Thursday, September 19, 2013

Check out Concordia University!

Thanks to Concordia University for visiting with us today!

Check out their list of majors here!

For more information or questions, please contact Admissions Cousnelor Nathan Araya at

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Community Service Hours for High School Students!

Community Service Hours for High School Students!

City of Chula Vista


Let’s Get the Word Out!

“Harborfest 2013 --  Celebrate Chula Vista’s Bayfront”

J Street Bayside Park on September 21, 2013 from 9 am – 9 pm


The Service Being Provided:  

Students will walk the streets and approach businesses to post event posters and pass out flyers for the upcoming Harborfest Event at CV Bayside Park


Volunteer Hours Available As Follows:

Meeting Place
Friday, Sept. 13th
4 pm – 6 pm
At Otay Ranch Center in Eastlake Parkway
in Front of the CV Library (Food Court)
Saturday, Sept. 14th
9 am – 1 pm
At the Chula Vista Shopping Center on H Street and Broadway – in front of Starbucks
Wednesday, Sept. 18th
4 pm – 6 pm
In front of Costco on Broadway
Thursday, Sept. 19th
4 pm – 6 pm
In front of Target on Broadway and C Street
(the one close to National City)
Friday, Sept.  20th
4 pm – 6 pm
At Northgate Market on Third Avenue
Saturday, Sept. 21st
9 am – 9 pm
At the Community Stage of Harborfest Event
Chula Vista’s Bayside Park
J Street Marina by the fishing pier
Sign up for all or parts of the day


How to Get Involved:

1.    Fill out the attached form and have parents sign the waiver.

2.    Choose the date(s) you want to volunteer.

3.    Arrive at the indicated location on time.

4.    Turn in the signed form and receive your assignment.

5.    Contact Person:  Jennifer Santander, City of Chula Vista

Contact Information

Jennifer Santander

Cel. 619-616-6485

Office. 619-585-5614


Monday, September 9, 2013

Calendar for After School Activities

Click here for the most recent afterschool activities calendar!

Need tutoring? Click here for the schedule!

Dear Parents,

This message is to inform you that our school has received the 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment of Teens (ASSETS)  grant that makes it possible to offer after school activities for your teen. Such activities may include: academic assistance, tutoring, sports, student leadership, enrichment activities and clubs.  The program also offers a nutritious snack and daily physical activity option.   Participation is free.

 All students are automatically a part of the program. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in this free program, of if you want more information, please contact: Aimee Martinez 619-474-9789 or 474-9740.

Estimado Padre,

Este mensaje es para informarles que nuestra escuela ha recibido la subvención  siglo XXI para la seguridad y enriquecimiento de los jovenes de preparatoria despues del horario regular de clases (ASSETS),  esto hace posible la oferta de varias actividades para su hijo/a. Estas actividades pueden incluir: asistencia académica, tutoría, deportes, liderazgo estudiantil, actividades de enriquecimiento y clubes. El programa también ofrece una merienda nutritiva y la opción de la actividad física diaria. La participación es gratuita.

 Todos los alumnos son automáticamente parte del programa. Si usted no quiere que su hijo participe en este programa gratuito, o si desea obtener más información, póngase en contacto con: Aimee Martinez 619-474-9789 o 474-9740.

Upcoming College and University Admissions Presentations

Please attend tomorrow’s admissions presentation for La Sierra University 12 Noon in the Counseling Center!

They have LOTS of health based programs and are very admissions friendly =)


Upcoming Admissions Presentations:

10/11 12Noon UCSB

10/30 1PM La Verne U

Serious About Starting a Business?

 The Southwestern College Center for International Trade Development offers free training to students interested in starting their own business though its Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP).

YEP is funded by the California Community College Economic and Workforce Development Program. The purpose of YEP is to help young people ages 14 - 27 replace misconceptions of vocational education and blue collar jobs with increased awareness of and aspirations to self-employment as a legitimate career path.

YEP consists of three main components:

Business Training: As a way to help participants learn about self-employment, we have developed a business training curriculum that covers topics including business start-up, marketing, management, finance, and writing a business plan. This curriculum is delivered through a self-paced online learning system that students can access at any time.

Business Plan Competition: Students that complete the business training and write a business plan have the opportunity to enter it into the YEP Business Plan Competition. Business plans that are submitted for the competition are reviewed by a panel of business professionals and the top three plan authors are awarded a prize package consisting of services and resources designed to help them launch their business.

One-on-one Business Counseling & Mentoring: YEP participants also have access to one-on-one counseling & mentoring sessions with a professional business advisor to help them fine-tune their business plan and get answers to specific business questions and concerns.

Students also benefit from YEP by acquiring knowledge and skills through our training program that are transferable to the job market.

Would you help us spread the word about this program? You can download a flyer for YEP by clicking here. More information about the program, success stories, and student registration can be found on our web site at
If you have any questions, please contact me at (619) 482-6393 or

Thank you!

Gabriel Reyes
Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
Southwestern College Center for International Trade Development

Thursday, September 5, 2013

FilAmFest Scholarship Available to High School & College Students

“The youth is the hope of our future.” – José Rizal

As part of our effort to give back to the San Diego Filipino American community, FilAmFest has a scholarship program available to all high school and college students. Our scholarship program will award students based on their academic achievement and contribution to their community. We want to reward students who have shown to be exemplary examples of leaders in their schools and organizations.

Since the scholarship program became available five years ago, FilAmFest has awarded students all over San Diego county for their contributions to their schools and community. Our high school applicants have represented many of the schools in the Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego Union School District, including Morse High School, Sweetwater High School, Eastlake High School and more. The college recipients of theFilAmFest scholarship come from an even more diverse background of SDSU, UCSD, UCLA and USD.

Our hope for the scholarship awards is to provide a portion of the foundation to build strong leaders in the new generation of Filipino Americans.

Last day to turn in scholarship applications is September 14, 2013 @ 11:59 P.M.

Click here to download the Scholarship Application.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Love Video Games?

Leaders on Fast Track (LOFT) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) are taking applications for the 2013 ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship.

HHF's career development program, LOFT, has partnered with ESA to launch a national program aimed at bringing more youth of color into the gaming industry and helping them confront problems in their community through technology. Apply here now!

The program will identify 20 African American/Latino(a) youth, ages 16-24, to develop a video game that deals with social issues.

Fellows will receive: 
$1,000 innovation grant
An all-expenses paid trip to D.C., where each fellow will present their game to key investors
Direct project coaching from Hispanic Heritage Foundation and ESA gaming associates
Employment opportunities through ESA
A chance to meet White House congressional representatives and the US Cyber Command
A chance to participate in Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus activities

If you know technically skilled young people ready to make a difference through technology, tell them to apply now or email for more information.

At the core of the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship is the belief that using technology for social change in education, community service, civic engagement, mentoring, leadership, and creative expression is essential to the development of the minority communities. This program will also leverage the video gaming industry and HHF with effective platforms to address the White House, Congress and other educational communities and influencers.

We're hosting a nine-city series on STEM leadership, coming soon to a city near you!

The US Army and LOFT present STEM Leadership Symposia, a series of events for high school and college students interested in a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Each event is created to provide participants career guidance, educational opportunities, and connectivity with professionals in the STEM fields.
Events are free to attend, but space is limited, so register now for the symposium closest to you!

Event dates and locations:
Albuquerque, NM | Sept 18th | University of New Mexico
San Antonio, TX | Sept 24th | University of Texas-San Antonio
Houston, TX | Sept 26th | University of Houston
Sacramento, CA | Oct 8th | Cal State - Sacramento
Santa Clara, CA | Oct 10th | San Jose State University
Chicago, IL | Oct 22nd | University of Illinois-Chicago
Los Angeles, CA | Nov 4th | Cal State – San Bernardino
Phoenix, AZ | Nov 6th | Arizona State University – Tempe
Miami, FL | Nov 19th | Florida International University

Register here for one of these events to reserve your seat!

LOFT Innovation is currently working on many new initiatives to get minority youth involved in tech. Please check us out at LOFT Innovation to see what we do and get involved.

QUESTIONS: See your counselor!