Congratulations to our 2013 National Honor Society Inductees!
Congrats to our NHS Co-Presidents Priyenka, Nora, and Emily as they hand over the first official National Honor Society to the officers for this first year of NHS.
Corrine Enriquez - Secretary
Samon Benrashid - Vice President
James Stahl - President
Sara Strathmann - Treasurer
Great Job Girls! You make us proud at NCHS! We can't wait to see the great things you do in life beyond high school!
Attention Seniors! The date has been set! Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm in the Lecture Hall at NCHS. If you would like to be included in the senior scholarship ceremony night you MUST bring your letter's to Ms. Berg by Friday May 10. This is a big night to honor you all and if Ms. Berg does not
have your letter's by this date I cannot include you in the ceremony. Thank you!
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences will host a Discovery Day on
Thursday, May 30 from 9:00 a.m -1:00 p.m. for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who would like to learn more about healthcare careers. Students will have the opportunity to learn hands on about our Medical Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Surgical Technology and Pharmacy Technology programs. We can accommodate 60 students. To sign students up from your school please email me at
by May 17. Registration for Discovery Day will be based on the order of response. Once we have 60 students signed up registration will be closed.
The 2013 Youth Health Summit will be Saturday, May 4th 2013 from 9:30am-4:30pm in Winston Salem. For more information please go
If you are interested in SAT prep courses please check out: Future Prep Educational Services. The link is:
http://futureprep.com/satregister.php or by calling 704-307-8975. These prep courses are offered at different locations.
The American Legion Beaver-Pittman Post 115 is sponsoring two boys to attend the 74th Annual Tar Heel Boys State summer leadership program from June 16-22, 2013 at Catawba College. This intense workshop is only for males who have successfully completed their junior year of high school and have at least one more semester of high school remaining. It is highly intense in nature and teaches in a practical way the principles of good government at the city, county, and state levels. This would look EXCELLENT on your college application!! Please stop by Ms. Berg's office for an application. They are due back to Ms. Berg by April, 11, 2013.
UNC Charlotte's Belk College of Business is a four year academic honors program for high achieving, business students designed to inspire educational enterprise. UNCC will be hosting a Business Honors PRogram open house in conjunction with the University Open House EXPLORE UNC Charlotte on Saturday, March 23. For more information and to RSVP please go to http://bhp.uncc.edu/bhp-open-house-rsvp.
Benedict College will be hosting its Spring Open House Program on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 - 12 noon. A free lunch will be provided to all open house guests. Tickets for the Spring football game are available upon the program's conclusion. To sign up please call 800-868-6598 or (803) 705-4910 by Friday, March 29, 2013.
Camp Cannon in Concord will offer several college prep courses this coming summer: College Essay Boot Camp for rising seniors; Hitchhiker's Guide to College: SAT Prep and Princeton Review SAT Prep both for rising juniors and seniors. More information and a brochure can be found at
. Registration opens March 1st.
Attention Juniors! Quest Bridge is an excellent program! Please check it out as you have the potential to become a College Prep Scholar! QuestBridge provides awards that prepare high-achieving low-income students to compete for admission to leading colleges. For more information please apply online at
www.questbridge.org and applications are due by March 27, 2013.
Important FAFSA Information:
Students and families who are completing the FAFSA themselves and have just a few questions may want to take advantage of the free FAFSA Phone-In service by calling 866-866-CFNC each Tuesday in February from 5-8 pm. Financial aid experts will be available to help families who have completed most of the form but need help answering a few of the questions.
FAFSA Day is Saturday, Feb. 23rd from 9 am until noon in most locations. Students who will be in college next year can register at
CFNC.org/fafsaday or by calling 866-866-CFNC.
Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS)
The deadline for the Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS) program is
April 1, 2013 . Students interested in this opportunity can learn more about FELS, view a list of qualifying academic programs and participating campuses, read the eligibility requirements and apply by visiting
A ttention Sophomores and Juniors! Are you interested in a career in teaching with a focus in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)? If so NC STATE is inviting you to the Friday Institute at NCSU on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 2 to 4:30pm. This will give you a day of career exploration and allow you to see a glimpse of the experiences you would encounter as a student in the STEM Education major at NC State University. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 6th at go.ncsu.edu/3.15.2013
The NC State Engineering Open House will be held Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's open to the public, Students and parents should plan to arrive and park on Centennial Campus. For more information please go to www.engr.ncsu.edu/openhouse or email them at email@example.com
Attention rising juniors and seniors! Furman University is offering a glimpse of the Furman experience this summer called Furman Scholars. This experience is for students who will immerse themselves in academics, have a desire to learn, to challenge, to change, to connect and to solve. Becoming a Furman Scholar entitles you to at least $5,000 in scholarships upon acceptance into Furman University as well as also being eligible for a 10% discount on their week-long, residential summer scholars program. To apply please go to furman.edu/furmanscholars. If you have any questions please call 864.294.2034 or
firstname.lastname@example.org . All applications must be submitted by March 15, 2013.
Students please consider attending, "Demystifying the College Application Process," on February 10, from 2-5:15 at the Levine Jewish Community Center. Regional college admissions professionals will gather to share their secrets with you! Registration is now open please call 704-366-5007. This opportunity is open to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.
Students if you are signed up to take the SAT this Saturday at Central Cabarrus High School it has been rescheduled to February 16, 2013.
Attention Students! The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites sophomores, juniors and seniors to the National College Fair coming on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 12 - 4pm at the Park Expo and Conference Center. This College Fair is free and open to the public. Please register at www.gotomyncf.com prior to attending the fair. Please don't pass this opportunity by!
Seniors as you are preparing to fill out the FAFSA this fall please remember some great new tools for you to use for help! StudentAid.gov is now on Twitter the feed is:
www.Twitter.com/FAFSA , and they have a Facebook page at
www.Facebook.com/FederalStudentAid to offer alternatives options to learn about the student aid process. Keep an eye on the Twitter feed and/or the
www.ed.gov blog for an announcement of their monthly interactive sessions to help you with any of your questions.
Juniors are you interested in attending Furman University after High School? If so please consider Furman's Multicultural Achievement Program (M.A.P.). It gives multicultural juniors a glimpse into the life of a Furman Student. Participants will attend an engaging class taught by a Furman professor, enjoy an interactive campus tour, and conclude the day with free admission to the Paladin Men's Basketball Game. To register please go to
Heels for Success/UNC - A one-day summer program at Chapel Hill designed for high achieving rising sophomores and juniors from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented students, first-generation college students, and those form rural areas or disadvantaged backgrounds. Should be academically motivated, rank in the top 10% of your class, and be enrolled in or planning on enrolling in AP course, foreign language, and advanced mathematics. Nominees should also show active involvement in extracurricular activities and have demonstrated leadership. This one-day program is designed to help prepare students for college. Students need not plan on going to UNC to benefit from this program. Please access and fill out the nomination form at the bottom of this page.
WISH, the Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars project is now accepting applications from female high school juniors from across the country. Selected participants will complete online activities and participate in online forums focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) topics to be eligible for the summer experience at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. During the summer experience, they will chart a course for Mars, engage with NASA female role models, interact with scientists and engineers and learn about careers in STEM. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2013. Visit http://wish.aerospacescholars.org for more details.
Information sessions will be by a NASA Education Specialist who will speak live about tips for creating a successful application. To attend, one must email JSC-NHAS@mail.nasa.gov for log-in instructions. The session dates are December 10, 2012 at 3pm CT, December 13, 2012 at 3pm CT and December 20, 2012 at 3pm CT.
Empire Beauty School of Concord is hosting a High School Career Fair Tuesday, December 11th at 6pm. Every year students start looking for colleges and schools to attend after graduation. Come talk to industry professionals, students, and educators to learn about the field of Cosmetology. We will explore career fields within cosmetology, income potential, financial aid process, and tour the school. Bring your friends and family with you to explore an amazing career and what it has in store for you. For more information please contact
email@example.com . The address is 10075 Weddington Road Ext. Concord, NC 28027.
Meredith College will be holding a senior visitation day on Monday, January 28, 2013 and a junior visitation day on Saturday, February 16 2013 and Saturday, April, 13, 2013. To register please go to: www.meredith.edu/admissions/visit
Seniors if you are interested in Oglethorpe University please consider attending their Scholarship Weekend on January 25-26, 2013. For more information please go to
www.oglethorpe.edu and search Scholarships.
Sophomores and Juniors do you have a proven academic ability in Science or Math? Then you are encouraged to apply for the 4 week summer residential program offered by the North Carolina School of Science and Math. This highly competitive program has an online application. Please use the following link to access more information and guide you to the electronic application:
More detailed information about qualifications is listed on the website. Application deadline is January 31.
Tweet: Summer Ventures - sophomores and juniors - check it out at
Seniors! Mark your calendars for FAFSA Day on Saturday, February 23, 2013. It will be from 9 am to 12 noon. It is sponsored by the State Employees Credit Union and CFNC.org. It will be held at a State Employees Credit Union in every county of North Carolina. If your parents may need help filling out the FAFSA please go to CFNC.org/FAFSAday or call 866-866-CFNC to register for this day!
ATTENTION SENIORS! As you are applying to NC colleges please do not wait until the day the application is due to request your transcript from CFNC. Their is a lag in processing and it is not instantaneous. It is a very efficient way to get your transcript to the Universities but remember to please do this with at least one week before your application is due.
Counselors must also have 24 hours notice for counselor statements and or recommendations. Thank you!
Attention Students! The Harrisburg Branch of Optimist International will be sponsoring our first annual local essay contest. The winner will receive $500 cash and will be eligible to compete at the district level for a $2,500 scholarship. Complete information including deadlines and essay topic can be found at www.harrisburgoptimist.com/Events.html . All entries must be submitted no later than January 15, 2013. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Juniors! If you are considering attending Elon University upon graduation please go to www.elon.edu/apply to learn about their North Carolina Junior Elon Scholars program. This program serves juniors who are academically talented and demonstrate exceptional involvement in those activities which are highly valued as part of an Elon Education.
Attention Students: Check out this new website that helps with College Essay writing, Free Test Prep and deadline reminders. You also receive 6 months free access to PSAT, SAT, or ACT Prep. The website is: Zinch.com/ZinchPrep
Reminder to check the college drawers in the front office if you'd like information on particular universities. They are updated on a weekly basis with information coming in the mail from Universities and Colleges.
UNC Chapel Hill Catalyst Conference, February 22-24. Eighty 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be chosen from the applicant pool to attend this weekend long of exploration of social justice issues at home and abroad. The conference seeks to empower youth in leadership for positive change in social justice and diversity issues. If you are interested in applying for this conference, please see Mrs. Mowery for an application. Or download the application here by clicking on the application under documents and forms on the right hand side of the webpage.
Seniors are you struggling with writing an essay for college? If so here is a great resource for helping you with this part of your college application. Provided by Davidson College they have shared essays that have stood out to them. Please click here to access this great information!
To access the senior brochure please click here and scroll down to the bottom of the senior class page.
Parents please click here for the Fall 2012 Senior Newsletter and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Attention Students! ACT has developed two great Apps for your smartphones! The first one is ACTStudent. This app allows you to check your ACT scores from your phone. The second one is ACTPhoto. This app allows you to upload your picture for ACT registration. When searching for this app please type them in exactly how they are written in this announcement. This will make signing up for the ACT a breeze!
is hosting campus visits on March 23, and April 27th . Please go to admissions.uncc.edu/visit for more information. Reservations are required.
interested in the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics please stop by Ms. Berg's office for more information. This is a highly competitive school for juniors and seniors. The application deadline is January 15, 2013.
The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics offers an online program. Sophomores interested in this must apply online by January 15, 2013 for 11th grade courses. You can take one course per semester as a Junior. This is a hybrid 2 year program of independent online instruction and weekly evening "live" webinars, and campus instruction. For more information please go to online.ncssm.edu
If you are interested in the following colleges please go to the information/open house sessions:
February 9, 2013
March 2, 2013
Register online at bridgewater.edu/visitcampus
Beginning Fall 2013 Lees McRae College will be offering Nursing and Allied Health programs! For more information please visit: go.lmc.edu/nursingandalliedhealth
Students taking SAT need to be aware of major security changes. You will be required to bring your admission ticket, and an approved photo ID (current driver's license, passport, or other government issued picture ID). You CANNOT BE ADMITTED WITHOUT THESE TWO ITEMS! If you do not have an up to date photo ID, see your counselor and we can work with you to complete an alternate photo ID form. Students must report to the testing center on their admission ticket, there can be no test center changes and no "walk on testing". Collegeboard site offers a waitlist status that you must complete online before the test. You will be issued a waitlist admission ticket and if there is room after all registered test takers are admitted, you will be allowed to test. Come prepared so you are not turned away. No exceptions!!
Seniors - Class of 2013
College Applications will be online after August 1, 2012. GPA and class rank may be found on the transcript received in the mail with your final report card. We highly recommend you do your applications early and that you do NC college applications through the College Foundation of North Carolina at
. Transcripts may be sent electronically to NC colleges from the CFNC site. Be sure your CFNC profile includes your NC Wise # (lunch #) and indicate Northwest Cabarrus HS as your school.
Register online to take the SAT/ACT. If you hope to attend a four-year college in the fall after you graduate, have taken Algebra II, and are a junior or senior, you need to take the SAT and/or ACT college entrance exam. The cost is $47-48 if you register by the posted deadlines. More information is available on the left hand side of our webpage under college/entrance exams. See your counselor for more information if needed.
Student athletes - If you are interested in playing a sport in college, it is very important that you know the academic requirements for NCAA eligibility beginning with your freshman year in high school! The core GPA for NCAA eligibility is computed using only English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language semester grades. More information is available on the left hand side of our webpage under athletics/are you NCAA eligible?