Crosby Senior Newsletter

Class of 2019 - November

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Important Date Reminders

  • November 2nd- Registration deadline for Dec. 1st SAT and Dec. 8th ACT
  • November 3rd- SAT Test Date
  • November 13th - Senior Academy - Applying for Scholarships
  • November 30th- Conference Notes 3/ Senior Advisor meeting deadline

Welcome to our new Senior Advisor Consultant!

Our staff is growing at Crosby Scholars and we are delighted to welcome Mary Allen Conforti as a consultant to our Senior Advisors. She has served as a Senior Advisor to over 100 students the past four years. She will manage the Advisor Program to assure our seniors are being served with the best knowledge and offered the most personalized services. She will actively recruit, train, and supervise senior advisors and mentors.

She earned her Bachelor's degree from Emory University and her Master's from Duke University. Mary Allen is also a Certified Mediator and trained in Dispute Settlement and Conflict Resolution. She resides in Salisbury with her husband and three children. Please join us in welcoming Mary Allen to our Crosby Senior Team. She can be reached at

November Senior Academy- LAST traditional Academy for 2018!!!

Each Scholar must attend 2 Senior Academies. We strongly encourage all seniors to have attended at least one academy this semester.

Senior Academy 8 - Applying for Scholarships
Tuesday, November 13th
6pm (Check-in at 5:45pm)
Wallace Educational Forum
3rd Floor Training Room

Register in the portal.

Senior Advisors are encouraged to attend and join the Crosby Scholars staff at 5:30 for a meet and greet session as well as address any questions or concerns you may have.

"No Excuses Academy" CFNC On-Line Senior Academy option

CFNC "Financial Basics for High School and Beyond".

Visit the portal under events to see this exciting, no excuses academy. This is a wonderful tool that will help you beyond high school and teach values for your financial success for your future. (Hint hint, use the notes section) Go to this site:
Use classroom code: 6633A7
Complete 6 modules with a score of 80% or better
This will count for 1 Senior Academy requirement.

Community Service Deadline

Each Senior must complete a minimum of 2 hours (5 hours is recommended) of community service. The deadline for Seniors to complete the community service requirement and submit the signed form is January 31, 2019! Click here for a copy of the 2018-2019 Community Service Form!

Senior Advising Meeting 3 (November)

Senior Advising Meeting 3 will count for November, and must be complete by the close of Friday, November 30th! Seniors - while your advisor has volunteered to work with you this school year, it is ultimately your responsibility to ensure that each of your meetings are scheduled. Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns!

** Also- For those who haven't completed Notes 2- Please, meet with your Advisor ASAP and complete both 2 and 3 together.

We Promise: NC Tuitions

Your North Carolina General Assembly passed a bold promise to make college more affordable and increase opportunity across the state. Through the Fixed Tuition Program and the NC Promise Tuition Plan, our state leaders made an investment in your future and in our state because tomorrow’s jobs will demand a more educated workforce. Together, we will strengthen our communities and fuel our state’s economy.

Fixed Tuition means your tuition stays the same through your four years of college. NC Promise offers only $500 per semester tuition at three schools: Elizabeth City State University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Western Carolina.

What is Residency Determination Service (RDS)?

The state of North Carolina partially subsidizes the cost of North Carolina public college and university tuition for all students that are permanent legal residence. In order to qualify for in-state tuition and to be considered for grants at NC public colleges and universities students must complete the RDS. Only students who can demonstrate twelve months of uninterrupted domicile in North Carolina are eligible for in-state tuition. This places the burden of proof on the student to establish that they are a bona fide domiciliary instead of a mere resident.

Before you apply to college you need to complete it with a parent or guardian. Their important information is required, including drivers license number and social security number.
Visit to complete your application.