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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

posted May 15, 2015, 7:54 AM by

Below are two summer volunteer opportunities students can use toward community service hours –


Join Children's Literacy Center in providing FREE individual tutoring to children reading below grade level! Tutor one child, two hours a week and help that child become a successful reader. Using the Peak Reader® curriculum, tutors target each child’s specific reading needs and work to improve his or her reading level over the course 6-weeks during the summer. Tutoring is held in Pueblo at Goodnight Elementary every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and begins June 16th. Training is provided for all volunteers 14 years of age and older.

To sign up call Children’s Literacy Center at (719) 471-8672, or send an email to Visit their website for more information.

State Fair Ambassador:

The Colorado State Fair Foundation is looking for outgoing, personable, responsible young adults, who have an interest in being an integral part of the State Fair’s success. They will document your service for required volunteer hours and would be happy to serve as a reference when appropriate. As a member of this ambassador group, you will be required to complete the necessary training and work a minimum of (2) two hour shifts during the Fair.

In return for your service, you will be given a gate pass for yourself each day you volunteer, an additional gate pass for that day, and a parking pass for that day if necessary. In addition, if you volunteer a total of 20 hours (including training) during the course of this year's Fair, you will be given a free carnival ride band. Please take a moment to consider the requirements. If you feel you are a good fit for the Ambassador Program, fill out the application on their website: Applications will be reviewed in a timely fashion, after which you will be contacted regarding your participation in the program. If you have any questions please contact Courtney Singleton at 719-404-2098 or by email at

Information Day for Military Academies

posted Apr 8, 2015, 10:27 AM by

For all students interested in attending any U.S. military academy: 

Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner along with Representatives: Ken Buck, Mike Coffman, Diana DeGette, Doug Lamborn, Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis, and Scott Tipton proudly present the Sixteenth Annual Colorado Academy Information Day, Saturday, April 25, 2015.  

Students who attend this day will have the opportunity to learn about the academy nomination process from Congressional offices and meet representatives and cadets from:

  • U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis
  • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps

This informational meeting will take place at Denver South High School from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.  The address for Denver South is: 1700 East Louisiana Ave, Denver, CO 80210.

Concurrent Enrollment

posted Apr 3, 2015, 9:59 AM by

Concurrent Enrollment applications are now available in the counseling office. If you are a current sophomore or junior interested in taking any classes at either Pueblo Community College or at CSU-Pueblo next fall please see your counselor as soon as possible to discuss the requirements and pick up an application. 

Air Force Academy Informational Meeting

posted Mar 31, 2015, 9:00 AM by

The Air Force Academy is holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7pm in the Widefield High School Auditorium in Colorado Springs.  At this meeting you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Academy including the admissions process, academic and athletic programs, cadet life, and career opportunities after graduation. This meeting is for students who would like to know more about the Academy, its opportunities and a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.  This forum will provide you with the opportunity to speak with recent graduates of the United States Air Force Academy that are currently assigned to the Admissions Office.
See attached flyer or the Academy website ( for more information.

College Transitions Seminar

posted Mar 13, 2015, 7:43 AM by

The AJC Foundation and College in Colorado are joining forces to prepare high school students for their transition from high school to college.  All ages are eligible to attend this seminar to prepare as a student and a parent for a smooth transition.  The seminar will be held April 22, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Pueblo City Schools Administration Building: 315 W 11th St.  
Topics to be discussed include:
  • What to expect your freshman year
  • How parents can assist their student
  • How education pays
  • College choice
  • College skills and tips

If you have any questions you can contact Desiree Carrillo at 720-626-4411 or visit for more information.

CU - Denver Preview Day

posted Feb 18, 2015, 10:23 AM by   [ updated Feb 18, 2015, 10:27 AM ]

Junior and Senior students are invited to learn more about the College of Arts & Media programs at CU Denver at their arts CU Denver undergraduate college visit day on Friday, February 27th 8:30am - 4pm:

Preview financial aid programs
Preview what it's like there with a campus tour
Preview what it's like to be a CU Denver student from student panelists!

Students can also stay around afterwards for an Application Party to get help on the admissions application and have the application fee waived.

Click Here to register!

See your counselor for more information.

FAFSA Workshop - Seniors

posted Feb 11, 2015, 10:16 AM by

Counselors are hosting a FAFSA workshop with assistance from the Colorado State University-Pueblo financial aid office on Wednesday February 11th from 6 - 7:30 pm in the counseling office at South High School. If you need assistance in completing and submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid please consider attending.  Please contact the counseling office if you have any questions.

General Counselor Workshop

posted Feb 11, 2015, 10:14 AM by

Counselors are hosting a workshop for all South High School students and parents on Thursday February 12th from 6 - 7 pm in the learning commons at South High School to discuss graduation requirements, Individual Career and Academic Plans, NCAA requirements and registration process, the college and scholarship application process, and community service. If you are interested in learning about any of the above topics please consider attending.  Please contact the counseling office if you have any questions.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations

posted Jan 12, 2015, 1:10 PM by

Cash prizes of up to $1,000 are available to students involved in activities that promote race relations. The Princeton Prize for Race Relations awards students from 25 different regions. Regional winners are also invited to Princeton University’s campus for an all-expense paid trip to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race.  This program is open to all high school students who have participated in activities that help promote race relations.  There are no GPA restrictions or other eligibility requirements.

The application process consists of two parts the Candidate Application and the Supporter’s form.  The candidate application form contains student information as well as information on activities regarding race relations.  All applicants must also arrange to have a supporter fill in and submit the Supporter form. The supporter must be a teacher, adviser, community or religious leader, or other responsible individual—not related to the candidate—who knows about the candidate's participation in the activity described in the application.  

See for more information. Applications are due January 31st.

Junior Countdown to Graduation Night

posted Jan 12, 2015, 10:09 AM by

Counselors will be having an informational night this Thursday, January 15th from 6-7pm for Junior students and their parents.  We will be discussing how you can best prepare for senior year, graduation, and beyond.  This meeting will take place at South High School in the media center (Learning Commons). No sign up is necessary.  Please see your counselor for more information.

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