Crosby Blog

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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Leadership

By kmontgomery | Sep 24, 2020

While in high school, it is important to remember that the extent of your growth and learning is not limited to the classroom. Leadership has many definitions, and students tend to think that they must be the person with the title in front of his or her name in order to have influence. Being a… Read more »

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Middle School Isn’t Too Early

By aturnermoore | Sep 17, 2020

Many times when we are talking about the Crosby Scholars Program, we have some people that feel that middle school is too early. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, I want to take a moment to give reason to why middle school is the perfect time to start thinking about college. Learning Yourself… Read more »

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Be S.M.A.R.T. when searching the internet.

By jjamison | Sep 10, 2020

I just finished attending a staff meeting with the team at Crosby Scholars Iredell County.  We were discussing the appropriate curriculum and ways to get key information to students and parents in our program.  In this COVID, Pandemic world we live in, more people are looking to the internet for information.  Any kind of information. … Read more »

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