• Class of 2019 Graduation Requirements

    College Planning Calendar for Sophomores
    Are you interested in attending the NC School of Science and Mathematics?  Attend an open house this fall to learn about the challenges and opportunities provided by the NCSSM.  Interested students are required to take the SAT (with essay) in October, November, December, or January of their sophomore year.  Applications are accepted from October 15th to January 15th through the school's online portal at http://www.ncssm.edu/apply.  Open House dates are:  October 17, November 14, December 12, January 9, and February 6.

    Sophomore Parent Night

    Sophomore Parent Night was held in conjunction with Junior Parent Night in September.   Counselors discussed planning for junior and senior years and beyond.  An overview of graduation requirements, college admissions and applications, SAT and ACT, and more is provided.  Please feel free to email your student's counselor if you have questions.  The presentation information is posted below if you were unable to attend.
    Sophomore Parent Night (Sept 2016)
    Public & Private College Admission Facts
    Understanding Your PSAT Scores:  http://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/scores/understanding-scores
    Understanding Your PLAN Scores:  http://www.act.org/planstudent/score/whatmean.html

    PSAT and PreACT Administrations

    The PSAT and PreACT (formerly known as PLAN) will be administered in October.  Students will be receiving more information prior to Fall Break.  Score reports are available in January.  These reports are a useful tool for helping students prepare for the SAT and ACT as they begin planning to take these college entrance exams.  Students will receive information on strengths, areas of need, and study tips.
       PSAT:  Wednesday, October 19th
       PreACT:  October date TBA

    Both the PSAT and PreACT are great tools for preparing for the SAT and ACT.  Either exam can be used to meet college admissions requirements.  Read more about the PSAT at http://www.collegeboard.com and the PreACT at http://www.act.org/planstudent/index.html