Student Resources

Homework Help

Student Services

Student Services assists with college preparation and post-secondary planning.

Work Permits

  • Obtain a green work permit application form (ACHS front office or college & Career Center Rm. C-4), ages 14-18yrs. old.
  • Complete the top & side of the application form (must have social security number), have your new employer fill out the middle section (must have workman’s comp. info) including signature, have a parent or guardian sign & date the bottom of the application.
  • Return completed form to Mrs. Isaac in Rm. C-4 College & Career Center for processing.
  • Actual permit will be available for pick up 24-48 hours after form is turned in (by lunch the following day).

Current & Summer Job Oppurtunities

  • Check with Mrs. Issac in Rm. C4 for current flyer.

Volunteer/Community Services

Exploratory/Work Experience

  • The Work Experience Program is for juniors and seniors who have the work experience teacher’s approval for the job, may earn 5 or 10 elective credits per semester; must have a minimum 2.0 GPA(required for the work permit). Must work a minimum of 8 hours per week for 5 credits or a minimum of 15 hours per week for 10 credits. *See Mr. Pherson Rm N4 Work Experience Teacher or Mrs. Isaac Rm. C-4 College & Career Center Tech. or your school counselor for more details.
  • The Fire Cadet Program is for juniors and seniors who would like to explore the field of fire technology. There are many learning activities at a fire station including ride-alongs with the firefighters. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to participate. Students can earn 5 elective credits per semester (maximum of 2 semesters). Students are interviewed and selected by the fire department’s coordinator, then assigned to a local fire station. See Mr. Pherson Rm N4 for details.

SAT/ACT Registration and Prep

Scholarships

Summer Pre-College Programs

College Information

  • NextStepU.com Find your Path to Success! NextStepU online magazine, is here to help with your next step in college, career and life planning!
  • AccreditedOnlineColleges.org/California
  • Colleges and Degrees can best be described as the Yelp of higher education. Location is the #1 factor in determining someone’s choice of college so this website focuses on where schools are located. Students can easily see all the schools in a certain area.There are community colleges, vocational colleges and state & private colleges and universities. Check this out – CollegesAndDegrees.com
  • CSU Mentor: www.csumentor.edu
  • UC California: www.universityofcalifornia.edu
  • College Week LiveCollegeWeekLive is the world’s largest and most successful college fair and it meets entirely online. With hundreds of colleges exhibiting and hundreds of thousands of registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, overcoming cost and distance. CollegeWeekLive is free for attendees
  • All College Essays

College Expoloration

Career Exploration

  • STEM Jobs – At STEM Jobs, get a free, digital magazine subscription, take our STEM Type Quiz and find a job where you can #dowhatyoulove.
    Read more…
  • MyFuture.com/
    • Detailed info on thousands of colleges and trade schools, as well as financial aid options
    • Extensive career data including national average salary, required experience and more
    • An overview of military service, including full-time and part-time options and their benefits
    • A Résumé Builder and other tools to make planning and applying easier
  • CatapultIncubator.org – Ashoka’s Catapult, is hosted at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania. Sourcing & developing the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs, Ashoka’s Catapult is an intensive four-month startup incubator for select high school students. The program provides participants with a comprehensive business curriculum, mentorships with corporate leaders and graduate students, and access to thought-leaders in the technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurship fields.Ashoka’s Catapult joined 33 youth from 19 states and 4 countries to develop and scale 8 enterprises that have generated over $90K to date.Applications are being accepted until September 21st!
  • Mobile University® is a FREE app students can research information on over 4,500 two-year and four-year Colleges & Universities across the United States, search by specifying preferences (public vs. private, major, 2yr. vs. 4yr., enrollment size and location, etc.), create a personal profile & save it on your mobile devices and send to multiple Colleges & Universities, allows direct communication with the Colleges & Universities, and students can search the database of over 4,000 private scholarships to find scholarship funding to assist with the cost of their education. Visit www.leverageapps.com/mobileuniversity, and download the FREE app today!
  • Aspiring Pharmacy Technician” Scholarship – High school seniors have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship. Awarded to students interested in pursuing a pharmacology career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Find eligibility information along with the online application link/form that is found on the right side of the page.
    *Please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page.
  • Aspiring Fashion Professional” Scholarship – This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to students interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college. The scholarship information is at the bottom of the page.
    *Please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page.
  • MAGIC CAMP – “Silly boys, M.A.G.I.C Camp is for girls!” Mentoring A Girl In Construction is a 1 week program opportunity during the summer. This program, in the fields of Construction, helps girls understand that construction can be a successful career choice for women.
    Careers may include but are not limited to: framing, tiling, plumbing, electrical, welding, painting and heavy equipment operation. Hands on and guest speakers in their fields, add to the FUN of this program. Girls in 10th-11th grade who have not been in the program before, or 12th grade girls who attended the year prior, qualify to apply for this 1 week commitment.
    See all the FUN & learning at: http://vimeo.com/62280948
  • Schmoop has a career assessment site that is FUN and informative! Check it out to find out what personality type you are and what job/career best suits you. Go online to: shmoop.com/careers
  • Schmoop.com
  • www.ndep.us – The National Defense Education Program for our country’s future Scientists and Engineers.
  • WiseChoice.com – WiseChoice has everything a student needs in one place to find colleges that fit. The comprehensive online college guidance system includes personality assessments and college-matching tools, college scores and more!
  • A-Z List of Careers
  • Career Assessment
    • O*NET.com
    • jocrf.org – Aptitudes are natural abilities for doing, or learning to do, certain kinds of things easily and quickly. Are you good at generating ideas, or analyzing numerical information? Can you think three-dimensionally or organize information quickly? Those are examples of aptitudes, and each occupation uses a different combination of aptitudes. As you explore this website, you will learn more about what aptitudes are and how they can help you plan for a satisfying and successful career. The brochure also has information about the testing program.
  • WhoDoUWant2B.com – a fun way to take a career assessment to find out what jobs would suit you best.
  • AnimationCareerReview.com – Encourages aspiring animation professionals to research and understand what a career in animation, and it’s related fields, requires in this career pathway. *Scholarships available*
  • OUHSD Annual Career Fair is held in March every year, during school hours Bus departs from ACHS, takes students to Oxnard Performing Arts Center for approx. 1 hour, then returns. Students explore different careers, speaking with community professionals in approx. 115 various career pathways.

Military Career Exploration

  • Army
  • Navy or Marines
  • Air Force
  • JROTC/ROTC
  • JROTC – A citizenship program devoted to the moral, physical and educational uplift of American youth. The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men & women to take their place in adult society. Find out more
  • MyFuture.com/
    • Detailed info on thousands of colleges and trade schools, as well as financial aid options
    • Extensive career data including national average salary, required experience and more
    • An overview of military service, including full-time and part-time options and their benefits
    • A Résumé Builder and other tools to make planning and applying easier

Misc.

Student Workshops

  • Homework Help – Register as New User and click on the Homework Help tab
  • Application Workshop for UC & CSU
  • iAdmissions.com
  • College Night (English and Spanish)
  • Financial Aid
  • ASVAB: ASVAB is College & Career assessment for Juniors & Seniors. It is the same skills, cognitive evaluation, personality and academic assessment that the military uses. This IS NOT a recruiting assessment. All students are required to put the school’s address and phone number on the paperwork – NOT their personal ones. The code on the assessment also is marked “No military recruiter contact”. This insures that the student can feel comfortable in finding out their career scores without fear of being contacted by the military.
  • Resume Writing/Interviewing

Computer Software

Career assessments, that allow students to identify their interests and explore career and college options.

  • Interest assessment
  • Occupation and college searches
  • College/Career Planning
  • Journal/Portfolio/Resume Builder
  • Links and articles

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