EXPLORE, DEVELOP, GAIN, EARN - January 2023
Course Request-- Due Soon!
With course request season upon us, don't forget to indicate your interest in a CTE pathway! We currently have 4 different pathways to choose from.
Students can begin taking courses related to these pathways as early as sophomore year (except for Biotechnology, which freshman can partake in).
To start a pathway you must:
1) Select the classes associated with the pathway on your course request form
2) Indicate on the course request form that you are interested in being a CTE Pathway completer.
A diagram of all the courses that are required in order to complete a pathway are indicated below.
More Exciting Stuff Happening at the Boz Institute!
Congratulations to Cherish Carter and Stellamaris Scott (Class of 2025) on obtaining an Internship at the Boz Institute as Project Managers of the Metagenomics Program! Special thanks to Ms Harrington for exposing Biotech students to these wonderful opportunities to work alongside industry professionals!
Additionally, the following students were chosen to receive internship credits as they participate in this unique opportunity.
Mia Feldman 9
Maggie Funk 9
Malak Hasaballa 9
Jake Mortier 9
Viola Ross (Vi) 9
Dylan McNabb- Faumuina 10
Chloe Moultrie 10
Julian Saquic Vasquez 10
Pictured are Freshman Maggie Funk and Malak Hasaballa with Program Director, Ken Hirata, learning how to use the centrifuge.
Upcoming Field trips
Feb 2023: Beach Leadership Develop Day
Feb 2023: Beginning of 10 Week Internship
April 2023: Museum of Tolerance
ESS, short for Extended School Services, is a before and after school program available for students. Beyond providing a safe, supervised setting for students, ESS enriches students with a wide range of creative, recreational, and educational activities.
La Mesa-Spring Valley School District ESS staff stopped by our Education Pathway classrooms to host mock interviews for their program.
Although mock in nature, some of these interviews have led to actual job offers!
NEW Opportunities Coming Soon!
Congratulations to Kathryn Welch and the Sports Medicine/Patient Care Pathway for receiving at $14K grant from the Girard Foundation to assist students in obtaining Medical Assistant certifications for pathway completers!
1st Highlander 5K
Congratulations to Ms Shaw's Fitness Class and Mrs. Welch's Sports Medicine class for hosting the first Highlander 5K at Lake Murray.
The Advanced Sports Medicine students supported the fitness students who trained and ran the 5K before, during and after the event.
All students received awards created in the EDGE lab and the top winners in each category received a special reward.
Save the Date: Careers in Public Service
Join SDCOE and its partners for the 7th Annual Careers in Public Service Student Event March 1-17, 2023! This cross-sector student event highlights the in-demand careers in public service, from law enforcement and emergency response to public health and human services. Over the two and a half weeks, the agenda will feature an in-person half-day conference and in-person and virtual tours, classroom speakers, job shadows, open houses and more. Registration will open in December.
If you have questions, contact Sonia Lira.
Dream Job Webinar Schedule with Rubin Education
Girls in STEM!
Register for Envision 2023!
Envision is an annual, free all-day program that educates high school girls about career possibilities in engineering and computer science. The day’s program will include guest speakers from industry and academia, hands-on computer science and engineering activities, and a project team fair at the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. There will also be a short program for parents to help prepare their children for college, free and separate from the student program. We encourage all families to attend, and sign-ups for the parent program are included in the student sign-ups.
Envision 2023 will be held on Sunday, February 12th, from 10am to 3pm PST. Sign-ups are open now and available at this link (https://forms.gle/12E2GjHmbtUf6N2C7) or our website (http://ucsdenvision.wix.com/envision). There is no admission fee for Envision, and there are explicit directions on the website to help guide the registration process. Free continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Other Exciting Things
2nd Annual ACE Mentor San Diego Trades Day
Earlier in December, ACE Club went to Sea World for the second annual ACE Mentor San Diego Trades Day.
Students had the opportunity to explore construction trades through hands-on activities, including welding, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing. They talked to industry professionals about how they can get started in these high-paying jobs right out of high school – no college required! And we got a behind-the-scenes tour of the construction site where they are building Sea World’s newest roller coaster, Wild Arctic Rescue.
Any student interested in learning more about construction trades or architecture, construction or engineering should contact Mrs. Burrough, Helix ACE Club advisor.
ACE Club meets Wednesdays 3:35-5:15 PM in room 1170. All are welcome!
Digital Art Students Showcased
Our digital art students completed some amazing landscapes and were featured this past month at the La Mesa City Library. Check out some of the work that is featured below.
Join MITES- MIT's national online pre-college program
Join MITES Semester (formerly MOSTEC) for a six-month, hybrid learning STEM and college preparation experience. Become part of an inspiring community of intelligent, motivated, like-minded peers—while building the skills and confidence you need for success. Running June through December, this national program will take you through engaging, rigorous online courses and weekly virtual webinars, social events, workshops, and meetings with peers in the fall. You’ll also benefit from college admissions counseling and learn and network with STEM professionals.
Cost: Free of charge
All program-related costs are covered by generous individuals, foundations, corporations, and MIT. Students only pay for transportation to and from MIT for the conference.
- Student application due Feb. 1
- Teacher recommendations due Feb. 15
- Eligible students are:
- Currently in 11th grade
- US citizens or permanent residents
- Learn more details on how to apply on their website.
Stanford Academic Enrichment Programs
Stanford programs provide pre-collegiate students from the U.S. and around the world the chance to explore their passions and dive deep into a single topic beyond what is typically taught in a school curriculum.
These institutes range in subject and time of year so we encourage you to explore them further on their website.
Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) Scholarship - Application Deadline, Friday, 1/20/23
Applications are now open for the AFE Scholarship program.
This program offers a $40,000 college scholarship to students who intend to study computer science in college, plus guaranteed paid internship opportunities at Amazon that could provide students with multiple opportunities to launch their careers even before the last bell rings!
This year, 100 high school seniors across the nation will be chosen to receive $40K for college and a guaranteed internship at Amazon following their freshman year in college.
Regardless of the outcome, preparing for this application could also help students prepare submissions for other valuable scholarships and opportunities in computer science and STEM.
KEY INFO AT A GLANCE:
- Applications are now open and will close January 20, 2023.
- Students must be high school seniors enrolled or previously enrolled in computer science-related coursework. (Students who have not taken CS coursework may take an assessment offered by Amazon.)
- $40K scholarship is awarded at $10K / year towards a 4-year degree.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
- Students must demonstrate financial need.
- Must be employment authorized to work in the US. Example: Employment Authorization Document holder, Permanent Resident, or US Citizen. Note: Employees or immediate family members of Amazon employees are eligible to apply.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:
- Short Essay questions (1000 character limit including spaces)
- Solid teacher recommendation
- High school transcript
To view full application requirements, CLICK HERE.
Bank of America's 2022 Student Leaders Paid Community Service Internship Program - Deadline to apply: January 13th, 2023
Bank of America is recruiting high school juniors and seniors for their Student Leaders paid community service summer internship program to prepare the next generation of community leaders who will tackle our society’s most pressing issues.
Each year, Bank of America recruits over 300 students from around the country to work for 8 weeks during their summer break at a nonprofit, such as the Boys and Girls Club or Habitat for Humanity, and to participate in a national summit in Washington DC to learn how nonprofits, governments, and businesses collaborate to solve problems in our communities.
As a Student Leader, students will:
- Work as a paid intern at a local nonprofit for 8 weeks for 35 hours per week during their summer break
- Attend an all-expenses-paid Student Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C. from July 25th – 30th, 2022 (In-person events will be in line with local and national guidelines for gatherings and travel and may be subject to change)
- Develop leadership and career skills
- Connect with like-minded students from across the country
Applications are due no later than 11:59 pm Eastern on Friday, January 13, 2023. Student Leaders will be chosen and notified in April. The application requires multiple components, including letters of recommendation and a resume, so students should get started early!
- WHERE: Internships take place locally; Apply online here - www.bankofamerica.com/studentleaders
- WHEN: Applications are due at 8:59 pm on Fri, Jan 28th, 2022; Student Leaders work for 8 weeks during summer break in 2022
- WHO: current high school juniors and seniors who are legally authorized to work in the U.S.
You can learn more about the program on their FAQ page: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders-program-faq.
AIA San Diego Women in Architecture Scholarship
The AIA San Diego WIA Scholarship is an architectural scholarship granted to San Diego High School students pursuing a career in architecture.
Their mission is to support, mentor and engage aspiring students and young designers in San Diego to pursue and remain in the architecture profession, with hopes of diversifying the field.
At least one $5,000 Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 School year.
Each award recipient will be asked to speak virtually on an AIA hosted webinar shared with (3) K-12 schools to share their story and inspiration for pursuing architecture in order to educate students and spark interest in the profession.
- Applications Open: December 1st, 2022 - February 24th, 2023
- Review / Selection Period: February 27th - March 10th, 2023
- Shortlisted Candidate Interviews: March 13th-17th, 2023
- Award Announced: March 2022
For more information and the application please go to:
LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship Program- Deadline to apply: January 27, 2023 3:00 pm CT
LPA, Inc. has established a scholarship program to champion the design professions among students from underrepresented demographics. We believe diversity and inclusion are essential to innovation, belonging, and representation. To that end, we aim to foster a culture where students feel that anything is possible regardless of their starting point. We want to grow, support, and mentor the recipients to attain their professional degree and advance the diversity of architecture and engineering disciplines that serve our communities and contribute to the built environment.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the LPA Interdisciplinary Diversity Scholarship Program must:
- Be high school seniors in states California and Texas
- Have been accepted in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited NAAB, LAAB, ABET, CIDA, NASAD, four or five-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year
- Pursuing a degree in one of the following majors associated with the building and design industry: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Architecture/Design, Architectural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related degree
- Be Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander and Women of all races
- Be legally authorized to work in the United States
For more information and to apply visit their website at: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/lpa/
Recorded Industry Panels and Presentations from the Community Colleges
The San Diego & Imperial Counties Community Colleges have coordinated several amazing career webinars for high school educators and students in a variety of industry sectors.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC: CAREERS IN BIOMANUFACTURING PANEL 1
- Recording: https://bit.ly/CCThermoFisherBiotechPanel1
- See panelist bios below
- Description: Features the Senior Art Director from Marketing, the Executive Assistant from their Sequencing Division, a Cell Biologist from Research & Development, and a Software Engineer Manager from their IT team.
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC: CAREERS IN BIOMANUFACTURING PANEL 2
- Recording: https://bit.ly/CCThermoFisherBiotechPanel2
- See panelist bios below
- Description: Features a Manager of Systems Design Engineering, a Data Scientist, an Automation Engineer from their Microbial Manufacturing Services Division, and a Product Manager of Cell Biology.
CYBERSECURITY IN MANUFACTURING PANEL
- Recording: https://bit.ly/CCCybersecurityinAdvMan
- Description: The workshop covers how modern cybersecurity threats have evolved so that everyone in an organization must be aware of the risks and play a role in cybersecurity. It features Dr. Howard Grimes, the CEO of The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII), as the keynote speaker, followed by a panel of cybersecurity experts from Booz Allen Hamilton, CSU Northridge, NASA Johnson Space Center.
CAREERS IN MANUFACTURING AND ENGINEERING: SPACE INDUSTRY
- Recording: https://bit.ly/CCNASA
- Description: features an amazing keynote presentation by Katya Echazarreta, an electrical engineer working on the Europa Clipper Mission to place the spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter to observe the icy moon Europa and determine whether it could harbor conditions suitable for the development (or existence) of life.
CAREERS IN INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES: DATA SCIENCE AND CLOUD COMPUTING
- Recording: https://bit.ly/CCDataSciandCloudComp
- Description: Presenters from Scripps Research Institute and the CA Chancellor's Office discuss how different technology services are delivered through the internet and how corporations use data to guide marketing strategies and product development. Recorded by the SD County Community Colleges.
Lockheed Martin-- STEM Education Outreach Activities
Lockheed Martin provides funding and volunteer support to organizations that support STEM career readiness and access for students from high school through the postsecondary years.
- Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, including programming to strengthen their interest and confidence in pursuing STEM education and careers.
- Project Lead The Way empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges in engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity.
- Million Girls Moonshot seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs.
- FIRST designs accessible and innovative robotics programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM, while building knowledge and life skills.
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Career and Technical Education (CTE)
CTE prepares secondary, postsecondary and adult students with technical, academic and employability skills for success in the workplace and in further education.
On February 23, 1917, the Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act was signed into law, launching the Federal investment in CTE. Since then, federal CTE policy has evolved in response to changing U.S. economic and social conditions.