The Crosby Scholars Program is a unique college access program for middle and high school students enrolled in public schools in Iredell County.
The Program prepares students:
- for successful college enrollment
- for a post-secondary plan that fits with their goals, interests, and ambitions
- volunteer in the community
- agree to remain drug-free
- obey school rules and regulations
Program applications are available each year to students in grades 6-10. Students attending Iredell County public schools in middle school through tenth are accepted into the Program upon application. Our vision: College opportunities for every student.
Requirements of the Crosby Scholars program vary by grade level, however all include:
- being enrolled in a public middle or high school in Iredell County
- demonstrating good citizenship
- attending one Crosby Scholar Academy each school year (two during the senior year)
- two hours of community service each school year
- following school rules and not being placed in out-of-school suspension
- college fair/visits (high school)
- participating in other mandatory requirements as assigned by grade level especially during the senior year
Participants of Crosby Scholars are given the responsibility to:
- make education a priority in life by striving to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA (minimum) to complete High School and enroll in a post-secondary institution
- being courteous, considerate, and respectful toward teachers, school officials, adults and fellow classmates
- use academic assistance provided by parents, school, community and the Program
- develop leadership skills through active involvement in school and the community
- strive for perfect attendance and avoid unexcused absences
- not participate in any form of bullying - verbal, physical or cyber
- obey the law and remain drug free, by agreeing to refuse to make, sell, use, distribute, or possess illegal drugs
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There are many benefits of being a Crosby Scholar
- The Program helps students understand and plan for the college admission, financial aid, and scholarship process.
- Each year, students are introduced to workshops, topics, and discussions that help them to better understand and prepare for the college search and college admission process.
- Crosby Scholars receive timelines and newsletters, attend Crosby Scholar Academies, and participate in community service.
- During their senior year, Crosby Scholars also receive one-on-one assistance with the college admission and financial aid process.
- The Program assists students in navigating the ever-changing and challenging world of college admissions.