Sophomores-Staying on Course
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!
Students interested in enrolling must submit an online application at the beginning of the school year during open enrollment (August 15-October 1). Click the "apply now" button on the home page of the website.
Scholars who completed the program in 9th grade are automatically enrolled for their sophomore year.
*COVID-19 Update*- online academies are being offered for the 2020-2021 school year. Please email email@example.com, High School Program Coordinator with questions.
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:
- Workforce Trends
- Career Choice and Personality
- Time Management
- Study Skills
- College Admissions
- Learn to Memorize
- Hello High School
- Financial Literacy
- Healthcare Careers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
*Head to the community service page in the link above to read how COVID-19 has affected this requirement.
Scholars must submit their form documenting their hours that includes a signature of the person in charge of the service activity by the deadline noted above.
College Fair/College Visit Requirement:
*COVID-19 Update*- Students in grades 10-12 can begin completing this requirement by attending virtual tours. Keep 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.
Details are posted below and are outlined in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. This requirement must be fulfilled by October 31 of your senior year. Submitting one college fair form or one college visit form is required to verify your presence.
Click here to view and print the college fair form.
Crosby Club Program
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
- 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 the Spring semester of each school year.
- These meetings are group meetings and therefore are not rescheduled unless school is closed or after-school activities are canceled.
- Meetings are held monthly beginning in January. The program concludes in May with an end-of-year reception. Scholars are required to register online to attend meetings #1 and #5 only (snacks are provided).
- Online registration is not required to attend meetings #2, #3, and #4.
- Meetings are held most often during smart lunch or after school, at school, and last approximately 30-40 minutes. This is at the discretion of the high school.
- Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in our office
- We strongly encourage students to attend as many meetings as possible!
Contact Kristen Montgomery, High School Program Coordinator with additional questions related to the Crosby Club Program.