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College Enrichment Workshops

College Essay Workshop

The College Essay Workshops are now open for registration. Register online via the FUHSD Adult School Registration webpage.

To register with a personal check, please call the FUHSD Adult School office at 408.522.2700 (phones open at 9 a.m.). For any problems or questions with registration, call the number above. For any questions about the program, email josh_maisel@fuhsd.org

All workshops will be offered via remote learning, using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom. Students  will leave the workshop with at least one fully developed essay to submit to a college or university this fall.

The workshops will total approximately 10 hours and be a combination of instructional strategies:

  • Direct instruction via lecture, videos, and readings;
  • Q&A sessions or group discussions via Zoom for students to dig into the material;
  • Individual work by students; and
  • One-on-one video conferencing with the teacher (along with written feedback). Conferences can be scheduled outside of the 4 to 6 p.m. timeframe with mutual agreement of student and teacher.

All workshops will be taught by FUHSD Guidance Counselors, College/Career Advisors or English Teachers.

Students who need a fee waiver should first apply for the waiver and then, once approved via email, call the FUHSD Adult School office at 408.522.2700 to enroll in the class.

Additional Note: This course is available for FUHSD Seniors only (Class of 2021). Any non-FUHSD Senior who registers for this course will be dropped. A $20 cancellation fee will be charged and the remaining $130 will be refunded to the credit card.