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 per academic year. Scholars must register to attend an academy session through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
Students can select from a number of sessions that include: test-taking and study skills, career exploration, strategies for success, communication, etc. Scholars attend 2 classes during Crosby Scholar Academy and complete an attendance confirmation form before departing.
Parents please note by allowing your student(s) to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy, you are agreeing to the terms of the Student and 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.
2018-2019 Deadline: March 15, 2019
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service. 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 704-762-3513;
- or 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 704-762-3512. Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
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.
Click here to view and print the college fair form for sophomores.
Realizing that college preparation must begin early, students in 9th-11th grade are invited to participate in Crosby Club.
- Crosby Club meetings are group meetings offered on each high school campus.
- Crosby Club was established to offer underclassmen the opportunity to meet with a staff member or volunteer multiple times during the spring semester of each school year.
- Topics discussed at Crosby Club meetings help prepare scholars for the college admission process.
- Meetings are held monthly usually between December-May, depending on scheduling. Dates are posted in the Crosby portal and also through school communication methods (ie. Schoology, Crosby bulletin board, news slideshow, announcements, etc.)
- Meetings are either held during or after school, at the school, and last approximately 30 minutes.
- Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in our office, although attendance is not required.
- If school is closed or activities cancelled, Crosby Club meetings will be rescheduled.