The Crosby Scholars Academy for Juniors offers workshops during academy that help to enhance their college admissions and planning decisions.

Juniors will attend the following workshops: 

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. 

Junior Academies have concluded for the 2018-2019 school year 

Wednesday, August 1 – 9:30am-11:30am – Goodwill Industries

Tuesday, August 7 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Goodwill Industries

Monday, August 13 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Goodwill Industries

Wednesday, September 5 - 6:00pm-8:00pm -- Goodwill Industries

Saturday, September 8 – 9:30am-11:30am – Strickland Center, FTCC Main Campus

Tuesday, September 11 – 6:00pm-8:00pm – Goodwill Industries 

Wednesday, September 19 - 6:00-8:00pm -- Goodwill Industries 

Saturday, September 15 – 9:30am-11:30am – Strickland Center, FTCC Main Campus postponed to September 22

Saturday, September 29 -- 9:30am-11:30am -- Strickland Center, FTCC Main Campus

Saturday, October 13 -- 9:30am-11:30am - Strickland Center, FTCC make up academy


Please note: Junior academies are not held on-site at the high schools. Students need to make proper arrangements to attend a junior academy on one of the dates listed.


Parents: 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 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.

Please call 336-725-5371 or email if you have any questions.

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