Crosby Blog

Is CTE Education for College-Bound Me?

By swegmiller | Jul 7, 2022

Many students and parents are confused about Career and Technical Education (CTE) and whether it’s a path they should choose. Below is an excerpt from the NC Department of Public Instruction Website that explains more about the goals and outcomes of these pathways: The mission of Career and Technical Education (CTE) is to empower all students… Read more »

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What to Expect as a Rising College Freshman

By nbaldwin | May 5, 2022

From walking across a graduation stage to stepping into the world of higher education, the life of a high school graduate can change drastically leading up to the highly-anticipated — and sometimes nerve-wracking — first day of college. To hopefully ease your mind a bit, here are a few tips and tricks to simplify your… Read more »

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Comparing the Cost of College

By jjamison | Mar 3, 2022

During the admissions process, families are so focused on working to gain acceptance, that financial aid and cost is sometimes an afterthought.  Not for long.  The cost of college has increased exponentially over the past 2 decades and parents are often surprised at the total cost.  This is often the final factor in deciding which… Read more »

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Careers in Heart Health

By aturnermoore | Feb 4, 2022

In the past couple of years, we have seen just how important our healthcare workers are. Since it is American Heart Month, we’d like to shed some light on the healthcare careers that work with the heart. The name for this field specifically is called cardiology. Cardi (without the B) is the Greek word for… Read more »

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What Do College Access/Attainment Programs Do?

By swegmiller | Jan 6, 2022

College access programs offer services that have typically only been available to students attending private schools or to students whose families could afford to hire a private college consultant. Crosby Scholars, like many other college preparation/access programs across the country, offers similar programming and services found in private preparatory high schools. These programs aim to… Read more »

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4 Tips for Better Studying

By nbaldwin | Dec 2, 2021

A joy for some and an unbearable chore for others, studying is something many of us can’t avoid. However, no matter your approach to the task, there are so many ways to make studying more enjoyable. Here are a few that you might consider. Listen to Music. Listening to music while studying is a scientifically… Read more »

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3 Tips for Truth in Communication *

By jchristian | Sep 23, 2021

There is SO MUCH INFORMATION coming at us these days.  It is hard to know what is accurate, what is “sort of” close to the truth, and what is just plain wrong. Whether you are passing along the information to friends or co-workers; your reputation as a trusted source of information or a rumor spreader… Read more »

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Are There Benefits to Applying Early?

By nbaldwin | Jul 1, 2021

In short, yes. Applying early to any school can serve as an important step on the road to college acceptance. Though not for every student, this choice should definitely be considered. Here’s why. If you’re eager to hear back from a school on your list, then an early application will be your best bet. Unlike… Read more »

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Still loving my college choice, all these years later!

By swegmiller | Apr 1, 2021

My process of choosing a college was pretty simple compared to what many students endure today. Here it is in a nutshell: Choose a state school (we didn’t think a private school was affordable, even with my good test scores and grades). Select a school not too far from home (within 2 hours was ideal).… Read more »

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