2019-20 SAT/ACT Prep and Financial Aid information

SAT/ACT Prep for Seniors only:

Learn quick tips and tricks on taking the SAT and/or ACT in this 4 hour workshop designed just for 12th graders only!!

Pre-register at http://www.calsoapsandiego.org/workshops for the workshop this Saturday.

Financial Aid Flyer:

Need money for college? Attend one of our Financial Aid workshops at any of our schools so you can learn about what monies are available.


AP Training Information

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, the following linked PowerPoint presentation was shared with AP Coordinators and AP Teachers following our welcome back rally.

The 2019-20 AP Coordinators Manual (Part 1) has also been released for reference, found on the College Board website.

Of particular note are:

  • AP Key Dates (page 4)
  • AP Course Audit Updates (page 9)
  • AP Fall Ordering and Exam Fees (page 19-23)
  • Accessing and Using AP Registration and Ordering (page 47)
  • Resources for AP Teachers and Students (page 107-110)
  • 11.15.18

    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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    Our online counselor community is a great place to receive timely College Board updates and to connect with colleagues from around the world.

    All Access gives you the latest College Board news and articles on topics that affect you and your work.

    Got something to say? Submit a post to share with colleagues across the country.

    Connect with us on social media by using #cbcounselors.


    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!