FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!  GET HELP WITH YOUR APPLICATION AT A WORKSHOP!

Opens in same window The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) have been redesigned and are now live!  High school seniors are required by law (AB 469) to complete the FAFSA or CADAA or submit an opt-out form.  The priority deadline to submit the FAFSA/CADAA for the Cal Grant and Middle Class Scholarship programs is April 2, 2024, however, some colleges may have an earlier financial aid application deadline for their institutional aid.

Get free line-by-line help completing your FAFSA or CADAA at a webinar or workshop listed below!  

Webinars
Get help completing your application at a virtual webinar.  Click here to register.

Cash for College Workshops
Get in-person or virtual help with your application at a Cash for College workshop.  Click here to register.

General Financial Aid Presentation
Click here for a Power Point presentation that provides a general overview of financial aid.

Tips for Completing the 2024–25 FAFSA

Click here for tips to help you successfully complete the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

Create an FSA ID now to sign your app!
Click here to apply for your FSA ID online.
FSA ID is your electronic signature to sign the FAFSA. Student and parent each need their own FSA ID.

Complete the FAFSA here.

Complete the CADAA here.


Opt Out Form
Click here to opt out of submitting a FAFSA or CADAA.

Federal Student Aid Estimator - NEW!
Click here to use the new Federal Student Aid Estimator, which shows how much federal student aid you may be eligible for in the 2024-25 award year.
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SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

Click the link above for the Bulletin!

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Scholarships are a great source of free money for college! For a list of national, regional and local scholarships, lick the Scholarship Bulletin link above.  It's updated every two weeks, so check it often!

Local scholarships are now here!  Click on the Bulletin to see local community scholarships offered only to Davis seniors!

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Quick Links
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For a PDF copy click here: Senior Awards 2023  
Job Opportunities in Davis

Listed below are a variety of businesses in Davis that hire high school students.  To find out if the business is currently hiring, click the Careers link.  If a business you are interested in is not on this list, go to their website to see if they are hiring.  

ACE HARDWARE
The helpful place!
Ace Hardware Careers

ATRIA COVELL GARDENS SENIOR LIVING
Work with the wisest people on earth!
Atria Covell Gardens Careers

BASKIN ROBBINS
A work environment that is fun!
Baskin Robbins Careers

BLAZE PIZZA
Become a Blazer!
Blaze Pizza Careers

BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS
Work with fun people!
Big 5 Careers

BURGER KING
BK jobs let you have it your way!
Burger King Careers

CARL'S JR
We're hiring - join us!
Carl's Jr. Careers

CENARIO'S PIZZA OF DAVIS
Your friendly neighborhood pizza place!
Cenario's Pizza Careers

CHIPOTLE
Our people make the real difference!
Chipotle Careers

CITY OF DAVIS
Search for jobs with the city!
City of Davis Careers

COOL PATCH PUMPKINS
Seasonal positions available in the fall!
Cool Patch Pumpkins Jobs

DAVIS FOOD CO-OP
The friendliest place to work in Davis!
Davis Food Co-Op

DOS COYOTES
We need great people!
Dos Coyotes Careers

DUTCH BROS
Join our party!
Dutch Bros Careers

EL PATIO MEXICAN GRILL
Fresh Mexican food in Davis!
Applications are in the Career Center

IN-N-OUT BURGER
Working here is fast paced and fun!
In-N-Out Careers


JACK IN THE BOX
You'd be a great addition-just like bacon!
Jack in the Box Careers


JACKS URBAN EATS

Join our upbeat and talented team!
Jacks Urban Eats


JAMBA JUICE
Opportunity is always on our menu!
Jamba Juice Careers


KFC
Join our KFC family!
KFC Careers

LAMPPOST PIZZA
For those with a taste for pizza and sports!
Applications are in the Career Center.

MCDONALD'S

Start building your future today!
McDonald's Careers

MR. PICKLE'S

Become a team member!
Mr. Pickles Careers

NOAH'S BAGELS
Become a part of our family!
Noah's Bagels Careers

NUGGET MARKET
Now offering a sign-on bonus!
Nugget Market Careers

PANDA EXPRESS
Accelerate your growth at Panda Express!
Panda Express Careers

PANERA BREAD

Get ready to rise!
Panera Bread Careers

PAPA MURPHY'S PIZZA
Bake it up a notch!
Papa Murphys Pizza Careers

PEET'S COFFEE AND TEA
Find your passion with us!
Peet's Coffee and Tea Careers

PET FOOD EXPRESS
Animal lover?  Welcome to the pack!
Pet Food Express Careers

PIZZA GUYS 
Team members are family!
Pizza Guys Careers

RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN FINGERS
Grow with us!
Raising Cane's Careers

REGAL THEATERS

Start your movie theater career today!
Regal Theater Careers

ROCKNASIUM
We want to hear from outgoing people!
Applications are in the Career Center

SAFEWAY
Your journey begins here!
Safeway Careers

SAVE MART
Bring your passion for food to the team!
Save Mart Careers

STARBUCKS
Join us!  Inspire with every cup!
Starbucks Careers

STEVE'S PIZZA
Pizza perfected!
Applications are in the Career Center

STRELITZIA FLOWER COMPANY
Customer service you can count on!
Applications are in the Career Center

SUBWAY
Become a sandwich artist at Subway!
Subway Careers

SWIM AMERICA
We're hiring excellent swim coaches!
Applications are in the Career Center

TACO BELL
Want to bring joy and tacos to the masses?
Taco Bell Careers

TARGET
Join a team that creates experiences!
Target Careers

T.J. MAXX
Discover your next move!
TJ Maxx Careers

TOGO'S
Join the Togo's family!
Togo's Careers

TRADER JOE'S
Be a part of our crew!
Trader Joes Careers

YOLOBERRY YOGURT
We hire energetic, motivated people!
Yoloberry Yogurt Careers

Volunteer Opportunities
Listed below are a variety of volunteer opportunities for high school students.  Click on the link to learn more about each program and sign up to volunteer.

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Volunteer for 4-H hands-on projects!
4-H Volunteer

ALL THINGS RIGHT & RELEVANT STORE
Right & Relevant always needs volunteers!
All Things Right & Relevant Volunteer

AMERICAN RIVER CONSERVANCY
Help us restore open space!
ARC Volunteer

ATRIA SENIOR LIVING
To help with Atria community activities, send this form to:  [email protected]

AYSO DAVIS
AYSO welcomes youth volunteers! 
AYSO Youth Volunteer

THE BIKE CAMPAIGN
We need anyone who loves bikes!
Bike Campaign Volunteer

BLOODSOURCE
Become a part of our lifesaving team!
Bloodsource Volunteer

CACHE CREEK CONSERVANCY
Volunteers can engage with nature!
Cache Creek Conservancy Volunteer

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS 
Be a part of what makes state parks great!
California State Parks Volunteer

CITY OF DAVIS 
See the many ways to volunteer with the City!
City of Davis Volunteer

DAVIS FARM TO SCHOOL 
Get involved to support local food in schools!
Davis Farm to School Volunteer

DAVIS COMMUNITY MEALS AND HOUSING

Support a needed community resource!
Davis Community Meals Volunteer

EXPLORIT SCIENCE CENTER
Help Explorit bring science to the community!
Explorit Volunteer

FRIENDS OF THE DAVIS LIBRARY
Volunteer at a book sale!
Come to the Career Center to apply

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND PUPPIES
Raise a puppy - change a life!
Guide Dogs Volunteer

HORSEPLAY THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER
Horse therapy for special needs people!
Horseplay Riding Center Volunteer

PUTAH CREEK RESTORATION INTERNSHIP
Gain experience at a summer internship!
Putah Creek Internship

SOLAR COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSOC.
Join us for a work party at the UCD Domes!
SCHA Volunteer

STEAC
Volunteers are the lifeblood of STEAC!
STEAC Volunteer

TEAM DAVIS
Volunteer to enrich the lives of the disabled!
Team Davis Volunteer

TREE DAVIS

Help us enhance the urban forest!
Tree Davis Volunteer

T.R.O.T.R THERAPUTIC HORSE RANCH
Help with therapeutic horse riding!
TROTR Volunteer

TULEYOME
Help us build and restore trails!
Tuleyome Volunteer

YOLO BASIN FOUNDATION

Learn about natural habitats!
Yolo Basin Foundation Volunteer

YOLO COUNTY SHERIFF'S CADET PROGRAM
Learn about careers in law enforcement!
Yolo County Cadet Volunteer

YOLO COUNTY SPCA 
Help us to help homeless animals!
Yolo County SPCA Volunteer


YOLO FOOD BANK

There are many events in need of volunteers!
Yolo Food Bank Volunteer





Service Adventures and Conservation Programs
Listed below are a variety of organizations that offer programs for students interested in service or conservation opportunities.  Click the link for more information., dates and how to apply.

AMERICORPS
10-month residential program for young adults 18-24 who want to get ahead and give back!
Americorps

VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES
International summer service organization for teenagers.  Dig Deep.  Do Good. Amaze Yourself.
Visions

ARCC GLOBAL PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Summer and gap programs focus on community-driven service learning opportunities for students.
ARCC Programs

AMIGOS
Spend a summer living in a new country with a host family working on a service project.
Amigos

PROJECTS ABROAD
Travel, meet new people and make a difference as a teen volunteer abroad!
Projects Abroad

CAMP CHEWONKI
Choose from a camp or semester-long school that will inspire personal growth and an appreciation for the natural world!
Camp Chewonki

WWOOF ORGANIC FARMS
Experience life on an organic farm for one day or a full season and receive free meals and lodging!
WWOOF Organic Farms

CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS
Young adults 18-25 receive one year of paid service to work on environmental projects and respond to natural and man-made disasters.
California Conservation Corps

STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION (SCA)
Join the SCA high school crew program and care for Planet Earth by restoring national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and more!
SCA

TEEN LIFE PROGRAM GUIDE
TeenLife.com lists thousands of teen-centered academic and experiential learning opportunities to build confidence, purpose and passion for life beyond school.
TeenLife

Study Abroad, Student Exchange, Travel and Gap Year Programs

Listed below are programs for high school students interested in studying abroad, becoming an exchange student, traveling the world or taking a gap year.  Click each link for more information.

AFS ABROAD PROGRAMS
Whether you're learning a new language or connecting with your newfound community, AFS will help you engage deeply with local life.
AFS Study Abroad

YES ABROAD PROGRAM
Students live and study for an academic year in countries with Muslim populations to increase understanding between Americans and citizens of other countries.
YES Abroad

CIEE HIGH SCHOOL GLOBAL NAVIGATOR
CIEE offers summer programs across the world including high school study abroad adventures in 14 destinations, and gap year experiences.
CIEE 

THE EXPERIMENT IN INTERNATIONAL LIVING
The Experiment offers high school summer abroad programs that empower young people to step off the beaten path.
The Experiment

SEMESTER AT SEA STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
Semester at sea is a shipboard-based study abroad program - the only floating university campus of its kind.
Semester at Sea

ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE
As an exchange student, you will spend a year with a host family in a country other than your own. You will learn a new way of living!
Rotary Youth Exchange

CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG YOUTH EXCHANGE
Funded by the U.S. State Department, this youth exchange program arranges for high school students to live with a German host family and attend a local high school.
Congress-Bundestag

YOUTH FOR UNDERSTANDING EXCHANGE
Exchange students can participate in year and semester programs with a host family to gain an understanding of the country and its culture. 
Youth for Understanding

ASSE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
If you become an ASSE exchange student abroad, you will discover the way of life and make friends in another country.
ASSE

BROADREACH SUMMER PROGRAMS
Our summer adventures for teens specialize in marine biology, scuba diving, sailing, veterinary medicine and wildlife biology.
Broadreach

SUSTAINABLE SUMMER PROGRAMS
Sustainable Summer is an environmental leadership program for high school students. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders.
Sustainable Summer

PUTNEY STUDENT TRAVEL
Putney offers adventurous summer travel programs for high school students that include authentic cultural immersion activities.
Putney

RUSTIC PATHWAYS TRAVEL 
Rustic Pathways empowers students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities.
Rustic Pathways

NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP SCHOOL (NOLS) TRAVEL 
A NOLS course is an immersive expedition where you will spend time exploring remote, wild places with a community of students and instructors.
NOLS

AMIGOS GAP YEAR PROGRAMS

Amigos gap programs for high school graduates provide unparalleled immersion and leadership experiences in Ecuador.
Amigos Gap Year

CLASS AFLOAT GAP YEAR
Spend a gap year at sea exploring new cultures, volunteering overseas, earning academic credits and making friends around the world.
Class Afloat

ARCC GAP SEMESTERS
ARCC gap semesters offer an educational and cultural bridge between high school and college.
ARCC Gap Semester

USA GAP YEAR FAIRS
USA Gap Year Fairs offers fairs and webinars to provide you with gap year basics and how to plan your gap year.  
Gap Year Fairs

TIVNU GAP YEAR
Tivnu is a Jewish gap year in the Pacific Northwest focused on exploring the connection between Jewish life and social justice.
Tivnu

TEEN LIFE PROGRAM GUIDE
TeenLife.com lists thousands of teen-centered academic and experiential learning opportunities to build confidence, purpose and passion for life beyond school.
TeenLife

Military Options

Listed below are links to five branches of the military where you will find general information.  Also listed is the phone number for each local recruitment station.  Students can schedule an appointment and meet with a recruiter in the Career Center.

U.S. Army 
United States Army
Woodland Recruiting Station: 530-668-1858

U.S. Marine Corp 
United States Marine Corp

Woodland Recruiting Station:  916-429-3938

U.S. Navy
United States Navy
Sacramento Recruiting Station: 916-549-8238

U.S. Air Force
United States Air Force
Sacramento Recruiting Station: 916-501-5600

U.S. Coast Guard
United States Coast Guard
San Francisco Recruiting Station: 510-769-8187

Naviance Family Connection
If you aren't using Naviance, you're missing the most helpful tool we have!
◾Research colleges
◾Find the college that fits you
◾Apply to colleges
◾Look for scholarships
◾Build a resume
◾Discover a career that matches your interests
◾Sign up to attend college visits
◾And much, much more!!

Here's the link to Naviance. For more detailed information about Naviance, check out the DSHS Student/Parent Resource Guide!

Come to the Career Center if you need help signing in to Naviance!
Sacramento City College Website

For everything you need to know about Sacramento City College, click the link below.

https://scc.losrios.edu/

 

College Board Website
For information about SAT, AP and PSAT testing, and to access College Board's Big Future college planning resources, click on the website below.  

https://www.collegeboard.org/
UC Website
The University of California website has information and resources for all UC campuses.  Click the link below:

https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/

CSU Website
The California State University system website provides information and links to all CSU campuses in the system.  Click the link below:

https://www.calstate.edu/
California Colleges Website for UCs, CSUs and Community College

Californiacolleges.edu is the state of California's official college and career planning website for all California UCs, CSUs, and  community colleges.  For information on college and career planning, paying for college and more, click here.

California Community Colleges Website
California Community Colleges website has a wealth of information about finding, applying to, and paying for a community college in California. Click the link below for all this information and more!

CCC website
California Student Aid Commission Website
To apply for financial aid, learn about the various  California grants available and to create a webgrants4students account, go the the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website at the link below.

CSAC website
Federal Student Aid Website
To complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), learn more about federal financial aid, and prepare for and choose a college or career school, the Federal Student Aid website has it all. Click the link below:

Federal Student Aid website
College Reps Click Here to Schedule a Virtual Visit
College admissions reps can click here to schedule an appointment on Rep Visits to visit our school virtually.
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WELCOME TO THE CAREER CENTER!

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Contact:   Julie Clayton
Email:       [email protected]
Phone:     757-5400, ext. 140

The Career Center is here to help Davis students  plan their future after high school!  Come to the Career Center or email Julie Clayton for help with Career Center resources:

Scholarship opportunities
Financial aid resources
College planning materials
Career path resources
Job postings
Volunteer opportunities
Conservation programs
Community service programs
Teen camps
Travel programs
Recreational opportunities
Summer programs
Military options
Gap year ideas

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WORK PERMITS IN CAREER CENTER!

If you are under 18 and have a job, you need a work permit.  All fields in the work permit application, such as your social security number, parent signature, and employer information, need to be completed. 

Download Work Permit Application here or pick up a blank application outside the Career Center.


Submit yo
ur work permit application to Julie Clayton in the Career Center.  You can pick up the signed permit in the Career Center in 2-3 days.

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BOYS STATE AND GIRLS STATE SUMMER CAMP NOW OPEN!

Junior boys or junior girls interested in government can now apply for the American Legion Boys State and Girls State summer camps.  Participants will learn about politics by electing officials and actively running a mock government.  Students must be strong academically, have leadership skills and an interest in the community and government.  Apply by March 1 by clicking this link:
Boys State/Girls State Application
Boys State/Girls State Information
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CITY OF DAVIS IS HIRING!

The City of Davis is currently hiring Swim Instructors and Lifeguards.  Click below for the flyer.
Swim Instructor click here
Lifeguard click here
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UCD YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM FOR SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS

Would you like to do research at UC Davis this summer?  The UC Davis Young Scholars Program offers summer research opportunities in biology and the natural sciences for high achieving high school students.  Applications are due March 15. Click here for an application. 
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SUMMER PROGRAMs FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

To see the variety of summer opportunities for high school students., click here for a list of academic, leadership, pre-college and research programs, summer camps and more!

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to participate in an internship, go to the DJUSD Student CTE Internship Opportunities page to find out about internship courses.  For more information: click here.  
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UC DAVIS OFFERS VIRTUAL YOUTH BUDDIES FOR TUTORING AND ADVISING

Virtual Youth Buddies is a free program that pairs students with UC Davis undergraduate students for mentorship, academic tutoring, college advising, social interaction and fun activities.  To apply to find your virtual buddy, click here

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