For a comprehensive website to navigate the college planning process, click this link:  College & Career 101.




    If any of the colleges you applied to require mid-year transcripts (1st semester Senior grades), follow this procedure:  DO NOT add a new transcript request in Naviance.  Simply go to the webstore and in the comment field write "midyears", then list the names of the colleges that need them. If you have questions, come to the College & Career Center or talk to your counselor.





    The Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, and Integrative Biology Departments extend an invitation to experience a summer at UC Berkeley. They are offering over 10 classes all suitable for high school students, and most will require little prerequisites or background in the majors. Students could get a jump on general education requirements that are transferable to the UC system. See the Summer Sessions website for more information on enrollment.  They will host an info session through Google Hangouts with the departments’ academic advisors on Wednesday, January 16, 7:00pm. Click here to RSVP.


    OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS:  See College & Career 101 for a larger list of Summer Programs.



    Don't miss this exciting opportunity to listen to Brian Murray, Venture Capitalist, talk about the business of raising money for startup companies.  He is a young, hip, and engaging speaker who will break you into groups to brainstorm ideas and troubleshoot problems.  Each talk is different, so feel free to attend one or both sessions.
    Dates:        Friday, January 25 and Friday, February 1
    Time:          Academy 
    Location:    E13
    Audience:   Open to all grades, limited to 30 students
    Register:     Sign up for J. Batcheller's Academy on Jan. 25, Feb. 1




    Joan Batcheller will be hosting students on a free tour of UC Davis. The group will meet with an admissions rep, have a tour of the campus, meet with Campo alumni, eat lunch in the cafeteria, and return back to Campo around 1:30 pm.


    Sign up by January 22.  Go to the College & Career Center, E13, to pick up and return the permission form by January 24.  On January 28, students meet the bus at 7:15 am in front of CPAC.  The bus leaves promptly at 7:30 am.


    Date:                 Monday, January 28

    Time:                 7:15am - 1:30pm

    Cost:                  Bus provided free of charge

    Limit:                 40 students

    Register:            Click here




    Date:        Tuesday, January 29

    Time:        7:00 - 8:00 pm

    Location:  Campo Library




    SAT/ACT COMBO Mock Test: January 26, Campolindo Library, 9-1 pm.  This exam helps students find out which test is best for them

    Scoreback session: Feb 6, Room E13, 7-8 pm


    ACT Boot Camp: March 16 and March 23 (9-1pm) E13


    SAT Mock Test:    March 2, Campolindo Library, 9-1 pm

    Scoreback session: March 13, Room E13, 7-8 pm

    Boot Camp: April 20 and April 27 (9-1pm) E13


    Register here.




    Orinda Day Camp:  Come work at Orinda Day Camps! We are now accepting applications for 2019 summer camp staff! We're looking for energetic, responsible counselors that want to make a difference in the Orinda community. If you enjoy working with children and love to have fun and stay active during the summer, camp is the perfect place to work. Flexible schedules, June 10-August 9, 16+ years old, $13/hour. For applications email jstearns@cityoforinda.org.


    Orinda Hardware: Cashier for weekends and/or after school. Starting at $11/ hour. If interested, contact via Facebook, email at orindatruevalue@yahoo.com or pick up an application at the store


    Dolphin Club at Del Rey Elementary School’s after school program. Positions open: 

    M-F 2:45-5

    M/W/F 2:45-5

    T/Th 2:45-5

    Interested? Email dolphinclub@orinda.k12.ca.us


    Rossmoor in Walnut Creek - Searching for Part Time Lifeguard and Golf Course Range Worker.  See more details here:  lifeguard and golf course range worker.  If interested, email your resume to recruiting@rossmoor.com


    Sherman Swim School - Part-time after school in Lafayette, 2 or more weekdays. $12-14 per hour. If interested, contact Steve Sherman at 925-283-2100 or by email at sherman243@comcast.net. 


    Patxi's Pizza in Lafayette - Part-time, Host & Cashier, 3-4 hour shifts. $10.50 and eligible for tips. If interested, either call 925-299-0704 or email lafayette@patxispizza.com or drop by the location for an application and interview!


    Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation: Part-time Humane Education Assistant in Walnut Creek. This is a great job for an outgoing and enthusiastic teen who loves animals, is comfortable with public speaking, and would like to gain some work experience working with kids! This position is 7 hours per week, every Saturday year-round. The primary responsibility is working with our other Humane Ed Assistants to host our animal-themed birthday parties and events for kids. The full job description and details on how to apply can be found here.


    Tutorfly - Become a tutor. Positions start at $15 an hour, and you can choose to accept payment or donate to a charity of their choice.  Email info@tutorfly.org.




    • Mid-year transcripts: If any of the colleges you applied to require mid-year transcripts (1st semester Senior grades), follow this procedure:  DO NOT add a new transcript request in Naviance.  Simply go to the webstore and in the comment field write "midyears", then list the names of the colleges that need them. If you have questions, come to the College & Career Center or talk to your counselor.
    • Follow-up:  After you submit your college applications, it is very important that you follow all the steps listed on College & Career 101:  Now That College Apps Are Done.




    • Plan for summer now
    If any student is interested in exploring a field of interest (art, science, technology, etc.), consider attending a summer program.  Registration for these programs usually begins in the winter.  See College & Career 101 for a list of various Summer Programs.
    • General Guidance
    The College & Career Center works hard all year to help students and families.  In the Fall we are extremely busy helping Seniors navigate the college application process.  After January, we schedule time to meet with every student in grade-level groups to discuss college and career planning.  In the meantime, I am happy to meet with you, but be mindful that my top priority now is Seniors and my schedule is very full until January when college applications are done.  
    Joan Batcheller
    College & Career Advisor
    College Career Center - E13
    Please do not leave phone messages. Emailing works best for me!
    Joan Batcheller


    Please contact me via email at jbatcheller@auhsdschools.org.  I am usually busy meeting with students or families, so I cannot easily answer my phone.  Please understand that it may take some time to get back to you. Thank you for your patience.   


    The College & Career Center, room E13, is an information resource center of Campolindo’s Counseling Office.  Please feel free to email me to set up a 20 minute appointment to discuss the college application process.  Students and parents are welcome to visit and are encouraged to use the many resources of the Center, some of which can be checked out for home use. These include information on the following: Colleges and universities, college-related guides and selection information, career information, financial aid and scholarships, testing information, community service opportunities, job listings.