•                                                                01/16/2019 Announcements




    Please remember that we start EOC/NCFE testing this Friday, 1/18-Wednesday, 1/23 and maybe through Friday, 1/25 depending on make-ups.  We will need to hold the bells until all testing is completed each day and move announcements to 4th period.


    A+ Test Prep Opportunities

    • ACT (and SAT) Prep Preview (helps students understand more about the ACT and how it compares to the SAT. January 19, 2019.  12:30 pm
    • PSAT Score Report Pointers (using the PSAT score report to plan for college admissions and scholarships).  January 19, 2019. 10 am.

    ALL these events are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required to ensure that everyone will have a seat.  


    2019 Emory Pre-College Program: Emory University offers rising juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience college level academics with either six-week credit courses, three-week non-credit institutes, or two-week non-credit courses. Applications open in January 2019. For more information and to apply, visit http://precollege.emory.edu/



    The North Carolina General Assembly House Page Program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action.  The Page application and more details can be found online at ncleg.net/house/housepagesite/


    Design Camp 2019: NC State will be hosting high school day camps as well as high school residential camps. The camps introduce participants to the design process through brief projects covering the range of studio disciplines offered at the College of Design: architecture, landscape architecture, industrial design, art + design, and graphic design. Registration will open Monday, January 14, 2019. For more information visit: https://design.ncsu.edu/designlab/designcamp/.


    Summer Ventures: A no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.  You will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and get hands-on experience at a university.  Applications are due by January 15th, 2019. Students will be notified of decisions on April 1st, 2019.


    Visit the Student Services section of the Jordan website, see your school counselor, or schedule an appointment with Mr. Choi for more details as well as additional Student Services announcements.


    NC House & Senate Page Program: – 

    “The NC House and Senate page program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four-day long experience that allows NC high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action.”

    Students can earn volunteer hours for their career exploring service, or a small stipend. The rolling application period for 2019 is still open. Here are links for both the NC House and Senate page programs and applications.




    NC Summer Institute in Choral Art, Inc.: Young singers work with renowned conductors at Warren Wilson College; Registration opens on February 1st for the June 16–21, 2019 session. www.ncsica.com


    A Florence Kidder Memorial Scholarship of $3,000 and a runner-up scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to two High School seniors who plan to attend a college or university in North Carolina. The recipients will be selected on the basis of the merit of an essay on the assigned topic, plus character and scholastic record and need.  Applications will be located in the scholarship corner outside of student services.  Deadline: February 3, 2019.


    NCSSM Economic Diversity Initiative: An application-based program that provides ninth grade students with the opportunity to stay on the NCSSM campus from March 28th-30th while shadowing an NCSSM student from a similar economic and racial background throughout the student's daily courses and extracurricular activities. Selected participants will also have an opportunity to learn more about the NCSSM application process and requirements. The program is free of charge to all selected participants (food and lodging will be provided by NCSSM). The application for the NCSSM Economic Diversity Initiative is due Friday, February 8th at 11:59 PM. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oMLL8m0zcktrfilbfsVqcxpSNN6P6B6HpKLJzo6WE1E/viewform?edit_requested=true


    Carnegie Mellon Summer Academy: For
    mathematics and science, this is a six-week residential experience that
    provides high school seniors and a small group of high school juniors who have
    interest in computer science, engineering and/or the natural sciences, with the
    opportunity to achieve skills to pursue and complete majors in STEM fields.
    There are no tuition, housing, or dining fees for students selected
    to attend the Summer Programs for Diversity. Students engage in hands-on
    learning and research via science and engineering projects, taught by Carnegie
    Melon faculty, teachers and graduate students. The deadline to apply is February 15th. For more information, visit:  https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/access-sams.


    Spoleto Study Abroad July 11th-August 4th: A hands-on immersion program in the arts and humanities for high school students, this unique experience provides students with the tools to enhance their artistic expertise by working closely with talented faculty and motivated peers from around the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to study in Spoleto, Italy, in which you’ll also be able to visit Umbria and Tuscany. Application Deadline:  February 22. Visit spoletostudyabroad.org to apply.


    The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated are now accepting applications for their 2019 College Scholarship. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior with plans to attend a college, university, or post-secondary institution within one year of graduation. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher. The scholarship award is up to $1,000. Interested students should see their counselor for an application and return to Ms. Redmond by Thursday, February 28, 2019.


    The Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) at Appalachian State University has a solid history of inspiring students through exploration of the business world, and we will begin accepting applications for our 2019 Cohort on December 1, 2018. MGSI offers a unique 3-week opportunity for current high school juniors to gain an immeasurable amount of business knowledge and experience. This year we are seeking 24 students to participate in the 16th cohort that will include two weeks on ASU’s campus with classroom instruction, an entrepreneurial project, outdoor courses, and local activities, ending with business oriented travel. Application Deadline is February 28, 2019. Visit: https://marthaguy.appstate.edu for details and information.


    Calvin College Entrada Scholars Program: Estrada Scholars is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience life as a college student. Entrada is designed for ethnic and racial minority students who are typically underrepresented in higher education. Students will receive a grant to cover expenses.  Application deadline: March 1, 2019.  https://calvin.edu/offices-services/college-access-programs/programs/entrada/


    Sustainable Development Challenge at Seton Hall: Offers high school students the opportunity to share their impactful ideas and win amazing prizes. All submissions must be received by March 3, 2019. For more information visit: www.shu.edu/go/UNchallenge.


    2019 Durham Youth Network Internship Program Summer Job Application: The application for the 2019 DYIP summer job is now open online. Visit www.durhamnc.gov and click the employment tab and look for the position titled Durham YouthWork Intern. This initiative train youth to be ethical, dedicated, and proactive employees through education-supported, real world workplace experience. This program links business with youth who are committed to becoming the leaders of tomorrow’s workforce. Deadline March 9th


    The Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) will be held at North Carolina A&T State University on June 9 – 14, 2019.  The IFAL program is a one-week residential program designed for rising high school seniors sponsored through the North Carolina Farm Bureau.  Students are exposed to the academic and research programs in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and are familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural and environmental sciences.  In addition, students gain experiences in leadership by participating in leadership training seminars, touring the N.C. General Assembly, meeting governmental officials, and visiting the N.C. Farm Bureau Offices. The IFAL application and program information can be found at the following link:


    There are no costs for students to participate in this unique program. Return applications to respective County Farm Bureau Office by March 30, 2019.   If you should have any further questions please contact Dr. Antoine Alston at (336) 285-4818 or alstona@ncat.edu.


    Vet Camp 2019: The University of Georgia houses up to 52 10th grade, 11th grade, and 12th
    grade (at the time of application) high school students interested in the
    veterinary profession on UGA’s campus for seven days during the summer for Vet
    Camp. Students will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their
    skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, providing mentorship and
    helping them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. Camp is
    hosted from June 16th-June 22nd 2019. The application window opens
    Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00am and ends Friday, April 5, 2019
    at 5:00pm. For more information, visit: https://cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/vetcamp/.


    NC State Language Diversity Summer Enrichment Program - This program will be held on N.C. State's campus from Monday, July 23rd to Friday, July 27th from 10AM to 2PM. This is a week-long educational program designed to explore language and dialect diversity in English. In addition to classroom instruction, students will also participate in fun games, collaborative activities, and a special film screening. The program will serve as a great addition to students' college and job applications/resumes. If students are interested in participating, they should complete the interest form before June 15th at 5 p.m. There is no cost to attend the program.


     UA Early College: The University of Alabama’s UA Early College allows students to earn credit while you are still in high school. UA early college allows students to earn up to 30 credit hours online or on the University of Alabama campus. The online option offers online courses during the fall, spring, and summer terms. For information about tuition and scholarships visit: earlycollege@ua.edu.


    WashU Architecture, Art, and Design Pre-College Programs: The Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts offers top-ranking programs within a world-renowned academic and research institution. Students will attend lectures from WashU faculty and professionals, participate in workshops on portfolio preparation and college admissions, learn new tools and techniques, present work in a public exhibition, and earn college credit. To apply visit: www.samfoxschool.wustl.edu/precollege.


    Red Hat Shelton Challenge: A six-day summer experience for rising 9th-12th grade students focusing on Leadership Traits. Students will have the opportunity to complete a service project, experience a high and low ropes course, coordinate events for their fellow camps, and build a network of fellow youth leaders from around the country. For the online application visit: www.sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu.


    Oxbridge Academic Summer Programs: For students aged 13-18, Oxbridge academic programs one, two, and four-week program options in Oxford, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. Students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves academically in subject areas such as Art History, Literature, Politics, Medicine, Law, Business, etc. The programs in Barcelona and Paris offer intensive Spanish and French language classes at all levels. For more information visit: info@oxbridgeprograms.com.


    March2Success Test Prep: March2Success is a free interactive online test preparation system that provides cutting-edge assessment software and education content in an easy-to-use, self-paced format for state assessment testing, SAT and ACT practice and preparation. Learn more at www.march2success.com.


    Game Plan College:  The Emily K Center is offering FREE, one-stop-shop information about how to plan, prepare and be accepted into 4-year and 2-year colleges.  Students participate in interactive workshops and individualized one-on-one advising services lead by Emily K staff and supported by the program’s teen advisors. Interested students can drop-in during posted office hours.  For more information, contact Geanine Thompson at 919.680.0308.


    Scholarships to study abroad in Germany: The U.S. State Department funded Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) is for motivated high school students who want to fully immerse themselves in German culture by living with a host family and attending a local high school. This includes placement with a carefully selected German host family, admission to a German high school, pre-departure training in the U.S. and orientation programs in Germany, meetings with government officials, cultural excursions to the German Bundestag and select German cities, and supplementary language lessons upon arrival in Germany. To apply visit: www.usagermanyscholarship.org.



    There will be a model UN meeting on Thursday January 17 after school in Mr. Bernal room 118.


    The French Club will have it’s next meeting on Monday the 28th – at 8:15 in room 506, madame harrison’s room.  We will be constructing our monuments so don’t forget to attend!



    ASL Honor Society meeting today at 4:00 pm in room 710.




    Girls Soccer: Optional Practice Cooper Run this Thursday! Meet on the track at 4:15 pm. MUST have a valid physical!







    2018-19 SAT TEST DATE



    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    May 3, 2018

    July 11, 2018

    Saturday, August 25, 2018

    July 27, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    Saturday, October 6, 2018

    September 7, 2018

    October 19, 2018

    Saturday, November 3, 2018

    October 5, 2018

    November 16, 2018

    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    November 2, 2018

    December 14, 2018

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    February 8, 2019

    March 22, 2019

    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    May 17, 2019

    Saturday, June 1, 2019

    May 3, 2019

    July 10, 2019




    2018-19 ACT TEST DATE



    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    May 4, 2018

    June 19 - August 3, 2018

    Saturday, July 14, 2018**

    June 15, 2018

    July 24 - August 27, 2018

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    August 10, 2018


    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    September 28, 2018


    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    November 2, 2018


    Saturday, February 9, 2019*

    January 11, 2019


    Saturday, April 13, 2019

    March 8, 2019


    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    May 3, 2019


    Saturday, July 13, 2019**

    June 14, 2019