UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, March 8 to Friday, March 12 is Midterm Week.
  • 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.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL CEC CASTLE ROCK STUDENTS!!

We'd like to congratulate each and every one of our students! Our Fall 2020 average semester GPA was 3.29. You all worked hard for this and it shows. We are so grateful to have such motivated and talented students.
THE YEARBOOK NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Help make this year's yearbook awesome! It was our first year open and while things were not always as we imagined, we want to remember and celebrate this year. Here are the easy ways you can help:
  • Fill out this fun survey for superlatives, memories, quotes, and more!
  • Send us a picture of a quarantine hobby you picked up. Submit here (user id: 415643972)
  • Send us your favorite selfie from this year. Submit here (user id: 415643972)
  • Send us some cool artwork. Submit here (user id: 415643972)
  • Help us put the yearbook together by contacting John Bintliff
SEEKING DONATIONS FOR MIDTERMS
We are seeking donations of: water, Gatorade/Powerade, juice boxes, electrolyte packets (like Crystal Lite), granola bars, and individually packaged snacks. These will be used as part of a snack/wellness table for students during midterm week. Donations can be dropped off at the front office all week.
MIDTERM TEST-TAKING TIPS
Midterms are coming up, but don’t worry! You can master test-anxiety and improve your performance on exams by following a simple plan: develop good study habits, use effective techniques to memorize content, take steps to reduce test anxiety, and take advantage of smart strategies when taking the test. Click here to read the test-taking tips for ideas that you can use.
STRESS RELIEF TIPS
Headspace: Guided meditation to use before tests to alleviate anxiety and stress. https://www.headspace.com/
 
 
Breathing gif to help stress reduction: https://giphy.com/embed/krP2NRkLqnKEg
 
Positive affirmation sticky notes: to remind yourself that can get through finals!
Movement: Try taking a brain break and going for a walk, hike, or doing an activity that allows you to move!
Easy Yoga Poses to Reduce Stress and Anxiety -
9 Benefits of yoga: 
  1. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility.
  2. Yoga helps with back pain relief.
  3. Yoga can ease arthritis symptoms.
  4. Yoga benefits heart health.
  5. Yoga relaxes you, to help you sleep better.
  6. Yoga can mean more energy and brighter moods.
  7. Yoga helps you manage stress.
  8. Yoga connects you with a supportive community.
PSAT/SAT PREP
Starting on Monday, March 1 the Academic Success Center will be 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!
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.

SUPPORT CECP WISH WEEK!
CECP Student Council will have the following spirit nights:
  • Chick-fil-A in Parker: March 6.
  • MOD Pizza in Parker: March 10. RSVP here.
  • Papa Johns Pizza PromoCode: WISHCO8

Adolescent DBT & CBT skills group 
Dialectical behavior and Cognitive behavior therapy skills group for young people struggling with
regulating emotions and family communication skills. Great for teens struggling with depression,
anxiety, or other mental issues.

Who is it for:
This group is for High School kids 14-18 years old

Where:
Canyon Pines Counseling
19563 E. Mainstreet #200
Parker, Co 80138

What does it cost:
Group is $50 per group (some insurances may reimburse)
One-time intake fee is $150 (unless referred by Canyon Pines)
When:
It will be each Tuesday from 5:30-7:00 pm

Contact:
For additional information:
Vicki Swab LPC, CACIII
vicki@canyonpinescounseling.com
or call 720 276-4476
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.
  • Financial Aid and Verification - Thursday, March 11 at 5:30 PM
  • 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

Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat
Wednesday, March 10, from 6 to 7pm, admissions counselors with four universities from around the state of Colorado will be hosting a Virtual Financial Aid 101 Webchat. This event is open to Colorado incoming first-year students and families that are curious about the college financial aid process. No matter the university you are hoping to attend, we just want to be a resource for you!

Register Here:

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.

Medical Career Collaborative (MC2) Program
For those new to our program, MC2 is an industry based model that propels high school students toward careers in healthcare through hands-on experiences and professional development opportunities. In order to apply to the program students must: currently be a sophomore in high school, and attend high school in the Denver metro area. The program model remains the same with students participating in a two year commitment that includes: medical field trips/workshops/trainings, an internship at either Children’s Hospital Colorado or Denver Health, participation in weekly seminar sessions, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and college and career coaching.

The application is long as it requires a school transcript, essays, a recommendation and general information so we advise that students start working on their application several weeks before the March 12 deadline. To access the link to the application please visit: www.childrenscolorado.org/mc2.

Women in National Security Event
Women are underrepresented in leadership in tech, health, and cybersecurity. Want to learn how successful women got where they are today? Want to explore a career protecting the nation? FREE registration for #WorldDenverIWD2021 International Woman’s Day opens here on February 1.

International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Since 2013, WorldDenver, a Denver-based non-profit, has hosted the city's premier International Women's Day celebration. This year, on March 8 from 11am - 1pm, we will honor women in national security with a live broadcast and virtual event from the Denver Center for Performing Arts that's FREE and open to the public. The event will feature, among others, Lauren Bean Buitta, CEO of Girl Security, Dr. Janine Davidson, MSU Denver President, and U.S. Congresswoman Elisa Slotkin. 

Questions? Please contact Alison Garfield at alisongarfield8@gmail.com

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
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.
  • 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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