January 2019 Counseling Newsletter
Mark Your Calendars
AP and Special Programs (Dual Enrollment) Night
January 24, 2019 at 6:00 in locations throughout Northview
Course Registration Process Explained to Students
January 24, 2019 during home room/advisement
3DE by Junior Achievement Info Night for Parents of Rising 9th Graders
February 7, 2019 at 6:30pm in NHS Auditorium
Rising 9th Grade Parent Night
February 20, 2019 at 6:30pm in the NHS Theater/Auditorium
Rising 9th Grade Student Tours at NHS
February 20-21, 2019
Four-Year Planning Meeting for 9th Grade Students
March 5, 2019 during literature class in NHS Theater
Four-Year Planning Meeting for 10th Grade Students
March 7, 2019 during literature class in NHS Theater
Dual Enrollment (DE) is an opportunity for high school students to take college classes while still in high school. Students can go on campus and take classes at colleges like GSU Perimeter and Gwinnett Tech. Students who plan to take Georgia Tech virtual calculus will need to follow all instructions for dual enrollment. DE packets will be available in Counseling starting on Feb. 1st. Students must submit multiple forms and apply to the college of their choice by March 31st in order to participate in DE in fall semester. Check out our Dual Enrollment web page for more information.
Course registration kicks off during home room on January 24th when students receive course registration instructions for the 2019-20 school year. Core (math, science, literature, social studies, and world language) classroom teachers will be making recommendations for students for next year. These recommendations include honors classes and if students want to take two classes in a subject, for example two sciences. Students need to talk to their teachers about what classes they want to take by January 31st.
Most AP classes will be recommended by the teachers and AP Commitment Contracts will not be needed. However, elective AP classes will still require students to complete and submit an AP Contract with an attached transcript by January 31st. AP elective classes include AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A (if you are not currently enrolled in APCS Principles), AP Psychology, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Statistics, AP Micro / Macro, AP Art History, and AP Music Theory.
AP and Special Programs Night is January 24th at 6pm.
Check out our Course Registration web page for more information.
Online Classes for 2019-20
If a student plans to take online classes next year, s/he will need to register by April 15th for both fall and spring semesters. Courses that list an A or B after the course title (i.e., World History A and World History B) are full year courses with A denoting the first semester and B denoting 2nd semester. Students should register to take A in the fall and B in the spring. Courses such as Economics, Personal Fitness, and Health are single semester classes and do not have an A or B listed after the course title. Students only sign up for the one semester of those classes.
PSAT scores were made available online on December 11th. Students should have received an email with instructions on creating their College Board account, going to their online score report, and using their access code to view their scores. For more information: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scores/getting-scores.
Princeton Review Test Prep Classes
Princeton Review will offer one SAT and one ACT course at Northview High School in the afternoon. All Fulton County Schools students are eligible to register for $125 (a discount of more than 80% off of our normal $699 price), and will receive 15 hours of classroom instruction, three in-class proctored practice exams, access to online drills, and a booklet of additional practice tests!
To register, please visit www.PrincetonReview.com/FultonCounty. Choose SAT or ACT above “FIND A COURSE” in the middle of the page and find your class from the resulting list. Then click the green “Enroll” button, enter FCSATL in the Promo Code field, click “Apply” to see the discounted price, and Checkout! Contact our office at (800) 273-8439 ext 1070 with any questions.
FYI - Applerouth Hosting Free SAT and ACT Practice Tests
On February 2nd and 3rd, students can take a full-length proctored mock SAT or ACT - for FREE! Afterwards students will receive a detailed score report that highlights their strengths and areas for growth. Students will also receive access to an exclusive online Strategy Session led by a top tutor. To sign up for a practice test, please visit applerouth.com/february
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Rho Kappa Lambda chapter, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Upsilon Alpha Omega chapter invite students and parents of Northview High School to participate in their inaugural Greater Atlanta Historically Black College and University (HBCU) College Fair. The HBCU Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Meadowcreek High School, 4455 Steve Reynolds Boulevard, Norcross, GA. ALL students are invited to attend the HBCU fair regardless of their background or ethnicity, and all are welcome to learn more about the academic benefits and advantages that await them should they attend an HBCU. Some of the institutions taking part may offer on-site admission to exceptional candidates.
Scholarships with Upcoming Deadlines
Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority
SCAD Distinguished Scholars Award
SCAD Challenge (for juniors too)
Mercer Business Scholarship Challenge
Army National Guard State Service Scholarship for Georgia Military College
Roswell Woman's Club Scholarship
Money Smart Week Essay Contest sponsored by County Financial
2019 Krimson Community Foundation Scholarship
FIDM National Scholarship Competition
Furman Scholars (for current juniors only)
Army National Guard Service Cancelable Loan
The counseling office compiles a list of summer programs as we receive information from the various organizations. Most programs require that students pay for the experience, but many offer scholarships if early deadlines are met. The counseling office does not vet summer opportunities.
The Summer Scholars Internship through Emory Winship appears to be a competitive cancer research internship that does not require students to pay.
Please see our Student Opportunities Web Page for more information.
The Counseling Office keeps flyers on any job opportunities we are made aware of. Right now, Best in Class is looking for tutors and Jet's Pizza is looking for help. Students should also look out for pool management companies which occasionally come during lunch to talk about their life guarding job opportunities.