Juniors ~ Down the Home Stretch!
Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Junior Program. Preparing for college heats up! Because of your involvement in Crosby Scholars, we believe that you expect to go to college and we want to help you get there. Expand your resources and establish your team. Attend college fairs, talk with college students, and ask questions. Make every effort to attend Crosby Club meetings. Involve your family as your support system, and visit your high school counselor often. It’s not too early to start looking for scholarships.
Scholars who completed the Program in 10th grade are automatically enrolled in the program for their junior year. There is not an application for the junior year. Students must enroll in the Program by the beginning of their sophomore year of high school. (Exceptions may be made for newly enrolled students in Rowan-Salisbury Schools. Contact the Crosby Scholars Executive Director, Jessica Vess at email@example.com on October 1 of the junior year for more information.)
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All Juniors are required to attend one Junior Academy. These workshops help to enhance your college admissions and planning decisions.
Parent sessions reviewing the college admissions and financial aid processes are available.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Please call 704-762-3512 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
2019-2020 Deadline: June 1, 2020
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 in various ways:
- turn it into 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 high school; however, students may also 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 February 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, held each fall at Catawba College. Other opportunities include:
National College Fair
Mandatory Rising Senior Meeting
This is your final Junior Program requirement before you transition to the Senior Program.
During this meeting you will learn about the Crosby Scholars Senior Program requirements, and how Crosby Scholars works with you throughout the college admissions process, financial aid process, and finally, through making your BIG enrollment decision! We will also discuss the Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor Program in detail.
Juniors must attend ONE mandatory rising senior meeting. This is a program requirement! Juniors who do not meet this requirement will be dismissed from the Program. You must log in to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal to register.
Each high school junior must complete all Junior Program requirements to be eligible for the Senior Program. The Crosby Scholars Program does not accept new applications to join or rejoin the Program during the senior year.
Mandatory Rising Senior Meetings will be hosted in March 2019. More details to come!
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.
Juniors receive e-newsletters through Smore. They are published for Crosby Scholars - 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 also e-mailed to liaisons and parents of Crosby Scholars juniors.