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  • Overview of Sessions - 2017-18

          The Holly Springs High School Golden Hawk Parent Academy is designed to provide parents with additional information on a variety of topics.  Our hope is to provide a base of information that will support parents in guiding their students to a successful high school experience.

    Junior/Senior College Night

    Date:  Tuesday, September 19 at 6pm in the HSHS Auditorium
    General Description:  This presentation is designed to give parents the basic "nuts & bolts" of the college application process.  Representatives from several colleges, universities, and the military are on hand to give details about admissions to their organizations.
    Documents from the Event:  PowerPoint Presentation

    College & Career Promise Information Session

    Date/Location:  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 6:30pm, HSHS Auditorium
    General Description:  Attention 10th , 11th and 12th graders- are you interested in earning college credit tuition free while still in high school? You can do so through the Career and College Promise program. In order to participate in the program, you must attend a mandatory information session and receive the necessary paperwork. There will be an information session held on Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30pm at Holly Springs High School. You can register to attend this session at ccp.waketech.edu. See student services for details. Note:  Both parent and student must attend for this to meet the requirement of attending an informational session prior to participating in CCP.

    Financial Aid Night

    Date/Location:  October 10, 2017 at 6:30pm in the HSHS Auditorium
    General Description:  During this session, Financial Aid Advisor Tori Sharpe (vsharpe@wcpss.net) will present information on financial aid.  Before you plan to pay for any service related to financial aid planning, please talk with Ms. Sharpe!

    College Planning for 9th & 10th Grade Families

    Date/Location:  November 28, 2017
    General Description:  The goal of this session is to talk with 9th and 10th grade parents about the path to college.  In general, we hope that parents leave with some "best practices" around what they can be doing now to help the college application process in the senior year.  While all parents are welcome, we are building this session with a focus on the parent who has never been through the college process before.  If you have questions, please contact your student's counselor.

    Four Year Plan Form

    Understanding Your PSAT Scores

    Date/Location:  January 10, 2018
    General Description:  The goal of this session is to talk with parents about understanding PSAT Scores.  The session focuses on what the scores mean and how to translate them into a strong action plan for improving your success on the PSAT or SAT.  If you have questions, please contact your student's counselor.
    Presentation Slides

    Curriculum  Fair & Advanced Placement (AP) Night

    Date/Location:  Thursday, February 15, 2018
    General Description:  This is great night to explore the curriculum offerings at Holly Springs High School.  During this event, parents and students care explore a "fair" type of environment.  Departments will highlight their various electives.  On this evening, we will also offer opportunities to learn more about options of Advanced Placement courses at Holly Springs High including an overview of our AP Capstone Program.  Special informational sessions will be held for rising 9th grade parents as well.  A specific schedule for this event will be posted on the HSHS website in late January.