Counseling announcements

Hello students and Parents: 
Please stay informed throughout the school year. The following are announcements posted by the counseling department.
 Remember to continue staying informed by checking power school, reaching out to teachers, and checking the counseling corner website.  

Congratulations to our scholarship winners

posted Mar 29, 2018, 12:54 PM by Olivia Isseks

ECMC scholarship winners 
 DeAuni Tillis (junior), Keily Sarceno (senior), and Julio Garcia Calvo (sophomore)

More winners to be announced in the Spring. 
Congratulations DAHS students!


posted Mar 6, 2018, 11:08 AM by Olivia Isseks

Attention students: CAL Day is UC Berkeley's annual open house. 

When: Saturday, April 21st from 9am- 4pm
Free admission
visit for more information 

This event is for newly admitted students and their families as well as prospective students

Experience Berkeley High School EBHS Program

posted Jan 19, 2018, 12:17 PM by Olivia Isseks

Application/Website Link: Experience Berkeley 2018 Application

Application Due Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2017 (Students will be notified by Friday May 18th, 2018)

Program Requirements

1. Must self-identify as Black, Latino, and/or Native American

2. Must currently be a High School Junior (3rd year of high school)

3.  A 3.5 unweighted GPA or higher

4. Attends a California High School

5. UC Berkeley must be one of the applicant's top 3 choices for school

Program Background

EBHS is a free 6-month program that provides Black, Latino, & Native American rising juniors (class of 2019) with mentors, tools, and resources to complete a competitive UC college application and the opportunity to get a close, personal look at UC Berkeley.

Second Chance for FAFSA help

posted Jan 17, 2018, 11:00 AM by Olivia Isseks   [ updated Jan 17, 2018, 11:01 AM ]

Attention Parents and Seniors: We are hosting a second cash for college night at Kennedy High School on Wednesday February 7th from 6-9 pm in the cafeteria. 
Don't miss out on this opportunity to receive help on your financial aid application.
See attached flyers with details. 

Summer Internship Program

posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:03 AM by Olivia Isseks

CAPA Community Education Fund
  • Join the unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of our democratic process by working directly in the office of an elected official or government departments and agencies in the East Bay and San Francisco areas. 
  • Complete applications must be mailed no later than February 28, 2018
  • Apply now at

Black College Expo- All Students Welcome! February 17th, 2018

posted Jan 3, 2018, 2:34 PM by Olivia Isseks   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 2:54 PM ]

Purchase Tickets & More Information:

Attention Seniors applying to USC- Scholarship opportunity available

posted Jan 3, 2018, 10:46 AM by Olivia Isseks

The TOPPING SCHOLARSHIP is provided by the Norman Topping Student Aid Fund (NTSAF) at the University of Southern California (USC).

The purpose of the NTSAF is to assist  students with high financial need who demonstrate an extraordinary level of community awareness in their pursuit of higher education at USC. First-generation college students and local area applicants are given primary consideration in the scholarship selection process. However, please note that the scholarship is not limited to these populations.

Freshman Application – Due Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Follow instructions and apply online 

Edmentum - online credit recovery

posted May 4, 2017, 1:10 PM by Islandgirl671   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 11:57 AM by Olivia Isseks ]

Juniors and Seniors, are you in need of making up credits to be on track to graduate???  Do you need to make up a grade for your A-G requirements?  Counselors are now accepting applications for Edmentum (online credit recovery program)Please pick an application from your counselor. 
Ms. Mercado (last names A-K) 
Ms. Thayer (last names L-Z)
Ms. Isseks (College and Career)

FAFSA Help in the College and Career Center

posted Apr 25, 2017, 1:46 PM by Islandgirl671   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 12:23 PM by Olivia Isseks ]

Attention Seniors: 

Come to the College and Career Center for one-on-one help completing your FAFSA and Richmond Promise Application.

  •  Office Hours at De Anza: Wednesday: 1:50-2:30 PM (during tutoring) in the college and career center

Ms. Gaby Urias

college access coordinator with Richmond Promise


CSU East Bay- Education Summit 2018

posted Oct 31, 2016, 3:06 PM by Islandgirl671   [ updated Dec 14, 2017, 1:55 PM by Olivia Isseks ]

Free Education Summit 2018
For all first generation, African American, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander Students and their Families
This event is designed to empower families with information and resources to help achieve educational success. There will be inspirational speakers, higher education related workshops for Middle, High School and Community College students and their families and a college resource fair. 
Saturday, February 3, 2018
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Cal State East Bay, University Gymnasium

Questions: (510)885-3516

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