Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter

Class of 2020

Oakland Tech Graduation: Wednesday, May 27th 6:00pm at the Paramount Theater

Tentative Senior Portrait Dates By Appointment Only

17 SEP 2019, TUE 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-190917
18 SEP 2019, WED 2:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-190918
19 SEP 2019, THU 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-190919
20 SEP 2019, FRI 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-190920
21 SEP 2019, SAT 10am – 3:50pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-190921
1 OCT 2019, TUE 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191001
2 OCT 2019, WED 2:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191002
3 OCT 2019, THU 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191003
4 OCT 2019, FRI 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191004
5 OCT 2019, SAT 10am – 3:50pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191005
15 OCT 2019, TUE 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191014
16 OCT 2019, WED 2:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191015

28 OCT 2019, MON 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191028
29 OCT 2019, TUE 3:30 – 7:20pm TENT-20OAKOTH-SRS-191029

The photographer will reach out to families via email and social media to schedule appointments. If you have any questions or concerns please contact:

My Legacy Matters, Inc. mylegacymatters.us | 707-297-7304 | 888-379-9328

Senior To Do List

  • Complete FAFSA ( Oct. 1st-March 2nd)
  • Go on college visits
  • Finalize college list
  • Attend College Nights/ Fairs etc.
  • Register for SAT/ACT
  • Complete college applications prior to deadline
  • Work on PIQ's, Personal Statements and EOP questions
  • Ask for letters or recommendations early
  • Be a leader on campus in clubs, sports and service projects
  • Keep track of deadlines
  • Complete a transcript evaluation with school counselor
  • Have a professional email
  • Hunt for scholarships
  • Make your final decision
  • Verify financial aid
  • Prepare for AP Exams
  • Successfully complete senior year with a "C" or better
  • Participate in Senior activities
  • Send official transcripts
  • Apply for student housing
  • Attend Orientation

College And Career Center

Oakland Tech’s College & Career Center (CCC) provides guidance, support and inspiration to Tech students as they explore college and career journeys after high school. Located in the newly refurbished Room 16 on Tech’s lower level, the CCC is open five days a week to students on a drop-in basis or by appointment. All Bulldogs are encouraged take advantage of this terrific resource.

College Visits: OT library

Kenyon College

Sep 9 @ 12:40pm – 1:35pm

UC Berkeley-Sciences Po Dual Degree

Sep 11 @ 10:40am – 11:25am

Barnard College

Sep 11 @ 12:50pm – 1:35pm

Goucher College

Sep 11 @ 12:00pm – 12:45pm

Northwestern University

Sep 18 @ 12:50pm – 1:35pm

Macalester College

Sep 19 @ 9:00am – 9:55am

University of Washington

Tuesday, September 24⋅11:00 – 11:30 am

Vassar College

Thursday, September 26⋅9:00 – 9:55 am


Tuesday, October 1⋅9:00 – 9:55 am

AP Exam Schedule

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Beat the Rush Order Cap and Gowns Now

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Earn your GED with Oakland Adult and Career Education You can Create the Future you Want!

  • GED is considered equivalent to a high school diploma and is recognized by all States and internationally.
  • Students may begin at a Community College with a GED.
  • Students can apply for financial aid with a GED.
  • 97% of companies accept the GED for employment.
  • Students earn the GED by passing 4 tests: (Math, Reading Language Arts, Science and Social Studies).
  • Students can take the test in English or Spanish
  • The military accepts the GED. The student also has 15 college credits.
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Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides talented and motivated, yet under-served young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support.


Our program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for the quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.


Our approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to help them achieve economic self-sufficiency.

For the first six months of the program, students develop technical and professional skills in the classroom. Students then apply those skills during the second six months on an internship at one of Year Up’s corporate partners. Students take coursework eligible for college credit, earn an educational stipend, and are supported by staff advisors, professional mentors, dedicated social services staff, and a powerful network of community-based partner

Exercise Your Right: 16 & 17 Year Olds Can Now Pre-Register Online to Vote

In California, eligible 16 and 17 year olds can now pre-register online to vote and then automatically become active voters once they turn 18 — strengthening our democracy by helping to choose the people who will lead us and by voicing their opinions on issues that affect the future of our communities, state and union. We strongly encourage our eligible Bulldog students and families to register now and to exercise their right to be heard.

Senior Counselors

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Before School: Drop-In Appointments

1st - 3rd Periods​ - By Appointments ONLY

Lunch​ - Drop-In Appointments

4th Period​ - Counselor Lunch Break

5th - 6th Periods​ - By Appointments ONLY

After school: Drop-In appointments


Susheela Moonsamy 10-12

Counseling: Last name A-E

Room 110

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 110

Work Email:susheela.moonsamy@ousd.org

Amy Martinez 10-12

Counseling, Last Name: F - Liang

Room 112

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 112

Work Email:amy.martinez@ousd.org

Emily Schoenhofer 10-12

Counseling: Last Name: Liao - Q

Room: 108

Work Email: emily.schoenhofer@ousd.org

Jacqueline Johnson 10-12

Counseling: Last Name: R-Z

Room 114

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 114

Work Email:jacqueline.johnson@ousd.org

Staci Ross-Morrison


Room: Main Office

Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 128

Work Email:staci.ross-morrison@ousd.org

Main Campus

4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 450-5400
(510) 450-5428 FAX

Upper Campus (UC) — Fashion, Art & Design

5263 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7116
(510) 654-7157 FAX

Russell Campisi Assistant Principal

12th Grade and Senior Activities