To sign up for summer school click here. If a student is taking a new credit they must schedule an appointment with their counselor prior to registering for summer school. Payments are taken in the form of cash, credit card (paid on line) or money order. No personal checks will be accepted. Registration will take place from May 15-June 22 (at noon). Transportation must be provided by the student. Summer school will be held at North Stafford HS or Brooke Point HS. Students must choose one location to attend.
Behind the Wheel Registration will take place:
June 5- Colonial Forge HS, 5 pm - 8 pm
June 20- Brooke Point HS, 8 am - 11 am
National Practice Test Weekend
Take a free SAT vs. ACT Combo test and see which exam is right for you. Join Kaplan on May 20 and 21 Live Online to try both test. Register at www.kaptest.com/practicetestweekend by clicking here.
August SAT Test Date
For the first time, students will be able to take the SAT and SAT Subject Tests in August. Taking the exam in the summer is great news for juniors because it allowes them time to meet early application deadlines and focus on classwork as they begin their senior year. Registration opens in late April for this testing window. Go to the college board site to sign up by clicking here.
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg Teen Support Group
Mental Health America of Fredericksburg is launching their third 8 week Teen Support Group on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
~The first support meeting will be held on Saturday, April 29 at Spotsylvania Regional Hospital from 10-11:30 a.m.
~It is free to attend. No referral is needed.
~The 8 week session will run fro April 29 thru June 24.
~The group will be limited to the first 12 participants who complete and return the registration packet to Mental Health America of Fredericksburg.
~When capacity is reached, names will be placed on a waiting list ( in the order the packets are turned in).
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Spend the Night Program
VT would like to offer a "Spend the Night" program for interested cadets. Interested students can stay overnight with a cadet, attend monring physical fitness training with our Citizen Leader Track, attention morning formation, and attend a class with a cadet. There is close to a 90% retention rate with students who participate in the Spend the Night program and later enroll. There are nine Spend the Night/Day session for Spring 2017. Interested students can register on their website by clicking here.
There are approximately 200 Emerging Leader Scholarships offered to incoming cadets each year. There is no separate application, it is offered to the top cadet applicants every year.
Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) Program
FREE tuition assistance for all full-time Virginia residents is available through the state's TAG program. That means $3,200 toward your college experience, per year- a total of $12,800 over four years that...
~ Does NOT need to be paid back
~Is NOT based on need
~ Does NOT require a financial statement
Also, offered is the Virginia Private College Week, July 24-29, 2017 for the Class of 2018. Prospective students will have the ability to visit participating college campuses and receive three (3) application fee waivers for visiting three or more participating colleges. For more information on the program click here.
Summer Enrichment Opportunities
UV Advance Summer College Experience. July 8- August 5, 2017 To learn more click here.
UV Curry School of Education 2017 Summer Enrichment Program grades 4-10. Program dates: Session I: June 18-29, Session II: July 2-13, Session III: July 16-27. This camp is a 12 day residential experience. To learn more click here.
Penn State Engineering Summer Academy. July 2-22, 2017 To learn more click here.
Virginia State Parks Youth Conservation Corps. June 25-July 25, 2017 or July 23-August 12, 2017. To learn more click here.
Newport News Shipbuilding Summer Internship. To learn more click here.
The University of Alabama Early College Summer I term is May 30 - June 29; Summer II term is July 5 - August 4. To learn more click here.
Holiday Lake Forestry Camp June 19-24, 2017. To learn more click here.
Hanover Regional Governor's School for Career and Technical Advancement at the University of Richmond from July 2-21, 2017. To learn more click here.
Pratt Institute earn college credits and develop your portfolio with course in: Architecture, Art, Design, Fashion, Creative Writing and more. To learn more about this program click here.
Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists at Sweet Briar College is an institute for young artists and an accelerated summer program for high school students. Explore the program more by clicking here.
Virginia Space Grant Consortium offers programs in Virginia Space Coast Scholars, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars and Virginia Earth System Science Scholars. For more information click here.
Fredericksburg Regional Governor's School for Gifted Students 2017 Summer Program is for rising 10th-12th graders and for Mentorship Program for rising 11th and 12th. Come to counseling to pick up applications, deadline to apply is March 10th for Mentorship and March 24th for summer program attendees. Click here to see more information.
The Experiences in Architecture program at The Catholic University of America is an intense, three week workshop for high school students interested in architecture or other design-related fields. You will be exposed to both the academic and the professional sides of the architecture arena, as the city of Washington, D.C., becomes your classroom. For more information click here.
Virginia State University Gaining Real World Opportunities with Students (G.R.O.W.S.) is a summer program for students interested in becoming teachers. During this program all travel and room and board expenses are covered for selected students as part of the program participation. The program is open to upcoming senios. The program is intended to increase college readiness and nurture an interest in education careers. Sunday July 16-July 22, 2017. Also, the dealine to apply is March 31, 2017. Click here to download the application and recommendation forms.
VCU Reading Skill and Speed Reading Programs Online this Summer for Preschool through High School. To learn more and sign up click here.
Virginia Private Colleges Week Visit any 3 and you can apply for free! Learn how at vaprivatecolleges.org/visits by clicking here.
Virginia University of Lynchburg Summer Fast Track 2017 Looking to get an early start on your summer academic career? This program is designed to prepare college freshmen students for academic success and to give incoming transfer student the opportunity to advance their academic standing. To learn more click here.
Summer Architecture Program at the Catholic University of America. July 10-28th, 2017. Click here for more information.
Summer Discovery Internships Penn Summer Prep Program, University of Texas at Austin, Johns Hopkins and 14 other university options. Click here for more information.
STEM camp. Click here for more information.
Suicide Hot Line
If you are feeling alone and suicidal there is help. See your school counselor for help or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Suicide is preventable.
Attention All Young Men...Do you want to keep your driver's license and be eligible for college loans, job training, government jobs, and citizenship if you're an immigrant?
Then make sure you register with Selective Services within a month of your 18th birthday!
Federal law says that you must register. If you don't, you miss out on all of these opportunities and more. Don't let that happen to you! It's quick and easy to register. It only takes minutes to register online by clicking here or you can register at the post office.
Ask your guidance counselor for more information, and make sure you remember to register. Future opportunities depend on it!
Upcoming College Visits
Please be sure to check the counseling calendar for all upcoming visits from college and universities. Students will need to see Mrs. Redd to sign up for the visit, to be able to get a pass to get out of class.