Guidance Gazette

February 2019

USA GAP Year Fair

Come join us for our Chapel Hill area fair in Carrboro, NC on Saturday, February 9th from 1:00-4:00 PM for an incredible FREE opportunity to learn about gap year programs from all around the world!

For more information, visit

*Presentation 1:00-2:00 PM, Fair 2:00-4:00 PM

To Register visit

Free Workshop: Get on the Road to Scholarships with Higher Scores

Find out what our students do to position themselves to be eligible for merit awards (academic and athletic) at colleges and universities all over the country. This session includes an SAT/ACT strategy session and ongoing Q&A.

Hosted by APlus Test Prep

February 16, 2016

10:00-11:30 am

Reserve your seat here:

NACAC National College Fair

March 19, 2019

4:30-7:30 pm

Raleigh Convention Center

Register FREE at

Early registration is encouraged to avoid lines onsite, and share your contact information with your chosen schools.

Criminal Justice Fellows Program

The North Carolina Criminal Justice Fellows Program will provide forgivable educational loans for high school seniors who agree to enter a criminal justice career in North Carolina. This fellowship will fund an Applied Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, or Committee approved related field of study, from any North Carolina Community College System school in an eligible county. Students who receive the educational loan would have five years to repay, though it would be forgiven if they enter and remain in a criminal justice profession with North Carolina for four years in an eligible county.

The student must be a resident of an eligible county (see forms page) at the time of application.


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Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Appalachian State University

Math Camp: Students work in teams to solve problems and improve math skills; costs $120 for one week in July.

NC Summer Institute in Choral Art, Inc.: Young singers work with renowned conductors; costs

$210 for one session in June.

Cannon Music Camp: Most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college prep work in performance and music theory; costs $1300 + meals in June-July.

Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders

MGSI offers a unique opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. for more information Application deadline February 28, 2019

Catawba College

Tar Heels Girls State: A week-long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 300 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and participate in various parts of government.

Duke Tips Summer Studies

Summer Studies is a three-week residential program for high-achieving students in grades seven through ten. The programs provide the social and intellectual stimulus that gifted students need.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

MarineQuest Program- from pre-school through pre-college. All lessons and activities are designed to make the learning process fun and engaging, and many are based on the research of UNCW scientists.

Tulane Pre-College

Offers a wide range of fun and educational summer programs for high school students. These serve as wonderful introductions to potential academic and career paths. Programs range from one to two weeks with the option to reside on-campus.
Click here for the full list of our courses.
For application procedures, deadlines, and other questions, please visit the Tulane Pre-College site

Cooperative Council of North Carolina

Each summer, the Council holds a week-long, overnight camp for youth, held at the NC FFA Center at White Lake, NC. Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this camp features energetic and interactive workshops and presentations, outdoor recreation, leadership development, team building activities and small group sessions with an emphasis on how cooperatives operate. Youth who attend are sure to have an exciting, memorable learning experience while making lasting friendships with youth from across the state. For more information

Project Uplift

Project Uplift is a summer enrichment and college access program designed to promote and increase access to higher education for all outstanding students, especially those underrepresented in post-secondary education. Every year, during May and June, approximately 1,000 high school seniors participate in one of four separate Project Uplift sessions. During this two-day experience, Project Uplift participants live on Carolina’s campus, interacting with faculty, staff and current students, participating in educational, cultural and social activities. Project Uplift Scholars have the opportunity to immerse themselves in college life and experience the academic rigor and social climate of a four-year institution. Deadline February 15, 2019

2019-2020 Course Registration


Feb. 6- High School Grade Level Meetings with Students

Feb. 7- High School Curriculum Night 6 pm

Course Registration (course selection forms distributed to students)

Feb. 12- Rising Seniors

Feb.13- Rising Juniors

Feb. 15- Rising Sophomores

Feb. 22- Rising Freshmen

Feb. 19-28- Course Advisement

Students should communicate with teachers about what level of courses they should take next school year.

Mrs. Ragland will be available for advisement meetings. Please use the link below to schedule a time at your convenience.

March 1- Course Selection Forms Due (Return them to your English Teacher)