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CEC Early College Newsletter
September 13, 2021 | Issue XXXVIV
Learn to be involved
Please join us for our first VoCEC Parent Engagement eeting, in-person on;

Tuesday, 9/14/2021
from 6-7:00 pm
CEC Courtyard

We will have two guest speakers providing valuable information for our families. Mile High 360 is one of our community partners providing after school programs for CEC scholars. College and career readiness, financial aid application, scholarships and homework assitance. Our second presenter, Mr. Scott Gallegos has all the information needed about concurrent enrollment, high school students taking college courses for high school credit and college-level credit.

A light dinner and translation will be provided.
Let's start the year off with some fun
We are excited to host a Back to School Night in-person this year and can't wait to meet you on;

Friday, September 17
from 5:00-7:30 PM
on the CEC Courtyard

Come at anytime between the specified hours and meet your student's teachers and other staff. Learn about things your students are doing in the classroom, connect with other families and find out about other valuable resources at school and in the community.

We will provide a free dinner, a chance to win prizes, and other fun surprises. After, we invite you to stay and enjoy a free outdoor movie, Coco starting at 7:30 PM.

Hope to see you all there!
Free Outdoor Movie, 09/17 at 7:30 PM
Coco, rated PG
Join us for a fun, outdoor family movie on;
Friday, Sept 17 from 7:30-9:30 PM

Bring your picnic blankets and sit out on the field with friends and family.
Admission is free and open to all CEC community and friends. Concessions will be available for purchase and proceeds will benefit our school clubs/activities.
Earn skills and get paid through Internships
CareerConnect gives DPS students early exposure to thousands of career options as they learn more about their own passions and interests.
Mariah Jordan, Career Navigator at CEC
Fall Launch Internship Program 
10th - 12th Grade
Interested in doing an internship this semester? Have you taken a career class in the pathway that you’re interested in pursuing? 

The internship program will run from September 27th - December 10th. You will need to complete 100 hours over the course of those weeks which is 8-10 hours/week. 

If this is something you’re curious about, fill out the interest form or contact Mariah Jordan at: mariah_jordan@dpsk12.org or go talk to Mariah Jordan in Room 119A.  

The Youth Apprenticeship Program
10th - 12th Grade
Apprentices earn: 
Meaningful work experience (unlike a short internship, apprentices are being prepared to step into full-time roles)
A professional certification (signaling to employers they’re ready to work)
Approximately a semester’s worth of debt-free college credit (employers commit to up to $4,000 in career-related coursework in the final year)
A professional network (apprentices work with a direct supervisor and their teams, are assigned a coach/mentor at the company and many have regular direct interaction with CEOs and other executives)
A good paycheck (apprentices can earn about $40,000 over the course of the program)

Here’s an introductory video to CareerWise’s program and the benefits it affords students.

Want more information? Fill out an interest form or contact Mariah Jordan at: mariah_jordan@dpsk12.org or go talk to her in Room 119A. 
We need you at CEC
Do you have any recent graduates looking to gain experience in the education or social work field? Or anyone looking to give back to their community?
We are currently recruiting full-time positions to support student engagement at CEC Early College during the 2021-2022 school year.

AmeriCorps members will receive many great benefits, including:
*Living stipend of $2000+, pre-tax, per month
*Education award of $4,441.50 upon successful completion of time
*Health insurance through the “Corps Network” – Cigna
*Extensive training and professional development opportunities

For more information, see; Job Description
Counselors' Corner
Check out resources about careers, colleges, etc
Bitmoji Virtual Counseling Office
Click on various things in the room to access resources such as tips on mindfulness, organization,etc. 
Job Opportunities are available for you or others in your family. Check out:
Discovery Link, before and/or after school work
Concurrent Enrollment
Students taking CCD classed need to contact Ms. Redshirt to confirm that we received your parent consent form. The online parent consent forms are due September 7th and are required for your college classes. Questions? See Ms. Redshirt at CEC in the library or email at: Erin_Redshirt@dpsk12.org 
Resource: Covid-19 & Kids
COVID-19 and kids: answering the most important questions

As the pandemic persists for yet another school year - and the number of people infected with the highly contagious delta variant rises - parents have many questions about COVID-19 and kids and heading back to school.

Read more
www.uchealth.org
Get FREE Pfizer Vaccine for 12yrs+ on 09/17
Free Covid-19 Testing Near You
The State of Colorado is covering all costs associated for COVID-19 testing, the test is available for FREE for you or anyone you know. Use the link below to register for testing at a site near you.
Additional Resources
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CEC Early College
2650 Eliot St.
Denver, CO 80211

Main line: 720-423-6600
Attendance line: 720-423-6649