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Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the program:

TAMARA 'EMMY' EMMERT
Guidance Counselor
408-864-8589
tamara_emmert@fuhsd.org

or

ALISON COY
Coordinator of
Educational Options

408-522-2275
alison_coy@fuhsd.org

COSTS

COSTS PER QUARTER
$49.00 — basic student fees

$31 per unit - unit fees

$26.65 — parking fees (per quarter)
$200- $350 — books
$1-$10 — instructional materials fees
(subject to increase at any time)

Forms & Files

College Now

How can you complete one (1) year of college during your senior year? COLLEGE NOW.

 

The Application window will be open 1/9/17-3/2/17.

College Now is offered by the Fremont Union High School District in collaboration with De Anza College.

What is College Now?

  • An educational option for FUHSD seniors to earn up to one year of college credits while completing FUHSD high school graduation requirements.
  • An opportunity to spend the fourth year of high school at De Anza College instead of at an FUHSD high school campus, taking courses not offered through FUHSD schools.
  • An opportunity to complete a minimum of 9 college courses, making it possible to earn a bachelor's degree in less time~~especially helpful to students planning for advanced professional degrees.
  • A chance to take up to 21 units a quarter--the most allowed for an FUHSD high school student.
  • An example of taking full advantage of a unique educational opportunity.

Who is the College Now Student?

  • An academically serious-minded, independent, responsible and mature FUHSD senior.
  • An FUHSD senior who seeks advanced subject studies by taking college courses in science, English, art, mathematics, humanities and social sciences.
  • An FUHSD senior who feels he/she is ready to move on to college not only academically, but also socially and emotionally.
  • An FUHSD senior who is more interested in involvement in college activities than those offered at the high school level.
  • An FUHSD senior who has proven that he/she is capable of taking all of his/her senior year courses at De Anza College.
  • An FUHSD senior who wants to start completing a certificate program, an associate degree and/or accrue transferable college credits for a four-year university.

General Eligibility

  • A current FUHSD junior with valid Residency within the FUHSD boundaries
  • Must have at least a 3.5 academic/college grade point average (grades 10-12) as recorded on the Fremont Union High School District's transcript, not cumulative
  • On-target for graduation (approximately 180 units by the end of the eleventh grade)
  • Completion of the entire College Now application by the 3:30 pm on March 3, 2016
  • Two (2) academic junior year high school teacher evaluations
  • One (1) essay - prompt explained at the February 4, 2016 Info Night mtg. at De Anza College
  • Completion of De Anza Math and English Placement Exams showing eligibility for English Writing 1A (EWRT 1A) and Algebra 2 (MATH 114) — please see this website for eligibilty: http://www.deanza.edu/admissions/placement/
  • A school record of responsible, mature, self-directed behavior
  • Parental permission
  • Non-residents may be subject to De Anza out-of-state fees and some international students may not be eligible based on visa status — please see www.deanza.edu/admissions/residency.html

General Program Requirements

  • Completion of FUHSD graduation requirements (including, but not limited to US Government, Economics, and English) by the end of the De Anza winter quarter.
  • Mandatory attendance at April, May, June and all Fall quarter meetings as scheduled.
  • Adherence to FUHSD and De Anza College codes of student conduct.
  • Adherence to the College Now Student Responsibility Contract

         Failure to meet any of the above requirements may result
         in immediate removal from the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

. What are the odds that I will get the classes that I want each quarter?
A . Excellent.  There is no guarantee, but you will have priority registration each quarter.

Q . May I apply to a four-year university without penalty?
A . Yes.  Your college admissions process will be the same as other FUHSD seniors.

Q . Will I earn college and high school credits?
A . Yes.  All courses will appear on your De Anza transcript for college credit. However, only the courses that you need for high school graduation will appear on your FUHSD transcript.

Q. May I graduate early?

A. No.  College Now is a program and you may only graduate early from a high school campus.

Q . May I participate in high school graduation and senior end-of-the-year activities?
A . Yes.  You may participate in graduation and all other senior end-of-the-year activities that do not conflict with COLLEGE NOW.

Q . May I continue in sports at the high school level or on a De Anza College athletic team?
A . No.  COLLEGE NOW students are NOT eligible to participate in sports at the high school level or be on a De Anza College athletic team, but may participate in De Anza PE classes every quarter.

Q . May I still participate in clubs at my high school?
A . Possibly.  You may not be on the high school campus from 7am-3pm so if you can participate after 3pm then it is possible with the approval by an administrator.

Q. May I still be considered for valedictorian of my high school?
A. No.  You must remain as a full-time student on your high school campus to be eligible for valedictorian.

Q. May I be considered for “senior awards” given out by my high school at the end of the senior year?
A. No.  You must remain as a full-time student on your high school campus to be eligible for senior awards.

Where the College Now class of 2016 are going to be in the fall:

UCs: Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Santa Cruz

CSUs: Cal Poly SLO

Private & Out-of-States: Caltech, Columbia, Carnegie-Mellon, Chapman, NYU, Georgia Tech, Occidental, Vassar

Community Colleges: De Anza

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying, please download (2) two forms - College Now APPLICATION - Google doc and Application Process 2016-17 located on the left side of this website under "Forms & Files".  Both forms were updated as of 1/13/16.

Directions are on the Application Process 2016-17 form.

Applications will be accepted from January 9, 2017 - March 2, 2017.

Please refer your two (2) FUHSD academic, junior-year teachers to complete the College Now TEACHER Evaluation - Google doc located on the left side of this page under "Forms & Files."

If you have any questions, please make sure to attend the Parent/Student informational meeting on February 2, 2017 at 6 pm in Conference Room B in the Hinson Campus Center at De Anza College. The date and location are TENTATIVELY scheduled; you should check this site again, starting on 1/9/17 for confirmation. (See map located at http://www.deanza.edu/map)

College Now Timeline

December:
FUHSD juniors will receive a postcard with information about the program.


January:

Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will be accepted starting on January 9, 2017.


STUDENT ONLY informational meetings will be held at each FUHSD school. If you are interested in learning more about what College Now has to offer, plan to attend the meeting at your high school.

Cupertino High School
Jan. 18, 2017 at 10:25am - CHS Theatre

Fremont High School
Jan. 17, 2017 at 10:55am - FHS Cafeteria

Homestead High School
Jan. 25, 2017 at 9:25am - HHS Career Center

Lynbrook High School
Jan. 27, 2017 at 9:15am - LHS Auditorium

Monta Vista High School
Jan. 26, 2017 at 9:15am - MVHS Theatre


February:

Mandatory STUDENT & PARENT informational meeting is scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 2, 2017 from 6-7pm in Conference Room B in the Hinson Campus Center at De Anza College.

 

The Power Point presentation shone at the 2/2 meeting will be made available for viewing until March 2, 2017 - see the Forms & Files of this page, entitled "Feb Info Night slides.ppt"

 

PLEASE NOTE: Check this website after January 9, 2017 for confirmation on the Info Night date.


March:

Applications are due by 3:30 pm on March 2, 2017.  No applications will be accepted after 3:30 pm on March 2, 2017.

Emailed interview notifications will occur by 6:00 pm on March 17, 2017.

Interviews will occur the weeks of March 20-24 and 27-31, 2017 at each FUHSD school site:

Monday, March 20 & 27 - Fremont in FHS Room 8

Tuesday, March 21 & 28 - Monta Vista in the MVHS Student Liaison's office in the MVHS main office

Wednesday, March 22 & 29 - Cupertino in CHS College/Career Center conference room in the CHS College/Career Center 

Thursday, March 23 & 30 - Homestead in the HHS Building A conference room

Friday, March 24 & 31 - Lynbrook in the LHS Library conference room


April:

Final notification e-mails will be sent to students by 6 pm on April 14, 2017.


May:
Mandatory pre-registration intake meetings afterschool (3:00-4:30 pm) at each of the HS campuses:

Monday, May 1 at Lynbrook in the LHS room 605 computer lab (May 5 & 6 also if work not completed on 5/1)

ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL on Monday, May 9 at Fremont in the FHS room 128 computer lab (Fall quarter online application to be completed)

ATTENDANCE OPTIONAL on Monday, May 15 at Monta Vista in the separate computer lab through the MVHS library (online Orientation to be completed)

Monday, May 22 at Homestead in the HHS library computer lab

May 31 - June 1 complete CN Checkout Form at home high school once all books have been returned.


June:

Friday, June 2, 2017 Mandatory student-only meeting at De Anza College Campus Center conference room B at 12:00-3:30 pm.

Fall quarter registration appointments June 6 - June 15, 2017.


July:

Fall quarter registration at 8:00 am on July 27, 2016


September:

Fall quarter begins on September 26, 2016