The Sacramento Bee featured an article and an editorial about Steps to College 2014, the northern California conference that helps DREAMERS in education path to higher education. Thousands of families visited the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento on Saturday, February 1, 2014 to complete applications for college financial aid, college admission, and immigration pathways to citizenship undocumented students can to attend college in the Golden State regardless of their legal status thanks to the California Dream Act.
Steps to College 2013 video - to view click below!
Steps to College 2013
Dream Act video - to view click below!
California Dream Act Application PSA
AB 130 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria (California Education Code 68130.5(a)) to apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships for public colleges and universities.
AB 131 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant.California Dream Act Video Interviews on UNIVISION
Presented by the California Student Aid Commission. Watch the newest California Dream Act Training Videos.You can download the five training video presentations here: Dream Act Training Webinar!2014-15 Dream Act Application Documents
Sacramento Charter High School won the fall 2013 College Challenge, now they welcome Zendaya as their Celebrity Principal for a Day on March 3rd!
Congratulations! to all of the staff and students who made a national victory possible!
The College Challenge aimed to build college awareness among all high school students and encourage seniors to complete college applications, and we really saw students rise to the challenge. There were over 131,000 check-ins at FAFSA workshops, SAT and ACT celebrations, college campus visits, and library study sessions; more than 423,000 games played; 26,000 polls answered; over 150,000 Mind Games trivia questions answered; and almost 8,000 college application submissions reported!
It was a close competition between more than 70 schools across California and the Metro Detroit region. In the end, one school really stood out and took the top national prize. That school is
Sacramento Charter High School!
From the very beginning, Sacramento Charter High School fought hard to stay on top. The Student Ambasasadors hosted pep rallies, set up lunch time computer stations and made regular classroom visits to make sure everyone in the school knew about the competition and how to log on to getschooled.com to earn points. Their Challenge video even took first place in the Student Ambassador Video Contest we held in November. As the winners, Student Ambassadors Chantay Crawford and Aryanna Lewis were flown to Los Angeles to attend the Teen Nick HALO Awards!
The senior class worked hard on their college applications and the entire student body played educational games, answered polls, checked in to FAFSA workshops and conducted college searches! For all of their efforts, Sacramento Charter High scored 496 out of 500 points for a nearly perfect score!
Congratulations to the staff and student body at Sacramento Charter High School!
We also had five regional winners that we would like to recognize. These schools will each walk away with a $5,000 cash prize for all of their hard work! Congratulations to all five of our College Challenge regional winners!
Irvington High School, in Fremont, CA
Los Angeles International Charter High School, Los Angeles, CA
Design Science Early College High School, Fresno, CA
Los Angeles Surrounding Area
Nuview Bridge Early College High School, Nuevo, CA
Harper Woods High School, Harper Woods, MI