Grade 9


Welcome to high school and to the Crosby Scholars High School Program. Preparing for college starts now! Decisions you make in 9th grade matter ~ classes in which you enroll in 9th grade matter ~ grades you achieve in 9th grade matter! As a Crosby Scholar, you have made the decision to prepare for college enrollment. We want to help you achieve this goal. Involve your family as your support system, and get to know your high school counselor.

Students interested in enrolling in the Program must submit an application at the beginning of the school year. Scholars who completed the Program in 8th grade are automatically enrolled in the Program freshman year at the high school they choose to attend.

  • Academy

    The 2019-2020 Academy dates are available below! Academies for freshmen take place in October and November of each school year.

    All 2019-20 9th Grade Academy Dates
    Saturday, October 5, 9:30-11:45am, FTCC Main Campus, Strickland Center
    Saturday, October 12, 9:30-11:45am, FTCC Main Campus, Strickland Center
    Saturday, October 19, 9:30-11:45am, FTCC Main Campus, Strickland Center
    Monday, October 28, 9:30-11:45am (morning session), Goodwill Industries
    Monday, October 28, 12:45-3pm (afternoon session), Goodwill Industries

    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 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. 

    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

    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. 

  • 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.
  • Newsletter

    Each Freshman in the Program has access to a quarterly newsletter titled destinationcollege2023. 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 freshmen and their parents/guardians. 

    The first issue of the destinationcollege2023 newsletter can be found here!