January 2020 Counseling Newsletter
Field Trip to UNG
The NHS Counseling Department is hosting a field trip to the University of North Georgia (Dahlonega campus) on Friday, February 7. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are invited to attend. Permission forms are available in the Counseling Office and are due by January 31. The cost is $20. Participation is first come, first served. We hope you can join us!
This year's course registration process will be similar to last year. Teachers will begin evaluating students and recommending them for classes in late January. Teachers will make recommendations by subject matter. Teachers will be making recommendations for AP classes as well.
February 5th -- Course verification forms will be distributed during an extended home room on February 5th. AP Night is also on February 5th at 6:00pm. An information session on Dual Enrollment will be held just before AP night at 5:30pm in the NHS Media Center. Please attend AP Night for more information about individual AP courses. If there is no teacher to make a recommendation for an AP class (for example, a student wants to take AP Computer Science), students will need to obtain an AP contract from the teacher or on the NHS Counseling website.
February 11th -- Homeroom will be held on February 11th. Course verification forms signed by student and parent and with a list of elective choices need to be turned in at this time. AP Commitment Contracts and applications that are required for certain elective classes (i.e. work-based learning, yearbook) are also due at this time.
February 26th -- The second and final course verification form will be handed out during homeroom on February 26th.
February 28th -- Students return their final course verification with student and parent signature in homeroom.
April 13 - 17th -- Students can pick up a course waiver form starting on April 13th. The due date for turning in a waiver form to get into a class you were not recommended for is April 17th.
May 1st – All online request forms must be submitted by May 1st. Students must submit and register for all online course requests by May 1st. Late submissions will not be approved. May 1st is the deadline for all SUMMER, FALL, and SPRING online requests.
April 24th – May 27th - Schedule changes will be made for students during the waiver window. This is your FINAL opportunity to adjust the level of the classes for which you have registered. Now is the time to speak with your teachers and counselor about YOUR schedule. Your elective course selection does not guarantee your enrollment in a specific course. Any elective course may be used to complete the final schedule if necessary. Students should not wait until orientation in August to choose electives or make changes to electives already chosen.
Rising 9th Grade Tours and Parent Night
River Trail Middle School students will be visiting Northview during the school day on February 11 and 12. If a student is zoned for Northview and does not attend River Trail but plans to attend Northview as a freshman in August, we may be able to accommodate that student during the rising 9th grade tours. Please email Brooke Jarabek at firstname.lastname@example.org for information. NHS will be hosting an information session for parents of rising 9th grade students on February 12 at 6:30pm in the Northview Theater. All rising 9th grade parents are welcome. Additional rising 9th grade registration information is available on the River Trail MS Counseling website: https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/15547
Seniors - some colleges request that mid-year transcripts be sent that include first semester grades. If you need a mid-year transcript and you applied at to that school via the Common or Coalition apps, please email your counselor with a request to upload your mid-year transcript. Make sure you tell them which schools need the mid-year report and which app you applied with (Common or Coalition). If you did not apply using either the Common or Coalition apps, please use the Parchment website (www.parchment.com) to request your mid-year transcript. Parchment includes an option to say when you want your transcript sent. The default option is "Send Now." You need to click on the drop down menu and choose "Hold for Grades" so your transcript will be sent after first semester grades have been added to the transcript.
Link to scholarships page: scholarships.
Hamilton Scholars - Deadline: January 29, 2020: Each year, Alexander Hamilton Scholars (AHS) selects 35 under-served high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program.
EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program HVAC Training Scholarship - January 31, 2020
This scholarship provides essential financial support to aspiring residential HVAC, or home performance contracting careers. https://egiafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarship
Princeton Prize in Race Relations - Apply by January 31, 2020
The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (PPRR) recognizes and rewards high school students who, through their volunteer activities, have undertaken significant efforts to advance racial equity and understanding in their schools or communities.
Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) Scholarship - February, 28, 2020
The MARC scholarship (one-time $2,000 award) program focuses on current high school seniors who have relocated into the Atlanta area sometime between grades 9 (after completion of the 8th grade) and 12. Documents needed: MARC Scholarship Application; MARC Scholarship Student Instructions
Roswell Women's Club Scholarship - March 1, 2020
The Roswell Woman’s Club awards twenty-four graduating high school seniors scholarships to help further their education. The awards are based on financial need, outstanding academic records, and community service. https://www.roswellwomansclub.org/scholarship_applications/
Other Student Opportunities
Link to student opportunities page: Student Opportunities.
Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP)/Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University - Deadline: Feb. 3, 2020: The Summer Scholars Research Program (SSRP) is a competitive non-paid internship for rising or graduating high school seniors hosted by Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. SSRP is a research immersion experience that pairs high school students with Atlanta’s top cancer researchers enabling them to get a real-world look at the field of oncology. The application is available on the SSRP Website and is due on February 3. Note: Students must be 17 years old by June 1 to be eligible for the program.
Georgetown Club of Metro Atlanta High School Writing Contest - Deadline: February 4, 2020
First place for this writing contest is $1,000. See the flyer for more information on the topic and how to apply.
UGA's VetCAMP 2020 - Deadline: January 24, 2020: We’re now accepting applications to our VetCAMP 2020, which is scheduled for June 7-13, 2020. This program is offered to rising high school juniors and seniors and rising college freshmen to evaluate their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians, provide mentorship and help them experience veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. It’s a great experience and the students have a lot of fun while also learning about the profession. The application for VetCAMP 2020 is available now on our website.
Young Scholars Program (YSP) at UGA - Deadline: January 31, 2020: The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a premier six-week internship program for Georgia’s high school juniors and seniors interested in exploring Science, Technology, and Math through research in agricultural, food and environmental sciences. The 2020 YSP summer internship program will be held June 1 to July 10, 2020 on the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Athens, Griffin and Tifton campuses. This program is delivered through the Office of Diversity Affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Gwinnett Tech Spring Career Worx & Open House: Gwinnett Tech Spring Career Worx & Open House is coming soon. Career Worx will be held Thursday, March 19th from 4-7 p.m. on the Lawrenceville campus. At Career Worx, participants are able to view all of our programs and student services. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to explore dozens of hands-on activities and speak with Gwinnett Tech Instructors. Student Recruiters, Financial Aid Counselors and Enrollment Advisors will be on hand to answer questions as well.
The Truth About College Admission Event with Jed and Rick - February 9th
Join Rick Clark, Director of Undergraduate Admission at Georgia Tech and author of “The Truth About College Admission”, and Jed Applerouth, Founder & President of Applerouth Tutoring, and be prepared to navigate the college admissions process with confidence.
Date: Feb 9, 2020 (Sunday)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom
350 Ferst Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
dreammakers Conference - February 8, 2020
Ever wanted to meet a woman in the career of your dreams? A chance to ask her what it’s really like? Want to just explore the possibilities? Slalom created the Dream Makers Conference especially for you! A fun Saturday full of workshops on Picking a College, Confidence Tips & Tricks, Time Management, and more! Bring some friends & get ready for an unforgettable day! https://dreammakersconference.squarespace.com/