Sophomores: Staying on Course
Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Sophomore Program. Preparing for college continues now! Decisions you make in 10th grade ~ classes in which you enroll in 10th grade ~ grades you achieve in 10th grade do matter! If you expect to go to college, expect to continue studying now. Expand your resources. Involve your family as your support system, and visit your high school counselor more often.
Students interested in enrolling in the Program must submit an application at the beginning of the school year. Scholars who completed the Program in 9th grade are automatically enrolled in the Program for their sophomore year.
The 2019-2020 Academy dates will be announced soon! Academies for Sophomores take place in October and November of each school year.
The Crosby Scholars Academy offers students academic and personal development workshops on a variety of skill enhancement topics that support student achievement and college planning. Freshmen and sophomores are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy offered in the fall. Scholars must register to attend an academy session through their Crosby Scholars Student Portal.
Students can select from a number of sessions that include: The ABC’s of College, test-taking and study skills, career exploration, strategies for success, communication, social media/cyber bullying, etc. Scholars attend 2 classes during Crosby Scholar Academy. Click Here to see class offerings. Please note, the two classes offered at Academy sessions hosted on a week day will be pre-selected by Program staff.
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 email@example.com 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.
- Community Service
Click 2019-20 Community Service Form to download a community service form for the 2019-20 school year!
2019-20 Deadline: March 11, 2020
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service, although five are recommended. Scholars must submit a form documenting their hours that includes a signature of the person in charge of the service activity by the deadline noted above.
Submitting your form is easy! Make a copy or take a picture of the form for your records before you submit it.
- Upload your form to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal on the My Documents page, which is the dropdown of the My Crosby page. You will see a field for 2019-20 high school community service form
- Take a picture of your form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail it to Crosby Scholars Program, 2701 University Parkway, W-S, 27105
- Fax it to 336.725.1321
- Drop it off at the Crosby Scholars office
- Submit it at your school's student services office
Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year's deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year's requirement.
Community service must be performed with a non-profit agency or be an activity that benefits a non-profit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn't count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact Crosby Scholars at 336.725.5371. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
- College Fair
College Fair/College Visit Requirement:
To fulfill the college fair/college visit requirement, Crosby Scholars must speak with four college admission reps about their respective schools. Students typically fulfill this requirement by attending one college fair and submitting a college fair form during their sophomore year, junior year, or senior year; however, juniors and seniors may fulfill this requirement by visiting four college campuses. Details are posted below and are outlined in the Crosby Scholars student portal. This requirement must be fulfilled by early October of your senior year. Submitting one college fair form or one college visit form is required to verify your presence.
The most popular way to fulfill this requirement is to attend the local college fair.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Post-Secondary Opportunity Session (PSOS) or College Fair!
Time: 5-8pm (You are not required to stay for three hours; you will not need to pre-register to attend.)
Location: Benton Convention Center, 301 West 5th Street in downtown Winston-Salem
List of Colleges who have attended in the past: Click here
Parking: Parking is available in the parking deck. Be prepared to pay for parking. (Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck.)
Approximately 125 colleges/universities are represented at this fair. Each college will have its own table and will be placed in alphabetical order. To help scholars navigate the college fair, a list of colleges and their table number is provided by the WS/FCS system and is available upon entering the fair. Additionally, the list is posted on the Crosby Scholars Programs website approximately one week prior to the fair. Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck. PSOS offers students the opportunity to interact with admission reps from North Carolina colleges as well as out-of-state colleges.
Click here to view and print the college fair form for sophomores.
- Grade Advisor Program
The 2019-2020 Grade Advisor Program will begin in January 2020!
The Crosby Scholars Grade Advisor Program was established in order for 9th and 10th grade Crosby Scholars to meet with an advisor during the spring semester of each school year.
- Scholars are notified by email when their Grade Advisor, an important first mentor in their college journey, is assigned.
- Topics discussed at Grade Advisor meetings help prepare scholars for the college admission process and build a foundation of knowledge that launches them into junior and senior years.
- Meetings are held monthly beginning with a kick-off pizza party in January and concluding with an end-of-year reception in May.
- Scholars are required to register online through their Crosby Scholars Student Portal to attend meetings #1 (pizza party) and #5 (end-of-year reception) only. Online registration is not required to attend meetings #2, #3, and #4.
- Meetings are held on campus after school (except at CGW, Carver, Early College, Kennedy, Paisley, QEA, and WSPA, where meetings are held during the school day) and last approximately 30-40 minutes.
- Grade Advisor meetings are not rescheduled unless school is closed or after-school activities are canceled.
- Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in the Crosby Scholars office.
- Students who miss a meeting should sign on to the webinar at the end of each month to review the material that was covered. Materials used by Grade Advisors will be posted in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal; no paper copies will be distributed during the meetings.
- Meeting dates are posted on the Crosby bulletin board, announced at the high schools, and emailed to scholars. Meeting dates are also posted on the homepage of this website under High School Grade Advisor Program.
Each sophomore in the Program has access to a quarterly newsletter titled destinationcollege2022. It is published to keep students informed of activities, deadlines, and announcements. Each newsletter offers appropriate advice and assistance for a specific period of time. The link to the newsletter is emailed to sophomores and their parents/guardians.
The first issue of destinationcollege2022 will be published in August!