Student Resources

Click through the topics below to explore your student resources.

For student health concerns, advising, and referrals to counseling and other services, please contact our school nurse:

Eleanor Pe, FNP, MSN, RN, SNSC
Office: (858)678-2036
E-mail: epe@charterschool-sandiego.net

If you think that you or another person are in immediate danger from yourself or others, please call 911 for Emergency Services with your full name, location, and emergency.

INTERNSHIPS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Minors and Employment – Labor Commissioner’s Office: Laws and policy for workers under the age of 18.
Internships.com: Internship postings.
Careerbuilder.com: Jobs and job search advice.
Idealist.org: Job/career postings, internship postings, volunteer postings.
SimplyHired.com: Job/career postings.
Indeed.com: Job/career postings.
LinkedIn Jobs: Job/career postings.
Snagajob.com: Job/career postings.
Care.com: Caregiver positions, including nanny, babysitter, elderly care, pet care, and housekeeping.
Coolworks.com: Job/career postings for positions with outdoor, travel, or otherwise adventurous elements.

INTERVIEWS AND ATTIRE:

Interview Tips for Teens: About.com.
“How to Dress for Your Next Job Interview”: Forbes.
“The 8 Dos and Don’ts of Dressing for Job Interviews”: Huffington Post Business.
Dress for Success: San Diego Affiliate. Free interview and business attire for low-income women.
Answering Behavioral Questions: Your Biggest Failure”: Big Interview. Learn how to successfully answer questions about failure and personal development.

NETWORKING AND ETIQUETTE:

LinkedIn: A professional networking site.
“8 Things You Do Wrong on LinkedIn”: Forbes. Learn how to use LinkedIn in a professional and impressive manner.
“7 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know”: Business Insider. Learn how to craft an appropriate email for an office setting, as well as the unspoken rules of professional email.
“15 Business Etiquette Rules Every Professional Needs to Know”: Business Insider. Learn essential tips and tricks for working in a professional setting.

RESUMES:

Resume Writing Tips for Teens: About.com. Learn what makes a good resume, and what is/isn’t good information to include.
Sample Student or Entry Level Resumes: About.com. Check sample resumes for your experience level to see how you stand out from the competition.
How to Make a Good First Impression: Real Simple. Learn what interviewers are looking for, and step up to the challenge.

FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

Scholarships 2014 (pdf)

FAFSA: Federal Student Aid.
Financial Aid: Scholarships.com. Learn about the most common forms of financial aid for students.
California Student Aid Commission – Money for College: Learn about the best ways to find financial aid in California.

GENERAL PLANNING:

University of California (UC): Check out the admissions requirements and deadlines for the UC system.
California State University (CSU): Check out the admissions requirements and deadlines for the CSU system.
CollegeBoard: Find out more about the college admissions process and admissions tests.
US News & World Report College Rankings: See how your favorite schools stack up in different subject fields.
Princeton Review – College Rankings: More college ranking options.
College Confidential: Forums and FAQs about college.
San Diego Community College District

STANDARDIZED TESTING AND ADMISSIONS:

SAT testing: All about the test, testing dates, and strategies for test taking on the SAT.
ACT testing: All about the test, testing dates, and strategies for test taking on the ACT.
“10 Tips for Writing the College Application Essay”: US News & World Report.
“Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application Essays: Huffington Post College.
“How to Write”: New York Times Book Review. An insightful look at writing in general.
“Tip Sheet: An Admissions Dean Offers Advice on Writing a College Essay”: New York Times – The Choice.

Attire Guide: Dress Codes from Casual to White Tie: Emily Post. A breakdown of common dress codes.
Cultural Etiquette Around the World: eDiplomat. A reference for travelers and professionals to learn about other cultures.
Teen Scene: Etiquette for Teens and Young Adults: Emily Post. Learn about modern etiquette and manners for preparing to enter the adult world.
Essential Etiquette for Young Men: The Art of Manliness. A humorous and candid look at modern expectations of “manliness” and being a gentleman.
Digital Age Etiquette: A TED talk posted at the Huffington Post about how best to navigate etiquette online.
Facebook Etiquette: Huffington Post. Dos and dont’s of posting on Facebook.
The Guide to Social Media Etiquette: Real Simple. From Facebook to Twitter, learn how to use the technology to your best advantage.
“18 Common Phrases to Avoid in Conversation”: Real Simple. Isn’t it time we stop telling others, “You look tired”? Learn better ways to phrase common thoughts.
A Guide to Good Table Manners: Real Simple. Never be surprised by which fork to use again.
How to Offer Words of Sympathy: Real Simple. When someone you care about loses a loved one, it can be difficult to show them you care. Learn how to address grief and loss.

The Avengers teach financial literacy: Check out a fun comic to introduce basic financial literacy and banking terms.
BalanceTrack – Money Management
Bank of America – Money Management for Teens
The Mint – Tips for Teens: Tips and resources for saving, spending, and planning.
Hands On Banking Program for Teens
“The Skinny on Checking Accounts for Teens” – Bankrate. Learn what banks typically have available for teen bank accounts.
“5 Tips for Opening a Teen Checking Account” – Bankrate. Learn what you can do to get the most out of a teen bank account.
FAFSA: Federal Student Aid for school.

BULLYING:

StopBullying.gov: A national organization dedicated to stop bullying on all fronts. Includes a “Get Help Now” section.
PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Bullying prevention and support.
Stomp Out Bullying: A national organization working toward bullying prevention. Includes a “Get Help Now” section and hotline.

DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE:

Healthy Relationship Quiz: LoveIsRespect.Org. Is your significant other treating you with respect? Does your relationship show signs of abusive behavior? Check with this helpful quiz.
Are You a Good Boyfriend or Girlfriend? Quiz: LoveIsRespect.Org. Are you a caring and supportive partner? Check your behavior with this quiz.
TheHotline.Org: Find immediate help for dating or domestic abuse.
Love is Respect: Information about dating violence/abuse, as well as immediate help and support.
That’sNotCool.com: Support and forums for and by teens about dating, good communication, and respect.
Information for Teens: WomensLaw.Org. Understand what teen dating violence can look like, how to help a friend, and how to find help for yourself.
San Diego Domestic Violence Council: Find help locally.
Becky’s House with YWCA San Diego: Find immediate help and shelter to escape domestic abuse. Includes a 24-Hour hotline to get help now.
Victim Resources for Domestic Violence: San Diego Police Department. The SDPD shows what your options are regarding finding legal help, pressing criminal charges, and staying safe from an abuser.
Center for Community Solutions –San Diego: Support and treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as resources for prevention. Includes section for getting help now.
Pandora’s Project: For teen survivors of rape & sexual abuse.
RAINN – Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network: Includes hotline and resources for getting help now.
Bulletins for Teens: Sexual Assault: National Center for Victims of Crime. Information about sexual assault, including how to get help for you or a friend.
SASS – Sexual Assault Support Services: Includes a 24-Hour hotline, how to get help for you or a friend, and support resources.

DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM, AND SUICIDE PREVENTION:

“4 Facts About Teen Depression and How Parents Can Help”: PsychCentral. Learn what parents and other trusted adults can do for teens with depression
“5 Ways to Fight Depression”: TeensHealth.Org. Learn basic strategies for managing mild depression.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 24-Hour hotline and help.
Preventing Youth Suicide – Tips for Parents and Educators: National Association of School Psychologists. Understand warning signs and how to address depression/suicide in a conversation with teens.
Teen Depression: A Guide for Teenagers: HelpGuide.Org. How to help yourself or a friend.
SAFE Alternatives – Self-Abuse Finally Ends: Resources and support to end self-harm.

EATING DISORDERS:

NEDA – National Eating Disorders Association: Find help and support for eating disorders, as well as educational resources.
EDRC – Eating Disorders Resource Center: Educational resources about eating disorders.
“Eating Disorders”: NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health. Information about signs, symptoms, treatment, and support.
ANAD: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders. Includes a helpline and a section for getting help now, as well as educational materials.

GANG INVOLVEMENT:

Gangfree.org: A national organization dedicated to ending youth gang involvement.
Parents’ Guide to Gangs: National Gang Center. Educational resources for parents.

LGBTQIA RESOURCES AND SUPPORT FOR TEENS:

Matthew’s Place: An online community by and for LGBTQ youth.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network: A national organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBT students in all school systems.
The Trevor Project: Dedicated to crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBT teens. Includes 24-Hour hotline.
PFLAG- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: Support, education, and resources for LGBT teens and their allies.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

LA County Substance Abuse Prevention and Control
Orange County Behavioral Health – Alcohol & Drug Abuse Outpatient Clinics
Riverside County Substance Abuse Program
San Bernardino County – Alchohol and Drug Service Providers List (pdf)
San Bernardino County Alcohol and Drug Services
San Diego County Alcohol and Drug Services
The Partnership at Drugfree.Org: How to prevent drug use, intervene, and find support.
NIDA for Teens – National Institute on Drug Abuse: Learn more about the influence of drugs on your body, and find educational resources for parents and educators.

WOMEN’S HEALTH, PREGNANCY, AND TEEN PARENTING:

Teen Options at San Diego Youth Services: Services for pregnant and parenting teens.
San Diego Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenting Program (SANDAPP): Learn about how to be an effective parent from a San Diego Unified School District parenting program.
California Pregnant and Parenting Youth Guide
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
StayTeen.org: Resources for teens, including help for dating violence, pregnancy prevention, and healthy relationships.

Khan Academy: Free online courses.
Discovery Web 2.0 Tools: Presentation and video tools from the Discovery channel
Computer-based Test Simulator – San Diego County Office of Education
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium – Practice Test
Brightstorm Video Lessons: Watch videos and learn just about anything! Review important concepts for class or learn new materials.
TED Talks: Experts talk about anything and everything.
MLA Formatting – The OWL at Purdue: A free online resource for MLA formatting details.
10 Online Tools for Better Attention and Focus: Block yourself from time-wasting sites, limit yourself to certain sites, or set up a reminder to take a break from studying!
BrainPop.com: Play games and study all sorts of subjects!
Mathisfun.com: Study middle school math, as well as algebra and geometry. Includes fun games and puzzles.
Algodoo: The sequel to PHUN, Algodoo lets you play with physics, designing and constructing for yourself.
Google SketchUp: Free 3D modeling softward to download.
ALEKS math: Learning and assessment tools for math.
Purplemath: Find help with algebra.
Eterna: Play puzzles and games by building your own RNA molecules.
SparkNotes: Study guides for any subject, and especially for literature! Look up summaries, interpretations of the text, character guides, and more.
Common Core Standards: Learn about expectations for academic standards by grade level.
Graphic Organizers: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Education Place.
CAHSEE on Target: California High School Exit Exam Resources

US Military: Learn all about the military. Includes US Military news, trivia, pay, and GI Bill information.
US Army
US Marine Corps
US Navy
US Air Force
US Coast Guard
National Guard
US Department of Veterans Affairs
California Department of Veterans Affairs

Family Health Centers of San Diego
Let’s Move!: Michelle Obama’s passion project to get up and moving. Find educational resources for physical fitness and healthy eating habits.
ChooseMyPlate.gov: Learn how to manage food and healthful diets with daily food plans, recipes, and other nutritional resources.
Nutrition.gov: Nutrition information for teens.
Food and Fitness: TeensHealth. Learn about what a healthy weight is, why dieting is unhealthy, and how to manage food and weight.
Deliciously Healthy Eating : NIH (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute). Menu and recipe ideas for healthful and delicious meals.
Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

 

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