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


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To see our Local Scholarship virtual presentation for 2020, please click on the square in the top right corner of the video.  This video will be here until August 2020.

Local Scholarship Program & How to offer a Local Scholarship

Why a Scholarship?  Even if you receive federal aid for college tuition & fees, the cost of college additionally includes books, course materials, Travel to and from school, etc..  Applications were accepted in February. Anyone receiving an award or local scholarship received an EMAIL from Ms Putnam. There will be a video-based Award Night on May 19th at 6:00PM on the homepage of this website.  Thank you to everyone who participated.

*** If you would like to offer a Local Scholarship to Students at Argonaut High School, please contact Ms Putnam at (209) 257-7700 or direct line (209) 257-7757, or email .  All the details and the process will be explained.  Our students are from all over Amador County and may fit your criteria requirements. Just ask.

College Research Resources


Amador College Connect provides assistance and mentoring for online classes.  Location: 1 Prosperity Court, Sutter Creek, CA 95685, located next to the Italian picnic grounds near Rt 49 and Ridge Road.   Phone (209) 217-8239    Amador College Connect has joined with Columbia College and there are ways for a high school student to take community college courses for free:  Check out these handouts for more information: Dual/Concurrent enrollment flyer        Fall 2020 Schedule

For more information:Website Amador College Connect website for more information

  •        There are Scholarships for specific programs and their mentors provide help with courses.
Nearby Community Colleges

If you are looking for a Fully Online program at a community college in California that will also transfer completely to a 4 year college in California: CVC List

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)

4 Year University Resources

Information from the CollegeBoard as of March 30, 2020:

We know that students are anxious about how the coronavirus crisis will affect the college application process, including taking the SAT. We’re committed to being flexible and innovative to give all students opportunities to test as soon as the situation allows. We’ll share more details as soon as possible, but today we can tell you the following:

Currently, the next SAT is scheduled for the first weekend of June. We’ll make a decision about whether we can safely hold that administration as soon as it is feasible, given the evolving public health situation.

We’ll add U.S. and international test administrations in response to canceled administrations. We’ll be flexible in making the SAT available in school and out of school as soon as the public health situation allows. We’re looking at a range of creative solutions to address increased demand and are in direct conversations with states and districts about School Day administrations. Throughout, we’ll continue to place a special focus on students with fee waivers and those with accommodations.

Students can stay sharp and get personalized practice support online for free with Khan Academy.

If, unfortunately, schools cannot reopen this fall, we’re pursuing innovative means to ensure all students can still take the SAT this fall. We’ll provide updates about those plans if they become necessary.

Counselors are working especially hard to help students navigate the changing environment, and we’re deeply grateful for their commitment to students. To support their work, we’re introducing a spring counselor webinar series highlighting updates and resources for the SAT and AP to help counselors navigate and guide students through the college admissions pathway. We’ll also help with the increasing need for tools and resources for college affordability.

We’re working closely with our members in higher education to minimize the disruption of SAT administration cancellations this spring and to encourage flexibility in the college admissions process whenever possible. We’re heartened by those institutions that have already made clear, calming statements that emphasize flexibility in admissions at this time—encouraging students to submit as much information as they can, and reassuring applicants that they will not be disadvantaged should they have to submit Pass/Fail grades for the spring, have incomplete extracurricular profiles, or miss a testing deadline.

Financial Aid info & Important LInks

Students must complete a FAFSA online form to receive state and/or federal financial aid for the upcoming academic year such as Grants or State-supported Loans.  The first FAFSA registration period in California begins on October 1st and ends March 2nd.  It is recommended to apply early.  There is an additional period later in the year with less amounts of funding.

TAX Information for Students

How to save for College using a 529 (Kiplinger Finances)

Career Development Videos & Services from Colleges

Career Services and Information at UC BerkeleyClick here

Career Services and Information at Smith CollegeClick here

Career Development Videos from Yale University Click here

Career Development Resources from University of MassachusettsClick here


More Career Resources

Mother Lode Job Training – includes information about job training in our area.

NCAA website – For information about student athlete eligibility requirements.

Volunteer Hours - Community Service Hours - Work Opportunities

Students at Argonaut are required to complete a minimum of 20 hours during their time in high school here. The counseling department has a form for this purpose.

Summer Jobs for Students – Read this article

Block Letter Form – use this to get signatures for your Volunteer/Community service hours

Looking for VOLUNTEERS: Check with Amador County Recreational Agency (ACRA) by calling (209) 223-6349 or email at

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS:  Oak Manor is always looking for students interested in completing their Community Service hours by working with their Residents using Art, Painting, Music/Instrumental, Reading to, and even Gardening.  Please contact Lety at 223-3273 or see Ms. Putnam with questions in room 12.
Students can register to VOTE early
If you are 16, or 17, you have the right to pre-register or even register to vote if you are 18 years of age.  Check the website from the State of California for more information: or check Amador County resources at the website: . Find your voice!
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