• College and Career Preparedness

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/25/2020

    Hi Students,

    As you prepare for your [extended] summer break, I hope you find some opportunities to continue the momentum you've built this past school year. 

    To that end, here are some helpful guides to college planning based on your current grade level: https://www.cdaschools.org/Page/7371

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • Discover the University of Alaska Fairbanks

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/18/2020

    Hi, Students!

    Interested in University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)? They sent along the below information:

    There are places in this world where you are destined to discover who you truly are. Here at UAF, as wisdom passes from one generation to the next, revolutionary ideas are thriving and a new academic culture is taking shape. Smarter questions. Better answers. You've got skills to master, records to set and discoveries to make. Launch a rocket. Monitor muskoxen. Study in Spain. It's your life. Make it off the charts or off the grid.  

    Visit us and join our virtual events to learn about UAF! Go to https://uaf.edu/admissions/visit/
    Connect with us to join:
    -Weekly admissions counselor sessions Wednesdays
    -Residence Life Open Houses on Thursdays
    -Parent and Family Q&A on May 19th
    -Chat with a current UAF student
    -Tour the campus virtually
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact UAF directly.
    All the best,
    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • A Summer Experience to Prepare for College Admissions

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/15/2020

    Hello, Upcoming Juniors and Seniors!

    Bloom Coaching of Coeur d'Alene is hosting a College Application Camp this August, which will be a summer camp experience combined with hands-on guidance to help students with their college application packages.

    Students, at the end of the camp, you will come away with:

    • A killer essay

    • An understanding of how to package yourself on college applications in a way that reflects your authentic self

    • A list of colleges to apply to based on your values and vision of your future

    • An organized resume/portfolio that reflects your activities and accomplishments to date

    • A sense of where you need to develop your application resume/portfolio

    • A deeper sense of self awareness

    • A quintessential summer camp experience that includes swimming, hiking, ropes course, climbing walls, campfires and more

    •  An appreciation for the beauty of the Pacific Northwest

    • Amazing memories and friendships

    Listen to the podcast with Bloom's Founder, Dr. Molly Kreyssler, here. Learn more and apply for the camp here.

    Questions? Email me!

    Ms. DelGizzi 

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  • Learn About NIC's Dual Credit

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/14/2020

    Hi Sophomores and Juniors!

    North Idaho College is hosting a virtual opportunity for students to learn about dual credit. Information below:

    Friday, May 15th, 1pm

    Zoom Link: https://nic.zoom.us/j/91967298870

    Are you a current dual credit student, potential student, or a guardian who wants learn more about dual credit opportunities? Learn about the benefits and future of dual credit at NIC and the institution’s COVID planning into the next school year. You will have the chance to ask questions and get answers in real time. Geared towards current dual credit student as well as potential students and their families who want to learn more.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • College Credits with Gonzaga University

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/12/2020

    Hi Students,

    I received the following information from Gonzaga University:

    Rising juniors and seniors should consider taking college-level coursework this summer for college credit. GU has a summer “Dual Enrollment” program.

    To qualify for summer courses, we ask that high school sophomores and juniors have a GPA of 3.5 and the endorsement of a high school official.

    Summer School @ Gonzaga:


    Dual Enrollment Process:

    Application for Summer Dual Enrollment:


    *Please note that Idaho's Advanced Opportunities Funds cannot be used for this out-of-state dual credit option.

    All the best,

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • COVID-19 and Financial Aid

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/8/2020

    Dear Students,

    I have received some emails asking if colleges or universities are willing to update financial aid packages due to COVID-19 related changes to financial circumstances.

    GoingMerry, a popular scholarship resource, sent some useful information about this particular topic. Check it out below!

    • Most colleges have a formal appeals (or informal negotiation) process, in which students can write a letter requesting that their financial aid packages be reconsidered.
    • Even in normal years, students have a particularly good shot at more financial aid if (1) their family's financial circumstances have changed, like a parent losing their job, or (2) if they have received a higher financial aid offer from a similar college.
    • This year, however, colleges may be more willing to provide additional financial assistance, just to guarantee some income through a tuition check (even for a lower-than-usual amount!)

    Also, if you haven't yet filled out the FAFSA, it isn't too late! Some other tips:

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • Interested in the Air Force?

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/7/2020

    Hi Students!

    If you're interested in learning about the Air Force, you can do so via Zoom on Wednesday, May 13th at 4pm. This online opportunity is open to all high school students, parents, and school staff who want to learn more about the Air Force’s opportunities.

    Below is the Zoom information:

    Meeting ID: 796 0737 3810

    Meeting password: 5kU010

    All the best,

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • Virtual Career Day with US Army

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/4/2020

    Hi Lake City Students,

    The US Army recruiting station in Hayden is hosting a virtual career day over the course of three days so students and families can glean information about a variety of jobs within the military. These virtual opportunities will take place via Zoom on May 6, 7, and 8 from 12-1pm. Information on how to join below.

    Zoom Meeting ID: 497-381-0846

    Password: OWDgkw

    All the best,

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • Explore Linfield College

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 5/1/2020

    Hello, Lake City!

    Linfield College is offering some exciting webinars to learn more about campus life and some specific program offerings. All programs will start at 12pm; you can click on the links below to register.

    May 6: Nursing - From Pre-Nursing to Licensure
    May 8: Academics - A Discussion with Faculty
    May 15: Student Life - Live Like a Wildcat
    June 3: Continue Your Journey - Transfer to Linfield
    June 17: Explore Linfield
    July 8: Explore Linfield

    If you need a quick refresh in your day, and to see campus from some new angles, check out their latest video of campus: a compilation of drone footage from throughout the year.

    Linfield's full campus video tour hosted by student tour guides is still available, too.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

    Ms. DelGizzi

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  • Updates from Eastern Washington University

    Posted by Adriana DelGizzi on 4/30/2020

    Hi Seniors!

    If you're considering or planning to head to EWU in the Fall, below are some updates from the Admissions Office:

    We’ve created a space all things virtual

      1. View past Admitted Student Days
      2. Explore campus with videos and interactive maps
      3. Sign up for 30-minute sessions on financial aid, academics, student life, and more
      4. Schedule one-on-on calls or virtual meetings
      5. Schedule a private virtual group visit for your class

    The live-on requirement for 2020-21 is waived

      1. For next year only, new students will not be required to live on campus
      2. Residence halls are still open and available for students
      3. If a student is unsure about what to do, we encourage students to live on campus
      4. This change continues an EWU practice of emphasizing safety and flexibility
        1. For many reasons, students and families often view residence halls as safer, healthier, and more secure than other living situations
        2. Students will receive maximum flexibility related to contracts and fees

    We’re offering increased application fee waiver flexibility

      1. Waivers are still required, but we are giving more NACAC waivers to students since SAT and ACT waivers will be harder for them to obtain

    We are still admitting students for fall 2020

      1. Students may send unofficial transcripts for a decision
      2. No tests, no problem: EWU offers test-optional admission
      3. Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit grades on a transcript will not impact an admission decision
      4. EWU has not changed any AP, IB, or CLEP policies
      5. Our focus remains on the rigor of coursework and a student’s cumulative GPA

    The priority enrollment decision date is June 1

      1. If a student needs more time after June 1, we’re happy to talk to them and find a flexible solution
      2. Students with financial aid awards may be able to defer confirmation deposits until the fall

    We will update new student financial aid awards starting July

      1. If a student’s financial aid situation changes, we will work with them to adjust financial aid
      2. The financial aid office is very busy updating current student awards for spring and summer

    Let me know if you have any questions, 

    Ms. DelGizzi

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