Michael Harrison

    Counselor, Names G-N

    Northeast Guilford High School



     Michael Harrison, Counselor for the Class of 2024






    Career and College Promise at GTCC

    WHAT: Guilford Technical Community College will present an information session about its Career and College Promise Program for high school students at the Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the GTCC Jamestown Campus on March 21st at 6 p.m. 


    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. Students must have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.8.


    The presentation will provide information about the dual enrollment program for high school students along with information about the admissions process and qualifications for the program.


    The Career and College Promise program is currently accepting applications for the Summer and Fall 2023 semesters.


    Students and parents are invited to attend the free, hour-long event.


     WHEN:         Tuesday, March 21st

                           6 – 7 p.m.


    WHERE:       GTCC Jamestown Campus

                            Auditorium, Koury Hospitality Careers Center

                            621 East Main St.

                            Jamestown, N.C.


    We will be giving out 2 SHEETZ gift cards and have snacks at this information session.  😊




    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 and Fall 2023 Semesters:


    May 17, 2023:  Summer application deadline

    July 15, 2023:  Fall application deadline


    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 parent watch the entire recording. 


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    Once you and your parent 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 nine different college transfer pathways   

    Career/Technical Education Pathways – GTCC offers numerous certificate and diploma programs.


    2.  Complete the Online Application for CCP:  Follow this link – https://www2.cfnc.org/exclusive.html#/applicationlogin/GTCC/GTCC_CCP/GTCCAppCCP

    You will need to create an account on CFNC.org. Please include your social security number when completing the online application.  If you attend a public high school you can request your high school transcript through CFNC.


    3.  Once you have completed the online application, scan your additional application documents and email to ccp@gtcc.edu.  

      Do not copy and paste the documents into the body of the email.  Please use the “attach” command.

    Verification of Student Eligibility Form – Please make sure that you have all signatures required and that you have included the pathway. Signatures may be obtained by email.

    Attendance Policy Form

    Consent to Release Form – to be completed by the student.

    Media Release Form – to be completed by the parent.

    Year-End High School Transcript –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. For home school transcripts - courses must be listed by grade level, signed and dated by principal and include a cumulative unweighted GPA.

    Copy of Home School State Registration (if applicable)

    4.  Once you have submitted your application documents:


    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.  Registration instructions will be sent to your Titan email only.

    Once you have registered for classes, you will be sent an email with instructions for our mandatory online CCP Orientation.







    Volunteer Opportunity:  Volunteers needed – I Can Swim Camp, June 19-23

    This weeklong camp teaches individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities how to swim with the help of adaptive techniques and volunteer support. Volunteers must sign up for the same session all week, but you can select more than one session if your schedule allows! There is a mandatory volunteer orientation on Sunday, June 18 at 3pm.

    Sign up here: www.bit.ly/swimcamp2023


    The Civics Center is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to educate and prepare the next generation to become active citizens in their communities.  Student leaders are invited to attend a free, one-hour workshop to learn how to organize a voter registration drive here at Northeast. Workshops are offered every week through graduation season, and students can receive community service credit for attending. To register, follow this link:  Events Calendar - Workshops & Activities - The Civics Center

    If you have questions, please contact Molly Ford, Director of Youth Programs for The Civics Center, at molly@thecivicscenter.org. 



    April 24 registration:  Webinar Registration - Zoom 

    April 27 registration:  Webinar Registration - Zoom 




    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


    Graduation rehearsal will be June 7 at 3 p.m.

    Graduation will be June 10 at 10 a.m.


    Clarkson University is offering applications for their Leadership and Achievement Awards.  This is a scholarship and recognition opportunity for high school Juniors!

    The amount for recipients is $25,000/year ($100,000 total for four years).  


    • Be a high school junior
    • outstanding leadership qualities
    • academic interest in:  Engineering, Business, Science, Healthcare or Liberal Arts

    Come see me by February 28 if you are interested.

    The ABC Science CollaborativeFood and Nutrition guide developed by The ABC Science Collaborative and NC InCK and NC Integrated Care for Kids (NC InCK) have developed a series of resource guides that are designed to serve as a quick reference tool to connect students and families with community services and resources.  The resource guides cover a number of topic areas including the following:

    “With these resource guides, NC InCK and The ABC Science Collaborative aim to support school social workers by providing tools and connection to resources that may help impact the health and well-being of students and families across North Carolina,” said Kanecia Zimmerman, MD, MPH, co-chair of The ABC Science Collaborative and a pediatrician at Duke University School of Medicine.

    “We hope the resource guides are a helpful reference tool for school social workers and other educators in North Carolina that will be used widely in school districts across the state,” said Dan Kimberg, Operations and Strategy Director for NC InCK.



    Do you need to find out the colleges and universities that have your intended major?  Go here!  https://www2.cfnc.org/college-search


    GTCC has a career interest inventory.  Go to the link below, click 'Take the Assessment', and decide if you want the six or the 60-question survey (I recommend the 60).  Let me know what you think:  https://gtcc.emsicc.com/?radius=®ion=50%20Mile%20Radius%20from%20Jamestown

    Bus transportation form:  https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo


    Here's info about two upcoming seminars about community colleges:

    How people without college degrees can find higher-paying jobs:  article

    Need to send a transcript to a college?  Transcripts are free for current students and can be requested via ScribOrder at https://guilfordnc.scriborder.com

    Be sure to select 'current student' if you are still enrolled here!  Otherwise, there'll be a fee.  Transcript requests fulfilled by ScribOrder allows the transcript to be electronically sent in a way that colleges will accept them as an official transcript; an emailed transcript is not acceptable for most colleges and universities. 

    Many students are interested in Service Learning but need a place to visit to come up with ideas of things to do.  Here is a link to some great volunteer opportunities in the area:



    GCS students in a crisis of any kind— anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, food insecurity, etc., are urged to call GCS Youth Crisis Hotline at 336-332-7295 to speak with a counselor. The hotline is open daily from 7 am until midnight.

    The North Carolina Driving School is now scheduling new opportunities for students to register for virtual driver’s education classes.  Classes are being added regularly, so check regularly at www.ncdrivingschool.com for class schedules and registration information. Northeast Guilford High cannot register students for driver's education so families must go to the website to register.  Once there, click 'Register Now' under 'Online Registration'.  Select Guilford.  Select Northeast Guilford High School and go from there.  You can also call them at 800/375-6550.  There is no fee for driver's ed.

    Below are two support guides created by an organization called STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service) for low-income and homeless college students.  

    Helping Hand: Resources & Support for Low Income College Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/low-income-college-students/

    Resources & Scholarships for Homeless Students: https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/higher-education-resources-for-homeless-students/

    Both guides help students learn about assistance programs and resources they can take advantage of to help get college-ready, find housing, afford tuition, and more.  STEPS believes everyone should have the chance to go to college and achieve their career dreams regardless of their financial status, and creating guides like these can help make it happen.  If you utilize these guides, I'd love to hear your feedback!


    Sergeant Paul S. Anglin is our new Army Recruiter at the Greensboro Recruiting office. He is glad to be able to take his knowledge and expertise to assist students in making decisions about a potential career in the U.S. Army!  He is at 2917 Battleground Ave., Suite E, Greensboro 27408.  His phone #s are 336/288-6777 (office) and 336/862-9101 (cell).  His email is paul.s.anglin4.mil@mail.mil

    Driver's Ed:  Only students 15 years and older can register for new classes. The number of students in these virtual classes is limited to 30. Classes are being added regularly, so check regularly at https://www.ncdrivingschool.com/ for class schedules and registration information. Northeast Guilford High cannot register students for driver's education so families must go to the website to register.


    Khan Academy is a free test practice site, and it's quite fabulous.  Their section on the SAT is sensational, and I understand it is very beneficial for ACT prep, too!  As students work through practice questions, Khan can actually discern where the student's weak areas are and identify them - which is exactly what you want.  Focusing on the weak areas will allow for the best point gain.  Check it out!  https://www.khanacademy.org/sat 


    FAQs on FAFSA:
    1) What is the "FAFSA" and how is it used?
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form that determines eligibility for state and federal financial aid to cover higher education expenses.
    2) Where does the student data in the Finish the FAFSA database report come from?
    The NC Department of Public Instruction provides a list of the seniors for each participating high school. Each senior’s name, date of birth, home address, and school code are matched with his or her FAFSA status from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Information reflected in the database includes: not submitted, submitted, completed, signed by student and parent, and whether chosen for verification.
    3) What do schools do with this information?
    School counselors who work with seniors can monitor their students who have or have not completed the FAFSA. They can advise seniors about correcting FAFSA errors or how to complete verification.
    4) Is there a risk to student privacy?
    No income information is included in the Finish the FAFSA database. No Social Security numbers are included either. Access to the database is guided by regulations to safeguard student data and only authorized users at each school can access that school’s student data. Parents can opt-out so that student information does not appear in the Finish the FAFSA database.
    5) Can I share student data that I find in the Finish the FAFSA report?
    Student-level data is protected by federal law and must not be shared with anyone other than the student or parent, and other authorized personnel at the school.
    • The data should never be shared with other students.
    • Sharing student data from one school with authorized personnel at another school is prohibited because authorization is school-specific.
    • Sharing student data within the school with unauthorized personnel at the same school is prohibited.
    • Authorized personnel have been designated by the school district administration.
    • Access has been granted only to those school staff, and/or to other persons from federally designated entities, such as GEAR UP, who work directly with seniors on FAFSA completion and college access.
    Each participating school district signs a Data Use Agreement requiring the protection of student data and limitation of use of the data for intended purposes only.
    6) Where is Finish the FAFSA?
    Education professionals who are Authorized Users access Finish the FAFSA in the Professional Tools on CFNC.org.
    7) Where do I get more information?
    The North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority (NCSEAA) is a state agency that helps North Carolinians pay for education. Contact Outreach@ncseaa.edu with questions or to request a Data Use Agreement for your school.

    FAFSA help can be found at CFNC:  888/737-9321.

    You will need to get a FSA ID so you can electronically sign your FAFSA.  Visithttps://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm  

    The link to complete the FAFSA:  https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

    Say Yes Guilford is a local education non-profit organization committed to providing access to support services and scholarships designed to prepare Guilford County Schools’ students for success in college, career, and life.  An equity-based model provides evidenced-based, impactful, and consistent services making sure students who need the most are offered the most support from elementary school through high school and college.  Go here to register for scholarships:  https://sayyesguilford.org/










    From Dr. Mitchell Henke from Chowan University:

    Campapalooza is a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty!  

    The QR code provides a link to a form where students can choose the camp topic they are interested in and connect with the faculty. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

    Thank you!

    Dr. Mitchell Henke

    Information:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_hv_Qa4YHT9htcb5-5UVh99aWFfE-yOnNS_osvXxDXtCZsQ/viewform  

    Registration and Payment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_Jlbu_G_BkYkal7XICX1jm-DV5-6oX3clcf2Z637ubvaF7w/viewform

    UNC Charlotte is hosting a residential camp for high school students interested in a healthcare career (June 18-23rd). The flyer is attached to this email and the registration link for students is here: https://ecom.charlotte.edu/C21561_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=266&SINGLESTORE=true

    The purpose of this Program is to:

    1. Train high school students on varied healthcare careers (scopes of practice) and corresponding entry points (e.g., certificate programs, associate-level licensure programs, undergraduate, and professional graduate programs)
    2. Increase knowledge and intention among prospective healthcare workforce members
    3. Build the NC Healthcare workforce pipeline, and
    4. Increase the entry of students from underrepresented populations or underserved communities into the NC Healthcare workforce pipeline.

    The camp will follow the following structure.

    1. Morning educational sessions (scopes of practice, application & enrollment process, health care skill development, investment & salary information
    2. Midday speakers across varied professions
    3. Afternoon shadowing at local clinical and healthcare organizations
    4. Evening soft-skill and professionalism development
    5. Family activities to support new study/prep behaviors.

    Questions can be directed to J. P. Barfield, Dept Chair of Applied Physiology, Health & Clini al Sciences at abarfie5@uncc.edu. Scholarship options are still being finalized but they anticipate having support for high-need students. Seats are limited to 25 to allow for shadowing, but there is a waitlist available.

    J.P. Barfield, FACSM

    Chair, Department of Applied Physiology, Health, & Clinical Sciences

    College of Health and Human Services

    UNC Charlotte

    Belk 235; 704-687-1843




    This summer we will be running camp at Starmount Forest Country Club from July 17 to August 11. For our Camp Counselor positions, salary is $10/hr, potential increase with experience. Counselors must be at least 16 years or older by the start of camp to join our summer staff team.

    As a company, KE Camps strives to hire energetic and creative individuals for our summer staff. This opportunity will give your students a chance to not only make some extra income during the summer, but also allows them to work in a non-traditional and FUN! setting.

    If any of your students are interested in pursuing this role, please have them visit this link to apply directly online! I have also attached a flyer that you’re welcome to distribute. Please let me know if you have any questions as you review this opportunity.


    The Professional Accounting Career Exploration (PACE) Summer Camp is returning to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University on July 9-14, 2023.  PACE is a 5-day free residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting, finance, or other areas of business.  Hosted by North Carolina A&T’s Department of Accounting and Finance, PACE offers a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience and explore the accounting profession in a fun and interactive way.   Students may visit https://ncat.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6FpnrzqDfOK7xn7 or Dr. Malissa Davis at NCA&T directly at:

    Office:  336-285-3363



    Anytown is a residential leadership program open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. There are two sessions this summer (June 18-23 and July 16-21.). Anytown is a youth leadership and humans relation camp that gathers diverse groups of teens for an unforgettable week of learning about themselves and each other, celebrating differences and finding common ground as they build an inclusive and compassionate community. Students earn 40 service-learning hours by coming to Anytown. Tuition is $650, but family income is never a barrier to a teen attending Anytown. Thanks to our donors, we offer generous need-based tuition assistance. Click here to learn more and apply for Anytown.

    You can view a video about Anytown’s impact on our students here.





    The Greensboro Rotary Club will sponsor two students to a leadership program at Oak Ridge Military Academy.

    This leadership seminar will take place June 15-18 at the military academy.  The Rotary scholarship will cover your room and meals.

    If you are interested, please contact Paula Fowelr at paulafowler13@gmail.com right away and answer two of the following questions:

    • What is Community Service and why should we encourage it?
    • What community service activities have you been involved in (if any yet?)
    • What is something about you that makes you stand out as a leader?
    • What is a goal you have for your future?
    • What is something that drives you to succeed?

    Update (4/4/23):  Rotary has a few completely PAID FOR spots for the RYLA 7690 Leadership Conference (Hosted by Rotary District 7690) coming up in June at Oak Ridge Military Academy right outside of Greensboro, NC.  It is a four-day overnight conference in a safe campus environment. With an experienced and caring staff (approx. 1 staff member for every five participants), RYLArians’ lives are changed by assisting them in defining their core values and helping to develop and fine tune their fundamental skills to lead and succeed. The program includes a wide range of leadership skills and addresses the importance of community service, ethics, etiquette, business and professional skills, and so much more!  More information can be found at www.ryla7690.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




    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