Crosby Blog

Which program should I choose?

By swegmiller | Nov 26, 2020

The applications for Early College are about to open. Scheduling high school classes for next year will start in just a few short weeks. Some students and families might be getting anxious about these choices. Crosby Scholars staff members often get asked, “What program should my student be in?” or “Should we go with AP… Read more »

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Building a Strong Financial Record

By kmontgomery | Nov 20, 2020

As a high school student, conversations around the topic of money are not usually had with friends or family. Why is this? One big reason for this is because our education system in America places little importance on financial literacy in the classroom. Currently, only twenty one states in America require a personal finance course.… Read more »

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Should Your Student Apply to Early College?

By aturnermoore | Nov 12, 2020

Here in Iredell County, we are lucky to have three early college programs that students can apply to. Early college is an option for students to apply to to earn their high school diploma and their associates degree in 5 years. This is an awesome opportunity for students! Students usually have the month of November… Read more »

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Power in YOUR Story

By jjamison | Nov 7, 2020

Some people have to be prodded to share their stories and other people you just can’t shut up.  Have you heard the phrase “Listen & Learn”?  I know all too often we listen to be able to interject our experience or our story.  I can see the scene right now, and if I was totally… Read more »

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Are College Rankings Meaningful?

By swegmiller | Oct 29, 2020

It’s easy to get caught up in the college rankings hoopla! Who doesn’t’ love a “Top Ten” or “Best of”? Lists are fun and we like to see if our favorites are included. College rankings can be confusing because there are so many lists! (And they don’t agree often!) Here are some of the most… Read more »

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Independence

By kmontgomery | Oct 22, 2020

I’m sure you have heard people say, “Adulting is tough. I have so many responsibilities and I wish I had someone to help with the bills.” Being an adult has its perks but it also comes with a bucket full of responsibilities. As a high schooler, I’m sure you are exercising a lot of freedom… Read more »

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Are You Taking Care of Your Mental Health?

By aturnermoore | Oct 20, 2020

Since being in quarantine we have heard more about mental health. Mental health is just as important as physical health, but a little harder to navigate. When we are physically unhealthy, we gain weight, we break out, and we feel aches and pains in our bodies. When we are mentally unhealthy it shows in ways… Read more »

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Early Decision vs. Early Action: What’s the Difference?

By nbaldwin | Oct 7, 2020

Picture this: you’ve created your college list, and you’re struggling to decide when to apply. You begin to think, “Should I apply early?” The short answer to your question is yes! However, like most things in life, there’s more than meets the eye.  Early action and early decision: two deadlines you most likely have come… Read more »

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Do I need to complete the FAFSA?

By jjamison | Sep 30, 2020

Working with 12th graders and their families, I get this question A LOT!  What if I told you your child could go to a private selective 4-year college with a list price of $73,000 per year for the amount represented on your EFC?  You say, “I make too much money.”  What if your EFC came back as $28,000?  Would you want… Read more »

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