NFHS COUNSELING NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2021

Raider Nation,

We had an exciting September and are looking forward to a full October as well! Please review this newsletter for a recap of September events and an insight into what we have planned for this month. Your counseling team wants you to be aware of opportunities & support available to you!

UPCOMING IN OCTOBER:

College Visits - Virtual

We have so many colleges who want to tell our students more about what they have to offer. This month, when you pick up a pass in the counseling office to attend a virtual college visit be sure to also grab a "College Visit Punch Card". Attend 5 or more visits and bring it back to the counseling office for a prize!
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ASVAB Enlistment Testing Program

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students. NFHS will be offering this testing the morning of October 12th. Reach out to your counselor if you are interested!


PSAT Day - October 13th

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. North Forsyth High School recommends that 9th and 10th grade students take the PSAT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses. 11th graders take the NMSQT to enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships and to help prepare for the SAT.

Students in 9th and 11th grade at North Forsyth High School must register online. Please use the button below to access more information:

Sophomore Seminar

The NFHS Counseling Team will be delivering our Sophomore Seminar to 10th grade students this month. We will also be sharing that presentation virtually for any of our off campus students or students who miss it!

Financial Aid - Virtual FAFSA Session with Georgia Student Finance Commission

Mark your calendars for October 28th at 6 PM for our virtual FAFSA Session with our GSFC Rep, Marcus Hilliard. We will send out the link to access this event closer to that date!

September Review:

COLLEGE VISITS

Freshman Lessons - High School 101

FRESHMAN LESSONS - HIGH SCHOOL 101

The NFHS Counseling Team visited all freshmen English classes this month to present High School 101. This presentation provides information regarding graduation requirements, grading, and tips for a successful high school career! To allow families to have a discussion regarding high school, please view the presentation below:

Financial Aid Readiness Night with GSFC

This month we hosted a Virtual Financial Aid Readiness Presentation with our Georgia Student Finance Commission representative, Marcus Hilliard. We understand not all who would have liked to were able to view this presentation, so we wanted to share the follow-up resources linked below:

Check out these other student & community resources:

Preparing for the SAT or ACT?

StudyPoint offers free virtual practice tests every week! Use the button below to access their website for upcoming opportunities.

Family Ties Parent Workshops

Check out these parent workshops offered by Family Ties, one of our community partners, through December!

Construction Ready Training Program

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?

CEFGA’s nationally-recognized Construction Ready program is a NCCER accredited, four-week construction boot camp training and certification program. NCCER is recognized by the construction industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. If you are looking for a head-start in construction, these are the credentials that will kickstart your career in construction. In 20 days, students will receive training, credentials, and job placement support. We have a 97% success rate of helping our graduates find placement in the industry. Check out their website for more information:

Scholarship Spotlights

Heisman High School Scholarship

CLASS OF 2022, DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN A HEISMAN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED BY ACCEPTANCE INSURANCE?

Eligibility begins with maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.0 (B average) or better. Applicants also need to be proven leaders and role models within their school and community. And applicants must participate or have participated in grades 9, 10, or 11 in at least one recognized sport. Find out more about the application and eligibility requirements with the link below:

Students Without Mothers (SWM) Scholarship Program

Applications for the Students Without Mothers (SWM) scholarship program are being accepted from now through January 31, 2022 from current high school juniors (graduating Spring 2023)! SWM is a local non-profit organization providing college scholarships to high school students who are without their mothers due to death or other unfortunate circumstances. Since its inception in 2004, Students Without Mothers has provided 106 students with four year scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each. Scholarships are distributed in annual payments of $1,000. In addition to scholarship support, our program provides life coaching, grief counseling, and a laptop computer to each student. Our goal is to empower students to help themselves! For qualifying criteria and applications, please visit their website below: