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~This Months NEWS~

Check out the OHS scholarship list. There are MANY local scholarships for both 4 year college/universities as well as vocational schools. ome are AVAILABLE TO OHS STUDENTS ONLY. Some of these are GUARANTEED to go to OHS graduating seniors ONLY. You need to visit the website and get busy! 

We wanted to let you know about an opportunity for your students to attend "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers" (TSTT) course that will be offered at the University of Northern Colorado’s Summer Enrichment Program. 

The Colorado Center for Rural Education (CCRE), housed at UNC, has obtained grant funding to help fuel the future teacher pipeline to rural schools. As part of the grant, they have developed a "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers" (TSTT) course that will be offered at UNC's Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) this July.

The CCRE is also providing 40 full SEP scholarships for rural high school students who are curious, like to learn, and are interested in discovering more about becoming teachers in rural districts. Students who are selected to be part of the TSTT cohort will take three SEP classes (for examples, got to determined by student interest, and the fourth class will be TSTT's The Fabric of Rural Education course. 

This year, CU Denver is hosting an Admitted Student Day for seniors who have been accepted to CU Denver for the fall. We would love to connect your students with the faculty and students they will spend the next four years with!

Your students will learn more about the wide variety of opportunities at CU Denver by connecting with current CU Denver students, exploring our student life offerings, and touring campus.

CU Denver Admitted Student Day
Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
CU Denver Student Commons Building

Student can register here today!



Jeffery Turner is our new Career & College Advisor from Colorado Mesa University. He is sharing an office in the HS Counseling office on Mondays & Tuesdays, come in and meet with him to discuss career & scholarship options.   CLICK HERE to see how Mr. Turner can help you! 

His contact information is:
Jeffery Turner
Career and College Advisors

Apply to take the SAT:

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SAT and ACT PREP Guide

If any junior would like to take the Essay portion of the SAT during the state SAT testing date on April 10th, you will need to go into your college board account and request this prior to Wednesday, February 14th. This would be an advantage if you plan on applying to any colleges or universities that require the SAT Essay for admission. Consult the college websites in which you are interested to see if this is an admission requirement for that school or not. If you need help with this, see Mrs. Clark.


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This year's Student Essay Contest is here!

The 2018 Facing History Together Student Essay Contest will award over $25,000 in scholarships and prizes to students and teachers. Presented by Facing History in partnership with WGBH, sponsored by Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation's Holocaust Remembrance Project and The Allstate Foundation, and with support from Citizen Film and WTTW, the contest will highlight themes in the PBS documentary film, American CreedClick Here

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Program

We offer programs across a wide variety of disciplines including arts, humanities, science, and math, giving highly motivated students the opportunity to investigate advanced topics not typically taught in secondary schools. Participants engage in small classes with brilliant instructors and peers who share their passions.

Deadlines for our summer programs are in February, with some early round deadlines in January. Admission is selective. Limited financial aid is available.

  • Stanford Summer Arts Institute students in grades 9–11 come together for a three-week intensive interdisciplinary arts program offering academically rigorous, hands-on courses in art, visual design, and music.
  • Stanford Summer Humanities Institute students in grades 10 and 11 explore the big questions at the heart of the humanities in seminars led by distinguished Stanford professors during this three-week residential program.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes allows students in grades 8–11 to engage in single-subject intensive study selected from a wide range of disciplines, and benefit from small class size and academically themed residences.
  • Stanford AI4ALL, formerly SAILORS, invites young women in grade 9 to apply to this three-week residential summer program. Participants learn about topics in AI, partake in ongoing research at Stanford, and receive mentorship from professors, graduate students, and industry professionals.
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) students participate in a highly-selective program centered around lectures, guided research, and group problem solving in advanced math topics. This four-week program is intended for an elite group of talented students in grades 10 and 11.
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics offers 13 courses throughout the year, including a summer term for high school students, grades 9–12. Students earn Stanford University Continuing Studies credit.

Learn more about Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs here:

The Colorado School of Mines' Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) Program Application is now open!What's SUMMET?
The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training (SUMMET) is a science and engineering program designed for rising juniors and seniors who are from underrepresented populations, including ethnic minority, rural areas and women throughout the states of Colorado and Oklahoma.

SUMMET combines course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events, providing an excellent glimpse into the lifestyle and opportunities of college. SUMMET students stay in Mines' residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receivein STEM related curriculum instruction.

We provide room & board, including all meals, course materials and access to all off-campus events. Transportation to and from Mines is not provided.

Please let your rising juniors and seniors, who excel and show interest in math and science, know about this amazing opportunity. 

SUMMET Session Dates
June 3 - June 15, 2018
June 17 - June 29, 2018
July 8 - July 20, 2018

A link to the application, and directions to apply are below.
Four Step Application Process
1. Click the application button below and submit an application by March 2, 2018.

2. Student must mail one letter of recommendation from a math teacher, science teacher, counselor, coach or community member.Please note: We do NOT accept recommendations from family members.
  • Recommendations must be printed on official letterhead, signed and delivered to you in a sealed envelope and mailed with all the other materials below.
  • Recommendations must assess you in each of the following areas:
    • Outstanding qualities in leadership and scholarship
    • Academic achievements 
    • Community outreach
    • Potential to pursue a science, engineering or math degree
    • Motivation toward education
3. Student must meet a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.3, and mail our office a high school transcript.

4. Student must mail a two-page essay that answers each of the following:
  • Why do you think you should be chosen to attend SUMMET?
  • What school activities are you involved with and why do you chose to participate in them?
  • What community service have/are you involved with and why?
  • How do you expect to benefit from SUMMET?
  • Please describe a stressful situation that you have encountered and how you handled it.
Student must mail one complete packet, with the above items #2 - #4, postmarked by Friday, March 2, 2018 to:

Colorado School of Mines
Admissions Office - SUMMET
1812 Illinois St. 
Golden, CO 80401
Louisa Duley
Assistant Director of Admissions

Packets are not acceptable by email or fax.  
Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Each year the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York invites 1,000 outstanding rising high school seniors from around the country for a six-day immersion into the West Point experience. I have attached a brochure. You can also go to the following link to