Sophomores: Staying on Course
Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Sophomore Program. Preparing for college continues now! Decisions you make in 10th grade ~ classes in which you enroll in 10th grade ~ grades you achieve in 10th grade do matter! If you expect to go to college, expect to continue studying now. Expand your resources. Involve your family as your support system, and visit your high school counselor more often.
Students interested in enrolling in the Program must submit an application at the beginning of the school year. Scholars who completed the Program in 9th grade are automatically enrolled in the Program for their sophomore year.
The Crosby Scholars Academy offers students academic and personal development workshops on a variety of skill enhancement topics that support student achievement and college planning. Freshmen and sophomores are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy offered in the fall. Scholars must register to attend an academy session through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
Students can select from a number of sessions that include: The ABC’s of College, test-taking and study skills, career exploration, strategies for success, communication, social media/cyber bullying, etc. Scholars attend 2 classes during Crosby Scholar Academy. Click Here to see class offerings. Please note, the two classes offered at Academy sessions hosted on a week day will be pre-selected by Program staff.
2017-2018 9th and 10th Grade Academy Dates:
Saturday, October 7 - 9:30am-11:45am - Forsyth Tech- Oak Grove Center
Tuesday, October 10 - 6:00pm-8:15pm - Goodwill Industries
Saturday, October 14 - 9:30am-11:45am - Forsyth Tech- Oak Grove Center
Wednesday, October 18 - 2:45pm-5:00pm - Goodwill Industries (early release day)
Saturday, October 21 - 9:30am-11:45am - Forsyth Tech- Oak Grove Center
Monday, October 30 - 9:30am-11:45am - Goodwill Industries (morning session)
Monday, October 30 - 2:00pm-4:15pm - Goodwill Industries (afternoon session)
Wednesday, November 1 - 6:00pm-8:15pm - Goodwill Industries
Saturday, November 4 - 9:30am-11:45am - Forsyth Tech - Oak Grove Center
Friday, November 10 - 9:30am-11:45am - Goodwill Industries
Wednesday, November 15 - 6:00pm-8:15pm - Goodwill Industries - Final Academy
Parents please note by allowing your student(s) to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy, you are agreeing to the terms of the Parent Partnership Agreement located in your student’s portal. This agreement will remain in effect for the duration of your student’s participation in the program. Should you not agree with these terms, you are required to contact the Executive Director at email@example.com before allowing your student to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy. Once your student attends the academy, the agreement is in effect until the student voluntarily withdraws from the program or does not fulfill a program requirement.
- Community Service
Click here to download a community service form for the 2017-18 school year!
2017-2018 Deadline: March 9, 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
College Fair/College Visit Requirement:
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 or one college visit form is required to verify your presence.
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. Several hundred students will attend this fair, so please allow extra time to enter and exit the parking deck. PSOS offers students the opportunity to interact with admission reps from North Carolina colleges as well as out-of-state colleges.
Click here to view and print the college fair form for sophomores.
- Grade Advisor Program
Realizing that college preparation must begin early, Program staff assigns 9th- and 10th-grade scholars a volunteer Grade Advisor.
- The Grade Advisor Program was established to offer underclassmen the opportunity to meet with an advisor during the spring semester of each school year.
- Grade Advisor assignments are based on the scholar's grade and high school. Scholars are notified by email when their Grade Advisor assignment is confirmed.
- Grade Advisor meetings are group meetings and therefore are not rescheduled unless school is closed or after-school activities are canceled.
- Topics discussed at Grade Advisor meetings help prepare scholars for the college admission process.
- Meetings are held monthly beginning with a kick-off pizza party in January. The Grade Advisor Program concludes in May with an end-of-year reception. Scholars are required to register online to attend meetings #1 (pizza party) and #5 (end-of-year reception) only. Online registration is not required to attend meetings #2, #3, and #4.
- Meetings are held after school, at school, and last approximately 30-40 minutes. (Early College, Kennedy, Paisley, and Winston-Salem Prep Academy meet during the school day.)
- Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in our office.
- Students who miss any meeting should sign on to the webinar at the end of each month to review the material that was covered. Handouts will be posted in the Crosby Scholars student portal; no paper copies will be distributed during the meetings.
- Meeting dates are posted on the Crosby bulletin board, announced at the high schools, and emailed to scholars. Meeting dates are also posted on the homepage of this website under Registration and Announcements.
DestinationCollege2020 The Sophomore Program publishes a quarterly newsletter called destinationcollege2020. It is published for Crosby Scholars in the Class of 2020 to keep them informed of activities, deadlines, and announcements. Each newsletter offers appropriate advice and assistance for a specific period of time. The link to the newsletter is emailed to sophomores and their parents/guardians.
Destinationcollege2020 Newsletter - August, 2017