Friday, September 19, 2014

College and Career Awareness Day #ReachHigher

College and Career Awareness at Sweetwater High School occurs every last day of the month to bring post-secondary awareness on campus.

Thank you to our morning career panel speakers:
•Doug Thompson, Senior Vice President, Seacoast Commerce Bank
•Chris Jimenez, Regional Vice-President of Primerica
•Jacqueline Reynoso, President/CEO, National City Chamber of Commerce
•Amie Scully, So All Have Hope, Attorney/CEO
They gave great insight on needing interpersonal, organizational, as well as strong reading and math skills to be successful in any career. Their personal stories of success were very inspirational to our students!

Thank you also to our mini-college fair participants Grand Canyon University and CETYS. Dozens of students met the admissions representatives and asked lots of great questions!

Great job to our SUHI Red Devils who aim to #ReachRigher and commit to going to college after graduating high school!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thinking of Applying to a UC School?

The University of California has released average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of the freshman applicants for 2014.

Lessons learned?

  • Taking AP courses and earning A's in them will help boost your GPA
    • Attend tutoring and work with your teachers to keep your grades up!
  • The higher your SAT/ACT scores are, the better chances you'll have at admissions
    • Take advantage of the FREE SAT/ACT preparation courses here at SUHi! These courses usually cost hundreds of dollars!

See here for the data! UC Freshman Application Data

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE PSAT IS COMING! (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)

(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)


October 15, 2014

Ø Students who take the PSAT score on average 133 points higher than students who don’t take the test
Ø PSAT allows you to see areas in need of improvement prior to taking the SAT
Ø Eligible students can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship $$
Ø PSAT can help determine AP & SAT Subject Test (writing) readiness.


ü Get plenty of rest
ü Review questions and tips in the PSAT booklet
ü Eat breakfast
ü Arrive to school on time
ü Clear your mind

Monday, September 15, 2014

FALEO (Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association) 5K Volunteers

Interested in helping FALEO (Filipino American Law Enforcement Officers Association) with their 5K?  

What:  FALEO 5K
Where: Rohr Park
When: Saturday, October 25.  Race starts at 8, Volunteers should report at 7:00

Friday, September 12, 2014

Community Service: Fil-Am Fest

The Filipino American Arts & Culture Festival, better known as FilAmFest is a one-day event showcasing the proud history, culture and amazing talents of the Filipino Community. FilAmFest celebrates the accomplishments that the Filipino-Americans contribute to the San Diego community and the United States as a whole. It will celebrate its tenth year on October 4th, 2014.

To access the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION, click here!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Love the Arts? Need Community Service Hours?

Pacific Arts Movement (Pac-Arts), formerly the San Diego Asian Film Foundation, is one of the largest media arts organizations in North America that focuses on Asian American and Asian international cinema.

Why volunteer?
  • Help create a more compassionate society
  • Support creative independent voices
  • Get real-world skills for resume building
  • Meet like-minded, fun, and energetic people
  • Meet directors, film-makers and actors
  • Earn tickets, merchandise and great karma

Each year, hundreds of volunteers contribute time and talents to advance our Movement!  We could not do it without them.

Whether you have 5 hours or 5 days to give, love the arts or just curious, have mad skills or are a jack-of-all-trades, Pac-Arts welcomes you!

QUESTIONS? please contact our Volunteer Coordinators:Kao ( or Vietca ( call (619) 400-5911.

Born and Raised National City Author!

Red Devils,

Check out this great opportunity to share with your students, friends, and family. 

Luis R. Ruan, a local author born and raised in National City, will present his book “Journey to the Mountain Within” on September 13th from 1-4pm at the ARTS center 200 E. 12th St. National City, CA 91950

A Reason To Survive (ARTS) is recognized as  an organization that offers a variety of arts program for young children and youth facing major life challenges. They offer workshops such as painting, drawing, playing instruments, welding, and many more. All of the classes are free and they often offer community service opportunities. If you haven’t visited the ARTS center, this is a great opportunity to check out this fabulous community resource.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Upcoming Community Service Opportunity

Help clean up Chula Vista and earn community service hours too!

For more information or to register visit:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Progress Reports Are Out Today!

Students and Parents:
Friday, September 5, is the first progress report. Grades will be distributed at the end of period 6. Please check your grades; if you have any questions, please contact the teacher.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Need Help with Your UC Personal Statement?

Need help with your UC Personal Statement? Check out this webinar by UCSB.
It is super helpful! Not only does it talk about what your personal statement should include, but also what kind of student the UC system admits!

Interested in Careers in Law?

Legal Program Clinical Training Program with Volunteer
Opportunities for Law and High School Students
Click here for more info!

September After-School Program Calendar

Click here for the updated After-School Program Calendar!