Connections Weekly Newsletter
November 3, 2023
If you took the October 5th PSAT/NMSQT, results will be available in your College Board account on Monday, November 6, 2023. If you took the October 23, 2023 PSAT/NMSQT, your scores will be available on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Click here for guidance on interpreting your score report.
Class of 2024
Letters of Recommendation: Remember to check your application deadlines for colleges and scholarships. We work while you work. For an application deadline of December 1, request your letters from teachers by November 17, and from Ms. Peters by November 1. As a reminder, here are the steps to request letters. Click here for a complete list of 2023-24 Application Deadlines. Note: The deadline for the November 1st application has passed; those deadlines were October 2 (Connections) and October 16 (teachers).
Class of 2027
Value Sort Activity
Sophomores participated in a value sort activity and recorded their results in a survey in Naviance. Identifying what we value most in our work, relationships, and other commitments helps us better explore potential post-secondary career pathways. Part of self-awareness and self-discovery is knowing what matters most to you. You can complete a similar value sort activity here.
Save the Date
College Visits, College Fairs, and Career Chats are open to 9th-12th grade students. Sign up in Naviance under "What's New" at least one day in advance of the session.
Upcoming College Rep Visits/Career Chats
Monday, November 6, 12:20 – University of Dallas
Tuesday, November 7, 12:20 – Abilene Christian University
Tuesday, November 7, 1:15 – Missouri University of Science and Technology
Wednesday, November 8, 8:40 – Champlain College
Wednesday, November 8, 12:20 – Florida Institute of Technology
In the Community
November 5 – NACAC College Fair, Denver, CO Convention Ctr., 700 14th St.,1:00-4:00
Sunday, November 12 – 11:00am-4:00pm
The Coalition for College offers a wide variety of resources. These upcoming classes help in the college application and financial aid process.
Succeeding in College as a First-Generation Student - November 7, 8:00-9:00pm
Preparing to Complete the FAFSA - November 28, 8:00-9:00pm
Scholarships, Awards and Other Financial Aid Information
Mountain View Electric Association is sponsoring a Youth Leadership Trip Contest. Two winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., for Electric Cooperative Youth Tour and two winners will win a free trip to the Colorado Electric Education Institute’s Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Clark, Colorado. Deadline to apply is November 9.
Interested in being a teacher? Check out these funding resources: https://cdhe.colorado.gov/educators/educator-funding-opportunities
ENRICHMENT AND OTHER RESOURCES
If you are interested in being a teacher, UNC College of Education is hosting a free conference to help you learn more about the field and gather insights from Colorado’s leaders in teacher education. Attend the Future Rural Teachers Summit the night before on February 1 and lodging will be provided for students and chaperones.
Space Explorers: THE INFINITE is coming to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts from February 3 to May 5, 2024. This is an immersive experience inspired by NASA missions aboard the International Space Station.
Inspirit AI has published this list of internships for high school students.
Bank of America is sponsoring a summer internship called BoA Student Leaders. Deadline to apply is January 17, 2024.
The Aerospace States Association and Colorado Space Business Roundtable Aerospace Summer Internship Program is designed primarily to give rural and under-served students in Colorado a pathway into the aerospace industry
Johns Hopkins Internship in Brain Sciences is a 5-week virtual summer research experience to gain exposure to and discover a career in the neurological sciences.
Involve Board is an online database of local, national, and global opportunities for teens to get involved in their community. Activities range from single-day events to ongoing internships.
Colorado School of Mines SUMMET (Summer Minority Engineering Training Program) is a FREE three-week residential program for minority students to explore careers in STEM.
NIST is offering a summer internship program for students interested in science to learn from top scientists and work on an independent research project.
Business at a Glance provides first-generation, diverse, underrepresented, students of color a glimpse into CU Boulder Leeds School of Business and different career opportunities in business. Attendees will also meet and connect with Leeds’ diverse community in person.
The KeyBank Business Leadership Program is a week-long summer program at CU Boulder Leeds School of Business for talented high school juniors and seniors, with specific emphasis on underrepresented backgrounds. This week-long intensive program develops students' teamwork and leadership skills while expanding their business knowledge.
Beta Bowl is a virtual entrepreneurship program that helps students build a business by helping them create a marketing plan, financial model, and investor proposal. Students can choose between one-on-one or group programs, with each program lasting between four to twelve weeks.