Thursday, August 17, 2017

SAT/ACT Fee Waiver Request Form

If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, then you qualify for a fee waiver for the SAT/ACT. Each student is eligible for 2 waivers, per test. If you register for an exam and do not take the test, you forfeit one of your waivers. To request a waiver, please fill out the form below AND start your test registration PRIOR to seeing your counselor.

SAT/ACT Request Form

AUGUST Tutoring Schedule

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer 2017 Parent Newsletter

Click links below of the newest SUHi parent newsletters.

Parent Newsletter Summer August 2017.pdf

Parent Newsletter Summer August 2017-SPANISH.pdf

Check Out the Latest AfterSchool Program Schedule

Here is the current After Hours programs with descriptions and contact info. 

Hard copies are available in the Inferno Lounge for any students and/or teachers interested!

See Ms. Griggs in the Inferno Lounge for more info!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Opportunity to earn Community Service hours!

Automobile Heritage Day Festival and Car Show
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Kimball Park
Shifts available throughout the day – from 5am to 5pm

Students can sign up directly at: and they MUST also complete and turn in the Waiver form if they are under the age of 18

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Back to School Night: Open House

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Schedule of Events:
4:30pm – AP Parent Meeting (Theater)
Advance Placement (AP) Program Parent Meeting
5:00pm – Community/Club Fair (600 Quad)
5:15pm – 6:00pm:  Student Performances/Principal’s Message
6:10 – 7:55pm:  Classroom Visitations

Student Performances/Princpal’s Message
Classroom Visitations
Advanced Dance
MCJROTC Presentation of Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Principal’s Message
Parent School Site Council Candidates
JV/Varsity Cheer
Baile Folklorico
Advanced Dance
1st  Period:  6:10 – 6:20
2nd Period:  6:25 – 6:35
(Parent Voting)***3rd Period:  6:40 – 6:55
4th Period:  7:00 – 7:10
5th Period:  7:15 – 7:25
6th Period:  7:30 – 7:40
7th Period:  7:45 – 7:55

***Parent voting for school site council parent representatives

Friday, July 28, 2017

Aztec Science Camp

This year we are able to provide up to 15 scholarships to 13-14 year olds to attend Aztec Science Camp for the week of August 7-11! If you have a particular student or students you would like to invite to apply, that would be great! Campers need to be able to get to SDSU’s campus, but we provide an amazing science camp from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and lunch at the East Commons. See attached for Parent Letter about the camp topic, dates, and times. 

Have parents respond as soon as possible! We will accept campers in the order that we receive their registration form (see attached. Parents can complete the online form or print the attached form, scan it (or snap a photo of it), and email to, or have parents complete the registration form online, at

Friday, July 21, 2017


The University of San Diego is hosting a FREE one day Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Youth and Community Conference to mobilize the community to provide new pathways for youth to ignite, develop and pursue their STEAM interests, while simultaneously elevating the STEAM literacy, awareness and nurturing potential of the community.

DATE AND TIME: Sat, July 22, 2017, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT
LOCATION: University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
More details:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Fire Fighter Explorer Program


THE POSITION: The Chula Vista Fire Explorers were developed in 1989, and are sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America. The goal is to introduce young men and women to the activities related to the fire service. This training develops character, responsibility and team work in the participant.

STANDARDS: AGE: Minimum 16 years of age at time of hire date. Maximum: 21 years of age.

CERTIFICATIONS: After obtaining a first aid card, a cardiopulmonary resuscitation card, and successful completion of their six-month exam; Fire Explorers may participate in a ride-along program.

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES: Fire Explorers must have the ability to follow orders and directions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public; ability to learn firefighting techniques, policies, practices and operations; knowledge of safe working practices and procedures; physical condition appropriate to perform the duties of this job classification.

Follow this link to apply…
Fill out the online Fire Explorer Application and Submit

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Class Changes for 2017-2018 School Year

Students and parents who are wanting to request a schedule change can do so after school on the designated times and dates (see below). Parents are more than welcomed to accompany their student, but it is not required. 

Class changes are dependent on class capacity and seat availability. Class changes are considered after the third day of school to best account for our overall enrollment. 

Please be advised that we will not do changes for:
1) teacher changes - unless you have had the teacher in the past and earned a D/F in the course
2) period changes

We will only honor changes for:
1) classes that differ from original request
2) incorrect course level - for example, student is a 9th grader in 10th grade classes  (students should see counselor immediately during period of conflict)
3) missing or double periods (students should see counselor immediately during period of conflict)
4) student is taking a course they already took - for example, a student is enrolled in Chemistry but already took the course (students should see counselor immediately during period of conflict)

Class Change After-School Appointment Schedule

Date to be seen
Seniors (12th grade)
Tuesday, July 25 until 5PM
Juniors (11th grade)
Wednesday, July 26 until 5PM
       Sophomores (10th grade)
Thursday, July 27 until 5PM
Freshman (9th grade)
Friday, July 28 until 5pm

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Money, Money, Money - Over 1 Million in Scholarships!

Congratulations to the Class of 2017 who earned over 1 million dollars in scholarships this year! They are off to a great start in the next step in their education! We look forward to hearing of all the great accomplishments to come!!

College Signing Day 2017 - SUCCESS!

Thank you to Habit Burger, Donors Choose, and Better Make Room for helping make our 2017 College Signing Day a success!

We are so very proud of our seniors!  Best wishes Class of 2017!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Community Service with Stronghold Kids Club!

Stronghold Kids Club is a start-up non-profit organization that aims to provide youth with free to low-cost opportunities to participate in Martial Arts, Fitness, Self-Defense, Mentorship, Wellness Education, Enrichment activities (Chess, LEGO, Nerf, Arts/Crafts, etc.) and Community Outreach in the greater San Diego area. We are looking for volunteers who may be interested in helping us grow.

These are our current needs:
-Teaching Kids Enrichment Classes
-Social Media Outreach/Marketing
-Community Outreach and Fundraising Projects
-Grant Writing
-Event Planning

Interested volunteers must be willing to pay for a Livescan screening if they will be working directly with our kids (not required if not teaching classes). Please contact Raquel Cusi at 858.722.0942 or for more details.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Sweetwater CyberCamp

Registration form:

Do you have plans for the summer? Be part of the Sweetwater CyberCamp!
The CyberCamp will take place the week of June 12-16, 2017 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at the following locations:

-Sweetwater High School
-Castle Park Middle School
-Eastlake Middle School
-Montgomery Middle School
-National City Middle School
-Rancho Del Rey Middle School
-Southwest Middle School

Registration is only available for current Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) middle & high school students grades (7th & 11th). Lunch will be provided for the students. Student transportation won't be available -please plan accordingly by selecting a location close to you.

How many spaces are available at each location? Check out the list at the next link:

Why attend the CyberCamp?
Do you have an interest in cybersecurity and computers? Are you a beginner and would like to learn more about securing networks and hardening Operating Systems? The CyberCamp is the perfect first step towards learning more about cybersecurity!

Do I need any special skills or previous knowledge to attend the CyberCamp?
Camp attendees do not need to have any special skill set to participate in the CyberCamp. Some very basic knowledge of computer hardware (knowing how to use a mouse, start a monitor, can identify Windows start button icon, etc.) is helpful but not necessary. A basic English reading level is essential as many individual and group labs and activities are written directives and students must work alone and with small groups to accomplish tasks. The most important skill to possess is the passion to learn and a positive attitude!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Camp at the ARTS Center


If you would like more information about the summer feeding program, please contact the SUHSD
Child Nutrition Services offices at 619-691-5510

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Career Exploration Series - Post Test

Thank you for participating the counseling center Career Exploration Core Curriculum Series!

Please take our post-test found here:

Career Exploration Series - Post Test

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Coming Soon @ ARTS

Special Workshop: Positive Message Art-Making : Friday, May 26th @ 5:30 pm

ARTS Open House: Saturday, June 24th Beginning @ 12 pm

Karlie Garcia | Outreach Coordinator, Americorps VISTA
ARTS | A Reason To Survive
200 E 12th Street | National City, CA 91950 | 619.297.2787 | @AReasonToSurvive | Facebook

Monday, May 22, 2017

Career Exploration Series Pre-Test

10th grade Career Curriculum Series are happening in the Counseling Center this week.

Please click here to take the series Pre-test.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Need to Relax? #WellnessWednesday

The end of the school year can be pretty stressful!

Take a time out. Find a nice quiet place to sit, put on your headphones, and watch one (or two) of these videos to help bring calm to your thoughts and emotions. 

See one of the school counselors if you need to talk!

Have a great day red devils!

2017 WTS Scholarship Opportunities

Please see scholarship opportunity for graduate students, CC students, and graduating high school seniors.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Americas Science and Innovation Summer Camp

The eighth annual Science and Innovation Summer Camp, designed to underscore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), will host students from countries throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the U.S., who will be selected based on their desire to conduct scientifc research on the environment and climate change or pursue engineering-related careers once they graduate from college.

More information here:

La octava edición del Campamento de Verano en Ciencia e Innovación, diseñado para realzar la importancia de Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas (STEM), será anftrión de estudiantes de países a través América Latina, el Caribe, Canadá, y los Estados Unidos, quienes serán seleccionados a base de su deseo de realizar investigaciones científcas sobre el medio ambiente y el cambio climático o instruirse en carreras en el campo de ingeniería una vez que se gradúen de la universidad.

More information here:

Southwestern College - Summer Class Flyer

Monday, May 8, 2017

Skeleton Crew Communtiy Dinner @ ARTS

Join us for a  special Globe for All Tour and West Coast premiere of Skeleton Crew.

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
In Association with MOXIE Theatre

Times are tough in 2008 Detroit, but there’s still one working auto plant. The long hours and demanding shifts have turned the line workers into a family. The firm, compassionate Faye holds them together, and she’s only months away from retiring with her full pension. But when she discovers that management has a new plan, she’s torn between self-preservation and allegiance to her coworkers.

The Old Globe is taking a production off our stage and on the road to share with our San Diego neighbors a funny, engaging, and timely theatrical experience. We’ll have a free
community dinner before the show, theatre workshops for kids ages 5–13, and of course, a great production to enjoy. This production is recommended for ages 13+ due to adult language.

RSVP TODAY by using this promo code ARTS.  You must have a promo code to reserve your tickets.

Limited seating, and RSVP required. Tickets to this special event, including the dinner, production, and kids workshop, are FREE.

Click on the links below to RSVP or copy and paste the link into your browser:

Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m.
Performance and kids
workshops starts at 7:00 p.m.


Hola Tod@s, 

Espero que este mensaje los encuentre bien!  ARTS tendra una obrá de teatro, Skeleton Crew,  que viene del Old Globe de Balboa aquí en nuestro centro el Viernes, Mayo 12. Esta obrá sera gratís y solo necesita reservar su espacio aqui:

**Por favor, de usar este codigo: ARTS

Tendremos cena gratís empezando desde las 6:00 pm. 
Obrá y talleres para niños empiezan a las 7:00 pm
La obrá es recomendada para audiencias de edas 13 en arriba por el contexto. Pero mientras disfruta la obrá, tambien tenemos talleres que los pequeños podrán participar mientras la obrá. Esperamos verlos! 

Espacio es limite, pero si tienen cualquier pregunta o necesita ayuda registrando, por favor de responder a este mensaje. 

Feliz Día! 

Seniors! Interested in making an impact on the San Diego community?

We are excited to have begun the recruitment process for Emerging Leaders Season 5. 

We are looking for 18 to 24 years olds who are creative and innovative risk-takers to be part of a six-month transformative journey in which the cohort will be guided by mentors and be connected to established entrepreneurs and community leaders to implement a project to address an issue facing the San Diego community. The deadline is Sunday, May 14th at 11:59 pm. 

You can find the link to the application here:

For more information, you can visit our website  at 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Julius Alejandro at (619) 780-5788 or 

UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) for High School Students

The UCSD San Diego Supercomputer Center and the UCSD School of Medicine Health Sciences Division is once again offering the Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) for High School Students

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Student Application Period: May 1- June 4, 2017

UC San Diego’s Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) is a campus-wide program that engages high school students through a mentoring relationship with an expert from a vast array of campus disciplines and departments. MAP’s mission is to provide a pathway for student researchers to gain access to UCSD faculty, postdoctoral fellow and staff mentors in their own area of interest to complete a research project (i.e. independent study, class projects or Science Fair projects). MAP is an opportunity for students to take the first step into a potential career path, allowing them to build an early foundation for success in their academic and research career.

The program reaches out to all students and makes an effort to reach out to underserved students who are seeking mentors to guide them with their research and career interests. We strive to recruit mentors from across campus who work in fields as varied as aerospace and psychology to athletics and bioinformatics. Students refer to the MAP website for mentor bios and research interests and through an online application process request to be paired with a mentor who best matches their research interest and career goals. By volunteering 2-4 hours per week during the school year, the program allows students to become familiar with a particular lab or work place from fall of this year through spring of next year. Such an experience is often very difficult for an underserved student to obtain and this program attempts to bridge that gap.

For complete information about the MAP program and to access the online application, please visit

For questions, please contact Ange Mason of the San Diego Supercomputer Center ( or Kellie Church of the School of Medicine (

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Personal Insight Questions & Application Workshop

Personal Statement/Application Workshop on Saturday, May 6th from 9am-12pm in room (1306).

It will include:

  • An English Prof. - talking about important elements to add to personal statements/ what the admissions boards are looking for/ giving examples of exemplary statements.
  • UCSD Students - how they wrote their statements/ what they wrote about
  • Time for SUHi students to begin brainstorming/ writing with one n one attention.

FACES Scholarship

FACES (Filipino-American Communications Employees of AT&T) is proud to award $26,000 in three different categories.  

The application is due MAY 9. 

For questions please email and mention that you received the application info from FACES SoCal.

Ana Cabato

SWC Summer Readiness Program

Attention Seniors! Are you planning on attending SWC in the Fall?? If so, then get a head start by applying to the SWC Summer Readiness Program. You will get to participate in fun activities (like college tours), start earning college credit by taking your first class, and you will be PAID to attend($200 stipend)! Plus your participation guarantees your admission to the EOPS program which provides priority registration and book money! It's a win- win!!
If interested, applications can be picked up in the counseling center, or through the EOPS website:
Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00pm

“Let’s Connect Expo” for Students and Parents

Saturday, April 29th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sports Park Recreation Center
425 Imperial Beach Boulevard

Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Seniors! Win a laptop at our #COLLEGESIGNINGDAY Party!

Attention Class of 2017!

You are invited to our
for SUHI's Monthly College Awareness Day
April 28th @ Lunch


Must RSVP to WIN

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Tutoring Schedule


Calling Community Supporters!

Greetings supporters of Sweetwater High School!

I'm reaching out because we need your support! We're throwing a College Signing Day event on April 28th, 2017 to celebrate our high school seniors that have made a commitment to their higher education.

College Signing Day is an event hosted every year by former First Lady Michelle Obama, and we are thrilled to take part in a network of over 1,200 events nationwide (in all fifty states!) right here in National City. Celebrating our seniors' success means more than a party—it means they know we are proud of their hard work, invested in their futures and excited to see what they do next.

We would love it if you would donate to our College Signing Day. We're looking for support so we can pay for/provide:
· Refreshments for the event
· Wearable, fun items for students (t-shirts, buttons, stickers, etc.)
· Decorations
· Prizes

Your donation will do more than just excite current seniors. It will show up-and-coming students what they have to look forward to as they make the same, awesome choices. We hope to be partners for years to come, and thank you in advance for your consideration. 

If you have any questions, you can learn more about College Signing Day here:

Counselor for last names PEM to SAN
Office Hours 7:45AM to 4PM
(619) 474-9720

P.S. We are ready and willing to show appreciation for our sponsors by way of website and our social media channels @SUHiCounseling

Join us! College Fair Field Trip 4/25 #NACACfairs

Free and open to the public, NACAC college fairs connect students with hundreds of colleges and universities in one location.