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    March Highlights....

    • Registration for 2023-24 School Year
    • The CCP application for Summer & Fall '23 opened on March 1
    • Seniors 
    • Upcoming College Visits
      • Mar 22 - Mini College Fair during all three lunches in the Media Center
        • Visiting Schools: App State, UNCC, UNCW, UNCG, ECU, Alabama, UAB, USC, St. Andrews, WVU, Xavier
      • April 1 - St. Augustine Open House (10a-1p) - learn more & register
    • Spring & Summer Opportunities
      • Trades Day - 4/15/23 (10a-2p at Wake Tech Beltline Center)
        • Introduction to the construction trades through demonstrations and hands-on activities.
        • Register by 4/1/23 using the link above
      • NC State College of Textiles STEP (Summer Textile Exploration Program) - due 4/1/23
      • NCSU Pre-College Summer Programs - due 4/7/23
        • For students who identify as Hispanic, Latinx, Native American, or Black or who want to learn more about those cultures; prepare for the college application process and the overall college experience
      • Shelton Challenge at NC State (six-day summer residential leadership program)

    Week of Mar 20-24

    • Mar 22: Mini College Fair - all three lunches in the Media Center
      • Visiting Schools: App State, UNCC, UNCW, UNCG, ECU, Alabama, UAB, USC, St. Andrews, WVU, Xavier
    • Mar 24: Early Release

    Week of Mar 13-17

    • Mar 13: Interim #2
    • Mar 14: Two Wake Tech Presentations
      • Wake Tech Info Session (2nd period): for students interested in attending WTCC after high school
      • CCP Info Session (6pm): for students/parents interested in the CCP program
    • Mar 14-15: 9th Grade SOS Presentations

    Week of Mar 6-10

    Week of Feb 27-Mar 3

    • 2023-24 Registration is open!
      • Click here for all registration information (deadline: March 8)
      • Sophomore Conferences - click here to view the presentation
    • Counselor Corner: stop by the table outside Student Services to get help with registration!
      • Before school: Tue & Thur
      • All lunches: every day
      • After school: every day
    • Mar 2: College Visit - Campbell University (10:45am)

    Week of Feb 20-24

    • Feb 20: No School (President's Day)
    • Feb 21-24: ACT Work Keys Testing (selected seniors)
    • Wake Tech CCP Summer & Fall '23 Information now available

    Week of Feb 13-17

    Week of Feb 6-10

    • National School Counselor Week!
    • Feb 10: deadline to request any level changes to core classes; per WCPSS policy, no schedule changes can be made after the 10th school day of the semester
    • 3rd Annual HBCU Virtual Showcase - Feb 22 at 6pm

    Week of Jan 31-Feb 3

    • First week of 2nd semester! Beginning of Semester Information
    • AFHS Speed Friending
      • Has your assigned lunch changed this semester, and you're looking to connect with some new students during lunch? Or, has your lunch not changed, but you'd like to meet some new people? Then join us for a fun round of Speed Friending. What is Speed Friending, you ask? Students rotate at different tables, meeting each other and speaking for timed intervals. At the end of the session, students can mingle and exchange contact information and then watch your friendships blossom. Sessions will be held during each lunch (A, B, and C) in the Media Center. The more people who participate, the more fun we can make the sessions!
    • Reminders about schedule corrections:
      • Request Form 
      • Do NOT email your counselor to request a schedule correction
      • Deadline to request elective change: Wed, 2/1 (2:30pm)
      • We strongly encourage you to request core course changes by Friday, 2/3 (2:30pm)
      • NO changes can be made after Friday, 2/10 (per WCPSS policy)

    Week of Jan 23-27

    • Exam Week - Complete Exam Schedule 
    • Jan 27: Teacher Workday
    • Seniors - check out the scholarships above!
    • Juniors - check out the Coolidge Scholarship and Davidson Admission Workshops above!

    Week of Jan 16-20

    • Jan 16: No School
    • SECU People Helping People Scholarship application is now available; application is due by 2/15 at 2:30pm.
    • Study Skills Week! Join us during all lunches for tips/lessons to help with studying and preparing for exams.
    • Jan 20: First Day of Exams

    Week of Jan 9-13

    • Jan 12: NCAA Initial Eligibility Presentation
      • Click here for the presentation
      • Got questions? Contact AFHS Counselor Billy Lane (blane@wcpss.net)
    • Study Skills Week! Click here for all events
      • Jan 12 & 13: Outside Student Services
      • Jan 17, 18, 19: Media Center
    • Jan 12: Study Skills Week - Day 1
    • Jan 13: Study Skills Week - Day 2

    Week of Jan 2-6

    • Jan 3: Spring Schedule Correction Form opens at 8am. Click HERE to access the form - please read all of the instructions before submitting a request.
    • Jan 5: Interim Report #2
    • UNC-Chapel Hill Computer Science Open House 
      • 1/21/23; 10a-2p; register here
      • Participate in hands-on demonstrations, tour research labs, and engage with current students!

    Week of Dec 19-23

    • Dec 19-20: Human Trafficking Presentations (Healthful Living classes)
    • Dec 21: Early Release Day (bell schedule)
    • Dec 22-23: No School (Winter Break)

    Week of Dec 12-16

    • New Course Option - Animal Science I Honors
      • We are excited to add Animal Science I Honors as a course option for the spring semester this school year. This course is open to all students and will be offered during 1st, 2nd, & 4th periods.
      • If you are interested in adjusting your schedule to add this course, please submit this form by the end of the school day on Friday, Dec 16 - you must be logged into your WakeID account to access the form.
      • Course Flier
    • Dec 13: NC TAP Presentation
    • Scholarships & other enrichment programs - see the December Highlights section above!
    • Dec 14: NCAA Initial Eligibility Webinar for College-Bound Student-Athletes
    • Dec 16: CDM (Credit by Demonstrated Mastery) applications are due
      • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM) is a process by which students can receive a credit for a course without taking the course. This requires students to take assessments in two phases to show mastery. More information

    Week of Dec 5-9

    • Dec 5: Early Release Day
    • Dec 5: CFNC 9th & 10th Grade Kickoff to College (virtual event)
    • Dec 5, 6, 7: ACT Work Keys testing (select seniors who have completed a CTE concentration)
    • Dec 6: 12th grade SOS presentations
    • Dec 6: College Visit - NC Central (all lunches outside Student Services)
    • NC TAP presentation

    Week of Nov 28-Dec 2

    • Dec 1: Interim reports
    • Remember that applications for NC Governor's Page (JR/SR) and Rotary Youth Leadership Conference (JR) are now open!

    Week of Nov 21-25

    • Nov. 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
    • College Visits:
      • Nov. 21: East Carolina University

    Week of Nov 14-18

    • Junior Conferences all week - students received an invitation in Homeroom on 11/9
    • Nov. 14: Homeroom Schedule
    • Nov. 16: Junior Parent Meeting: 6:00-7:00pm (Auditorium); counselors will review course selections for senior year and discuss students' preparation for their post-secondary plans, including providing an overview of the college application process.
    • Nov. 16: PreACT (all 10th graders)
    • College Visits (outside Student Services)
      • Nov. 14: UNC-Greensboro
      • Nov. 16: NCSU Pre-Veterinary Program
      • Nov. 17: William Peace University

    Week of Nov 7-11

    • NC Governor's School
      • The application period for the 2023 Governor's School Session has begun!
      • Program Overview (completed application due to Ms. Wilson by 11/9)
        • Any student interested in applying for Governor's School must first meet with Ms. Wilson to review their eligibility & the application process.
      • Governor's School Webinar (password: GovSchool2023)
    • Nov. 8: Calendar Out Day (Election Day)
    • Nov. 9: PreACT: All 10th grade students
    • Nov. 9: Freshmen Conferences (Homeroom): View the video reviewing four-year plans.
    • Nov. 10: Early Release Day
    • Nov. 11: No School (Veterans Day) 

    Week of Oct 31-Nov 4

    • AP Exam Opt-Out for Fall '22 Students 
      • Students taking AP classes during the Fall 2022 semester who wish to opt out of the AP exam must complete this form by Nov. 1 to avoid the $40 unused exam fee. No exceptions will be made for late requests.
    • NC Governor's School
      • The application period for the 2023 Governor's School Session has begun!
      • Program Overview (completed application due to Ms. Wilson by 11/9)
        • Any student interested in applying for Governor's School must first meet with Ms. Wilson to review their eligibility and the application process.
      • Governor's School Webinar (password: GovSchool2023)
    • Nov. 3: 1st Quarter ends
    • Nov. 4: No School (Teacher Workday)

    Week of Oct 24-28

    •  Week #4 of Countdown to College Month - Final Week! 
      • Oct. 25: Scholarship Information Session: Media Center (A & C lunches)
      • Oct. 25 & 27: CFNC Virtual Session - "I applied. Now what?"
        • Register for the Oct 25 session (4:00pm)
        • Register for the Oct 27 session (6:00pm)
      • Oct. 26: Counselor Corner: outside Student Services (all lunches)
    • Oct. 24: Vanderbilt University college visit: outside Student Services
    • Oct. 25: 9th Grade SEL Presentation - Self-Awareness, Stress, & Anxiety
    • Oct. 25: School Picture Makeup Day (grades 9-11)
    • Oct. 27: UNC-Chapel Hill college visit: Media Center, 10:30-11:00am; sign up here 
    • Oct. 29: Wake Tech FAFSA Day
      • Southern Wake Campus; 9a-12p; Registration
      • Need more help completing the FAFSA? Come and get help from the WTCC Financial Aid staff!
    • HBCU College Fair
      • Oct. 29: 10:00a-2:00p at Broughton High School; Registration
      • Speak with HBCU representatives and learn more about admissions, financial aid, and scholarships!
      • For more information, contact caryakahbcu@gmail.com
    • AP Exam Opt-Out
      • Students taking AP classes during the Fall 2022 semester who wish to opt out of the AP exam must complete this form by Nov. 1 to avoid the $40 unused exam fee. No exceptions will be made for late requests.

    Week of Oct 17-21

    • Week #3 of Countdown to College Month 
      • Free Application Week!
      • Oct 18 & 20: College Application Help Sessions: Media Center (A & C lunches)
        • Tips for completing your college applications - whether on CFNC or Common App!
    • Oct. 18: 9th grade SOS presentations in Healthful Living classes
    • Oct. 18: The ASVAB Military Entrance Exam
    • Oct. 19 Mental Health Awareness Night - Keeping Your Youth Emotionally & Physically Safe
      • View the presentation - please contact your student's counselor if you have any questions or concerns or would like to discuss this material.
      • 6:30-7:30pm; Presented by Mark Cowell, WCPSS Sr. Admin. Crisis Prevention & Intervention
      • Learn about strategies and skills to help students remain emotionally and physically safe. Topics will include: recognizing concerning emotions, feelings, or behaviors; problem solving skills; how and when to seek help for your student.

    Week of Oct 10-14

    • Week #2 of Countdown to College Month 
    • Interims (#2) go out this week
    • Oct. 10: Teacher Workday
    • Oct. 11: Financial Aid Night (5-6pm in Media Center)
      • View the presentation
      • Join AFHS Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Linda Brannan, for an overview of the financial aid process, including tips on completing the FAFSA and identifying & applying for scholarships.
    • Oct. 12: PSAT (for 9th, 10th, 11th graders who signed up)
    • Oct. 13: 9th grade SOS presentations in Healthful Living classes
    • Oct. 14: College Visit - Virginia Commonwealth University
    • Oct. 15: Wake Tech Open House - 9:00a-12:00p at the Southern Campus
      • Review the WTCC application and FAFSA processes - staff will be available to help students get started on their applications!
      • Learn more about the extensive offering of academic programs - faculty and staff available to meet with students and families.
      • Campus tours & student panel - current students will discuss their experiences and answer questions.

    Week of Oct 3-7

    • Week #1 of Countdown to College Month
    • US Service Academies - Virtual Information Session: Oct 3 (7-9pm)
      • View the presentation
      • Representatives from each academy will review the application process, and staff from Rep. Deborah Ross' office will review the nomination procedures.
    • CFNC Virtual Session - Apprenticeships & Trades Career Fair: 3:30-5:00pm
      • View the presentation
      • Learn more about the various programs offered at community colleges across the state! 
    • UNC System Virtual Open House
      • During the week of October 3, 2022, students will have the option of attending up to four virtual sessions, with each session offering information about various schools in the UNC-System. Current students from each university will share details about their college experience and answer questions live.

    Week of Sept 26-30

    • The CCP Spring 2023 Enrollment Cycle
      • The enrollment cycle begins on September 26th. Visit our CCP page for more details, including how to register for a CCP information session on October 4th during all three lunches.
    • Park Scholars Information Session - Friday, 9/30
      • Seniors interested in applying to be considered for North Carolina State University's Park Scholarship program are welcome to attend a session during their lunch to hear from both a former and current Park Scholar to learn more about the program and get tips on applying.
      • The sessions will take place during all three lunches on Friday, September 30th, in the Media Center. Please register for a session during your assigned lunch so you may receive a pass to attend. Students who have 3rd/4th Early Release should still complete the form and attend the A lunch session. The deadline to register is Thursday, Sept. 29th by 1:00p. You may only attend during your assigned lunch.
    • College visits - Friday, 9/30
      • Alabama, Appalachian State, South Carolina - all three lunches in the Performing Arts Lobby; no registration required
      • Queens University - all three lunches in the Media Center
    • Seniors: keep working on those college applications! 

    Week of Sept 19-23

    • College Application Tips & Reminders (emailed to seniors today)
    • Freshmen counselors (Mr. Donatini & Ms. Borrero) will visit 9th grade classes on Mon, Tue, Wed.
    • Interims will be released this week.
    • Upcoming college visits:
      • 9/30: Queens University - all three lunches in the Media Center

    Week of Sept 12-16

    • Sleep Health Week - Click the link for tips and information on how to develop better sleep habits for improved physical and mental health.
    • Senior Presentation - presented on 9/13