UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Friday, April 23 is a regular class day!
  • Tuesday, April 27  is PSAT (9th grade). There will be no classes. 11th grade CMAS was cancelled.
  • Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 are finals.
IMPORTANT PSAT 8/9 TESTING AND SCHOOL CALENDAR UPDATE
The PSAT 8/9 testing date has been moved from Friday, April 23rd to Tuesday, April 27thSince testing has been moved classes WILL be in session on Friday, April 23rd and there will be NO classes in session at CECI on April 27th to accommodate PSAT 8/9 testing. As a reminder, all 9th graders (both College Direct and Inverness students) are required to participate in testing, unless a parent or guardian has submitted an Opt-Out form to Wendy Rhodes, Testing Coordinator. Click here for the updated school calendar. Thank you!
ADVISING APPOINTMENTS!
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.
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!
Yearbooks are NOW on sale from April 16 to May 7. The yearbooks are $35.00. Help us to commemorate the first year of CEC Inverness!

TRICOUNTY HEALTH REMINDERS
  • While at school masks are required inside at all times and outside if 6 feet of socially distancing is not attained. ex: students playing basketball will need to wear masks.
  • Students and teachers that have received a COVID vaccine are still required to wear a mask.
  • Students and teachers that have received a COVID vaccine are still not permitted on campus with any symptoms.
PROM TICKETS
Ticket Sales
Venue capacity is 175 (25 students being in the outside area) so 165 tickets and 10 chaperones

  • Monday, April 19- Graduating Seniors- $28 (Estimated 70) - Available until April 30
  • Monday, April 26- Seniors- $28 (Estimated 70) - Available until April 30
  • Friday, April 30- Juniors- $33 (Estimated 15) 
  • *Tickets for all Seniors act similar to early bird- if they don’t buy tickets before the 27th then they have to pay the $33* 

If students do not follow the rules, they will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund.
CONGRATULATIONS LIONTECH!
We are excited to announce CEC Douglas County’s robotics team, LionTech, made it to the state competition! They were given the second place "Think Award" two qualifiers in a row for their design process throughout the season, and a well-written design portfolio that reflects how each section of the robot was put together. This award placed them high enough in the order of advancement that they advanced to state. The team will be competing in the state competition on Saturday, May 1 at CEC Inverness.
CEC INVERNESS SUMMER CAMPS!
Art Camp - June 7-11 - 8am-12pm
Any students in grades 6-12 can sign up for Art Camp at CEC Inverness with Mr. Vialpando. The cost is $100 per student. Anyone interested can email Nick Vialpando to enroll, you do not have to be a CEC Inverness student. Please share with friends!
Jedi Fencing Camp - June 14-18 - 9am-3pm
Any students in grades 6-12 can sign up for Jedi Fencing Camp at CEC Inverness. Long ago in a galaxy far away the Jedi Knights protected the innocent from evil doers. Now is your child's time to join the Jedi Ranks and become a hero! This camp is designed for participants of all skill levels. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of fencing. After one week of practice campers will learn the history of fencing, footwork, and bladework. For progressive and intermediate fencers, our experienced coaches will provide level-appropriate instruction. The cost is $275 per student. Anyone interested can sign up at fencingacademysport.com/camps/cec-camps, you do not have to be a CEC Inverness student. Please share with friends!

We will also be offering a Robotics Camp, a Cybersecurity Camp, a Science Camp, and more. Stay tuned for details!
WE ARE HIRING!
Do you know someone looking to work in a fun and rewarding career? CEC is searching for the right people to be part of our transportation and food services team!

Transportation - we are looking for skilled drivers that will ensure the safe, comfortable and efficient transportation of students. Drivers will work 30 hours per week with benefits!

Food Services - we are looking for people that are passionate about working in kitchens that make from scratch meals that operate with the National School Lunch Program.
DENVER INDIAN CENTER RESOURCES
The Denver Indian Center services Native and Indigenous People in our state. There are many resources that families can take advantage of including:
OFF CAMPUS STUDENT REMINDERS
Important! Withdraw Deadlines for Off-campus students 
Withdrawing from a class means that you will receive a W on your transcript and the course will not count as part of your GPA. This can be useful if you know you will receive a D or an F for the class, but you want to protect your overall GPA. It still means you are financially responsible for the class and will have to reimburse CEC for tuition and fees. 

If you think you need to withdraw from a class, please contact your CEC Academic Advisor immediately. Below are the withdraw deadlines for regular 15-week semester classes. Always check your class syllabus for the most accurate withdraw deadline. 
RRCC: April 19 
CCA: April 19 
CCD: April 19 

ACC Student Support Services
Concurrent Enrollment students are welcome and encouraged to utilize the many academic supports offered through ACC. We’d like to highlight the tutoring options, as it’s not too late for students to utilize these resources to help them finish out the current semester.

Tutoring
LinkedIn Learning—Through the ACC portal, students can access over 16,000 courses, most about two hours long, on every subject under the sun.

Library and Learning Commons— The Library & Learning Commons is here to support ACC students. You have off-campus access to scholarly articles, streaming videos, and over 300,000 ebooks by using the access code ACC2021CE when prompted for your CE login.
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TEXTBOOK & LAPTOP REIMBURSEMENT
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.
Note:
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Designed exclusively for students in 6th through 12th grades, the free AIAA High School Membership provides activities, competitions, and scholarships that will promote STEM and STEAM educational programs. In the short month this option has been offered, we have welcomed 430 budding aerospace scientists and engineers to AIAA.
 
This membership opportunity is an important part of AIAA outreach to help build a future aerospace workforce that represents the diversity of perspective and thought needed in the industry. Now more than ever, the aerospace industry must embrace diversity of all forms to meet the challenges of the future.

Junior Boettcher Scholarship Webinars
  • Wednesday, April 21 (12-1 p.m.)
  • Saturday, May 1 (1-2 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 5 (12-1 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, May 11 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, May 20 (5-6 p.m.)

Spring Junior Workshop Series by Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies
  • College Search Panel - Factors to consider in your college search
  • College 101 Panel - Application process and funding your college experience
  • Test Options Panel
  • College Roundtable - Listen to multiple university and college representatives
  • Register at - https://www.roarregionals.com/springjuniorworkshopseries.html

ACC Career Workshops

ACC Pathway Events
  • Pre-Health Panels
  • 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
  • Ellevation Education Scholarship for English Language Learners
  • Forward Steps Scholarship for Current/Former Foster Youth
  • 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:
CLUB MEETINGS
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
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