Grade 10

Sophomores-Staying on Course


Checklist for Sophomores

Preparing for college continues now!

Graduation may still seem far away, but it's closer than you think!

Planning your curriculum is important to make sure you have the rigor that colleges are looking for and the right preparation for your college major.

Some students should be planning to take some standardized tests this year as preparation for later opportunities.

This is a great time to start your college visits.

Important: This is the last year to enroll in Crosby Scholars. To participate as a Junior and Senior, you must complete the 10th grade year in the Program!


  • Academy

    *COVID-19 Update*- In-person as well as Zoom academies will be offered in 2021-22. Please read the details for mask requirements in the sign-up information for in-person sessions.

    The Crosby Scholars Academy offers students academic and personal development workshops on a variety of skill enhancement topics that support student achievement and college planning.

    Freshmen and Sophomores are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy offered in the summer, fall or early winter. Scholars must register to attend an academy session through their Crosby Scholars Student Portal.

    Students can select from a number of sessions that include:

    • Right Decisions
    • Test Taking
    • Career and Workforce Information
    • Career and Personality Fit
    • Communication
    • & More!

    Scholars choose 2 topics from those offered during a Crosby Scholar Academy. Academies are typically offered on Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. until noon. Usually, they are held at one of the Mitchell Community College Campuses or at the Goodwill Career Connections Center in Statesville, N.C.

    Parents please note by allowing your student(s) to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy, you are agreeing to the terms of the Parent Partnership Agreement located in your student’s portal.  This agreement will remain in effect for the duration of your student’s participation in the program.  Should you not agree with these terms, you are required to contact the Executive Director at before allowing your student to attend the Crosby Scholars Academy. Once your student attends the Academy, the agreement is in effect until the student voluntarily withdraws from the program or does not fulfill a program requirement.

  • Community Service

    Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service every school year, although five are recommended. 

    Click here to access the form and learn how to turn it in.


  • College Fair

    College Fair/College Visit Requirement:

    *COVID-19 Update*- Students in grades 10 can begin completing this requirement by attending virtual tours. Keep a record of an email confirmation or screenshot of you attending the virtual tour to turn in with the form.

    To fulfill the college fair/college visit requirement, Crosby Scholars must speak with four college admission reps about their respective schools.

    Students typically fulfill this requirement by attending one college fair and submitting a college fair form during their sophomore year, junior year, or senior year; however, juniors and seniors may fulfill this requirement by visiting four college campuses in person or virtually.

    Details are posted below and are outlined in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. Students are encouraged to turn this form end by the end of the junior year. 

    Click here to view and print the college fair form.

  • Crosby Club Program

    Click here to visit the Crosby Club page on the website

    COVID-19 Update: The Crosby Club Program went virtual this school year. In spring of 2021, High School Program Coordinator will offer live zoom sessions for all students. If visitors are welcomed back on school grounds, classroom sessions will take place.

    Crosby Club Program (formerly known as Grade Advisor Program) helps underclassmen begin preparing for their post-secondary goals. Crosby Officers at each high school will help plan and lead these meetings.

    • Topics discussed at Crosby Club meetings help prepare scholars personally, financially, and academically for post-secondary success.
    • The Crosby Club Program was established to offer underclassmen the opportunity to meet with an advisor during each school year.
    • These meetings are group meetings. 
    • Check your e-mail and your student portal for your grade level meeting days & times.
    • For 2021-22, meetings may be held at school or virtually. If you can't make the meeting at your school, there will be a virtual option that might work for you.
    • Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in our office.
    • We strongly encourage students to attend as many meetings as possible! You'll get to know other Crosby Scholars and learn helpful information, too!

    Contact Jennifer Christian, High School Program Coordinator with additional questions related to the Crosby Club Program.