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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!

Teen Community Police Academy (Spring 2015)


Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? Do you wonder what really happens in police work? If so, the Santa Clara County Teen Community Police Academy is for you!

This 10-week program is designed to provide students with a hands-on inside look at the various aspects of law enforcement. It's fun, informative, and inspirational.

**Classes will begin the first week of March.

If you have any questions or need an application, please stop by the College and Career Center.  Applications are due no later than 2/13.

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 1/22/15

2nd Annual CHS Career Fair!


The 2nd Annual CHS Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, January 27th from 9-11:30am

For a list of participating speakers, click here!

Not sure what career you’re interested in? Students are encouraged to check out the “Career” tab on Naviance, so they can:


Browse careers –  view career profiles and career cluster profiles to learn more about careers they are interested in.


Watch RoadTrip Nation videos – search the interview archive by interests and themes. Learn about potential careers in their areas of interest.


Complete assessments and review suggested careers– complete the appropriate career assessments (Career Interest Profiler). Once the assessment is complete, careers are suggested for the students on the Favorite Careers and Clusters page.


For more information about Naviance or the Career Fair, please see Ms. Arranaga in the College and Career Center.

Posted by: Melina Nafrada
Published: 1/22/15

College Planning Workshop for Juniors

Attention Juniors! Are you ready to get started in developing a list of colleges you will apply to next fall?  Well, don't wait another minute because now is the time to sign up for the College Planning Workshops offered by FUHSD in partnership with the City of Cupertino!

You should have received an email and a School Loop message with the registration materials, but  if you have any questions or need an additional copy, please see your guidance counselor or look on the main page of the district website.  

Make sure to register by Tuesday, February 10, at the Quinlan Community Center in Cupertino – these popular classes WILL SELL OUT!


College Planning Workshop Schedule

Course Code









March 10 – April 7

3:30 – 5:30pm

Cupertino High





March 10 – April 7

3:30 – 5:30pm

Homestead High





March 11 – April 8

3:30 – 5:30pm

Fremont High





March 11 – April 8

3:30 – 5:30pm

Monta Vista High





March 12 – April 9

3:30 – 5:30pm

Lynbrook High




*BOTH College Planning AND College Essay Workshops will be offered in the SUMMER. For more details on all course offerings visit:

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 1/21/15

Stanford Women in Business 1/31

Stanford Women in Business presents


The Winter Conference is an annual event hosted by Stanford Women in Business that brings together high school women for a series of workshops and keynotes from inspiring speakers. The event aims to prepare and educate young women about the world of business.

This year's conference will focus on female entrepreneurship, and features Debbie Sterling, CEO & Founder of GoldieBlox, and Jess Lee, CEO & Co-Founder of Polyvore.

Where: Stanford University, Tresidder Oak Lounge

When: Saturday, January 31st, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

RSVP here:

If you have any questions regarding SWIB's Winter Conference, please send an email to:


Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 1/15/15

Pre-Law Conference for Students

Hey Tino!

Are you interested in pursuing a law degree? Check this out:

On Saturday, February 7, 2015, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area's Community Services Committee and other bar associations and student groups will be hosting the 6th Annual Legally Asian Conference to encourage college and high school students to pursue a law degree. 

Legally Asian 2015 aims to expose college and high school students, as well as recent young graduates, to law school and the legal profession; to explain career options available with a law degree; and to discuss current issues that impact Asian and Pacific Islander communities.  The conference will feature distinguished panelists who have used their law degrees in a variety of ways.

All interested students, parents, teachers, and others are welcome.  Please register at  Walk-ins are welcome.  If you have any questions, please email

Posted by: Lillie Arranaga
Published: 1/14/15