These non-credit evening and weekend courses are a great supplement to a high school curriculum and are suitable for beginners, students who want to build a portfolio for college, or students seeking advanced art studies in high school. Past Young Artist and PreCollege students have gone on to be admitted to top art programs across the nation including SFAI, Cooper Union, and UCLA.

Registration for Spring 2010 begins on December 1, 2009.
You can register and pay online through SFAI’s secure online registration system.
To register, please click here.

PreCollege Program (ages 16 – 18)

Black and White Photography
6 Sessions/ Saturdays, January 23-March 6 (no class February 13 due to President’s Day Holiday)
Time: 10am-1pm

Digital Photography
6 Sessions/ Saturdays, March 27-May 1
Time: 10am-1pm

Making of Meaning: Art as Process
12 Sessions/Saturdays, January 30-April 24 (no class on February 13 due to President’s Day Holiday)
Time: 10am-1pm

Young Artist Program (ages 13 – 15)

Drawing from Observation
6 Sessions/ Saturdays, January 23-March 6 (no class February 13 due to President’s Day Holiday)
Time: 10am-1pm

Painting Fundamentals
6 Sessions/Saturdays, March 27-May 1
Time: 10am-1pm

Enrollment is limited. Register early!
For more information or to register,
please visit or /precollege.

Contact Information:
Young Artist Program/PreCollege Program
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415 749 4554
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

General Scholarships

Please see the list of general  scholarships under the “finanancial aid” tab at the top of this page. Also, the job board in the counseling office has a list of local scholarships and applications are available in the College and Career Center. See Mr. P for any information.