City College Applications, Placement Test, and Counseling on April 12th

On April 12th, City College of San Francisco will be here at Galileo to:

  • Help you complete the City College application
  • Administer the placement exam
  • Help you pick your first semester classes

1. Application Workshop

  • April 12th from 1-3PM in Room 260 Computer Lab
  • Attend this workshop if you:
    • want to go to City College after high school but have NOT completed the application yet.
    • already took the placement exam but did NOT complete a City College application.
  • Bring with you your personal information, such as Social Security number or Green Card
  • To sign up for the Application Workshop, see Ms. Ng in the counseling office by Monday, April 11th — Space is limited!!

2. Placement Exam (native English test only)

  • April 12th from 1-4:45PM in the Library
  • All students who plan to go to City College after high school MUST take the placement exam.
  • This is the last time you will be able to take the Placement Exam at Galileo. If you are unable to make this exam date, you will still be able to take it at City College. As of today, April 7th, ALL April exam dates are full at City College. Therefore, if you do not take the Placement Exam at Galileo on April 12th, the next time you will be able to take the exam is in May at City College.
  • Students who need to take the ESL Placement Exam must take the exam at City College. Come see Ms. Ng in the counseling office if you have questions about this. The schedule can be found here: http://www.ccsf.edu/NEW/en/future-students/future-credit-students/take_a_placementtest.html.
  • To sign up to take the Placement Exam, see Ms. Ng in the counseling office by Monday, April 11th — Space is limited!!

3. Counseling Appointment

  • April 12th from 2-4PM in Room 359 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
  • The next opportunity to meet with a City College counselor at Galileo will be Friday, April 15th. I will let you know the location later next week.
  • Meet one-on-one with a City College counselor who will help you pick your classes for the Fall 2011 semester. All students who meet with a counselor on either April 12 or 15 will be able to register for classes at FRISCO Day on April 29th at City College.
  • This is ONLY open to students that have already taken the placement exam.
  • To sign up for a Counseling Appointment for either April 12 or 15, see Ms. Ng in the counseling office by Monday, April 11th — Space is limited!!

Please email or see me in the counseling office if you have any further questions.

Work for SF YouthWorks this summer!

San Francisco YouthWorks (YW) is a unique high school internship program that provides youth with paid work experience to develop their readiness for work and promote interest in public service careers. The application for San Francisco YouthWorks’ Summer 2011 Session is NOW AVAILABLE. It is due by Friday, April 29 at 5pm.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in SF YouthWorks you must:

  • Be a resident of San Francisco
  • Attend high school in San Francisco
  • Be in or entering the 11th, or 12th grade
  • Have time in your schedule to work a minimum of 7 hours per week (during the school year session) and 10 hours per week (during the summer session). Most internships take place between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.

***There are 3 ways to complete and submit your application to us:

1) DOWNLOAD: Download your application here or here, complete all questions and essays, and turn in to us at our office.  You can mail it or bring it in person but it MUST be in our office by our deadline in order to be considered.

2) ONLINE: Complete an online application here.  THEN complete a Required Documents Packet (RDP) that can be downloaded here or picked up at our office.  Application and RDP must be received by our deadline.

3)  IN PERSON: Pick up a copy of the application from our office, complete it, and return in person or by mail before our final deadline.

Our office is located at 2012 Pine Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco.  Office hours:  Monday through Friday: 9am-5pm

***FINAL DEADLINE is FRIDAY, APRIL 29 at 5pm***

ALL applications and other materials MUST be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for the Summer 2011 session.

Please contact us at 415-202-7911 or janderson@jcyc.org with any questions about the application process.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a SF YouthWorks intern!

 

FREE Prom Dress from The Princess Project 3/20

The Princess Project is a non-profit organization that provides free dresses and accessories to Bay Area high school girls who could not otherwise afford prom. This is our 9th year and since 2002, we have served over 10,000 girls. Our goal is to serve 1,500 girls this year.

Who can participate? The Princess Project has FREE, beautiful dresses and accessories for Bay Area girls who would otherwise miss out on prom due to expenses. Girls determine their own financial need.

Where and When are the dress giveaways? SAN FRANCISCO  901 Market Street @ 5th Street  Sunday, March 20th: 8am-5pm

What are the rules? Each girl MUST bring her valid Bay Area high school ID. If your school does not issue an ID, please bring a recent report card or other official documentation, along with a picture ID.

Dresses will be replenished, both days, throughout the event – so there will be plenty to choose from! Each girl is allowed to receive ONE dress, plus one accessory. An adult cannot shop for a girl unless that girl is present.

What else? Come prepared – don’t forget your valid high school ID

For more information, including directions to the site, please visit www.princessproject.org. Kim Litzius, Boutique Co-Chair, and the Princess Project

Volunteer at the Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers invites high school students 16 years and older to become docents for their new Wicked Plants exhibit.

Wicked Plants Docents introduce visitors to the plant rogues and assassins that left their mark on history and claimed many an unfortunate victim. The Conservatory transforms the Special Exhibits Gallery into an eerie Victorian garden full of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations, all inspired by Amy Stewart’s New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities.

The free training for Wicked Plants docents will be held on March 30 from 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two three-hour shifts per month from April until the beginning of the fall semester. Volunteers may select their shifts, which are from 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00 Tuesday-Sunday.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Erika Frank, Director of Volunteer Services, at (415) 637-4326 or efrank@sfcof.org.

Bay Area Youth Leadership Corps 2011

Bay Area Youth Leadership Corps 2011
This course is designed for high school students (generally 14-17 year olds) who are looking to improve their understanding of leadership, who are interested in a challenge, and are open to learning new skills.  In the school year following the trip, students participate in workshops, trainings, reunions and local service projects.

YLC is a full merit-based scholarship for a 14 day summer expedition, combined with post-course activities for the following school year. The program is designed to bring together a diverse group of students from across the greater Bay Area.  We are looking for candidates that demonstrate leadership qualities in their social, athletic and/or academic lives.

This 14 day rock climbing and backpacking expedition takes place in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Eastern California. The Sierras are rugged and beautiful mountains that provide an inspiring Outward Bound experience which includes camping, map and compass navigation, and a unique solo experience.

There is no experience needed, and all instruction and equipment is provided by Outward Bound. OB provides transportation to and from the course area.  While on course, students will travel with all the food and gear they need to conduct the expedition: stoves, tents, etc.  The group may sleep in the same campsite twice, but generally will be moving to a new campsite as they hike along their expedition route. Gaining know-how by learning wilderness skills means students head home empowered and inspired!

The application process is simple: 1. Application form 2. Essay  3. One letter of recommendation 4. $100 application fee (this amount can be flexible and is returned to students who are not accepted).  Students are then contacted for an interview.  Applications are due March 25th.

More information can be found here <http://www.outwardbound.org/index.cfm/do/obyc.bayarea_youth> .

Revolution Prep SAT prep course at Galileo

Attention Galileo Academy HS Students and Parents,

Revolution Prep, the nation’s largest provider of on-campus test prep courses, is offering an SAT prep course at Galileo Academy HS targeting the May 7th SAT.  The course starts on March 19th.

Revolution Prep courses are half the price of other major companies and have a score improvement guarantee. Revolution instructors’ average score is in the 99th percentile and on the website you can see the quality of instructors in the area before you enroll.

For more information, or to enroll, call 1-877-738-7737 or visit www.revolutionprep.com. Other course date and online classes are available and financial aid is offered. Additional information is also available in your counseling office.

Job Opp — Receptionist/Dental Assistant at Dental Office

Part-time Receptionist/Dental Assistant in Downtown Dental Office

Location: Downtown, Union Square

Starting pay: $10-11, raises based on performance

Work Schedule: 12-20 hours per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; Will try to work with school schedule

Duties Include: answering the phone, speaking to patients, making appointments, filing, data entry, communicating with insurance companies, assisting dentist with patient treatment (5% of the time), cleaning and sterilizing instruments

Qualifications: high school senior who will be attending college locally, must be bilingual in English/Chinese, high moral standards, conscientious, self-starter, works well without supervision, good communication and people skills, positive “can do” attitude, well groomed; NO experience necessary

Contact Dr. Wong at (415) 433-5280 for an interview ASAP!

Date of Job Posting: February 22, 2011

The Princess Project

Princess Project is a non-profit organization that provides free dresses and accessories to Bay Area high school girls who could not otherwise afford prom.

Who can participate?

The Princess Project has FREE, beautiful dresses and accessories for Bay Area girls who would otherwise miss out on prom due to expenses. Girls determine their own financial need.

Where and When are the dress giveaways?

SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday, March 12 8am – 5pm

Sunday, March 13th: 8am-5pm

Sunday, March 20th: 8am-2pm

901 Market Street @ 5th Street

All girls will receive a wristband with an appointment time. The line to get a wristband opens at 7am; we cannot allow girls to line up prior to this. Wristbands are given on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be distributed until appointment times run out.

What are the rules?

  • Each girl MUST bring her valid Bay Area high school ID. If your school does not issue an ID, please bring a recent report card or other official documentation, along with a picture ID.
  • Dresses will be replenished, both days, throughout the event – so there will be plenty to choose from!
  • Each girl is allowed to receive ONE dress, plus one accessory.
  • Each girl may bring one additional female guest (parent or friend) to help her shop.
  • An adult cannot shop for a girl unless that girl is present.

What else?

Advanced registration is not required

Come prepared – don’t forget your valid high school ID

For more information, including directions to the site, please visit www.princessproject.org.

Sign up now for Revolution Prep Mock SAT

Sophomores and Juniors:

Revolution Prep, the nation’s largest provider of on-campus test prep courses, is offering a full-length practice SAT on Tuesday, February 15th at Galileo High School for students to get more familiar with the test. The practice test will be held from 9am to 1pm and students must check in by 8:45am. The cost of the test is $10 and all proceeds benefit Galileo High School Counseling Department. For more information, or to enroll, call 1-877-738-7737 or visit www.revolutionprep.com.  Additional information is also available in the counseling office.

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