Recommended Site Links
Career Research & Exploration Sites
CA Career Zone Find out about specific careers, education or training and expected pay in CA.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The U.S. Department of Labor's online resource.
California Career Center Career options, tips on getting a job, and resources to help plan high school classes toward your future career
General Homework Help Sites
Shmoop A site with lots of help - English, literature, history, science & more!
Khan Academy Watch instructional videos for math and other subjects!
College Resources Click here to research colleges & universities!
How to plan for and apply to the California University.
University of California
Answers to all your questions about applying for, and attending, a school in the UC system.
All California Colleges
"...with nearly 400 colleges, universities and vocational training schools to choose from, why not take advantage of what California has to offer?"
"...providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships."
Turn college dreams of "first in the family to go," and low income students into action-oriented plans for getting into college..
Find the school for you, get money, participate in discussions and chats about schools and about the process of getting in.
Comprehensive guide to college information.
The Common Application
Applications - online and in print - that students and school officials may submit to any of our more than 450 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.
SAT and ACT test preparation information, plus get help finding the schools that best fit you needs and aspirations, and find out what it takes to get admitted.
Colleges That Change Lives
"The 40 Colleges That Change Lives schools have much in common but each of the schools is also distinctly different. We invite you to learn more about each CTCL school by looking more closely at the individual school profiles."
Video tours and photorealistic interactive campus maps.
Reading Lists & Links Need some ideas on what to read next?? Try the links below!
The College Board's 101 Great Books -- from the people who bring you the SAT test...what do they recommend you have read???
Readalikes -- If you want to read something similar to another book, here's a great list by genre'!
Reading Rants -- a reading site with reviews by teens for teens
ALA Best Books for Young Adults -- lists from this year as well as past years of books chosen as "the best" of that year
YALSA's Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers --if you don't really enjoy reading, or if you do, this is a great place to find fast, engaging and entertaining reads!
Book Seer -- just type in the last book title you enjoyed and BookSeer will suggest other titles you might also enjoy.