September Bulletin

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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the monthly Road to Success bulletin. Here is where you will find important New Tech High and grade level resources for college and career readiness. The bulletin will go out once a month with information that is relevant to that point in the year.

All School College Visit

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 8am

920 Yount Street

Napa, CA

All 400+ New Tech High students will be visiting a local 2-year or 4-year institution. It is our goal to get every student on at least 8 campuses before they graduate from New Tech High!

9th Grade Resources

The Road to Success

It is never too early to start thinking about how the next 4 years will impact life after high school. In the freshman year, it is important to start planning out your high school experience, as well as, thinking about what types of colleges and careers might interest you and seeking out opportunities to learn and grow!

Build Your Four Your Plan

Click on the link below to find out more.

How Do I Start to Prepare for College in High School?

Click on the link below to find out more.
Intro to Naviance

10th Grade Resources

Revise Your Four Year Plan

You have made it through a year of the New Tech High experience! As you enter Sophomore year, it is important to reflect and revise your 4 Year Plan. Below you will find a link the University of California 4 Year Planner, a helpful resource in mapping out your high school experience:


My Academic Planner Link

Napa Valley College Courses

We generally don't recommend students to think about taking Napa Valley College courses until at least Spring of their Sophomore year. New Tech High students are required to complete at least 12 units (20 high school credits) of UC transferable college courses. Here are some helpful tips when thinking about what courses might be appropriate:


  • What courses might be good entry points to the college experience?
  • What other activities do I have going on that might be affected by college classes?
  • Do I know the difference between high school classes and college classes?

11th Grade Resources

New Choices Course!

We are excited to announce that Juniors will be the first class to take our new Choices: College and Career Success course. In this course, students will do many of the following:


  • Explore varying college options (2 yr vs 4 yr; public vs private)
  • Examine potential college majors
  • Learn about the college admissions process
  • Develop their career interests
  • Build a resume, learn to interview, and other job experiences
  • Explore emerging career fields and trends
  • Prepare for their internship


We are excited and what this course will do to expand the horizons of all of our students at New Tech High!

SAT & ACT Test Dates

Below you will find both the links for the SAT and ACT test dates.

12th Grade Resources

New College Advisor

We are excited to announce that Ms. Vallerga has moved into the role of our part-time College Advisor. She will be available to Senior students each Thursday for one-on-one college counseling and support. Details will soon come on how students can set-up a meeting with her.

Find Out More About the Common App

What Changed with the University of California Application?

Saturday Academy College Support Workshops

We have launched a new Saturday Academy workshop series for Senior families. This four week series will allow you and your students to dive deeper into exploring the RIGHT choice for your higher education experience. In working with professional college consultant, Heidi Hamler, we are able to provide this series at a reduced cost of $100 for the entire series (additional scholarships available). This reduced cost is provided due to the generous support of Family Giving and the Friends of New Tech. Please see the flyer below. Completed forms should be returned to the New Tech office and the first workshop is September 17th!
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