Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fire Fighters - Girl Empowerment

It's almost time to choose your classes for next year!

Come by and pick up a course list OR click here to see all the classes we have to offer!

See you over the next few weeks through your English classes!

Student Transcripts

Dear Sweetwater Community,

The Sweetwater Union High School District is in its first year of transition to a new student information system – Infinite Campus. Transition to this system was necessitated by the sunset of support for our previous student information system. The Infinite Campus student information system will eventually provide students, families, and staff with greater functionality and real time access to grades, attendance, and other important information.

While the system becomes fully operational, we have experienced difficulties with student transcripts. We had planned to have senior transcripts available at the end of the fall semester. Unfortunately, data transfers and validation problems have occurred between the old and new systems. We are working on identifying and correcting the problems so that we may produce a transcript that has all the correct information. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience and appreciate your understanding during this transition time. We expect senior transcripts to be available beginning this week. Transcripts for juniors will begin to be made available once senior transcripts are distributed.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the following phone number for any questions or concerns: Ana Maria Alvarez, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, 619-691-5546.

Community Service Opportunity

Sweetwater High School/Quin Murphy Foundation 

Beautification day on Saturday, March 4th from 8 am to 12 pm

See Mr. Lopez in room 215 for more info.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Interested in Becoming a Police Officer?

Open enrollment for the 2017 Teen Police Academy for ages 13-18 has begun. The 12-week academy will begin on Feb. 22 and end on May 11. Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Police Department. Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, and all applicants will undergo a small background check. First priority is given to students who live and/or attend school in Chula Vista. As we anticipate the class will fill up very quickly, we recommend acting immediately.    

Interested teens should complete the application, then email it to againes@chulavistapd.org. Applications can also be dropped off at the front office of the Chula Vista Police Department, at Fourth Avenue and F Street.   

Please contact Officer Angela Gaines at  againes@chulavistapd.org, or at 691-5187, if you’ve emailed an application and do not receive a reply within 48 hours. 
TheDream.US is a national scholarship fund for DREAMers, immigrant youth who came to this country at a very young age without documentation. 

These students have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status) that allows them to live and legally work in the United States. 

But of the 65,000 DREAMers who graduate from high school each year, only 5-10% of them enroll in college, primarily because they receive no federal aid. 

TheDream.US provides scholarships to highly qualified DREAMers to help them pay for their college education. In addition to scholarships, TheDREAM.US team advocates for their scholars and closely monitors and supports their success. 

This work is anchored in data, with the goal of funding 4,000 DREAMer graduates.

Visit http://www.thedream.us/ for more info!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Bank of America - Student Leaders Program

Every year, through Bank of America's Student Leaders Program helps connect 225 community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid summer internships with local nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and Boys and Girls Clubs of America and participate in a national leadership summit in Washington, D.C.

Student Leaders is part of our ongoing commitment to preparing young people for a brighter future. If you or someone you know have a passion for improving the community, we’ll be accepting applications beginning October 31, 2016 through January 27, 2017. Click here to read th eligibility criteria and apply.

Student Parent Academic Orientation Night for Incoming 9th and 10th graders

Tutoring Schedule for After School Interventions- January 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Win a $20 Starbucks gift card!

Please take our survey and mark which pathway you are interested in for your future career!

Who Wants a Brand New Bike?

Submit a 1-page essay answering the following questions:
Why do you want a bicycle? What are the benefits to having a bike?

Essay entries may be written in English or Spanish and must be submitted to Ms. Gavin by Friday, January 20th.

Two students from each 9th – 12th grade will be selected.

Need assistance writing your essay? Please see an assistant principal or Mr. Santamaria in the main office.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

MITES Summer Program at MIT for Juniors

The online application for MIT's renowned science and engineering programs is now open for Summer 2017! Don't delay - submit your application at summerapp.mit.edu by February 1, 2017 (7:59 pm EST).

Check out the Application Checklist to learn how to apply.

Who can apply?
If you are a high school junior as well as either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, then you can apply! Students chosen to participate through the highly competitive selection process generally excel in math and science and have a strong academic record.

They're free!
Program costs are generously covered by our funders. Admitted students pay only for transportation to and from MIT.

By submitting an application by February 1, each student is automatically considered for admittance to either one of our three programs.

Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT)
In this one-week summer program, students take an intensive,
project-based courses, receive college admissions and financial aid advice, and participate in lab tours and social events.

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)
This six-week summer program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands-on elective course, admissions counseling sessions, lab tours, and social events.

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)
Students in this innovative online program discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and attend webinars. They also complete online science and engineering projects that they present during a five-day summer conference on MIT's campus.

Jumpstart your future in science and engineering at MIT!

Apply by February 1.

Have any questions? Check out our FAQs page, or email us at summerapp@mit.edu.

January Scholarship Bulletin

Now that our seniors have survived college application process, the next step is paying for college.  FAFSA is now available for our seniors to apply, at www.fafsa.gov, with a deadline for grants of March 2, 2016. 

This is also a great time for our students to apply for scholarships.  

Questions? See Ms. Arroyo, scholarship counselor!

Interested in the Military?

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is a required test administered to anyone interested in enlisting in any of the US Armed Service branches. Minimum scores must be met in order to be able to enlist as well as to qualify for certain jobs within the service. 

Check out this practice test to prepare!

The ASVAB will be administered on Feb 10th at 12:45 in the Old Gym. Lunch provided will be provided. Sign form will be available online soon. See your counselor if you have questions.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at San Diego State University

I am pleased to inform you that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at San Diego State University is once again preparing for our annual high school conference on February 24th, 2017.
We believe this will be a great opportunity for your students. 

SHPE is looking forward to have parents and students attend this event. 

As the date of the conference approaches, spaces will be filling quickly so please make sure to have your students register at the links below. There are also scholarship opportunities if they wish to apply for that as well.







Border Patrol Explorers Program

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Johnson and Wales University Admissions Presentation

Johnson and Wales University is still accepting applications!
Check out their admissions presentation
February 15

LUNCHTIME - Counseling Center

Monday, January 9, 2017

Welcome Back SUHI!

Students and parents who are wanting to request a schedule change can do so after school on the designated times and dates (see below). Parents are more than welcomed to accompany their student, but it is not required. 

Schedule changes will be done AFTER-SCHOOL in the counseling center on these dates ONLY: 
• Juniors & Seniors: January 12th between 2:45pm-4:30pm. 
• Freshman & Sophomores: January 13th between 2:45pm-4:30pm 

*Please do not email your counselor requesting a schedule change 
**online schedule request form is no longer available 

We will only do class changes for: 
• Incorrect course level 
• Classes that differ from original request 
• Semester courses (i.e., PE if not required, student aide, computer applications, world religion) 

Please be advised that we will NOT do changes for: 
1) Teacher changes - unless a parent conference(s) was previously held first semester 
2) Period changes 
3) Yearlong courses

Yale University Invites You

Yale University Invites You
To a special Undergraduate Admissions Presentation
Wednesday, January 11, at 2:45PM
In the Counseling Center.

See Ms. Luansing if you have any questions.

All students are invited!