Hey Sophomores! Are you ready to step-up and lead?

The HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership) program provides sophomores unique leadership training to make the world a better place.

Skyline is offering one sophomore the chance to attend the Colorado State Leadership seminar in June 2014.

If you are interested you need to do three things:

1. Check out the HOBY website: www.hoby.org

2. Complete a type-written essay in 100 words or less (that’s only a 1/2 page!) about  this topic: What is the most challenging and rewarding aspect of being a leader in your school and community?

3. Turn in the essay to Maura in the Counseling office, and set up an interview with her to discuss why you want to attend the HOBY State Leadership seminar.

DUE DATE: November 15, 2013

PSAT anyone?

Hey juniors! Are you interested in learning what your strengths and weaknesses are when you test, and what you need to study to be college ready? Are you interested in trying to become a National Merit Scholar? Interested in helping your ACT score?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to sign up for the PSAT stat.

When: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 16

Where: Library

Cost: $16

Sign up in the Counseling office

Interested in the University of Alabama?

Interested in attending the University of Alabama? http://www.ua.edu/

You are invited to attend a lunch to meet a representative of U of A. This is a great way to find out more about academics, life on campus and tuition.

Time and Date: 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Where: Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Glenmoor Drive, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 20th at gobama.ua.edu/denver-briefing

It’s time to think about life after high school

Seniors, we’re talking to you!

Some of you busy bees have been working on getting your college applications done (thanks for those Common Aps by the way), but a few of you still have not decided what your plan for life after high school is. THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY! That being said, you do need to meet with your counselor to tell us about your options.

Do you need help figuring out what your options are?

Here are a few choices, some of which are obvious, and others which you may not have considered:

1. Work

2. Vocational program -there is a HIGH demand for skilled laborers in various fields (plumbers, electricians, pipe fitters, HVAC, tinners, roofers, machinists)

3. Community College – typically a two-year program, where you can earn an associate’s degree or complete a certificate program.

4. Four-year university/college – after four years (or five) you earn a bachelor’s degree in your field of study (your major).

5. Military – there are multiple branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard). Often there are options to help you pay for college once you have finished your service.

6. A Gap Year program: this is a really great option to work for one year, before college in a field you may want to study in college. Check out this web site: http://www.usagapyearfairs.org/

7. Sitting on your parent’s couch. No, this is really not an option. Don’t be that person.