Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Congrats to SUHI U Prep 2016 Cohort

SUHI Counselors recognize that many SUHI students have aspirations to gain admissions to a 4-year university and we are here to help!

Through an application process, seniors have been chosen to be a part of the Sweetwater High University Prep program which is in addition to the college and career services already offered by the counseling staff at Sweetwater High. The personalized, one-on-one counseling SUHI U Prep students receive will optimize their chances in applying to the more prestigious college and universities in the nation.

The Sweetwater High University Prep program’s goal is to support our students throughout the entire college application process. The expectation is that SUHI U Prep students will attend all sessions of the after-school 24 week program which will include:

  • Complete UC, CSU, and Common Applications 
  • Personal Essay Writing Workshop
  • Final college list
  • Organize all important due dates
  • Complete FAFSA, Dream Act Applications, & CSS Profile
  • Scholarship Support
  • Final college choice and intent to enroll
  • College Life Presentation Series
  • University Housing support
This semester, our SUHI U Prep students have applied to dozens of colleges and universities in over 17 states! We send our best wishes in hopes of dozens of acceptance letters to arrive in the Spring! We look forward to continuing the great work with SUHI U Prep next semester!

SUHI U Prep and Counselors celebrating with ice cream!

Family Resource Center - December Calendar

Friday, December 11, 2015

Sweetwater High School’s Career Day on February 26, 2016

We invite you to Sweetwater High School’s Career Day on February 26, 2016!

We are looking for community members who are interested in sharing their career and post-secondary experiences to a classroom of students. In years past, we’ve found Career Day is a great way to introduce students to the wide variety of career opportunities. This event can only be successful with your help!

The day will consist of:
9:45AM to 10:15AM - Speaker Registration and Reception in the Cafeteria
10:15AM - Speakers Escorted to Classrooms by ASB students
10:33AM – 11:16AM - Career Presentations Begin in Classrooms (approximately 30 minutes presentation, 15 minutes Q&A)

If you are interested in attending, please >>> complete the interest form <<<. We will be in contact shortly with more details. 

Please feel free to share this email with any community members who might also be interested.

To view pictures from our past career day, click here.

Introducing The Jeffrey D. Sollender College Scholarship

One - two scholarships totalling up to $3,000 will be awarded to a graduating high school senior(s) in San Diego County who plans to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Funds may be applied to college tuition, room and board, and fees.

Eligible students must:
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in the workplace, entrepreneurial ventures, or community service.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Have a gross family income of no more than $90,000 per year.
The scholarship may be renewed based on eligibility.

Deadline: Monday, February 29, 2016, 5 pm.

For information, contact Sharyn Goodson at sharyn@jcfsandiego.org or (858) 279-2740.

SUHI Red Devils Leaders in Computer Science in Schools!

The SUHI Counselors are so proud of Senior Karla Gonzalez and Computer Science teacher Mr. Lopez! They were invited by The College Board and the National Science Foundation to a meeting with one hundred computer science teachers and 6 students in support of continued implementation of the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course. The 100 Teacher Summit took place in Boston, MA on December 5-6.

It was an amazing and inspiring event!  Karla and Mr. Lopez spent two hours with White House US Deputy Chief Technology Advisor, for the Office of Science & Technology Policy, Dr. Ed Felten, Dr. Felten shared he meets with President Obama once a month! Wow, SUHI is two degrees away from the POTUS! Dr. Felten is the director of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy and professor of Computer Science at Princeton University. He is a leading authority and expert on Computer Science and Public Policy.

Edward Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer with the White House of Office for Science and Technology Policy (left) with Sweetwater High School Student Karla Gonzales and Teacher Arthur Lopez
Here are some articles highlighting the event:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Congrats to Good Citizen Jorge Lopez!

The Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Committee has chosen one of our very own to receive their Good Citizen recognition this year!

Class of 2016 senior Jorge Lopez was recognized for his outstanding application and impressive essay entry to the scholarship competition! Jorge placed in the top five of all scholarship applicants from across San Diego county! 

Job well done Jorge! We are so proud of you!

Congrats to Future Public Relations Professional - Eduardo Ocampo!

Congratulations to sophomore Eduardo Ocampo who successfully completed the 4-month workshop presented by the Public Relations Society of America's San Diego chapter. 

During the 4 weeks, Eduardo learned the fundamentals of careers in public relations from industry professionals themselves!

THANKS PRSA for giving our students this unique opportunity!!

Eduardo with PRSA workshop facilitators!

Looking For Your Counselor?

Please fill out a counselor request at the front window or at your counselor's door. 
We will call your out of class as soon as possible!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DECEMBER Scholarship Bulletin

What is a SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN? It lists the most recent scholarships available to you, many of which are specific to students only here at SUHI!

Check it out!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Campus Beautification Day

Volunteers Needed

Internship at Olivewood Gardens

We are happy to announce a partnership that has been solidified between Sweetwater High and Olivewood Community & Learning Garden through our after school program.

Olivewood Garden will be providing semester student internship opportunities to SUHI students (around 5-10 students will be selected).

If you are interested in organic gardening, composting, or healthy cooking, see Ms. Tellez after school in the Inferno Lounge for more information!