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Students

Schedules for the 2020-2021 are being worked on during the summer. You will be notified when the schedules are ready. Any schedules you might see before you are notified should not be considered as your official schedule.

Need someone to talk to? Try Crisis Chat



Our school is committed to providing resources to all students and families to ensure emotional well-being, healthy living, and wellness in all aspects of one’s life. Thus, Havelock High School is pleased to inform of a Crisis CHAT line that is available for all staff, students, parents, family, and friends that will offer online emotional support 24 hours a day. Trained chat specialists are available to assist individuals who are depressed, going through a hard time, need to talk, or having thoughts of hurting themselves. Any life issues may be discussed utilizing the Crisis CHAT line. The goal of Integrated Family Services’ Crisis CHAT line is to help you and others reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. To utilize this free service, simply go to www.integratedfamilyservices.net and click the “chat with us” icon at the top of the page.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • Who should use the IFS Crisis Chat program? Anyone who is depressed, despairing, going through a hard time, or just needs to talk, including people who are thinking about suicide. Any life issues may be discussed on the Chat program. The crisis chat specialists are available to listen and support individuals through whatever difficult times they may be facing.

    • What should one expect during an IFS Crisis Chat session? The goal of the IFS Crisis Chat service is to help individuals reduce stress and feel empowered to make healthy decisions. Individuals will be asked questions regarding their safety, emotions and thoughts surrounding the situation, feelings of depression, their current social situation, and if there are any thoughts of suicide. If a chat specialist feels that an individual is in danger they will speak with them about linkage to the Mobile Crisis Management team while accessing emergency services and/or additional contact information to ensure their safety. The chat specialist will work with the individual to create a safety plan if necessary. Participation in IFS Crisis Chat does not constitute mental health care or treatment and does not constitute a therapist-client relationship. This service does not substitute for professional health care.

    • Are all IFS Crisis Chat communications secure and confidential? The confidentiality and security of chats is ensured through the IFS chat software provider, which uses the same encryption and data protection standards required by major financial institutions to transact business with each other. All communication is securely encrypted.

  • For more information or if you have additional questions, please contact our Community Liaison, Keith Hamm, at khamm@integratedfamilyservices.net or our Call Center Director, Jessica Barrow at jbarrow@integratedfamilyservices.net.

Join the FAFSA FRENZY!!!!



Join the FAFSA FRENZY!!!!









NC State, UNC, Duke, Davidson, and ASU have partnered with CFNC and NCSEAA to push full steam ahead this month to host FAFSA Frenzy!

Members of the CAC, CFNC, and NCSEAA are hosting live question and answer sessions for students and families in need of support with FAFSA completion. Families should go to CFNC.org > Hot Topics (in the middle of homepage) to see the dates and times of the 11 Zoom Q&A sessions. Note those sessions with an asterisk(*), support will be available for Spanish-speaking students and their families, as well as DACA and undocumented students and their families.


Counselors and financial aid experts from College Advising Corps, CFNC, and NCSEAA will be on hand for 11 Zoom sessions scheduled throughout the month of June. During these live sessions, students and parents are welcome to ask questions or seek guidance on the FAFSA application and financial aid process.





Monday 6/29*
5-6pm

Tuesday 6/30
7-8pm




No reservations are required.
*Support will be available for Spanish-speaking students and families.



Find More Info & Live Session Links on the FAFSAFrenzyNC Website

SAT REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Registration is now open for the fall SAT test administrations.

All students can register for the November or December SAT administration at this time.


Go to: collegeboard.org to register

Technology . . .Seniors don't forget. . .

Seniors if you have any files that you may need in the future you should move those files to a personal storage platform before the last day of school. For example, email.

Current Juniors/Rising Seniors -- check out these 5 NC merit scholarships!

Find out more about these five scholarship programs in North Carolina:


Cheatham-White at North Carolina Central University,

EC Scholars at East Carolina University,

Levine Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,

Morehead-Cain at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

and Park Scholarships at NC State University,




Let us help you to demystify the process. First view the video and the accompanying handout to learn more about these five merit scholarship programs. The webinar and handout both include information about each of the programs, in addition to a discussion of the many benefits of merit scholarships.


After viewing the webinar, students, and families are invited to sign up to join one of two live question and answer sessions. All five programs will be represented at the live sessions.


  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.


To register and receive the Zoom Meeting details, go to https://bit.ly/NCScholarships.



Christina Garrett, Cheatham-White, NC Central University
Margaret Turner, EC Scholars, East Carolina University
Abey Dessie, Levine Scholars, UNC Charlotte
Justine Okerson, Morehead-Cain, UNC Chapel Hill
Reneé Tutchton, Park Scholarships, NC State University


CURRENT JUNIORS (and Parents) START INFORMING YOURSELF NOW ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships

The School Counselors

Last Names: A-Gn -- Christi Mendes (Phone Number TBA)

Last Names: Go-N -- Andrea Howard. --(252) 631 - 0027 Google Voice

Last Names: O-Z -- Dr. Angela McCoy-Speight -- (252) 631-6215 Google Voice

2020-2021 Academic Course Catalog

This is where you can find course descriptions and other "good to know" information.

Career & College Promise College Courses Informational Meetings on Wednesdays 4pm

CCP Informational Meetings will return with the 2020-2021 School Year.

Resources from Mental Health First

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE BELOW RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS

Seniors Send your Transcript Electronically

Seniors - See the attached form and find out how to send your transcript electronically to your desired schools.

ACT Academy

A free, student-driven resource for personalized test practice for the ACT® test, PreACT®

SEL Home Connections

Provides structure for teachers or parents to introduce social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts to students while they are working at home.

Welcome To Your Freshman Year

Order a free E-book (download today)

Juniors are you interested in the next step?

“Are you a junior thinking about a two-year or four-year college after graduation? Want to take a few steps now to help you plan and pay for college? If so, you are invited to join juniors across the state in Next Step this spring. Next Step is a free program that you can do on your phone, tablet, or computer. It gives you access to a new online virtual assistant (chatbot), and can ask your questions to our team of NC graduate students. Get details and enroll at https://nccountdowntocollege.org/nextstepenroll. It’s only available until June 1, so please join today!”
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Community Resource Guide

The Craven County Disaster Recovery Alliance (CCDRA) compiled this information. The first page is mainly about Covid-19 but scroll past for help with rent, utilities, food, mental health, etc.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VDuX8HR6DEZ0r2zPOI2IK70yr6jw79pZ/view

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Attention: Junior and Senior Student-Athletes -- NAIA Registration Information

Student-athletes register at www.playnaia.org early so you know what documentation is needed and clear all hurdles for fall enrollment.


The NAIA will begin issuing eligibility determinations for seniors upon graduation and juniors once the academic year is complete.


What is the difference between NAIA and NCAA? Check out the below link.

Student-Athletes (Juniors and Seniors)

Student-athletes’ well-being is the focus of NAIA. As NAIA plans for what is ahead, know that we are in this together.


Watch our Together at the Core Video

#NAIA Together


NAIA highly recommends student-athletes register at www.playnaia.org early so they know what documentation is needed and clear all hurdles for fall enrollment.


The NAIA will begin issuing eligibility determinations for seniors upon graduation and juniors once the academic year is complete.


NAIA Eligibility Team

Questions? Contact Us | 816.595.8300

Attention Juniors!

Are you a junior thinking about a two-year or four-year college after graduation? Want to take a few steps now to help you plan and pay for college? If so, you are invited to join juniors across the state in Next Step this spring. Next Step is a free program that you can do on your phone, tablet, or computer. It gives you access to a new online virtual assistant (chatbot), and can ask your questions to our team of NC graduate students. Get details and enroll at https://nccountdowntocollege.org/nextstepenroll. It’s only available until June 15th, so please join today!”