Sweetwater High School Counselors are committed to providing a comprehensive counseling and guidance program as a vehicle to assist students in acquiring and using life-long learning and self-managing skills. We are committed to implementing a proactive and preventative program which employs strategies to enhance student academic success, provide career awareness, develop employment readiness, encourage self-awareness, foster interpersonal communication skills and impart life success skills.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Nordstrom Scholarship - FOR JUNIORS
To be eligible, you must:
1. Be a high school junior
2. Live and attend high school in one of the participating states designated by Nordstrom
3. Have participated in community or volunteer activities
4. Have and maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) throughout your high school career
5. Plan to apply for financial assistance to attend college
6. Be eligible to attend a four-year college or university in the United States
7. If awarded, attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States during all years of the scholarship
For more info click here:
To access the application, click here:
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
How to submit an appeal to SDSU
What to do if you are denied admissions to SDSU
National Middle School Community Service
7 Days Until FAFSA Deadline!
Why do the FAFSA?
It is the ONE and ONLY application to complete to receive GRANTS (free money), LOANS (borrowed money), and WORK STUDY (money you earn) from the government to help you continue going to school after you graduate from high school!
Counselors are available every day afterschool until 6PM this week to help you with your FAFSA! Please bring you and your parents W2's and most recent tax documents!
Take HEALTH at Southwestern College
Satisfy your Health graduation requirement and get 3 college units at the same time by taking online class at Southwestern College.
March 23, 2015 - May 20, 2015
Enrollment fees: $138.00 Textbook: $88.65 w/Connect)
Orientation: Monday, March 23 from 3:30PM to 5PM
Final exam: Wednesday, May 20. (TBA)
All other classes will be online.
To Enroll: Complete a Southwestern College online application at www.swccd.edu. To register, bring your High School Special Enrollment Form* to Southwestern College by March 13, 2015.
For questions please contact your high school Counselor or Juan Tapia, Southwestern College Outreach Specialist (619) 421-6700 ext. 5631.
*HSS forms must be signed by the student, parent, high school counselor and principal
** This class is open to the general public. Course curriculum will cover college level material. Some topics may be sensitive to some students.
A Reason To Survive (ARTS)
Monday, February 23, 2015
FUSION Dance Scholarship
The second annual FUSION Dance Scholarship will award $125 to two dancers (for a total of $250 given) based on their personal growth through dance. Our theme this year is “Dance to Inspire.” FUSION XV is a hip hop dance competition hosted by dancers just like you, and we recognize the good that dance can do in our neighborhoods and communities. It's our mission to help the hip hop dance community gain appreciation in the general public by spreading stories of dance’s positive impact on today’s youth.
Although our show is focused on the hip hop dance community, this scholarship is open to dancers of all ages and styles.
The scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the quality of their applications. Dance ability is not an important factor. If you are chosen as a scholarship recipient, we will contact you separately to arrange the details of your award. We require that the scholarship money go towards academic purposes, and will ask you for specifics on what the money will be used for.
A short dance video is a required part of this application. This element may take some time, so please prepare in advance in order to ensure that you will make the deadline.
The application period ends Friday, March 15th at 11:59pm.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
SUHI Foundation Scholarships are Now Available
Dinnah B. Donato-Palmore, Counselor
Sweetwater High School
Link to SUHI Foundation Scholarships
Friday, February 20, 2015
Paid Smithsonian Leadership Program
Celebrating 10 years
Watch the program in action. Young Ambassadors Program Promotional Video
Gain professional experience, network with Latino leaders, hone your leadership skills, and get involved in your community this summer with a paid internship. Apply to the Young Ambassadors Program! #SLCYAP2015
Who? Graduating high school seniors with a commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities
What? Week-long, all-expenses paid training and leadership seminar and a four-week internship with a $2,000 program stipend
Where? Washington D.C. and internships in 19 cities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico
When? June 21-July 31, 2015
Why? Opportunity to explore various career paths, embrace your own cultural heritage, and gain practical and leadership skills and intellectual growth
Application deadline: April 6, 2015
For more information, to view the promotional video, and to apply visit: http://latino.si.edu/programs/youngambassadors.htm
Press Release: 2015 Young Ambassadors Program Application Press Release
For questions: Email SLCEducation@si.edu
“I was able to learn, laugh, and create with some of the most amazing Latino students from around the nation. Thank you, YAP.” 2014 Young Ambassador
The Smithsonian Latino Center gratefully acknowledges major and continued program support from Ford Motor Company Fund.
Athena Pinnacle Scholarship information
Pinnacle Scholarships are awarded to eligible high-school senior women planning to enter a four-year university with the goal of a career in the sciences, math, or engineering. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement.
Students must submit an online scholarship application, an official copy of their high school transcript, and a letter of recommendation from a counselor or teacher at their school.
Applications are accepted each year from December through March. Scholarship applications are reviewed and considered by an group of Athena San Diego members.
Applications for 2015 are currently open.
The deadline for submission of the complete application packet is Monday, March 2, 2015.
Please click here for the 2015 Athena Pinnacle Scholarship Application
Volunteer Opportunities with the Pacific Arts Movement!
Volunteer Opportunities with the Pacific Arts Movement!
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!
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER TODAY
QUESTIONS? please contact our Volunteer Coordinators:
Kao (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Vietca (email@example.com)
or call (619) 400-5905.
Kohl's Department Stores Accepting Nominations for 2015 Scholarships
DEADLINE: MARCH 13, 2015
Kohl's Department Stores is accepting nominations for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares Scholarships, an annual program that recognizes youth between the ages of 6 and 18 who, through their voluntarism, have had a positive impact on their communities.
Winners will be chosen based on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service. Nominators must be 21 or older.
To be eligible, students must be between the ages of 6 and 18 as of March 15, 2015, and not yet a high school graduate. In addition, the student's volunteer efforts must have occurred in the last year.
Scholarships and prizes will be awarded at three levels: Store winners, each of whom will receive a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card; regional winners, each of whom will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward their post-secondary education; and national winners, each of whom will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and an award of $1,000 for the nonprofit organization of their choice.
Scholarship awards must be used for educational expenses at a qualifying institution. These expenses may include tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and other miscellaneous education-related expenses.
UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute | June 21-June 27, 2015
The UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute, which will take place from Sunday, June 21 to Saturday, June 27, 2015, is a week-long intensive in-residence program for high school students who are interested in international diplomacy and foreign affairs. During the Summer Institute, students will take on the role of a diplomat, engage in independent research, debate a country’s position on one of the many committees of the United Nations, and become well-versed Model UN delegates. Unlike typical MUN conferences where teams of students from various schools compete against each other, often accompanied by their faculty advisor, the UCLA Model UN Summer Institute is primarily designed for individual students from across the United States and abroad to come together and hone their Model UN abilities during an intensive yet fun-filled week.
Students will be led by UCLA faculty and members of the Executive Board of the Model UN at UCLA through a series of workshops and lectures that will cover a wide range of topics and areas of study. From political science theory to the most pressing international relations issues of today, students will acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to become active global citizens. These lectures will also incorporate formal lessons on public speaking, and emphasize research skills that will benefit students for both MUN and non-MUN academic endeavors. Students will also choose to participate from a host of committees, which in the past have ranged from such topics as human rights in Myanmar, self-determination in Kosovo, international wildlife trafficking, Mexico and the war on drugs, the crisis in Syria, and nuclear weapons in Iran.
The UCLA Model UN Summer Institute is for students of any level of Model United Nations experience, with committees and academic simulations for both novice and experienced MUN delegates to learn and improve their abilities to research, debate, caucus, and speak publicly. In addition, the Institute provides students with some wonderful benefits:
· Two units of University of California college credit (Global Studies 10: International Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs)
· Full stay throughout the week in UCLA Residential Housing
· Interaction/mentorship with current UCLA students and college-level Model UN participants
· College admissions presentation and discussion of what to expect as a university student
· Excursions around Los Angeles for sight-seeing and fun
· Summer Scholars Support: A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships for California high school students
For more information, including registration for the 2015 UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute, visit our website at http://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/ModelUN.
You are also welcome to read this article to learn more about one of our previous MUN Summer Institutes.
And finally, please feel free to email me personally at MUN@international.ucla.edu if you have any questions or comments!
Program Coordinator | UCLA Model United Nations Summer Institute
Thursday, February 19, 2015
22nd Annual Adelante Mujer Conference
For over 20 years, the Adelante Mujer Conference has been aimed at providing female students and their mothers with an enriching learning experience. Participants attend workshops led by female professionals who teach about life skills, academic planning, and career opportunities in fields, such as law, business, media, and engineering.
Join us at this year's Adelante Mujer Conference on Saturday March 7th 2015 at Rancho Del Rey Middle School. Attending conferences looks great on your college applications and sometimes you can get extra credit from teachers or Saturday school credit.
Pick up a registration form from the Counseling Center to sign up or for more information. Transportation and lunch WILL be provided.
Family Health Fair
Sweetwater Union High School, Gymnasium
2900 Highland Avenue, National City, CA 91950
Health Screening Services from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Health Festival will offer the following FREE services to enhance families’ health:
· Clinical Breast Exams and Mammograms: Only for women 40+ years, low income, and uninsured or under-insured
· Cervical Cancer Screenings: Only for women 25+ years, low income, and uninsured or under-insured
· Other health screenings such as cholesterol and glucose (fasting may be required), blood pressure, body mass index, vision, dental, STD and HIV testing, and hepatitis C vaccines
· Vaccines and physicals (only for children 2 months to 18 years old who qualify; shot record required)
· HPV vaccines (only for women who qualify, 19-26 years old, low income and uninsured)
· Childcare available
There ARE a limited number of screenings. All Screenings performed on A First Come, First Served Basis.
The RED DEVIL WAY!
Please access the nomination form here. Please take a few minutes to recognize outstanding Sweetwater students and staff.
Thanks again for your support and we look forward to receiving your nominations!
Watch our Red Devil Way Recognitions during classroom visits:
February Elks Teenager of the Month
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
UCLA Summer Sessions for High School Students
UCLA Summer Sessions offers high school students two ways to engage in a college experience that will challenge and inspire them: enroll in individual UCLA academic courses or precollege Summer Institutes.
PETCO PARK is hiring!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Scholarship Bulletin February 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
MTS & Coca-Cola Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest
If you're a senior graduating in Spring 2015 from a San Diego County high school, you could be one of 40 students awarded a laptop from the MTS & Coca-Cola Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest. The 40 students from around San Diego with the top essays, as selected by a panel of judges, will be awarded a Lenovo Yoga Touch Screen laptop, a Thule Crossover backpack and commemorative certificate.
In order to be eligible to win, students must submit an essay and application form to MTS by the deadline.
This year's essay question is designed to get you thinking about the next step - college! MTS has partnerships with local universities and community colleges in San Diego to offer discounted transit passes to students.
Write a 1,000-word persuasive essay, targeting college students, on the benefits of taking transit to and from class, or using MTS services to get around San Diego. (Quantify your arguments when possible.)
You must fill out an application form and attach it to your essay. View the list of judging criteria here.
Monday, February 9, 2015
FAFSA Frenzy is in Full Swing!
Friday, February 6, 2015
Happy National School Counseling Week 2015! Day 5
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Happy National School Counseling Week 2015! Day 4
|Ms. Urias, our librarian brought us breakfast! Thank you, it was yummy!|
|Ms. Marti, our secretary cooked us lunch! It was delicious!|
Getting Ready for the Job Interview
Glenner Memory Care Center is Looking for Volunteers
Glenner Memory Care Centers/Guardian Angels of San Diego County
3702 4th Ave San Diego, CA. 92103
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Greetings Class of 2018!!!
Please take 5 minutes to carefully fill out our 8 question survey.
Each question has one answer. Answer each question to the best of your knowledge. When you have completed the survey, press the submit button at the bottom of the page.
Happy National School Counseling Week 2015! Day 3
|Mrs. Chavez -Casas, the Head School Counselor |
loves being a school counselor
because, "I'm able to help students attend college and
find their future!"
|Mrs. Garcia shared that she loves being a school counselor |
because, "I can be a mentor, a collaborator, a supporter,
and a listener!"
|Mrs. Luansing says that she loves being a school|
counselor because, "I help students #reachhigher!"
|Ms. Donato-Palmore loves being a school counselor|
because,"my students inspire me to be a better person!"
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Happy National School Counseling Week 2015! Day 2
|Come say hi to Mrs. Ramirez at our front desk where you are sure to get a welcoming greeting!|
|Don't forget, parents and guardians are welcome at our school counseling center!|
|Stop by our student lobby to receive information and resources |
regarding colleges, careers, and scholarships.
|Come by our computer lab where you can fill out your college|
applications, apply for financial aid and scholarships.
Seniors, come ring the bell every time you submit a completed college application!
|The hallway which leads to each school counselor's office is|
decorated with pennants of different college and universities.