Senior Bulletin

February 22nd 2021

Hello Class of 2021 and Families,

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and received some well deserved rest.  This week is finals week, so please take the time needed to study, rest, and relax. As of now we are up to 265 acceptance and more are coming in!

Also, we want celebrate our seniors and their acceptances. Please fill out this form if you would like us to share your acceptances with the school, on social media, and on the school map.  We love the class of 2021!

As always if you have any questions please reach out to your senior college counselor.

Your College Success team,

Allison Serina- Director of college Success

Sara Sonnenblick-Manager of College Success 

Maty Ndiaye-Coordinator of College Success

Julie Lacey-Lang-Civics/Senior project Coordinator

Civics/Senior Project

This week in Civics/Senior Project:

Seniors will be submitting there proposals for their senior project.



Senior Seminar

This Week in Senior Seminar

This week we not meet for senior seminar because of finals. However students can make sure that the following is completed
  1. Async Lesson 1/15
  2. Async Lesson 1/22
  3. Senior Seminar Survey
  4. Applied to at least 1 Scholarship and submitted here(College Assignment grade)


February  Checklist

  • FAFSA 

  • Update Admission Decisions 

  • College Application clean up

  • Apply to at least 1 Scholarship

College Admission

Keep Applying for Scholarships!

This great list was put together by the DSST network and contains many amazing scholarships!  Find scholarships that are a match for you!

Look at your college’s scholarships by searching “scholarships” on the website!

Denver Scholarship Fund

DSF will be hosting a series of exciting virtual career exposure events for YOUR STUDENTS!  We will be talking to industry professionals about what sparked their career interest and their educational career path. Students will have the space to ask questions they have been eager to learn about. All Virtual Insight Panels will be from 12:15 – 1:00pm. Please connect with Joe Camacho at to learn more!

February 18 | Technology | RSVP Link

March 4 | Agriculture | RSVP Link

March 18 | Graphic Design | RSVP Link

April 8 | Financial Services | RSVP Link


Women in Law Day (WiLD)

Where? Zoom (link to be provided at a later date)

When? April 3, 2021, 10am - 2pm

Who? Open to all. The programming is tailored to high schoolers and undergraduate college students who want to learn more about a legal career. Parents and educators are welcome to join. 

What? Women in Law Day is free!. The schedule includes a mock first-year law class (no prior knowledge needed), panel sessions with local practicing women attorneys, a keynote speaker, and opportunities to hear from current law students and meet women attorneys.


Can you share this invitation with your students? We would love to see them at this year’s event!


Save a spot today! RSVP HERE

Degrees of Freedom

Democracy Prep has launched a new program called Degrees of Freedom. Degrees of Freedom is a “new kind of college experience that is affordable, flexible, and inclusive.” It’s offered through two programs-within-programs, a gap year program and a 2+2 program, and is designed by Democracy Prep alums!

The program has a greater emphasis on identity and traditional college—although the gap year programs creates space and exploration in the career and traditional college space. The minimum 2.5 GPA requirement for the gap year program is flexible, but the minimum 2.75 GPA for the 2+2 program is much less so.

The app for both the gap year (Freedom Year) and the 2+2 program (Liberation Launch) is live. They are hosting a virtual information session on 2/26.

More information about the program is attached, and we’ll talk more about it tomorrow, but I did not want to withhold any info!


-          Website:

-          Student recruitment manager contact info… Kyle Wise:

All seniors who identify as Black are eligible to apply to the Sachs Foundation Scholarship!


Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

In order to apply for a Sachs Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship, applicants must fit the following, qualifying criteria:

  • A Black high school student in their senior year

  • A full-time Colorado resident for a minimum of three years.

As part of your application, you will be asked to submit the following, required materials:

  • Your full high school transcript

  • Two letters of recommendation from persons not related to you

  • A one page personal statement (350-500 words) and an additional essay response

  • Your Student Aid Report (SAR).  You can obtain your SAR by filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you haven't already done so, at

  • An additional educational, artistic, or professional file personal to you (optional)

Completed applications, with all materials, must be received by the Sachs Foundation by March 15th.





Important College Admission Dates

A lot of schools have regular decision deadlines in January and February. Check Overgrad to see your college deadlines! If you want to add to your list, here is also a website to search for schools by state, by SAT score range, by GPA, etc.

  • February: Regular Decision Deadlines

  • February 1st: First day back on campus

  • March/April: Hearing back from colleges

  • May 1st: College Choice Day

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