College and Career Newsletter
From Mrs. Myrick
Seniors: FINAL SEMESTER!!! I am so proud of each and every one of you! I know you have all been working hard - and that winter break was definitely needed! I hope you are coming back refreshed and rested :)
As you receive acceptances, please complete the college acceptance form below! Make sure you are completing scholarship applications (check here for my Scholarship Newsletter) and checking your emails for news from me, your universities, and your scholarship applications. As I have said before, make sure you keep up with your grades this semester and remain committed to your clubs and activities - colleges do care.
Many of you have heard me say this multiple times, but remember to enjoy your last semester of high school - go to all the pep rallies, dances, and extra events, take all the pictures with friends, and do your best to remain present!! You only graduate high school once. Make it count!
Senior Parents: The Scholarship Newsletter (button linked below!) is a great resource for you to use. I will add scholarships to this same link as I find ones that would be beneficial for our STEM seniors!
Juniors: College night will be February 16, 2023 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons! Please come to hear about the college application process. The After Graduation Packet (AG Packet) will be sent out to every junior - please make sure that is completed and returned to me by Friday, March 24 so we can start our post-graduation planning meetings this spring!
Start thinking about your future now! It is the time to start thinking about where you want to go to college! Go to as many college fairs as possible, speak with all different types of schools, and sign up to get on the mailing lists for those colleges.
Junior Parents: College night will be February 16, 2023, 2023 at 5:30pm in the High School Commons! Please come to hear about the college application process. If you are unable to attend, this presentation will be on my website, in each monthly newsletter or the rest of this semester, and will be repeated in August or September of your child's senior year as well.
As always, feel free to come by my office and chat, email, or schedule an appointment if you have any questions!
Common App and Naviance Account Matching
🎉 CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! 🎉
Letters of Recommendation
Teacher Letters of Recommendation: Once your Common App and Naviance account are linked (video is above!), you can request letters of recommendation from the teacher drop down menu. If the school you are applying to is not in the Common App, please email me and I can work with you directly on how best to receive letters of recommendation for your school.
Counselor Letters of Recommendation: To receive a counselor letter of recommendation from me you need to have completed an After Graduation Packet.
As a reminder, not all schools allow or require letters of recommendation. Please make sure you are reading the requirements for each school you are applying to!
Pre-College and Summer Opportunities
Temple University Japan: TUJ invites high school students to a summer of language and cultural experiences in Tokyo. The 8-night program includes a unique mix of Japanese language classes and one of four exciting electives. Applications open October 1, 2022! More information here!
The Coding School: Future AI Leaders Program - Offered virtually with live instruction by a Harvard researcher, this is a two-semester course that is open to any high school students in the United States. Each week, students will participate in a lecture, code in lab with a Teaching Assistant, and complete a homework or project, culminating with a capstone project that will be reviewed by a panel of leading AI experts in academia and industry. September 18, 2022 - April 16, 2023. More information here!
STAR: Rensselaer Admissions, in coordination with members of the Black and Latinx communities at Rensselaer, invites academically talented under-represented students to participate in the STAR Program. The STAR Program allows high school seniors to learn about the student experience at Rensselaer. The virtual sessions will be held on November 6. More information here!
Georgetown University: Georgetown University now offers pre-college online courses for high school students ages 13 and older. Each features dynamic video lessons by renowned Georgetown faculty and access to mentors. The program is available year-round, and the online format enables you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace. More information here!
Northeastern University: 9 Summer 2023 programs will be offered on the Boston campus. Some of the programs are physics, health, interaction and games, and entrepreneurship. Applications for rising juniors and seniors will open in December. More information here!
Carnegie Mellon University: Open to rising juniors and seniors. Programs vary between 3 and 6 weeks in length. Some of the programs are AI Scholars, Computational Biology, Computer Science Scholars, Game Academy, Summer Academy for Math and Science, and Architecture. Applications open December 1 and programs being in July of 2023. More information here!
Lehigh University: Available to current high school sophomores and juniors.This program will be hosted on Lehigh's campus from June 25 – July 22, 2023 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Through the entrepreneurship intensive, students will be able to do a dive deep into focus areas like sustainability, population health or business. The curriculum is led by faculty from across the university and throughout the worldwide Iacocca Institute network. It also includes contributions from and collaboration with Lehigh's Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation, the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter and the Mountaintop Initiative. The application deadline is February 19, 2023. More information here!
Stanford University: Stanford is offering two different programs this summer for high school student The Pre- Collegiate Summer Institute for current grades 8-11. Stanford Summer Humanities Institute for current grades 10 and 11. The programs feature a wide variety of disciplines—including business, computer science, humanities, math, science, social justice, and more—allowing students to investigate advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum. Students engage in discussion-based classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching. More information here!
Columbia University: Open for students entering 9-12 grades. Variety of courses to choose from and online options, even some courses that allow you to earn college credits. Attend events in the form of seminars, workshops, and lectures to prepare for the college application process and the academic rigors of university life. Experience college life in the Ivy League while enjoying the vibrancy of New York City. More information here! Use the code GC23 on the Program of Study page of your application to waive the $80 application fee.
Boston University: BU is offering five different pre-collegiate programs this summer. The High School Honors class is a six-week residential, commuter, or online program in which students take Boston University undergraduate courses and earn up to 8 transferable college credits. Students must be entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2023. Additional programs are considered non-credit. More information here!
LaunchX Summer Program: LaunchX is offering an Innovation Summer Program in 2023. This is a 2 week program where students solve a problem within an existing corporation to give them hands-on experience in technology, business, and a changing workforce. More information here!
Wentworth Institute of Technology: The two-week residential summer program is for rising juniors and seniors in high school and it lets you try out a hands-on college like Wentworth while living on-campus and collaborating with other students. More information here!
Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Rising 10th, 11th & 12th graders are invited to take a deeper dive into two topics of your choice, a STEM major and a humanities minor, during one of the two residential summer programs. Courses are taught by WPI faculty, and include hands-on activities, demos, and discussions. Students also get a glimpse into college life by eating in the dining hall, living in the residence halls, and enjoying evening activities. More information here!
Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
- In shop employees and drivers (drivers must be 18 or older)
- 9567 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch
STEM Center for Strength
- The center is allowing student to volunteer Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. Contact the center to find out more information!
Doc Popcorn & Dippin ́Dots:
- We are looking for accountable people capable of performing all the inherent activities of a retail popcorn and ice cream store. Part time or Full time, morning, afternoon and night available.
- Please call Juju at (206)979-6618 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- New store opening! $17/hour and flexible schedules for students. Apply online at caferio.com/careers . Contact Alma, the manager, for more information 385-290-0591
- Anthos Capital is looking to recruit students to be game and tech playtesters. The structure of the program is solely remote and students can use technology that they already have access to like phones, computers or consoles. The main focus of the experience is testing games and apps which Anthos is interested in and providing your feedback. View the application here.
- Stone Canyon is located in Larkspur, Colorado and offers traditional overnight and day camps. And they are looking for counselors!! If you enjoy the outdoors and working with children apply today! For more information and to apply email; Amy Paulsen, email@example.com
5th Grade Snow Mountain - Volunteers Needed! February 22-24, 2023
- Do you love being outside and working with kids? If so, 5th grade is looking for High School Volunteers to join our annual YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch trip. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with kids or wanting to share their love of the outdoors with others.
- You will be an adult leaders and role models to STEM 5th graders. You will be assigned a small group of students to help move them through activities such as rock climbing, snowshoeing and nordic skiing. You will also get a chance to know the other adult leaders and grow in your leadership and teaching skills.
- Please email Mr.Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or have any questions.