C&CC October Newsletter

Check out all things College & Career here!

How the College & Career Center Communicates

We have a lot going on here every week.

  • We will be sending a monthly newsletter to parents and students
  • We put information in the daily announcements
  • We send emails with information to the students' school email
  • Check out our website and our calendar
  • We use Remind to get short pieces of info out by text to students and parents. You must join our C& CC Remind class to get the texts. See below:

Join Remind to get the most up-to-date info and events for students and parents:

Text- 81010

in the message box:

Seniors (Class of 2022): @827eb6

Juniors (Class of 2023): @aedcbk

Sophomores (Class of 2024): @fhdh9gd

Freshmen (Class of 2025): @89272kef

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Explore Your Interests. Expand Your Horizons!

Identify your strengths. Realize your dreams. Start opening doors to your future. Juniors and Seniors can participate in the ASVAB Career Exploration Program. It's free! Take the quiz at Sam Barlow, October 22nd at 8:30 am. Get the results and complete the interests quiz, November 8th at 8:30 am, which will give you career suggestions. The scores are private, they will not be shared unless you choose to. The access to the career program is yours to use for 6 years. Registration is limited. Sign-up HERE to secure your seat.

Paying for College Sessions -English and Spanish

Learn about ways to pay for college.

Register here to receive your meeting link:

Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 p.m., in English https://bit.ly/2WNbrCd
Jueves 30 de Septiembre a las 6:00 p.m., en español https://bit.ly/3jjc6TE

FAFSA & ORSAA Help Sessions

Get virtual help, one-on-one, with your financial aid application.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 6pm

Zoom Meeting link: https://ecmc.zoom.us/j/92348614374

Before joining the meeting, you must:

  • Create your FSA ID for the student and parent



  • Create your ORSAA log in.


  • Have your 2020 tax forms available.


The FAFSA opens Oct. 1!

It is now time for seniors to get started on completing their financial aid application.

ALL seniors should do this form. Completing it may allow students pathways they had not previously considered. The FAFSA opens Oct. 1, 2021

Time to Think FAFSA/ORSAA learn more about the FAFSA and ORSAA

Next steps for doing the FAFSA:

  • Create a FSA ID (student and parent, both.) Have social security numbers and birthdates available
  • Log on to the 2022-23 FAFSA
  • Have your 2020 tax forms available
  • Submit and Print your Student Aid Report (SAR) and note your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

The Oregon Promise is OPEN!

It is time to apply to get free grant aid for an Oregon Community College.

Students must:

*Remember, this is a one-time-only opportunity. The deadline is June 1 for seniors graduating in 2022.

ECMC Wednesday College Workshops-FREE

Need some extra help? This is the place to go!

Wednesdays at 4:00pm.

Register here:

September 29 California College Systems*
October 6 Private Colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Western Undergraduate Exchange
October 13 University of California application questions*
October 20 Common App & Supplemental essays
October 27 Paying for College
November 3 Winning Scholarships
November 10 Career Education

*California colleges' applications can be tricky. Get help!

Workshop Zoom Link

Learn How to Prepare for a Trade While Still in High School

With hundreds of trades as a career option for your future, I want you to have a way to explore trade careers. I suggest Schoolinks (our school program) and Jobtalks.org. Then I'd like you to watch a video I made to help you learn about many things you can be doing while in high school. When you apply for an apprenticeship with a good resume, a beefy portfolio, interview skills, and some part-time job experience, you put your application higher on the list of applicants giving you a better chance of getting hired to begin training for the career you want. You can always stop into the College & Career Center and talk to me, LindaLee Frazier and I would be glad to help!

Which Colleges Will Be Visiting This Month? (Virtual)

To access our virtual meetings with colleges, please go to the C&CC webpage and view the calendar. Click on the college name and see the meeting link.

C&CC Calendar

Students are invited to attend these meetings in the SBHS library. Students will be excused from class to attend.

The calendar of visits changes regularly! Check back often.

Portland College Fair- October 4th

October 4th at University of Portland Chiles Center. 9:00am-12:00pm

While not mandatory, students can register here to assist in contacting individual schools.

College Fair Registration

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Apply for a Police Cadet Position

The Cadet Unit is assigned to the operations division of the police department. Cadets take an active role by participating in police ride-alongs, traffic patrols, records management, and crime prevention.
Cadets conduct tours of the police department and provide security for community events with department personnel.

Police Cadet recruitment process

The Police Cadet application process will close on October 18th. Complete and submit a police cadet application

Cadet qualifications

The selection process involves an oral interview, a police background check, and an executive interview with a member of the Cadet Unit's police advisor staff.

To apply, you must:

  • Be 15-20 years old
  • Live in Gresham or its surrounding areas
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater (if still attending high school)
  • Have a clean criminal history
  • Have no moving traffic violations within the last year, or no more than two traffic violations of any kind on your driving record

The number of cadets selected each year varies depending on the availability of existing positions.

All interested young men and women are encouraged to apply. For more information email Cadets@GreshamOregon.gov.

The OSAC Scholarship is coming November 1

The OSAC scholarship is a list of over 600 scholarships available to Oregon students. They may apply to up to 40 scholarships with one online application. The scholarship catalog is viewable now and the application opens soon. The deadline is March 1, 2022.

Students will:

  • create an account
  • allow a transcript upload
  • answer 4 personal statements
  • create an activities chart
  • select up to 40 scholarships to add to their list

Upcoming Scholarships to Consider

Horatio Alger Scholarships Due Oct. 25

VFW Scholarship-Due Oct. 31

ActSix due Nov. 2

Elks Lodge MVS Scholarship-due Nov. 15

Scholarship Search Tool: Goingmerry.com

Have a job opportunity you'd like to share with SBHS students?

Feel free contact the SBHS College & Career Center at 503-258-4885 or frazier2@gresham.k12.or.us

We will share your need with our students on our Job Posting site.

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Looking for a Different Path to a College Degree?

Verto Education offers the only global, academic travel experience that partners with colleges. Students will travel, earn a college degree, and graduate in four years.

Join a virtual Open House on October 4th, 4:00 to 5:30.

Learn more and register here.

Verto's Values:

Verto Education was founded to make travel the path of least resistance to a college education (and a degree). We believe in inclusion, transparency, access, equity, and above all, the power of travel to foster empathy and kindness across cultures.

America’s Largest Regional Interstate Tuition Savings Program

The Western Undergraduate Exchange

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.

Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate.

WUE increases affordable higher-education choices for students and minimizes the adverse impacts of student loan debt.

Saving through WUE is simple. (click here to learn more)

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Join Us for Lunch and Learn How the Military Can be the Answer to Your Future!

Please join The Marines on October 6th, and the Navy on October 20th, for our Military Lunch Events. The Marines will be here to share about the opportunity to play in a professional band and travel the world! The Navy will be here to share how you can receive full tuition for college and then enter the Navy as a Naval Officer! Both will provide lunch. Join us in the main Conference room by the SBHS office. Only 15 seats are available, sign up here.