Monday, October 31, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Congratulations to David Rojas!

David Rojas is the Scholarship Recipient 
National City Chamber of Commerce 
USS Midway Foundation Scholarship

Great job DAVID!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

What’s Up Next?

What’s Up Next? 

Up Next is a FREE college access tool that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, even student loan repayment – all through texting. 

Sign up by texting "COLLEGE" to 44044.

Scholarships for 9th and 10th Graders!

Hi Sweetwater High!

 Parents and students, check out

It’s a website that allows you to earn scholarships from over 180 colleges, starting in 9th grade, for things you’re already doing. 

Check out!

Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Tests

Now that you have taken the PSAT, many of you will want to decide which test they should take next, the SAT or ACT.   

To help you make this important decision, I would like to invite you to participate in Kaplan’s National Practice Test Weekend.  

Free SAT/ACT Combo Practice tests will be offered throughout the country and Live Online on November 12th and 13th

Our San Diego area event will take place at UCSD - Price Center on Saturday, November 12 at 9AM. We hope your students will join us.  Please visit for more information.

Students will take our unique “combo” practice test, exposing them to every section of each exam .  After the test, students will see their scores instantly and receive detailed data helping to determine which test may be best for them.

Space is limited. Register now:

As always, if there is anything I can do to help support you and your students, please let me know.

College Fair and Legal Workshops for Undocumented Students

San Diego County Library is hosting a college fair and legal workshops for undocumented students again this fall!

· Our Education for All College Fair is Thursday, November 10 from 6:00-8:30 at Spring Valley Library. We have 8 schools on board with us: UCSD, SDSU, Cuyamaca, Grossmont, City, Mesa, Southwestern, and Palomar. We will be covering basic terms and financial aid presentations, and students will have a chance to talk with friendly representatives. We will also be having a step-by-step financial aid application instruction session that’s specific to undocumented students.

· Legal assistance workshops for DACA/DACA renewal applicants at the El Cajon Library from October 27-December 17. A lot of students are turning 15 and aging into DACA eligibility requirements! These events will walk them step by step through the application process for free with the help of a qualified attorney. Even if they aren’t eligible for DACA, they can ask general immigration questions at our information session, which is this Thursday, October 27 at 6 PM.

Please contact for more information:
Miko Osada
Youth Services Librarian
San Diego County Library
Osada, Fumiko <>

Monday, October 24, 2016

SUHI MCJROTC Program and Donate Blood

Come down and join the SUHI MCJROTC Program and Donate Blood. We are looking to have BIG NUMBERS this time. We were short last blood drive and we want to help our fellow communities, families and hospitals with our blood donations.

These blood donations do stay in the local San Diego Area. 

Please take the time to pass on this information to your students, family and friends that are of age to Donate Blood.

If Students are 18 years of age they are not required to have a Parental Form signed to Donate Blood, but they are required to have a form of Picture Identification (ID Card). If they have Parental Forms signed it no Harm. Students can pick up these forms in the MCJROTC Building, as 1 of the Instructors.

If Students are 17 years of age they will need a Parental Form signed by their parents, and form of Picture Identification (ID Card). We will need to call the Student’s Parents to verify and “Get Consent to Donate Blood.”

San Diego Electrical Training Center to Host an Apprenticeship Open House on November 16th and 17th, 2016

This Event is part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON The San Diego Electrical Training Center, an IBEW, Local 569 and NECA, San Diego  electrical training center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, today announced that it will host Apprenticeship Open House events on November 16th and 17th, 2016 at 4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week.

The event will feature a presentation about the San Diego Electrical Training Center’s successful Electrical Inside Wireman and Sound/Communications Apprenticeship programs, as well as a facility tour and a special panel where attendees can hear from the Director Bert Richardson and several former apprentices. The event is free and open to the public and business community.

The San Diego Electrical Training Center has offered apprenticeship programs for over 80 years and has been San Diego’s leader in training Professional Electricians in Commercial, Residential, and Sound and Communication careers.

“Our apprentice program has truly transformed our company,” said Pete Spencer of Audio Associates, one of California’s top Audio Visual Companies, “Since founding Audio Associates in 1981 and becoming signatory over twenty years ago, we’ve seen our business grow, our productivity skyrocket and our employee turnover significantly decrease. I highly encourage those in our business community to attend this event and learn how they can use apprentices within their own organization.”

Apprenticeship is an “earn and learn” training model that combines work-based learning with related classroom instruction using the highest industry standards. According to Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “companies that offer Apprenticeship programs can diversify their workforce, improve productivity and profitability, standardize training, reduce turnover, receive tax credits and more.

“While 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades, today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy and more,” said Rhiannon Rogers DAS, “The goal of the National Apprenticeship Week and open house events like this one is to educate businesses and leaders about the importance of Apprenticeship programs. These programs can lead to great jobs that also help positively impact our economy. ”

The U.S. currently has approximately 375,000 apprentices working with more than 150,000 employers. Last year, President Obama established a goal of doubling the number of Apprenticeships within five years. The inaugural National Apprenticeship Week is one of several initiatives helping achieve that goal.

Dozens of Apprenticeship USA supporters and stakeholders have committed to participating and hosting events in support of National Apprenticeship Week.

National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity for the Apprenticeship community to tell the story of apprenticeships and is an invitation to business and industry, education, career seekers, community based organizations, students, and workers to learn about the real world advantages of developing careers through adoption of the apprenticeship model.  Apprenticeship is for those who aspire to be great, lead in innovation and creativity, strive to innovate in business and industry, and recognize the value of combining paid on the job learning coupled with a substantial educational component to build generational greatness in careers and commerce.

About the San Diego Electrical Training Center
Our mission is to find and train men and women to build, maintain, and repair the
electrical systems that bring our world to life. We build systems that power our buildings,
systems that keep us safe, and systems that feed the deluge of information that makes our
world run. We are a part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association. We have been training in San Diego for over 80 years.

Wednesday 11/16/16, Tour/open house for individuals - 1PM to 4PM.
Thursday 11/17/16 Tour/open house for schools/community groups 9AM to noon.
LOCATION: San Diego Electrical Training center
4675 Viewridge Ave, San Diego, California
Refreshments and snacks will be served. Agenda and other information will be provided following registration.


Call: Tim Van Noordt, 858-692-8270, E-mail: Deadline: 11/14/16

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

College Apps and FAFSA Workshop Tomorrow!

We are looking forward to working with students on Wednesday to complete their college applications and FAFSA while the underclassmen take the PSAT.

On Wednesday morning, students can check with their period 1 teacher for their assigned classroom for our college application/FAFSA workshop. Seniors who are on-track to complete their A-G requirements and have the GPA requirements for eligibility were invited to work with their counselors.

To be the most productive on Wednesday, students need to bring/know:

·       For college apps:
o   Your total household income (how much do your parents make in money each year total)
o   The number of people who live in your household
o   If your parents were born in another country, you will need to know when they arrived in the United States
o   Visit to help you decide which UC and/or CSU schools you’ll be applying to.
·       For the FAFSA
    • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Your SSN and your parents/ SSN (if you have one)
    • Your parent’s most recent federal income tax returns (2015 tax returns), W-2s, and other records of money earned.
    • An FSA ID to sign electronically.

Please remember the counselors are also available Monday to Wednesday afterschool to help with your college applications and FAFSA!

Scholarship for Engineering Students

Do you know a senior interested in majoring in engineering? Please encourage them to apply to the Morgan-Colorado Engineering Scholarship. This is a great opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder, with a Full-Ride Scholarship!

Here you will find the application

 Here is a link to learn more about all the Engineering specializations at Boulder,

Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements

• First-Generation College Student – by our definition, this means that your parents (or grandparents) have not received

a Bachelor’s Degree or higher level of education in the U.S.

• FAFSA – must be willing and able to complete this process.

• Class Rank / GPA – must be ranked in the top 10% of her/his class.

• Must have completed, or be currently enrolled in, a Calculus course as well as at least one AP-level course in any Science subject.

• Undergraduate Admissions – apply and gain admission to CU-B’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. (accepted into the Major, not pre-Engineering).


Return Applications to: Sweetwater High School Counseling Office – Ms. Arroyo

Please send students to see me if they have any questions.

Thank you- Ms. Arroyo :)

Community Service with the National City Fire Department

National City Fire will be building their Tower of Terror for Halloween this year. As every year, they are looking for volunteers. It’s a great event and a lot of fun.

Dates and Times:
October 20th @ 3:30 – 5:30  - Finish building the tower of terror

NOTE:  for 10/28 and 10/31, to get credit, students MUST attend both dates (10/28 & 10/31)
October 28th @ 3:30 – 4:30 – this is a walk through and assignment of positions and actors
October 31st Show time – 3:30 – 9PM

If you have students that are interested, please email and I will send you the release as soon as I get it from NCFD.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Education Awards Program

Check out this scholarship opportunity that is open to all grade levels. The students can submit and compete in the essay contest or the art contest.  I

There are additional requirements and applications procedure to review to submit an entry are listed in the link:

Questions? See Ms. Arroyo in the counseling center.

All submissions must be postmarked by December 2, 2016 and mailed to CTA Human Rights Department. 

Attending Southwestern College in the Fall?

October Scholarship Bulletin

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SUHI U Prep Session 8: Letters of Recommendations

SUHI U Prep Session 8 
guides students through creating a "brag sheet" 
to get the best letters of recommendations from
 teachers, advisors, coaches, and community leaders. 

When asking for a letter of recommendation,complete this form

It will help your recommender write the most accurate letter on your behalf!

SUHI U Prep Session 7: Common Application

SUHI U Prep Session 7 
focuses on the details about using the 
Common Application 
to apply to private colleges and universities.  

Here is more information on using the Common App:

Attending Southwestern College in the Fall?

University of Colorado at Boulder Full Ride Scholarship

See Ms. Arroyo if you have any questions!

SENIORS! College Application Workshop After-school!

Join us for the Next College Fair!

Bus transportation provided! 
See your counselor for permission slip!

Automatic Admission At Texas A&M University-Commerce! Read More!

Automatic Admission

At Texas A&M University-Commerce, you qualify for automatic admission if you meet one of the following requirements:

  • Rank – Top 30% of Graduating Class
  • ACT 21 minimum composite scores
  • SAT (prior to March 2016) 980 minimum combined+
  • SAT (March 2016 or later) 1060 minimum combined+
For more info:

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, & Yale Information Session in San Diego

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM

Chula Vista School for the Creative and Performing Arts
820 4th Ave
Chula Vista, CA 91911
United States

Admissions representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid. Please bring your friends and family.

Register Here:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

OneSight 2016 FREE Vision Clinic


This collaborative program with Luxottica International, Verizon, the National City Host Lion’s Club, the City of National City , Rady Children’s Hospital, National School District and other participating school districts in South San Diego County will provide free vision examinations and free glasses for 1,500 needy students.

Dates: Thursday, November 3rd, SUHi
Location: National City Camacho Gym at Las Palmas Park
1810 E. 22nd Street
National City, CA 91950
Schedule: 8 am

Students will be referred to the program by the School Nurse. Students must be pre-registered to attend the Clinic. Each student will receive a comprehensive eye examination including visual acuity, color blindness, depth perception, muscle balance, tonometry, internal eye health through dilation, and auto refraction. If glasses are needed, they will be manufactured on site in EyeVan, a mobile manufacturing unit. Staff from Lenscrafters, Sears Optical, Sunglass Hut, Oakley and other Luxottica affiliates will manufacture and dispense new glasses to participating students.
permission slip for the 
Preview Day at Southwestern College 
on Thursday, November 3rd   

Priority goes to the senior who has filled out their 
Southwestern College application for admissions.

See your counselor if you have questions!

After-School Intervention Schedule for October 2016

Please follow 
to access the latest intervention/tutoring schedule. 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Community Service Opportunity

SEA will continue to offer community service opportunities to SUHSD students from now until election day. 

Remind students that they MUST sign up online and need to  visit the website for more information:

Thursday, October 6, 2016

MILITARY Family Night

Virginia Military Institute

It means something to be here.
It means something to push yourself further than you thought you could go.
It means something to have the confidence to face challenges wherever you are:
boardroom or battlefield.

Virginia Military Institute: Don't Do Ordinary.

Please look for us in your area, we would love to meet with you! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

California Native American Day High School Art & Essay Contest

Entrees accepted from February 1 through April 4, 2017
Award presentation: At the 7th Annual UCSD Powwow, May, 2017
Application materials (available January 2017):

Description: Essay and Art contest for high school students with a winner for group: 9-10th, 11-12th, Tribally enrolled members, and a grand prize incentive scholarship.  Essay topic will be posted in January 2017.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

SD Youth Power Summit 2016

2016 San Diego Youth Power Summit is taking place on Saturday, October 22nd, 8am to 3:30pm at Lincoln High School. 

The Summit is a youth-led, inspirational and educational half-day event organized by Mid-City CAN and the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial County’s youth programs and supported by The Global Action Research Center, Access Inc., and Planned Parenthood. 

The Summit will bring awareness to the over-criminalization of youth of color in our region and provide youth the skills to become civically engaged in their own communities.  

A core planning team comprise of youth leaders in San Diego decided that this year’s theme will be the School-to-Prison Pipeline as a result of the urgent need to shift economic resources back to schools instead of prisons. Through interactive activities, speakers, music and youth-led workshops, participants will learn about a range of issues that are channeling more youth into the prison and detention center systems in San Diego instead of jobs, careers or higher education opportunities. At the summit youth will have the opportunity to experience a free concert featuring M1 from Dead Prez and listen to our incredible keynote speakers: Jennicet Gutierrez from FAMILIA: TQLM (Trans Queer Liberation Movement) and Nate Howard from Movement Be.

Some of the intersectional issues that will be discussed at the summit are:
  • Food Justice
  • Transportation Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Racial Justice
  • Queer and Trans Youth Rights
  • Immigrants’ Rights
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Youth Organizing 101
  • Restorative Justice
  • and MORE!
If you would like us to do a classroom/community presentation on this incredible opportunity we can definitely come by and invite your students/community members to join us. Please, feel free to share this email with other teachers, school clubs, and/or community organizations that might be interested. If you have any questions feel free to email ACLU Youth Organizer Andrea Gaspar at or at 619.398.4188.

Limited Tickets Available! RSVP Today!

#SchoolsNotPrisons #EducateDoNotIncarcerate #YouthPower

National City Collaborative Family Resource Centers

Click below for the latest programs from the National City Collaborative Family Resource Centers