SENIORS - Class of 2017
Attention Parents and Seniors!
Space and time is running out to submit Senior Baby Ads. Get on it and submit them ASAP!
Senior Baby Ads: ALL Baby Ads and payment for them must be submitted online. Simply go to www.yearbookordercenter.com, use 7293 as the school code, then upload your photo and personal message of no more than 90 words. Price $75. Space filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Senior Parent Meeting
Thursday, March 9, 7:00pm - Las Lomas Cafeteria
Senior Parents - Join us for an informative evening outlining what's ahead for the Seniors this semester. Mr. Campbell will discuss what to expect Spring semester along with behavior guidelines for Seniors.
The Parent Advisors will describe the many activities ahead including, Senior Picnic, Breakfast, Senior Ball, and Senior Reflection Night. The All-Knighter committee will share details about the work they are doing for the All Knighter post graduation celebration.
UC System - January Update
Application verification coming soon: Students randomly selected to verify information in their application were notified by the end of December 2016. The deadline to respond is January 31, 2017. A small number of students were asked to provide documentation of 7/8th grade geometry as well. Failure to respond to the request by the deadline will result in cancellation of the application.
If you applied to a college that requires a mid-year report (most common app schools do*) you must submit a request for your mid-year, 7th semester, transcript to be sent. To make this request please follow ALL of the steps listed below:
1. You should have already requested an initial transcript for the college/s. Be sure the request was submitted through your Naviance account.
a. Delivery/Pick-Up: select "please mail to the colleges below"
b. Send Transcript: select "after first semester grades"
c. College Name, Address and Attn: note "mid-year" and list the name of each college you need a mid-year transcript sent to. No need to include the address or attn.
*To check if a member college requires a mid-year report, click the name of the institution in the online requirements grid and refer to the School Forms Required section.
California Public Colleges: UC and CSU campuses do not want a transcript at this time unless specifically requested. These institutions base their admissions decisions on the "self-reported" grade information in the application. Students should check email and the web portal created for him/her by each college.
Seniors remember SAT and ACT Scores should have been sent directly to the colleges. Help is available at any time in the College/Career Center.
Financial Aid Deadlines Vary
Be sure to check with the colleges you are applying to for their Financial Aid Deadlines. Some private colleges and universities have early priority deadlines for students who plan to apply for financial aid. The deadline to file the FAFSA and Dream Act Application is March 2 for schools in the UC and CSU systems.
CSS / Financial Aid PROFILE
The filing period is open for submitting the CSS PROFILE which is required by many colleges in addition to the FAFSA. Please check the website for a list of participation colleges and universities and school specific deadlines.
Attention Senior Athletes
If you plan to play a sport in college, you need to register with the NCAA and send an official transcript. You are required to complete 16 core academic courses for Division I and Division II. Go to the website to register. See your counselor if you have questions.
Senior Year Calendar
Please see the attached Calendar for this year’s important senior activities and graduation preparation.
DVC Information Night
February 7, 7:00pm, LL Theatre; For senior students and parents [Special Ed students and parents will have a separate information night]
Internships and Summer Programs:
Summer Science Internship Program. This program places 12 outstanding students in laboratories at UCSF and Stanford University. Minimum age is 17 years. Apply Online. Deadline: February 25, 2017.
iCLEM - Introductory College Level Experience in Microbiology
Paid summer research internship opportunity at the Joint BioEnergy Institute for current sophomores and juniors. Must be 15 years of age or older by 12/31/16; from a family whose total household income is $70,000 or less. The program runs from June 19 - August 11. Learn more and apply for the program at www.synberc.org/iclem.
Stanford Institute of Medicine Summer Research Program
Eight week summer program for current juniors or seniors and also 16+ years old (as of 6/12/17). Click here for more info. Application deadline: February 25, 2017.
2017 All Knighter Senior Grad Party
On June 9, 2017, not only do you finish high school, but you can celebrate your graduation at the All Knighter party! It is a fun-filled all-night celebration with activities, games, bowling, dancing, and more. Tickets are on sale now for $135. Get your tickets early and save. You can buy via the Webstore or stop by our table at Tri-S in the Senior Room.
Calling all Parents: Come help the 2017 All Knighter (AK) Committee make this celebration for our seniors a success. We are looking for a willing spirit and whatever time you are able to give. You don’t have to be a senior parent to help with the AK, in fact, we would love to involve future families so there is learning that happens and while we senior parents are at graduation, families of future graduates is a must to get the party ready and students checked in.
All Knighter Chairs:
Pied Piper Preschool annual auction fundraiser. Saturday, February 11, 5 - 11pm. Email Michaela to sign up.
Must be senior and CA resident. Must have completed business course(s) in high school and be planning to enroll for Fall semester 2017 in a college or business school in California offering a course of study in the legal field (legal secretary, legal assistant, paralegal, court reporter, law office administrator) NOT law school.
Must be senior with an interest in science. Application graded on need, originality, organization, grammar, and personal connection to science. Must be accepted to a 2 or 4-year college fall 2017.
For motivated DREAMERS. Must be senior. Applicants must demonstrate significant financial need, academic promise, and determination to succeed. Must have come to the U.S. before reaching 16th birthday; be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval. Must be AB 540 eligible for in-state tuition.
Rotary Club of Walnut Creek Scholarship
Must be senior. Must have participated in extracurricular activity and community service.
Must be female, senior planning to attend a four-year college or university. Must demonstrate community service, financial need.
Deadline: 3/22/2017 (received by date)
Must be senior planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college in fall 2017. Based on financial need, community involvement, job/school activities, recommendations, and GPA. Must be resident of Contra Costa County.
Las Trampas Creek Council of PTAs
Must be senior. Award based on accomplishments - involvement in the school or community, or surmounting a personal challenge or experience. CLICK HERE for application form.
North Coast Section Foundation Scholarship
Must be senior. Must have participated in a varsity sport during senior year, demonstrated commitment to school and community, continue education at two - or four-year college within one year of high school graduation. CLICK HERE for application form.
Must be senior; female; declare engineering major. In Spring submit proof of acceptance to an accredited school for fall 2017.
Walnut Creek Historical Society Scholarship
Must be senior planning to continue education at a 4-year college/university in fall 2017. Interest in History, Economics Political Science or Government. Pick up application in the College/Career Center. CLICK HERE for application form.
Riley Family Scholarships
Must enroll in a college, university, or vocational training program by Fall 2017. Must be 16-19 years old. Must have experienced and overcome personal challenge or difficulty through personal strength and effort. NOT based on academic performance or activities. Pick up application in the College/Career Center.