UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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.
  • Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 are finals.
STATE TESTING
Attention all students and parents/guardians: Starting Monday, 3/29 - PSAT9, PSAT10, and SAT Students Guides will be available to pick up in the office. Each guide explains the test to be taken and gives sample exams to familiarize yourself with. Note: All full-time students are automatically registered for these exams. If any parent or guardian has concerns about their student taking the state assessments, please contact Keshia Medellin - keshia.medellin@coloradoearlycolleges.org ASAP.  If you would like to opt your student out, please see the attached form. It must be printed out and the parent or guardian must turn it into the office by April 6. 
ACADEMIC ADVISING NOW OPEN

IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDER: Students Must Be Picked Up By 4PM
Student safety is our top priority. Please make sure that your student has a ride home before 4pm unless they are staying for a supervised after-school activity. If an after-school activity ends after 4pm, they are expected to leave campus promptly after the end of the activity.
ACC WITHDRAWAL DATE
The ACC withdrawal date is April 30th. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, please contact your advisor as soon as possible.
FREE ONLINE TUTORING PLATFORM FOR COLORADO STUDENTS THROUGH CEI PARTNERSHIP WITH KHAN ACADEMY FOUNDER
Colorado Education Initiative (CEI) announced that they have launched a new partnership with Schoolhouse.world, an online platform that pairs students with tutors around the globe. Schoolhouse.world was launched in early 2020 by Sal Khan, the founder of the popular Khan Academy online learning website, to accelerate learning in these challenging times. There is no deadline to register, and there are no limits to the number of Colorado students who can take advantage of this opportunity.

Schoolhouse.world is a breakthrough platform that connects people around the world to free, small-group tutoring sessions. It currently offers tutoring in high school mathematics, exam prep and SAT prep for students over the age of 13, and aims to expand to additional grade levels and topics soon. Schoolhouse.world first opened its virtual doors to tutors and students from the public in early 2020. People from all over the world volunteered to tutor sessions; high school students, teachers, professionals, and PhDs alike. Since then, Schoolhouse.world has run over a thousand tutoring sessions with students from more than 40 countries. Schoolhouse.world launched its new website in January 2021 and already 500 Colorado students have visited the platform, with many participating in the tutoring experience Sign up here to learn more.

CEI will be hosting information sessions for students, families and educators to learn more about this exciting service and initiative. Each session will include an overview, details, and information about how to leverage the platform for your community. Sign up below:
PSAT/SAT PREP
The Academic Success Center is offering PSAT and SAT prep! Math will be on Mondays during both lunches. English and Test Skills will be on Wednesdays during both lunches. Stop by to get ready for the April test!
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).  
8 Ways to Bolster Executive Function in Teens and Tweens
What strategies can we use to help teenagers better manage complicated schedules, escalating academic demands, and new after-school obligations? Click here to read EduTopia's 8 strategies.
SENIOR SEMINAR APRIL 7
Seniors should have received a calendar invitation for the next virtual Senior Seminar. Attendance is required. We will be discussing the career development process and what you can be doing to improve your employment opportunities in the future! We will also talk about the graduation process. See you there!
COLLEGE & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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.
  • 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
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
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.

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 Open House
Learn more about our:
  • ACC resources, admissions, enrollment & more!
  • Associate & bachelor’s degrees
  • Workforce programs & apprenticeships
  • High school Concurrent Enrollment program
  • Online classes and campuses in Littleton, Parker, and Castle Rock
Open to All! NO RSVP required.
* Scholarship giveaways! *

ACC Career Workshops

ACC Pathway Events
  • 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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