The Crosby Scholars Academy for Juniors offers workshops that help to enhance their college admissions and planning decisions.
Juniors will receive the following presentations:
Preparing for College Admission 101. Topics covered in this workshop include graduation requirements for the WSFCS system; minimum admission requirements (GPA and test scores) for the UNC system colleges; standardized tests, including SAT subject tests, and how best to prepare for them; what makes a strong applicant for admission; and myths about the college admission process.
Building A Target List of Colleges. Creating a target list of schools begins with self-knowledge. If you don't know who you are and what you are seeking, it can be difficult to know which colleges best meet your needs and preferences. Next we consider using a "cluster" approach to identifying 3-5 colleges that are a good fit academically, socially, and financially. Finally, we will explore the College Board's search tool as a means of broadening (or narrowing!) the list of prospective schools.
Parent sessions reviewing the college admissions and financial aid processes are available.
Come to the academy with your questions about college admission and creating a target list of schools!
Junior Scholars are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy in the late summer or early fall of the academic year. Scholars must register through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
All 2017-18 Junior Academy Dates
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Thursday, August 17, 6:30-8:30 pm - Goodwill Industries
Thursday, August 24, 9:30-11:30 am - Goodwill Industries
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Saturday, September 9, 9:30-11:30 am - Forsyth Tech, Oak Grove Center
Saturday, September 16, 9:30-11:30 am - Forsyth Tech, Oak Grove Center
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Parent sessions are offered on Aug 16, Sept. 6, 9, and 16. Parent sessions in Spanish will also be offered on Sept. 9 and 16.
Parents please note by allowing your student(s) to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy, you are agreeing to the terms of the Parent Partnership Agreement located in your student’s portal. This agreement will remain in effect for the duration of your student’s participation in the program. Should you not agree with these terms, you are required to contact the Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org before allowing your student to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy. Once your student attends the academy, the agreement is in effect until the student voluntarily withdraws from the program or does not fulfill a program requirement.