College & Career Center

Seniors Awards Night is next week!

Wednesday, May 18, 6pm @CVHS Stadium

*Seniors who are being recognized at the event were sent an invitation to their email and their parent/guardian email. A paper invitation was mailed out on Monday 5/9.

Invited seniors may bring up to 4 guests.

*If you did not receive an invitation but think that you should have, please contact Ms. Zuckerbrow at

All seniors are invited to attend, with student ID, whether or not they received an invite.

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2022 SOAR DAY Flyer.pdf

Recordings of past college and career speakers are on YouTube:

Upcoming Programs and Internships

Upcoming Events

Castro Valley_SAT and ACT_Spring 2022.pdf

Revolution Test Prep SAT/ACT Practice Tests

SAT: Saturday, May 7

ACT: Saturday, May 14

Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm PT

Register here:

Coalition Week (May 15 - May 19)

From May 15 – 19, your students and their families can learn about new, helpful college search resources, and celebrate all the hard work you all do!

News & Announcements

Seniors - You've received your college decision, good or bad. What are your next steps?

  • Compare financial aid offers

  • Attend virtual or in person events at colleges

  • Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and deposit by May 1

  • Accept financial aid scholarships, grants, and other

View the presentation for more info!

Come see us with questions in the CCC!

Denied from a college (or colleges)? Read this article!

Next Steps for College April 2022

Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

The contest is open to all high school students in California's 15th Congressional District; a panel of local artists will select the winners. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

The deadline to submit artwork is 5 PM PT Friday, April 15, 2022.

Click Here to Learn More and Apply!

Check out our updated Scholarships Page!

A Handful of new scholarships have been added to our scholarships page! Go there or follow the link below to check them out!

CVHS College and Career Center Scholarships Page

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CV Tutors is Offering Free Virtual tutoring

Are you interested in tutoring elementary and middle school students from around our school district? Do you want to earn volunteer hours and make a difference in the community? Join CV Tutors!

Apply to be a tutor here!

College of the Week

College of the Week Slideshow 2021-2022

College & Career Center Staff

Ms. Allison Zuckerbrow, College & Career Counselor

A little about me:

  • I grew up in Staten Island, NY

  • I participated in an exchange program in high school, living and studying in Sofia, Bulgaria for Spring semester of 10th grade.

  • My hobbies include Ultimate Frisbee, hiking, reading, travel and visiting with family and friends.

  • I am the advisor of the CVHS Ultimate Frisbee club, the Wombats.

My Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics (minor in Education), University of Delaware

    • Studied abroad winter session in South Africa

  • Master's Degree in School Counseling, San Jose State University

Work History:

  • Academic Counselor, Castro Valley High School

  • College & Career Center Technician, Hayward High School & Tennyson High School

  • Program Manager, Microsoft

  • Content Specialist, Danger

  • College & Career Advisor / Teacher / Program Coordinator, San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School

  • Youth Leader, AmeriCorps Youth Corps Program (After-school program in San Jose)

Mr. Keanu Dasalla, CTE College & Career Tech


  • CVHS class of 2016

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English from CSU East Bay

Work History

  • Volunteered with Castro Valley Adult School’s special education program

  • Office Technician at Castro Valley Adult School

  • Content Editor for Castro Valley Today, sister site to the Castro Valley Marketplace

  • Substitute Teacher for Castro Valley Unified School District


  • I love to read and write fiction and have even had my work published in CSU East Bay’s literary magazine, Occam’s Razor. I also enjoy playing old video games, building computers, designing Lego sets, and talking about movies and tv shows.

Ms. Mattie Peracca, CTE College & Career Tech


  • Master of Arts - Music Theory, Cal State East Bay (2017)

  • Bachelor of Arts - Music, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (2013)

  • Associate of Arts - GE, Cuesta College (2010)

Work History

  • Dandan Performing Arts Center - Teaching Artist (2021-present)

  • Cannery Kitchen and Tap - Assistant Manager (2020-21)

  • Better World Music School - Piano Teacher (2015-20)

  • Arthur Murray Hayward - Ballroom Dance Instructor (2014-15)


  • Playing and teaching the piano

  • Reading and writing poetry

  • Traveling

  • Spending time with our six guinea pigs

Meet our College Mentors from Cal State East Bay!

Check out the College Mentor page for Introduction videos and Advice for students!

Interested in pre-registering to vote?

Students ages 16-17 are welcome to pick up a free voter registration form at the College & Career Center, or visit the website below to apply online: