SHS College and Career Center -
Room 1202

Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Career Specialists: 

Creslyn King 425-837-7869

Laura Sherman  425-837-7898

 
 

 

College & Career Center Newsletter


 Tech Prep Payment Reminder for College Credit:  

Please disregard if you've already made your payment!! 

Tech Prep registration and payment deadline is coming up on Friday, June 12th! 

The payment link is: http://pay.techprepcc.org  ($46.00 annual fee covers all eligible CTE classes this school year)

Most students have already registered with their CTE classes at school.

Do you still need to register? If so, go http://sers.techprepwa.org/.  Select “Students Click Here and follow the instructions below:

1. Select the option relevant to you:

- If you have NEVER REGISTERED for Tech Prep before, click on "Create an Account" in the top left corner. 

- If you are a RETURNING STUDENT you may login with your User Name and Password OR your Tech Prep ID number and birth date. 

2. To find available classes, click "Register for Classes." Your high school will auto-populate. Do not fill out any other fields. Click “Go Search”. 

3. Place a check in the box to the left of the classes you are currently in and click the "Register" button in the top-left navigation menu. 

4. On the next screen, click the checkbox for the teacher who is teaching your class. 

5. When you’ve made your selections, click "Save & Register." 

6. If you have provided an email address, a confirmation will be emailed to you. If not, you may want to print a copy for your records. 

7. Pay your $46 consortium fee at http://pay.techprepcc.org. 

Please note -- annual fee covers all classes you register for during the 2014-15 school year. The fee is nonrefundable, regardless of if you earn the grade of B or above.

                                                                         

Brown Bag Lunch Career Exploration Series: 

Brown Bag Lunches are open to all grade levels during both lunches!  We invite guests to the Skyline High School College & Career Center to share with students about their careers, internships and/or educational pathways.  Sign-up sheets are available in the College & Career CenterCome prepared with questions to ask!

**Please note: Sophomores can fulfill their Career Exploration Activity (CEA) for their High School & Beyond Plan (previously called Culminating Project) by participating in any of the Brown Bag Lunch Career Exploration Series!** 

Bellevue College – STEM to Stern Program – Tuesday, May 26, 2015  (Our final Brown Bag Lunch of the year!)

Learn from a current Bellevue College student about the STEM to Stern Program designed specifically for incoming freshmen with a strong interest in STEM fields, networking with STEM professionals, planning to transfer to a university, and mapping out a career path to accomplish their goals. If accepted into the program, you will; get priority class registration, possible eligibility for a STEM Network scholarship (up to $6,000/year, for two years!), internship and research opportunities, help in applying to transfer universities and more!  

 New Course Added at WaNIC for Fall

Register online at www.wanic.org)

Full Year Program:  Medical Science

This is the Dynamic DNA class, taken to the next level!  Learn about DNA and genes, and how genes influence who we are, as well as, biological systems – how genes and the environment interact – and the types of tools scientists use to study genes and their interactions with the environment.

Field trips include performing laboratory experiments at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s “Hutch Training Lab” and at the Institute for Systems Biology.

What is DNA?
DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is the hereditary material in humans and almost all other organisms. It is the “instructions” that help make us who we are, helping our bodies grow and respond to changes in the environment. We get half of our DNA from our mother, and half from our father. The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases. DNA sequencing is used to determine the order of the bases and scientists use computer tools and programs to understand what that order means.

What is systems biology?
Systems biology is an inter-disciplinary field of study that focuses on interactions within biological systems and looks at the entire system as a whole, instead of trying to understand only the individual parts.

Location: WANIC Skill Center (@ Lake Washington Institute of Technology)
Enrolling 7:15-9:45 am and 12:00-2:30 pm

Register online at www.wanic.org

 Attention SENIORS:

·         Please pick up your High School & Beyond file in the Career Center!  Files not picked up by 4:00 PM on  Friday, May 29th will be shredded.

 

·         Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities (Please see the College & Career Center website for more details):

 

Monday, June 1

                      Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

 

Friday, June 19

                        Careers That Work! Scholarships

 Attention FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES:

·         Please make sure to finish your High School & Beyond Plan (previously called Culminating Project) requirements by the June 1st deadline!  This is a graduation requirement.  It is to be done independently, and is not done during class time at school.

 

Summary of freshman requirements:

o   Create a Portfolio on Bridges.com.

o   Take the Interest and Skills Survey in Bridges.com, and explore your career options.

o   Write a Journal Entry in Bridges.com.

o   Remember to save your work!

 Summary of sophomore requirements:

o   Build a Resume in Bridges.com.

o   Create a Cover Letter in Bridges.com.

o   Do the Job Interview Practice in Bridges.com.

o   Write a Thank You Letter in Bridges.com.

o   Participate in a Career Exploration Activity, and write a Journal Reflection in Bridges.com.

o   Remember to save your work!

 Instructions for logging into www.BRIDGES.com:

Site ID:  1001450

Site Password:  skyline3 (all lowercase and connected)

SHS Student Portfolio Name:  skyline + 7 digit student ID#  (example: “skyline1234567”)

SHS Student Portfolio Password:  7 digit student ID #            (example:  “1234567”)

 Upcoming Military Information Day:

·   Wednesday, May 20 during both lunches in the College & Career Center

All branches of the military have been invited to come and share information with interested students. 

 Upcoming College Informational Opportunities:

·         Exploring College Options - Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford Wednesday, May 13 & Thursday, May 14, 7:00 PM

Admissions staff from the above five institutions are hosting an information session for interested students and their families.

Wednesday, May 13 will be held at the Seattle Airport Marriott and

Thursday, May 14 will be held at Hyatt Regency Bellevue.  Please RSVP.

 

·         Brown/MIT/Yale Spring Road Trip – Monday, May 18, 7:00 PM
You and your parents, are invited to come meet with admissions officers from Brown, MIT, and Yale. This is a local meeting hosted by Brown, MIT, and Yale. This event will be a terrific opportunity to learn about each of these institutions and to discuss current issues in selective college admissions - including financial aid, residential and student life, research opportunities, athletics recruitment and other areas of interest. This event will be held at the Seattle Central Library   1000 Fourth Avenue   Seattle, WA  98104.  Learn more at http://brownmityale.org/ and please RSVP.

 

·         Colleges that Change Lives – Thursday, July 30, 7:00 PM

CTCL offers a national series of 30-minute information session and 1.5 hour college fair for students, parents where students are able collect information and speak directly with admissions staff from the colleges and universities that inspired the book CTCL.  Pre-registration is not required. 

Located at:  Seattle Hilton Bellevue Bellevue Grand Ballroom,  300 112th Avenue SE   Bellevue, WA  98004

 

Community Opportunity:

Microsoft Technology Associate TestFest – Saturday, May 9 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

·         Get Microsoft Certified! Bellevue College is pleased to partner with Microsoft and Certiport to offer high school juniors and seniors and college students the opportunity to get certified on Microsoft technology at no cost to you, two exams are about $235 value! The Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Test Fest is ideal for students looking to validate technology skills and to differentiate themselves as part of the college or job application process. The Test Fest will ensure you have the skills needed to utilize the technologies in your classes or in a future job. The Test Fest is intended for students who plan to take the certification exam the day of the event. Six optional breakout sessions will be available to prepare for the exam and review skills in the areas listed in the MTA Program page. In addition to the training you will receive on the day of testing, study guides are also available online to review prior to the day of the Test Fest.

·         Students must pre-register through the Certiport portal prior to attending Test Fest in order to be able to take the MTA exams. You will see the link to the pre-registration site when you RSVP for the event. Early registration for Test Fest is strongly recommended. You will receive a confirmation email one week prior to the event. You must respond to the email to confirm your attendance at the event. If you do not confirm your attendance you will lose your spot and it will be given to a student on the wait list.

·         To make a reservation: Event Brite link registration opened on April 10, 2015.

Summer Opportunities:

 ·         RadioActive: Youth ages 16-18 amplify their voices by telling true stories about the topics that are important to them.  Students learn about journalism, audio recording, audio editing, interviewing, writing for broadcast and speaking on the air.  For completing the program students will receive a $1,200 stipend! July 6-August 14 at KUOW’s studios in Seattle’s University District.  Applications will be accepted until May 19.

 ·         2015 Summer Day Camp Volunteer Opportunities:  Outdoors for All is the largest non-profit agency in the Northwest providing year-round outdoor recreation to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities.  New volunteers are required to receive training before you can actively volunteer.  Some activities include: cycle, hike, kayak, raft, rock climb and camp.  Join the fun!  www.outdoorsforall.org or call Rebecca Langham 206-838-6030 ext.208.

 

·         Pacific Science Center camps: PacSci offers several computing-focused camps including some just for girls!

 

·         Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: Seven weeks of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with mentorship from female engineers in industry.

 

·         Bots on the Sound: students gather on the campus of Mount Si High School to design, build, and program underwater robots made from LEGO and other components. 

 

·         UW Summer Courses: advanced K-12 students can take UW's introduction to computer science (CSE 142 and CSE 143).

 

·         Seattle Central Community College: CSC 142 is a transfer course for UW's CSE 142. CSC 110 is an introduction to programming in Visual Basic.

 

·         Lakeside summer programs: Computer Science I and Advanced Computer Science.

 

·         UW Short Courses: programming in Java I and programming in Java II.

 

·         iD Tech Camps

 

·         DigiGirlz High Tech Camp: A Microsoft camp for middle and high school girls.

 

·         DigiPen summer workshops.

 Other sources for summer programs:

 

·         Summer Program FInder search tool

 

·         "Finding The Right Summer Opportunity for Teens

 

·         Collegewise’s Summer Planning Guide







 

 

 

 

 

   

 


Transcript Requests:

The Issaquah School District has contracted with the Parchment Exchange to manage the ordering, processing, and secure delivery of both official and unofficial transcripts.

 

Parchment Exchange offers:

  • Secure, on-line access to request your transcript 24/7.
  • Email notification when transcripts are processed and received.
  • On-line tracking ability.
  • The option to request electronic delivery of your transcript to participating colleges, universities or other organizations such as the NCAA.

 

For further details click here.


Services

Our mission is to ensure that all students are planning well for their futures. We are here to help them to navigate a successful passage through high school in the following areas:

 
  • Career/College Planning Advice
  • College representative visits
  • Military representative visits
  • Career Activities infused in the classroom
  • Brown Bag Lunch presentations with professionals in different career fields
  • College & Career library of books and catalogs & about colleges and careers
  • Special events -Field trips to colleges & special guest speaker programs
  • Detailed Website with links to many college, financial aid & career sites
  • Scholarship information & applications
  • Career aptitude assessment and interpretations ( CHOICES, ASVAB and other inventory tests)
  • Computerized career guidance software ( career interest inventory, college and scholarship search etc)
  • Calendar of career/college events at Skyline & in the community
  • Job and Volunteer opportunities for students
  • Technical 2-year and 4-year college catalogs and information
  • Development of marketing strategies and employment skills (Resume  application & interviewing resources and assistance)
  • WaNIC (Washington Network For Innovative Careers) program information/ classes
  • Tech Prep class information
  • Internship & Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Summer enrichment program information
  • High School and Beyond Project support

 





 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Buzz Box

THE BUZZ BOX
News about what's going on at school and around town!

Bellevue College – STEM to Stern Program – Tuesday, May 26, 2015 

(Our final Brown Bag Lunch of the year!)

Come learn from a current Bellevue College student about the STEM to Stern Program designed specifically for incoming freshmen with a strong interest in STEM fields, networking with STEM professionals, planning to transfer to a university, and mapping out a career path to accomplish their goals. If accepted into the program, you will; get priority class registration, possible eligibility for a STEM Network scholarship (up to $6,000/year, for two years!), internship and research opportunities, help in applying to transfer universities and more!  

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Brown Bag Lunches are open to all grade levels during both lunches!  We invite guests to the Skyline High School College & Career Center to share with students about their careers, internships and/or educational pathways.  Sign-up sheets are available in the College & Career Center.  Come prepared with questions to ask!

**Please note: Sophomores can fulfill their Career Exploration Activity (CEA) for their High School & Beyond Plan (previously called Culminating Project) by participating in any of the Brown Bag Lunch Career Exploration Series!** 

 

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Attention Freshmen & Sophomores:

The Deadline for 9th & 10th grade

High School & Beyond Plan

(previously called Culminating Project)

is June 1, 2015. 

Please click on the High School & Beyond Tab

for more information.

 

Please Note:  This is an independent activity,

and is not done during class time at school.

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 ·         Jesuit Excellence Tour (JET) College Fair - Seattle on May 21, 6:00 -8:00 PM

Jesuit institutions are renowned for their long history of holistic education, a commitment to social justice, and teaching students to think critically. The Pacific Northwest JET College Fair will provide an opportunity to learn more about the many benefits of Jesuit education and to hear directly from representatives of eleven Jesuit colleges and universities from around the country. Representatives from the Jesuit Colleges and Universities listed below will be attending:

- Creighton University
- Fairfield University
- Gonzaga University
- Loyola Marymount University
- Loyola Chicago University
- Regis University
- Saint Louis University
- Santa Clara University
- Seattle University
- University of San Francisco
- Xavier University

 
 
 
 

 

 







Skyline College Visit Schedule

Please Note:
  1. Only juniors and seniors may attend visits that occur throughout the day.
  2. Freshmen and sophomores may attend only those visits which occur at their own lunch time.
  3. All students who are planning to attend a College Visit must sign up in the College & Career Center.
  4. All students must complete and return a (blue) TEACHER PERMISSION FORM to the Attendance Office at least 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE of any visit during class periods.  These permission forms are available in the College & Career Center.

Career Center Calendar at School & Area Events