Link to the Recording of the Sophomore Information Session


    How to Create a CFNC ACCOUNT

    Access CFNC Click Here

    Click "Create Account"

    • Click "High School Student" (answer questions and click "next")
    • Enter your account information (please make sure that your name is spelled the same way that it is spelled in PowerSchool)
    • Make sure to choose a password that you can remember
    • After you have entered all of your information, Click "Create Account"

    You are now ready to explore all of the great information that CFNC has to offer.

    Sophomore Planning

    The Sophomore Planning Guide is a necessary tool for use in high school, college, and career planning. The Sophomore Guide includes requirements for: Promotion, Graduation, NC Scholars recognition, and college admissions. The guide also includes tips on academic skills for success (study skills, time management, test taking strategies, etc.), planning for college as a sophomore, developing a plan for post high school plans, getting back on track if freshman year didn't go well, how to calculate GPA/Rank, Career Interest Inventory, useful websites, and FAQ's. 

    Sophomore Leadership Opportunities
    Enrichment and Leadership programs build on student strengths and skills in leadership, communication, problem solving, character, community involvement, and academic rigor. Involvement in such programs may enhance students’ college and scholarship applications. Programs are often seeking to improve the diversity of their participants. The programs, in-state and out-of-state, have varying deadlines and vary in cost (many at no cost).

    Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY)

    The North Carolina Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) is a 3-day leadership program for approximately 200 rising high school juniors (CURRENT SOPHOMORES) held each June at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. HOBY Ambassadors have an opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills, learn about their personal leadership styles, and form an appreciation for community service.  Click Here For More Information

    North Carolina School of Science and Math (NCSSM)
    The North Carolina School of Science and Math is a public, residential high school for academically talented rising juniors and seniors with extensive study in the fields of math and science, along with integrated study of arts and humanities. NCSSM is now taking applications from sophomores who are interested in attending NCSSM Junior and Senior Year. NCSSM selects current sophomores with above average grades in 9th and 10th grade, enrollment in accelerated/challenging courses, leadership positions held, willing to be in the residential public school setting, and competitive SAT test results (take the SAT by January and have scores sent to NCSSM code: 2241). Parents and students are encouraged to register for a Fall Open House where students/parents can visit NCSSM and obtain more information.

    NCSSM Website:

    Admissions & Application: Click Here

    Summer Ventures in Science and Math
    Summer Ventures in Science and Math is a cost-free, state-funded program for academically talented students who may pursue careers based in science and mathematics. The program brings rising juniors and seniors together in a residential setting for four weeks of intensive study during the summer. Students may apply online at