Dear Upper School Families,
We are thrilled to provide the following opportunities for your student.
SENIOR PARENTS: As we near graduation, we would like to alert you to two important announcements regarding your student’s graduation.
Senior Slideshow: For the Senior Banquet, we like to put together a slideshow of the students. Please email Erin McCubbin digital copies of 4 pictures of your student: a sample breakdown might be one as a baby or toddler, one from elementary school, one from middle school and one more recent picture. Please do this before the end of March.
Graduation Announcements: We are working with Balfour again this year to provide your student with affordable graduation announcements. Graduation announcements aren’t mandatory, but many students love seeing their names in print and sending them to family and friends. To order yours today please visit www.gabalfour.com The deadline to complete your order is Thursday, March 1.
JUNIOR PARENTS: In January, you received an email with instructions on how to sign up for your student-led family conference (SLC). This is a great opportunity for your student to showcase what they have learned about the college process and talk about the institutions they are thinking about applying to. If you did not receive this email, or are having difficulty booking an appointment, please contact Erin McCubbin or Ryan May.
We would like to provide you with a few “save the dates” for several important college-related events.
As a reminder, students hoping to attend a college visit should plan ahead, as there is a process in place that requires permission from their teacher to miss class.
|February, 12||Lynn University (FL)||2:00 p.m.|
|February, 15||The University of Alabama||9:30 a.m.|
|February, 20||Louisiana State University||8:00 a.m.|
|February, 12||Freshmen GTD Meetings (Academic Advising)|
|February, 15||Senior Breakfast|
The late registration deadline for the March 10 SAT is February 29.
The deadline to register for the April 14 ACT is March 9.
Finally, it is a great time to be thinking about summer programs! These types of programs get students excited about college and look fantastic on a resume. Consider these options:
If you are currently in grade 10 or 11, consider spending your summer at The Duke Summer College for High School Students! Make friends from all over the globe as you learn from the highly-trained, highly-intriguing faculty of Duke University and earn college credit.
Christopher Newport University’s Summer Humanities Institute is a two-week residential program where students who take or plan to enroll in college-level coursework while in high school (AP) can learn in and outside the classroom from dynamic college faculty in the disciplines of philosophy, history, literature and classical studies.
Or you might choose to spend your summer at the Duke Summer Academy for High School Students for students currently in grades 9 – 12! This program for personal enrichment offers courses with a global perspective: The Global Entrepreneur, The Global Leader, The Global Communicator, The Global Healer and The Global Environmentalist.
Thinking about going abroad? The New School’s Open Campus Summer Programs offers pre-college courses in music, portfolio development, creative writing and more! Students have the opportunity to draw inspiration from and learn in global creative capitals including New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Barcelona.
Registration is open for the The University of Rochester Pre-College Program. This is an excellent opportunity for your student to explore the University, broaden their educational experience, sharpen academic skills, and learn more about who—not just what—your student wants to be.
Interested in writing? Law & ethics? Health science? Bioinformatics? Check out the Summer Study program at Tufts University.
LSU’s Pre-College Program has some exciting opportunities this summer! From musical theatre and journalism to architecture and sound engineering (+ over a dozen more), there is something for everyone.
If you are a current 10th or 11th grader and have a passion for journalism, media, or the environment, we encourage you to explore The Washington Scholars Program at George Mason.
Are you a rising grade 9-11 student curious about engineering? Interested in conducting experiments in a high speed wind tunnel or bringing a robot to life? The Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program at the United States Naval Academy may be for you.
Harvard University has two options for high school students. One is a two-week non-credit experience called the Pre-College Program, while the other is a seven-week Secondary School program that allows students to earn credit for classes taken. Pre-College Program is structured for curious high school students to get the full campus experience of living in the dorm and attending courses.
More options include, but are not limited to: Clemson Summer Science Program Vanderbilt Medical Summer Research, Emory Pre College Program, Great Ideas Summer Institute at Samford University, UPenn, Ole Miss Lott Leadership Institute, Summer Scholars Program at Miami of Ohio, Art & Architecture Program at Washington U in St. Louis, and GA Tech PEAKS Program.
Erin McCubbin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Upper School Head of Academic and College Counseling
Pam Ambler, email@example.com
Associate Director of College Counseling
Ryan May, firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director of College Counseling