Parents can encourage children to practice coping skills that will help them better navigate sudden change and uncertainty, Alvord says. “The key is to be mentally flexible, learn how to problem-solve, and accept change as a challenge rather than an obstacle.”
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Monday, October 26- Friday, October 30, 2020
The UNC System will host its first-ever Virtual Open House, giving North Carolinians in all 100 counties an opportunity to explore the state’s options for public higher education. A series of eight virtual sessions will highlight the unique learning opportunities at the 16 constituent universities.
The sessions, hosted in conjunction with North Carolina Countdown to College, will run from October 26 through October 30, 2020. Each UNC System university will offer a thirty-minute presentation that features faculty, staff, and current students. In addition to providing a broad campus overview, each presentation will highlight five unique and often-overlooked institutional features and attributes. Admissions counselors will also be on hand in a separate chat room to answer specific questions students and their families might have.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The Georgetown University Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you to participate in a virtual information session for students in
North Carolina and South Carolina!
Join us for an upcoming event to learn more about academic life and student experiences on the Hilltop.
Wednesday, October 21st
Caroline Faris, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, will gather online with a current Georgetown student for a program featuring a formal presentation followed by a Q&A session.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to Georgetown via this form by Friday, October 16th at 4pm.
A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.
Monday, October 19, 2020
The Coalition just opened registration links for Intro to the FAFSA | Introducción y Proceso del FAFSA.
At this event on October 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern, they will hold concurrent sessions, one in English and one in Spanish, that prepare students and families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Admissions and financial aid counselors at Coalition schools will be on hand to answer questions about the process. Learn more and register →
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Take Advantage of These 3 Types of Aid
Extra Help: College Admissions
Helping parents get their teen to college
GET AN A+ IN FINANCIAL AID
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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Students and parents are encouraged to check out the recently published resources and tools from Resume Builder that could be helpful for applying to colleges or submitting scholarship applications.
Monday, October 5, 2020
NC Countdown to College 2020 Events
Weeks 3 and 4 are designated as College Applications Weeks. During this time (10/19/20- 10/30/20) many NC colleges and universities will waive their application fees!!
The pandemic, social distancing and isolation puts a strain on our families. How do we help our children to manage their feelings and become resilient in dealing with this on-going stress? In this interactive workshop, parents and caregivers learn how to cultivate children’s ability to: express feelings appropriately; build a positive outlook; develop coping skills; and deal with stressful life events.
The presenter for this presentation is funded by a grant that requires collecting information about the attendees in order to meet goals related to equity--ensuring that the services are being provided to families from all of Durham’s communities. No names or identifying information will ever be shared! Please take the time to fill out this form to help with data collection.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the Student Services Team. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 8th at 6 p.m.
The Student Services Team:
Cindy Gittens, School Social Worker, email@example.com
Melissa Meckes, Elementary School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonya Farrish, Middle School Counselor, email@example.com
Jill O'Kane, High School Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monica Holmes, Counseling Intern, email@example.com
Friday, October 2, 2020
- NC Countdown to College is a month-long initiative to increase the number of students who pursue post-secondary education by assisting high school seniors with the college admissions process (residence, FAFSA, and applications) and ensuring that each participating student submits at least one admissions application. This initiative includes College Application Week, when many NC colleges and universities waive application fees.
THIS YEAR COLLEGE APPLICATION WEEK HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2 WEEKS which means 2 weeks of free applications October 19 through 5:00 p.m. October 30 for those institutions that are waiving fees!
• Over 40 North Carolina schools will waive their application fees on CFNC.org during these two weeks!
• Advise your students to start on CFNC.org to ensure they benefit from the fee waivers. We cannot guarantee that fee waivers will extend to other application platforms, like Common App.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Seton Hall is always looking for great minds at work. That’s why they'd like to personally invite VAHS students to attend their Virtual Open House experiences this fall.
Student are invited to register for one of four available dates. to have a chance to:
- Better understand the application process and financial aid
- Learn about Honors and leadership programs
- Explore the First-Year Experience at Seton Hall
- Hear from real Seton Hall Pirates in a Student Panel
- Attend several major-specific academic sessions
- Take a virtual tour
Seton Hall is a top college with world-class academics, distinguished faculty, and impressive rankings for return on investment and affordable tuition. Check it out to see what Great Minds can do!
The 2020-2021 HOBY program is kicking off another cohort of youth leaders that will give back to our communities through leadership and service. Since 1958, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) has provided transformative leadership development training that has positively impacted the lives of over 600,000 high school students in the U.S. and abroad. Voyager Sophomores are invited to participate in HOBY’s ﬂagship program for high school sophomores: The State Leadership Seminar.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
How to Write a Successful Common App Activities List - You only get 150 characters on the activities list for the Common Application. How do you make the most of that space? Here's a guide.
How to Use the Common App Additional Information Section - Many students underutilize this important section, or feel they have to jam every last detail of their lives into their personal statement. Here, I share a handful of things that you might consider sharing in this *optional* section.
How to Write the "Why Us?" Essay - The "Why Us?" essay is one of the most common supplemental essay prompts. Your mission: to demonstrate—through specific details and examples—why you’re a great match for a particular school. This guide walks you through it.
The College Application Hub - Working on your "Why this major?" or extracurricular essay? Trying to figure out how to get great teacher recommendations? Not sure how to prepare for your college interview? Chances are, it's on this page. I keep this one bookmarked.
Tackling the Optional COVID-19 Question in the Common App - This guide will show you how (or if) you should answer that optional 250 word question in the Common Application on COVID-19.