Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Learn about QuestBridge

You are invited to attend virtual or in-person information sessions with representatives from Colorado College, University of Chicago, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, and Yale University. 

Learn about making a college list, applying for admission and financial aid, and keeping your search in perspective. Representatives will discuss benefits of the QuestBridge application, which allows high-achieving, low-income students from U.S. high schools to match with the top colleges around the country.

Tuesday, May 16 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Thursday, June 22 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Monday, August 14 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, September 12 @ 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Community Service Opportunity next Saturday, September 9th


Youth in Action and the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau will host a clean-up next Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 12 pm. We will meet at 518 Lark Wy, Imperial Beach, CA 91932, and make our way to the Rock Snake that leads to the Bayshore Bikeway.

The Rock Snake is a path lined with painted rocks created by young people in Imperial Beach. It is currently covered with overgrown weeds and litter. We need your help to restore this Southbay gem!

By participating in the clean-up, you can earn:
4 hours of community service (be sure to get the form from your school counselor)
A letter of recommendation (an alternate option if you don't need community service hours)


Upcoming University Admissions Presentations


Are you planning to apply to go directly to a 4-year University? Would you like to learn more about the admissions process and overall campus going culture at some universities? You may be interested in attending one of the following university presentations.

Upcoming Highlights:
  • UC Merced (9/5 @ 2:45pm)
  • CSU San Marcos (9/7 @ 2:45pm)
Check Calendar for other Universities & register here:

Space is limited. Please make sure to fill out the request as soon as possible.

A pass will be sent to your class, the day of presentation, where it'll be Teacher Discretion if you are eligible to attend.

Chat with the Counselors/Charla con los Consejeros


The SUHI Counselors would like to invite you to the Counselor Virtual Chats with Parents, Wednesday, September 6th at 9:30am, in the Counseling Center.  You will receive updates on what's new in the counseling center. Along with the opportunity to chat about any questions you may have.

You are also welcome to join us virtually. Here is link for the workshop:

SAVE THE DATE (at 9:30am):





We would love your you to submit your questions prior to the event. Please complete the following link:

See you all on Wednesday,  

SUH Counselors


Wednesday, August 23, 2023

PSAT October 2023

Hello Juniors!

The counselors will be visiting your English classrooms Wednesday and Thursday of this week to talk about the PSAT.

The PSAT (Preliminary SAT) is a standardized test in the United States, often taken by high school students before the SAT. It helps students practice for the SAT and qualifies them for National Merit Scholarships.

The SAT is a standardized college admissions test in the United States, assessing mathematical, reading, and writing skills. Scores are often used by colleges to evaluate applicants' academic readiness and potential.

You MUST sign up at the link below if you would like to take the PSAT. Questions? See you counselor!

Test date Saturday Oct 14, 2023
Testing time: 8am-12pm (noon)
Registration and test will be online
Students must bring laptop day of test

Monday, August 21, 2023

Money Monday: Exploring the Importance of Financial Aid

I hope this email finds you well and excited for a future filled with opportunities!

I am thrilled to introduce our new monthly MONEY MONDAY messages via email and weekly posts on @SUHiCounseling focusing on the pivotal role of financial aid in shaping your educational journey.

At Sweetwater High, we are committed to supporting your dreams and aspirations. Over the coming months, you'll receive informative messages, tips, timelines, and real-life stories of students who've unlocked their potential through financial aid.

Join us as we delve into the world of scholarships, grants, and resources, empowering you to navigate the financial aid landscape seamlessly.

Let's make your dreams a reality, together.

Visit for more information.

The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office are conducting a free, online Cash for College workshop on Thursday, August 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. All students, guardians, and families are welcome to attend. Visit this link for more details

Friday, August 11, 2023

After-School College Prep

Unlock the doors to your dream future with our exclusive College Prep After-School Program tailored to guide you through the exciting journey of career exploration, college admissions, and securing financial aid. 🚀

 Whether you're curious about potential career paths, eager to navigate the college application process, or determined to make higher education affordable, our program has you covered.

🗓️ Date: Starts August 22, Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
🕒 Time: 3:45PM to 4:45PM
📍 Location: Counseling Center

Don't miss this chance to gain a competitive edge and chart your course toward success. 

Dream big! Plan smart!

Teens for Healthy Relationships

Maintaining healthy teen relationships requires communication, respect, and empathy. Openly discussing feelings and concerns fosters understanding. Respect for each other's boundaries and individuality is crucial. Building trust through honesty helps establish a strong foundation. Empathy allows for supporting each other through challenges. 

Balancing time with friends and personal pursuits ensures independence. Addressing conflicts calmly and finding compromises strengthens bonds. Digital communication should be mindful, promoting face-to-face interaction. Encouraging personal growth and celebrating achievements cultivates a positive environment. 

Ultimately, nurturing these aspects creates fulfilling relationships that contribute to emotional well-being and personal development during the formative teen years and beyond.


Thursday, August 10, 2023

Sign Up Today: SUHi Credit Recovery Fall 2023


"F” grades do not earn credits for graduation.  Recover “F” grades first!

“D” and “F” grades do not allow for completion of A-G admissions requirements for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems.

First come, will be first served so there are no guarantees on securing a credit recovery course. Priority will be given to upper classmen.

Deadline to sign up is August 28. 

Credit recovery will run from September 5 to Nov 30th
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45PM

Thursday, August 3, 2023

SUHi Wellness Message #1

Welcome Sweetwater High School students to the first monthly wellness message of the year.

This month we are focusing on positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are happy thoughts and are a great way to get yourself in the proper mindset to achieve your dreams so let’s start the school year right with some positive self-affirmations:

1. I am smart.
2. I am capable.
3. I am successful.
4. I am important.
5. I am ready to do well.

These affirmations can be used to bring positive energy and a more open mind to any area of your daily life. You can use these affirmations or make some of your own. Remember, your words have power. Find the right words to change and inspire your life or inspire you every day.

From your SUHi Counselors

If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress, please call or text 988 to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365.

August/September 2023 Scholarship Bulletin

Applying for scholarships is beneficial as they can significantly reduce the financial burden of education, open doors to opportunities, recognize achievements, and enhance your academic and personal development.

August/September 2023 Scholarship Bulletin now available!