Monday, October 31, 2016

Summer at Duke

Use your summer to prepare for college, learn from renowned professors, and experience a truly international program.  Last Summer over 500 lucky high school students spent the month of July at Duke University taking classes, going on excursions, enjoying great residential activities, and making friends from around the world!  

Visit our website to review the 2017 programs dates and details:

If you are currently in Grades 10 or  11, you can take classes with Duke Professors and earn college credit through Summer College. 
If you are currently in grades 9 -12, you can enjoy personal enrichment classes with a global perspective through Summer Academy.

Acne Scholarship

Facing Acne’s first annual scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Our scholarship is open to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Are US Citizens
  • Currently enrolled as either a high school senior OR a college student at an accredited US based college or University
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or expect to receive their high school diploma before the 2017-2018 school year begins
  • Have and maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA

Applications are due by March 31, 2017, and the winner of the $2,000 scholarship will be notified in April of 2017. For more details about how to apply, please see our website:

Durham YouthWorks Summitt

Durham youth, ages 14 to 24, and their parents/guardians are invited to register for the 2016 Durham YouthWork Summit, a free event designed to help youth explore and learn about various careers, community resources, and educational opportunities. Youth attending the Summit will get priority consideration for summer internships. Youth can also win prizes including gift cards and one larger prize. Participants should dress in business casual attire.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

College Application Work Sessions

Starting Tuesday Nov. 1 all seniors are encouraged to attend College Application Work Session in room A-149 during lunch. The school counselor will be available to assist with all application questions and needs.


College Application Work Sessions
Tuesdays in Room A-149

  • Complete your college applications
  • Bring your laptops
  • Work on college essays
  • Explore colleges and admission requirements
  • Learn how/when to register for entrance exams
  • Get advice and inspiration from other students   


UNCG Admissions Representative Visit

A Representative form UNCG will be on campus Tuesday, November 1 during lunch in room A-129.
Come and find out more about what it's like to be a Spartan!

About the freshman class

  • Here is the profile of UNCG's average admitted freshman (Fall 2015)*:
    • Average HS GPA: 3.66 (weighted)
    • SAT middle 50% ranges:
    • 480-580 critical reading
    • 480-570 math
    • Average ACT: 23
  • UNCG received 10,567 freshman applications for the Fall 2015 semester; fifty-nine percent of these applicants were admitted. The Fall 2015 freshman class included 2,744 students.
*Please note that the numbers above are averages, so many admitted students will have higher or lower profiles. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Senior Parent Night

LendEDU Finalcial Aid Video Course


LENDEDU Financial aid video course

LEND EDU Financial Aid Hotline

LendEDU has launched a new tool to help students and families navigate financial aid, scholarships, grants, and student loans. The tool, known as LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline , is a free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarships, and student loans.

Simply text-in your financial aid questions to the hotline at (302) 278-4037, and you will receive a detailed response from our team within 15 minutes!

During non-business hours, students and families can receive detailed responses within 24 hours. The LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline is a free service paid for and managed by the LendEDU team.
Give it a try!

LENDEDU website

Monday, October 24, 2016

Don't miss FAFSA Day Oct. 29

College-bound NC students can get free help with financial aid forms. 

Each year, financial aid administrators volunteer their time to help students at the FAFSA Day event, which this year happens on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in most locations. The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a document that is required when college-bound students seek grants or loans to cover the cost of college.
Read more here:

In the Triangle, sessions will be held at Wake Technical Community College, William Peace University, N.C. Central University and the Orange County campus of Durham Technical Community College. 

Don't miss this t fantastic opportunity for all Voyager students and families!

FAFSA Day Information

Voyager HS Cap and Gown Orders

Seniors met today during Advisory with a representative from Herff Jones. Each student received a packet with an order form for their Caps and Gowns. The packets include a wide range of  optional items and pricing options. Please review the information carefully before completing the  2017 Senior Order Form provided. Sections 1,4,5 are required for cap and gown orders. A representative from Herff Jones will be back at Voyager on Monday 10/31/2016 during lunch to collect the orders and answer any questions.    

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Student Athlete Information

Are you a HS student who wants to play college sports? Learn what it takes to reach the top of your game!

NCAA Eligibility Center  

Friday, October 21, 2016

NCHSSA Awards, Recognition & Student Scholarships

For Students

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Summer Ventures in Science and Math

Summer Ventures in Science and Math (SVSM)

Attention Juniors: 

SVSM provides an opportunity for students to foster identified interests in science and math with its enriched program in a university research setting. SVSM is competitive entry by application only. Selected students participate in a rigorous, four week academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth and development in science and mathematics. The admissions committee evaluates both your academic record and your motivation to pursue science and math activities beyond the classroom.

SVSM is a state-supported initiative and there are no costs for participants.Students who are selected will live on campus for the duration of the program and will be assigned to one of the following schools: Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, or UNC-Charlotte.

Applications are to be completed online and can be accessed at The application deadline is January 15th.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CFNC College Planning For Parents

It's time to discover useful tools to help your child plan, apply and pay for college!

Governor's School Information and Deadlines

Who can be nominated for Governor’s School?
For eligibility, a student must be a legal North Carolina resident enrolled in eleventh grade in a North Carolina school. There are some exceptions made for tenth grade students in certain nomination areas. Also, the student must have a qualifying score on an approved achievement test. See page 7 for more details.

How is a student nominated for Governor’s School?
Students are nominated only by their school/school system, not by a parent or any other individual. The nomination process has multiple steps at the school and district levels. Teachers, principals, and counselors nominate students to the local public school superintendent, charter school director, or private school headmaster. (If a discipline studied at Governor’s School is not offered in an individual high school, a student still may request to be nominated in that discipline. All nominees must meet the criteria established for the N.C. Governor’s School.) The school/school system determines which of its nominees will be sent for final selection at the state level. NOTE: These schools/school systems are allowed and may elect to use additional methods (e.g., aptitude tests, other measures, local auditions, interviews, etc.) to determine these nominees.

2017 Session Deadlines: All nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2016 

Monday, October 17, 2016

VAHS Class Ring Orders

A representative from Herff Jones was on campus today and provided information for Juniors and Seniors who wish to order class rings. They will be back at Voyager on Monday October 24 during lunch and after school to assist with ring orders and explain payment options. Be sure to review the booklets that were  provided for all the information and options.

Parents and students can also find the information below

Herff Jones website  

Friday, October 14, 2016

Washington and Lee Univ. Info. Session

Washington and Lee University would like to announce an upcoming information session in your area. There will be a short presentation by an admissions counselor, who will be joined by W&L alumni to answer any questions you may have concerning the university.

Sunday, October 23rd 

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27612

Please visit to sign up.

UNC-Asheville Info. Session

UNC-Asheville will host an information session on October 18th at 7pm. The purpose of the event is to provide more detailed information regarding the admissions process, academics, and university life at UNC-Asheville. It will be held at...

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2515 Meridian Parkway
Durham, NC 27713

To rsvp, e-mail Andrew Johnson at

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Discover Textiles at NC State

College of Textiles Fall Open House

Oct. 15, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We invite you and your family to explore the College of Textiles during our annual Open House. Come enjoy a full day of events and presentations designed to introduce you to the exciting world of textiles and the many opportunities available to textiles students at NC State.
Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to talk with the our faculty, staff and students as you tour the College.
  • Tour our high-tech labs and classrooms, observe demonstrations and get hands-on experience with textiles
  • Learn how our scholarship program can make college more affordable
  • Discover internships, career and research opportunities
  • Where will textiles take you? Hear about Study Abroad
  • Visit Hunt Library – one of the most technologically advanced libraries in the world
  • No pre-registration required
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Location: College of Textiles – Centennial Campus, 1020 Main Campus Dr Raleigh, NC 27695

Monday, October 3, 2016

Financial Aid For College

               FAFSA Day - Saturday, October 29, 2016

If you're going to college in the 2017-18 academic year and need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we'll make it easy. College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and State Employees' Credit Union are offering free programs to help you complete and submit this important form.