What are the Highest-Paying Community College Degrees?

    • 1. Radiation Therapy ($62,300-$92,600) 
    • 2. Physician Assistant Studies ($53,800-$99,400)
    • 3. Software Engineering ($50,600-$89,600)
    • 4. Nuclear Medicine ($62,600-$77,300)
    • 5. Project Management ($49,200-$84,700)
    • 6. Network Engineering ($50,000-$81,300)
    • 7. Occupational Health and Safety ($50,200-$77,800)
    • 8. Computer Science (CS) & Mathematics ($41,300-$85,900)
    • 9. Biomedical Engineering (BME) ($44,900-$81,800)
    • 10. Advertising & Marketing Communications ($36,400-$90,000)

    Read more at https://www.gtcc.edu/academics/academic-programs/index.php


    Have a great weekend.

    Michael Harrison

    Counselor, 9th grade

    Northeast Guilford High School



    Michael Harrison, Counselor

     Michael Harrison, Counselor for the Class of 2027








    Upcoming Information Sessions about Career and College Promise – New Dates added! 

    Guilford Technical Community College will present an information session about its Career and College Promise Program for high school students. 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. Students and parents are invited to attend one of the free, hour-long events. Following the presentation, questions will be taken from the audience.  Reservations are not required. 


    Thursday, February 15                     6:00 PM

    Wednesday, February 21                 6:00 PM         

    Tuesday, February 27                      6:00 PM


    Location for all events:  Jamestown Campus - Auditorium, Koury Hospitality Careers Center, 621 East Main Street, Jamestown

    CCP Staff will be in the lobby to greet you.



    The presentation for graduating seniors is open to all students, not just CCP.  Students should apply on the GTCC website:  Your Path To Success At GTCC

    Join us for a presentation for graduating seniors and parents to explore how you can attend GTCC after graduation for free.

    February 15th at 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Koury Hospitality Careers Center Auditorium, Jamestown Campus

    621 E. Main Street, Jamestown, NC

    No reservations required. Snacks will be provided.

    This will include a Financial Aid presentation and information on the Access Amazing Scholarship for Guilford County students.

    Access Amazing Scholarship (gtcc.edu)


    Next Steps for CCP Students who plan to attend GTCC in the fall after high school graduation:

    1. Please reply to this email and provide your name, GTCC ID number, high school name and graduation date by March 15th..   
    2. Go to  Your Path To Success At GTCC  and follow the steps to apply as a “New or Returning Student.”  During this process, you will do Residency Determination (for in-state or out-of-state tuition).  You will also choose a new program/degree because your CCP Pathway will no longer apply.  It will ask if you are a freshman or if you are a transfer student.  Select Freshman.  Course credits you have already earned will be applied toward the degree you select.  To be eligible to register for classes in early April, you should reapply by March 15th.

    Summer CCP Eligibility:

    Your graduation date determines if you are eligible as a high school CCP student or a traditional college student for the summer term.  If your graduation date is before May 16th, you will be a traditional college student for the summer term, but GTCC must receive your official final high school transcript by May 15th.   If your high school graduation date is after May 15tth, you may continue for the summer term as a CCP student.  If you are attending as CCP for summer, you are still restricted to the CCP pathway.

    Summer and Fall Registration:

    Registration opens in April for Summer and Fall.  Even though you are graduating, your registration for fall will be done through the CCP Office because your high school hold will not be removed until July 1st and this prevents you from registering through Self Service or Navigate. You will be able to make schedule changes after July 1st in Navigate or Self Service and be able to register yourself for future semesters.  A new advisor will be assigned to you during the fall semester.

    Please let us know that you are graduating when you send your registration request for fall to CCP@gtcc.edu

    Course Registration for both summer and fall begins in April. CCP registration instructions will be sent to your Titan email account around March 1st.

    LIMITED ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS:  If you are applying for limited enrollment programs, apply to GTCC and then follow that department’s application instructions/deadlines.


    Adolescent substance use and related behaviors create barriers to successful learning and healthy lifestyles. It leads to increased risky behavior, chronic absences and changes in the developing brain that can lead to addiction. Teens that use substances have more strained family relationships and increased mental health challenges.  To mitigate its impact on student learning, we strive to strengthen protective factors and minimize risk factors that contribute to substance use.  We do this through relationship building, rigorous academic programs, community partnerships, social emotional learning, age-appropriate prevention lessons, mental health support, early intervention/alternative to suspension programs and referral services.  I would like to highlight GCS' substance abuse prevention section of their website:  https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/11392    Once you visit the website, be sure to check out the links to various community resources.



    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:



    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 https://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!


    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 










    The Free Enterprise Leadership Challenge (FELC) is a summer program for students entering grades 9-12.  Participants learn what it means to run a business, earn money and how to be successful in high school and beyond.  It'll be held at two locations:  Wingate University in Wingate, NC from June 23-27 and Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC from July 21-25.  The fee is $225.  Register now at felcexperience.org





    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 ACT registration, go to http://www.act.org/content/act/en/register-for-the-act.html?cid=paidsearch:google:pi04-april-national-test-reg-k12-b2c:dc_173

    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!



    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












    Reference Info.

    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