GRADUATING SENIORS REMINDER: Applying for Graduation!
If you are graduating with an associate degree from ACC, don't forget to apply for graduation by MARCH 15 by clicking here.
UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, March 15 to Friday, March 19 is Spring Break. There will be no school.
  • Tuesday, April 13 is SAT (11th grade) and PSAT (10th grade). There will be no classes.
  • Thursday, April 15 is PSAT (9th grade). There will be no classes.
  • Wednesday, April 21 is CMAS (11th grade). This will be an asynchronous remote learning day.
CONGRATULATIONS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH-
Tessa Hancock & Elijah Peters
We want to give a big congratulations to Tessa Hancock and Elijah Peters for earning Student of the Month for February! Both Tessa and Elijah were nominated for starting the new year strong and for their grit and growth mindset. Way to go, Tessa and Elijah!
SPRING BREAK HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
As we are hopefully all very well aware, spring break is NEXT WEEK and many may choose to travel. We request that whatever you choose to do, you please keep the safety of our community in mind so we can finish the last 8 weeks of our semester strong!

According to the CDC, below are recommendations regarding travel: 
  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public settings (even if the state you are traveling to does not have a mask mandate).
  • Avoid crowds and stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who did not travel with you. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors and outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after your trip and stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if your test is negative. If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Here is a link for free testing sites in the Tri-County area: https://www.tchd.org/827/Free-Testing-Sites
  • Documentation and testing criteria for traveling internationally versus in-country vary country by country and state by state. You will need to fulfill those criteria to be admitted back into the country and/or state.

By taking extra precautions we will be able to help ensure the continued safety and health of our students and staff and keep our school open for in-person learning. Thank you for your dedication to keeping our environment safe & healthy!
SPRING BREAK RESOURCES
If you are concerned that your student may be experiencing changes in their mood or
experiencing suicidal behaviors or thoughts, please remember to:
  • Stay with the student until you are sure they are safe.
  • If there is an immediate threat to your student or other students, call 911.

Local Immediate Crisis Resources:
  • Colorado Crisis Services Line, 1-844-493-TALK (8255): This 24/7 toll-free hotline is available 365 days a year for anyone affected by a mental health, substance use or emotional crisis. All calls are connected to a mental health professional that will provide immediate support and connections to further resources.
  • Crisis Text Service: Anyone can text the word TALK to 38255 anytime, from anywhere in Colorado about any type of crisis. This feature is available 24/7. Visit Home - Colorado Crisis Services for more information.
  • Colorado Crisis Walk-In Locations: Walk-in crisis service locations are open 24/7 and offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone who needs it. Walk-in locations can be found on the Colorado Crisis Services website at ColoradoCrisisServices.org.
  • Crisis Chat Service: On ColoradoCrisisServices.org, individuals can chat with specialists for online emotional support, crisis intervention and suicide assessments. This feature is available from 4 p.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
  • Safe2Tell: Call 877-542-7233, text S2T to 274637, download Safe2Tell app, or visit S2T CO | Make a Call. Make a Difference (safe2tell.org)
  • (National) Suicide/Crisis Lifeline: 800-273-8255

VISITOR POLICY
Please remember all visitors must sign in at the front desk and complete a health screening. Click here to review the visitor policy.
BINAXNOW COVID TESTS
We are excited to announce that the State of Colorado has allocated BinaxNOW Rapid Point-of-Care Antigen COVID-19 tests to Colorado Early Colleges. These tests can be used to detect COVID-19 and will be available to students and staff at CEC. Written parental consent will be required prior to a student being tested.  If a student or staff member is exhibiting symptoms or it has been at least 5 days since they have been exposed to COVID-19, they are eligible to take the BinaxNOW test to help identify a positive case.  BinaxNOW tests are not as sensitive as PCR tests and may miss an active COVID-19 infection. A follow-up PCR test is recommended to confirm a negative test result if an individual is reporting symptoms, has a known exposure to COVID-19, or lives/has traveled to an area with high rates of COVID-19.  The BinaxNOW tests are a great tool in our tool belt to help keep our staff and students safe and remain in-person for learning. Please reach out to Ashley Bose, our CEC Douglas County school nurse, with any questions or concerns (ashley.bose@coloradoearlycolleges.org).  
SENIOR SEMINAR
Did you miss the Senior Transition Seminar? Click here to watch the recorded meeting. You will need to log in to your CEC Student Email to access the video.


We will use the survey results to guide us for our next seminar. The next Senior Seminar will be on Monday, March 22. We will include information about the graduation process and any requests from the survey.

COLLEGE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Questbridge: College Prep Scholars Program
Amazing scholarships and awards for outstanding high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. This can include full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, and Emery, up to $1000 for a new laptop, access to the Questbridge Conference, and guidance on college applications, essays, and the Questbridge Match full-ride scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 24. To find out if you are eligible and apply for free, visit questbridge.org.

Financial Aid Literacy Mini-Series
CU Denver K-12 Outreach will be hosting various virtual events for those interested in financial literacy. They are here to help students, parents, high school partners, and the community with navigating the daunting task of preparing for college and securing funding to help pay for their education. Financial Literacy also includes learning to be financially capable as a student and throughout life. Click here for more information or to sign up.
  • Special Circumstance: Appeal, Appeal, Appeal - Thursday, March 18 at 5:30 PM
  • Cost of Attendance and Awards Notices - Thursday, March 25 at 5:30 PM
  • Understanding Federal student and parent loans - Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Budget and saving for college and beyond - Thursday, April 8 at 5:30 PM
  • Financial Fitness: Building and Maintaining your Credit and credit score - Thursday, April 15 at 5:30 PM
  • Ballin’ on a budget - Thursday, April 22 at 5:30 PM

CU Denver Admitted Student Days
For seniors who have been accepted to CU Denver for summer or fall, come connect with students and faculty and learn about the wide variety of opportunities at CU Denver!
  • March 13, 2021
  • The event will occur over Zoom from 12pm – 2:45pm
  • Sign up today!
Big Future Virtual College Fairs
Whether you’ve already started your college search or have no idea where to begin, we want to connect you with colleges that might be a good fit for you. BigFuture™ Days gives you a chance to get information about multiple colleges from college admissions officers and current college students.
Here are five reasons to attend BigFuture Days:
  1. Explore colleges in a way that’s informative but not overwhelming.
  2. Connect directly with colleges to get answers to your questions and show your interest in attending.
  3. Get answers to your college questions from college advisors via live Q&A sessions.
  4. Take key college planning steps like searching for colleges and exploring scholarships.
  5. Join these free events from a computer or mobile device. 
Explore your college options in each region—attend any or all of these events. Go to cb.org/bigfuturedays to register and learn more!

CU Boulder, CSU, DU, and School of Mines Admissions Webinar
Thursday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. OR Monday, May 3, at 4:30 p.m. Register Here
During these sessions, you will receive quick updates from each school (Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado Boulder, and the University of Denver). You'll then have the opportunity to ask a panel of admissions professionals any and every question that may be on your mind about the admissions process and the state of Colorado.

Women in Construction Management Virtual Summer Institute
  • For 15 to 18 year-olds
  • Half-day VIRTUAL sessions
  • Build your confidence!
  • Meet successful women from industry
  • Explore career opportunities in the construction industry
  • Engage with student mentors while learning new and exciting things
  • Must have access to computer or laptop & reliable internet
The application deadline is March 15. Access testimonials, past photos, and the application here: cm.colostate.edu/wcm

Colorado Virtual Career Fair
Colorado students can connect live with professionals representing all 17 career clusters, and multiple ethnicities, backgrounds, and parts of Colorado. The fair will be from April 19-22. To view the schedule, register for the fair, and get more information visit youthcareerfair.org.

ACC Career Workshops

ACC Pathway Events
  • Women of Influence Panel of Alumni and Instructors Tuesday, March 23, 12pm RSVP here
  • Public Services Pathway Career Week, March 23 & 24 RSVP here
  • Pre-Health Panels
  • March 31: Careers in Nursing! RSVP Here
  • April 7: Careers in Medicine: MD, DO, PA, NP RSVP Here
  • April 14: Careers in Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assisting RSVP Here
  • April 21: Careers in Laboratory Technology and Medical Assisting RSVP Here
Senior Scholarship List
We will now be posting scholarships that we find on our advising college guide! Click here to access the full list of scholarships.
  • Dawson Memorial Scholarship
  • Rotary University Hills Scholarship
  • Women’s Energy Network of Colorado Scholarship
  • Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
  • Grossman Scholarship
  • Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship
  • MSU Denver Mentorship Scholarship - contact Julia Volzke

Scholarship Resources for All Grades
Did you know that it is never too early to start applying for scholarships? High School Freshmen to College Seniors should always be on the lookout for different scholarship opportunities.

Here are some resources to help get you started:
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