October Bulletin

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NVUSD College Breakout Night

Wednesday, Oct. 26th, 6pm

920 Yount Street

Napa, CA

This year we are hosting the NVUSD College Breakout Night. During this night, there will be various breakout sessions to help your student better understand the college going process. Breakouts will be held in SAT/ACT, UC and CSU applications, FAFSA, and more! The College Night is for all grades, whether you are a Senior family getting ready to apply or a Freshman family just getting started!

College Field Trip Was a Huge Success!

Our first ever all-school college field trip was a huge success! Students visited one of ten Northern California schools! For 22% of our students, it was their first time on a college visit. Over 85% of students want us to do more experiences like this! Thank you for your support!

FAFSA Updates for 2016-2017

The FAFSA has been updated starting this year and is now available. Visit the link below to learn more about the changes:

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!

What are the A-G Requirements?

In California, the A-G system guides families to understand what classes students should take to be ready for a 4-year institution. Students must earn a "C" or better for a course to count as A-G. To learn more about A-G visit the University of California A-G Guide.
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CWRA Assessment

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

920 Yount Street

Napa, CA

On October 19th, all 9th graders will take the CWRA assessment. This assessment is a baseline measure for critical thinking and college readiness. Students take the assessment again as Seniors at New Tech High.

Using Naviance to Prepare

New Tech High uses the college and career readiness tool Naviance to help students think about life after high school. Through advisory, students complete modules and reflection activities to build a better understanding of what colleges and careers might be the best fit for them. Students have access to Naviance 24/7 and can access it through the Family Connection website linked below.

10th Grade Resources

PSAT Test for 10th and 11th Graders

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

920 Yount Street

Napa, CA

All 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT on October 19th starting promptly at 8 am. It is important that students get a good nights sleep and arrive to school on time that day!

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

PSAT Test for 10th and 11th Graders

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 8am

920 Yount Street

Napa, CA

All 10th and 11th graders will take the PSAT on October 19th starting promptly at 8 am. It is important that students get a good nights sleep and arrive to school on time that day!

SAT vs. ACT?

Junior year is the time to start thinking about whether you should take the SAT or ACT or both? Many colleges accept both, but it is important to begin to look at what the universities you are exploring require or recommend!

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

Application Tips from UC Davis

Saturday Academy College Support Workshops

Thank you to all of the families that have participated in the first 2 sessions of the College Support Workshop series! The next workshop date is November 5th on the UC and CSU application process. Cost for this workshop is $25 (scholarships available). If interested, please let Mr. Johnson know!
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