A WORD FROM YOUR COUNSELOR
Have a good rest of the week.
Counselor, Names G-N
Northeast Guilford High School
Michael Harrison, Counselor for the Class of 2027
Attention Sophomores and Juniors! We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for Governor’s School.
The North Carolina Governor's School is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students.
Students in the 11th grade may apply to attend in an academic area or an arts area.
Students in the 10th grade may apply to attend in the area of the performing arts.
The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each area, and it does not involve credit, tests, or grades.
The recordings and presentations of “What is Governor’s School?” can be found at: https://nc01910393.schoolwires.net/Page/80747
The GS application and recommendation form are available on the NCDPI Governor’s School website.
Governor’s School is the oldest and most prestigious program for academically advanced students in the state. It is a great opportunity and one that is most rewarding for those who participate.
Interested students and parents can contact Ms. Z. for more info.
NCA&T Admissions Counselor Joshua Carter will be here on Friday, October 10 at 1 p.m. to discuss NCA&T’s Food and Nutritional Sciences Program.
A degree in Food and Nutritional Sciences will prepare you for careers in nutrition, health care, and food services.
The degree also prepares students for research and development professions that apply technology to develop new foods, and improve the quality and safety of food products and services.
The October 10 visit will be at 1 p.m. in the media center. A sign-up sheet is on the wall just outside the counseling office.
William Peace University will be visiting us on October 4 at second period.
Admissions Counselor Davyous Melvin will be here to share academic program information, as well as financial aid news, admissions advice, and other pertinent info.
A sign-up list is on the wall just outside the counseling office.
The meeting location will be the media center. Students, please be advised that you will be responsible for any missed work in second period.
Upcoming Career and College Promise Information Session Dates:
Guilford Technical Community College will present an information session about its Career and College Promise Program for high school students at the Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the GTCC Jamestown Campus. The presentation will provide information about the dual enrollment program for high school students along with information about the admissions process and qualifications for the program.
The Career and College Promise program is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester.
Students and parents are invited to attend the free, hour-long event.
WHEN: Thursday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 26
6 – 7 p.m.
WHERE: GTCC Jamestown Campus
Auditorium, Koury Hospitality Careers Center
621 East Main St.
New Staff Member:
Laura Weil is GTCC's new Admissions/Records Technician. She can be reached at email@example.com, Ph: 336-334-4822, ext. 50853.
Updated Application Instructions:
We have updated CCP application instructions on our webpage: www.gtcc.edu/ccp.
New email address for application documents: Please send all application documents and information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please have new students applying to Career and College Promise use the information on our Web Page. Application Documents are loaded on the right column under “Career and College Promise Forms”.
Spring Application Priority Deadline: October 20, 2023. Students who have applied by this date will be able to register in early November.
Spring Application Deadline: December 5, 2023.
After we process new applications, students are sent instructions to set up their Titan Accounts. Students should set up their Titan account soon after receiving the instructions. Registration instructions will be sent around October 2nd to their GTCC email or after their application has been processed if after October 2nd. The initial password expires after 60 days.
Registration for Spring will open for continuing students on November 1, 2023 and for new CCP students on November 8, 2023.
- Students look up classes using Self Service (no log in required). Please see instructions attached – a link to video instructions is included. High school students cannot register for classes online.
- New Students take the Online Success Seminar before requesting registration. This can be accessed in Canvas from the GTCC website.
- Students send an email to CCP@gtcc.edu to request registration on or after Nov. 1st for continuing students and on or after November 8th for new students.
Orientation for New Students:
New students must attend one of our Orientation Dates during the first week of January – TBA.
UNC System Virtual Open House: October 2 thru 5th (6 pm)
What: Virtual event for prospective students, their parents, school counselors, and CDCs. Admissions Counselors from each institution share helpful information about the admissions process. Current students from each university share their college experience and answer your questions live.
When: October 2, 3, 4, and 5th, 2023 (6:00 pm-7:15pm)
Where: Virtual via Zoom. Register HERE!
2023 UNC System Virtual Open House Schedule
Monday, October 2
Tuesday, October 3
Wednesday, October 4
Thursday, October 5
East Carolina University
Fayetteville State University
Elizabeth City State University
Appalachian State University
NC State University
UNC School of the Arts
NC A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Winston-Salem State University
Western Carolina University
The district has made changes to the bus transportation. Parents can access their bus information using the tools below:
- Here Comes The Bus (HCTB) - Parents must create an account to sign-up to receive bus assignment information, as well as locate and track the school bus. To sign-up for HTCB, click here.
- PowerSchool Parent Portal - Parents can click here to create an account.
- Parents can also call the Transportation Call Center at (888) 511-4427 if any questions or concerns. The Call Center is open Monday – Friday from 6am – 9pm EST.
Below is a link to the FAFSA demo site.
Given that the FAFSA is the best means to finding money for college, it would be a great idea for our Juniors especially to check out this site. It’ll help you get acquainted with the FAFSA, what it looks like and how to complete it.
Doing this will help tremendously during your senior year when you and your parent prepare to do the real FAFSA to help secure some money!
Here is the link: https://fafsademo.test.ed.gov/webdemo.htm
I’m passing along a resource you may find helpful to students and families about merit scholarships. College costs increase annually, and many families don’t qualify for need-based scholarships. This is what makes merit scholarships important. The following link is a 75-page resource, Colleges that Give the Best Scholarships, to help students learn about the top schools that award merit scholarships, including partial- and full-ride scholarships: https://www.standoutcollegeprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/2022-2023-Scholarship-Booklet.pdf
Also, here is a link to the North Carolina Scholarship Directory, a list of 100+ vetted student scholarships across the state, broken down by month: https://standoutcollegeprep.com/north-carolina-scholarships/
The following link contains a list of resources to support Native students. You can now see a Native scholarship video, list of Native scholarships, and list of summer programs for Native students. Check back periodically as this site will continue to build: https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/84905
Do you need to find out the colleges and universities that have your intended major? Go here! https://www2.cfnc.org/college-search
GTCC has a career interest inventory. Go to the link below, click 'Take the Assessment', and decide if you want the six or the 60-question survey (I recommend the 60). Let me know what you think: https://gtcc.emsicc.com/?radius=®ion=50%20Mile%20Radius%20from%20Jamestown
Bus transportation form: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo
Here's info about two upcoming seminars about community colleges:
How people without college degrees can find higher-paying jobs: article
Need to send a transcript to a college? Transcripts are free for current students and can be requested via ScribOrder at https://guilfordnc.scriborder.com
Be sure to select 'current student' if you are still enrolled here! Otherwise, there'll be a fee. Transcript requests fulfilled by ScribOrder allows the transcript to be electronically sent in a way that colleges will accept them as an official transcript; an emailed transcript is not acceptable for most colleges and universities.
Many students are interested in Service Learning but need a place to visit to come up with ideas of things to do. Here is a link to some great volunteer opportunities in the area:
GCS students in a crisis of any kind— anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, food insecurity, etc., are urged to call GCS Youth Crisis Hotline at 336-332-7295 to speak with a counselor. The hotline is open daily from 7 am until midnight.
- Crisis Hotline Flyer - English
- Crisis Hotline Flyer - Spanish
- Crisis Hotline Flyer - Arabic
- Crisis Hotline Flyer - Vietnamese
- Crisis Hotline Flyer - Swahili
The North Carolina Driving School is now scheduling new opportunities for students to register for virtual driver’s education classes. Classes are being added regularly, so check regularly at www.ncdrivingschool.com for class schedules and registration information. Northeast Guilford High cannot register students for driver's education so families must go to the website to register. Once there, click 'Register Now' under 'Online Registration'. Select Guilford. Select Northeast Guilford High School and go from there. You can also call them at 800/375-6550. There is no fee for driver's ed.
Below are two support guides created by an organization called STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service) for low-income and homeless college students.
Helping Hand: Resources & Support for Low Income College Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/low-income-college-students/
Resources & Scholarships for Homeless Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/higher-education-resources-for-homeless-students/
Both guides help students learn about assistance programs and resources they can take advantage of to help get college-ready, find housing, afford tuition, and more. STEPS believes everyone should have the chance to go to college and achieve their career dreams regardless of their financial status, and creating guides like these can help make it happen. If you utilize these guides, I'd love to hear your feedback!
Sergeant Paul S. Anglin is our new Army Recruiter at the Greensboro Recruiting office. He is glad to be able to take his knowledge and expertise to assist students in making decisions about a potential career in the U.S. Army! He is at 2917 Battleground Ave., Suite E, Greensboro 27408. His phone #s are 336/288-6777 (office) and 336/862-9101 (cell). His email is email@example.com
Driver's Ed: Only students 15 years and older can register for new classes. The number of students in these virtual classes is limited to 30. Classes are being added regularly, so check regularly at https://www.ncdrivingschool.com/ for class schedules and registration information. Northeast Guilford High cannot register students for driver's education so families must go to the website to register.
Khan Academy is a free test practice site, and it's quite fabulous. Their section on the SAT is sensational, and I understand it is very beneficial for ACT prep, too! As students work through practice questions, Khan can actually discern where the student's weak areas are and identify them - which is exactly what you want. Focusing on the weak areas will allow for the best point gain. Check it out! https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
FAQs on FAFSA:
1) What is the "FAFSA" and how is it used?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that determines eligibility for state and federal financial aid to cover higher education expenses.
2) Where does the student data in the Finish the FAFSA database report come from?
The NC Department of Public Instruction provides a list of the seniors for each participating high school. Each senior’s name, date of birth, home address, and school code are matched with his or her FAFSA status from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Information reflected in the database includes: not submitted, submitted, completed, signed by student and parent, and whether chosen for verification.
3) What do schools do with this information?
School counselors who work with seniors can monitor their students who have or have not completed the FAFSA. They can advise seniors about correcting FAFSA errors or how to complete verification.
4) Is there a risk to student privacy?
No income information is included in the Finish the FAFSA database. No Social Security numbers are included either. Access to the database is guided by regulations to safeguard student data and only authorized users at each school can access that school’s student data. Parents can opt-out so that student information does not appear in the Finish the FAFSA database.
5) Can I share student data that I find in the Finish the FAFSA report?
Student-level data is protected by federal law and must not be shared with anyone other than the student or parent, and other authorized personnel at the school.
• The data should never be shared with other students.
• Sharing student data from one school with authorized personnel at another school is prohibited because authorization is school-specific.
• Sharing student data within the school with unauthorized personnel at the same school is prohibited.
• Authorized personnel have been designated by the school district administration.
• Access has been granted only to those school staff, and/or to other persons from federally designated entities, such as GEAR UP, who work directly with seniors on FAFSA completion and college access.
Each participating school district signs a Data Use Agreement requiring the protection of student data and limitation of use of the data for intended purposes only.
6) Where is Finish the FAFSA?
Education professionals who are Authorized Users access Finish the FAFSA in the Professional Tools on CFNC.org.
7) Where do I get more information?
The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) is a state agency that helps North Carolinians pay for education. Contact Outreach@ncseaa.edu with questions or to request a Data Use Agreement for your school.
FAFSA help can be found at CFNC: 888/737-9321.
You will need to get a FSA ID so you can electronically sign your FAFSA. Visithttps://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
The link to complete the FAFSA: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
Say Yes Guilford is a local education non-profit organization committed to providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for success in college, career, and life. An equity-based model provides evidenced-based, impactful, and consistent services making sure students who need the most are offered the most support from elementary school through high school and college. Go here to register for scholarships: https://sayyesguilford.org/
Greensboro Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for Youth Leadership Greensboro (YLG), a leadership development program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Applications are available online. The deadline to apply is September 22. The program costs $80 for the year and fee assistance is available. Participants will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm from October until April at the Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Dr. All sessions have been approved through Guilford County Schools and are considered an excused absence. This program is for exceptional students who want to make a difference in the community by becoming better advocates and problem-solvers. It is designed by teens who have graduated from the program. Students will learn about local issues of concern. Past subjects include diversity, politics, media, health, law and justice, the economy, environment and advocacy.
For more information, contact Athletics Coordinator Britt Huggins at 336-373-7617 or Greensboro Youth Council Coordinator Jasia Stevenson at 336-373-2734.
SAT and ACT info.
Say Yes Guilford is excited to host our Spring SAT/ACT Prep on Feb. 17th 6-7:30 p.m. Students may register at sayyesguilford.org/events.
For SAT registration, go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register
FYI: our school’s CEEB/College Board code is 342 570. You need this when signing up for the SAT.
For now, go to CollegeBoard, check it out, create your account, and then when you’re ready to select a test date, email me. I can send you a code that will waive the registration fee, and the code is good for two test administrations!
Listen! When you create your account with CollegeBoard, be sure to write your username and password in multiple, safe locations! Maybe photograph it with your phone. If you are to lose your username or password, it’s almost impossible to retrieve it from CollegeBoard. It’s a pain in the neck, for sure!
Meanwhile, Khan Academy is a free test practice site, and it's quite fabulous. Their section on the SAT is sensational. As students work through practice questions, Khan can actually discern where the student's weak areas are and identify them - which is exactly what you want. Focusing on the weak areas will allow for the best point gain. Check it out! https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Finally, I want to encourage you to take the best courses you can, make As and Bs, and keep moving forward.
College can be a great experience for you, one of the best of your life. Just be sure to pick a major that has great employment opportunities, is something you ‘d like to do, and will generate an income that will allow you to live well. Don’t let anyone tell you money can’t buy happiness! Money doesn’t buy fulfillment, but it sets the stage to have a lot less stress in your life.
Let me know of anything you need – and keep a watch on my website for news, announcements and other messages of interest!
COLLEGE VISITS, OPEN HOUSES AND CONTACT INFO
ETSU is waiving the application fee for North Carolina students! As you may have already seen, their out-of-state tuition for NC students has been adjusted down to $10,500 per year (border counties still receive the in-state rate). Students can apply for free by going to etsu.edu/apply and using the application code ncbucs21. ETSU is also test-optional, which means we will rely solely on their high school transcripts to deliver a decision. You can still submit their test scores for scholarship purposes. Here is a video (1 minute and 45 seconds) about ETSU: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJqZcILm2GM
Northeast's CEEB code: 342-570
Northeast High School is located at 6700 McLeansville Rd, McLeansville, NC 27301
Our phone number is 336/370-2500
The Counseling Department's fax number is 336/375-2520
Kristina Zemaityte, Alpha A-D
(336) 375-2508, ext. 1206
Mikayla Witten, Alpha E-K
(336) 375-2508, ext. 1208
Kanesha Fields, Alpha L-Q
(336) 375-2508, ext. 1205
Michael Harrison, Alpha R-Z
(336) 375-2508 ext. 1207