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College Enrichment Workshops

FUHSD is pleased to offer two college enrichment workshops for High School Juniors (Class of 2022).

The Planning Workshop helps students explore and develop a list of colleges and organize their applications 
The Essay Workshop helps students brainstorm, draft and revise an essay for the UC or Common Application.
All workshops are taught by FUHSD Guidance Counselors, College/Career Advisors, and English Teachers.

College Planning Workshop (CPW)

Offered in Spring to Juniors and
Summer to rising Seniors only

This class guides students in identifying goals and plans for college. Emphasis is placed on organizing the college search and application process.

  • Topics include: individual academic profile, finding a college match, choosing a major, understanding college systems, application tips and tricks, managing deadlines, applying for financial aid, and letters of recommendation.
  • Students will develop and receive personalized feedback on a list of prospective colleges to which they will apply in the fall.
College Essay Workshop (CEW)
Offered in
Summer to rising Seniors

This workshop allows students to brainstorm, write, and refine a personal statement essay required for UC or private college applications. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors and revise their drafts:

  • Review essay prompts; read sample essays; review essay tips and tricks; and write and revise a college application essay.
  • Students will draft a college application essay, receive personalized feedback, and use the feedback to revise and improve the essay.

Registration Information

Fall College Essay Workshop has been cancelled due to COVID-related staffing challenges.  Students seeking help with essays are encouraged to check in with the College/Career Center and the guidance office for information and resources.

Registration for Spring CPW (for class of 2023) will resume in February 2022.