Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Prepare for the PSAT

Welcome back to the new school year! It’s hard to believe that the PSAT is just around the corner. 

SUHI will be administering the PSAT to most 9-11 graders on October 19th, 2016. 

For many families, this is the kick off to the college admissions process.  

Beginning October 1st, Kaplan’s highly-rated faculty will cover the most important PSAT content and tackle practice problems in 8 livestreaming, one-hour lessons.  

In addition, students will have access to online study content and detailed explanations to the official PSAT practice test.

For more details and to register, please visit

As always, I want to make sure you and families on your campus remain informed of Kaplan’s programs and how we can best assist your school. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with any questions you may have.  Wishing you and your school community a wonderful year ahead!
Best regards,

John D. Peterson
Program Manager
Kaplan College Prep
Orange County/San Diego/Utah
College Prep

Study in the United Kingdom

My name is Sian and I work for the University of Southampton, one of the top Universities in the UK and ranked within the top 100 Universities in the world. I am delighted to bring your attention to a Study in the UK event we are hosting in San Diego on Saturday 17th September with the Best of U elite UK University consortium (

This event is an opportunity for your students and their families to discover the advantages of a UK education (such as shorter and cheaper degree programs), learn more about the UK application process and meet 6 of the top universities simultaneously.

The universities attending are:

·        University of Bristol
·        Durham University
·        Newcastle University
·        University of Southampton
·        University of Warwick
·        University of York 

We would be ever so thankful if you could share the below invitation to any of your students (and families) who may be interested in studying in the UK and who would like to find out more.  We would also be grateful if you could circulate amongst your counselor communities.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask.

Date & Time
Saturday 17th September 
The Sefton Room
Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
530 Broadway
San Diego
CA 92101

Please register using this link:
There is no need to print the ticket, and tickets are free:

Sian Steggles
Country Development Manager (North America)
International Office University of Southampton
Highfield Campus Southampton
SO17 1BJ, UK

Tel: +44(0)2380 595327 (Ext. 25327) 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

College: Finding the Right Fit

The counselors love to use to see if a college or university 
is a good fit for a particular student. 

Check this video out for a quick tutorial!

SUHI U Prep - Session 4

For more information on SUHI University Prep >> Click Here!

SUHI U Prep Session 4, Dr. Silva covered...
  • College application deadlines and important websites
  • Early action vs. Early decision

Friday, August 26, 2016

What college should I go to? is a great website to help in your college search!

Here is a quick tutorial on how to use it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Red Devil Way - Week of August 22

Each week, Sweetwater High celebrated the RED DEVIL WAY as a way to recognize students and staff who demonstrate the model characteristics of being a Red Devil. 

This week we celebrate student Eduardo Ocampo and staff members Ms. Garcia and Mr. Calloway!

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Admissions Presentation

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:30pm
Qualcomm Incorporated
Building Q Auditorium
6455 Lusk Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92121

Community Service: CERT Academy

Seniors! Register for the SAT and ACT soon!


Planning to go to a 4-year university?

Don't forget to take your SAT!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Need Help Logging Into Infinite Campus?

Common Parent Questions
Infinite Campus

How do I access Infinite Campus?

Infinite Campus keeps requesting a District ID#. What is the District ID#?
District ID# FCPXPV

How do I create an account with Infinite Campus?
You should have created an account when you registered for this school year. However, for those who do not have an account follow these instructions:
  • The parents can create a portal account by using their Campus Activation Key. If you have your activation key, on the home screen press “help” on the bottom left. This will drop down an option to continue using the key.
  • If you do not have an activation key, please have them call 619-793-7731 to retrieve the code.
What is the number to call if I experience other issues with Infinite Campus?
Infinite Campus Sweetwater Hotline: 619-796-7745

Is my Infinite Campus portal similar to my son or daughter’s portal?
Your portal is almost identical. However, if you have multiple children, you will be able to view each of their grades/attendance separately but through the same account.

Where can I learn more about navigating through Infinite Campus?
There are some helpful youtube videos and tutorials through YouTube.

Why are some teachers using Infinite Campus for “in-progress” grades and others are using Jupiter?
This is a transition year for our teachers. While you may find your child’s teachers posting “in progress” grades through Jupiter, you may also find some teachers posting “in progress” grades through Infinite Campus. However, every grading period (progress reports & semester grades) will be posted under “grades” on Infinite Campus.

What will I be able to find on Infinite Campus?
You will find detailed information about your child’s attendance. All progress report grades and semester grades for each of your child’s classes will be posted on Infinite Campus under “grades”.

Can I send emails to teachers through Infinite Campus? What about Jupiter?
Email addresses of teachers can be accessed through Infinite Campus by selecting the envelope icon next to the teacher’s name. Messages can also be sent through Jupiter to teachers for the remainder of the year. 

The following is the format for student to login.Username = Student ID
Password = first letter of fistname first letter of lastname then mmddyy
John Doe – 01/01/2001

Monday, August 15, 2016

SANDiego Volunteers needed

We’re looking for folks to work an amazing sand carving event benefiting fantastic programs for kids in San Diego & Baja Mexico. Share a few hours of your time helping out and enjoy the day on San Diego Bay. The US Sand Sculpting Challenge is Labor Day Weekend and it supports "It's All about the kids Foundation" and several other great local organizations.

Volunteers are needed Friday Sept 2 through Monday Sept 5th with varied shifts & roles available. 

The location is the B street Pier in downtown San Diego.

Learn about our event here>>
Learn about the Charities here >> 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

SUHI U Prep Class of 2017 is Off and Running!

It's year two of SUHI University Prep! We are off and running!

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.

Counselors are available Monday through Wednesday after school to help ANY senior during college application season, but Thursdays are reserved to work intently with SUHI U Prep Seniors.

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:

  • College Research
  • Complete UC, CSU, and Common Applications
  • Personal Essay Writing Workshop
  • Strategies for Letters of Recommendation
  • 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 with Guest Speakers
  • University Housing support

Monday, August 8, 2016

After-School Activities Calendar

Revised SAT numbers and Averages for Fall 2016 SDSU Admitted Students

SDSU will be taking the new portion of the SAT called Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) in lieu of the Critical Reading section to compute an applicant's eligibility to the CSU. The new EBRW score is still scored the same way, with a score between 200-800, just like the Critical Reading section and math.

With a recalibration, the minimum Eligibility Index needed to be CSU eligible is now a 2950. Per the memo, this will be grandfathered in and 2900 students are still CSU eligible for fall 2017. Given the impaction of SDSU's campus, students will still need to be competitive to gain admissions. For fall 2018, all would need to meet at least the 2950 to be considered.

Clearing Remediation:
The new minimum score needed on the SAT EBRW test to clear English remediation is 550 whereas the old Critical Reading score was a 500.

The new minimum score needed on the new SAT Math to clear remediation is 570, up from 500 last year.

The SAT conditionally ready scores for SAT EBRW are now the ranges 510-540, up from 460-490 previously.

The SAT conditionally ready scores for SAT Math are now 520-560, up from 490-540 previously.

Students cannot superscore between old and new tests, but can still superscore within the same version of the test. We will take both the old and the new tests for fall 2017-fall 2020 applicants, though the vast vast majority will have the new version only.

In case anyone is curious about the general differences between the new and old test, please see the following link:

Fall 2016 Averages
Our new averages for fall 2016 admitted students are:
  • A 3.85 GPA with 1174 SAT (old test critical reading and math) and 27 AC

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Open House: Back To School Night

You are Invited to..
Back to School Night
August 11th

4:30pm – 5:00pm             AP Parent Meeting (Theatre)

5:00pm —5:45pm             Community/Club Fair (Quad)

5:15pm – 5:30pm             Student Performances (New Gym)

5:45pm – 6:00pm             Principal’s Message (New Gym)

6:00pm — Classroom Visitations
6:10pm – 6:20pm             Period 1
6:25pm – 6:35pm             Period 2
6:40pm – 6:55pm*           Period 3                              *Parent Voting for School Site Council Representatives
7:00pm – 7:10pm             Period 4              
7:15pm – 7:25pm             Period 5
7:30pm – 7:40pm             Period 6

7:45pm – 7:55pm             Period 7

Hope to see you there!

Volunteer: America's Finest City Half Marathon

The 39th Annual America's Finest City Half Marathon is run on a fast, scenic, point-to-point course. The race starts at the historic Cabrillo National Monument at the tip of Point Loma with its world-renowned vistas of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean, follows scenic San Diego Bay and Harbor Island along the Embarcadero to the Star of India, winds through downtown San Diego and finishes in beautiful Balboa Park.

The America's Finest City Half Marathon is the third and final race in the Half Marathon Triple Crown SM Series.
There are many fun opportunities to participate in this event. Please click on the link to view all the opportunities and to register:

Community Service Opportunity: Swan Canyon Neighbors

Join Swan Canyon neighbors, community volunteers and San Diego Canyonlands for this 1st Saturday routine stewardship event in the canyon as part of our Urban Greening Project. Help us to create a healthy habitat for for wildlife and a safe place for recreation in the City Heights community of San Diego. All ages welcome!
Volunteers will spread seeds, care for our native plantings, remove invasive plants and remove trash and debris from our restoration areas.
Community service hours documentation provided to those who need it. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a youth waiver to participate in our events. 
This waiver can be found by going to the following website: 
Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided. No bathrooms available.

Community Service Opportunity: Celebrando Latinas

Celebrando Latinas is the largest Spanish conference in the country. A motivational and empowering experience, it is a platform to educate through workshops about: business, health, beauty, legal matters, personal development and family. Our Mission To inspire women to take care of their physical, mental, emotional health and finances through education, motivation and exchange of personal experiences.
This year the American Diabetes Association will host a table at this grand event and is looking for a few good volunteers to help out throughout the day. 
If you are interested please contact Diana Velo at for more information.
Shifts available:
1 st Shift: 7:30am-11:30am
2 nd Shift: 10:40am-1:00pm
3 rd Shift: 12:30pm-3:15pm
4 th Shift: 3:15pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Want to Wear White at Graduation?

Calling all Seniors and Juniors!

CSF Membership for the Fall Semester 2016-2017

For applications, see Ms. Charles in Room 1204

August 03 – August 26

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Job Available!

Menuderia Don Vicente across the street is in need of a bus boy/girl on weekends!

If you are interested, please call 619-250-3390.

Volunteers to join Relay for Life