College & Career Center News (sent 1/31/20)

Dear Students & Parents,

Here are some of the upcoming college-related events happening at Drake or in our local area:

Sat., Feb. 1

9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Practice ACT or Practice SAT for sophomores and juniors who signed-up with Lisa Neumaier by January 24. These students were sent a confirmation email earlier this week. Please note that we cannot accept walk-ins.


Wed., Feb. 5

5:30 pm - Marin Explorer Post 350 Open House/Meeting (53 Clemente Drive, Corte Madera) - Come explore a career in law enforcement at this Open House.


Fri., Feb. 7

2:50 pm - Financial Aid/Scholarship Workshop for Seniors - Learn tips on how to search for scholarships and get your financial aid questions answered.

Deadline for students to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp - RYLA is a camp dedicated to helping sophomores and juniors find out more about themselves through leadership activities, as well as to expand friendships with students from San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin. The camp will be held from April 17-19 in Scotts Valley, so students will miss one day of school as it is an overnight stay-away camp. This camp is free but you must apply by February 7. Click here for the application and see Lisa Neumaier in the College & Career Center if you need more information:


Sat., Feb. 8

9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Education Summit 2020 (Cal State East Bay, University gymnasium, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward) - This is a free event for first generation, African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander students and their families. Learn how to prepare for college through presentations and workshops. Questions? Contact 510-885-2556


Tues., Feb. 11

11:40 am - Scores Back event for students who took the Practice ACT or Practice SAT on February 1. Students are asked to stop by the College & Career Center to pick up their results and parents of these students are also invited to attend if they have questions.


Wed., Feb. 12

2:55 pm - U.S. Army Recruiter (Table by senior tree)

6:30-7:30 pm - College Chat Series: Portfolios and Auditions - be prepared for your visual or performing art supplement (The College Planning Center, 125 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera) - The College Planning Center offers free college-related workshops for students and parents. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing


Thurs., Feb.13

11:40 am - U.S. Navy Recruiter (Table by senior tree)


Sat., Feb. 15

Deadline for juniors to apply for the 10,000 Degrees Institute - Juniors with financial need are eligible to apply to be part of the 10,000 Degrees program and their Summer Institute. 10,000 Degrees helps students with the college application process, financial aid counseling and provides scholarships support. Click here to apply:


Tues., Feb. 18

7:00-8:30 pm - Navigating Admissions in STEM Programs (Carondelet High School’s STEM Innovation Center, 1133 Winton Dr., Concord, CA 94518) - Georgia Tech, Lehigh University, Purdue University, and the University of Chicago would like to invite you to learn more about their distinct schools and admission processes. The program will include presentations by all four universities followed by a college fair. RSVP here


Wed., Feb. 19

6:30-7:30 pm - College Chat Series: Standardized Testing - What you need to know about standardized testing to set yourself up for success (The College Planning Center, 125 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera) - The College Planning Center offers free college-related workshops for students and parents. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing


Wed., Feb. 26

2:15-3:35 pm - College of Marin Application Session for Seniors - seniors planning to attend COM in the fall who have not yet completed their online application can do so during this session. Or if you have a MyCOM portal you can update it to reflect that you’ll attend next fall as an incoming freshman. Sign-up on Naviance under college visits.

6:00-8:30 pm - Gap Year Fair (Little Theater & Student Center) - The evening will start with a guest speaker in the Little Theater at 6:00 pm. The speaker will address the benefits of taking gap time to embrace opportunities for experiential learning before college or joining the workforce. The speaker will also provide a general overview of gap year options, highlight benefits and outcomes, and share advice for gap year planning. The fair itself begins at 6:45 pm in the Student Center where there will be over 45 exhibitors in attendance. Students/parents can get a broad exposure to gap year programs and have face-to-face conversations with the people who work in this field. All Marin County high school families are invited, so pre-registration is highly encouraged.

Events are held in the College & Career Center, Room 211, unless otherwise indicated.

Thank you.


Lisa Neumiaer

College & Career Specialist

Sir Francis Drake High School

(415) 458-3481 - direct line