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PSAT / ACT / AP

SAT Testing

A standardized college admission test which covers Math, Reading and Writing. Register at the College Board website:

ACT Testing

A standardized college admission test that measures a student’s skills in five core areas: English, Math, Reading, Science, and Writing.

PSAT/NMSQT

Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is designed to measure a student’s ability to understand and process elements of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics.

Advanced Placement Tests

Passing scores on AP Tests may result in college credit. View AP Policies at individual colleges for more information. Taking AP Courses leading up to the AP test is recommended.

INTERVIEW BEST PRACTICES

PRACTICE INTERVIEWING

  • Do mock interviews
  • Practice with a friend or family member on the phone
  • Record the call
  • Avoid ums, uhs, okays

PHONE INTERVIEW

  • You should be prepared to take the call at a moment’s notice
  • When on the call keep your resume in clear view
  • Have a short list of accomplishments available to review

DURING THE INTERVIEW

  • Don’t smoke, drink, eat, chew gum
  • Keep a glass of water handy for a QUICK drink if necessary
  • Use Mr./Mrs. And last name, only use first if asked to do so
  • Smile, smiling changes the inflection in your voice in a positive way
  • Speak slowly and clearly
  • Take your time – it is perfectly fine to take a moment to collect your thoughts
  • Give short answers
  • Always remember the goal – set up a face to face interview
  • Remember to thank the person for the opportunity to interview with them

TOP INTERVIEW MISTAKES

IMPROVE YOUR TECHNIQUE

CA HEALTHY YOUTH ACT

For more information on the curriculum we use, go to MS & HS Curriculum (under CA Healthy Youth Act) or reach out to your Health teacher.

FACT SHEET
OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM

SUICIDE PREVENTION

The community resources listed below are provided to assist parents/guardians in finding services in our area. Peak Prep does not assume responsibility for the services provided by the agencies nor for fees that may be charged to the parent/guardian.

National Suicide Prevention Crisis Line

A 24-hour crisis line for individuals who are contemplating, threatening, or attempting suicide, including their family and friends. On online chat is also available on the website.

(800)273-8255

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line is fee, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

Text START to 741-741

Self Abuse Finally Ends (S.A.F.E.)

Addresses individuals coping with non-suicidal self-injury, including locally-based information, support and therapy referrals.

1-800-366-8288

https://selfinjury.com/

Mental Health Awareness for Teens

onlinemph.unr.edu/mental-health-awareness-for-teens

Teen Line (6PM – 10PM)

A hotline for teens operated by teens.

(800) 852-8336

(800) TLC-TEEN

Trevor Project (24 hour hotline)

Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth.

trevorproject.org

(866) 488-7386

2-1-1

2-1-1 Ventura County is a comprehensive information and referral service. By simply dialing 2-1-1 or going to http://www.211ventura.org/ you can be connected to a specialist for personalized assistance with health and human services. 211 is available in multiple languages, is free, and confidential. 2-1-1 is one of the best places to gather information for a variety of family and mental health needs.

Interface Children and Family Services is connected with 2-1-1. It is based in Ventura County and has six core programs: Mental Health & Trauma, Youth Crisis Intervention, Reentry Services, Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Prevention, Human Trafficking, and 2-1-1 Information & Referrals.

icfs.org

(805) 485-6114

MCKINNEY-VENTO

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Program helps homeless children have equal access to a free public education as provided to all of the other children in the District. A child is considered homeless if they do not have a regular adequate residence. This means any students living in shelters, in substandard housing, doubled up with friends or relatives because they have no other place to go and cannot afford a home. The other living arrangements included are single room hotels, cars, parks, public places, transitional affidavit.
ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONNAIRE

Homeless Children are guaranteed enrollment in school by The Federal McKinney-Vento Act and California State law if you live:

To enroll in or attend school if you live under any of theses conditions, you do NOT need to provide:

COVID-19 FAMILY RESOURCES

We know this is a difficult time for all families. Here are some helpful resources that families may be able to utilize. As we research and encounter more, we will add to it.
California Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to support students in crisis:

TEACHING LIAISON

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