Career Center Update

January 2021

Concurrent Credit Update

Several concurrent credit courses at RMHS will register in the Spring (Q3 and Q4). Teachers will be sharing information with their students during the first two weeks of class. Information will include the college course registration process and the steps to request funding to cover the cost.


If this is the first time your student will take a concurrent credit course, please make sure you have given your student permission to use Fast Forward funding. The permission form is located in PowerSchool Parent. Directions can be found here: Fast Forward Funding / Instructions for Parent Permission Form (westada.org).


A full list of all RMHS concurrent credit courses can be viewed here: Fast Forward Funding / Concurrent Credit Courses 2020-2021 (westada.org)

Courses Registering Q3 and/or Q4

Advanced Ceramics -- ART 2271 (ISU)

Advanced Debate -- COMM 1210 (CWI)

American Sign Language II -- ASL 102 (BSU)

American Sign Language III -- ASL 202 (BSU)

Anatomy -- BIOL 227/lab (CWI)

AP Government -- POLS 101 (CWI)

AP Statistics -- MATH 153 (CWI)

Ceramics II -- ART 2271 (ISU)

College Sociology -- SOC 101 (BSU)

College Speech -- COMM 101 (CWI)

Computer Applications II -- ITM 104 and ITM 109 (BSU)

Computer Applications III -- ITM 105 and ITM 106 (BSU)

French III -- FRENCH 1020 (NNU)

French IV -- FRENCH 2020 (NNU)

Honors Math III -- MATH 144 (CWI)

Honors US History 10 -- HIST 111 (CWI)

Honors US History 11 -- HIST 112 (CWI)

Intro to College Composition -- ENGL 101 (CWI)

Intro to College Lit -- ENGL 175 (CWI)

Math III -- MATH 143 (CWI)

Math in Modern Society -- MATH 123 (CWI)

Personal Finance -- FINAN 208 (BSU)

PreCalculus -- MATH 144 (CWI)

Spanish III -- SPAN 102 (BSU)

Spanish IV -- SPAN 2020 (NNU)

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In years past, each large high school in West Ada has hosted an Advanced Opportunities night. This night was provided to students and parents to learn about advanced opportunities before their high school registration. Due to COVID restrictions, we will share this information through a virtual career center. This career center includes featured presentations from Career Technical Education, Renaissance High School, and Boise State Sophomore Start and Associate Degree Program as well as high school specific information, Fast Forward information, and dual enroll college information.


Parents and students interested in learning more about Rocky's honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, concurrent credit courses, IB courses or career technical education courses, check out the Advanced Opportunities Virtual Career Center. This information is extremely important in preparation for high school registration occurring in February.


AO Virtual Career Center: Advanced Opportunities - New / Advanced Opportunities (westada.org)

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Class of 2021: Next Steps in the College Admissions Process

Many of you have received a college acceptance letter. Congratulations!

  • Remember to regularly check email and watch for important deadlines. Here are some things to be aware of:
  • Submit your acceptance form and deposit if you are certain you are attending that institution in the fall. You should then receive information from the college about course scheduling, orientation sessions, housing arrangements, and other necessary forms. Watch for deadlines. Preferred housing can fill quickly!
  • Decline (in writing) offers received from other institutions. They don't want to keep reaching out (so.many.emails) if you are no longer considering their school.
  • Participate in orientation programs. The earlier the better so that you have more class options.
  • Send your college (concurrent credit) transcripts at the end of this school year. Information about how to send college transcripts can be viewed HERE.

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Seniors,

New scholarships are posted on the bulletin board outside the Career Center.

Stop by and check them out!

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More Scholarship Information Here

This links you to scholarship information on the Rocky Mountain High School Career Center page.

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Juniors - Idaho Higher Education Spring Tour

The Higher Ed Tour is an opportunity for you to learn about Idaho's colleges and universities. The program will be virtual this year and you will be encouraged to attend the evening sessions. You may, however, participate in the daytime sessions if more convenient. We encourage parents to also participate!


Evening sessions:

Tuesday, February 23rd and Thursday, February 25th


Evening Session 1: 7:00 pm-7:30 pm

Evening Session 2: 7:30 pm-8:00 pm


Daytime sessions:

February 22nd - February 26th


Session 1: 10:00 am-10:30 am

Session 2: 10:30 am-11:00 am

Session 3: 2:00 pm-2:30 pm

Session 4: 2:30 pm-3:00 pm


2021 Higher Education Magazine

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Attend a virtual college fair

When? Sunday, January 31st.*

How? Register for free at virtualcollegefairs.org.

Why? Colleges will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. It's easy to drop into this event!


See the list of colleges participating here.


*Additional events will be smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20).

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JUNIORS -- FREE SAT Practice Test

Huntington Learning Center is offering a free practice SAT for our juniors on Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 AM. The testing will be done via Zoom and will take approximately 3.5 hours to complete.


After the test you will be invited to schedule a 30-minute meeting with Huntington to discuss your scores in each area, your strengths and weaknesses, and testing strategies. You will also learn about I will also discuss who we (Huntington) are and how we help students. There is no pressure or commitment.


This is opportunity is available to the first 20 juniors who sign up.


Register HERE

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Explore careers and scholarships

Next Steps Idaho is a great tool to help you explore careers and the pathways to those careers. Did you know it also has scholarship resources?


Explore Next Steps Idaho and then

How to Find Scholarships - Next Steps Idaho

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Young Women in Leadership Conference

WHO: Any 9th-12th grade student *Yes girls AND boys

WHEN: Tuesday, February 23, 2021

TIME: 8:00 am- 3:00 pm

WHERE: Online -virtual platform-HOPIN

HOST: Andrus Center for Public Policy within the School of Public Service, Boise State University

COST: $20/student

*There are currently a limited number of student scholarships available!


INCLUDES: 2 keynote presentations, 2 opportunities to choose from 3 Skill Builder sessions (that's a total of 6 options!), and a networking virtual reception with local leaders and organizations in our community

More information on the conference can be found here. A limited number of student scholarships are also available and are distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

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Idaho Conservation Corps Summer Program - Ages 16+

We are now accepting applications for our Young Adult Camping Programs at https://idahocc.org/OurPrograms/YA. We will begin accepting applications for our Youth Camping Programs in February.

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