Events & PresentationsFrosh Parent NightDate: August 29, 2019 - 5:15-6:30 pm Location: Student CenterIntended Audience: Parents of 9th gradersCounselors meet with parents prior to the start of Back-to-School Night to give an overview of the counseling services provided over the next four years and to discuss the transition to high school.Senior Fall check-insDate: September - Classtime Location: Government/Econ classesThe purpose of these check-ins is to give seniors timely information to help them with the college application process, including information on how to obtain Letters of Recommendation, how to send standardized test scores to colleges, etc.Senior NightDate: September 10, 2019 - 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Student CenterIntended Audience: Seniors & Senior ParentsAll seniors and senior parents are welcome at Senior Night where Counselors and the College & Career Specialist share time-sensitive information on the college application process.Junior check-insDate: September - Classtime Location: US History/APUSH classesThe purpose of these check-ins is to go over graduation requirements, college eligibility requirements, discuss post-high school options, and have students work on a Naviance task.Junior NightDate: October 1, 2019 - 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Student Center, Classroom 104, Classroom 106, College & Career CenterIntended audience: Juniors & Junior Parents; sophomores & sophomore parents are also invitedFour college representatives will be on hand to talk about college admissions for their type of institution: Private college/university, University of California system, California State University system, and the California Community College system.Students and parents will have the opportunity to see two out of the four presentations (or all four if students and parents split up) and end the evening with a Q&A in the Student Center with Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist, and Molly Baker, Counselor.Financial Aid NightDate: October 15, 2019 - 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Student CenterIntended Audience: Seniors & Senior Parents; parents of all grade levels are invitedThe purpose of this event is to prepare college-bound seniors and their parents for the financial aid application process, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), CA Dream Act Application, CSS Profile, Cal Grant, and outside scholarships.Sophomore check-insDates: October - November - Classtime Location: World History classesThe purpose of these check-ins is to have students work on a Naviance task.
The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2020 & 2021
Date: December 3, 2019 - 5:30-7:00 pm Location: Student Center
Intended Audience: Sophomores, juniors, and their parents
The purpose of this event is to educate students and parents about college admission tests. A detailed email will be sent to Drake families with more information as the date gets closer.Sophomore conferencesDate: January - SLC class Location: Labs/classroomsThe purpose of these conferences is to go over scheduling choices and class options for junior year, discuss the junior/senior academies, go over graduation requirements, AP courses, and college eligibility requirements.10th Grade Academy VisitsDate: January - Tutorial Location: Student Center/TheaterThe purpose of these visits is to give students exposure to the junior/senior academies at Drake - SEA-DISC and ComAcad.The Course WorkshopDate: January - Tutorial Periods Location: ClassroomsFreshmen, sophomores, and juniors attend brief workshops in order to learn about different classes offered at Drake. Any teacher is welcome to offer a workshop on a class they plan to teach the following year and present information that will give students a picture of what the course is about: projects, expectations, etc.8th Grade RegistrationDate: January 30, 2020 - 2-6:30 pm (tentative) Location: 104, 105, LibraryClick here for more information.Junior Parent WorkshopsDate: TBA March - times TBA Location: 106Intended Audience: Junior ParentsCounselors will give information that will help parents prepare for their role in the college application process and offer tips so they can best support their student during senior year.Gap Year FairDate: March 9, 2020 - 6:00-8:30 pm Location: Student Center & GymnasiumIntended Audience: all Drake students and parents are invited, as are all Marin County high school familiesThe purpose of this event is to educate families about the benefits of students taking a gap year and to allow exhibitors to discuss their programs. A detailed email will be sent to Drake families with more information as the date gets closer.