NFHS Counseling Newsletter

August 2022

Welcome back Raiders!

We are excited to take on the 2022-2023 school year as an entire community!

Your counselors are here to help & support you along the way. We hope this newsletter helps to keep you informed on all the happenings and services available through our office.

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Counseling Office Contacts

Counseling Office - 770-781-6637 ext. 160230

Counseling Secretary - Mrs. Kaymon Nix - KNix@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Registrar - Mrs. Kim Grogan - KiGrogan@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Lead Counseling - Kaitlin Mason - KMason@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Austin Cannon - ACannon@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Liz Smith - ETSmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Kenya Mattie - KMattie@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Lennox Balog - LBalog@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Raider Rush & New Student Welcome

Welcome to Raider Nation

Thank you to all who were able to attend and to those who participated in our Raider Rush and New Student Orientations! We are so excited to have you!

Senior Seminars - Class of 2023

Counselors in your classroom

This month, the NFHS Counseling Team will be in all senior English classes to present on graduation requirements, college and career planning, and financial aid resources. For parents, as well as students who may have not been in class this week, we will be posting a video of the information shared in the classes.


All students will receive a senior packet during this event, which includes a copy of their senior credit checklist, with exactly what classes they need for graduation and 4 HOPE Rigor classes, as well as a copy of their transcript, FAQ sheet, and senior dues information. To request transcripts, students will use Parchment (linked below). If your student does not have an on campus English class or is absent that week, please have them stop by counseling to pick up their senior packet.


As we will remind students during the presentation, students can pay senior dues now. If students pay senior dues by September 30, the cost is $125. If students pay between October 1 and December 31, seniors dues will be $145. Between January 1 and April 22, dues will increase to $170. To pay senior dues, utilize the link below.


We look forward to working with your students their senior year!

Senior Parent Night

Thursday, Aug. 25th, 6-7pm

NFHS Cafe 3635 Coal Mountain Drive, Cumming, GA, USA

Class of 2023 parents, please join us as we review the most important information for you and your senior as you navigate their final year with us!

College Visits Offered during Raider Time & Wellness

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Upcoming events

ASVAB

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 8:30am

NFHS - JROTC Room

North Forsyth HS will be hosting the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). Please reach out to your JROTC instructor or your counselor for questions. Use the QR code below to register!
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Financial Aid Readiness Night

Thursday, Sep. 22nd, 6-7pm

This is an online event.

This is a virtual event with a representative from Georgia Student Finance Commission. We will highlight the entire financial aid process, provide access to handouts, encourage scheduling a free one- on- one phone consultation as needed and, promote the other upcoming virtual FAFSA Sessions. For the aspects about a student’s 2023-24 FAFSA, our representative will actually illustrate how to submit the application. The goal is to encourage all students to be proactive about submitting their FAFSA early when the FAFSA opens on October 1st.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

QuestBridge - National College Match

The 2022 National College Match is now open! The deadline is Tuesday, September 27. We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges. We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications, and we do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, income, or other factors. Click the button below for more information:

UNG Army ROTC Scholarships

The UNG Army ROTC Scholarship application is now open. The Army ROTC Scholarship can be used to pay all tuition and fees and provides $1,200 a year for book funds or it can be used to pay room and meals up to $10,000 a year plus $1,200 a year for book funds. In return, recipients commission as Army officers in either the Active Duty Force, the Army Reserves, or the National Guard. Please click the button below for more information:

Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program

The Georgia Tech Women in Engineering Program is excited to announce that registration for our annual Engineering Career Conference (ECC) for current female junior and senior high school students is now open!

ECC is designed to give high school girls knowledge and information about the eleven engineering disciplines offered at Georgia Tech to help them decide if they'd like to study engineering in college, and, if so, which type of engineering is best for them.

This year's ECC will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM in Georgia Tech’s Klaus Advanced Computing Building. Over the course of a day, prospective female students have the opportunity to hear directly from Georgia Tech's world-renowned faculty and current Tech students about the various engineering majors offered at GT. In addition, attendees have the chance to meet with a GT Admissions Counselor to find out about the admissions process and the academic requirements necessary to be successful in the engineering undergraduate programs.

The non-refundable registration fee for ECC is $40, which covers all materials as well as breakfast and lunch for all attendees of the program.


Use the button below to access the application:

The Place of Forsyth - GED & ESL Courses at East Forsyth

Click on the flyer below for more information!

VFW - Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 80,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme is, “Why Is The Veteran Important?”


Access more information through the flyer below:

Work Opportunities through Georgia Mountains Work Source

West Point Admissions Event