To the seniors:
So as to ease the burden that can come with submission of numerous essays and supplements in support of applications to college during the fall of the senior year, the administration has developed a variety of support mechanisms for seniors.
You will need to upload your college essay by the first session of your English class. Here is how to upload your essay.
Your essay may use as its prompt any of the following:
The essay, as submitted, will be given to your counselor for review; that way, when you meet with your counselor in the fall, work has begun on what will evolve into a finalized college application essay.
We highly recommend that you read over the following guidelines prior to beginning your essay:
All of our current junior students can register for all of his online essay workshops that take place throughout the summer and fall. This is strongly recommended! To view the full details of the one-week workshop, check your email for the information from AMHS Counseling, or click here.
Here’s how to register for the workshop and access the resources they’ll be sharing with you for the course:
BOOT CAMP DATES AND TIMES
Each boot camp is one week long. Live sessions are held Monday, Wednesday & Friday at 10-11:30am or 4-5:30pm PT via Youtube.
Day 1 | Brainstorming
Day 2 | Outlining & Writing
Day 3 | Revising & Upleveling
Students can’t make the live sessions? Recordings will be available.
How to Write the Personal Statement (3 options)
Option 1: May 30-June 3
Option 2: June 13-17
Option 3: August 1-5
Note: The Boot Camps above cover the same content, so students can choose based on the dates that work best for them.
The College Application + Supplemental Essays
August 15, 17, & 19
How to Answer the UC Personal Insight Questions
July 11, 13, & 15
During early October, several days are set aside when seniors will be assigned NO HOMEWORK IN ANY OF THEIR CLASSES! This will allow them some concentrated time to work on essays and supplements due as a part of their college applications.
For October, 2022, those "College Essay Days" are 10/11 through 10/17. On each of these days, no assignments will come due in any classes for seniors—and this includes no assigned reading.