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Guidance Team

Arranaga, Lillie
College and Career Center Liaison
Avvakumovits, Michele
Guidance Counselor
Buie, Gregg
Guidance Counselor (A-F)
Farrell Rodriguez, Cathleen
Assistant Principal
Hart-Sheehy, Lisa
Guidance Counselor
Lim, Judy
Olson, Belinda
Welcome to the College Career Center!


Ms. Lillie Arranaga

Phone: 408.366.7309


Hours: M-F 7:15 AM - 3:30 PM

Walk-in during brunch, lunch, and after school

**Meeting by appointment only

College and Career Center Events

College and Career Center News!

Stanford AI Summer Program for 9th Grade Girls

The Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory's Outreach Summer program
is run by the Stanford AI Lab for 9th grade girls with the aim of encouraging
interest in the field of Artificial Intelligence. 

The two-week, full-time program will provide both broad exposure to AI topics
through faculty lectures and industry field trips, as well as in-depth
experience with a research area through hands-on projects. Mentoring and
career/personal development sessions with faculty, researchers, and
graduate students will further enable personal growth and an opportunity to
explore career interests in AI.

The program will run August 3rd-August 14th at the Stanford University AI

For more details and to apply, please visit

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 2/25/15

Catalyst SAT Bootcamp

Boost Your Confidence, Build Momentum, And Increase Your Score - In Just Two Days!

Enroll with Catalyst for an SAT Bootcamp, a 2-day workshop that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’re guaranteed to face on the SAT. Attendees walk away with Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp book, self-study materials, diagnostic tests, and even copies of essays that have earned perfect scores on actual SATs.  Our SAT Bootcamp is for students taking the SAT or PSAT before the Spring of 2016.  Selected topics include how to:

 Crack math questions that stump more than 90% of test-takers

 Craft a perfect score SAT essay, no matter what question the SAT asks

 Spot hidden clues in long, convoluted reading passages

 Maintain focus and clarity under pressure – indispensable skills for anyone tackling the 3 hour and 45 minute SAT


Date & Times
Saturday, February 28th at Lynbrook High School: 9am-1pm

Saturday, March 7th at Cupertino High School: 9am-1pm

Location: Lynbrook High School and Cupertino High School

Cost: Just $175 for both days and all materials.

To Enroll: For more information or to enroll, visit and click on the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar. The deadline to enroll in this special SAT prep opportunity is Friday, February 27th at 6pm.


A Portion Of The Proceeds Benefits Cupertino PTSA!

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 2/25/15

SSTEM Summer Program at Stanford || Apply NOW!

Free Stanford Medical Program for Local High School Students!

The SCCMA and Stanford Transformative Experience in Medicine (SSTEM) invites TINO students to apply for the summer SSTEM program. 

SSTEM consists of 4 Saturdays (April 4, 18, 25, and May 5); each day introduces students to four different specialties: primary care, general surgery, ophthalmology, and cardiology. Each day will include breakfast, an opening activity, health professional-led presentations, and 2-3 hands-on activities led by Stanford medical students. Students will get opportunities to suture, learn surgical knot tying, and dissect sheep hearts and cow eyes. In addition, students will also get an opportunity to visit Stanford for a session in the anatomy lab and a tour of the gorgeous, picturesque campus.

To learn more about this opportunity, please visit:

To apply (DEADLINE MARCH 3, 2015), the application is available at this link:

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 2/23/15

Paid Smithsonian Leadership Program


Gain professional experience, network with Latino leaders, hone your leadership skills, and get involved in your community this summer with a paid internship. Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program! #SLCYAP2015

Who? Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities

What? Week-long, all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend

Where?  Washington D.C. and internships in 19 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico

When? June 21-July 31, 2015

Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical and leadership skills and intellectual growth

Application deadline: April 6, 2015

For more information, to view the promotional video, and to apply visit:

Watch the program in action. Young Ambassadors Program Promotional Video 

For questions: Email

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 2/23/15

Preparing Children to Thrive in College Seminar

Tino Community! The Asian American Parent Association invites you to their quarterly seminar:

Preparing Children to Thrive in College Seminar

Thursday, March 5th, 2015


Quinlan Community Center

This seminar will cover the following: healthy ways to help prepare your children for college, establishing a communicative relationship with your children, sample college resources, and panel discussion with quest speakers.

Questions about this event? Please contact Shelly Chen at: (408) 646-1671

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 2/12/15