A WORD FROM YOUR COUNSELOR
We will have the EOC Blitz this Saturday, June 1, from 9-12. Bus is available and all should meet in the media center. This is for Eng 2, Math 1, Math 3, and Biology. Snacks will be provided!
That same day we will offer make-up time from 9-12 in the media center. This will allow for four 45 minute sessions. STUDENTS MUST HAVE WORK TO STAY!
Counselor, Class of 2021
Your counselor with his super-cute daughter!
Job opportunity for graduation seniors who are career-bound: Scottie’s Exterior Building Services provides quality window cleaning specializing in glass/metal maintenance, restoration and pressurized cleaning. They are a small family-owned business with over 30 years of experience in the industry and has grown to become one of the largest window cleaning and exterior building services firm in the Southeast. Our presence is known throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, & Virginia.
Scottie’s considers its employees its most valuable asset, which is why they provide Paid Training and a Mentorship Program to facilitate and encourage upward mobility. Employees are also offered benefits that include: Health Insurance, Overtime Pay, Paid Time Off, & an IRA plan.
Students interested in learning more can contact Scotties directly. They will be happy to arrange an in person interview with their Director of Employment Development! Alternatively, students may apply online at www.Scotties1.com/Employment.
GTCC offers programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Perhaps you should think about a career in STEM! GTCC's program offers:
- One-on-one or group coaching
- Opportunities to connect with companies and leaders
- Faculty and peer STEM-focused mentoring
- Personalized career guidance
- Financial support every semester based on completion of a grant request
For more information or to see if you qualify, contact Al Jones at 336/334-4822, ext. 50350 or email@example.com
GCSTV is now airing a story from Northeast High School. Thanks to a partnership with The Motivational Foundation, 20 students will get to tour five HBCU’s this year during spring break – for free. You can see this story on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCIkVDqX6-s
Camp Kesem is a nationwide community driven by college student leaders. Camp Kesem serves children ages 6-18 who have lost a parent to cancer, have a parent undergoing cancer treatment, or whose parent is a cancer survivor. This summer camp is typically one week in length and it completely free to all who attend. Find a local camp at kesem.org/find-a-camp (however, UNCG has one!) and apply at kesem.org/camper-application Applications are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Northeast High School is one of six schools to pilot the first Signature Career Academies in Guilford County Schools: The Academy of Computer and Information Science.
Signature Career Academies are one of the district’s approaches for revamping its CTE programs to better prepare students for college and careers and meet the needs of emerging industries and our local economy.
The Academy of Computer and Information Science at Northeast High School will launch this Fall 2019. Students will learn to interact with computers and computer systems through coding, networking, and data analytics. Students are expected to graduate with a series of industry certifications, professional and technical skills, and college credits, making them ready to enter one of the fastest growing, highest paid professions in the world. Majors in the academy include: Cyber security and Artificial Intelligence and in future years, Geospatial Technology. This academy has an assigned attendance zone.
Students can register for the academy through School Mint during the Choice/Magnet registration window from March 13 through April 05, 2019.
This is a duplicate academy and is available to students in the western part of the county who are zoned for Dudley, Eastern, Grimsley, Northeast, Northern, Page, and Southeast High Schools.
At this time, transportation will not be provided for academy students unless they reside in the Northeast High School zone.
What makes this academy exciting for students?
Students who are interested in how technologies and organizations work and who thrive on learning new digital skills and tackling new challenges will enjoy learning in this academy.
Students will work individually and in teams to solve digital challenges organizations and governments are facing with the same kinds of processes used by the professionals in the industry. An example challenge that a student might experience is participating in an international government conflict simulation, where the student is serving as a government official who must encrypt and decrypt messages to determine how to advise national leaders. Students will present their work to industry partners.
In Signature Academies, students will learn in a smaller environment from both teachers and industry partners. Students will participate in field trips and other work-based learning events, will work to earn industry credentials, and will take college-prep and advanced courses as an expected part of their program. Students will receive support to be successful in their courses and in their college and career planning – academies are successful when they create successful students!
This and next year will be the time to start to visit college and university campuses. Visiting the campus and checking it out are a first step to getting a feel as to whether or not this campus will be good for you. I have, therefore, added a COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE section way down, below the SCHOLARSHIPS section. I'll continue to add to this section as new info comes to my office. If there's a particular college you're interested in, however, don't hesitate the contact the school directly and ask about visiting their campus. They'll welcome you and likely invite you to visit the Admissions office when you arrive to campus, as well.
Guided Pathway Support (GPS) program from the Ron Brown Scholar Program is a free program for high school Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors that is designed to help college-bound African American students navigate the admissions process. It directs them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. "Using a "high-tech and high-touch" mentorship approach, GPS students are invited to an exclusive GPS Workplace by Facebook platform, an online college access community. On the platform, students can download free college application resources, join college advising webinars, interact with college admissions professionals, and receive guidance from successful peer role models. GPS complements the work that the high school counselors, teachers, and professionals from Northeast Guilford County High School are already doing.
Rolling admissions is offered. So, students can and should apply today! This spring, GPS Navigators can look forward to advising in the following areas:
- Scholarship and Financial Aid
- Essay and Resume Support
- Mentorship and Community Support
To be eligible for GPS, a student must:
- Identify as African American
- Be a current high school junior or senior; (sophomores can apply in Spring 2019)
- Have a strong academic record; and
- Have demonstrated leadership and active involvement at school and/or in the community.
Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy is a quasi-military style program for at-risk teens 16-18 years of age and is sponsored by the North Carolina National Guard as part of the National Guard Youth Challenge Program with 40 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico. The purpose of the program is to provide qualified North Carolina dropouts, potential dropouts, and expellees an opportunity to learn in a safe, structured environment so the cadet can become a successful individual not only immediately but in the future. Read more about this school at Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy. Vincent Smith is a recruiter assigned to us; he can be reached at 704/960-9325 and firstname.lastname@example.org
GTCC offers a program called Career and College Promise. I've written about it before, and it's great. Although it's aimed for Juniors and Seniors, I want y'all to know about it, too, in case you'd like to take time and think about if it's something you would like to do.
This program allow participants to choose a college transfer pathway and earn transferable college credit! You can choose from an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science.
They also have more than 20 different Technical Pathway 9 options, including: Fire Protection Technology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Medical Office Administration, Early Childhood Education, Aviation, Welding and many more. Visit ccpi.gtcc.edu for eligibility requirements.
GCS has now made available a video on how to prepare for college. It is available in both English and Spanish versions.
On my browser, the English link inexplicably starts five minutes into the video; you will want to run this back to the beginning.
Exam Exemptions: Students who are in non-EOC, non-NCFE, non-CTE, non-AP, and non-Foreign Language courses have the opportunity to exempt one exam each semester. In order to exempt an exam, students must have missed 3 or fewer TOTAL days in that class period for the semester and have earned and maintained an A or B average in the class. STUDENTS ARE ONLY ALLOWED ONE EXAM EXEMPTION. If students are exempting an exam, they are not allowed on campus. If they are at school, they will take their exams.
GAP offers apprenticeships to juniors and seniors who are interested in the below industries. Students will have the opportunity for on-the-job training while earning a competitive salary ($9.00 per hr. - yr. 1). Additionally, students will earn college credits towards an associate’s degree at GTCC all paid for by their employer.
- IT/Cyber Security
- Aviation Mechanics
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Service Technicians (HVAC, electrical, plumbing)
Companies participating in GAP include:
- Bright Plastics
- Central Carolina Air Conditioning
- HAECO America
- Proctor and Gamble, just to name a few
This program is great and has provided awesome opportunities to our students. Again, see Mrs. DeBerry in Room 109 to sign up. You can also read more about GAP at gapnc.org
Resources to Help Teens Quit Smoking and Vaping:
Nine out of ten adult smokers started smoking before the age of 18. At smokefreeteen there are many resources for teens who are thinking about quitting tobacco. Teens can access SmokefreeTXT, the quitSTART App, SmokefreeUS on Instagram, or even Speak to an Expert online. Like adults, the more often teens try to quit the more they increase their chances of being successful. Each attempt at quitting helps the smoker learn what strategies work best for them. In addition, the younger and healthier a person is that stops smoking, the faster his/her body will heal from the damaging effects of tobacco.
Reminders and updates
- Tutoring buses will run Mon-Thursday (except for the first and fourth Monday).
- Students should make sure they are counted present when they attend tutorial.
Sgt. Perry is our recruiter for the U.S. Marines. He can be reached at 336/210-6904 and email@example.com
Sgt. Shannon S. Pitchford is our United States Army recruiter. Friendly and personable, she will be happy to talk with you and answer all of your questions about life in the Army. She can be reached at 704/500-1551 or Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org The US Army Recruiting Center is located at 2917 Battleground Ave., Suite E, Greensboro 27408.
As of December 6, 2018, I also met SSG Terry L. Purnell of the Army, and he, too, is available to talk with anyone interested in a potential career in the Army. He can be reached at 336/279-4467 and email@example.com
SSG Julius Larry is a recruiting & retention specialist for the Army National Guard and can be reached at 336/596-4972 and firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who enlist in the Army or Army Reserve can be guaranteed admittance to certain colleges and universities. To learn more, visit goarmy.com or call 800/USA-ARMY.
The following info is presented as resources for folks fighting or living in a state of homelessness:
- The Greensboro Housing Coalition helps people reach an ultimate goal of owning their home. Their contact info can be found here: http://www.greensborohousingcoalition.org/
- Food can be obtained at Urban Ministries. They’re located on Gate City Blvd., and they, too, have a website: http://greensborourbanministry.org/
- Mr. Cabiness, our social worker, can help directly with school supplies, and he’s available here on campus full-time.
- Mr. Cabiness also told me he can help with clothing needs with a voucher for kids; he fills it out, and it can be sent to a Guilford County Schools Central office location. Once there, it’s processed, and things are sent here for the student.
SSG Julius D. Larry is a recruiter with the NC National Guard. He can be reached at email@example.com and 336/596-4972.
Extra help for college and scholarship applications is coming your way. Here is an announcement from Ms. Foye: Attention ALL Students! Ask yourself these 3 questions:
- Do you plan on going to college after you graduate?
- Do you have questions about how to apply/ or what to do before you get to college?
- Would you like information about college applications, Financial Aid, Scholarships, and more?
If so, then our CAAP club is for you!!! Transportation will be provided. See Ms. Foye for more details or questions.
Youthsafe is a welcoming and ongoing social networking group for LGBT youth in Guilford and surrounding counties. Meetings are held every Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 210 E Bessemer Ave., Greensboro. Learn more at www.youthsafegso.org; on Instagram at youthsafegso; on Facebook at youthsafe gso; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The current minimum admissions requirements for UNC system can be found here: UNC minimum criteria for admission
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a form that you need to do starting your senior year and continuing through every year you’re in college. This form determines your eligibility for student financial aid.
The FAFSA should not be confused with the CSS Profile, which is also required by some colleges. The CSS is a fee-based product of the College Board and usually used by colleges to distribute their own institutional funding rather than federal or state.
Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid. Students who may not be eligible for need-based aid may still be eligible for an unsubsidized Stafford Loan regardless of income or circumstances.
If you need help writing a student resume, check out this video I found: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZS_GqM-nHM
Students who intend to graduate a semester early need to be sure they fill out an early graduation application by the end of September. This will allow us to register your graduation with the county office.
Questions about Say Yes and the scholarship model may also be directed to Say Yes. Parents can call 336-814-2233 or email email@example.com.
NC A&T has a computer science program and huge job (and mega-salary) opportunities exist for its graduates! If you would like to learn about it, too, visit http://www.ncat.edu/divisions/academic-affairs/bulletin/2016-2017/academic-info-and-regs/coe/dept-of-comp-sci.html for more info. Computer Science is a field that extends from theory through programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions. Jobs available in computer science include: software engineer, computer system analyst, network system analyst, system and database administrator, Internet systems engineer, web page designer, computer games developer and more. This is a growing field, and NC A&T is looking to fill the demand. A&T just had another new graduate land a new job with a starting salary of $75,000. So, check it out! Hard work pays off, and graduates from this program know it!
Students can register online for Driver's Ed beginning 21 days prior to the first day of class. Registration closes out five days before each class starts. The site to visit is http://ncdrivingschool.com/ After you have completed the paper/pencil part of the course, you should be contacted to do the driving part. However, if you've waited a good long while and not been contacted, call the NC Driving School at 800/375-6550 and make sure you're not getting overlooked!
Armel Tawokamkamden, USN is our Navy Recruiter here at Northeast. She can be reached at 336/712-6065 and firstname.lastname@example.org and facebook.com/pettyofficerkamdem. You can also contact Shauna Lambert at email@example.com or 336/430-1916! If you have any questions about the military, the opportunities it offers, compensation, etc., feel free to ask. The local Navy Recruiting Station is located at 2404 C. Merrill Drive, Greensboro.
Parent/Student Portal is a great device that gives parents and students access to grades, student attendance, detailed assignment descriptions, school bulletins and even personal messages from the teacher. Once parents have created their account, they will be able to manage their account information, link any and all students to the account (for whom they have parental or legal rights); set email and notification preferences for each student linked to the account.
Visit Parent Portal to log in. Info on how to create an account is also found on this link. Keep in mind that the directions are a bit wordy and not as difficult as they might first appear.
Has your student been suspended from school? New Light At Risk Intergenerational Outreach Program (NARIOP) is a program designed to benefit elementary, middle and high school students suspended from school for a period of 10 days or less. Through the program, students receive counseling, encouragement, educational enrichment, and anger management and conflict resolution counseling. Additionally, students are provided support through community agencies. Academic support is provided that follows the Guilford County Schools curriculum, which helps students to remain on schedule with their studies. The program's goal is to reduce the number of students who have recurring suspensions from school. Students can be referred to NARIOP by their parent or school principal. Students attend the program for the duration of their suspension. For more information, call 273-9671 or visit http://www1.gcsnc.com/nariop/index.htm NARIOP is a partnership of Guilford County Schools and New Light Missionary Baptist Church.
Work permits can be submitted and approved online at www.nclabor.com Scroll down a little and look for 'Apply for a Youth Employment Certificate.' On the right side-panel, scroll down and link to: (Youth Employment Certificate) Work Permits. Read instructions and click on link at bottom of page: YOUTH EMPLOYMENT CERTIFICATE. You must have the employer and job information, and there's no need to go to DSS.
Diploma Endorsement info:
Students enrolled in North Carolina high schools will have the opportunity to earn endorsements to their high school diploma that identify a particular area of focused study, beginning with the graduating class of 2014-2015. Please keep in mind that these endorsements have nothing to do with college admissions; they are a high school recognition. The potential endorsements that can be earned in GCS include:
Career Endorsement: the student will complete the Future-Ready core mathematics sequence, as well as a CTE concentration on an approved CTE Cluster, i.e. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Marketing, Sales and Service, etc. The student will also earn an unweighted GPA of 2.6 or higher, as well as one industry-recognized credential, i.e. Career Readiness Certificates.
College Endorsement: The student will complete the Future-Ready Core math sequence, as well as a fourth math course that will meet the UNC system minimum admission requirements. A 2.6 GPA is also required.
College/UNC Endorsement: the student will complete the Future-Ready Core math sequence, as well as a fourth math for which Alg II, Math III or Integrated Math III is a prerequisite. The student will also complete three units of science (Biology, Earth/Env Sci, and Chemistry are the three our students will most likely have), as well as two units of a world language. A 2.5 GPA is required.
North Carolina Academic Scholars Endorsement: This one will require the normal four units of English, four maths, three sciences, four social studies and one unit of Health/PE. Additionally, it will require two units of credit in a world language required for the UNC System, as well as four credits from one of the following; Career and Technical Education (CTE), JROTC, Arts Education, World Languages or another subject area. Three higher level courses are also required, i.e. AP IB, Dual or college equivalent course, honors, etc. A 3.5 GPA is required.
Global Languages Endorsement: The student will earn a 2.5 GPA for all of the four English courses that are required for graduation, as well as establish proficiency in one or more languages (in addition to English); most of our students who earn this endorsement will do it by completing four progressive units of a world language and earning a 2.5 or higher in those courses.
NEGHS Tutoring Plan
• Bell Rings at 3:30pm to end the day
• Students should report to their tutoring site by the 3:35 bell
o Any students not in class at that time will not be allowed in for tutoring and should report to the front of the school and arrange for a ride home.
• At 4:25 a bell will ring to end tutoring
o Tutoring passes should be issued by teachers at this time
o Teachers should sweep all students to the cafeteria
• Administration will provide supervision in the cafeteria
• All students will be offered a hot meal at no charge
o All students that are eating must sign-in at the line
o All students not eating should remain in the cafeteria
• Tutoring buses will arrive at the front of the school at 4:45
Notes about passes:
• Teachers must stay the entire time if they offer to tutor students (cannot leave students unattended or in halls)
• Teachers should complete parts of the pass to include: Date, Student Name and Teacher Signature
• Students will complete: STUDENT ADDRESS and CITY/COUNTRY
• No pass should be given to students that do not stay with teacher entire time.
• No passes will be provided by administration.
Tutorial Days and Times:
Bacote (English I, H Eng I & Eng III): Thursdays after school and by appointment
Capozzi (English III and AP Eng Lang & Comp): Tues, 3:35-4:20
Cornett (H Chemistry): Thursdays after school
Cox (Physical Sci and H Anatomy/Physiology): Wednesdays, 3:35-4:20
Curtis (Math 2): Wednesdays after school
DeBerry (Marketing, Hospitality & Tourism): Tues after school & by appt.
Diggs (English I & III): Tuesdays, 3:30-4:25
Ducking (MS Word & PowerPt and Principles of Bus): Wednesdays 3:35-4:20p
Fedor (MS Word & PowerPt & Personal Finance): Wed after school and Mon/Thurs before school
Felder (English IV): Thursdays after school
Foye (World History): Wednesdays 3:35-4:15
Fulton (Math I and Found of Math): Wednesdays, 3:35-4:30
Grubbs (French): Tuesdays after school
Harris (Biology and AP Env Sci): Wednesdays at 3:35
Hawkins (Civics and Leadership Development): Tuesdays after school
Jones (Career Training, Occ Prep, Applied Sci, Intro to Math, Math I & Financial Management: Thursdays at 3:35
Kinghorn (Spanish): Tuesdays, 3:35-4:35
Lamont (Intro to Model & Anim and Adv Mod): Wednesdays 3:35-4:40
Lopez (Spanish): Wednesdays after school for an hour
McNeal (Health Team Rel and Health Sci): Thursday after school 3:45pm-4:30pm.
Mendenhall (English II): Wednesday after school and by appointment
Nunn (AP World/H World Humanities and American Hist): Tuesday afternoon, mornings by appointment
Palmenteri (Visual Art): Tues & Thurs after school and by appointment
C. Powell: After school on Tuesdays for Math 2 and Wednesdays for AFM
K. Powell (MS Word/PowerPt and Multimedia & Webpage Design): Wednesdays, 3:35 - 4:30
Praylor (Early Childhood): Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45
Prevete (Biology): Tuesday after school
Robinson (Earth/Env Sci and Physical Sci): Tuesdays 3:35- 4:25
Schmidt: PreCal on Tues after school; AP Calculus on Wed after school
Schoolfield (Drafting I and Drafting Arch II): Tues & Wed after school
Smith: Math 3 on Thurs afternoons & AP Statistics on Wed afternoons & by appointment
Spence (OCS): Wednesdays after school
Strader (Sports/Ent Marketing and Entrepreneurship): Tues mornings at 8:00 and by appointment)
Surgeon (Math III): Wednesdays after school
Taylor (AP US Hist/Turn Pts and American Hist): Tuesdays 3:35-4:30
Whitehead (Math I and Foundations of Math I): Tuesdays after school
S. Williams (English II): Tuesdays after school
SAT and ACT INFO.
I have been handed a link to a great resource that explains all about the ACT and includes:
- a full-length practice ACT test, including the optional writing test
- info about the multiple-choice and writing tests
- test-taking strategies
- what to expect on test day.
You can visit this resource here!
Info. on how to order more official ACT score reports can be found here: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/scores/sending-your-scores.html
You might have heard about SAT Subject Tests. They're optional for some schools but not for others. How about you? Do you need them? Check out College Board's comprehensive list and advice (which is to always double-check with the colleges to which you're applying): http://blog.prepscholar.com/complete-list-of-colleges-that-require-sat-subject-tests
To see upcoming test dates and registration deadlines, go here: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadline
To practice for the SAT, go to Khan Academy here: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
Khan is a GREAT website, and I encourage everyone to use it as much as possible. As you work through practice questions, it can actually diagnose what your weak areas are and how to better prepare. This makes the time you put into this site very efficient. I cannot stress how much some preparation can boost your score and also help you simply feel better during the test.
I’m hoping all of you have created an account with College Board, so you can sign up for the SAT, but if you’re doing that now, be sure to keep your username and password written/saved in multiple, safe locations. If you lose any of this information, it’s virtually impossible to get it from College Board.
You have probably heard about an optional essay part of the SAT. Whether you do the essay portion of the exam or not should depend on whether the colleges to which you're applying require it. I recommend you check directly with the colleges/universities to which you're applying to make certain of this. Meanwhile, here is a list I found that shows schools that recommend, require or don't require the essay portion: http://blog.prepscholar.com/schools-that-require-the-sat-essay
To qualify for a fee waiver, you need to be on free/reduced lunch. You can go to the cafeteria in the mornings and ask a staff member there for a printout of your free/reduced status. Take this printout to me or to Ms. Z. here in the counseling department, and you can get a fee waiver.
The Northeast High School SAT/CEEB code is 342570.
The link to the ACT administration dates for 2017-18 is here: http://www.studypoint.com/ed/act-test-dates/
To register for the ACT, visit To sign up for the ACT, visit: goo.gl/xsIEe5
When you create an account with College Board, I encourage you to keep your username and password written in about five safe locations! If you lose this information, it's impossible to retrieve from College Board.
March2Success is a site for SAT and ACT prep. Check it out and let me know what you think: https://www.march2success.com/
By taking the PSAT/NMSQT and meeting published entry requirements, 11th graders may enter the National Merit Scholarship Program conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Visit www.nationalmerit.org to learn more.
Greensboro Youth Council is a volunteer organization for high school students that allows them create, implement and evaluate projects for the community. GYC Advisors work with their volunteers to cultivate skills in leadership, project management, decision making, time management and more. GYC members earn service learning hours for participating in the program. Projects/Programs run through GYC include: Ghoulash, Santa's Workship, Fashion Show, Camille's Closet/Theo's Threads, GYC Training Institute, and more. Visit greensboroyouthcouncil.com to learn more.
Many students will pursue service learning opportunities throughout their high school careers. Be sure to get your service learning plans approved beforehand, however, to make sure you get the credit you deserve! I now have a supply of service learning approval forms. Come get one if you need it! Meanwhile, I'll post service learning opportunities here as I learn of them. Be sure to check in with Ms. Hawkins, as well; she has the scoop on virtually everything connected to service learning!
Greensboro Aquatic Center is looking for volunteers from June 10-14. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/swimcamp2019
Greensboro Parks & Recreation will host their Counselor In Training Program this summer. For eligibility requirements and an application, visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/counselors
SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMS & JOBS
School is almost out and that means that Summer Night Lights is back to provide FREE events, programs, and activities for your 13-18 year olds. In partnership with the Greensboro Public Libraries, Greensboro Parks and Recreation has something for every teen this summer to squash the “I’m bored” scenario. From pool parties, photography workshops, cooking classes, movie nights, escape rooms, craft nights and of course, our flagship program, Friday Nights at Sportsplex we are ready to have some fun and hope that you will share what is happening with the teens that you work with and their parents who can drive them.
Please visit the SNL page for program guides, as well as a full list of sponsors and links to our social media sites which will provide you with up to date information about programs. If you would like posters or program guides for your facility or to hand out, let us know. The more people that spread the word, the more teens that can learn about what is being offered.
ANYTOWN Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2019
NCCJ’s acclaimed youth leadership program helps local teens become leaders
NCCJ is now accepting applications for ANYTOWN, their acclaimed youth leadership program for high school students. ANYTOWN is open to all rising juniors and seniors who live or attend school in Guilford County. This summer’s ANYTOWN sessions will take place from June 23 – 28 and July 14 – 19.
Not your typical summer camp, ANYTOWN provides students with a unique opportunity to live and interact with a diverse group of students who come together to build a community based on inclusivity, respect and understanding. The days are full of engaging workshops and intense discussion groups along with fun games and electives.
“ANYTOWN fosters a more compassionate and just community by equipping our young people to speak out and stand up for what’s right,” says Ivan Canada, NCCJ’s executive director. “It gives them valuable, real-world skills; no matter what you do in life, knowing how to successfully interact with people who are different from you is a must.”
Canada urges young people of all backgrounds to apply, noting that the fee shouldn’t discourage them. “Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the people and organizations that support NCCJ, we’re able to offer generous tuition assistance, up to and including full scholarships,” he says. “Money is never a barrier to a student coming to ANYTOWN.”
NCCJ is one of Guilford County Schools’ leading service-learning partners. Students earn 40 service-learning hours by attending ANYTOWN. They can earn more hours by participating in After ANYTOWN follow-up activities. Going to ANYTOWN is also a great way to make your college application stand out. Every year, students use their ANYTOWN experience for college essays and many receive scholarship awards.
“ANYTOWN showed me that I had so much to learn about people around me and, simultaneously, so much to teach,” says program graduate Rosemary Johnson (ANYTOWN 2007.) Rosemary strongly recommends ANYTOWN: “If you want your teenager to learn lifelong healthy communication skills in an environment where they’ll feel respected, included, and empowered, send them to ANYTOWN!”
Learn more and apply now for ANYTOWN at www.nccjtriad.org/anytown.
More about NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad:
NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad is a human relations organization that promotes understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through education, dialogue, and advocacy. Our mission is to build compassionate and just communities free of bias, bigotry, and racism. We believe that every community should become a place of promise with opportunity and justice for all. NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad, Inc. was founded in 1937 as the Greensboro chapter of the national organization. We became an independent 501(c)3 non-profit in 2005.
For more information, visit www.nccjtriad.org or contact Erika Wilhite at 336-272-0359
ANYTOWN Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcF6JWUPW24
Game Development summer camps will be offered at University of California Los Angeles and University of Washington Seattle. Prices range from $2,290 to $4,600. Visit www.game.experienceamerica.com to learn more about their program and available scholarships.
Project Fashion Summer Camps will be held at University of Southern California Los Angeles. Prices range from $750 to $4,600. Visit fashion.experienceamerica.com to learn more (and ask about scholarships).
Lifeguards Wanted! Free training is provided for applicants who meet prerequisites and apply by March 31. Search: iAPPLY GREENSBORO. Starting pay is $12.75/hr.
Wet'n Wild is advertising job openings for the summer, including: Lifeguard/ride attendance, foods cashier, grounds crew, and admissions. Applicants must be able and willing to complete the Jeff Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training Program, offered at no charge through the park. No previous experience is required. Perks to the job include: free admission, free park tickets for friends, employee parties, discounted season passes for family, incentive programs, fun and friendly atmosphere and more. Apply online at www.emeraldpointe.com/employment Begin by searching jobs by location (select Greensboro, NC); click on any of the current openings to view description and apply. Once you click 'apply now', you will be prompted to create an account.
In its eighth year, the institute, is designed to prepare students to take active roles in their schools and communities through service experiences that are aligned to the curriculum. It is divided into three cohorts: (1) rising fourth and fifth graders, (2) rising sixth through eighth graders, and (3) rising ninth through twelfth graders. Prospective participants register as a team of 4-6 students with at least one adult mentor from their school or district.
Selected teams will receive:
- Team building experiences;
- Hands on, minds-on learning from experienced trainers in character and leadership development;
- Experiential learning experiences;
- Service-learning action-planning;
- Evening activities that are fun, reflective, and impactful;
- Tools and materials to support service-learning, character building, and leadership development beyond the Institute.
- All expenses are paid for participants to include: meals, lodging, and transportation to and from the experiential learning site.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm EDT on March 4, 2019. LEARN MORE AND APPLY TODAY!
The University of Alabama offers UA Early College . Session one runs May 28 through June 28. Session two runs July 1 through August 3. Participants will live in a suite-style residence hall on the UA campus; take two classes with other college students; participate in engaging social activities; and meet other UAEC students from around the state and across the country. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 205/348-7083. Rad more about it at UA Early College at The University of Alabama
Stanford University offers a variety of summer programs for students who are passionate about learning and intellectually adventurous. They include:
- Stanford Summer Arts Institute
- Stanford Summer Humanities Institute
- Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes
- Stanford AI4ALL (increasing diversity in the field of Artificial Intelligence)
- Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
- Stanford Pre-Collegiate University-Level Online Math and Physics Courses
Read about these programs at spcs.stanford.edu/collegecounselor
The Rotary Youth Leadership Program is one of this area's best-known leadership programs in the region, and I have applications and information available! This program is for outstanding rising juniors and seniors with a 3.0+ GPA and have or are interested in assuming leadership positions in their communities. The program will run July 21-27 at the campus of Guilford College. The entire RYLP cost for each student - including room, board and leadership training - will be paid by a sponsoring Rotary Club. Come see me right now for an additional info! The direct link to apply is Rotary Youth Leadership Program.
The First Generation College Student Ambassadors (FGCSA) Program is a free, three-day summer boot camp for rising Juniors who are interested in learning more about college life and how to transition to it. The camp will provide: insight of what the FGCSA Program is and how it can benefit students; basic training for new recruits entering the FGCSA program to prepare students for what's expected of them while in the program and when they enter college; College planning activities which will involve developing academy resumes, identifying best college matches; developing Junior-year action plans; identifying gifts, talents and branding; and identifying the wide range of financial aid and scholarship opportunities for which students qualify; a guaranteed space in the FGCSA program in the fall. The boot camp will run Monday-Wednesday, June 24-26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (including a free lunch). The location: GTCC Greensboro, Technical Education Bldg, 3rd floor computer lab room 304 (2505 Ast Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. Paper applications are available in my office and will be accepted until all spaces are filled.
The Cooperative Council of NC is a free week-long overnight camp in June. CLC is for teens who have finished their freshman year of high school. The camp is open to all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors with a letter of reference for good behavior from us (your school) or who are selected from their cooperative as an outstanding teen. Attendance to CLC qualifies students for the Jim Graham college scholarship in their senior year. Participants will learn about cooperatives, leadership, team building and will be connected with other leaders from across the state. The camp will take place at the NC FFA Camp at White Lake, NC from June 17-21, 2019. Read more about CLC at www.CCNC.coop
UNCG CHANCE is a 7-day summer program for Latinx rising high school juniors and seniors. During their time on campus, students will participate in college preparation and leadership skills development. These experiences include:
- Attending mock class (across several disciplines)
- Mock course registration
- Leadership development
- Team building activities
- Campus organizations
- Cultural experiences
- Sports activities
- Civic responsibility
Follow this link and see NEHS Senior Becky talk about her experience with UNCG’s Chance program: https://youtu.be/RN2baYRt_v8
If you’re interested, come see me – and feel free to share this with other current Sophomores and Juniors. Participants engage with university professors, students, and staff to develop a peer/professional network forging positive, healthy mentorship connections focused on academic success and personal growth. This program encourages Latinx students to attend college by increasing their awareness of higher education and showing that it is well within their reach. The cost is $65, but scholarships are available. Contact Kattya Castellón (email@example.com) or Margarita Kerkado (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested in either assisting with the program or attending it. You can also read more about UNC Chance at admissions.uncg.edu/visit/events/chance/
Duke Summer Session for High School Students offers captivating and meaningful ways to spend your summer and get a taste of life on a college campus. By attending one of Duke's programs, you will prepare for college by delving deeper into intellectually stimulating courses of interest, which may even include the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor. In addition to challenging yourself academically, you will engage with a diverse group of peers, exposing you to different cultures and expanding your future network. Not to mention, you will leave with a lifetime of memories! Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit their website, and be sure to mark your calendars for December 3rd, 2018 when their applications open!
This portion of the website is for our Seniors. However, it's not a bad idea for all grade levels to check out the scholarship info! By getting familiar with these opportunities now, you'll be especially ready to hit the ground running during your senior year and start applying!
You will see that with all the scholarships, I'll list the name, amount/how much it's worth; the deadline, and criteria (what you need to have done to be eligible to apply).
All the scholarship information received will be posted here, but if you prefer hard copies of the info., it can be found in the Scholarships wall pocket. This pocket is located on the door to the immediate left of the counseling department entrance. It is marked 'Scholarships'!
Here we go . . .
Name: Various JROTC Scholarships
Criteria: Varies but all ROTC Seniors should follow this link to read all the available opportunities: www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarships.html
Name: StudentScholarships.org scholarships
Criteria: Visit StudentScholarships.org and apply to any of the listed scholarships. A hard copy of the newsletter is available, also, in the scholarship wall pocket.
Name: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Amount: Varies, depending on need and the specific scholarship applied for through this foundation
Deadline: None listed; it depends on the specific scholarship applied for through this foundation
Criteria: Applicants need to be the child of a Marine (current or veteran); 2.0+ GPA; family income of $100,000 or less.
Notes: Go to mcsf.scholarshipapps.org/cte/index.cfm
Name: Scholarship Buddy scholarships for McLeansville students
Amount: Varies depending on the specific scholarship applied for but ranges from $500 - $10,000
Deadline: Again, various depending on the scholarship for which you apply, but deadlines range from Feb 27 - June 30
Criteria: Visit https://scholarshipbuddynorthcarolina.com to visit a site with live links for every scholarship they have listed. Visit Scholarship Buddy to see the newsletter. A hard copy of the newsletter is available in the scholarship wall pocket in the 'Scholarship Buddy' file.
Say Yes Guilford provides services, support and scholarships to GCS students in order to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Visit Say Yes Guilford to learn about eligibility criteria and much more. This site also includes info about how Say Yes scholarships are applied toward public vs. private universities and colleges. You can also pick up a hard copy of Say Yes information in the folder marked 'Say Yes Info.' This file is located in the scholarships wall pocket on the door to the immediate left of the counseling department entrance.
Northeast Guilford High School
6700 McLeansville Road
McLeansville, NC 27301
School No.: 410-484
CEEB Code (for SAT and ACT): 342-570
Here is some additional info. that is sometime required for various applications:
My name is: Michael Harrison
My position is: Counselor
My email address is: email@example.com
My phone number is: 336/375-2500
My fax is: 336/375-2520
The Counseling Dept.'s fax number is 336/375-2506
The school website is: Northeast Guilford High
We have 11 AP courses and 28 honors courses.
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