Sophomores: Staying on Course
Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Sophomore Program
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 application at the beginning of the school year.
Scholars who completed the program in 9th grade are automatically enrolled for their sophomore year.
Freshmen and sophomores are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy offered in the fall or early winter. There also may be summer sessions available. Scholars must register to attend an academy session through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
Students can select from a number of sessions that include:
- test-taking and study skills
- career exploration
- strategies for success
- social media/cyber bullying
- career exploration
- right decisions
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 at one of the Mitchell Community College Campuses.
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 email@example.com 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
Click here to download a community service form for the 2018-19 school year!
2018-2019 Deadline: March 31, 2019
Crosby Scholars are required to complete two hours of community service, although five are recommended.
Scholars must submit a form documenting their hours that includes a signature of the person in charge of the service activity by the deadline noted above.
The form can be submitted various ways:
- turn it in to your school counseling office
- drop it off at the Crosby Scholars office
- upload the form to the My Documents page (drop down of My Crosby page) of your Crosby Scholars student portal
- take a picture of the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- fax it to 704.873.4891
- send via US mail
Scholars who completed the Crosby Scholars Program during the previous school year may count hours volunteered after the previous year's deadline, including summer volunteer hours, toward the following school year's requirement.
Community service should be performed with a non-profit agency or be an activity that benefits a non-profit agency. The volunteer commitment can be fulfilled through scouts, school clubs, civic organizations, and/or certain church activities. While membership in a club or organization does not count as service, volunteering in the community in a club-sponsored activity does. For example, being a member of a youth choir doesn't count, but singing at a nursing home with the choir qualifies as service hours. If you have questions about whether your community service idea meets the requirement for the Program, please contact Crosby Scholars at 704.873.5005.
Crosby Scholars Program staff reserves the right to determine if a community service activity fulfills our requirement.
- College Fair
College Fair/College Visit Requirement:
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 early October 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 for sophomores.
- Grade Advisor Program
Grade Advisor program provides opportunities for discussion and questions for early high school students.
Keeping the long range goals in sight.
- The Grade Advisor 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.
- Topics discussed at Grade Advisor meetings help prepare scholars for the college admission process.
- 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 #4 only (snacks are provided).
- Online registration is not required to attend meetings #2, and #3.
- 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!