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Weekly Updates from Madison High School - February 5, 2020

SAT Scholars Program

The SAT Scholars Program is now taking applications for a free SAT preparation course presented on Saturdays in June, July and August 2020 at USD. This course is open to students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Priority consideration is give to low-income and first generation students. However, all applications will be considered. The course includes a mock SAT pre-test and post-test. Accepted applicants must attend an orientation at USD on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 pm. On average, students improve their scores on the SAT by 70+ points. Sessions are Saturday mornings, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Apply at https://tinyurl.com/SATScholars2020.

Students With Academic Goals (SWAG)

Students with Academic Goals (SWAG) is a summer SAT Prep Academy (different from the one being hosted at USD) offered by CalSOAP at Bayview Baptist Church in Linda Vista, June 11-26, 2020. The program offers 40 hours of test prep instruction and tutoring, visits to San Diego State University and UC San Diego, as well as a career exploration day on June 19. Students will also learn about admissions, financial aid and hear from career speakers. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required for grade 9, 3.0 for grade 10 and 3.3 for grade 11. The priority deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. Register at https://beatriton.ucsd.edu/register/2020swag.

Urban Beats Group Therapy for Teens

Emotions are hard. We don't always know how we feel or why...and it can feel messy. Urban Beats, one of Madison's community partners, is helping teens learn new ways of coping with emotions, as well as understanding how emotions impact our feelings and behavior. The group therapy sessions allow teens to talk with a trained professional, play a few games with their peers, and learn some new tricks about taking care of themselves. The group therapy sessions are held at their Market Street location. Teens can sign up in advance or drop-in. This is a no-cost service. Parents must complete a consent form for their student to participate. Visit www.sdurbanbeats.org.

Family Notices for the Week:

  • Students interested in employment should check the SDUSD job board; there are a variety of seasonal and part-time jobs.

  • CalSOAP FAFSA Assistance for Parents, Saturday, February 8, 8 am-noon, R24 & R25 at Madison (enter behind the school on Doliva; bilingual assistance available).

  • Saturday Core Academy: Saturday, February 8, 8:00 AM, Rm. B22; students should bring homework to complete, study materials or reading that needs to be accomplished. Enter through the back of the school off of Doliva (main campus is closed and in use by the Minato Japanese School). See article above for more detail.

  • Spring tryouts are happening now; visit VNN website for all school related athletics news.

  • From Nurse Jen: SDUSD Nutrition Dept. Cool Bean of the Month is the soybean, rich in protein and popular in China. A Chinese “rice bowl” - made with colorful veggies and tofu from soybeans - is a healthy and delicious meal from China, but enjoyed by people all around the world.