College and Career Readiness

The Newton County School System : Fifth Edition

Our Vision

The Newton County School System is proud to announce the creation of a new department solely dedicated to supporting students in becoming both college and career ready. Working closely with school-based departments, the College and Career Readiness Specialists aid students as they navigate both college admissions and career exploration. Collaborating with counseling teams, the department assists students in reflecting on their passions while exposing them to key steps they can take as they turn their dreams into actionable plans.

In efforts to support students and to build a common language and understanding, the College & Career Readiness team will publish a collection of newsletters. Each newsletter will include helpful tools and resources that will expose our students to the endless opportunities available to them. We in Newton County not only want to ready our students for graduation day, but it is our core mission to ready them for success beyond high school. Scroll below to explore this month's tips and take-aways and don't hesitate to reach out to a College & Career Readiness Specialist today!

The College and Career Readiness Department sponsored our second annual NACAC field trip!

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Each year our department invites high school juniors to attend the annual college fair hosted by the National Association for College Admission and Counseling organization (NACAC). We are delighted to share that students from Alcovy, Eastside, Newton and The Newton College and Career Academy were able to attend! Additionally, not only did we have an amazing turnout, but the event made a huge impact on our students. Several juniors expressed interest in colleges they would have otherwise never considered, with some students omitting schools due to fit and finances.

This event is a wonderful opportunity for our students to interview prospective schools before they begin their senior year. Be on the lookout for next year's CCR-sponsored event!

A Little About Work-Based Learning in Newton County

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Here within College and Career Readiness we are fortunate to work closely with Work-Based Learning Departments in each of our schools. Please explore the following information and upcoming events and be sure to contact your WBL Coordinators for more details!

What is Work-Based Learning?

Are You a High School Student Looking for a Job?

Work-Based Learning and Youth Apprenticeship Could Be For You-Contact Your Coordinator Today!

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Announcing Upcoming Work Related Events:

Career Technical Instruction Leadership Conference

Career Technical Instruction will host it's annual leadership conference at Rock Eagle from April 17-April 19, 2019. Be sure to reach out to your WBL Coordinator for more information!

Work-Based Learning Employer Appreciation Night

Are you a business who has employed our students within NCSS? Then this evening is for you!

Date: 4/23/19

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Newton High School

Please be sure to reach out to your WBL Coordinator for more information.

Checkout highlights from last year's event, pictured below.

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And Because We Love All Things College and Career Ready, Checkout Some Highlights from our Schools:

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Below, Newton High School prepares members for the rigorous MCJROTC Inspection Day.

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Alcovy High School facilitates a college visit for juniors to Georgia Gwinnett College (pictured below).

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Seen below, Eastside High School empowers students as they present at the Georgia State Science and Engineering Fair in Athens.

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The Newton College and Career Academy exposes students to meaningful opportunities at it's annual College and Career Fair (pictured below).

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Graduation is Soon Approaching, but There's Still Time to Explore Financial Scholarships!

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Don't forget, in addition to national scholarships, there are local funds available as well! Each year the Newton County School System partners with local businesses to support our students as they plan their futures, post graduation. Click the link below to explore the local scholarship list. Be sure to reach out to your CCR Specialist or counselor for more information!
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Here within the College and Career Readiness Department we aim to collaborate with counselors, administration and teachers as we work together to prepare our students to become #NewtonReady. In efforts to provide both district and school-level information all in one place, we'd like to introduce The Counselor's Corner! Below you will find readiness events the schools have shared with us for April, 2019.

Alcovy Outreach Events for April

National Guard Counselor Luncheon- 4/10/18.

9th Grade Honors Recognition-4/17/19 during 1st period.

10th Grade Honors Recognition- 4/18/19 during 1st period.

11th Grade Honors Recognition- 4/19/18 during 1st period.

12th Grade Honors Night- 5/2/19 @ 6:00 pm.

Eastside Outreach Events for April

National Guard Counselor Luncheon-4/10/18.

9th-11th Grade Parent Night- 4/10/18 @ 6:00 pm.

Newton Outreach Events for April

Honors Day Program- 4/18/19.

NCCA Outreach Events for April

Field Trip to Snapping Shoals EMC- 4/25/19.

Guest Speakers to visit Agriculutural Mechanics classes to support career pathways.

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College & Career Transition Day- June, 2019!

Hosting events is our jam! We here in College and Career Readiness LOVE exposing students to new opportunities and appreciate the chance to support students as they plan their next steps. Our next event will be a "College & Career Transition Day". This is a general event open to all graduating seniors who have either not yet decided on their next chapter or those who just need to tie up last minute details before heading off to college or beginning their full-time job.

Be on the lookout for more details!

Want to Learn More about College and Career Readiness in Newton County Schools? Visit our Website!

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