Friday, November 28, 2014

November 2015 Contruction and Engineering Career Speakers

Thank you to our construction and engineering  career speakers for sharing their insights with our students today! 

The importance of team work, people skills, English skills, and math mastery are MUSTS for the contruction and engineering fields. 

Check out this video to learn more about what our career speakers had to share!

Career Speakers:
Chris Caricato - Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship and Training Center
William Borinski - BAE Systems
Raul Moreno Field Representative for New School of Architecture
Donatello V. Josue P.E. Senior Civil Engineer
Charles Henkels - AGC Apprenticeship & Training

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Free Drivers Safety Class

The California Highway Patrol's Start Smart program is a free driver safety education class which targets new and future licensed teenage drivers between the ages of 15 - 20 and their parents/guardians.  

WHAT:       Start Smart Class


WHEN:       Tuesday, December 2, 2014

                     6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.


WHERE:     Sweetwater High School Theatre

                     2900 Highland Ave.


College Application Deadlines are Fast Approaching!!

Get help before Thanksgiving Break!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#RedDevils make sure you support @reddevilsafterhours! See and click "after school" for more details!


Building a College Going Culture at Sweetwater High!

The parent workshops focused on building a college going culture are in full swing at Sweetwater High School!

There is still time join us on December 3rd and December 10th! We hope to see you then!

In case you missed the presentations so far, you can access the presentations here:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Adelante Mujer Scholarship

Once again, the Adelante Mujer Conference Committee, will be offering a $500.00 dollar scholarship to a female senior student from the SUHSD. See your counselor if you have any questions!

Monday, November 17, 2014

SUHi Counselors Present at the California Association of School Counselors Conference

Thank you to the California Association of School Counselors Conference for allowing us to present our work in regards to counselor roles in Local Control Funding Formula and the district's Local Control Accountability Plan. We hope that the information we shared will encourage our fellow school counselors across the state of California to advocate for the work they do!

Resources from our presentation:

If you were a workshop attendee and have questions, please feel free to contact us!

Workshop in Progress!

Workshop Participants Engaging in Discussion:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Love Fashion? Show your student ID and get in FREE!


Need to talk? After school hours? Call @peer2peersd


Community Service - Thanksgiving Run for the Hungry

Thanksgiving Day Run for the Hungry
Thursday, November 27, 5:30am - 10:30am

We will need volunteers to assist in a variety of jobs to facilitate the race. This is a great event that supports us and our partner in fighting hunger here in San Diego County. It is an early start and we will end in plenty of time to get back and put the turkey in the oven. Free parking will be in the Horton Plaza parking structure, parking will be unavailable after 6:10am. Volunteers are expected to be there NO LATER THAN 5:30AM , the check-in area will be located in front of the US Post office on Broadway Circle. The majority of tasks for this event will involve standing for long periods of time, so please wear comfortable shoes; tasks will be assinged by the organizers the day of. Families with children 6 or older are encouraged to volunteer.

Need Community Service?

Here are a few resources to help you earn your community service hours.

You can call any of these phone numbers and say:
"Hello, I'm a student at Sweetwater High. I was wondering if you might have community service oppotunities for students?"

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Suite B, 140 East 12th Street
National City, CA. 91950-4301
(619) 336-4290

National City Library
1401 National City Blvd.
National City, CA 91950
(619) 470-5800 

Paradise Valley Hospital
2400 East Fourth Street
National City, CA 91950

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911
City of San Diego Volunteer Office
1200 Third Ave, Suite 1316
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 236-5586

Rady Childrens Hospital

Kalusugan Community Services
1419 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
(619) 477-3392

San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project

San Diego Food Bank

Monday, November 10, 2014

Check out the Opportunities at UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara has many opportunities to connect and stay updated on what is going on around campus.

We have a Facebook page ( and Twitter account ( where students can follow and ask questions. We also have a website called Zinch (, similar to Facebook where they can have questions answered as well. 

Another service we offer is College Week Live (, where counselors and directors in the UCSB admissions office are online to answer questions from students in a chatroom type setting.

All of these services are designed to keep students, parents, and counselors in the loop as well as answer any questions about the admissions process, UC Santa Barbara, or the UC System as a whole.

I would also like to offer up a link to our financial aid website ( For many students, attending a UC is not considered because of the cost.

We offer many different options for financial aid at UCSB including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study. Please refer your students to this website for any concerns about the cost of a UC.

Lastly, for any students who were not able to attend my visit and would like to receive more information about UC Santa Barbara, here is a link to sign up for our student mailing list:

As always I am available to students by phone or email and I am more than happy to answer any questions that may come up.

Anne Johnson
Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions
University of California, Santa Barbara

Seniors! It's Time to Make Memories!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Get College Life Experience This Summer!

Have the summer of your life while preparing for the sophisticated, vibrant and life-altering educational experience that is college!

If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, spend your summer at The Duke Summer College for High School Students! With a dynamic curriculum designed for your passions and talents, we set you up for Duke-caliber greatness in the setting of our gorgeous university campus. Make friends from all over the globe as you learn from the highly-trained, highly-intriguing faculty of Duke University and earn college credit.

Or you might choose to spend your summer at the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students for students currently in grades 9 - 12! This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective: The Global Entrepreneur, The Global Leader, The Global Communicator, The Global Healer and The Global Environmentalist.

Our new programs for 2015 also feature an evening film series and evening extended learning opportunities in Academic Writing, SAT training, and College preparation.  The classroom environment is intimate enough to gain the individual attention you need to thrive, and the residential life is full of exciting excursions and activities.

Begin preparing, as the competitive application opens up December 2. Check out our active website and blog, where you can read testimonials about how other students like you have expanded their minds at Duke International Summer College and Summer Academy for High School Students.

Email us at or with any questions.

California students can apply for free AND be considered for a scholarship!

California students can apply for free* AND be considered for a scholarship!

University of Massachusetts, Lowell is pleased to announce a special scholarship opportunity for undergraduate applicants from California. They offer more than 100 undergraduate majors, 200 student organizations and hands-on experience to help prepare students for the real world. Our prime New England location attracts students from 30 states and 50 countries, creating an exciting and diverse campus community, watch it now

All students who meet the criteria outlined below will automatically be considered to receive the California Academic Achievement Award. All majors are eligible and no special application is necessary.

Criteria for Freshman Award of $7,500

> California resident

> 1150 SAT (combined verbal and math) or equivalent 25 on ACT

> 3.0 GPA (recalculated)

Want to know more about the University of Massachusetts Lowell?

Attend our fun webinar all about life at UMass Lowell, on Saturday Nov. 8 2 p.m. pst. Register Today

If you are ready to apply, we will waive the application fee, they can use the Common Application or our customized UMass Lowell application online at

Application Deadlines:

Early Action - Nov. 15 (Materials deadline Nov. 25)
Regular Decision - Feb. 15
* To waive the application fee on the Common Application, go to Questions in the General section and answer "yes" to the question, "Do you intend to use one of the school-specific fee waivers?"

As always, feel free to contact us in Admissions with any questions at or register for our webinar this Saturday at 2 p.m. pst

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Seniors! It's College Application Season! Get Help Afterschool!

Seniors! It's college application season!

Get help with your college applications and admissions essays, Monday to
Friday, afterschool until 3:30PM

The counselors will help you through the process!

CSU applications are available on - Deadline is November 30th.

UC applications are available on - Deadline is November 30th.

Out of State and Private Colleges and Universities have varying deadlines.

Community College applications are available Spring Semester. The best time to apply is January – March of your senior year!
Here is our recognition wall of students with completed college apps!

Red Devils After Hours Calendar for November

Please click here to access the November schedule for our after school programs!

Thanks for showing your Red Devil Way!


Worried about college costs?


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One Book: Filipinos in San Diego

Check Out

Cappex has several college and scholarship tools designed to complement your programs and help students with their college search.

Here are a few examples of links to Cappex that can help students find their best-fit colleges and scholarships.
  • Cappex homepage: students can create accounts or log back in for easy access to their student dashboard. 
  • Scholarship $$: The Cappex Scholarships homepage directs students to their matches with local and national scholarships.
  • The Cappex Blog: students can get up-to-the-minute college tips, advice, news, and scholarship lists.

UChicago No Barriers Program

UChicago No Barriers is our new comprehensive program to assist students and families through the process of applying to college, affording college, and making the most of the college experience after graduation. 

As part of this program, UChicago does not charge an application fee to students applying for financial aid and has eliminated loans in need-based financial aid packages, replacing them with grants that do not need to be repaid.

If you  need any assistance with the admissions or aid processes, please send us an email at, or call 773.702.8650. We’re ready to help.

National City Collaborative Family Resource Centers - November Calendar

Click here for the November calendar!










Southern Utah University Open House

Nov. 20, 2014
Courtyard Marriott - San Diego Central
8651 Spectrum Center Blvd
Mesa Room
San Diego, CA
6pm - 8pm