Grade 11


Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Junior Program, where our focus narrows significantly onto the details of the college admission process.  In the fall, 11th grades students will attend their Fall Junior Academy to learn more about Creating a Target List of Colleges. Juniors are advised to attend a college fair, begin campus visits at schools that interest them, and discuss their plans with their school counselor.

In the spring, 11th Graders will attend the Think Like a Senior session to learn about College Admissions 101 and the requirements of the senior year.

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 CEO and President by October 1 of the junior year for more information.)

The 2021-22 Junior Notebook is available here and in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal.

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  • Academy

    The 2021-22 Academy dates are available here!  Junior Scholars are required to attend one Junior Crosby Scholars Academy in the fall and must register through their Crosby Scholars Student Portal.


    August 19th

    August 28th


    September 8th

    September 11th

    September 16th

    September 30th


    October 6th

    October 11th

    October 21st

    October 26th


    November 6th

    November 11th 

    (two sessions)

    Please log in to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal to view times of specific Junior Academy events, to view which events are virtual vs. in-person, and to register.

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

    Juniors will learn about the following presentations:

    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.

    Come to the academy with questions about the junior year and creating a target list of schools!

    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

    Crosby Scholars must visit four (4) colleges and submit the College Fair/Visit form by October of their Senior year

    Students can complete this requirement during their sophomore year, junior year, or senior year.  Due to COVID-19, virtual visits can be credited as college visits.  

    You must visit four (4) colleges through any combination of the following methods:

    • In-person or virtual campus visits.
    • In-person or virtual college fair (interact with 4 colleges and gather information)
    Junior (Class of 2024) Deadline:  October 2023

    Click here to submit your College Fair/Visit form.  No signatures required!

    Questions?  Contact

  • Think Like a Senior Sessions

    Crosby Scholars Juniors, it’s time to “Think Like a Senior!”

    Think Like a Senior sessions are scheduled for February and March.  See the flyer below and our website calendar for all scheduled dates.

    This Program is a Junior requirement: All Crosby Scholars Juniors are required to attend 1 Think Like a Senior event.

    Registration: Registration in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal is required.  Registrations for all scheduled TLS dates are now available in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal.

    Parents:  Given the significant role they play in the college journey, parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the session along with their student; however, parents cannot participate and earn TLS credit on a student’s behalf.

    What is Think Like a Senior?

    During Think Like a Senior, you will learn about the Crosby Scholars Senior Program requirements and how Crosby Scholars will help you through the college admission and financial aid process–including your enrollment decision!

    Additionally, you will have the opportunity to work in a break-out room with one of the following topics:

    • Building your personal Target List of Colleges
    • Breaking Down the College Application
    • Decoding The College Essay: Choosing the Best Essay Prompt

    Questions?  Contact or call/text 336-671-5494.

    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.

  • Community Service

    Juniors and Seniors must complete 5 total hours of Community Service between Junior & Senior year.

    Junior (Class of 2024) Deadline: January 31, 2024.

    Click here to submit your Community Service form.  No signatures required!  

    Need ideas for Community Service or want to know how we define Community Service?  Visit the community service page to view a list of community service opportunities.  You can even complete some activities at home while social distancing measures continue to be best practice.
    Questions?  Contact  If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact the Crosby Scholars Program.  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 newsletter titled destinationcollege2023. It is created 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.

    Current and Recent Issues: 

    May 2022 Issue

    April 2022 Issue

    March 2022 Issue

    February 2022 Issue

    January 2022 Issue

    November 2021 Issue

    September 2021 Issue