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    Counseling Bulletin Jan 22, 2021
    Posted on 01/22/2021

    Semester 2 Schedule Adjustments. For students who need to request changes to their 2020-2021 Semester 2 schedule, please complete the Microsoft Form found in your Counselor’s Schoology page. Look for a folder and/or an announcement. Once your counselor has reviewed your request, she will respond to you through your school district email address. Please remember that schedule change requests can only be made if you have an incomplete schedule, you are in the wrong level or track, missing a graduation requirement or there is an issue due to a running start class conflict.


    Get high school credit for work! You can earn .5 credit for 180 hours or 1 credit for 360 hours. Ms. Smith, the Career Connected Learning Coordinator, will be offering a “Worksite Learning Information Meeting” on Teams on Tues, Jan 26 at 1:00PM. If you are unable to attend, please contact Ms. Smith, casmith1@seattleschools.org 


    Seattle Hospitality Worker Emergency Relief Fund. This fund is for folks who live in Seattle, employed or lost employment due to COVID in Seattle, presently work or worked in hospitality and household income is at or below 60% AMI (area median income). More information and online application form found here.


    STUDENTS. Teen Link, a branch of Crisis Connections, provides mental health resources for teens in Washington State and are perhaps best known for their anonymous and confidential peer help line, which is for teens by teens. Their call, chat, and text lines are available for peer-to-peer support 4 days a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 6pm-10pm. 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546). Adults will be available other times. 


    Middle College High School's Virtual Open House will be on Jan 26th 4:30-5:30pm and Feb 2nd from 6-7pm. You only need to attend one of the nights--both sessions contain the same information. Meeting links are as follows: Jan 26th meeting and Feb 2nd meeting. Email Kattie Jones at kcjones@seattleschools.org with any questions.

    MCHS is a small cohort-based community of learners. The program starts with 9th and 10th graders attending one of the small sites located on either the UW or SU campuses. Students receive honors level education while preparing to attend full-time, enhanced Running Start in 11th & 12th grade.

    They offer:

    • Small class sizes approximately 1 teacher: 20 students
    • Deep exploration into content areas
    • Social justice/ethnic studies embedded into the program
    • On Campus Support in college classes
    • Running Start in 11/12th grade
    • Access to university amenities while on campus
    • All students should graduate with college credits and potentially an AA degree!

    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    Do you want to apply to University of Redlands? There is still time to apply for Fall 2021. They have communicated with us the following: “We wanted to send you an email to let you know that although our Regular Decision deadline was on Friday, January 15, we are still working with students interested in submitting an application. Should you have a student interested in applying over the upcoming weeks, feel free to contact us … via email at admissions@redlands.edu. We know this academic year has been different for all of us.”


    College Counseling Webinar over Zoom, “Choosing High School Classes to Strengthen Your College Applications,” on Sunday January 24th at 3pm PST. This webinar is free and open to parents and students of any age who want to learn more. You can register for the webinar here. This webinar is provided by Susanna de Chenonceau, M. Ed.

    CEO CollegeMapper, Seattle, WA,  susanna@collegemapper.com, 206.999.1943.

    Starting in January, CollegeMapper will be releasing new videos weekly with the most up-to-date information about action items for high school students, including advice for staying on track for college during online learning. Our January Senior video is out now! Sign up for their email list to receive notifications when your grade’s videos are released, or subscribe to our YouTube Channel. They also have launched the CollegeMapper phone app, which provides a personalized timeline of every step you should be taking in high school for the college admissions process, complete with videos, handouts, and other resources for each task. You can download the app here.


    STEM-Focused College Webinar Thursday, February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Do you plan to pursue STEM in college?  Many students pursue STEM majors in college for the wrong reasons and are often unaware of the specific skills and experiences to cultivate in order to be competitive for college admission, internships, and jobs in these areas. Join Dr. Mark Hofer for an introductory talk on the STEM college application and admissions process. This seminar is most helpful for parents of freshmen and sophomores, but families of juniors will find it useful, too.

    RSVP: This is a free online class sponsored by the Phinney Neighborhood Association PNA.  Contact Mark at mark@yourcollegematters.com for webinar link and password.

    Dr. Hofer received a doctorate in education and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University.  He is a graduate of UC Irvine’s College Counseling program and is one of only four Certified Educational Planners (CEP) in Washington state.  For the past ten years, he has been the college admissions advisor and taught leadership for the Bezos Family Foundation in Seattle.  With other degrees in the sciences, Mark has also worked in psychology, physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and aerospace research labs and has taught high school science and psychology.


    REMINDER. The deadline for students to complete both their Seattle Promise and Seattle Colleges application is February 1st. Please make sure you apply for the scholarship. Remember this scholarship will pay for 2 years or up to 90 credits at North, Central or South Seattle College. Online instructions and application forms can be found here. Seattle Colleges also have application workshops where one is able to receive assistance in completing their application. You may also contact Kelsey Peronto if you need assistance or have any questions:  206-934-4714 or Kelsey.Peronto@Seattlecolleges.edu

    Students who submit a Seattle Colleges application may see a delay in receiving confirmation that their application was received. This is due to delayed processing in the admissions offices at the Seattle Colleges. If you believe that you have completed your application but haven’t received a confirmation, you can double check that your application was submitted with the following steps: Students can double check if their Seattle Colleges application was submitted by logging into the web admissions center and clicking “Review Application History” on the top right. If it says “Application Form Submitted” to either North, Central or South Seattle College, they are all set! 


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    AMERICAN INDIAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. Deadline: March 1, 2021. Award: Range from $500 - $2000. This scholarship helps financially needy students with close social and cultural ties to a Washington State American Indian community pursue a college education and who plan to use their education to benefit the American Indian community in this state. Apply through The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) at the link above.


    Atsuhiko Tateuchi Memorial Scholarship. Deadline to apply: March 1, 2021. Award: $5,000 scholarship, renewable annually. This scholarship is offered to the following types of students:

    Graduating High School Seniors planning to attend an accredited vocational school, college or university (2-year or 4-year degrees).

    Students returning to school or currently enrolled in an accredited vocational school, college or university seeking support to continue your certificate or degree.

    Students entering or enrolled in graduate or professional degree programs (MA, PhD, MD, JD, etc.).

    Preference will be given to students of Japanese ancestry or other Asian ancestry. Students must be a resident of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, or Washington State. Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at current school or the most recently completed academic experience. Must demonstrate financial need. Application available on Survey Monkey. Apply here


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) “is a full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need at different locations across the country. For 10 months, you’ll work on 3-5 projects such as: cleaning up parks, engaging with youth, building homes, fighting and preventing wildfires, and helping communities recover from disasters.” Application instructions are found here. Questions? Contact Stephanie Torres at nccctorresstephanie@gmail.com