UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Monday, March 29 both Cohorts return to learn.
  • Tuesday, April 13 is SAT (11th grade).
  • Thursday, April 15 is PSAT (10th & 9th grade).
  • Friday, April 23 is CMAS (11th grade).
  • Monday, May 17 & Tuesday, May 18 are finals.

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 8/9 and PSAT 10 for all 9th and 10th graders. On Friday, April 23rd, we will be administering the CMAS in science for all 11th 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 Dr. Ruth Rhodes, our assessment coordinator. Thank you for your attention in this matter. You may address any questions to ruth.rhodes@coloradoearlycolleges.org. Thank you!
ADVISING APPOINTMENTS!
We are starting advising on Monday, March 22. Click on your advisor’s name below to schedule an appointment:
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:
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).  
SOURCES OF STRENGTH: Paw-sitive Friends!
This month, Sources of Strength is highlighting the strength of Positive Friends through our Paw-sitive Friends campaign! Having positive and supportive friends is extremely important. According to verywellmind.com, positive friendships can help you beat stress and build your confidence! Especially right now it is important to build and have healthy friendships. Read more reasons how healthy friendships can improve your wellbeing here.

Send Ms. Kaylee a picture of your paw-sitive friend to hang up around the school, or comment a picture in the all school teams post if you are a remote student! Are you looking to make new friend? Reach out to Ms. Kaylee with some of your hobbies and interests to be connected with a human friend!
STUDENT COUNCIL MAKE-A-WISH RESULTS
Thank you to all the students, families, staff, and community members that helped us raise money for Layton. We raised over $1700 and we couldn't have done it without all of your generous donations. We hope that Layton is able to enjoy his wish!
STUDENT COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
Thank you for supporting the CECP's StuCo Fundraiser! We’ll receive all profits from any items you purchase. Order more to help us reach our fundraising goal!


Fundraiser ends on May 2.
We need more photos for the yearbook! We know that this year has been different than we expected but we still want pictures to show how you spent the school year. School from home, extracurriculars, leisure time, how to pass the time in COVID, etc- we want all of it, and we'll sort through what we get!

Uploading Photos:
  • Go to: https://images.schoolannualonline.com/login
  • If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 415474309
  • Photo or image files must be .jpg, .tif, or .png files. Check out free online services to convert your files into one of these types
  • Image Resolution must be at least 300 dpi. This can be found by right clicking an image on your computer and choosing properties. Then viewing the details tab.
  • Pixels to Inches Chart
  • RGB file format (do not convert to CMYK).
  • Maximum file size is 50MB.
  • Maximum file name length is 20 characters. Use only numbers and letters.
  • Maximum resolution is 10000 x 10000 pixels.
  • Scanned photos or artwork must be at least 400-500 dpi.
  • Applications such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint do not produce high enough resolution documents or images.
Deadline for submitting photos is March 31, 2021. All photos will be reviewed by yearbook staff.

Senior Photos: Senior portraits should be uploaded through that same link. Yearbook staff will review the photo and reach out if there are any questions or additional information needed.

Yearbook Orders: Yearbooks are now available for purchase! Click here to order. All yearbook orders must be placed online by 3/31/2021.
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.
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 look out for different scholarship opportunities.

Here are some resources to help get you started:
CLUB MEETINGS
Interact/Young Rotary
Interact/Young Rotary is a service organization sponsored by the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club here in Parker. We organize fundraisers and other service events that benefit the school, the community, and the world. To learn more join us at our weekly meetings on Friday afternoons!

Meeting Times: Fridays at 1pm
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Ms. Hedberg for link)
Club Sponsor: Tara Hedberg

Ethics Bowl Club
Ethic Bowls are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. If you would like to join the team, please e-mail Dr. Rhodes at ruth.rhodes@coloradoearlycolleges.org.

Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8am
Meeting Style: Virtual (email Dr. Rhodes for link)
Club Sponsor: Ruth Rhodes
Medical Club
This club is a great opportunity for anyone interested in healthcare and learning more about the medical field, as well as being involved in the school!
 
Previously, we’ve planned events such as breast cancer awareness month, blood drives, and a winter formal/informal dance. We plan to continue staying an active part of the schools community even through COVID-19. 
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