COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER Services

OPEN: 10AM to 2PM on Monday through Thursday
Make a College & Career planning appointment with Ms Putnam by visiting the College & Career Center – drop by during lunch or break
  • Career and College information
  • Financial aid and scholarship information both local and national
  • Help with filling out the FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  • Help students in researching a career, college or program
  • MILITARY NIGHT 2022 will be held this SEPTEMBER 8th in the MPR from 5:30 to 6:30PM – Representatives from Military Academies will come to explain to students from all Grades about the process of applying to West Point, Annapolis, Air Force Academy in Colorado, Coast Guard Academy, etc..
  • COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR 2022 – will be held this year on OCTOBER 20 on Thursday 9AM to 11:30AM in the MPR
  • Contact with college representatives and military recruiters
  • This years ASVAB TEST will be held on DECEMBER 13 at  8:00AM – Noon in the Library
  • Guidance with choice and applying to Community Colleges
  • Help prepare & apply for jobs and work placement
  • Check their websites – www.collegeboard.org and www.act.org (ACT) to see whether the next test will be given on Argonauts campus or elsewhere.  Students can take the SAT or ACT in other locations if their college/academy needs the score.  Military academies do require scores from the tests.  UC’s and CSU’s do not require an SAT/ACT until after 2023.  The SAT & ACT are both meant to represent how the student will do in their Freshman year at college. * 12/3 SAT Test at Argonaut – CANCELLED (next test may be in May 2023)

 

STARTING THIS YEAR – FAFSA COUNTS!

FAFSA for High School SENIORS
A new state law, Assembly Bill 469, requires high schools to ensure that all seniors in California complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) who are US Citizens or a California Dream Act Application (CADAA) for students who are non US citizens beginning with the class of 2023.  Completing the FAFSA or CADAA provides students with critical information on all federal grants, work-study programs, or loans they are eligible for to pursue their post-high school dreams.  In an effort to help students with the FAFSA or CADAA process, we are pleased to offer the opportunities below.  Families may attend the event at their school, or at any school if the date works better.  If you do not wish for your child to complete a FAFSA or CADAA, you may fill out the FAFSA/CADAA Opt out form and return it to your student’s high school office.

Financial Aid Night – September 28th at Amador High School cafeteria from 5pm-6pm
This evening event is intended to provide important general financial aid information to 12th grade students and their families.  Amador High counselors will present information on the FAFSA and CADAA, detailing all forms of financial aid available to students planning to attend college in or out of state, and explaining to families exactly how to apply for all forms of assistance.

Financial Aid Night – October 5th at Argonaut High School from 5:30pm-7pm
This event will be hosted by a representative from the California Student Aid Commission. Students and families will receive information on the types of financial aid available along with more information on AB 469.  The basics of the presentation are  Argonaut HS Financial Aid Night 10.05.22

FAFSA Workshop – October 12th at Amador College Connect from 4pm-7pm
Students and families will receive assistance completing the FAFSA application. Financial aid experts will be there to answer any questions and explain the process.

Amador College Connect will also host open Zoom meetings to provide assistance to students with completing the FAFSA every Tuesday in October:
October 4th   – 5-7pm, October 11th – 5-7pm, October 18th – 5-7pm, October 25th – 5-7pm

START YOUR FAFSA:   Ms Putnam will be in the ARGONAUT LIBRARY during LUNCH on specific days available to any student that wants help starting their FAFSA by creating their FSA ID on their Chromebook. DATES: Tuesday Nov 8, Wednesday Nov 9, Thursday Nov 10, Tuesday Nov 15, Thursday Nov 17

FAFSA Completion Workshop – NOVEMBER 30th Wednesday at ARGONAUT High School in the Library from 5pm-7pm
Students and families will receive assistance completing the FAFSA application. Financial aid experts will be there to answer any questions and explain the process. All Seniors are required to complete the FAFSA which can be easy with support. Once you are done, you may leave.  Please BRING YOUR PARENT/GUARDIAN and Bring your CHROMEBOOK

Families will need to have the following information in order to complete the FAFSA:
– Social Security Number
– Driver’s license
– 2021 Tax Records
– Records of assets
– Records of untaxed income
– List of potential colleges the student is interested in attending

 

IMPORTANT DATES

9/8 Thurs MILITARY NIGHT – INFORMATION ON ALL MILITARY ACADEMIES – 5:30 – 6:30PM in the MPR

9/28 Financial Aid Presentation at AMADOR HS 5-6PM

10/5  Financial Aid Presentation with CSAC Pros & Counselors at ARGONAUT HS 5-6PM

10/12 FAFSA Workshop – Wednesday October 12th at Amador College Connect from 4pm-7pm

10/20  Thurs COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR 2022 – will be held @ 9AM – 11:30AM in the MPR

11/30 Wed FAFSA Completion Workshop with CSAC Experts @ 5-7PM in the Library and you may leave when you are done.

12/7 Wed Local Scholarship Kickoff meeting at Lunch in Mr Goughs room 7

12/13  Tues ASVAB TEST will be held on DECEMBER 13 at 8:00AM – Noon in the Library

5/16   Tues  LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP NIGHT @ 6:30pm in the MPR

6/2   Friday  Last Day of School

6/2   Friday Night Graduation at 8PM on the Football Field

 

Financial Aid

  1. How does Financial Aid work?
  2. Types of Financial Aid: Loans, Grants, and Work-Study Programs
  3. Wondering how the amount of your federal student aid is determined?

 

* More information is now being given out in the Google classroom Ms Putnam’s COLLEGE & CAREER CLASSROOM   code: DRGED2U       

 

Local Community Colleges

     American River College
     Cosumnes River College
     Folsom Lake College
     Sacramento City College
     Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
     San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
     Columbia Community College (Sonora, CA)

Training Programs

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LINK: Local Scholarships Video for 2022

LINK: Local Scholarship Video for 2021

CONTACT CAREER CENTER

Ms Jennifer Putnam
Career Technician / Cross Country Asst Coach
(209) 257-7757

CONTACT VIA E-MAIL

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