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CMHS Parent Hosted College Fair 

On May 17th we will be hosting a parent sponsoredCollege Fair here at CMHS during both lunches. Students may stop by and visit with the colleges represented to find out more information and ask questions

For a copy of the flyer go HERE!


Junior Class College Presentation

Mrs. Kutsner went into junior English classes the weeks of February 22-March 11th to talk about college and give advice for juniors to prep for their senior year. 

Please see the presentation linked below to access the resources offered. 

Junior Class Presentation



College Workshop for the Class of 2023

On February 16th Mrs. Kutsner & Mrs. Hinckley will hosted a workshop for the Class of 2023 about all things college. 

Topics covered in this presentation included:

  • The college research process
  • Using the website
  • A brief overview of Cialfo
  • The college application process
  • How to support your student
  • ... and more!

Presentation for the College Workshop for the Class of 2023

Resource Page for the Presentation


Welcome to the Junior Class page for College & Career Planning

On this page you will find some resources to help you navigate the college or career planning process. You may also want to take a look at thee senior page to understand what you may be encountering as you move forward into you last year of high school As always, if you have any questions or need assistance contact Mrs. Kutsner or make an appointment in the Counseling office!

Resources for Juniors to start College & Career Planning

College Planning Worksheet for Juniors

College: How to Get there from Here

Family Action Plan for College

Accessibility vs. Affordability

College Visit Information

College Visit Checklist #1

College Visit Checklist #2

College Comparison Worksheet

5 Questions You Should Ask on a College Interview

 13 Common College Admissions Myths Debunked

Prestige doesn't always maximize the value of a degree


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CMHS Class Registration for the 2022-2023 Academic Year has passed!

Please check out the Registration page under Departments or by clicking the link HERE



Standardized Tesitng

SAT/ACT Test Prep


**Juniors, make sure you sign up early to take the ACT/SAT if you want scores for early scholarships or NCAA. Below is a document sharing dates and websites for test registration and study sites!


SAT & ACT Resources & Dates

Email from Mrs. Hinckley re: Testing

Updated information on the School Day SAT: There is an option for juniors to register for the SAT with Essay. ALL juniors are automatically registered for the regular SAT but can choose to register separately for the Essay portion. Deadline to register for the SAT with Essay is Feb 15th and registration is through your College Board account. Check with the colleges/institutions to which you plan to apply to determine if they require/recommend the SAT with Essay.

SAT - CO Optional Essay Flyer


Test Prep Resources

(Click on the images to take you to the website)


Testing on a computer      Tutoring      Studying      At desk studying 

SmartPrepColorado     Sage Affordable Tutoring        Khan Academy                   UCCS ED2Go SAT                                                                                                  


Relevant Articles for Juniors


What is early College Admission?

Balancing High School GPA and Academic Rigor

Transcript Gaps? Strong College Application Remains Possible

Reach, target and safety schools: Don’t slip when creating a smart college list

The Best Financial Aid and Loan Calculators

College Bound: Choosing a College

Three Messages Parents of High School Students Need to Hear About College

$3.75 Billion in Financial Aid and Scholarships Goes Unclaimed Every Year




If you are interested in playing a sport a the NCAA Division I or Division II level you will need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse for eligibilty The sooner you complete this process the more access college coaches have to your profiles, etc. We recommend this process be complete by the end of first semester, junior year!

To register with the Clearinghouse please go this the following website:



Upcoming events for Juniors!

Pre-CollegeSummer/Winter Programs for students!


The Summer Leadership Experience at West Point

Applications to the United States Military Academy at West Point opens for your Juniors February 1st. In addition to the application for the Class of 2027, candidates can apply to the Summer Leadership Experience (SLE). Each year, West Point invites 1,000 outstanding rising high school seniors from around the country for a six-day immersion into the West Point experience. I have attached a brochure. You can also go to this link to learn more about the program. 

The Summer Leadership Experience (SLE) is a weeklong program consisting of academic classes, military training, physical fitness training and intramural athletics. The program allows students to experience cadet life and to see first-hand what West Point has to offer.

The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour and social functions. The academic sessions feature workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants stay in the cadet barracks and eat in the Cadet Mess Hall. Students pay travel expenses plus a registration fee of $625 to pay for food, workshop materials, and some West Point apparel. West Point First and Second Class Cadets lead the planning and execution of all SLE activities.

SLE 2021 will take place in two separate sessions:

  • Session 1: May 28 - June 3, 2022
  • Session 2: June 4 - 10, 2022

The application process opens 1 February through 15 March. Candidates will be notified by mid-April. 

It is a two-part process. To be considered for SLE, Candidates must have a file opened as a Candidate for the Class of 2026 by completing the Part I Candidate Questionnaire. Once completed, they can then complete Part II for SLE. Candidates must be current year Juniors and MUST have a valid PSAT, PLAN, SAT or ACT scores.

Selected students are top performers academically with leadership potential as gauged by their extracurricular and athletic activities with consideration given to class composition goals. The SLE selection process is an abbreviated version of the West Point admissions process. Typically, we receive 6,000 applications for SLE; we expect similar interest this year. Students invited to attend SLE will be highly competitive for admission toWest Point.

This is an outstanding, but a HIGHLY competitive opportunity. Potential candidates should not delay their application. 40-50% of attendees will attend West Point, but they are competing against other students bound for Ivy League and other Tier 1 schools looking to enhance their resumes as a leader by claiming their attendance at West Point’s SLE.


The School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology is offering a paid virtual summer research program for high school students. In this six-week program, students will have the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member from the School of Business and assist them with research in their area of study such as entrepreneurship, marketing, management, economics, and finance.  At the conclusion of the program students will complete both a written and oral presentation.  The written report will include a literature review, and the oral presentation will include a 5-minute video of a PowerPoint presentation detailing their research findings. The program will run from July 1, 2022 - August 12, 2022, and students will receive a $500 stipend after completing the program.

Eligibility - Applicants must currently be in their junior year of high school (no exceptions).

CLICK HERE for application form. 

 The completed Google application form which will include all of the following items:

  • 1-page essay in which you describe yourself and detail what you hope to gain from this experience
  • a copy of your current resume
  • a copy of your unofficial high school transcript
  • one letter of recommendation from a teacher, a guidance counselor, or a work supervisor

***Applications are due by February 1, 2022. Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2022.



Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Programs

We are in-person for the summer of 2022, and our application is open!

For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through Carnegie Mellon's Pre-College Programs, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience a world-class education on a beautiful, vibrant college campus. Our programs prepare them for their upcoming college experience, help them narrow their career focus, and build critical knowledge and skills.

Pre-College Programs* - Summer of 2022
  • Architecture: Introduces design practice, creative problem solving, and critical thinking through a matrix of programming, celebrating curiosity and providing a strong foundation for architectural education. (4- and 6-week program options)

  • Art: Uses both traditional tools and cutting-edge technologies to explore creative ideas in a college-level studio environment. Students develop both conceptual and technical skills preparing them for a wide range of opportunities in both art studies and careers. (3- and 6-week program options)

  • Computational Biology: Provides extensive training in both cutting-edge laboratory experiments to generate biological data and the computational analysis of that data. Uses real-world scenarios for exploration. (3-week program)

  • Design: Introduces students to the discipline of Design, provides a foundation of skills, and gives a clear idea of what to expect from a college-level accredited program. (6-week program)

  • Drama: Prepares students for the college audition and interview process, illustrating the kind of creativity and discipline required of students studying a Bachelor of Fine Arts Drama curriculum. Students you will be introduced to the intensity of a top-rated undergraduate conservatoryexperience. (6-week program)
  • Music: Immerses high school students in a world-class conservatory experience within an internationally recognized university. The program mirrors the first weeks of Carnegie Mellon’s first-year undergraduate School of Music curriculum. (3- and 6-week program options)

  • National High School Game Academy: Allows high school students to experience modern video game development using industry-standard technology. Students interested in artmusic and audiogame design, and software development are encouraged to apply for this interdisciplinary program. (6-week program)

  • Summer Session: Provides high school students with the opportunity to take summer courses offered by Carnegie Mellon. Students earn college credit while working in an academic setting that mirrors the supportive, rigorous environment of the first year of college. (6-week program)

  • Writing & Culture: Students explore film, art, and culture through historical and contemporary lenses. Students learn to think critically, express thoughts creatively, and write effectively for college and beyond. (6-week program)
*Limited scholarships available for programs above.
No-Cost Pre-College Programs - Summer of 2022
  • AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon: Provides opportunities for students who have been historically excluded in STEM to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff, and researchers who are leaders in the field. (3-week program)
  • Computer Science Scholars: Provides students who have historically been excluded in the field of computer science an opportunity to explore the field of computer science with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.  (4-week program)
  • Summer Academy for Math and Science:  Allows students from underrepresented communities to develop a deeper understanding of STEM via traditional classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and sustained engagement with world-renowned faculty and skilled staff mentors. (rising seniors only, 6-week program)

To learn more about our programs, please register for one of our information sessions or contact us with questions.

Please share these opportunities and our online application with your students and families!


Learn about Our Online Summer 2022 Programs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies strives to enhance the education of motivated, intellectually curious, pre-college students. This summer we are offering several online academic enrichment programs, and we hope you will share these programs with your students as they make plans for the summer.

Our programs feature a wide variety of disciplines—including business, computer science, humanities, math, science, social justice, and more—allowing students to investigate advanced topics beyond the typical high school curriculum. Students engage in discussion-based online classes with instructors who are scholars in their fields and passionate about teaching.

Please direct students to our website to learn more about our diverse program offerings. You can also share this digital flyer with your students at Cheyenne Mountain High School so they can explore our summer program opportunities.

Applications are now open, and the deadline to apply for all programs is March 15, 2022. Financial aid is available.


Northwestern University National High School Institute

See details HERE for the Cherubs program in Theatre Arts, Film & Video, Playwriting, and Debaste & Communication Sciences

Flyer for Theatre Arts and Film &Video


University of Chicago Summer Session - Summer at UChicagoThis summer, learn, explore, and become more, joining other students from around the globe who are as curious and idea-driven as you at one of the world's greatest Intellectual destinations.

The University of Chicago's summer pre-college programs draw from the interdisciplinary emphasis and intellectual richness fo the College's Core Curriculum. Whether it's creative writing, economics, or molecular engineering, students can find a formative college level experience on campus this summer. In person and on-line courses provide:

  • Immersion
  • One -week Enrichment
  • Stones and Bones
  • UChicago Summer online

To apply go to Summer.UChicago.edu



On-Campus Enrollment for Summer is Open!

Great Books Summer Program is thrilled to announce our summer 2022 programs are online and on-campus. With our traditional literature and discussion programs, writer's workshops, and literary travel adventures (including a program at sea!), there is a program for everyone.

Join us for a new classes starting in January. See our exciting program themes that are sure to inspire and engage students in grades 6-8 and grade 9-12.

We are continuing to offer Special Events and Programs for Adults this winter. New programs starting soon!

As always, all programs are led by the same distinguished professors and award-winning scholars focused on inspiring the intellectually curious. Register now!


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