Wilberforce College Guidance News

March 2016

The Wilberforce College Guidance Newsletter is coming to you in a new format this month! I hope you like it! As always, if you have any questions or concerns about preparing for college, I would love to hear from you.

Mrs. Antlitz, susan.antlitz@wilberforceschool.org

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ACT & SAT Registration Deadlines

April 9 ACT - Registration Deadline: MARCH 4

May 7 SAT - Registration Deadline: APRIL 8

June 4 SAT (Latin Subject Test Date) - Registration Deadline: MAY 11

June 11 ACT - Registration Deadline: MAY 6

Spring College Fairs

Regional College Fair at Mercer County Community College

Tuesday, April 19th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

National College Fair at Meadowlands Exposition Center

Wednesday, April 20th, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday, April 21st, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Click here for more information about the National College Fair and to see the list of schools attending.

Summer Opportunities

Below are some amazing summer opportunities for learning, service, and leadership!

The Witherspoon Institute: Moral Life and the Classical Tradition Seminar

The Moral Life and the Classical Tradition Seminar is a week-long program for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in the ancient philosophical tradition and its influence in the Christian moral life. The seminar is offered to both young men and young women, although their seminars take place separately (see dates above).

Application Deadline: April 1

NJ Girls State & NJ Boys State Sponsored by the American Legion

At Girls and Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges and responsibilities of franchised citizens. The training is objective and centers on the structure of city, county and state governments. Operated by students elected to various offices, activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law-enforcement presentations, assemblies, bands, choruses and recreational programs. Participants must be rising Seniors.

Application Deadline: June 1st (Talk to Mrs. Antlitz if you are interested in participating since you need to be sponsored by a local chapter of the American Legion.)

St. Albans School of Public Service

The School of Public Service is a unique program that brings 35-40 rising high school seniors from all over the United States and the world to the heart of Washington, D.C., where they undertake an in-depth exploration of government, politics, and public service. If you are accepted to SPS, you'll use the case study method (the teaching method used in graduate programs in law, business, and public policy) to dissect public policy issues ranging from the debate over the use of enhanced interrogation methods and drones in the war on terror, to the ethics of undercover journalism, to the efforts here and abroad to achieve equity in education.

Application Deadline: Rolling Admission until filled

Patrick Henry College Teen Leadership Camps

Patrick Henry College’s Teen Leadership Camps are fast-paced and full of opportunities to learn and have fun. They are open to teenagers who will be 14-18 years old at the start of the camp they are attending. Camps include: Strategic Intelligence, Moot Court, Speech, and more!

Application Deadline: Rolling Admission until filled, but register by March 31st for discounted rates!

Naval Academy STEM program

The STEM Program is designed to encourage rising 9th–11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. During the program students work in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom.

Application Deadline : April 15th

SAT Preparation Class: April 2 - May 4

If you are a current Junior who is planning to take the NEW SAT in May or June, the Princeton Education Network will be offering a SAT Preparation Course right here at Wilberforce. This class is open to anyone, so if you have friends outside Wilberforce interested in taking a course, please send them the registration information.

Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:3pm

Saturdays, 9:30pm - 12:30pm

Click HERE for more information or to register.

This Month's Interesting Watch!

Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of The Tipping Point, explains why it isn't always in student's best interest to go to the most competitive college they are admitted to.

One takeaway? Go to a college that is the right fit for you...not just based on the name.

Malcolm Gladwell - Zeitgeist Americas 2013