Crosby Scholars 9th/10th Newsletter

Fall/Winter 2018-2019

Stay Active in Crosby Scholars

Check the Crosby Scholars website and your Crosby Scholars student portal regularly to ensure that you stay on top of opportunities and program deadlines.


If you have questions about your student portal you can send an email to info@crosbyscholarsrowan.org. Stay informed!


Plan ahead and register for upcoming required events.

Academy Dates

Crosby Scholar Academies offer scholars the opportunity to attend personal and academic enrichment workshops.


Crosby Scholars are required to attend one Academy during the school year. You will choose two of the following session topics that focus on personal and academic success during high school and beyond:

  • Career Choices
  • Communication
  • Study Skills
  • Test-taking Skills
  • Time Management


Parents are invited to attend the optional parent session about the Crosby Scholars program, which begins at 10:00 in the RCCC Student Union (Building 500).


Choose a date and mark your calendar:

  • Saturday, January 12th, 9:30 am - 11:45 am
  • Saturday, January 26th, 9:30 am - 11:45 am

To register, go to your student portal: http://my.crosbyscholars.org,


You can also register below:

9th/10th Academy 4

Saturday, Jan. 12th 2019 at 9:30-11:45am

1333 Jake Alexander Boulevard South

Salisbury, NC

Check-in from 9:10-9:30 am. You must stay for the entire Academy and submit an attendance sheet in order to receive credit for this program requirement.

NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED AT THIS EVENT.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

9th/10th Academy 5

Saturday, Jan. 26th 2019 at 9:30-11:45am

1333 Jake Alexander Boulevard South

Salisbury, NC

Check-in from 9:10 - 9:30 am. You must stay for the entire Academy and submit an attendance sheet in order to receive credit for this program requirement.

NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED AT THIS EVENT.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Introducing: Gwynne Shoaf - High School Outreach Specialist

Gwynne is a graduate of WRHS. She was a cheerleader at the University of South Carolina. She was a middle school teacher with Rowan-Salisbury Schools for 13 years.


Gwynne enjoys sports, exercise, and reading. She loves being outside and playing with her son.

She has recently learned to scuba dive.


She is excited to be a part of our team and work with you all!

Career & College Promise

Begin thinking about which Career and College Promise classes might match your plans and goals for the future. You can begin to take this classes during your Junior year.


Career and College Promise offers structured opportunities for qualified Cabarrus and Rowan county high school students to dually enroll in Rowan-Cabarrus courses that provide pathways that lead to a certificate, diploma, or degree as well as provide entry-level job skills.

The program is free to all students who maintain a “B” average and meet other eligibility requirements. Eligible Cabarrus and Rowan county high school students begin earning college credit at Rowan-Cabarrus at no cost to them or their families.


The three pathways include:

  1. Career & Technical Education Pathway (CTE) leading to a certificate or diploma aligned with a high school career cluster.
  2. College Transfer Pathway (CTP) requiring the completion of at least 30 semester hours of transfer courses including English and mathematics.
  3. Cooperative Innovative High School Programs (CIHSP) located on various Rowan-Cabarrus campuses and providing opportunities for students to complete an associate degree program or earn up to two years of college credit within five years.


Career and Technical Education Pathway Booklet

https://www.rccc.edu/highschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/09/CCP-Tech-Book.pdf


College Transfer Pathway Booklet

https://www.rccc.edu/highschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/09/CCP-Transfer-Book.pdf


Pre-Health Pathway Booklet

https://www.rccc.edu/highschool/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2018/09/CCP-Health-Book.pdf

Winter Checklist

Thinking about college? Follow these steps:



  1. Take courses that challenge you. Talk with your counselor about your goals and options for the future.
  2. Talk with parents and family members about the cost of college and plans for paying. Research ways to save and pay for college.
  3. Start developing a resume: a record of your accomplishments, activities, and work experience.
  4. If you haven't participated in many activities outside of class, now is the time to sign up. Consider clubs at school, team sports, leadership roles, involvement in a religious or civic community group.
  5. Explore colleges that interest you, including taking virtual tours.
  6. Begin to prepare for the ACT or SAT. Take the PSAT for practice.
  7. Complete community service hours and submit your form.

Eight Tips to Stay Organized

High School courses can be a lot to keep together. Here are some tips to help you stay organized and manage your time. Feel free to skim through and choose one or two tips that you can try right away!


https://blog.collegevine.com/eight-tips-to-use-your-time-efficiently-and-stay-organized-in-high-school/

Guidance Counselors

Continue to reach out to counselors and other support staff at your school to find out about upcoming opportunities and to make sure that you are getting important information.