Career Night 2019

Career Night Flyer

Last night, the College and Career Readiness department held a Career Night for interested students and parents at the Professional Development Center on L Street.

Cindy Gompper Graves, President and CEO of South County Economic Development Council, moderated a group of panelists representing the following emerging/priority job sectors – Advanced Manufacturing, Health Science, and Information and Communication Technologies. The panelists came from San Ysidro Health Center, NASSCO, and Action Drone.

The San Diego and Imperial Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research put on a power point presentation, which can be found here.


Princess Project 2019

Every year during prom season, the Chula Vista Library participates and collaborates with Princess Project San Diego to provide free prom dresses to high school teens. We want our young ladies to enjoy their experience and offer them interactive workshops for hair, make-up and skincare from our partners Paul Mitchell the School and Mary Kay. In the selection of their perfect dress we celebrate bodies of all sizes, ethnic background or socio/economic situation.

The Chula Vista Library has been a Princess Project dress giveaway location for the last six years, for which the last three years Ms. Trujillo-Lopez has been the coordinator. In an effort to make the year a little better, the Chula Vista Library partnered with Olympian High School to create a short marketing video. Mr. Exum and his students were fabulous and created an amazing product.

The event is coming up shortly, on April 6, 2019.

The link to the video be found here http://kohsnews.weebly.com/other-videos.html.


Mr. Avasan’s “Math Magic”

From Tutor to Teacher

NMSI’s Teacher of the Month is Unwaveringly Committed to Student Success. When we heard about Olympian High School Calculus & Engineering teacher Julio Avasan’s “math magic” and faithfulness to helping his students conceptualize and understand calculus, we knew he fit the bill for NMSI’s Teacher of the Month. We’re proud to recognize Julio and his dedication to meeting students where they are, sparking interest in math and setting them up for success in their STEM education.

Congratulations Mr. Avasan, Mathematics Teacher at Olympian High School for being recognized as NMSI’s Teacher of the Month!

Read entire Article from the National Math + Science Initiative (NMSI) HERE


College Fair and Career Expo 2018

College Fair and Career Expo 2018 Flyer

In one gym at Montgomery High School, there will be over 50 college and university representatives available to answer your questions about admissions and financial aid information about their particular institution and over 30 industry partners available to talk about career trends and the education necessary for their particular career.

Career Expo Presenters
College Expo Presenters

Registration Link:

QR Code linking to Registration link

Shuttle service between
Montgomery Middle School and Montgomery High School
will be available

Montgomery Middle School is located at
1051 Picador Blvd, San Diego CA 92154

Depart From Leave Time
Montgomery Middle 5:30pm
Montgomery High 5:45pm
Montgomery Middle 6:00pm
Montgomery High 6:15pm
Montgomery Middle 6:30pm
Montgomery High 6:45pm
Montgomery Middle 7:00pm
Montgomery High 7:15pm
Montgomery Middle 7:30pm
Montgomery High 7:45pm

CollegeBoard Counselor Connection

Counselor Connection

December 2017


Learn how PSAT/NMSQT® and PSAT™ 8/9 scores create opportunity for your students by participating in Score Week for Counselors, December 4–8.


Help students plan for 2018 by reviewing SAT® and SAT Subject Tests™ dates and deadlines and score release information.


You’ll be able to access your students’ PSAT/NMSQT scores starting December 4. Find out when students can view their scores.

Review the changes to the PSAT/NMSQT remittance process.

Learn how student scores can help build your AP® program through AP Potential™.

Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy

Check out this video about how Official SAT Practice helped students in Chicago to prepare for college.

Learn how you can support your students with our new coaching tools.


High school CLEP® testing is growing in popularity as a way to evaluate college readiness and accelerate progress toward a college degree. Help students get started with CLEP resources and study materials.

Want to learn more? Please register for one of our free CLEP webinars for educators. To sign up, use the password iCLEP17.

Financial Planning

The Department of Education has recently posted 5 Things to Do After Filing Your FAFSA Form. Share it with students and their families so they understand what steps to follow in the financial aid process.

Professional Learning

Official SAT Practice
December 12, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

Preparing Student Athletes for Academic and Career Success
December 14, 2017, 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT

College Planning Tips

Big Future

Roadmap to Careers

All students who take one of the tests in the SAT Suite of Assessments have access to Roadmap to Careers, a unique career exploration tool from Roadtrip Nation and the College Board that can help them find careers they’re passionate about.

Middle School

Grades 9-10

Grades 11-12

Parent Webinar Series

Parents can sign up for webinars on BigFuture to help them stay involved in the college planning process.

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Sweetwater High School students bring Coding to National School District

Sweetwater High School Students bringing Coding to National School District schools

The Coding Club/Community Service partnership/program for the Sweetwater High School Computer Science and National School District students is entering its third year! The Coding Club/Community Service partnership/program was envisioned and started with Sweetwater Alum Jose Guaro, a computer science student that envisioned that his peers within the Computer Science program at Sweetwater High School fulfilling community service requirements by serving as mentors/gurus and providing elementary school students “coding clubs” instruction that was engaging and academically driven.

Supported by principal Maribel Gavin of Sweetwater High School, Dr. Cindy Vasquez of National School District, and the principals of the National School District, Sweetwater High School Computer Science students will serve as mentors/guides for NSD students grades 4 – 6 and help guide them to learn about computer science and programming.

All 10 National School District schools will have two to three Sweetwater Computer Science students hold coding clubs once a week for about 1 ½ hours. Both Computer Science teachers Sara Kazemi and Art Lopez of Sweetwater High School are providing the training and guidance for the Sweetwater High School Computer Science students.

This program is designed to engage both high and elementary school students; the high school CS students will gain a deeper understanding of Computer Science concepts, provide community service and help engage elementary school girls and boys exposure of the importance of Computer Science. This will give these children the opportunity to continue to gain an interest and continue to take computer science courses in both the middle and high schools. Everyone involved has stated what a great and positive impact has had on students, parents, teachers, administrators and communities! Computer Science is an integral part of a child’s public education, as they will have to learn to use computers and computing tools the rest of their lives.

Good Job Sweetwater High School Devils!