College Planning and Essay Workshops

Overview of College Enrichment Offerings

The Fremont Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Cupertino Recreation & Community Services, is pleased to offer a  college preparation course for High School Juniors (class of 2018), taught by experienced FUHSD Teachers, Guidance Counselors and College/Career Advisors:

College Planning Workshop (CPW)

Offered in Spring to Juniors

and Summer to rising Seniors only

This overview class guides students in reflecting on themselves as students and identifying goals and plans for college. Emphasis is placed on organizing the college search and application process.

  • Topics include: individual academic profile, finding a college match, choosing a major, understanding college systems, application tips and tricks, managing deadlines, applying for financial aid, and letters of recommendation.
  • Students will develop and receive personalized feedback on a list of prospective colleges to which they will apply in the fall.

College Essay Workshop (CEW)

Offered in Fall to Seniors only

and Summer to rising Seniors

This workshop allows students to brainstorm, write, and refine a personal statement essay required for UC or private college applications. Students will have several opportunities to work one-on-one with instructors and revise their drafts:

  • Review essay prompts; read sample essays; review essay tips and tricks; and write and revise a college application essay.
  • Students will draft a college application essay, receive personalized feedback, and use the feedback to revise and improve the essay.

We are currently accepting registrations for the summer session:

  • Submit the attached registration form(s) before the end of business Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to be entered in a random lottery for placement in your choice of class dates, times and locations. Many classes will fill up; registrations received after April 26th will be enrolled in classes on a space-available basis.
  • Cost for each course is $130. Scholarships are available to those who qualify; see attached Financial Aid Application form for more information.

Please contact your student’s Guidance Counselor if you have additional questions about the courses. For questions about the registration process, please contact Cupertino Recreation & Community Services at (408) 777-3120.


If you have any questions about these course offerings, please contact:

Josh Maisel, Coordinator of Academic Interventions

Phone: (408)522-2297  Email:

Summer College Planning Workshop is Now Open for Registration (Junior Class of 2018 Only)

To register, choose a form from the list below.

Option 1:

  • When it opens in a new browser window,click on the "Open With Different Viewer" button (located in the top right corner)
  • Select "Open with Adobe Acrobat (default)" to download, enter your information, and print form

Option 2:

  • Save form to your desktop or file folder
  • Open it with Adobe Reader, enter your information and print form

CPW Summer 2017 Registration Form

CEW Summer 2017 Registration Form

2017 Financial Aid Application

Frequently Asked Questions



2 hour class for 5 days

Dates   Times   Locations
June 12 - June 16   8:00am - 1-:00am   Cupertino HS
June 19 - June 23   10:30am - 12:30pm   Fremont HS**
June 26 - June 30   1:00pm - 3:00pm *   Homestead HS +
        Lynbrook HS
        Monta Vista HS

* FHS is hosting the only 1pm the Essay Workshop

** FHS will only be offering 1pm Essay workshop

+ HHS is not offering Planning  Workshop