A WORD FROM YOUR COUNSELOR
Have a great spring break.
Counselor, Names G-N
Northeast Guilford High School
Michael Harrison, Counselor for students G-N
I wanted to add a couple of tips that may help get the laptops working better:
- Sound: if the sound is not working properly try holding down the “up volume” button on the keyboard to 100, then shutting down the computer while still holding the volume button. Then restart the computer. This usually fixes sound issues.
- Not opening work: try going to www.office.com and logging in with their student email address and password. Email address would be studentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org and password would be their birthdate mmddyyyy
- Other issues: restart the computer AFTER 5 pm so updates can install.
Even if you do end up switching out the computers, these tips should work on any of our current GCS laptops.
As the new semester has begun, we have seen a surge of questions come in about issues with Microsoft Teams or Microsoft Forms. Here are some suggestions:
- Go to office.com
- Sign in
- Login: StudentID@stu.gcsnc.com
- Password: MMDDYYYY (Birthday)
- Retry entry into Teams or link that was sent.
Here are some other tech tips:
A couple other possible tips:
- Volume not working on Lenovo laptop: Hold down up volume button until volume is at 100, keep holding down and then hold down power button until laptop shuts down. Restart laptop.
- Teams not connecting: right-click Teams icon at the bottom of the screen, click quit, restart Teams.
- Sem. 2 Canvas courses not showing: in Canvas, click Courses > All Courses. Click the stars next to the current ones you would like to show on the dashboard.
This link takes you to GCS' links and logins: https://sites.google.com/mygcsnc.com/studentportalgcs/home
SchoolMint Application Instructions:
Parents looking to enroll their students for virtual learning for the spring semester need to go to Schoolmint:
Virtual Academy or GCS eLearning University Prep Academy (9-12)
Information and FAQ’S can be found under Quick Links on the Guilford County website. Please visit www.gcsnc.com
Step 1: Log in to SchoolMint from the GCS website at www.gcsnc.com
Scroll down to “Quick Links”
Click on “SchoolMint Registration”
If you do not have a SchoolMint account, you must create one
Step 2: Under Student Dashboard find the student’s name enrolling in the eLearning Program
Beside the student’s name, click on the box that says “Add New Student Application”
Step 3: Under “Please Select the School Year You Would Like to Apply to”
There should be 2 boxes that are checked off and highlighted in blue
Make sure the checkmark beside 2020-2021 is highlighted in blue
Step 4: Confirm student’s current information is correct and student is a current NEHS
Step 5: Select the box that says “Registration”
Step 6: Under the map you will see 2 boxes
Northeast High-Registration (should see a blue checkmark beside this box)
GCS eLearning University Prep Academy (9-12)-Registration
Click on the checkmark to uncheck Northeast High-Registration
Click on the checkmark to check GCS eLearning University Prep Academy(9-12)-
***You should only be applying to the virtual academy, not reapplying to NEHS***
Step 7: Complete the information required
When it comes to Teams, make sure you actually have the app. If you don't have it, type 'Microsoft Teams' into your search bar on google and download the Teams app.
To sign in Microsoft use this format:
Password: MMDDYYYY (birthday; you'll notice there are no slashes between month, day, year)
Sometimes it helps to see your username and password written out. When students have trouble logging in, they most often are simply typing in their username and password wrong (sometimes repeatedly) and thinking it doesn’t work.
Northeast High's remote learning info can be found here: https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/19376
This site also includes a fabulous video hosted by our own Mrs. Prevete. She navigates people through the Canvas website, showing how it looks, what to click on, how to work and manage it.
If your computer displays a message saying the "domain is not available", then try to log into the device at a GCS site. If that does not work, contact me so we can arrange for a device exchange.
Students will access Canvas via NCEdCloud
Students will log in with their Powerschool ID # (aka "lunch number") and password (Rams4life! is the universal password initially. However, if this doesn't work, try your birthday in the format MMDDYYYY)
*If you need your password reset, contact your teacher - teacher emails can be found here: https://www.gcsnc.com/domain/14891
You can also access Canvas via a mobile app on your phone or other mobile device
1. Download Canvas student app from your device's app store
2. Open the app and search for "Guilford County Schools" and select it from the search menu
3. Log into your Canvas account with your Powerschool login information (see above)
4. You will then see your Dashboard which features any Canvas courses you are enrolled in
*If you need more assistance with Canvas, please see the Canvas Parent and Troubleshooting Guides above.
The GCS technology helpdesk can be reached at 336/370-8179 and online at Technology Services.
For ALVS and Credit Recovery classes, login info is, as follows:Username=gcs+your student ID numberPassword=apex (or student01)Yes, the course content for ALVS and Credit Recovery courses is all on www.apexvs.comRegular classes with our teachers here on campus are accessible on Canvas.
ALVS Tech Support can be reached at 855/550-2547.
FAFSA, NC Countdown to College 2020 Events
College y Consejos is partnering with MyFutureNC's First in FAFSA campaign to offer free, virtual FAFSA assistance to any Latinx student in NC. We hope this can be an additional resource for you and your colleagues as we work together to increase access to higher ed.
Details are as follows:
- Appointments available at bit.ly/cycFAFSA
- Appointments are available Sundays-Thursdays, 2/21-3/7.
- Evening and Sunday appointments can be in Spanish or English.
- Weekday appointments are in English only.
- Appointments are available for students, parents/caregivers, and counselors.
- Students do not have to be associated with our organization to get help.
- Counselors who may be working with a student in person or via Zoom, or counselors who have questions about FAFSA completion with immigrant families, can sign up for appointments.
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/
Students/Seniors applying to college will need to establish NC Residency. This is what enables them to receive the in-state tuition rate! Visit https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/ and click 'Complete Residency Determination'. Here's a video on HOW to do it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEvHIod7VSk&feature=youtu.be
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. The time to do this is your senior year in high school but will need to be completed for each year of college, too.
The FAFSA should not be confused with the CSS Profile, which is also required by some colleges (primarily private ones). The CSS is a fee-based product of the College Board and is usually used by the colleges to distribute their own institutional funding rather than federal or state funding.
Filling out the FAFSA can be intimidating, especially to people who are new to it. With that in mind, "Money Matters: FAFSA 101" is coming every Thursday in October from 6 to 7 p.m. FACEBOOK.COM/UNCGFINANCIALAID/LIVE. Join the UNCG Financial Aid office live for this fabulous event!
Each week will cover a new topic. Session dates:
- October 1: FAFSA Filing Overview and Checklist
- October 8: Dependent or Independent? Who is My Parent on the FAFSA?
- October 15: DRT, Verification, Special Circumstances
- October 22: Top FAFSA Errors
- October 29: What's Next?
Your FAFSA questions are wanted! Before each week's event, go to https://forms.gle/rW3qwveS7py6cdBB8 and leave your questions!
Missed a session? No worries! Just go to FACEBOOK.COM/UNCGFINANCIALAID/LIVE and watch the video.
The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens October 1 at fafsa.gov
Registration is Open! for the CACRAO virtual college fair.
This fair is open to high school students on Thursday, March 25 and Monday, April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Sign-up to virtually connect with 200+ colleges and universities from around the country and world for free.
During the Virtual College Fair, you will have the chance to hear from many different colleges. You can choose which colleges you want to hear from by registering for their sessions. You and your family can ask questions of the college representatives throughout the presentations too!
All sessions will be recorded, so please register for ALL college/universities that you have an interest in, even if you can't make the live session...you'll have an opportunity to watch the recordings later!
Car riders can be dropped off at the front of the school as early as 9:35. We cannot allow students in any earlier than 9:35 am. Bus riders will be dropped off at the Primm Gym entrance. Drivers will park outside the 2-story building between ROTC and the back loop. Drivers can drive day 1. We will take your information and give you a registration packet. You must bring your driver's license. We will NOT be charging students to park on campus this year and enter at the bottom of the 2 story building facing the parking lot. Any drivers that arrive after 9:55 am must park and enter at the front of the school. These are the only 3 areas students can enter the school and be screened. Any late arrivals should enter through the main entrance.
Bus transportation form: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo
Here is the link to the 2021-22 GCS registration book: 2021- 2022 Registration Book
Here's info about two upcoming seminars about community colleges:
The Board of Education agreed to a high school return by cohort beginning February 22. Our cohorts will be divided by alphabet. Cohort A will attend face to face Monday and Tuesday. On these days, Cohort B will join remote live sessions. Cohort B will attend Thursday and Friday. On these days Cohort A will join remote live sessions. At this point, we believe Wednesdays will be remote for everyone.
Cohort A: Students with Alpha A-K
Cohort B: Students with Alpha L-Z
Cohort REMOTE: Students who will learn remote for the rest of the school year.
We will be sending letters with the school schedule, daily schedule, and your student's cohort on Feb 15. We will send these via Parent Portal emails on Feb 16. If your email is NOT up to date in Parent Portal, please update it! We are still solidifying the EXACT daily schedule. We assume there will be some slight shifts, but overall the day should have a remote start and end time similar to our current schedule.
Families can still apply for their student to stay REMOTE for the rest of the school year. They should go to gcsnc.schoolmint.net. Schoolmint directions are below under TECH TIPS.
ALSO! Sports are still going on! Football practice has started and baseball and men’s and women’s tennis have started workouts. Call and ask for our athletic director, Coach Sharp, or email her at email@example.com for more details.
Greensboro Parks and Recreation is hiring for all aquatics positions for summer 2021! Training is FREE and pay starts at $15 an hour. You must at least 15 years old to apply. Please take a look at our job board to see all available positions. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Kristen Herndon, Facilities and Aquatics Coordinator by email at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org
How people without college degrees can find higher-paying jobs: article
In Exploring a Skills-Based Approach to Occupational Mobility, researchers from the Philadelphia and Cleveland Feds analyze the skills that employers request in the 33 largest metro areas and look for opportunities for workers to transfer their skills from one occupation to a similar — but higher-paying — occupation in the same labor market. This application is designed to make the findings interactive and wholly accessible to those interested in economic mobility. article
Senior cap and gown and graduation invitation info from Herff Jones:
MAKE PAYMENTS or PLACE YOUR ORDER at: https://highschool.herffjones.com/secom/home
Please click on the link below for important Cap & Gown information. Immediate attention recommended for a virtual experience:
* If you have already placed your graduation order and have a balance due, please make your final payment ASAP in order to receive your supplies at the delivery date which is to be announced soon!
For Questions: email@example.com and (336) 228-7770
Information about ordering class rings: https://youtu.be/Hm0KjVHo7Vw
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.
Please click this link for a recording of our parent session from January 28, 2021. We had over 200 parents and students attend our College Series Kickoff. It was great fun, we even had a DJ, the parents and students loved it! This was the kick-off to our college series for this year. More information coming soon…..
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:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, is the start of Semester 2. Our daily schedule has changed! Please see our social media or the Semester 2 presentation under the Parents Tab on our website for the full schedule.
Our spring semester schedule is, as follows:
1st block: 10:00 - 11:20
2nd block: 11:25 - 12:45
3rd block: 1:35 - 2:55
4th block: 3:00 - 4:20
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
Please remember to call ahead and make an appointment if you need to visit the school. Anyone who visits campus must wear a mask and must be screened prior to leaving the front office.
We have NOT received any new laptops as of yet BUT if you are having trouble with your device complete the Laptop Request Form located on our website. If you need a wifi hotspot, please email or call Mrs. L’Esperance, also known as Mrs. L, and request a hotspot.
The North Carolina Driving School is now scheduling new opportunities for students to register for virtual driver’s education classes. Even though virtual, classes are being scheduled for students at specific schools to help manage the large number of students across the district that are waiting for driver’s education classes.
To help with the backlog of students who have been waiting since March 2020, 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 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.
We have been lucky enough to be able to provide any student who needs a laptop with a laptop. However, the devices ordered by the district should start to arrive this month. Each student will be assigned a new device. We will inform you when we have new devices so stay tuned!
November is Native American Heritage Month! Guilford County Schools have a few things going on to be aware of, all linked individually:
- Natives of Guilford : [Native students, families, staff] Similar to the idea of Humans of NY, we are collecting images and stories of Native people here in Guilford County (students, staff, families, everyone!) We aim to share these images and messages via social media as a way to remind the community that Native people are still here!
- Native American Heritage Month Celebration Challenge: [anyone] Each day there are celebration/learning/reflection activities with a focus on a different part of our culture each day (Dancing, food, children’s books, boarding schools, etc.) The hope is for students, staff, and families to celebrate and/or learn the many parts of Native American culture.
- Classroom Resources: [teachers/staff] An updated database of classroom and instructional resources aimed at bringing relevant and inclusive content to your kids is available on the Indian Ed website.
- PD Culturally Responsive Teaching about American Indians in NC: [teachers/ staff] There is currently a 10hour/1.0 CEU PD Class through NCDPI that is self-paced and focused on American Indians in NC. (Log into NCEES, go to Prof. Development, search for #8048.) I plan on hosting a debrief/planning session at the end of the month/beginning of December for anyone who participates in this PD and would like to discuss and collaborate with others. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
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!
SFC Renee Skipper is our new Army Recruiter at the Greensboro Recruiting office. He has been in the Army for 15 years, and 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 336/279-4467 (cell).
Driver's Ed: To help with the backlog of students who have been waiting since March 2020, 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.
FYI: our College Board code is 342 570. You need this when signing up for the SAT.
The Beta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is kicking off their annual Cotillion. It is for outstanding senior young ladies. The cotillion provides an opportunity for high school senior girls to raise scholarship money for college and participate in activities that enrich their development. You are welcome to direct questions to email@example.com
This is a virtual event. Seniors: If you were not able to drive through to pick up your Senior packet, we missed you. However, you can go to the below link and make your purchase. Remember that your priority is to order your cap and gown.
When you go to the Herff Jones Order site, you will see several packets but again you are not required to order an entire packet. You CAN order the cap and gown unit only. The current cost of the cap and gown is $61.00 plus shipping/handling and tax. Go to https://www.herffjones.com/ to order.
This year's Northeast High graduation is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Location: The Special Events Center at the coliseum.
Hi students: go to this sign-up link if you are interested in joining an extracurricular activity: club, extracurricular questionnaire
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
On-campus Senior Portraits will take place on October 30th and November 2nd from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. You must sign up for an appointment slot to take your photos. Spots are limited. This is NOT a RETAKE session for students who took their photos at the off-campus location. This is only for students who have not taken their photos at all. Students should wear their casual outfit. Drapes and Tuxedos will be provided for the formal photos. Please contact Ms. Felder with any questions or concerns (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sign up for your appointment here: https://bit.ly/3mXUMVa
Do you need high-speed internet or computer access? A limited number of spaces are still available at Northeast High School’s Learning Center. The learning center operates Monday through Friday from 9 am-1 pm. Sign up online through SchoolMint at the GCS website. Contact Mr. Gordon at Northeast High for more information.
Nick Osborne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker here in Greensboro. He and his wife Nicole Osborne own and operate Milk and Honey Therapy. Nicole and Nick have experience working with teens from a variety of cultural backgrounds who struggle with ADHD, anxiety, depression, anger issues, adjustment issues, trauma, low self-esteem, and other mental health concerns. They offer Teletherapy, Walk & Talk Therapy, and Outdoor Play Therapy services. They are here to talk if you need assistance.
Career & College Promise at GTCC
Career and College Promise offers North Carolina high school students the chance to earn college credits at a community college campus. The program is tuition-free for high school juniors and seniors (semester fees will be due). You must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8 or higher or passing test scores.
Students can earn:
- College credit transferable to all UNC System Institutions and many of NC’s Independent Colleges and Universities
- A credential, certificate or diploma in a technical career
Summer 2021 Semester:
- March 15, 2021: Priority Deadline for Early Registration
- May 13, 2021: Deadline to submit new applications
- June 2, 2021: First Day of 8-week summer classes
- July 27, 2021:Last day of classes
Fall 2021 Semester:
- March 15, 2021: Priority Deadline for Early Registration
- July 15, 2021: Deadline to submit new applications
New Student Admissions Meetings
Admissions Sessions are required for all new students. Because of COVID-19, the recorded Admissions Session below replaces the required Admissions Meeting. Please submit a completed application packet with all signatures after viewing the Admissions Session.
The Admissions Session includes information on the following:
- General Program Information
- Curriculum Pathways
- How to navigate the website to search for classes
- How to register for classes
- Q & A
It is important that you and your student watch the entire recording. Please right click on the link below to access the recorded meeting.
Once you and your student have viewed the Admissions Session:
- Determine your Career and College Promise Pathway– Write the Pathway name and Code on your Verification Form. Please refer to the Dual Credit Allowances Document for information on how the high school credits dual courses.
There are two types of Career and College Promise Pathways:
- College Transfer Pathways – GTCC offers seven different college transfer pathways
- Career/Technical Education Pathways – GTCC offers numerous certificate and diploma programs.
Use the links below to learn more about them.
College Transfer Pathway
Career and Technical Education Pathway
- Complete the Application Packet (forms are attached). (Signatures may be obtained by email.)
The Application Packet includes:
- GTCC Application for Admission– Student signature required on page 2. Please do not include the social security number on the application for admission.
- Verification of Student Eligibility Form– Please make sure that you have all signatures required and that you have included the pathway.
- Attendance Policy Form
- Year-End High School Transcript– courses must be listed by grade level, signed and dated by principal and include a cumulative unweighted GPA. Please send a copy of your latest transcript with the admissions packet. If you attend a public high school, you may request this through cfnc.org. Please provide your High School ID # on the Verification Form. If your transcript is in a sealed envelope, you may open it and scan it.
- Copy of Home School State Registration(if applicable)
- Consent to Release Form– to be completed by the student.
- Media Release Form – to be completed by the parent.
- Scan your application packet and email the documents as attachments using the attach button to email@example.com. Do not copy and paste the documents into the body of the email.
Once you have submitted your application packet:
- Please be checking the email listed on your application. If something is missing, you will be notified. After the application is processed, the applicant will receive an email with Titan Account Activation Instructions.
- After activating your Titan account, please log into your GTCC Titan Email and check it frequently. You will receive registration instructions around March 1, 2021. Applicants who apply after March 15, will receive registration instructions after their application is processed.
- Once you have registered for classes, you will be sent an email with instructions for our mandatory online CCP Orientation.
Please keep in mind that the purpose of CCP is for eligible high school students to earn college credits towards a college degree, diploma, or certificate. Dual credit for high school graduation requirements is a bonus, but should not be what drives course selection. Courses in the CCP transfer pathways should be selected based on the published bachelor degree plan for the major at the university the student intends to transfer to after high school.
SAT and ACT info.
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
Do you know a student interested in becoming a physician or dentist? Fayetteville State University has partnered with Meharry Medical College to provide a high quality, fast-track approach to beginning a career as a physician or dentist. Participate in our Information Session for Referral Partners, led by FSU’s Interim Chancellor, Dr. Peggy Valentine.
Tuesday, Feb 23 at 10 am on Zoom.
Register for the Zoom session at https://bit.ly/36wfbde
Students & Families: 5 Boston Colleges & Universities In One Night! You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 7:00 PM EST to learn more about Colleges of the Fenway. Through a short presentation and Q & A opportunities with our five Admissions Counselors, you’ll learn all the ways our Boston institutions are unique, the student programs and academic opportunities available through the consortium, and why we consider ourselves one community! Students and families can register HERE to attend any of the upcoming sessions, including the one offered on Thursday, November 5. Students and families are welcome to join any session, not just the session offered in your geographic area. Registration is required. For more information, visit: http://www.colleges-fenway.org/discovercof/
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
Limestone University will host an open house on Friday, November 13. Students will tour their historically beautiful campus, speak with faculty members from every major they have, and see presentations from various campus departments. The day will start around 8:30 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. after they have provided you lunch! If you would like to attend, complete this registration form and Admissions Representative Madison L. Lineberger will provide details! https://limestonecollege.formstack.com/forms/open_house_form
Colleges are reaching out to us to come to their virtual visits. Whenever I book a date for a visit, I'll email you with the date and time.
PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIESSince 1958, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has provided transformative leadership development training that has positively impacted the lives of over 600,000 high school sophomores in the U.S. and abroad. Northeast has been invited to nominate at least one sophomore to attend The State Leadership Seminar. Students will spend 3–4 exciting days exploring leadership from an individual, group, and societal perspective while collaborating with students from throughout the state. Students return from HOBY with a new sense of self-awareness and an elevated confidence in their individual potential. They will be inspired to make a positive impact in their schools and communities and will be equipped with the leadership skills to enable action. Read more about HOBY at https://www.hoby.org/state-leadership-site/?statename=NORTH%20CAROLINA&state=NC and let me know of your interest by October 16. The seminars students will attend will take place between April and June 2021 with plans for both in-person and virtual attendance as local conditions mandate.Summer 2021 Programs
The application window for the CHANCE summer program is now open until May 1st. This year will have a hybrid program – a very interactive virtual program with lots of activities and a weekend at the UNCG campus. Due to COVID regulations, limited seats are available. Only high school students in 11th grade will be eligible to apply this year. The GPA minimum required is still 2.80 (though they might be able to make some exceptions). The application is free, and the enrollment fee is the same, $65.00, which will provide the students a fee waiver for the admission application at UNCG for Fall 2022. This is the link to the application: admissions.uncg.edu/chance
Each Summer the Department of Animal Science at NC State University hosts the Livestock Science Camp for high school students interested in Animal Production. This year the camp will be held virtually for one week (June 28 - July 1), and will potentially host one in-person camp day on July 2 or 3rd, 2021. There is no application fee, and 35 scholarships are available for underrepresented students to cover the $125 camp fee. Questions about the camp can be sent to Dr. Carrie Pickworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or you can call her at 919-513- 0262 with questions.
Week 1: June 28 - July 1st, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm ESTWeek 2: July 5 - July 9, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm ESTQuestions for more information can be sent to VetPAC_Camp@nscu.edu.This summer camp is a great opportunity for students to learn about becoming a veterinarian through interactive labs, guest speakers, virtual tours, and more. It is open to rising high school freshmen through rising college freshmen.
- Dissection, injection, and anatomy labs
- Breakout sessions with various Colleges of Veterinary Medicine's Admissions Representatives
- Virtual tours of a local animal shelter, a veterinary hospital, and a research lab
- Opportunities to meet with small, large, and exotic animal veterinarians
- Q&A sessions with current pre-veterinary undergraduates, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students
Summer Pre-College Programs at Carnegie Mellon For over 100 years, Carnegie Mellon has offered students unique and hands-on educational programs from the fine arts to technology and everything in between. Through the Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Program, rising juniors and seniors in high school have the opportunity to experience this world-class education.
Mirroring the undergraduate experience, our Pre-College program gives students the opportunity to explore their interests while receiving instruction from acclaimed Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff. Students will also participate in a robust outside of the classroom experience.
Our summer Pre-College program options for summer 2021 are listed below. Due to the ongoing considerations related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are preparing plans should we be required to alter the delivery of our programs:
Please note that our Summer Academy for Math and Science (SAMS) program curriculum and delivery method has been changed. SAMS updates are now listed on the program page linked below.
- Summer Session, students take two full-length Carnegie Mellon courses in a variety of disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, History to Music Technology.
- Summer Academy for Math and Science, provides students from underrepresented communities the opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
- Computer Science Scholars, provides students who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the field of computer science an opportunity to receive exposure to computing and additional computer science pre-requisites.
- AI4All @ Carnegie Mellon, provides opportunities for students from underrepresented communities to study artificial intelligence with full-time faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field.
- National High School Game Academy, for students who want to learn about modern video game development through a unique blend of left- and right-brain college-level work.
- Computational Biology, a three-week program for students looking to learn more about the intersection of the two disciplines.
- Unique programs in the Fine Arts - Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music – in which the students experience developing their skills in a conservatory or studio setting.
- Writing & Culture, guided by the mentorship and instruction of our highly distinguished, permanent faculty members, students will improve their ability to analyze complex, ever-changing problems through astute investigations of culture and society.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management
Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Programs
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
Kristina Zemaityte, Alpha A-F
(336) 375-2500 ext. 1206
Michael Harrison, Alpha G-N
(336) 375-2500 ext. 1207
Sutton Leonard, Alpha O-Z and
Computer Science Academy
(336) 375-2500 ext. 1205
(336) 375-2500 ext. 1208