Oakland Tech Senior Newsletter
Class of 2020
Welcome Members and Parents of the Class of 2020
While you’re probably eager to graduate and put high school behind you, don’t forget to slow down and enjoy it for all that it’s worth. These are the final 180 days that you will spend with most of the people that you’ve grown up with, so be sure to make each day count.
With that being said, there will be a lot of things you need to do to get ready for your first year of college and to make sure you can have a wonderful senior year experience at Oakland Tech. Please read the newsletter to keep up with the latest information.
First Day Of School: Monday August 12th
Returning Students: Register Now for 2019-20 School Year
All returning students have received either an email or a text message from the OUSD Student Welcome Center with information about registering online. This is an exciting new development, and it is sure to save families a lot of time and stress.
Families should complete the online registration ASAP. Then, in August, all students will report to Tech in person on Aug. 5 or Aug. 6 for their ID photos and class schedules. (Details to come.)
Log into Schoolmint here using the login information you received in your email or text.
Your login should be either your email address or primary phone number. Once you are in Schoolmint, indicate whether you are returning or not. We need this information ASAP. You also can complete your registration documents online and submit them after confirming whether you will return to Tech.
If you are not able to log into Schoolmint, please send an email with your intent to return to Mr. Fairly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 & Career Center Text Notifications
Students and parent/guardians are encouraged to sign up to receive text notifications about college rep visits, college application deadlines, financial aid, college fairs, SAT/ACT Prep and more. Text the following grade appropriate code to 81010:
- 12th Grade: @tech-2019
- 11th Grade: @tech-2020
- 10th Grade: @tech-2021
- 9th Grade: @tech-2022
AP Exam Schedule
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.
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.
CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR POTENTIAL.
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.
THE HIGH SUPPORT, HIGH EXPECTATION MODEL.
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.
4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 450-5428 FAX
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5263 Broadway Terrace, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-7157 FAX
12th Grade Counselors
Counseling: Last name A-G
Room 110Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 110
Counseling, Last Name: H-N
Jacqueline JohnsonCounseling: Last Name: O-Z
Room 114Work Phone:450-5400 Ext 114