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:
in the message box:
Seniors (Class of 2022): @827eb6
Juniors (Class of 2023): @aedcbk
Sophomores (Class of 2024): @fhdh9gdFreshmen (Class of 2025): @89272kef
The beach picture is just to get your attention.
Explore Your Interests. Expand Your Horizons!
FAFSA & ORSAA Help Sessions
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.
It's FAFSA/ORSAA Time!
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:
The Oregon Promise is OPEN!
- Complete the FAFSA or ORSAA
- Submit the Oregon Promise application
- Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA through graduation
*Remember, this is a one-time-only opportunity. The deadline is June 1 for seniors graduating in 2022.
ECMC Wednesday College Workshops-FREE
Wednesdays at 4:00pm.
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
Which Colleges Will Be Visiting This Month? (Virtual)
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
While not mandatory, students can register here to assist in contacting individual schools.
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
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
- 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
Have a job opportunity you'd like to share with SBHS students?
We will share your need with our students on our Job Posting site.
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.
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.