Grade 11


Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Junior Program. Preparing for college heats up! Because of your involvement in Crosby Scholars, we believe that you expect to go to college and we want to help you get there. Expand your resources and establish your team. Attend college fairs, talk with college students, and ask questions. Involve your family as your support system, and visit your high school counselor often. It’s not too early to start looking for scholarships.

Scholars who completed the Program in 10th grade are automatically enrolled in the program for their junior year. There is not an application for the junior year. Students must enroll in the Program by the beginning of their sophomore year of high school. (Exceptions may be made for newly enrolled students in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Contact the Crosby Scholars Executive Director by October 1 of the junior year for more information.)

The 2019-2020 Junior Notebook is available here.

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  • Academy

    The 2019-2020 Academy dates are available below! Academies for juniors take place in August and September of each school year.

    All 2019-20 Junior Academy Dates
    Tuesday, August 6, 2:00-4:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
    Wednesday, August 7, 2:00-4:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
    Thursday, August 22, 12:00-2:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
    Friday, August 23, 9:00-11:00 am - Goodwill Industries
    Saturday, September 7, 9:00-11:00 am - Forsyth Tech, Strickland Center
    Monday, September 9, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
    Saturday, September 14, 9:00-11:00 am - Forsyth Tech, Strickland Center
    Wednesday, September 18, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries

    Make-up academy: Saturday, October 12, 9:00-11:00 am - Forsyth Tech, Strickland Center

    Parent sessions are offered on Aug. 7, Sept. 7, and 14. Parent sessions in Spanish will be announced soon.


    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. Dates will be announced.

    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.

    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 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.

  • College Fair/Visit

    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!

    Date: Monday, October 2nd

    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 Attending: 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 download the College Fair/College Visit form.

  • Think Like a Senior Sessions

    The final junior year program requirement is to attend ONE Think Like a Senior session before you transition to the Senior Program.

    During these sessions and webinars, you will learn about the Crosby Scholars Senior Program requirements, and how Crosby Scholars supports you through the college admission and financial aid processes, including your enrollment decision!

    We will also discuss the Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor Program in detail, so you can make an educated decision when choosing your Senior Advisor.

    Given the significant role they play in the college journey, parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their student; however, parents cannot attend the session on a student’s behalf

    The dates and locations of the sessions and webinars are posted in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Please log in to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal to register as soon as possible in order to attend the session of your choice, whether in-person or as a webinar!  During the registration process, you order your FREE Crosby Scholars Class of 2021 t-shirt.

    Each high school junior must complete all junior year program requirements to be eligible for membership in the Senior Program. The Crosby Scholars Program does not accept new applications to join or rejoin the Program during the senior year.

  • Grade Advisor Program

    The Junior Grade Advisor Program will be large group sessions with all schools invited. These sessions will include webinar series on Self-Assessments, FREE ACT Boot Camps, building a target list of colleges, and the importance of the college tour. 

    Please check the Crosby Scholars Program website or Crosby Scholars student/parent portal for more details about dates, locations, and times of these programs. 

  • Community Service

    Click  2019-20 Community Service Form  to download a community service form for the 2019-20 school year!

    2019-20 Deadline: January 31, 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. 

    1. 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
    2. Take a picture of your form and email it to 
    3. Mail it to Crosby Scholars Program, 2701 University Parkway, W-S, 27105
    4. Fax it to 336.725.1321
    5. Drop it off at the Crosby Scholars office
    6. Submit it at your school's student services office

    Juniors may count hours volunteered after March 7, 2019 including summer volunteer hours toward the 2019-20 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. 

  • Newsletters

    Each junior in the Program has access to a quarterly newsletter titled destinationcollege2021. 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 Juniors and their parents/guardians.

    The first issue of destinationcollege2021 can be found here!