Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Graduation Works!

This event is designed for parents and other concerned adults who have children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, etc. in the Sweetwater Union High School District and want to know how to “coach” them to graduate from high school.

For more info, please contact Ian Monahan at the City of Chula Vista (imonahan@chulavistaca.gov and/or Amber Weber at the City of Chula Vista (aweber@chulavistaca.gov). RSVP is required before attending.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ARTS: A Reason to Survive

Thanks for one of SUHi's awesome teachers, Ms. Tellez, the counselors were able to visit the ARTS center of National City, CA. ARTS stands for A Reason To Survive. The ARTS center is a place for young people to use art to heal themselves from the challenges of life, inspire themselves to foster their love of art, and empower students to follow their artistic passions.

The ARTS center is open to students ages 3 to 23. The classes offered range from ceramics, music, paining, sculpting, film production, dance, theater, and more! Fashion and photography classes are in the works! Classes are held in the evenings and weekends. The classes are at no-cost! Any student who is interested in encouraged to visit their counselor to get an application or visit the ARTS center to get more information.

The SUHi counselors fell in love with ARTS! We know many of our students will too! We have so many students who love art and need a place to develop their passion and learn more about art. 

Check out the pictures below from our visit! The ARTS center is an awesome facility! The ARTS center is beautifully decorated with art projects created by ARTS students themselves!

The ARTS center coodinates community projects like this one for Olivewood Gardens

Beautiful butterflies greet you as you enter the center

ARTS art found in the entry of the center
Student art
Hallway covered in a student mural


CAL-Soap Programs for Class of 2014

Cal-SOAP is pleased to host the Cal-SOAP College Summer Programs. This program is offered at NO COST to students who are serious about attending college after high school. All living and food expenses for the Point Loma Nazarene University “Success by the Sea” will be sponsored by Cal-SOAP and all food expenses for College Life 101 will be sponsored by Cal-SOAP.

Students accepted to take part in the Cal-SOAP College Summer Programs will be able to learn about the college experience at different California 4-year colleges and universities. Also, they will explore various majors offered at each campus, experience campus life (clubs and student organizations) as well as learn more about the admission process and financial aid available.

For details and more info, click here!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

ELM and EPT Workshops

Hosted by: The Early Assessment Program SDSU: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Calling all H.S Seniors to participate in FREE ELM/EPT Workshops
Learn more about the EPT and ELM here.

Test taking strategies, exam tips, practice problems and more

When: April 20, 2013 (ELM workshop) April 27, 2013 (EPT workshop)
Where: SDSU – Student Services West 1500
Time: 9 am – 12 pm

Parking: Complimentary in Structure

RSVP by April 15th at eapsdsu@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

High School Filipin@ Graduation of San Diego

Hello Friends, Families, & Kasamas in the Community,

We are extremely excited to announce our 5th Year of the all High School Filipin@ Graduation of San Diego.  This event has been a very important event for us and the community, as well as the High School Seniors it honors.  We are attaching an official press release and flyers to pass out to potential participants. Whether you work with, are related to or know any High School Seniors, we implore you to inform them of this event.  It is not strictly for Filipin@ students, so anyone is welcome, as long as they are graduating this year.  Please visit our website for more information : www.hsfilgradsd.webs.com.

This event is unique as it not only honors the students with a graduation ceremony, but will recognize each individual student by having them share a few words on stage, and we celebrate their family and friends with a reception afterward. We hope you share the vision we have for this celebration and make this a successful memorable event. We look forward to holding this event for many years to come.

To further your support of the HS FilGrad, we also collect donations from the community, to enable this event to be free for the participants.  Please visit our KickStarter campaign HERE, to find out how you may help out this very important event.

Thank you so much for your time,
Lily Prijoles
HS FilGrad Committee

Monday, April 1, 2013

The External Affair's High School Conference will take place on April 28th from 8am to 8pm. This conference operates to give local San Diego high school students of diverse communities the opportunity to get information about the resources available to them in order to get into higher education institutions. The purpose of this program is to reach out to high school students and show them that higher education and the means to get there are not intimidating when they have the knowledge and the information on how to to get there. We would like to provide students with that information and thereby inspire them to pursue higher education whether through community college and transfer routes or through the straight path into four-year universities. We would like to foster this by also allowing them spaces to talk about their identities, struggles, and the structures that contribute to the former two. 

Here is the application that students need to fill out in order to participate:

Bus transpiration may be available. Sign up with Ms. Luansing in the Counseling Center if you are interested.