Contact Grades Calendar Bulletin
College & Career Center
Welcome and Overview

Welcome to Drake's College & Career Center!
I am passionate about working with high school students and helping them navigate their post-secondary planning. I have a long history with Drake, one that started years before I began working here. Feel free to learn more by reading my Bio.

In the College & Career Center, students can find current material on hundreds of colleges, gap year programs, and summer opportunities.  Additionally, students can access computers to search for information on careers, colleges, scholarships, as well as find community service and job opportunity postings.
For information regarding internships, please see Greg Davison in the College & Career Center. He is at Drake on Wednesdays and can be reached any day at
My hope is that students leave Drake well-prepared and excited to embark on their next journey, no matter where they land. It is also my hope that students embrace the process with confidence and curiosity and enjoy this time rather than succumbing to the pressures that often goes with the college application process. There are thousands of colleges and universities out there, as well as career options and gap year programs to consider.  Keep in mind - what might be good for your best friend may not be what's best for you so keep your interests and wishes alive and strong! 
Trust your instincts and take the initiative to ask questions so that you can learn about all of your options. I look forward to hearing about your plans and helping in any way I can.
Lisa Neumaier, College & Career Specialist

 Class of 2017

  • Congratulations on your Graduation!!!!
  • Wherever your next journey takes you, be proud of your accomplishments and get ready to make your mark on the world.

Class of 2018

  • Enjoy your summer break.
  • When you have time, begin working on a draft of your college essay.
  • College-specific questions for schools on the Common Application will become available on August 1. There are other parts of the Common Application that you can complete now.
  • The UC application opens on August 1.
  • The CSU application opens on October 1.
  • ACT 2017-18 test dates
  • SAT 2017-18 test dates
College & Career Center:
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Phone: 415-458-3481
Room: 211 (next door to Counseling)
Drake's School Code for Testing (aka CEEB code): 052770
More than 100 College Reps visit Drake each fall to talk to students about their schools so please attend as many as you can. The information and advice reps provide is priceless!!
Although most visits occur before school, during Tutorial or at lunch, some occur during class time. Students are required to sign up on Naviance for visits requiring a pass (during class time or Tutorial) and should use the email from their counselor as their pass.
Click here to log in to Naviance. Once logged in, click on the colleges tab then click on the view all upcoming college visits link.
 $$$ Scholarships$$$
A list of active scholarships is  available on Naviance and updated regularly.  The majority of scholarships are for seniors and deadlines vary, but there are also some for younger students.
Juniors & Sophomores -
    Check it out

If you weren't able to attend The New World of College Admission Testing: Insights for the Classes of 2018 & 2019, stop by the College & Career Center to pick up a copy of  The Compass Guide to College Admission Testing or view it online:
If you missed Junior Night  on October 6, 2016, here are the presentations from our guest speakers:

Junior Night Presentations

JC Transfer – California Community Colleges Workshop Information.