Friday Blast




Dear Cougar Families,

Here is your College and Career Blast for this week!  If you are not receiving these blasts, please check to see if your student’s email address is listed in NAVIANCE.

Sophomores - Join us at Jeffco's Career Expo Day!

Jeffco Public Schools Career Expo Day.  
October 29, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  
This is a hands-on learning experience for students to explore different career paths.  Students will be able to talk with professionals and hear first-hand about what each career entails.  More than 40 businesses and presenters from around Jefferson County and Colorado, such as Lockheed Martin, NREL, and Xcel Energy, will be there to meet with students.  A short video from last year’s expo can be found here.  If you’re interested in going, please register via email with Janet Anderson in the College & Career Center (  You will need a parent permission form for this trip, which I will provide after you register. 

Juniors - Check out the College Access Program from Bootstraps, Inc., a college counseling opportunity

Bootstraps, Inc. is starting a pilot college counseling program for high school juniors only.  The application is now open at and will be open until October 31, 2019. 

What is the College Access Program? The mission of the College Access Program is to provide postsecondary counseling support to high school students in the mountain area. The program strives to “level the playing field” and remove barriers that commonly impact students and their families by helping them navigate the complicated process of applying for postsecondary education.  Who is Involved in the Program? Along with the support of Bootstraps, two local independent college consultants, Amy Macy and Karen Fong Donoghue, will provide the direct college advisement to the participants.

The pilot program will include:

  • Grade 11 Spring Session: up to three (3) small group sessions covering topics such as (but not limited to): College research, Career & majors research, Resume Building, Summer Planning.
  • Grade 12 Fall Session: up to three (3) small group sessions covering topics such as (but not limited to): College Application Prep Day, College Application Workshop, College Financial Aid Day
  • Grade 12 Spring Session: up to three (3) small group sessions covering topics such as (but not limited to): Decision Day, College Transition, Interview/Etiquette

Seniors - Are you applying to CU Boulder?  Consider also applying to the Presidents Leadership Class.  

The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) is a four-year, leadership development program for outstanding undergraduates at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  It is a comprehensive program focusing on academics, experience, service, and community in order to expose students to leadership lessons on many different levels.  Each student in the program differs in leadership style, academic interests, extracurricular commitments, and personal character.  The selection process is not solely based on high school GPA and tests scores, nor is it dependent on charisma, showmanship, or high school leadership titles.  The PLC program looks for students who are willing to grow, personally and academically, and are dedicated to the shaping of their own leadership style; it searches for students who genuinely want to participate and contribute to the program as part of their experience at the university. 

Seniors and their parents are invited to a TASTE of PLC evening to enjoy a leadership lecture as well as learn more about the program and the application process. 

November 19, Chancellor’s Lecture Hall, CASE Building, CU Boulder

PLC Application Opens 11/1/19
               PLC Application Deadline 1/15/20

For more information about the PLC application process, see Mrs. Anderson in the College and Career Center.

Juniors and Seniors - Mark Your Calendars for College Visits!

EHS College Visits = The People Who Review Your Applications!
  Did you know that admissions representatives make note of students who participate in College Visits at EHS?  These are often the people who screen your application.  New visits are being scheduled daily, so check Naviance regularly. 

To attend a college visit and receive a pass for class, RSVP via Naviance.  To do this, log in to Naviance (user name: student ID, password: 8 digit birthdate such as 02022002).  Go to the bottom under “What’s New.”  You will see 2-3 colleges listed – these are the visiting colleges.  Click on “Show More” to see the complete list.  Click on “more info” next to the college of your choice, then click “Register.”  I will be able to send you a pass for class if your name is registered.  If you have NOT registered for the visit and realize the morning of the visit that you would like to go, please see Mrs. Yeager in the Counseling department before 8 am or Mrs. Anderson in the College & Career Center after 8 am.

College Visits Next Week:

10/21/19 9am University of Idaho, ID
The University of Idaho is a public university in Moscow, Idaho. It is the state's land-grant and primary research university. It is the lead university in the Idaho Space Grant Consortium

9 am University of Colorado Boulder, CO (in the library)
Go Buffs!  The University of Colorado Boulder is the flagship campus for the University of Colorado system, a comprehensive public, research, and teaching university.  CU¬Boulder is the only school in the Rocky Mountain Region to make it into the Association of American Universities, an elite group of 62 research universities. Known for Business/Finance, Biology/Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Aerospace Engineering (#1 in nation), Biomedical Engineering, Social Sciences, Journalism, and Psychology.

10 am Northwestern University, IL
Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

10/23/19 9 am Arizona State University, AZ
ASU is the most innovative university in the country, located in the Phoenix metropolitan area where internships, research, and professional opportunities are easily accessible and readily available. Come learn more about how you can customize your college experience with all ASU has to offer! 

10/23/19 11:30 am Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university that prides itself on the individual success of its students.  Located in San Luis Obispo on California's sunny Central Coast, Cal Poly gives students an unparalleled college experience as well as industry connections in both the Bay Area and Southern California.

10/23/19 12:00 pm Regis University, CO
Regis University is located in the Mile High City with the unmatched backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, but Colorado’s vibrancy is just one of the many reasons students are drawn to Regis.  Regis aims to develop students as a whole person. Students from all faith backgrounds are bonded together by the common purpose of building a better society and are shaped by Jesuit, Catholic traditions, which emphasize the importance of critical thinking, having a global perspective and standing up for those who do not have a voice.  With a small student-to-faculty ratio, our award-winning faculty is dedicated to empowering graduates with the skills and perspective needed to harness their passions and talents and spur change on a local and global scale.

10/23/19 12:30 pm Colorado State University, CO (in the library)
Our State is Colorado, but Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. True to our land-grant beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

10/24/19 11:30 am Northern Arizona University, AZ
Northern Arizona University is a public university centered on students. Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment. NAU is built on a student-first foundation—this was true when we opened our doors more than 100 years ago, and is true now. Our Flagstaff campus is lively year round with four distinct, stunning seasons, which means students have their pick of countless adventures and a ton of options to live, play, and work on campus to ensure this time will be some of the best of our student’s lives.   Our top 5 programs are: Biomedical Sciences, Criminology/ Criminal Justice, Nursing, Mechanical Engineering, and Elementary Education.

10/24/19 1 pm University of Alabama, AL
The University of Alabama...Where Legends are Made.  Founded in 1831 as the state’s first public college, The University of Alabama is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. We provide a creative, nurturing campus environment where our students can become the best individuals possible, learn from the best and brightest faculty, and make a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. You’ll like what you find here. Become part of The University of Alabama family.

Upcoming College Visits:

10/31/19 9 am Colorado Mesa University, CO
10/31/19 1 pm University of Oklahoma, OK
11/1/19 9 am Colorado Christian University, CO
11/1/19 10:30 am University of Northern Colorado, CO
11/5/19 10 am Texas Tech University, TX
11/5/19 11 am South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, SD
11/5/19 1:45 pm Seattle University, WA
11/6/19 9 am University of Wyoming, WY
11/13/19 9 am Bootstraps Scholarship Info Session
11/13/19 12:30 pm University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Hastings College Denver Face to Face
October 19-20, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Tech Center
10250 E. Costilla Avenue
Centennial, CO 80112
Register at

Savannah College of Art and Design Information Session
October 19, 2019  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Denver
1717 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
Register at

Utah State University Open House
October 22, 1029 5:00-6:30 pm
The Falls Event Center, Ashley Ridge
8199 Southpark Court
Littleton, CO
Students who apply to USU using the code “COLORADO19” to waive 50% off the application fee, prior to the Open House, should bring their official transcript and SAT/ACT scores to the Open House.  If they qualify for a merit scholarship, USU representatives will hand them their scholarship letter on the spot.  Plus, there will be Aggie Ice Cream!

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) Open House
October 27, 2019 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO

Metropolitan State University Fall Open House
November 2, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Located at the only tri-institutional campus in the country, MSU Denver offers a high-quality and affordable education that prepares students to be well-rounded and work-ready on a campus that is as diverse as the local community.  Aviation and Aerospace, Craft Brewing and Pub Operations, Hospitality, Events, and Tourism, and Advanced Manufacturing Sciences are just some of the programs that provide direct partnerships with local businesses and corporations.  For more information visit:

Department of Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver
November 14, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shadow Day!
Shadow day will give your students an opportunity to meet with other students in our programs, with faculty, and tour our facilities.  We will also have several fun make-and-take activities, so they will be able to make art in our studios. We will end the day with lunch and a visit to our off-campus gallery, the Center for Visual Art, where they will see the Senior Thesis student exhibition and learn about careers in the arts.  Register at

If you are interested in a college that has not scheduled a visit with EHS, please contact me in the College & Career Center and I will provide you with contact information for that school.

Scholarship Opportunities

Visit the Scholarship Information table in the College and Career Center to research scholarship opportunities.  The notebooks are organized by application due dates; there are several for October you may want to look at.  Flyers with suggested scholarship websites are also available.

Bootstraps Scholarships and Loans is a local scholarship program for students who live in the Evergreen/Conifer attendance areas, which awards scholarships and interest-free loans for almost any field of study if you plan to attend an accredited post-secondary 2-year, 4-year, career, and technical training school.  Mark your calendars - applications open on November 1 at  Information flyers are available in the College & Career Center.  

Bootstraps representative Colleen Skates will be at EHS to answer questions about the scholarship process on November 13, 2019 at 9 am.  Register for this important informational session via Naviance under "What's New."

Bootstraps Scholarships and Loans is now offering another program for Career and Technical Education (CTE).  Skilled tradespeople are in high demand!  A person is likely to earn a higher wager in their chosen career if they have had some kind of formal training.  Some trades programs offer certificates and others offer associate’s degree.  Either way, Bootstraps wants to support students achieve their goal.  The application for CTE scholarships is separate from the bachelor’s degree scholarships.  Applications will be available November 1, 2019.  In the meantime, visit for more information.

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for highly motivated students to earn a bachelor’s degree that helps them build a successful career and rewarding life. Daniels Scholars are honest, respectful, self-reliant, and compassionate. They are proud Americans who value our free enterprise system and are prepared to give the world their very best shot. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit  Applications open October 1, 2019 and close at 4:00 pm November 15, 2019.

Schoolhouse Connection Youth Scholarship Program.  Applicants who have experienced homelessness within the last six years are eligible to apply.  The award is for $2,000 and includes a trip to a national awards ceremony and a second gathering in Washington DC one year after initial award (all expenses paid for trips).  Deadline is November 10, 2019.  Apply at or contact 

Halston's Hope Foundation Scholarship.  Applicants must be seeking an education in a pet service industry to include veterinarian, service dog trainer, vet assistant/tech, groomer, trainer, zoologist, seeing-eye- dog trainer, and animal nutritionist.  Application deadline is January 13, 2020.  For more information, visit  

Daughters of the American Revolution, Mountain Rendezvous Chapter has several scholarship opportunities for EHS students.  All scholarship applications are being accepted now and are due by February 15 (preferably prior to the deadline).  To access scholarship opportunities, visit, click on the National Society drop down menu and click on Scholarships.  All applications are to be completed online.

Career Opportunities

Congressman Perlmutter’s Family Apprenticeship Fair
Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:00am-Noon
Westminster High School
6933 Raleigh St, Westminster, CO 80030
RSVP at or call 303-274-7944
Learn how to find the right training program or apprenticeship for you!  This event is for families in Jefferson County, including high school students, out-of-school youth, family members, and experienced professionals looking for a career change.  The event in intended to help young adults and experienced professionals be successful in the 21st Century workforce by offering resources and connections to local Career & Technical Education programs, internships, apprenticeships and other on-the-job training opportunities.

Jeffco Public Schools Career Expo Day
October 29, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Jefferson County Fairgrounds. 
This is a hands-on learning experience for students to explore different career paths.  Students will be able to talk with professionals and hear first-hand about what each career entails.  More than 40 businesses and presenters from around Jefferson County and Colorado, such as Lockheed Martin, NREL, and Xcel Energy, will be there to meet with students.  A short video from last year’s expo can be found here.  If you’re interested in going, please register via email with Janet Anderson in the College & Career Center (  You will need a parent permission form for this trip, which I will provide after you register. 

Petro @ Mines for Spring 2020.  The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines is offering a unique opportunity for junior or seniors to take their Introduction to Petroleum Engineering course. Tuition and fees will be covered by the department; a textbook will be provided for the semester.  Student requirements and application details in this link.  Application deadline November 1st

Fall Job Fair.  Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:30 - 3:30 pm.  McLain High School, 13600  West 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO.  30+ employers:  Target, Colorado Mills Mall, CoorsTek, Marriott Denver West, UPS, Arby's, Homewatch Care Givers, Gunslinger Custom Paint, RTD, U.S. Census, Loveland Ski Area, and more...  Open to all job seekers.

Evergreen Fire Rescue Cadet Program.
  If you think you might have an interest in the medical field at ANY level, Evergreen Fire Rescue offers a great opportunity for an introduction to the field.  The EMR (Emergency Medical Responder) Cadet Program provides opportunities for you to learn to take blood pressures, get a CPR certification, do both medical and trauma assessments identifying a variety of different illnesses and injuries, administer some medications, and even do ride-alongs with the Evergreen Fire paramedics treating people in the ambulanceBegins January 2020.  Available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Stop by the College and Career Center for an application and schedule.

Looking for an after school job?  Job postings are located on Main Street, outside the College and Career Center.  Current listings include EChO Resale, El Rancho Brewing Company, Switchback Smokehouse, Tuscany Tavern, Keys on the Green, Life Care Center of Evergreen, Evergreen Parks and Recreation District, Foothills Recreation District, U.S. Census Bureau, Skyhawks Sports, Super Tots Sports Academy, Evergreen Country Day School, Walmart, and Natural Grocers.

Community Service Letter

Did you volunteer at a camp this summer?  Were you a counselor at Outdoor Lab?  Do you regularly volunteer for an organization?  You can be recognized for this community service - come to the College and Career Center to learn about EHS’s Community Service Letter!  To earn this letter, you can submit volunteer hours from the summer of 2019 and throughout the school year.  If you’d like to try for this letter, stop by for volunteer service ideas!  Community Service Letter Application

Volunteer Opportunities:

Jeffco Open Space – 2019 C.R.A.G. Project at High Profile WallOctober 26, 2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Help maintain climbing access trails on a C.R.A.G. project (Climb. Repair. Advocate. Give.)!  Meet in the Big Easy parking lot in Clear Creek Canyon.  Must be 16+.  For more information visit 

Local EMS agencies are looking for EHS students to volunteer as victims/subjects in a mass casualty scenario for local law enforcement.  If you have an interest in law enforcement, emergency medical services, and/or fire/rescue, please contact Mr. Hamm for more details.

The Mountain Backpack Program packs weekend backpacks of food for more than 200 students every week here in Evergreen.   The Program could use your help!  To sign up for different volunteer activities, visit the website under “Get Involved” at

Have you done a really cool community service project?  Send me information about it, with pictures if you wish, so I can post it on our new Volunteer board outside the College & Career Center.




Janet Prell Anderson
College & Career Center Coordinator
Hours: 8 am to 12 noon, M-F
Evergreen High School

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