Counselor Crow's Nest

Allatoona School Counseling Newsletter- May 2021

Final Exams Schedule

As the school year comes to a close, it is time to prepare for Final Exams. Please refer to the file below to see the final exam schedule

Important Summer School Information

2021 CCSD High School Summer Learning Quest Credit Recovery Program

Summer school for failed courses will be free. We hope and encourage that our students plan to take advantage of this opportunity.

  • Summer School for failed courses will be offered for free for up to 2 course.
  • It will be presented in 3 formats: face 2 face, blended, and all online
  • Transportation will be provided if those who register request this

Young Scholars Program

The HS Navigator Young Scholars Program strives to engage academically talented students with a strong desire to pursue careers in computer science and related areas. The program incorporates a lecture series, research exposure experiences, and networking opportunities. Participants will also get the chance to work on live projects on a variety of latest CS and modern fields. The opportunity itself is a remote 8-Weekend online program where every weekend will consist of 2-4 hrs webinars and labs on scheduled topics. Students can then create their own blogs or sites to help showcase the projects that they have made! This will be unique opportunity for all Middle and High school student who are not able to find any summer program in this pandemic time.

Apply Online at Young Scholar Program Application page

Important Details

  1. Application Start Date : May 1
  2. Application Deadline : June 25, 2021
  3. Program Date : July 3- Aug 29,2021
  4. Application Fees : Free

Georgia PTSA scholarship opportunity

Georgia PTA Scholarships assist students who have successfully completed high school and who are interested in furthering their education in a college, university, or post-secondary institution. Georgia PTA Scholarships were established in 1963.

The number of awards and amounts of each scholarship vary year-to-year depending on the donations.

Applications for the 2021 year are now open!

This is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
A student is eligible to apply for a Georgia PTA Scholarship if:

  1. A graduating senior of a Georgia high school with a PTA/PTSA.
  2. Student and/or parent/guardian is a current member of PTA/PTSA
  3. Student and/or parent/guardian must provide membership number from electronic membership card on application.
  4. Will attend a college, university, post-secondary institution or trade/vocational school during the upcoming school year. Will provide proof of enrollment prior to receiving scholarship funds.
  5. Has exhibited good character.
  6. Has a satisfactory scholastic record. Grade point 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  7. Has NOT received a full scholarship(s).
  8. Is NOT related to a member of the Georgia PTA Board of Directors nor an appointed Specialist or Consultant.


  • Completed online application with all required signatures
  • Descriptive essay outlining your proposed field of study and why you have chosen this career field.
  • Two completed reference letters, written specifically for this application.

Deadline: 11:55p.m. Monday, May 31, 2021

Youth to Men

Our program, Youth to Men, is run by the not-for-profit Henry Arthur Callis Education Foundation, which in part is supported by the members of Cobb Alpha’s. The program has been serving young men since 1989. They are looking for African American male students to join the Youth To Men program. The program is 100% free to the students and parents. The program targets students from grades 9th -12th. You can view their website for more information at The student(s) can apply to our program directly from the website. Below is a flyer as wellt
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Virtual Summer Workshop

Attention students, we wanted to share a free opportunity hosted by the KSU History Museum! The workshop is intended for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. See the file below for more information

Model Atlanta Regional Commission

Do you know a student or are you a student in the Atlanta region who is looking for an opportunity to grow their leadership skills? A student who cares about housing affordability, protection of greenspace, and other issues facing metro Atlanta? If so, then the region’s premier leadership program, Model Atlanta Regional Commission (MARC), is a great opportunity.

Please read on for more information and click the file below!

MARC is the only program of its kind to involve students in experiential learning in real-world areas affecting life here in metro Atlanta. For more than two decades, it has engaged young people on the latest in transportation, natural resource sustainability, and community development.

MARC participants meet once a month for six months as they take part in hands-on activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and thought-provoking discussions with local civic leaders and experts as they develop their own actionable solutions to the challenges facing us.

The 2021-2022 MARC program application is now open to rising 10th and 11th grade students who reside or attend school in the 10-county Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, and the City of Atlanta) and are interested in learning how they can act to make metro Atlanta an even better place to call home

Have a student interested in construction?

The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) offers a no cost to the student 20-day Construction Ready boot camp in Cobb that leads to credentials of value and job placement. For information on how your students may get started, please see the attached flyer.

Helping Parents Navigate a student's career path during/after high school

CCSD is partnering with the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) to host a webinar that will help the parent navigate a student’s career path during and after high school. The webinar is scheduled for May 11, 2021, at 6:30 PM.

The webinar is a powerful tool for parents to gain a better understanding of the resources necessary for a student to follow a traditional path to college or to pursue post-secondary alternatives through technical college programs, trade school, or immediate workforce entry.

Camp Magik

Camp MAGIK, a healing camp for bereaved children and adolescents, is announcing its 2021 HYBRID camp session to be held May 14-16, 2021 - please see file below. Deadline for applications is May 7, 2021 to give them time to plan appropriately for the camp activities which will consist of a virtual meeting on Friday the 14, a full day of activities with sharing sessions on Saturday May 15, completed with virtual sharing sessions on Sunday May 16.

Camp MAGIK is well suited to all youth ages 6 through 18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close loved one, especially youth who have experienced traumatic death. Professional bereavement counselors, trained in grief and trauma, will lead all counseling sessions. This is our 27th year providing this evidence-based service to the community.

We will also hold a hybrid session for adults who want to process their own grief with other adults who are grieving. More information is provided in the attached announcement.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions

Dawn Neely (A-D):

Robin Rohrbach (E-K):

Kristi Turner (L-Ri):

Haley Welch (L-Ri):

Melody Mcallister (Ro-Z):

Allyson Rich (Counseling Clerk):