Principal's Update Class of 2017 9.15.16

Silver Creek Senior Families,

This is an extremely important message about college, university and post-secondary options for you and your child.

Ever wonder how to pay for college?  Is your child in the midst of selecting colleges and universities which to apply to?  How do you decide what college is right for you?  Want access to over 10,000 scholarships?  Want access to information on every single college and university in the United States?  Ever wondered; what am I going to be when I grow up?

Tis’ the season for college applications, scholarships, letters of recommendation and making the final steps towards completion of your high school years.  At Silver Creek we are doubling down our efforts to help you make the transition to college.  

Over the course of the past two school days our counseling team has visited every Senior English class and given them information upon college applications, financial information and introduced them to Naviance.  If any of those questions above interested you, we have a terrific tool to assist in answering those questions thoroughly.  This tool is called Naviance Family Connections.  With the generous support of our Education Foundation every student at Silver Creek has access to this online tool.   You may login to Naviance here: LINK.  

With access to 10,000 vetted scholarships, information about every trade school, university, and college in the United States, interest inventories, career exploration, lessons on getting from high school to college, and tools to help manage resumes; Naviance can help you make the leap from high school to college and career readiness.

We encourage you to read this brief instructional sheet on username, password, and helpful video tutorials about all Naviance can do for you.  LINK to video tutorials.

Please also save the date for the newly developed College Week at Silver Creek:

11/1 6:00 PM SCHS Auditorium - NCAA Recruiter and CSU NCAA Compliance Officer “The Myths and Realities of Collegiate Athletic Participation” - Open to all Silver Creek students and families.

11/2 6:00-7:30 PM SCHS Crescent/Commons - College Fair. with over 50 colleges from Colorado and beyond.

11/3 6:00 PM Auditorium - The New FAFSA.  Learn what you need to fill out the new FAFSA, ways to find money for college, College Opportunity Fund, open lab to follow for those wanting to take a look online or receive assistance in filling out the FAFSA.  Our presenter is English/Spanish Bilingual.  Open to all Silver Creek families and students.

We hope to see you at these upcoming events and please have a conversation with your Senior about Naviance.  Take a look together at this tool and get planning for your next steps with a post-secondary education.



Erick Finnestead

Principal, Silver Creek High School