College Representative Visits- Admission Office representatives from over 150 public and private colleges visit the center every year. Representatives from these colleges read our student's applications. Juniors and Seniors can ask questions and learn valuable information first hand. These visits are posted under "College Visits" on Family Connection/Naviance and typically begin in August and run to the start of Thanksgiving break. Students sign up on Naviance and pick up a pass at the beginning of the day in the College & Career Center in order to be released from class time.
College Application Workshops - These workshops are scheduled in the fall during academy sessions for seniors who would like assistance in completing their applications or help with essay writing. For a full list and to register for academy offerings, students should check TeachMore.
Naviance Workshops - The College & Career Adviser conducts grade-appropriate Naviance workshops with all students each year beginning with orientation and career planning at the freshman and sophomore level through the college search/ application process for the juniors and seniors. Students complete personality and career interest profile assessments, do career and college search, create a resume, learn about test prep, create their college lists and much more.
Career Assessments- The Center has an information library that encompasses hundreds of careers. These materials are updated frequently. In addition, freshmen and sophomore students complete "Do What You Are", Learning Style Inventory and Strengths Explorer assessments on Naviance which leads to career exploration and matching during their annual scheduled visits to the College & Career Center.
Technology- The Center offers college and career search computer programs and internet access, providing an array of research opportunities for students. Computers are available for student use. Students are introduced to Family Connection/Naviance as Freshman which is a web-based tool designed especially for students and parents to help make decisions about colleges and careers.
Reference Materials -The Center maintains resources on every two-and-four year college in the United States, college majors, sports programs, scholarships, financial aid, ratings of college majors, resumes and much more!
Scholarships- Each year, over 200 scholarship applications are made available to students. The scholarship list is posted on Family Connection and updated regularly. A national scholarship list is also available on Family Connection. The center maintains current scholarship books in it's library as well.
Foreign Exchange and Summer Programs - Extensive information on programs around the world is available at the center. Representatives from summer/study abroad companies visit the center during lunch in late fall/early spring and these are open to sophomore through senior students and parents. Students can also find information about summer academic programs on college campuses and other summer opportunities. Over 2,500 programs are listed under "Enrichment Programs" on Family Connection/Naviance.
College Planning Materials- A wide variety of current college planning books, test prep books, college catalogs, sports information, books on writing successful college essays, resumes and preparing for a successful college interview. and much more is available to check out.
Community Service/President's Volunteer Service Award Program - A list of community service organizations seeking volunteers is maintained in the College & Career Center. Miramonte students (age 16 and over) are awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for volunteering at least 100 hours in the 12 month period ending March 31 or the MHS Award for 50 hours or more. Students (age 15 and under) are awarded the President's Award for 50 or more hours or the MHS Award for 25 or more. All hours must be verified on letterhead stationary signed by an authorized representative of the service organization and submitted to Ms. Stuber no later than the 2nd Friday in April. An award ceremony honoring the students is held at the end of the school year.
Test Preparation - In addition to all the test prep materials in the Center for ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests and AP tests, we offer Method Test Prep for both the ACT and SAT on-line through Family Connection/Naviance. This course helps students build their math, reading, writing and SAT/ACT test prep skills and offers a six-week course including practice tests. There is no charge to our students for this program. A list of local test prep companies and tutors is also available.
- Tutor lists are available for every academic subject taught at Miramonte. These are available in the center or can be requested electronically via email to Stephanie Brady.
Part-time Jobs/Summer Internships - A Job binder is maintained in the Center which includes current part-time job openings, internships and volunteer opportunities.
Rotary Career Night - For over 58 years we have hosted an Annual Orinda Rotary Career Night program for students in March. Eight to ten panel discussions are provided in a variety of career areas. Open to all grade levels.
Senior Award Night - Seniors who are recipients of special awards are recognized at the end of the school year.
Students: Use Naviance Connections to research careers and colleges, scholarships, enrichment programs, interests and learning styles, to complete SAT/ACT test prep and sign up for college visits and workshops. Additional resources are posted on your Family Connection home page.
College Admission Representatives wishing to schedule a college visit are encouraged to email Stephanie Brady
requesting a date and time as far in advance as possible. Visits will be posted on our college visit list on Naviance as well as in our daily bulletin and Matador News.Scholarships
are posted on Family Connection/Naviance and updated regularly. Students of all grade levels should check regularly as there are some awards listed that are open to younger students.
Enrichment Programs have been updated on Naviance under "College Research". Over 2,500 summer, gap year, school year and study abroad programs as well as some internships are listed. Students and parents are encouraged to explore.
Tutor Lists are available in the College & Career Center
Part-time jobs, summer jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities are posted in the Job Binder in the College & Career Center.