Independent Study Updates

September 14, 2016

Julie Lythcott-Haimes Parenting Video

I watched this video last night. It was presented as part of the TED Talk/PBS Special Educational Revolution. It is enlightening, humorous, and a healthy reflection on how best to support teenagers as they transition from high school to post-secondary options. Please take the time to watch this!

PBS Series about Mental Health

My boss, Mr. Don Milhaupt, shared this article with me today. It is also a good read.

General Information

The classroom will be closed on Monday, September 19th. Teachers are having a Professional Development workshop.

Math Tutor- We have hired a tutor. He will be able to start working with students as soon as he is cleared by the school district. His name is Brandon Gutierrez. He is a Canada College Math Major! He will be available to work with students on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15- 12:15 in our classroom. I fully expect all students who are taking an Apex math class to participate in this opportunity to get help with math. If you do not intend to participate you must remain on track in your Apex math class, and you must give me a good reason for not participating! If you are behind you must participate!

Students taking Canada Classes- Please keep up with your assignments, and stay on top of due dates, upcoming exams and papers that are due. If you need help, talk to me! You can also schedule an appointment with your professor, get help in the Learning Center and reach out to other students for support!!!

Upcoming College Fairs

CSU College Night

All students and parents are invited to attend this free event.

Tuesday Sept 20, 2016

Oakland Marriott City Center

1001 Broadway


Access all 23 Campuses in One Night

  • Meet with CSU campus representatives
  • Receive answers to your specific questions
  • Participate in CSU admission and financial aid workshops



Performing and Visual Arts College Fair

This program will concentrate on the arts

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

South San Francisco Conference Center ​

Grand Ballroom

255 South Airport Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94080

See their website to register

STEM College and Career Fair

This program will concentrate on science, technology, engineering and math-related educational and career opportunities.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

South San Francisco Conference Center​

255 South Airport Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080

See their website for a list of colleges and to register

National Portfolio Day

Representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) will hold a Portfolio Day on 1/17/17.

Portfolio day will be January 14, 2017 at the San Francisco Art Institute

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration is not required

Bring your portfolio and meet one-on-one with the top art and design colleges and universities.