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College Center

College Week

Seniors, next week is College Week!

Make sure you participate in three of the five events happening next week to earn a raffle ticket to win prizes like free prom ticket, and gift cards!

Below is the schedule:

Monday - Wear your college gear! There will be a kickoff at lunch on the esplanade. This is where you can pick up your passport (to show proof of attending event)

Tuesday - Workshops at lunch.

  • Money Management (room 101)
  • Navigating the 1st year (room 103)
  • Health & Wellness (room 104)


Wednesday - College & Career Fair @ lunch on esplanade


Thursday - Workshops at lunch.

  • Money Management (room 101)
  • Navigating the 1st year (room 103)
  • Health & Wellness (room 104)


Friday - Wear your college gear. Field trip to CCSF for registered students. You will receive the permission slip during your homeroom this Friday!


Let's make these last few days in high school memorable!


Exploring College Options - Student/Parent Information Sessions

Exploring College Options is a special recruitment program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. During the spring or fall of each year, the Exploring College Options group will visit all 50 states, Puerto Rico, USVI and the District of Columbia. At each event, representatives from the five universities will conduct brief slide presentations about their institution and answer your questions about the sometimes-mystifying world of college admissions. You will learn what distinguishes one fine university from another, what competitive colleges look for in the selection process, and what you can do to enhance your college application.

The programs start promptly at 7:00pm, so we suggest arriving 15 to 20 minutes beforehand to complete the sign-in process and find a seat. Programs typically last one and a half hours. Please feel free to bring your parent or guardian to the program, and if you have a friend who you think might be interested, please direct him/her to this website for registration information.

Information Sessions In Your Region

Please refer to the map below and click on a particular state or neighboring states to obtain details about information sessions in your region. To learn more about and to register for events conducted outside of the United States, please visit the International Cities webpage. To RSVP, click on the corresponding "Register" link.


San Francisco session is on Sunday, May 3rd at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco (5 Embarcadero Center)

The Stanford Undergraduate Pre-Vet Club presents the 4th Annual Pre-Vet Expo

Are you interest in Veterinary School?  Are you interested in learning about the various specializations in the Veterinary field?  Like caring for animals and interested in pursuing a career working with animals?  

The Stanford Undergraduate Pre-Vet Club presents the 4th Annual Pre-Vet Expo.   The Expo is a day long conference for high school, undergraduate students and interested high school staff and faculty interested in learning about the field of Veterinary Science.  Veterinary medicine is an exciting and diverse profession that offers opportunities to work not only in clinical practice, but also in academia, research, public health, and for the government/military.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about areas of specialization from local veterinarians
  • Have lunch and learn about the veterinary field
  • Talk to current students and alumni from top veterinary schools
  • Learn about  ways to volunteer and gain experience
  • Learn how to prepare for veterinary school
Pre-registration is required - the deadline for register is May 12, 2015.
Student ages 14 or 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

For more information, please contact Steve Choy at (650) 724-7880

UC San Francisco's High School Outreach Conference!!

Do you want to be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist or physical therapist? If so, you should sign up for UC San Francisco's High School Outreach Conference!! This free event is happening on Saturday, April 18th! Hit the link below to sign up online.

San Francisco National College Fair

Plan to go to college after high school but have need more information as to which schools would be best for you?

Attend the San Francisco National College Fair!

It will be on Saturday, May 2nd

1:30PM - 4:30 PM

Location: Cow Palalce Arena, Daly City, CA


You must register at


At the fair you can pick up the on-site locator for the latest school list and a booth location map.

Meet one-on-one with college representatives who can answer questions.

Visit the Counseling/Resource Center to talk to a counselor about choosing a major, financial aid scholarship information, and more

Huckleberry Wellness Academy

Apply for the Huckleberry Wellness Academy for 2015-2018

Explore health issues impacting your community

Develop Leadership skills

Academic Support



-Current 9th and 10th graders

-1st in your family to attend college

-Interested in learning about health and wellness


Apply online at :

Get an application from the Wellness Center, Room 121


Please call HWA @ (415) 745-3535

Navigating Our Website

Please be sure to check out the different tabs such as Scholarships for Seniors, Scholarship for Juniors/Sophomores/Freshmen, Awesome Stuff To Do, Job Opportunities.

There are a lot of information in each tab.

Be sure to check often because opportunities must be seized before the deadline!

Also, if you see a link, be sure to highlight it, copy it, then paste it into your browser.


--Chatree Touch


SAT Practice Test at George Washington High School

When: Thursday, April 23rd at 1:00pm - 5:30pm

$10 to Mrs. Saunders. Cost supports GWHS AVID Program.


Register by April 16th.


Exam room 227

FIDM's Open House

Learn about our 26 Bachelor's and associates degree programs, meet successful grads, and see student work.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Reserve your spot today! Go to

or test FIDMOpenHouse to 57682

Cash for College Night & Kickoff to Black History Month - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cash for College Night & Kickoff to Black History Month - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

GWHS would like to invite all students and their families to attend Cash for College Night and Kickoff to Black History Month on Wednesday, January 28th, from 6-8pm in the cafeteria.  Financial aid representatives will explain how to get financial aid for college, and Seniors will have an opportunity to fill out and get help on their financial aid applications that evening, as well as be entered into a raffle to win an iPad mini or Toshiba laptop.  We strongly encourage students of all grades and their parents to attend this event. As usual, light dinner and interpretation in Mandarin, Spanish, Vietnamese and Nepalese will be provided.

華盛頓高中誠摯地邀請所有學生與家庭在一月, 二十八號,星期三, 晚上六點到八點,在本校飯廳 光臨<<上大學用的錢講座並興祝非洲美   歷史之月>>。 大學經濟援助代表會為各位講解怎樣獲得經濟援助上大學﹔ 十二年級的學生當晚會有機會填寫經濟援助申請表並在填表的過程接受幫助。  十二年級的學生還可以加入抽獎活動贏蘋果公司的手提小電腦和T的輕便電腦。我們非常鼓勵所有年級的學生與家長參加這講座。 象以往, 我們會供應簡單的晚餐與國語, 西班牙語和越語翻譯。

GWHS invita a todos los alumnos y sus familias a asistir a la Noche de dinero para la Universidad y celebración del mes de historia afroamericana” el miercoles, 28 de enero, de las 6 a 8 de la noche en la cafeteria.  El personal de ayuda económica para la universidad les explicarán la manera en que uno puede obtener ayuda económica para la universidad y los alumnos de doceavo año y sus papás tendrán oportunidad de llenar y pedir ayuda en el proceso de llenar sus solicitudes en esa misma noche; además, entrarán a un sorteo para ganar un mini iPad o una computadora Toshiba portable.  Recomendamos mucho a alumnos de todos los grados y sus papás que asistan a este evento.  Como antes, vamos a proporcionar cena ligera e interpretación al mandarin, espanol, vietnamita e idioma de Nepal.  

FREE SAT and ACT test prep at SF Public Libraries!

The schedule for free SAT and ACT test prep at SF public libraries are now open.

Sign up ASAP before spots are filled.

CCSF Placement Exam at Washington

If you're planning on going to CCSF, or have it as a back-up, you should sign-up for the CCSF Placement exams at George Washington.

When: Thursday, December 11th

Time: 1PM (About 3-4hours long)

Location: George Washington High School, room 123 and room 125.

Sign up with Mr. Touch in the College & Career Center ASAP!

ACT Practice Test at George Washington High School

The 4.5 hour, fully proctored practice ACT, will show students what to expect in a test-like environment. Students will receive a comprehensive analysis of their performance on the test, detailing individual strengths and weaknesses.


Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 1:15PM - 5:45PM, room 227

Registration form can be picked up in the College & Career Center or Counseling Office.

$10 to register. Both form and money are turned into Mrs. Saunders in the Counseling Office.

All proceeds benefit George Washington High School's AVID program.

Deadline to register is December 19th.


Browse our website!!

Remember to check out the different sections on our website! There are tons of opportunities that you can take advance of.

Important Workshops

1) San Francisco State University College Application and Enrollment Workshop

Wednesday, October 29th at 2:30 PM in the Cafeteria

Learn about SFSU's outstanding programs, scholarships, and information you need to know after you have applied!

All seniors interested in SFSU should attend!!!


2) Gates Millennium Scholarship and Scholarship Essay Writing Workshop

Thursday, October 30th at 1 PM in the College & Career Center

Learn about and how to win the Gates Millennium Scholarship from a recipient of the award.

FYI, students who attended this workshop ended up winning scholarships!

Everyone should attend!!!!

College Night and Latino Family Night

College Night


  George Washington High School 



Come learn about the important information and dates you’ll need to know to ensure you and your child are prepared for the college application season! Here are the main points we at the College Center will be able to educate you on in more detail:


  • College CenterStaff, resources, and tour
  • A-G RequirementsRequired courses
  • Required TestsACT, SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests
  • California School Systems: Community College, California State University, University of California, Private Colleges
  • College Applications 101Websites and deadlines
  • Financial AidFAFSA/Dream Act website (Fin Aid Night coming in January)


When:  Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 6:00PM

Where:  George Washington High School Cafeteria

Who:  College Center Staff


Please advertise widely! Hope to see you there!


College Center Staff,

Chatree Touch

Kevin Luu

Angela Wong

Arman Liwanag


For more information, feel free to stop by and visit us at the College Center in Room 114 or give us a call @ 415-750-8400 ext: 3114

CSU College Readiness Results

Seniors! Do you want to know if you're ready for college level English and math?

Click on the link!


It's the same account as your CSU profile.

Do you want free job training and experiences that will land you a job? Check out this link!

The Office of Economic and Workforce Development have many Access Points (offices) to help you obtain skills and employment!

Services they provide includes:

  • Job search assistance
  • Career planning and exploration
  • Job preparation workshops
  • Acess to education and training services
  • Access to computers, internet, fax machines, and copy machines.


Click here for ACCESS POINTS


Click here for more information


There are various training programs:

  • Healthcare
  • Tech
  • Construction
  • Hospitality

Click here for job training programs

Gulen Institute Youth Platform 2015

Who is eligible?

All high school students, currently enrolled in 9th through 12th grades, attending public or private schools in the United States or aboard.


Essay requirements:

Essays must be written in English, original, unpublished, and written entirely by the student. 1,500-2,000 words in length. Properly annotated. In compliance with MLA standards regarding citations and bibliography. Submitted online at the event website

Submission deadline is December 15, 2014


Topic: "Are citizens of the world succeeding in lessening global poverty?"


Along with the monetary prize, the top 30 winners will receive a three day trip to Washington DC

HBCU College Tour for Foster Youth

Take a tour of Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, ASU, and Tuskegee University.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be enrolled in school and actively pursuing high school diploma, GED, or post secondary education.
  • Be enrolled and active at San Francisco Independent Living Skills Program
  • Be available to attend ALL pre-trip meetings
  • Youth with a grade point average (GPA) over 2.0 will be given priority


Application is due to SF ILSP by September 17th by 6pm.


You will need proof of:

  1. School enrollment
  2. One letter of recommendation
  3. Current GPA


Interviews will be held September 18-23.


See Mr. Touch for the flyer and application.


MAP to College! is a free, one-day, annual college-going event held in the fall for Bay Area students in the 12th grade and their parents or guardians. The event will be held on Saturday, September 27; register online now.

Fall semester of a student’s senior year in high school is a critical time for college applications. As colleges become more competitive and selective, it is important that students understand the nuances of each college application and how to write a strong personal essay.

Attendees of MAP to College! can attend workshops on the UC application and personal statement, the CSU application, the Community College transfer path, the application and admissions process for private colleges and financial aid.

Financial aid workshops are presented in English, Spanish and Cantonese.

This event is targeted to students in the twelfth grade, but students of all grades are welcome to attend!

Seniors register for the SAT! Waiver is available!

SAT Test Dates 2014 – 2015


Test Date          Registration Deadline             Late Fee Required



October 11, 2014                          September 12, 2014                                September 12 – 30, 2014


November 8, 2014                         October 9, 2014                                     October 10 – 28, 2014


December 6, 2014                         November 6, 2014                                  November 7 – 24, 2014


January 24, 2015                            December 29, 2014                               December 30 – January 13, 2015


March 14, 2015                             February 13, 2015                                  February 14 – March 3, 2015


May 2, 2015                                  April 6, 2015                                         April 7 – 21, 2015, 2015


June 6, 2015                                  May 8, 2015                                         May 9 – 27, 2015


*Subject tests for language with listening are only given during the November 8th test date.

** Fee waivers are given by the College Center.

*** Come to the College Center to borrow a SAT practice book.

Seniors register for the ACT. Waiver available at the College Center

ACT Test Dates 2014 – 2015


Test Date           Registration Deadline        Late Fee Required

September 13, 2014                      August 8, 2014                                           August 9–22, 2014


October 25, 2014                          September 19, 2014                                    September 20–October 3, 2014


December 13, 2014                       November 7, 2014                                       November 8–21, 2014


February 7, 2015                           January 9, 2015                                           January 10–16, 2015


April 18, 2015                               March 13, 2015                                           March 14–27, 2015


June 13, 2015                               May 8, 2015                                                May 9–22, 2015

Burger King Scholarships- have it your way.

Check it out, as long as you have a 2.5 or better you are eligible to apply, and don't eat too much junk food!

Asian Pacific Fund

This Bay Area foundation does a LOT to try to match deserving students with the funds to help them pay for college. They have scholarships for academic ...more

Dell Scholarships

2.4 minimum gpa, and pursuing a college degree.  Come talk to us in the College and Career Center if you are interested in applying!

826 Valencia Scholarships!

Not only do they want to help you on your college essays, they even want to give you money to help pay for college.  All you need is demonstrated financial need, an interest in a 2-year, 4-year, or technical school, and, ideally, an interest in writing.  Find out more:

College Center Locker

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College Counselor

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AACE Advisors

Kevin Luu:

College Access Center

Angela Wong:

Event Calendar!