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    Counseling Bulletin Mar 5, 2021
    Posted on 03/05/2021

    Course enrollment for the 20-21 school year has CLOSED.  If a student still needs to complete registration, please have them contact their counselor or Cindy Spencer in the Registrar’s office, cgspencer@seattleschools.org with their course selections as soon as possible.  We will re-open it again in the end of May for students that want to make changes.


    VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS

    Please remember to sign up to attend the visit through Naviance.

    U.S. Air Force, Monday March 8, 2021 – 9:30 AM

    University of Strathclyde, Monday March 8, 2021 – 11:00 AM


    COLLEGE RELATED OPPORTUNITIES

    Demystifying the College Process Workshop Webinar - April 1st from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

    Featuring owner of Kussick College Coaching, LB Kussick, Founder/Executive Director of Liddane Tutoring & Learning Services, Andrea Liddane and the LTLS Director of Test Prep and College Admissions, Marie Harang - In this online workshop, high school sophomores, juniors, and family members will learn about:
    - The current college admissions landscape
     - What to look for when building a college list
     - What does it mean to be "Test Optional" and the impact of COVID
     - Testing: SAT vs. ACT: which ones to take, when to take them and how to prep
     - What a student can do to make their application shine without a test score
     - Timelines for 10th, 11th and 12th grade
     - Money: Financial aid vs. merit aid
    Please join us for this free online webinar, where we discuss how to plan for your student's educational future.  Registration link
    Click here (3.5.21)


    We have a North Seattle College Running Start information session schedule for April 21, 2021 from 1:45 to 2:45. The link and further information can be found on the school counselor Schoology Page.  Students interested in doing Running Start next year should register for a full schedule at Ingraham for now and we will adjust things later in the spring once they get registered for classes at the perspective college.


    SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  -  View the full list in Naviance

    The Ron & Vanessa Banner Scholars Program is currently accepting applications through March 15. Winners of the scholarship will receive $10,000 annually for four years that will go towards college tuition and expenses and will be paired with a mentor in the field of their choosing who will guide and coach them throughout their college experience.  Applicants must be high school seniors, have a current 3.0 or above grade point average and must be involved in community service.


    PB&J Scholarship is available to students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (high GPA is not needed to qualify).  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2021.


    MISCELLANEOUS OPPORTUNITIES

    Cultural and Creative Workforce Development Program at Northwest Folklife is a program in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and the Office of Arts and Culture. This program provides paid remote internships for Seattle’s young creatives, ages 16-26. The internships range between 12-24 weeks long and give youth and young adults hands-on training in various creative fields. Interns work 15 hours weekly in these internships and are paid Seattle’s minimum wage.  (3.5.21)


    Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is offering two internship groups this summer: Opportunity Promise Internship for Seattle Promise students, working with Seattle’s top employers like Amazon and Kaiser Permanente, and Summer Internship working the City of Seattle and non-profit organizations. The program will include virtual, in-person and Hybrid activities. Apply through April 2nd. (3.5.21)


    MÁS is super excited to start a youth program this year called, "Conectándonos MAS" for Afro-Latinx/Afro Indigenous youths from ages 15-21 living in King County. In the program, youth will interview locally-based Afro-Latinx/Afro-Indigenous artists, publish these interviews to MAS's website, and create an art piece that explores their own cultural heritage. Learn more and complete an application.  (2.26.21)


    The University of Washington is excited to announce its spring evening enrichment courses for high school students.   Online classes starting in late March include:

    > Build an App: Android Development Fundamentals

    > Digital Photography

    > Screenwriting Workshop

    > Natural Science Illustration Studio

    > Sharpen Your Writing Skills

    The registration deadline is March 15 and courses begin the week of March 22, 2021.


    The Fred Hutch Summer High School Internship Program (SHIP) is a competitive, eight-week, full-time paid internship for rising 12th graders. The program is specifically designed for students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical science. Interns also participate in research education seminars, attend professional development workshops focused on college and careers and enjoy social activities with their teams and peers. Apply online through May 31.  


    Many more scholarship opportunities are available in the SPS March Scholarship Bulletin.