UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 are finals.
  • Friday, May 21 is graduation.
BUS TRANSPORTATION ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022
All students that plan to ride the bus next year must submit the enrollment form below. This is the official enrollment form, which is different from the previous interest form. Please fill this out as soon as possible to reserve your spot on the bus.

CLASS OF 2021 ANNOUCEMENTS
Yard Signs
Graduation yard signs are ready for our graduates! Come to the front office to pick yours up.

Graduation Updates
Please check your email on Monday for the final graduation updates.
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021
  • Total Number of Graduates: 46
  • Total Number of Associate Degrees Earned: 22
  • Associate of Arts: 13
  • Associate of Science: 6
  • Associate of General Studies: 3
  • Total Number of Graduates Earning at least 1 Postsecondary/Industry Certification: 2
  • Total Number of Postsecondary/Industry Certifications Earned: 2
  • Total Number of Graduates Earning 60+ College Credits: 22
ANTI-CHARTER BILL INTRODUCED
We want to make you aware of a piece of legislation that was introduced this week and its impact on our school and other charter schools across Colorado. In order to stop this proposal (HB21-1295 - www.leg.colorado.gov/bills/hb21-1295) from moving forward, it is important that State Representatives hear from you, our families and our staff. We don’t ask you to do this often, so when we do, it’s because it’s important.

Reaching out will take less than two minutes, and our partner the Colorado League of Charter Schools has made it easy for you to speak up by putting together a sample letter and contact information that you can easily send from your phone or computer. Click here to join us in taking action now.
EXERCISE & HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISORY MEMBERS NEEDED
Dear Douglas County Community,  
 
It is with great excitement I take a moment to introduce you to a new Career and Technical Education (CTE) program that is being offered at our new CEC Inverness Campus. We are offering an Industry certification and Career Pathway for Exercise and Health Science. CTE gives purpose to learning by emphasizing real-world skills and practical knowledge. It combines regular academic courses with career-focused courses, skill-building, mentoring, and work opportunities to prepare students for college degrees and careers.
 
CECI's Exercise and Health Science pathway provides students the ability to explore Exercise and Health Science basics. The pathway will provide college credits from ACC towards an Associates's Degree and a pathway to an Exercise and Health degree program at MSU. Health and Exercise Science provides the student with learning and understanding the advanced concepts for personal training and will help prepare the student to become a National Certified Personal Trainer under the National Council on Strength and Fitness.
 
We are currently recruiting members to join our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Committee for this program at CECI. We are looking for Volunteers in the Industry areas of Health and Exercise Science. The committee is composed of business, industry, and civic representatives from the community. The committee's goal is to improve career and technical preparation, consultation for instructors regarding course content, and develop closer cooperation between business and education for Work-Based Learning opportunities. If you have a background in any of these areas, knowledge of training needs, and worker competencies, you would be valuable to the program advisory committee. The time commitment to the Health and Exercise Science advisory committee would be two meetings each school year (one each semester). These meetings may be attended remotely and in person. We invite you to become a member of an advisory committee and CECI. 
 
In addition, we are looking for Health and Exercise industries that may offer or support work-based learning (WBL) opportunities to enhance and support real hands-on experience in this program and industry. There are no limitations or expectations for WBL opportunities that a business may be able to offer. If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming an industry partner to support this program by providing possible WBL opportunities such as internships, industry-sponsored projects, job shadows, etc. I would be happy to discuss this in further detail—no business is too large or small.
 
Thank you for considering a partnership with CECI. Feel free to pass this request onto anyone you may know. We look forward to working with you to advance our Exercise and Health Science programs goals and broaden opportunities for our students in the community. If you need additional information or have clarifying questions, please contact me on the email below. 
 
Sincerely,  
CTE Director
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
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
ACC Apprenticeship Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
ACC has a series of information sessions coming up regarding the following apprenticeships for graduating seniors:
  • Centura’s info. sessions for Medical Assistant apprenticeships are on May 4 and 5
  • The info. sessions for Water Operator apprenticeships are on May 12 and 13.
  • The info. sessions for Community Association Manager apprenticeships are on May 1, 5, and 12.
Visit our Apprenticeships Website at https://www.arapahoe.edu/academics-programs/resources/academic-experiences/apprenticeships. Flip through using the arrows to learn more about the apprenticeship opportunity and the upcoming information session and registration button!

Collaborative Youth Summit
The Collaborative Youth Summit will bring together Colorado young people for a three-and-a-half-day virtual conference. The goal is to connect and inspire ALL youth to embrace your unique leadership by providing an open and inclusive space to further expand your knowledge and skills to create and lead the changes you want to see.

Attend sessions presented BY youth FOR youth. Session topics will cover mental health, civic engagement, youth leadership, social issues, equity, and making change in your community.

At this conference, you will have opportunities to:
  • Connect with young people from across Colorado
  • Learn new skills
  • Attend conference sessions and hear a youth keynote speaker
  • Discuss future opportunities to make change in your community

Register here by May 18th to receive swag items!

Registration open through June 4th. This conference is open to any young person (age 12-24) free of charge. Registration for this conference will also automatically enroll you in the Shared Risk and Protective Factor Conference, which is happening simultaneously.

Lockheed Martin Thermal Vaccum Chamber Virtual Tour
Lockheed Martin is inviting middle and high school students behind the scenes for a live, virtual tour inside our thermal vacuum chamber to see how the spacecraft is being put to the test here on Earth before it travels to deep space. The broadcast will take place Thursday, May 13 from 6-6:45 p.m. Mountain Time.
 
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from scientists and engineers behind the mission and get an up-close look at the testing chamber and the Lucy spacecraft before it leaves on its epic journey. Live Q&A at the end of the session will also offer students the opportunity to ask their own questions to the Lucy Mission experts.
 
If you or someone you know has kids or students who would be interested in joining, register here. Please note that children under the age of 16 must have their parent or guardian register them for this event. If you are registering as a Lockheed Martin employee, please use your personal email to register. Please contact Space.CommunityRelations@lmco.com with any questions. You can also learn more on insideLM.

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
  • 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
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:
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