Quarterly Update

LNC Counseling Corner


  • Senior Meetings have just concluded.
  • Freshman Meetings will begin the week of November 4th.
  • Sophomore Meetings will start at the end of November to beginning of December.
  • Junior Meetings a genius sign up will be posted in December through winter break


CPCC- College and Career Promise Students

Students who need to register for spring CPCC courses must fill out

the HS approval form and send in their transcript via cfnc to CPCC.

HS approval Form: https://www.cpcc.edu/sites/default/files/2019-05/career-and-college-promise-approval-form-fall.pdf

Directions for transcript request through CFNC:



Free College Application Week

Students must complete their applications through CFNC.org between October 21st thru October 25th. You can find a list of the schools participating below:


A Great Career in Less Than a Year

The Duke Ophthalmic Technician Program, sponsored by Duke University School of Medicine, is an affordable 51-week accelerated certificate program with tremendous advantages and career advancement opportunities.

High school graduates interested in an allied health career are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadlines

October 31, 2019 for January 2020 start

April 30, 2020 for July 2020 start

Program Benefits

· Certificate from Duke University School of Medicine

· Clinic rotations after 3 months of classroom time

· Hands on experience in a fast-paced environment at a top ranked eye center

· Outstanding career advancement opportunities

· More than 90% of our graduates placed within one month of graduation

Please visit the website or contact me with questions about the program. I look forward to hearing from you and your interested students!


Deborah Smith, BS, COMT, OSC

Coordinator of Education and Training

Program Director



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What should Seniors be working on between NOW and December?

  • ALL common applications should now be matched with naviance.
  • Continue to Sign up for college visits from representatives.
  • Work on completing your service hours for graduation.
  • Apply for scholarships
  • Continue to work diligently in your classes and don't give in to SENIORITIS!


9th grade

Be sure to advocate and make sure you attend tutoring if you need extra help.

10th grade

Work on completing your community service hours, join in on clubs/activities, and continue to work hard in your classes and attend tutoring.

11th grade

Build resume, attend college visits, attend tutoring when needed.



If you have academic, college, social/emotional questions you want to ask us please use the link below. We will ask those questions and give the answers on our next newsletters.

Answers to your Parent/Student Questions

Where is the PSAT taken? Will the ACT be offered? The PSAT will be administered here, on LNC campus on October 16th. We will offer the Pre-ACT to all 10th grade on November 13th and the ACT to all juniors on February 25th.

My 11th grader has so many interests and it's been challenging to narrow the field so we can look at colleges other than the big 3 (App St, UNC and NCState). Honestly, Naviance seemed to make this even more confusing. How can he assess what his interests are in order to look at smaller colleges that may appeal to him? We are encouraging him to come talk to schools as they come to LNC but he is timid and he says the line can be long. Any advice on how to handle that?

Great question. I understand Naviance can be overwhelming, however it is a great resource. Under College home page, there is College SuperMatch. A student can put in their major, type of school, sports, etc. and it will pop up schools that have the requirements the student is looking for. They can also go into the career section and take the career interest profile which will help list some careers that might be of interest based on how they answered the questions. From there, it will break down from career, to major to college that offers those specific majors. Also, the colleges that are coming to our schools are listed on the students home page of Naviance, all they have to do is register and then show up in the counseling office at that time it shows. We have a lot of our schools that visit and are only speaking with us, the counselors, because the students are not registering to visit with them. I encourage all of our students to take a look on the weekend what schools are coming the following week, do a little google research and if it seems of interest, register.

In the first newsletter you mentioned bordering states with colleges that grant in state tuition to NC residents. Can you name the colleges and what does the student need to do to qualify?

Bordering colleges are now referring to their in-state tuition prices as tuition reduction for those students who qualify. Unfortunately, we cannot list all of the schools as they are all different, but if you look on the specific college's financial aid page, most schools will have their "scholarship" money listed based on GPA and test scores. This is typically a school by school review.

Senior Halfway There Lunch

Wednesday, Dec. 18th, 9:30am