College and Career News

November 2021

From Mrs. Myrick

Seniors: You've reached your first deadline! With a large majority of schools having early action applications due November 1, I know y'all have been working hard to complete those essays, get transcripts, letters of recommendation, and combing through your applications to make sure everything is perfect! I am so proud of all of you for putting in the work to get your applications ready. With that being said, the next big deadline is swiftly approaching. Several universities have early action deadlines of November 15 and December 1st. Keep up the hard work and push through to the end! Application season is nearing the end - most regular decision deadlines are January 1st. You can do this!! Swing by my office with any essay, application, or scholarship questions.

Juniors: Please make sure you are coming to college visits when they are on STEM's campus. More competitive universities will have wonderful information about what classes you need to take your spring semester and senior year to make your application stand out.

Senior parents: Scholarship newsletter is coming later this month!

Junior parents: College night will be at the beginning of the spring semester. I will send that date out as soon as it is set on the calendar!

Mrs. M


Mrs. Myrick will send all transcripts to universities. Please put her information on all applications.

Transcripts for Common App: you must sign your FERPA (located on the left hand side of the Common App Portal) before you can invite your recommenders. You will add Kelli Myrick, as your Counselor Recommender to add your transcripts.

Transcripts for SendEdu, Coalition, & all other Application Portals: You will add Kelli Myrick, as your Counselor to add your transcripts.

Transcripts that need to be mailed or emailed due to lack of portal system: Please complete the Transcript Request Form

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of Recommendation: To receive a letter of recommendation from Mrs. Myrick you need to have completed a Post-Secondary Planning Packet (PPP). To request a letter of recommendation, you will add Mrs. Myrick as your Counselor Recommender via the website you use to apply to college. For most of you, this will be Common Application. For the colleges not listed on Common Application, the others use either SendEdu or Coalition where you will create an account to request your Letter of Recommendation. The process is the same with your other recommendation letter writers.

College Acceptances - Congratulations!!

I know there are students have already been accepted at several universities. Congratulations!!

As you are accepted into universities, please complete the form below. I will be adding universities to the acceptance whiteboard outside of my office. Let's see all the universities the the Class of 2022 is accepted at!

College Fairs

NACAC Fairs - currently all virtual

  • Sunday, Nov. 14: Signature Fair: 1-6 p.m. ET

Colorado Council Virtual College Fair Week

College Visits at STEM

It is so important to come to these visits and meet with college admissions representatives. At some schools, they are the ones reviewing your applications so it is important to have as much face-time with them as possible.

Juniors: Come visit as many schools as possible! Whether it is your top school, or one you have never heard of, it is important to learn about what each school has to offer you for your college experience!

This year, STEM if offering 3 types of college visits

Lunch visits will be held during the lunch hours in Mrs. Myrick's office. On Naviance it will say the visit begins at 11am - please just come down during the beginning your lunch.

After school visits will be held from 2:55-3:20 in Mrs. Myrick's office.

Virtual visits will be held on Zoom from 3:15 - 3:45pm.

Colorado Mesa University: November 30, 2021 (virtual)

SAT and ACT Testing

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Career Discovery 2021-2022

We are glad to announce mentorships and internships for STEM high school students. By simply filling out the Career Discovery application, high school students' interests will be matched with subject matter experts in mentorships or internships. APPLICATION LINK

To learn more about Career Discovery, please look at this LINK.

To find the Career Discovery webpage on the STEM website, go to Academics / Student Support Services / Career Discovery.

Finding Industry Partners

One way to help Career Discovery support mentorships and internships is to share the Building Ships webpage with subject matter experts in businesses and industries. Please direct any prospective industry or business mentors to the survey. We are inviting industry, community, and businesses to join us in making sure every student has the kind of "ships" that promote kindness, readiness for future careers, and passion for infinite opportunities to help humanity.

Internship Beyond STEM Career Discovery

Students are encouraged to research internship opportunities outside of STEM. Many of these may qualify for STEM Internship Credit. Our Career Discovery team is available to help students navigate opportunities outside of STEM as well as the policies and paperwork required by DCSD and the state.

What Makes STEM Career Discovery Unique?

  • We are able to work with subject matter experts to design mentorships and internships that align with our student's interests.
  • Our Building Ships Executive-Level Advisory Board works with us to make sure our efforts prepare students to thrive in their future careers and lives.
  • We collaborate with other schools, educational organizations, and state organizations like Colorado Workforce Development to make sure our students are connected with an entire network of support.

Student and Parent Voices

We would like to create HS Student and Parent Advisory Committees to inform our efforts.

  1. Building Ships HS Student Advisory Committee
  2. Building Ships HS Parent Advisory Committee

If you are a high school student or parent that would like to be involved in an advisory committee, please complete this interest survey.

For more information about mentorships and internships, please contact Gregg Cannady.

Employment Opportunities

Code Ninjas Highlands Ranch

Wind Crest by Erickson Senior Living

Ohana School of Early Learning

Raising Cane's

  • Crewmembers
  • Apply online at or text RCJOBS to 97211

Highlands Ranch Community Association