Crosby Scholars Senior Newsletter, August 2018

Our Mission

We will assist public middle and high school students in Forsyth County in preparing themselves for successful college enrollment.

Our Vision

We seek to ensure that every public school student in Forsyth County has the opportunity to attend college.

Important Dates:

August 1 - Common Application Opens

August 2 -- College Application Labs

August 7 - CSA #10A SAT Prep: Math

August 10 - Registration Deadline for September 8 ACT

August 14 -- CSA #9D-F College Application Labs

August 20 - CSA #11 Writing the College Admission Essat

August 21 - CSA #10B SAT Prep: Critical Reading and Writing

August 25 - SAT Test Date

August 27 -- First Day of School for Traditional WSFCS

August 31 -- CSA #6 Financial Basics for High School and Beyond Online Academy Deadline

Senior Program Requirements

A list of Senior Year Program Requirements is posted in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal, which allows you to keep track of which requirements have been met. The Crosby Senior Academy schedule is posted on the Crosby Scholars Senior Academy Page.

You can review the requirements HERE

Crosby Senior Academy

Crosby Scholar seniors are required to attend two Crosby Senior Academies (CSA) offered throughout the school year. A different topic is discussed at each CSA. Online registration is required through the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Academies began in July and will be held through December 2018. The final schedule is posted on the Crosby Scholars Senior Academy Page.

August Academy Opportunities:

  • CSA #9A College Application Lab will be held on August 2nd from 10:00-11:00am; CSA #9B will be held on August 2nd from 11:15am-12:15am; CSA #9C will be held on August 2nd from 12:30-1:30pm; CSA #9D will be held onAugust 14th from 1:30-2:30pm; CSA #9E will be held on August 14th from2:45-3:45pm; CSA #9F will be held on August 14th from 4:00-5:00pm
  • CSA #10A SAT Prep: Math will be held on August 7th from 9:30-11:30am.
  • CSA #11 Writing the College Admissions Essay will be held on August 20th from 2:00-3:30pm.
  • CSA #10B SAT Prep: Critical Reading and Writing will be held on August 21st from 6:00-8:00pm
  • CSA #6 Financial Basics for High School and Beyond is an online, self-paced Crosby Senior Academy through CFNC's Financial Basics for High School and Beyond. Deadline August 31, 2018. CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUCTIONS

Colleges That Change Lives - Chapel Hill Fair

Thursday, August 23, 2018
7:00 PM

Sheraton Chapel Hill
Venetian and Europa Rooms
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

The program begins promptly at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. Crosby Scholars can receive college fair/college visit credit for attending this event and speaking with four college admission reps.

Register anytime.

See the entire list of programs here.

Which Application is Right for You?!

It's important to check which application is preferred at each school that you are planning to apply to! Pick the application(s) that make the most sense for the school and for you!

  1. Common Application
  2. College Foundation of North Carolina
  3. Coalition Application
  4. Universal College Application
  5. Some schools have their own application!

Application Deadlines Defined

Posted in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal is a summary of various options for submitting college applications. As you begin applying to colleges, please make sure that you understand the requirements and limitations of each. If you are unclear on the guidelines for a particular school, communicate with someone in the admission office until you understand the expectations. Policies vary, especially under Restrictive Early Action, and it is best to be absolutely certain how to proceed. Good luck as you embark on application season and decide which option(s) is/are best for you—Early Action, Early Decision I and II, Restrictive Early Action (also known as Single-Choice Early Action), Regular Admission, or Rolling Admission!

July Contest Winner!

Congrats to Parker Reid, who won the July Community Service Contest Drawing for a $25 Gift Card! Parker attends East Forsyth High School and submitted 35 hours of community service.

YOU can win a $10 gift card to Chick-fil-A!

Simply submit your community service form directly to our office by 5pm on August 31 verifying your participation in at least 2 hours of community service, and you may be one of the lucky winners selected. All active returning scholars who have submitted an approved community service form by August 31 will be included in this contest.

Click here to download a community service form.

Each Crosby Scholar must complete at least 2 hours of community service each school year. (Two hours are required, although five hours are recommended for high school students.) Follow the guidelines outlined in your Crosby Scholars student portal.

Submitting your form is easy!

1. You may upload your form to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal on the My Documents page which is the dropdown of the My Crosby page. You will see a field for 2018-19 community service form.

2. You may take a picture of your form and e-mail it to

3. You may mail it to 2701 University Parkway, W-S, NC 27105

4. You can text it to (336) 777-7648

4. You may fax it to 336.725.1321

5. You may drop it off at our office.

CLICK HERE for more detailed information and to view some upcoming community service opportunities!

The names of the winners will be posted on our website in early September!

All active returning middle and high school scholars are eligible. Forms must be received in our office by 5pm on August 31 to be included in this contest. Although you are welcome to submit your form at school, this does not guarantee that we will receive your form in our office by the contest deadline of 5pm on August 31. To enter the contest, you will want to submit your form directly to our office.

Connect with a Crosby Scholars Alumni in College!

On July 31st, a student panel of Crosby Scholars Alumni met with a group of rising seniors interested in highly selective colleges. The panel gave great advice and information about their experience applying to and attending highly selective schools. We are so lucky to have alumni all over the country attending college and willing to connect with our current students.

Thanks to:

Anna-Carolina Pelaes -- Boston University

Ethan Austin - Duke University

Madeline Jones - Emory University

Thomas Aldhizer - United States Military Academy, West Point

Sofia Pauca - Princeton University

Let us know if you would like to connect with a Crosby Scholars Alum at a College or University that you are interested in attending!

Parent Portal Possibilities

Parents can monitor their senior’s Crosby Scholars Student Portal, view announcements and events, and confirm if their senior has fulfilled each program requirement by logging into their parent portal. If you need assistance accessing your Crosby Scholars Parent Portal, call our office at 725.5371.

Only students who complete the Crosby Scholars Senior Program are eligible to apply for Last Dollar Grants and Crosby scholarships.