Events & Presentations
Junior Night 2020Date: October 8th at 5:30 pmIntended audience: Juniors and their familiesHere are the links to the presentations from college reps:
UC admission with UC Berkeley- This live presentation for Marin County students will start off with a quick introduction to UC Berkeley, but the intent will be to focus on the admission process, personal insight questions and Q&A. Wednesday, September 30, 6-7:30 p.m. (Registration Link) If that time does not work for you, they also have a pre-recorded presentation for you to view at any time here.
Boise State and WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)- The Virtual Future Student Session is designed for students who are starting their college search. The presentation is a broad overview covering several topics including the city of Boise, academics, how to get involved and scholarship opportunities. We will then take you on a virtual campus tour. Grab some blue and orange and let’s go! Thursday October 1 or October 8 4-5 p.m Pacific Time. Register here
CSU admissions with Sonoma State - A live presentation from the Office of Student Outreach and Recruitment about SSU’s world-class academics, campus demographics, student life, admissions requirements, and more, and take the opportunity to get all your questions answered by an SSU enrollment advisor! October 1 6-7 p.m. Register here
Financial Aid NightDate: October 14th at 6:30 pmZoom link:https://marist-edu.zoom.us/j/2099168080Meeting ID: 209 916 8080Intended Audience: Seniors & Senior Parents; parents of all grade levels are invited.The 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.
Senior College Night
Welcome to our first virtual Senior College Night.
Date: September 14th at 1:30 & 17th at 5:30
Intended audience: All 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
- At your convenience, please watch this video https://youtu.be/0iT4M1M6TSw and then join us for one of the two Q&A sessions that we are offering.
- Please find the attached PowerPoint presentation we used here: 2020 College Night PowerPoint
The links to the Q&A sessions with dates and times can be found here:
Tuesday, September 15th at 1:30pm
Thursday, September 17th at 5:30pm
Frosh Classroom Presentation Link and Q&A Zoom Links
- Here is a link to the Frosh Fall Counseling Presentation
- Here is a link to just the Power Point of Frosh Student Presentation to view (without the video).
Sheila Souder, Thursday, 9/17 at 2:40 pm:
Kyle Kassebaum, Thursday, 9/17 at 2:40 pm:
Molly Baker, Thursday, 9/17 at 2:40 pm:
Meeting ID: 926 8295 5273, Passcode: 968965
Molly Yasuda, 9/17 at 2:40 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Frosh Parent NightDate: August 17, 2020 - 5:15-6:30 pm Location: VirtualIntended 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.
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.
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
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.
Junior Parent WorkshopsDate: March - times and location TBAIntended 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.