Opt-Out Form Due By April 6!
State and national testing is just around the corner. On Tuesday, April 13th, we will be administering the SAT for all 11th grade students. On Thursday, April 15th, we will be administering the PSAT 10 for all 10th graders. On Friday, April 23rd, we will be administering the CMAS in science for all 11th graders and PSAT 9 for all 9th graders.

If you do not wish for your child to take these tests and choose to opt-out, you must sign and deliver the opt-out form and have it delivered to the school by April 6th. You can have your child deliver this to his/her/their adviser, and the advisers will deliver it to Wendy Rhodes, our assessment coordinator. Please see our newsletter under testing information as to where to find the information on testing and the opt-out form. Thank you for your attention in this matter. You may address any questions to wendy.rhodes@coloradoearlycolleges.org. Thank you!

  • Wednesday, March 31, 5pm is an in-person Town Hall.
  • Tuesday, April 13 is SAT (11th grade). There will be no classes.
  • Thursday, April 15 is PSAT (10th grade). There will be no classes.
  • Friday, April 23 is CMAS (11th grade) and PSAT (9th grade). There will be no classes.
  • Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 are finals.
Returning students must express their intent for bus transportation for the 21-22 school year by completing the Transportation Survey. Students that are returning to CECI for the 21-22 that are needing bus transportation must complete the Transportation Survey by April 14. Then open enrollment for bus transportation will be May 1.

We are starting to advise early for College Direct/off-campus students who attend ACC, Red Rocks, or CCD. Click on your advisor’s name below to schedule an appointment.
College Direct Academic Advisors:

Advising is open for on-campus students. Click on Mrs. Rhodes' name below to schedule an appointment.
CEC Inverness Academic Advisor:

CEC Inverness students: You can look through the courses we are planning to offer for Fall 2021 here.
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.
The ACC withdrawal date is April 30th. If you are considering withdrawing from a class, please contact your advisor as soon as possible.
CEC Inverness will be offering FREE SAT/PSAT prep classes on Wednesdays from 3-4pm in Dr. Morgenson's room, 216. We will be covering English, Math, and test-taking strategies.
  • Wednesday, March 31: SAT Math Prep
  • Wednesday, April 7: Topic TBD
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:
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).  
Join us for an in-person town hall on Wednesday, March 31 at 5:00pm. You can also use the link below to attend the event virtually if you prefer. This is a good time to get school updates, meet with leadership, and ask questions/offer suggestions.
Community Service Club will be putting on a Food Drive starting Monday, March 22, and ending Monday, April 5. All donations will go to the local food bank. There will be donation boxes marked for Underclassmen, Upperclassmen, and Staff. Whichever group donates the most food, will receive a prize!
The Spring 2021 semester textbook and laptop reimbursement forms are still open! Submit for reimbursement before you lose those receipts!

You can get reimbursed for a laptop purchase or textbook purchases for spring of 2021. Here’s what you need to do:
  1. Read the textbook and laptop reimbursement policies.
  2. Complete the form for textbook reimbursement or laptop reimbursement.
  3. Email your receipts and class syllabus (for textbook reimbursement requests) to trisha.deady@coloradoearlycolleges.org.
  • The deadline for all submissions is May 14, 2021.
  • All physical textbooks or other reusable materials like calculators must be dropped off at our CEC Inverness campus by May 14, 2021 to receive reimbursement. (This is essentially a buy-back program)
  • Reimbursement checks will be processed and mailed by June 30, 2021.
  • Reimbursement amounts will be dependent on how much money you have left in your tuition voucher.
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.
We are looking to promote health and wellness in our school community. If your family has any extra fitness equipment (weights, bikes, row machines, treadmills, etc) that you are no longer using, please consider donating it to the school. Any donations are greatly appreciated!
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:
Interested in starting a club? Email Dr. Egger with your club interest!

Science Bowl Team Meetings
A high school science knowledge competition using a quiz bowl format, we are hoping to join the virtual competition on Saturday, February 27. Haley Leach will be our team captain, and practices will start soon.

Meeting Times: Thursdays at 12:00pm
Club Sponsor: Ben Simonds

Community Service Club Meetings
Are you looking for ways to get involved at CECI and help your community? Join the community service. We will have volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 3:00pm
Club Sponsor: Wendi Gorelik

Spoken Word Club Meetings
This is a creative club for students interested in poetry, creative writing, and songwriting. The club is dedicated to the art of writing. The club plans to participate in a poetry slam or competition.

Meeting Times: Wednesdays at 3:00pm
Club Sponsor: Lorna Wheeler

Student Council Meetings
Student Council will represent the student body to CECI leadership and the community. They will put on school events and promote school spirit and build student connections.

Meeting Times: Thursdays at 3:00pm
Club Sponsor: Eric Morgenson