AcademiCon 3

AcademiCon 3 Handout

Here is our flyer about AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers.

Military Fair

We will feature representation from each of our military branches during Session 1 (8:45am-9:35am) and Session 2 (9:55am-10:45am) for approximately 100 students during each session.  The military fair will be open to all students during the break (9:35am-9:50am).  Representatives from the Military Fair will also host guest speaker sessions during Sessions 3-5.  Students who are considering a career in the military after high school are encouraged to sign up for this opportunity.

College Fair

We will feature a large variety of colleges, universities, and technical schools at our College Fair during Session 3 (10:50am-11:40am), Session 4 (12:15pm-1:05pm) and Session 5 (1:10pm-2:00pm) for approximately 150 students during each session.  Representatives from different colleges will also host workshops during Sessions 1 and 2.  Juniors and Seniors who would like more information about their post high school academic options are encouraged to sign up for this opportunity.


Colleges confirmed so far: 

  • Academy of Art
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California College of the Arts
  • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
  • Foothill College
  • Fresno Pacific University
  • Humboldt College
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) University
  • Menlo College
  • Mission College
  • New York University (NYU)
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • San Jose State University (SJSU)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Utah


AcademiCon 3 Student Wish List

The students have spoken and they would love to learn more about the following professions and individuals.  If you are someone in one of the professions listed below please register to speak at AcademiCon 3!  If you know of someone, in one of the professions listed below, please encourage them to speak at AcademiCon 3!!


  • Animation
  • Art designers
  • Athlete
  • Attorney
  • Biologist
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Professional
  • Chemist
  • Computer Expert
  • Criminal Detective
  • Doctor
  • Engineer
  • Forensic Science
  • Freelance Artist
  • Kevin Durant
  • Lawyer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Musician
  • NASA researcher
  • Navy
  • Nurse
  • Pathologist
  • Patrick Willis
  • Pediatricians
  • Pharmacist
  • Physicist
  • Police Officer
  • President Barack Obama
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Professional Athlete
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Small Business Owner
  • Special Forces Soldier
  • Start Up Owner
  • Steph Curry
  • Successful College Graduate 
  • Surgeon
  • Technology Expert
  • Theologist
  • University Professor
  • Veterinarian
  • War Veteran

AcademiCon 3 Student Registration

ST and Phoenix students should have received a "Welcome to AcademiCon 3" email on September 21, inviting them to review the guest speakers and their presentations and select their preferred schedule.  Sessions will fill up and students will be required to pick one presentation for each of the sessions they are on campus. (ie. SVCTE and Phoenix students only need to select presentations for Sessions 1, 2, and 3.)


If students did not receive the email, they can click on this link to the Sched for AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers


For AcademiCon 3, we use Sched as our convention scheduling tool.  Students are already listed as attendees, using their ARMS account email addresses and their Student ID numbers.  If students prefer to use a different email address, they can change their email address after they log in.

AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers Schedule

AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers (September 28, 2016)

After a two year hiatus, AcademiCon is returning on September 28, 2016, ready to inspire, educate, and enlighten our students through the experiences of our guest speakers who will share their profession, their life lessons, their experiences, and their advice for the future. We will continue to have a military fair, a college fair, and an Academic Rally.  


The first AcademiCon was on January 28, 2013 with the objective of "creating a unique school day to expose students to academically relevant experiences related to their future."  The day featured a military fair, a college fair, an Academic Rally featuring Soccer Legend Brandi Chastain, a luncheon, and about 80 guest speakers from a variety of professions and backgrounds.  


The second AcademiCon on January 27, 2014 expanded on the success of the first year, welcoming more than 100 guest speakers, including chemists, lawyers, small business owners, politicians, an Olympic bobsledder, engineers, and former students.


We are excited for AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers!

AcademiCon 3: The Return of the Speakers Schedule

Session Time Events
0 8:00am-8:40am Students meet in their 2nd period classrooms
1 8:45am-9:35am Guest speakers in the classrooms and theater; Military Fair; Academic Rally
Break 9:35am-9:50am Break; Military Fair open to all students
2 9:55am-10:45am Guest speakers in the classrooms and theater; Military Fair
3 10:50am-11:40am Guest speakers in the classrooms and theater; College Fair
Lunch 11:40am-12:10pm Lunch
4 12:15pm-1:05pm Guest speakers in the classrooms and theater; College Fair
5 1:10pm-2:00pm Guest speakers in the classrooms and theater; College Fair


Santa Teresa High School Demographics

Santa Teresa High School is home to more than 2200 students.  Here is a snapshot of our demographics:

Ethnicity Percentage
Latino/Hispanic 39%
Caucasian 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21%
African American 5%
Filipino 5%
Other 2%


Male Female
52% 48%


Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

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