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Need to Know
    *Managing Holiday Stress
      End of Spring Advising
    *Off-campus schedules
     Textbook Reimbursement
     Laptop Reimbursement
Advising/Academic Support
*Academic Support Center
     CCA Orientation

    *SAT/ACT Practice
Awards and Honors
*Governor's Award
      *John Irwin Award

Student Life
Game Night
     *Food for Finals
     Yearbook photos
     Sources of Strength
    *Winter Formal Update

     Pastries & Pajamas for Polio

*Mark Your Calendar
Read on about resources for holiday stress, the end of spring advising and off-campus class schedules. Also, now's the time for textbook and laptop reimbursement and requesting testing accommodations. Don't miss important dates and deadlines!

We hope that you and your family are enjoying a safe and happy winter break.While the holidays are often a great opportunity to be with friends and family, we know that they can also be stressful. Although some people look forward to having a break, others struggle with a lack of structure, and while some people look forward to opportunities "to let loose", others may struggle with maintaining their recovery or with pressure from peers.It is always a good idea to be mindful of ourselves, our students, family and friends during the holidays and the extended break from school. If you are concerned that your student may be experiencing changes in their mood or experiencing suicidal behaviors or thoughts, please remember to:

  • Stay with the student until you are sure they are safe.
  • If there is an immediate threat to your student or other students, call 911.
Here are some resources in our area: Here is a resource that is national:

This is a great opportunity to remind everyone in our community that there is help within our school, locally and nationally for many different challenges whether it be suicide, depression or self-harm, anxiety, trauma or other mental health concerns, substance use and addiction, domestic violence or assault or social anxieties and concerns about fitting in. If you or someone you know needs help, please don't hesitate to reach out this holiday season, and let's make this a great new year.

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Advising has now ended. If you have not yet scheduled an appointment with your advisor, please be sure to reach out to her or him directly. Failure to meet with your advisor will result in your next semester schedule being created for you.


If you are taking classes off-campus at ACC or Red Rocks, we want to make sure we are able to pay your tuition bill for the spring semester. To do that we need a copy of your spring schedule. 

Once you have registered for your approved classes, make sure to email a copy of your schedule to your advisor. 

Any changes you want make to your schedule, must also be approved by your advisor. 

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Process for Rentals, Access Codes, and Consumables
Deadline: December 20

If ALL of your textbook expenses were rentals, access codes, or consumables (workbooks or lab manuals) you need to email the following to Mrs. Sundeen ( to receive reimbursement.

If you rented 

  • Textbook Reimbursement Policy and Form
  • Receipts (must show proof at textbook was a rental)
  • Class Syllabi to show required textbooks

Rented textbooks should be returned to the vendor from which they were rented.

Once Mrs. Sundeen has received all of the above items, you will receive a mailed reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00.   Requests for spring reimbursement after December 20 will not be approved.        

Process for Purchased Textbooks
Deadline: December 18

To receive reimbursement for purchased books, bring the textbook reimbursement form, receipts, class syllabi, and the textbooks, to CECP by Tuesday, December 18. If you bring all of the above items, you will leave with a reimbursement check up to the amount left in your CEC tuition voucher with a maximum reimbursement of $500.00!  Requests for fall reimbursements made after December 18 will not be approved.         

In order to receive a reimbursement check, bring the following to CECP during the Textbook Buy Back Day.

  • Textbook Reimbursement Policy and Form
  • Receipts
  • Class Syllabi to show required textbooks
  • Textbooks (textbooks that were rented should be returned to the vendor from which they were rented)
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Deadline: December 20, 2018

CECP offers a one-time laptop reimbursement to support student success in college coursework.  Students MUST have funds remaining in his/her $2,100 semester tuition voucher after all tuition, fees, and books have been deducted in order to be reimbursed for a laptop.  If you do not have enough funds to be reimbursed, you can choose to be reimbursed for the amount you have remaining in your tuition voucher OR, be reimbursed the following semester.  Click here for our full laptop reimbursement policy, requirements, and request form

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Prepare for you math finals with Ms. Millard, our math support coordinator. She will be will be in the group study room (Room 201) every day this coming week until 5:00 p.m. to help students study for their math finals.

The new Academic Support Center (ASC) is offering math, writing tutoring, and general academic support in areas such as organization and executive function. Click here, if you are interested in setting up a one-on-one appointment

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If you are a CECP student planning to take classes off campus for the first time at CCA, please be sure to register for CCA’s Concurrent Enrollment Orientation. This is mandatory for students attending CCA for the first time. For a list of dates and to register, click here.

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Free SAT and ACT Practice Testing

Class 101 is hosting 2 FREE events for high school sophomores and juniors.

January 4, 2019 @ 9:30, Castle Rock Library - Free ACT Practice Test.

January 5, 2019 @ 12:00, Parker Library - Free SAT Practice Test (not a PSAT)

Students will have the opportunity to take either (or both) tests, to get practice for official testing in the spring.  Families will receive their student's test scores and trend analysis during a free 1-hour meeting scheduled during the month of January.

Register to save your seat by using the links above.

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CECP is once again the recipient of the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award and John Irwin Award.  CECP has received the John Irwin Award for the 3rd straight year, and this is the 2nd time we have received the Governor's Award.

Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools “exceed” expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

John Irwin Award

The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.

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NHS is hosting a game night from 3:30 p.m.  to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18. We will have a variety of board games, Jackbox Party Pack games, candy poker, and more! Feel free to bring your own games as well!

Admission is free and snacks and candy for candy poker will be available for purchase. We hope to see you there!

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Food for Finals Week

We are almost to the end! Help us provide brain food for the students as they take their finals on December 17th. If you would like to donate some goodies, please sign up here

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Yearbook needs your help! Calling for yearbook photo entries! 

  • Did you dance the night away at Homecoming?  We want to see!
  • Did you experience a fright at the Fall Fest?  Send us your spooky photos!
  • Did you or your friends participate in Spirit Week?  Send them in!
  • Did you capture the memories of the CECP play, The Tempest?  We want them in the yearbook!
  • Have photos of you and your friends having fun around campus?  Let’s check them out!

Send in your photos for yearbook consideration here!

User ID for photo submission:  411433687

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SOURCES OF STRENGTH--What helps you?

Here are some ideas for conversation starters at home or in the classroom to think about “What Helps You”:

What helps when you are feeling stressed? What helps when you are feeling angry? When you are feeling depressed? When you are feeling anxious? Or some combination of all the above? What can others help you out with? What can we do together to help each other out? Is there something you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t had the opportunity to yet? Are there coping skills you are using that aren’t as positive?

As you know, holidays can be stressful and we all need a little help getting through the break. Sometimes break can be rejuvenating and sometimes they are tough! Here are some tips to help you get through.

Coping with the Holidays: Tips for Self Care
Winter Holidays and Family Gatherings
Holiday Stress
Tips for Students on Relieving Holiday Stress

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                                                   Winter Formal

HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) is hosting its first ever Winter Formal on January 12th at the PACE Center. It will be from 8:00-11:00pm and tickets will be sold for $15 at the school or $20 at the door. Online tickets are sold at Feel free to message @cec.hosa on Instagram with questions. All the money that we raise will go towards our competition in February.  

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Pastries and Pajamas for Polio
Interact club (high school Rotary) is dedicated to helping others and putting "service above self." 
Interact will be hosting Polio Day to work towards polio eradication.  

Join us on January 24th for Pastries for Polio and Pajamas for Polio
  • Students who want to participate, sign up to donate baked goods for a baking contest
  • Wear your pajamas to show your support!
December 17-18 - Final Exams
December 18 - NHS Game Night
December 19-21 - Teacher Work Days (no students)
December 24-31 - Winter Holiday (school closed)

January 12 - Winter Formal
January 23 - Coolidge Scholarship Deadline
January 29 - Girls Lead the Way Conference Deadline

February 1 - SUMMET Application Deadline
February 7 - Goodwill Mock Scholarship Interviews
February 10 - Girls Lead the Way Conference

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