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    PSAT Parent Night
     
     
    Thank you to everyone who attended the PSAT parent session.  For such a COLD night we had a great turnout!  Below you will find the PowerPoint used during that presentation.  Be sure to go all the way to the end, there is some useful information about current SAT/ACT scores for UNC system schools!  If your student did not receive their score report and testing book it will be distributed on Wednesday January 22nd in homeroom!
     
     
    Naviance for Freshman
     
    Freshman students visited the media center in October to work on Naviance.  They took a survey about their transition to high school, created SMART academic and personal goals, as well as worked on a career interest inventory.  The PowerPoint to assist parents and students who may wish to go back can be found here: Freshman 2017
     
     
    Potential NCAA College Athletes
    The NCAA's initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 2016. 
     
    Have questions or concerns in regards to NCAA athletics?  The NCAA has created a eligibility resource index with tons of information to assist you along the way.  There are even videos and PowerPoints to help understand the in's and out's of college athletics
     
     

     

    ****If you missed our AP/Honors Parent Night, please click the link below to view the presentation. Contact your child's School Counselor for any further questions.
     
     

    9th Grade Planning Timeline

    Adapted from www.cfnc.org 
     
    • Now that you're in 9th grade, it's time to get serious about your post-secondary plans.  By starting early, you'll be better prepared. 

     

    • Don't neglect your study habits!  Keep up the good work, and continue to improve your study skills. 

     

    • Talk to your school counselors, teachers, family members or trusted adults about your plans for college.  If you're not sure if college is the best option for you, talk to your counselor.   

     

    • Use Your Plan of Study at www.cfnc.org to keep track of your courses and grades.

     

    • Find out about college entrance requirements for the schools you're interested in. 

     

    • Create a file of the following documents and notes:  report cards, lists of awards and honors, school and community activities, and volunteer work.  

     

    • Start thinking about the colleges you want to attend.

     

    • Find out about AP and Honors-level courses. 

     

    • Continue to get involved in campus and community activities.   

     

    • How are you spending your summer?  Volunteering and educational programs can help give you a better idea about what kind of training or career would be right for you.

     

    • College life can be a big change — you're on your own!  Try taking some small steps towards independence this year, perhaps with more responsibility around your house. 
     
    Minimum Admissions Requirements (for HS GPA and SAT/ACT scores) for Freshman Admission to UNC Institution
     
    All applicants for first-time admission as a freshmen must meet minimum high school GPA and SAT scores. The minimum high school GPA requirement for students entering NC college as of Fall 2013 and beyond is 2.5, a minimum SAT (critical reading & math) of 800, and a minimum ACT composite score of 17.