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 your Grade Advisor 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 Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. Contact the Crosby Scholars Executive Director by October 1 of the junior year for more information.)
Click here to view the 2017-2018 Junior Notebook
Click here if you are a Student Athlete
Research the NCAA requirements for students wishing to play DI or DII collegiate sports
CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE
The Crosby Scholars Academy for Juniors offers workshops that help to enhance their college admissions and planning decisions.
Juniors will receive the following presentations:
Preparing for College Admission 101. Topics covered in this workshop include graduation requirements for the WSFCS system; minimum admission requirements (GPA and test scores) for the UNC system colleges; standardized tests, including SAT subject tests, and how best to prepare for them; what makes a strong applicant for admission; and myths about the college admission process.
Building A Target List of Colleges. Creating a target list of schools begins with self-knowledge. If you don't know who you are and what you are seeking, it can be difficult to know which colleges best meet your needs and preferences. Next we consider using a "cluster" approach to identifying 3-5 colleges that are a good fit academically, socially, and financially. Finally, we will explore the College Board's search tool as a means of broadening (or narrowing!) the list of prospective schools.
Parent sessions reviewing the college admissions and financial aid processes are available.
Come to the academy with your questions about college admission and creating a target list of schools!
Junior Scholars are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy in the late summer or early fall of the academic year. Scholars must register through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
All 2017-18 Junior Academy Dates
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Thursday, August 17, 6:30-8:30 pm - Goodwill Industries
Thursday, August 24, 9:30-11:30 am - Goodwill Industries
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Saturday, September 9, 9:30-11:30 am - Forsyth Tech, Oak Grove Center
Saturday, September 16, 9:30-11:30 am - Forsyth Tech, Oak Grove Center
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Make-up academy: Thursday, September 28, 6:00-8:00 pm - Goodwill Industries
Parent sessions are offered on Aug 16, Sept. 6, 9, and 16. Parent sessions in Spanish will also be offered on Sept. 9 and 16.
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 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 336-725-5371 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
- Community Service
Click here to download a community service form for the 2017-18 school year!
2017-2018 Deadlines: 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
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.
- Mandatory Rising Senior Meeting
Scholar's MRSM Confirmation of Attendance- must be completed at the end of the meeting in order to receive credit for attending - link is only available at the end of each meeting and should be completed before leaving
Crosby Scholars Class of 2019, you're almost at the finish line! 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, so you can make an educated decision when choosing your Senior Advisor.
Juniors must attend ONE mandatory meeting. Each meeting is held at the Goodwill Industries Building, 2701 University Parkway in W-S, with the exception of the online webinar, which requires internet access and can be viewed from your computer.
Mandatory Rising Senior Meetings for the Class of 2019 will take place in May 2018.
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.
- Grade Advisor Program
The Junior Grade Advisor Program will be large group sessions with all schools invited. These sessions will include: Webinar Series on Self Assessments, FREE ACT Boot Camps, and the importance of the college tour.
Please check the Crosby Scholars Program website or Crosby Scholars student/parent portal in the Fall for more details about dates, locations, and times.
The Junior Program publishes a quarterly newsletter called destinationcollege2019. It is published for Crosby Scholars in the Class of 2019 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 e-mailed to liaisons and parents of Crosby Scholars juniors.
Click here to view the 2017-2018 Junior Notebook