Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Senior Program
High school juniors who complete the requirements of the Junior Program, including attending aMandatory Rising Senior Meeting, are eligible to become senior Crosby Scholars.
Scholars begin the Senior Program by meeting individually with a staff summer counselor at a Mandatory Senior Meeting during the summer prior to their senior year. A slide detailing this meeting is included in the powerpoint presentation from the Mandatory Rising Senior Meeting, and a description is included on the list of senior program requirements posted in the Crosby portal. Scholars who do not attend this meeting are dismissed from the Program.
As active participants in the Senior Program, scholars must comply with the Partnership Agreement and complete the Senior Program requirements. Scholars who complete the Senior Program receive a special designation on their transcript and in their graduation program. They are honored at a Senior Gala in the spring and given the opportunity to apply for Last Dollar Grant funding.
Seniors are required to attend two Crosby Senior Academies (CSA), which are offered during the summer and throughout the school year. Topics range from preparing for the ACT and SAT to completing the FAFSA. Online registration is required through the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Within a few days following an academy, seniors can check their Academy status through their student portal.
- Plan wisely in order to complete this requirement-- seniors are required to attend only two academies so the Program does NOT offer a make-up session.
- To receive credit for attending an academy, scholars must: arrive on time, sign in, stay for the entire academy, and submit a confirmation of attendance at the end. Scholars who skip any of the steps to this process DO NOT receive academy credit.
- Seniors who have a question on the day of the academy outside of office hours may call the office cell phone at 336.782.7859
- Seniors who register for an academy but do not attend and do not cancel their registration prior to the event will jeopardize their status in the Program.
- Read the special instructions listed in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal on accessing a webinar academy.
View the 2017-2018 Senior Academy Schedule
2017-2018 Deadlines Grades 11 - 12:
January 31, 2018
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service, although five are recommended. Scholars must submit a form documenting their hours that includes a signature of the person in charge of the service activity by the deadline noted above. The form can be submitted various ways: turn it in to your school counseling office; drop it off at the Crosby Scholars office; upload the form to the My Documents page (drop down of My Crosby page) of your Crosby Scholars student portal; take a picture of the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; fax it to 336.725.1321; send via US mail.
Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year's deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year's requirement.
Community service must be performed with a non-profit agency or be an activity that benefits a non-profit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn't count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact Crosby Scholars at 336.725.5371. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
College Fair & Visit
To fulfill the college fair/college visit requirement, Crosby Scholars must speak with four college admission reps about their respective schools. Students typically fulfill this requirement by attending one college fair and submitting a college fair form during their sophomore year, junior year, or senior year; however, juniors and seniors may fulfill this requirement by visiting four college campuses. Details are posted below and are outlined in the Crosby Scholars student portal. This requirement must be fulfilled by early October of your senior year. Submitting one college fair form.
The most popular way to fulfill this requirement is to attend the local college fair.
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Post-Secondary
Opportunity Session (PSOS) or College Fair!
- Date: Monday, October 2nd
- Time: 5-8pm (You are not required to stay for three hours; you will not need to pre-register to attend.)
- Location: Benton Convention Center, 301 West 5th Street in downtown Winston-Salem
- List of Colleges Attending: Click here
- Parking: Parking is available in the parking deck. Be prepared to pay for parking. (Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck.)
Approximately 125 colleges/universities are represented at this fair. Each college will have its own table and will be placed in alphabetical order. To help scholars navigate the college fair, a list of colleges and their table number is provided by the WS/FCS system and is available upon entering the fair. Additionally, the list is posted on the Crosby Scholars Programs website approximately one week prior to the fair. PSOS offers students the opportunity to interact with admission reps from North Carolina colleges as well as out-of-state colleges.
The Senior Program publishes a monthly newsletter called destinationcollege2018. It is published monthly for Crosby Scholars in the Class of 2018 to keep them informed of activities, deadlines, and announcements.Each newsletter offers appropriate advice and assistance for a specific month. In addition to being posted on this website and in the Crosby Scholars student portal, it is posted on the Crosby Scholars Program bulletin boards at the high schools (except HBI schools and UNCSA) and at the Career Center. The link to the newsletter is e-mailed to senior parents and Senior Advisors.