Juniors ~ Down the Home Stretch!
Welcome to the Crosby Scholars Junior Program.
Preparing for college heats up! Because of your involvement in Crosby Scholars, we believe that you expect to go to college and we want to help you get there.
Expand your resources and establish your team. Attend college fairs, talk with college students, and ask questions.
Make every effort to attend your Grade Advisor Meetings. Involve your family as your support system, and visit your high school counselor often. It’s not too early to start looking for scholarships.
- Scholars who completed the Program in 10th grade are automatically enrolled in the program for their junior year.
- There is not an application for the junior year.
- Students must enroll in the Program by the beginning of their sophomore year of high school. (Exceptions may be made for newly enrolled students in Iredell-Statesville/Mooresville Graded School System. Contact the Crosby Scholars Executive Director by October 1 of the junior year for more information.)
Link to below to view the 2019-2020 Jr Notebook
Click here if you are a Student Athlete
Research the NCAA requirements for students wishing to play DI or DII collegiate sports
CONFIRMATION OF ATTENDANCE
The Crosby Scholars Academy for Juniors offers workshops that help to enhance their college admissions and planning decisions.
Juniors will receive the following presentations:
SAT/ACT Test Prep & Financial Literacy
Parent sessions reviewing the college admissions and financial aid processes are available.
Come to the academy with your questions about college admission and creating a target list of schools!
Junior Scholars are required to attend one Crosby Scholars Academy in the late summer or early fall of the academic year. Scholars must register through their Crosby Scholars student portal.
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.
Please call 704-873-5005 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
- Community Service
2018-2019 Deadlines: January 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 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 must 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/Visit
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 October 31st of your senior year.
Submitting one college fair form or one college visit form is required to verify your presence.
Click here for the College Fair-Visit form.
- Mandatory Rising Senior Meeting
Scholar's MRSM Confirmation of Attendance- must be completed at the end of the meeting in order to receive credit for attending - form is only available at the end of each meeting and should be completed before leaving
Crosby Scholars Class of 2020, you're almost at the finish line! This is your final Junior Program requirement before you transition to the Senior Program.
During this meeting you will learn about the Crosby Scholars Senior Program requirements, and how Crosby Scholars works with you throughout the college admissions process, financial aid process, and finally, through making your BIG enrollment decision! We will also discuss the Crosby Scholars Senior Advisor Program in detail, so you can make an educated decision when choosing your Senior Advisor.
Juniors must attend ONE mandatory meeting.
Mandatory Rising Senior Meetings for the Class of 2020 will take place January & February of 2019. This year we are scheduling one meeting at each high school. If you cannot make the meeting at your high school there will be a few at the Crosby Scholars office in Statesville. Check the portal for your meeting day and time.
This is a program requirement! Juniors who do not meet this requirement will be dismissed from the Program. You must log in to your Crosby Scholars Student Portal to register.
Each high school junior must complete all Junior Program requirements to be eligible for the Senior Program. The Crosby Scholars Program does not accept new applications to join or rejoin the Program during the senior year.
- Grade Advisor Program
Junior Grade Advisor Program
Program staff assigns 11th-grade scholars a volunteer Grade Advisor.
- The Grade Advisor Program was established to offer underclassmen the opportunity to meet with an advisor during the spring semester of each school year.
- Grade Advisor assignments are based on the scholar's grade and high school. Scholars are notified by email when their Grade Advisor assignment is confirmed.
- Grade Advisor 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 Grade Advisor Program concludes in May with an end-of-year reception. Scholars are required to register online to attend meetings #1 and #4 only. Online registration is not required to attend meetings #2, and #3.
- Meetings are held either during lunch or after school, at school, and last approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
- Attendance is taken at each meeting and is recorded in our office
Please check the Crosby Scholars Program website or Crosby Scholars student/parent portal for more details about dates, locations, and times.
The Junior Program publishes a newsletter for Crosby Scholars in the Class of 2020 to keep them informed of activities, deadlines, and announcements. Each newsletter offers appropriate advice and assistance for a specific period of time. The link to the newsletter is e-mailed to liaisons and parents of Crosby Scholars juniors.