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This goal of this volunteer program is to introduce exceptional students to scientific research. Soph and Jrs must earn DM's Nomination to be considered.
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Seniors with sharpest intellects, strongest work ethics and most meaningful accomplishments should consider the AZ FLINN Scholars program
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Hispanic Heritage Foundation offering up to $3,500 in educational grants for college. Deadline October 15th.
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Annual College event at Desert Mountain open to all grade levels, Students and Families are encouraged to attend.

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Desert Mountain SCHOOL PROFILE 2017-2018



Naviance provides students with tools that personalize and simplify the college and career planning process.
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  1. Naviance Student Instructions (new August 2018)
  2. How to Sign Up for a College Visit
  3. View Naviance files on this page for more detailed information on how to use Naviance for Career & College Readiness.

College and Career Files
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Job, Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Internship, Leadership & School Year and Summer Program Opportunities

Call for Nominations/Applications:

9/5/18    Barrow Neurological Institute Scientific Research Program for Sophomores & Juniors. 
  1.  Nomination Process   
  2. Policies & Procedures 

2/9/18     Rotary Youth Salute for exceptional DM juniors
 2/9/18    Rotary Youth Salute required application 
2/9/18     Boys State 2018 - Juniors need to know
2/9/18     Boys State 2018 portfolios requirements
2/2/18     Phoenix Zoo
1/26/18    USC Bovard Scholars for Juniors 
1/26/18    YMCA Youth & Government Model Congress
1/10/18    GIRLS STATE 2018, call for junior portfolios
12/22/17  Health Careers Summer Institute for Jrs/Srs: apply now
10/31/17  HOBY - Sophomore State Leadership Seminar Program


Other Opportunities:
5/15/18   ASU Summer Camps
2/13/18  DignityHealth/St Josephs Summer Volunteer Program
Be Heard!  Talent Search for the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sound 

List of Programs and Opportunities to watch for:
     Document by Interest

Volunteer Opportunities

RECENT Call for Volunteers;    HORSENSE

Volunteering is a great way to get involved. 
Here are some hints and contacts to get started.
If you are part of an organization that is looking for volunteers, email

You can go to to find volunteer organizations by category such as Animals/Wildlife, Environment, Community Services, Cultural/Entertainment, Disability, etc.

Another good site is Volunteer Match where you can search by city, zip code and keyword at

Lastly, Community Information and Referral is a non-profit organization with an online directory at Depending on a student's interest area, there is probably an organization that could match up and could use some help. A student will benefit most from community service when they have a passion or interest in that area. 


Desert Mountain uses Rep Visits to schedule over 90 college visits each year.

Mrs. Mary Loftus click to email
Room 5105 (down hall from bookstore)

To join DMHSCCC Remind: open web browser & go to:, following directions to join and download app.

             text @dmhsccc to 81010

7:15-2:45 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
7:15 - 11:00 am on Wednesdays

Closed for staff lunch 12:00 - 12:30
Open during student lunch. Students are welcome anytime with a pass from their teacher.  I'm happy to meet with students one-on-one by appointment.  

Student self advocacy is encouraged.  Parents please reach out to me via email or telephone with any questions.

Scholarship Presentations for students MOST Tuesdays first semester during lunch. 

Important Dates

  • Occidental College

  • Chapman University

  • Macalester College

  • The New School

  • Case Western

  • Union College - Schenectady

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In-State College Information

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