Crosby Senior Newsletter

Class of 2019 - Issue 2 - August 2018

Back to School- Are you ready?

School is just around the corner, are you ready to finish strong? This newsletter contains dates to lookout for in August. We suggest that you mark off your to-do list items one at a time in order you see fit. Of course, don't forget to enjoy your senior year! We hope that your last year of high school will be filled with fun, memorable moments as well as with acceptance letters! So keep us in the loop as the year kicks off!

Reminders

  • August 1st - Opening of the Common App
  • August 6th - Senior Academy 3 - Test Prep (Math)
  • August 14th- Senior Academy 4- Verbal Test Prep
  • August 25th - SAT test date
  • August 31st- Deadline for Senior Adviser Summer Meeting
  • August 31st- Deadline for PEO Scholarship

Fall Test Dates

Seniors who need to take (or retake) the ACT and/or SAT should sign up for the earliest fall dates available. Some colleges offer early admission deadlines as soon as Oct. 15th! Whether you plan to apply to college through early admission or regular application deadlines, make sure to test early! This will give you plenty of time to review your new scores and decide whether you need to retake it again or not. Register now!


ACT - act.org

  • First Fall Test Date: September 8th - Registration Deadline: August 10th
  • Second Fall Test Date: October 27th - Registration Deadline: September 28th
  • Third Fall Test Date: December 8th - Registration Deadline: November 2nd


SAT - collegeboard.com

  • First Fall Test Date: August 25th - Registration Deadline: July 28th
  • Second Fall Test Date: October 6th - Registration Deadline: September 7th
  • Third Fall Test Date: November 3th - Registration deadline: October 5th

Test Prep!

If you are planing on retaking the ACT/SAT, in addition to attending our senior test prep academies, here are some more helpful online resources:


  • SAT Test Prep - Khan Academy
  • ACT Test Prep - All RSS students have a free account with Career Cruising. Log in and scroll down from your profile page and look for the link on the bottom left to Method Test Prep. From there you can access free ACT prep modules.
  • SAT & ACT Test Prep - CFNC.org - Log in and click the "Plan" tab at the top. Under that, click on the "For College" tab. From there, you will click on "College Test Prep" under "Plan for College" and choose your respective test.

Test Prep (Math) - Senior Academy #3

Monday, Aug. 6th, 2-3:30pm

500 North Main Street

Salisbury, NC

If you are retaking the SAT/ACT this fall we suggest you attend our test prep academy focused on math. Not only will it potentially help you improve your score, it will also count towards your 2 required senior academies! The professionals from ETC will provide you with strategies and methods that will help you improve your math scores for either the SAT or the ACT. Space is limited to 30 students, so sign up fast! Sign up through your student portal under "Events".

Senior Academy 4- Test Prep (Verbal)

Tuesday, Aug. 14th, 2-3:30pm

500 North Main Street

Salisbury, NC

If you are retaking the SAT/ACT this fall we suggest you attend our verbal prep academy. Not only will it potentially help you improve your score, it will also count towards your 2 required senior academies! The professionals from ETC will provide you with strategies and methods that will help you improve your verbal scores for either the SAT or the ACT. Space is limited to 30 students, so sign up fast! Sign up through your student portal under "Events".

Future Senior Academies

September 11th- Academy 5&6- Essay Writing will count as two academy credit!!


You must sign up in portal:


https://my.crosbyscholars.org/student-login.cfm

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As a Crosby Scholar, you are required to visit four college campuses or attend a college fair. If you choose the College Fair option, you will need to speak to representatives from four different schools (minimum) and ask them to sign the College Fair paper provided by Crosby Scholars. Should you choose to visit four campuses, you will also need to fill out the form provided. Click here to learn more.


2018 Rowan County College Fair

Sponsored by CACRAO


Sunday, October 28, 2018


3pm-5pm


Catawba College Gym - Goodman Gymnasium


2254 Yost Rd. Salisbury, NC 28144

P.E.O. Star Scholarship For High School Senior Females

The P.E.O. Chapter AX (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is accepting nominations from eligible female Crosby Scholar seniors for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship - a highly competitive merit-based one-time $2,500 scholarship recognizing graduating high school senior women who demonstrate outstanding leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service and who plan to pursue full or part-time post-secondary education in the US beginning in the fall following their high school graduation.


For more details including the requirements and eligibility, log into your student portal and click on the "Scholarship Applications" tab. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is August 31st, 2018.

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