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Career Center News 11/11/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  Congratulations on finishing first quarter!  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career, summer, and special programs or events. 

 

The information below has been copied and pasted into an attached Word document for ease of reading.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

To contact your FHS School Counselor, go to:  Student Services Virtual Office

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above links.)

 

NOTE:  I will be available for students’ questions during ALL lunches (Tuesdays-Fridays) through my Google Classroom.  Join with this code: fqj2a5y

 

If you would like to schedule an after-school virtual appointment, please email me: @email.  First quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

SENIORS: PATHWAY APPLICATIONS are due this Sunday, November 15!! 

Pathway Application Process & Links

STEP 1:  Complete NOVA Application - https://www.apply.vccs.edu/applications/vccs/apply.html?application_id=4089

THEN, YOU HAVE TO WAIT 24 HOURS: There is a 24 hour wait time before you will be able to access the Pathway application.

STEP 2:  Complete Pathway Application - https://dashboard.nvcc.edu/forms/PTBA/Default.aspx  

  • Pathway Essay must be uploaded in Pathway application. Prompt:  (250 words, typed, double-spaced)  Explain why you want to participate in the Pathway to the Baccalaureate program.  What barriers have impacted you in high school and/or could impact your success in college?  Is there something else about you we should know?

For questions, email Pathway Counselor, Cynthia Delacruz at @email.  NOTE:  Students must use their personal email,  not FCPS one. 

 

ACCELERATED ADMISSIONS DECISION OPPORTUNITY WITH LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY:

I'm inviting your students to join me in the Northern VA area on Nov. 15-16 for a Lancer 101 + Accelerated Decision event to find out about life as a Lancer, our 100+ areas of academic studies, most competitive scholarships -- up to renewable full-rides, and receive an admission decision at the conclusion of the event!  AS A BONUS, our new Honors College Dean Chris Kukk --- one of the most energetic and student-focused forward thinkers on campus -- will be in attendance and ready to talk to you about some exciting ideas he has for your student! So don't delay -- book your spot today!  You’ll have the opportunity to get a jumpstart on your college journey with a guaranteed admission decision at the end of the session with our Accelerated Decision option.  Sorry… International students and students interested in nursing are not eligible to receive an admissions decision during Accelerated Decision. REGISTER NOW and follow the instructions on the link in order to receive an Admissions Decision:

Of course, all of our in-person events follow all safety protocols including required face masks, social distancing, temperature checks and limited capacity. If you prefer a virtual event, we've got you covered. Just check out our options at go.longwood.edu/accelerateddecision or contact me directly. If you have any questions, contact:  Nicole Gilson '18, Admissions Counselor, Office: 434.395.4922 Text: 434.207.6514, @email

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Southern College Tour

Nov. 17, 6-7:30 pm

You can attend two breakout sessions from the following universities:

University of Alabama

University of Arkansas

Auburn University

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Kentucky

Louisiana State University

Mississippi State University

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

University of Missouri

University of South Carolina

Texas A&M University

Vanderbilt University

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Register here:  https://admissions.lsu.edu/register/111720dmvtour

 

Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. This fall we are pleased to invite you and your family to join us for a 90-minute webinar to help you explore your college options and prepare a strong and reflective application in this time of change and new challenges. During the program, admission officers from our five universities will introduce their institutions, discuss the college application process, answer general questions, and provide individual school breakout sessions.  Please register for the webinar date and time that best fits your schedule. 

Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Register at:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

The Association of International Regional Representatives - North America (AIRR-NA) warmly invites you to attend our Wednesday Webinar events, taking place this September through December. These webinars will cover a range of topics, from general tips about studying at international universities to specific information about the countries represented in AIRR-NA's membership. Each session will start at 7:30pm Eastern Time US. Please see below for the list of webinar topics, dates, and registration information.

November 18 - Study in Ireland

December 2 - The Student Experience Abroad

December 16 - The College Essay

Register at: https://www.airr-na.org/events/wednesday-webinars/

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Performing Arts College Fairs

November 12 @ 8-11 pm & November 23 @ 7-10 pm

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.musicadmissionsroundtable.org/student-information

 

National Portfolio Days (Nov. 15, 21, 22 & Dec. 5)

Be inspired, gain advice on how to improve or present your portfolio, and experience a small taste of what it’s like to attend a professional art or design program. National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. This year, due to the global pandemic, the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) has moved all 2020 events online. For more information and to register, go to:  https://nationalportfolioday.org/about-national-portfolio-day-events/

 

6th Annual HBCU Showcase (Virtual)

Monday, November 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Live Virtual Event Registration Now Open!

Tuscarora High School will be hosting the 6th Annual Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) Showcase.  This event is designed to expose our school community to the many options that are available at HBCUs.  We want to expose and educate our school communities and encourage all students, regardless of ethnicity, to include these institutions during the college selection process.  There are over 30 HBCUs committed to the 6th Annual HBCU Showcase. 

For more information and to register visit our event page: 

https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/thshbcu 

In addition to the HBCUs that will be in attendance, there will be a guest speaker, NCAA presentation, and community scholarships.  We will be offering this in a virtual format. 

 

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES:

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Open House

Monday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 13

To register, go to:  https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/open-house/

 

Richard Bland College Virtual Open Houses

November 11th from 7-8:00 pm

November 12th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Register here: https://richardblandcollege.formstack.com/forms/virtual_admissions_information_session_via_zoom

 

West Virginia University “Discover WVU” Open House

Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14

Register here:  https://www.wvu.edu/events/discover#registration

 

University of Delaware Virtual Open Houses

Saturday, Nov. 14

To register, go to: https://apply.udel.edu/portal/blueandgolden

 

University College Dublin Virtual Open Day - Nov 14th 

UCD invites prospective undergraduate students to attend our Virtual Open Day Nov 14th - 10 AM - 4 PM Irish time. There will be academic sessions, presentations, sample lectures, and virtual booths to ask questions for all the academic areas as well as UCD Global. Register here: https://ucdopenday.vfairs.com/

 

Sciences Po Virtual Open House – November 14

Discover Sciences Po and our Bachelor's degree in the Humanities & Social Sciences! You can pursue your undergraduate studies at Sciences Po on any one of our 7 campuses all over France. Learn more about the programme, courses and all the benefits of studying at one of France's leading universities. Register here:  https://www.sciencespo.fr/en/visit-sciences-po-campus-open-house-days

 

Drexel University Open House

November 15, Various sessions between 10 am – 6 pm ET

Includes live academic sessions highlighting the fields of arts and sciences; biomedical engineering; business and economics; computing and informatics; custom-designed; design, arts, and media; education; engineering; entrepreneurship; exploratory studies; nursing and health professions; and public health. To register, go to:  https://drexel.edu/undergrad/visit/open-houses/

 

University College Dublin North America Information Session - Nov 21st

We will be hosting an information session specifically for US students and families on November 21st at 1 PM EST.  This interactive session will include Admissions Representatives as well as academic staff from each of our six colleges. This is a great way for students and families to have a more in-depth look into our application procedures, academic courses, and what life is like on campus for our US students! Register here:  

https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrc-yrqjoqHdXKn-wFdozb4vgcVkmRQVqJ

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of December 15 , you must submit your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Scibilia:  @email by November 19 in order to avoid a late fee.

The FHS Transcript Request from can be found on the FHS Student Services Google Site for Seniors:  https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/fxhsstudentservices/grade-level-resources/seniors?authuser=1&pli=1

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above link.)

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The late deadline to register for the December 5 SAT is Nov. 24.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The late deadline to register for the December 12 ACT is Nov. 20.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

Despite COVID your Air Force is still open.  We have limited options to reach you but that will NOT stop us!  Call your local Recruiter now!

TSgt Shanklin, Cell: 571-748-9546, Email: @email

Flyer attached.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

PAID Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors (February 3, 2021-Jan. 19, 2022)

The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program is designed to educate and motivate high school students to become engaged citizens and leaders in the community.  Students participate in monthly learning sessions, complete a three-week paid internship in a Fairfax County department, and act as "ambassadors" for the program, speaking to middle school civics classes.  Students learn about local government's role in their everyday lives and are given an opportunity to interact with county leaders and policy-makers. The deadline to apply is November 13.  For complete information and application, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

 

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 300 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 35 DoN laboratories. For more information and to apply, go to:  http://seap.asee.org/  The deadline to apply is November 30.

 

Check out a new website for Internships in Northern Virginia:  https://workinnorthernvirginia.com/work/find-a-job/internships/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Women on Wall Street Fall Conference

Nov. 21-22 (Virtual)

All women in high school are welcome.  We’ll be bringing in industry speakers, holding workshops with our mentors, and providing opportunities for you to expand your mentor and peer networks.  Register here:

https://wowprogram2020134924.typeform.com/to/cJ8bU9tn

 

Embolden Student Leadership Programs (Dec. 28-30)

It shouldn't cost thousands of dollars for students to explore their career interests and grow as leaders. It should be free.  Get excited for our upcoming programs!

Tuition: $0

Location: Washington, D.C. metro area

Fields: Business, Journalism, National Security

Dates: December 28-30, 2020

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.emboldenme.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Financial Aid Workshop for Prospective NOVA Students

with Special Guest Speaker:  Financial Aid Office Manager from NOVA's Annandale Campus

Wednesday, November 18th from 4:00-5:00pm

Topics Include: Types of Financial Aid, Eligibility, How to Apply, Verification, Forms, Appeals, SAP, Payment Plan, and more...

Students and parents welcome to attend.

Registration Required.  Use Zoom link below to complete registration.  Attendees do not need a Zoom account to attend.  Link to join will be provided via email after registration.

Register here: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcuCtqj0vHtbWW0c_yHZ7DdMovfNDgQcH

Questions?  Email FHS Pathway Counselor, Cynthia Delacruz at @email

 

Coalition for College’s Panel Discussion: College as a First-Generation Student

Nov. 19 @ 8:00 pm

Will you be the first in your family to attend college? Get advice from admissions counselors and current students who were also the first in their families to go to college. This panel discussion, featuring Caltech, the University of Massachusetts - Lowell, the University of Washington, and Wesleyan University, will take place at Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET.  It's a free event hosted by the Coalition for College, an organization focused on college access, affordability and student success. Register here:   https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/panel-first-generation-college-students

 

University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) – Nov. 5-Dec. 1

MVP brings together prospective students from diverse backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Admission to MVP is open to all interested students, their friends and family members.  MVP 2020’s virtual events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, starting Thursday, November 5, and ending Tuesday, December 1. All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing.  Members of our University community come from different geographical areas, represent differences in ethnicities, religious beliefs, values, socioeconomic backgrounds, and points of view; they may be physically different, have different intellectual interests, or have different abilities. Rochester welcomes such differences and is dedicated to preparing the leaders of tomorrow to thrive in an equally diverse environment. For complete schedule and to register, go to:  https://enrollment.rochester.edu/multicultural-visitation-program/

 

Women In Technology's Girls In Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

GIT is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls (Grades 9-12) in the DMV area to the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Girls In Technology's mentoring program connects High School girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM.  The program is FREE and consists of five virtual sessions, one evening per month, from November-April.  Girls in the program learn about STEM education and careers, scholarship opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop skills for success and confidence. 

For more info: https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology 

Protégé Applications Now Being Accepted.  Apply today: http://bit.ly/GITProtegeApp2020 

 

Girls’ Tech Day 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hosting a free virtual opportunity called Girls’ Tech Day for female students to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more. The virtual event is free and will motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop personal interests in technology. The activities are designed to be self-paced, and you can revisit them as many times as you like. Participants can join the event any time between November 14 – 28, 2020.  A parent or guardian must register participants under 18.

Register here:  http://www.cvent.com/events/aws-girls-tech-day/event-summary-bd517818d92949a99198c428f7b8a8bf.aspx

 

NOVA’s Financial Aid Workshops (November 16-20)

NOVA’s Financial Aid Office will be offering the following webinars via Zoom.  Open to all students, parents, and friends in Northern Virginia community:

Financial Aid Essentials – For Parents (English): November 16 @ 6:00 pm

Financial Aid Essentials – For New & Returning Students (English): November 17 @ 10:00 am

Fundamentos De Ayuda Financiera: November 17 @ 6:00 pm

Filing the FAFSA – Step by Step (English): November 18 @ 10:00 am

Financial Literacy 101: November 18 @ 12:00 pm

NOVA Scholarship Application Timing and Process (NEW): November 18 @ 12:00 pm

Completing Verification – Step by Step: November 19 @ 10:00 am

Satisfactory Academic Progress: November 19 @ 12:00 pm

Open Financial Aid Question & Answer Session for Students and Parents: Nov. 20 @ 12:00 pm

For complete session descriptions and links to register, see attached document (on bottom of email).

 

Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience (Nov. 20-22 & Dec. 4-6, 2020)

Each Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience hosts an annual three-day national leadership conference in Los Angeles, California geared towards helping 300 plus diverse student leaders attain career leadership success and make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world. Due to COVID-19, instead of canceling the 11th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference this Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Team decided to create the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience. This four-day virtual leadership conference will span for two weekends in the Fall with the specific purpose of helping diverse groups of students and professionals from all across the country discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration/confidence needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

During this four-day virtual leadership conference, diverse groups of students and professionals will not only have the opportunity to hear from five dynamic keynote speakers, engage in seven customized empowerment leadership sessions with certified leadership coaches, but they will be able to participate in eight panel sessions with professionals from top tier companies and organizations from all across the world, six career development sessions with career development experts, and a variety of other programs that provide great value to students and professionals that desire to take their professional and leadership skill sets to the next level.

To learn more about the conference, you can visit our website at www.circleofchangeleadershipconference.com and to register (cost is $125) go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-track-11th-annual-circle-of-change-leadership-experience-tickets-100629513584

 

Postsecondary Education Considerations for Students with Disabilities

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:00 am - noon

Join FCPS Career and Transition Services to learn about postsecondary concerns for students transitioning to college. 

Highlights will include:

  • Disclosure
  • Accessing Accommodations
  • Disability Support Services
  • Differences Between High School and College

Register here:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019

 

GAP YEAR INFORMATION:

Masa Virtual Gap Year Fair

Sunday, Nov. 15

During our 24-hour online Gap Year Fair on Sunday, November 15, teens and parents will be able to learn about all the options to spend a gap year in Israel, and get a chance to speak to program organizers one-on-one to get the full scope of what our programs look like and how they've adjusted during the pandemic. For more information and to register, go to:  http://join.masaisrael.org/Gap-Year-Virtual-Fair

 

Year Up Virtual Information Session

Monday, Nov. 16 at 11:00 am

Year Up is a one year workforce training program that provides technical and professional skills through college credits at NOVA; experience through a corporate internship; and employment placement assistance.

Start a career in the following fields:  Cybersecurity, Mechatronics, Information Technology, Software Development, Customer Service & Sales, and Business Operations. 

Eligibility Requirements:  18-24 years old, High School Diploma, US Citizen, resident, or employment authorization card, and can commit to working 8:30-5:30 pm, Motivated!

Attend this information session to learn all about it.  Here is the Zoom link: https://yearup.zoom.us/j/93795541827?pwd=NUFQNWZXQ0xtd0M5cXUyd1owSW0zUT09

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS:

Sixth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The theme this year is:  “Intelligence Plus Character: The goal of a true education.”

Speeches are due by November 15.  See attached guidelines. 

 

SUMMER JOBS:

Premier Aquatics Now Hiring!

FREE American Red Cross Training,  Holiday Bonuses: Up to $150, Referral Bonus: $75, Competitive Pay, Flexible Hours, Age: 15+

Apply at:  www.premieraquatics.com

 

Exploring Naviance Student – New Video

This half hour video begins by introducing college and career planning and then demonstrates many features of Naviance Student:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHom3am7dEI&feature=youtu.be

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance: College Tab, Scholarships & Money, Scholarship List

 

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity utilizes Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

 

Career Center News 10/22/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  The Career Center News is an electronic newsletter to let you know about college visits to Fairfax HS, local college information sessions, FHS & FCPS events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, career, summer, and special programs or events. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

To contact your FHS School Counselor, go to:  Student Services Virtual Office

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above links.)

 

NOTE:  I will be available for students’ questions during ALL lunches (Tuesdays-Fridays) through my Google Classroom.  Join with this code: fqj2a5y

 

If you would like to schedule an after-school virtual appointment, please email me: @email.  First quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

VIRTUAL FHS COLLEGE VISITS:

This will be the LAST week of FHS Virtual Visits!! College Admissions Officers from the following schools will be meeting exclusively with FHS 10th, 11th and 12th graders on…

Monday, October 26:    

9:00 AM               University of Miami

10:00 AM            University of Mary Washington

11:00 AM            Vanderbilt University

12:00 PM             William & Mary

 

The Rescheduled University of Delaware Virtual Visit will be:

Monday, Oct. 26 at 3:15 pm

Here is the link:  https://udel.zoom.us/j/99373282707

               

Tuesday, October 27:    

3:15 PM               Randolph-Macon College

5:00 PM               West Virginia University

 

Students need to register in Naviance in order to receive the link.  Go to: Colleges – Colleges Home – Scroll down to College Visits – Click on “Select More” for the complete list.  Links are available in Naviance 15 minutes before each visit.

 

SENIORS: PATHWAY APPLICATION OVERVIEW SESSIONS

Did you know that you need to complete the NOVA Online Application in order to access the Pathway Application? Did you also know that there is a required essay and counselor recommendation for the Pathway Application? Attend this session to make sure you do everything correctly and completely, especially if you want to be considered for the Pathway program. Also feel free to bring other questions you may have about NOVA or Pathway. 

Mon 10/26:

12:00-12:45pm | Zoom link:  https://vccs.zoom.us/j/96068631240            

2:00-2:45pm | Zoom link:  https://vccs.zoom.us/j/91514217437 

No registration required.  Just join one of the sessions by clicking on the above Zoom links. 

All sessions will cover:

  • The entire application process for NOVA and Pathway
  • Important questions to pay attention to on each application
  • What to expect after submitting each application
  • Q&A for general questions regarding NOVA and Pathway

For questions, email Mrs. Cynthia Delacruz at: @email (Note: You must use your personal email, not your fcpsschools.net, email address to communicate with her)

The Pathway Deadline is November 15!!

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. This fall we are pleased to invite you and your family to join us for a 90-minute webinar to help you explore your college options and prepare a strong and reflective application in this time of change and new challenges. During the program, admission officers from our five universities will introduce their institutions, discuss the college application process, answer general questions, and provide individual school breakout sessions.  Please register for the webinar date and time that best fits your schedule. 

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Register at:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

The Association of International Regional Representatives - North America (AIRR-NA) warmly invites you to attend our Wednesday Webinar events, taking place this September through December. These webinars will cover a range of topics, from general tips about studying at international universities to specific information about the countries represented in AIRR-NA's membership. Each session will start at 7:30pm Eastern Time US. Please see below for the list of webinar topics, dates, and registration information.

November 4 - U Can Do UCAS: Applying to University in the U.K.

November 18 - Study in Ireland

December 2 - The Student Experience Abroad

December 16 - The College Essay

Register at: https://www.airr-na.org/events/wednesday-webinars/

 

University of Missouri Visit for Fairfax HS

Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 4:30 pm

Sign up here to receive a link:  https://futuretigers.missouri.edu/register/fairfax102920

For more information, contact: Jordan Moore, Admissions Rep, @email

 

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Virtual Info Session

Thursday, October 29 @ 7:00 pm

Here is the Zoom link:  https://sdsmt.zoom.us/j/7033288675

1.  SDSMT is a STEM college offering 10 degrees in engineering and 9 degrees in sciences.

2.  Located in Rapid City, SD, the college has 2500 students.

3.  Placement of all graduates the past covid year was 96% with an annual starting salary of $66,500.

4.  Total annual cost (room, board, tuition, books, etc) for out of state students is $26,000.

5.  There are plenty of internships available for undergraduate students.

6.  There are multiple merit scholarships available for students with an SAT of 1300 or above.

SD Mines has been recognized by Forbes and College Factual as having the best return on investments and is a hidden jewel within the many STEM colleges across the country.  

For more information, contact: Mr. Jerry Jarding – @email

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS has created a webpage with information on upcoming virtual college fairs: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

The Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO) is proud to present our Virtual College Exploration program, for all Virginia students, September 14-November 5. 

The eight-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and weekly Virtual College Fairs. 

Students will gain a wealth of college knowledge, get exposure to a variety of colleges, and have the opportunity to ask questions of admission counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online environment.

All high school students, transfer students, parents, and counselors throughout Virginia are all welcome to attend. Participation is free. Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available later.

Oct. 27-29: Freshman Admission panel presentations

For more information and registration details, see: https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/

 

Coalition for College Virtual Fairs (November 4 & 5)

What: 130+ Coalition members will gather to share information about their schools and to answer your questions, live.

When:  The event will take place over the course of two days, Nov. 4, from 6-10 p.m. and Nov. 5, from 7-10 p.m. (Please note: the event time is Eastern.)

Why:  Coalition schools meet our eligibility requirements in the areas of access, affordability, and student success, making them smart college choices.

To see a list of schools and to register, go to:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/november-virtual-college-fair?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs

Meet with over 600+ colleges and universities

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 2-10 pm ET

Free event.  Sign up at:  https://virtualcollegefairs.org/

 

National Portfolio Days (Oct. 24,  Nov. 1, 8, 15, 21, 22 & Dec. 5)

Be inspired, gain advice on how to improve or present your portfolio, and experience a small taste of what it’s like to attend a professional art or design program. National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. This year, due to the global pandemic, the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) has moved all 2020 events online. For more information and to register, go to:  https://nationalportfolioday.org/about-national-portfolio-day-events/

 

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES:

Towson University Open Houses

Oct. 23 @ 2-4 pm, Oct. 24 @ 10 am – 12 pm, Nov. 6 @ 2-4 pm, & Nov. 7 @ 10 am – 12 pm

Register here:  https://www.towson.edu/admissions/visit/openhouse.html

 

Virginia Tech’s Agricultural Technology Open House – Oct. 24 @ 10 am

Please join us to learn about Virginia Tech’s ONLY 2-year program where students earn an associate of agriculture degree. Our students benefit from: • A hands-on experience utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities • Practical education that enables them to “hit the ground running” • Experience in the industry through internships • Dedicated faculty and staff who care about student success • Two great options and several emphasis areas to choose from: Applied Agricultural Management -livestock production, crop production or agricultural business OR Landscape and Turfgrass Management -golf & sports turf management or landscape design, installation & management. GET ON THE FAST TRACK TO SUCCESS! To register, go to:  https://www.cals.vt.edu/academic-programs/agtech.html

 

University of Delaware Virtual Open Houses

Sunday, Oct. 25 & Saturday, Nov. 14

To register, go to: https://apply.udel.edu/portal/blueandgolden

 

George Mason University’s Fall Premiere Virtual Open House

October 29, 6-8:30 pm

Register now:  https://mason.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a1J1K00000OysxtUAB

 

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Open House

Monday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 13

To register, go to:  https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/open-house/

 

Drexel University Open House

November 15, Various sessions between 10 am – 6 pm ET

Includes live academic sessions highlighting the fields of arts and sciences; biomedical engineering; business and economics; computing and informatics; custom-designed; design, arts, and media; education; engineering; entrepreneurship; exploratory studies; nursing and health professions; and public health. To register, go to:  https://drexel.edu/undergrad/visit/open-houses/

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 15 , you must submit your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Scibilia:  @email by October 22 in order to avoid a late fee.

The FHS Transcript Request from can be found on the FHS Student Services Google Site for Seniors:  https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/fxhsstudentservices/grade-level-resources/seniors?authuser=1&pli=1

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above link.)

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The late deadline to register for the November 7 SAT is Oct. 27.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the December 12 ACT is Nov. 6.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

VOLUNTEEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Slated for October 24 and 25, VolunteerFest is a community-wide event that engages volunteers of all ages and abilities in a weekend of service to support local nonprofit partners and government agencies.  This year, in order to provide opportunities for everyone who wants to serve and to get needed donations to nonprofits, we are offering new “at-home projects.” Volunteers can choose from a wide variety of projects that fit their interest area and budget: for example, write holiday cards for vulnerable populations, purchase materials and make no-sew fleece blankets for Veterans in hospice care, bake homemade treats for rescue dogs, and much more!  For those who can and desire to serve in-person, we also have some smaller socially distanced opportunities available, such as storm drain labeling and grounds beautification projects. Teens will have fun working on these projects while earning service hours and it’s also a great way for families and small groups to serve together. For a complete listing of projects, please visit Volunteer Fairfax’s website: https://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/index.php?section=volunteerFest&action=main  It’s easy to sign-up by creating a volunteer profile!

If you have any questions about VolunteerFest, please contact Hollie Gordon at @email

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

PAID Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program for Juniors (February 3, 2021-Jan. 19, 2022)

The Fairfax County Youth Leadership Program is designed to educate and motivate high school students to become engaged citizens and leaders in the community.  Students participate in monthly learning sessions, complete a three-week paid internship in a Fairfax County department, and act as "ambassadors" for the program, speaking to middle school civics classes.  Students learn about local government's role in their everyday lives and are given an opportunity to interact with county leaders and policy-makers. The deadline to apply is November 13.  For complete information and application, see: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/budget/youth-leadership

 

Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP)

The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for high school students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer.

The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating high school students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead to employment within the DoN. SEAP is providing competitive research internships to 300 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 35 DoN laboratories. For more information and to apply, go to:  http://seap.asee.org/  The deadline to apply is November 30.

 

Check out a new website for Internships in Northern Virginia:  https://workinnorthernvirginia.com/work/find-a-job/internships/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

FREE NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) provides the following FREE STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) opportunities for Virginia high school students in grades 10 through 12.

10TH GRADE Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) – Online course for 10th grade students focusing on missions flown or managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a week-long summer academy program at NASA Wallops Flight Facility. http://vsgc.odu.edu/spacecoast/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) – Online course for 11th and 12th grade students focusing on NASA’s human spaceflight missions and the Journey to the Moon and on to Mars with a week-long summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center. Students can earn up to four free dual enrollment college credits.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/

11TH AND 12TH GRADE Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) – This interactive online earth system science course for 11th and 12th grade students features NASA scientific research and data. Students can earn up to five dual enrollment college credits and can also be selected to attend a summer academy program at NASA Langley Research Center.  http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS

The deadline to apply for all programs is OCTOBER 25

 

Virginia Space Grant Consortium is sponsoring a webinar series titled, Science and Technology in our Changing World. 

This two-part series will investigate how a changing world has impacted our past, present, and future. Understanding the origins of our world, from the big bang to the present day, will help us predict the future and analyze and solve problems. The next great science and technology developments are happening now and increasing at a rapid pace. Where are you in this future?  Each webinar will feature conversations with leading scientists who will talk about the science and technology changing our world. They will also share information about their educational and career paths. Students can pose questions to the presenters. Visit the website, https://vsgc.odu.edu/scienceandtechnologyinourchangingworld/ for more information and to register for the events.

Webinar schedule:

October 28, 2020 -- OUR INTERCONNECTED EARTH: CLIMATE CHANGE, RECENT EVENTS, AND LOCAL IMPACTS

Dr. Patrick Taylor, Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, will use NASA observations to demonstrate the interconnected nature of our climate, discuss basic concepts of climate change, and put current events into the context of climate change. Registration open now. 

November 4, 2020 --  YOUR CONNECTION TO THE COSMOS: THE ORIGINS OF YOUR ATOMS

Dr. Ed Murphy, Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia, will trace the history of our atoms, and those in the world around us, from the Big Bang to the present day. 

Project website: https://vsgc.odu.edu/scienceandtechnologyinourchangingworld/ 

 

Free Coding Classes and Research Program for HS Students

Codefy offers two opportunities. The first is a program called CAMP, which pairs high school students with college mentors (from UVA, Cornell, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, UMich, etc) in order to complete a computer-science related research project. For our CAMP summer session, we had over 40 high schoolers explore topics like machine learning and artificial intelligence in fields like economics, psychology, music, and biology. The research project is meant to be interdisciplinary, and the overall purpose of CAMP is to show how computer science can be applied to a diverse range of fields. You can find more about the program and register at: http://camp.codefycs.org/  Application deadline is October 28.

Secondly, Codefy will host 9 different free online coding classes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until Dec. 20, 2020. Each class is approximately 1.5 hours, and is held on a weekly basis through Zoom. These classes are suitable for both beginners and others who have a bit more experience with computer science. Classes feature small group mentoring by experienced and trained high school students. The classes that we offer are:

  • CAD (Fusion 360)
  • Java Basic (1/3rd of AP Computer Science A)
  • Java Advanced (Rest of AP Computer Science A)
  • Java (Intermediate) - Serves as a bridge between Java Basic and Java Advanced
  • Java Data Structures (Material that goes beyond AP Computer Science A and is useful for many computer science applications)
  • Python Basic
  • Python Advanced
  • Website Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Scratch Basic

For more details, and parents can check out the Codefy Fall Course Offerings and Schedule: http://codefy.software/fall-classes

Students can register for classes here: https://enrollment.codefycs.org

You can also check out some previous testimonials about our classes at: http://codefycs.org/testimonials.html!

We are also looking for high school student volunteers who have experience in coding and are willing to teach students about the subjects listed above. They will be able to join our brilliant volunteer team made up of students from across the world, and will receive service hours for their work. If they would like to volunteer, check out this link: http://codefycs.org/get-involved.html.

 

Careers in Administration of Justice, Human Services, Criminology & Legal Affairs

November 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST

For grades 11 and up. Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) STEM Outreach Program, NOVA SySTEMic, is offering a STEM Careers Virtual Workshop – Career & Technical Education. This session will utilize the Zoom platform. In this session the panelist will share information with participants about educational programs, careers and current issues for individuals interested in Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security and Human Services. Some sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the NOVA SySTEMic YouTube Channel with Subtitles. Please register if you would like to receive this information even if you are unable to attend the session in real time. To register, go to:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/SySTEMicSolutions#/selectSessions/2891808

 

Embolden Student Leadership Programs (Dec. 28-30)

It shouldn't cost thousands of dollars for students to explore their career interests and grow as leaders. It should be free.  Get excited for our upcoming programs!

Tuition: $0

Location: Washington, D.C. metro area

Fields: Business, Journalism, National Security

Dates: December 28-30, 2020

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.emboldenme.org/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Women In Technology's Girls In Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

GIT is designed to engage, educate, and inspire high school girls (Grades 9-12) in the DMV area to the vast array of opportunities available in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Girls In Technology's mentoring program connects High School girls interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers with professional women in STEM.  The program is FREE and consists of five virtual sessions, one evening per month, from November-April.  Girls in the program learn about STEM education and careers, scholarship opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop skills for success and confidence. 

For more info: https://www.womenintechnology.org/girls-in-technology 

Protégé Applications Now Being Accepted.  Apply today: http://bit.ly/GITProtegeApp2020 

 

UVA’s Society of Women Engineers – High School Visitation (Nov. 14)

What is Virtual HSV?

Every fall and spring, high school girls from all over Virginia visit UVA to experience what it's like to be an engineering student at UVA. However, this year is a little different. The girls will spend the afternoon taking part in lab tours, majors fair, design activities, and listen to speakers all virtually through Zoom. These events give the girls a look at the different engineering fields as well as the engineering design process, and they can help the students decide if they would like to pursue STEM in the future.

Who is encouraged to come?

SWE @ UVA encourages all young women who are curious about learning about engineering to join us. This event is open to all high school girls, especially seniors who would like to connect with UVA engineers before making their college decision.

The deadline to apply is October 25.  For more information and to apply, see: https://www.virginiaswe.org/copy-of-hsv

 

Johns Hopkins University’s Supplemental Essay Workshops

Sunday, Oct. 25 @ 3:00-4:30 pm

Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 7:00-8:30 pm

This is your chance to get an inside view on the role of the supplemental essay within the college application. We’ll analyze and compare Hopkins supplemental essay excerpts to understand the role of the supplemental essay and how to strengthen your own writing in the college process. These sessions are ideal for students who will be applying for first-year admissions this year.

Register here:  https://apply.jhu.edu/campus-and-community/workshops/

 

Davidson Admission Intensive Workshops:

Oct. 28  Supporting Your Student Through the College Process (Panel Discussion)            

Join high school and college counselors, parents of recent college applicants (they survived!) and admission officers in a discussion on ways to support your student throughout the search, application, and transition to college.

Nov. 4   What do I do After I Hit "Submit?"         

Congratulations! You have finally hit submit on all of your applications. Now what? Learn what colleges expect from you after you apply, how to stay engaged, and how to navigate the selection process once you receive your decisions.

To register, go to:  https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/admission-intensive

 

Coalition for College Hosts…

Intro to the FAFSA | Introducción y Proceso del FAFSA Oct. 27, 8 p.m. EST

At this free event, admissions and financial aid officers from Coalition for College schools will walk you through how to get ready to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and answer your questions about the process. 

En este evento gratuito, los funcionarios de admisiones y ayuda financiera de los miembros de Coalition for College guiarán a través de cómo prepararse para llenar el FAFSA y responderán a sus preguntas sobre el proceso.

To register, go to: https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/intro-to-the-fafsa-introduccin-y-proceso-del-fafsa?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

High School Focused Resume, Cover Letter & Interviewing Tips

October 27, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) STEM Outreach Program, NOVA SySTEMic, is offering a STEM Careers Virtual Workshop – Career & Technical Education. This session will utilize the Zoom platform. In this session, high school participants will receive an overview on how to create a resume and how to include relevant information to help set their resume and cover letter apart from the crowd. Participants will also receive information about the various types of interviewing scenarios and tips on how to prepare for in person and virtual interview situations.

To register, go to:  https://campscui.active.com/orgs/SySTEMicSolutions#/selectSessions/2891808

 

Six Colleges Events: Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are hosting a series of student events with themes on academics and research, affordability, campus life, preparing your application, outcomes and more.

Outcomes and Opportunity - Tuesday, Oct 27 at 7 p.m. EDT

To register, go to:  https://www.sixcolleges.org/rsvp/?utm_content=dom-cnsl-invite2&utm_campaign=admissions&utm_source=sixcolleges&utm_term=F21&utm_medium=email

 

Saint Michael’s College Admissions Office Presents: Paying for College Workshop

Wed, Oct. 28 @ 7:00 pm

To register, go to:   https://admission.smcvt.edu/portal/online_info_session

 

College Bootcamp 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This virtual College Boot Camp is for students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that are graduating in 2021 and plan to attend college. FCPS Career and Transition Services (CTS) staff will walk students through the Supermatch college search in Naviance and provide guidance for gathering information on students’ top three colleges.  CTS will review the Common App, introduce the essay prompts, and share information on Disability Services.  Next steps and additional resources that students can access through their high schools will also be shared.   

Register here:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019

 

Girls’ Tech Day 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is hosting a free virtual opportunity called Girls’ Tech Day for female students to explore Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Coding, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and more. The virtual event is free and will motivate girls and young women, ages 8-24, to develop personal interests in technology. The activities are designed to be self-paced, and you can revisit them as many times as you like. Participants can join the event any time between November 14 – 28, 2020.  A parent or guardian must register participants under 18.

Register here:  http://www.cvent.com/events/aws-girls-tech-day/event-summary-bd517818d92949a99198c428f7b8a8bf.aspx

 

NOVA’s Financial Aid Workshops (November 16-20)

NOVA’s Financial Aid Office will be offering the following webinars via Zoom.  Open to all students, parents, and friends in Northern Virginia community:

Financial Aid Essentials – For Parents (English): November 16 @ 6:00 pm

Financial Aid Essentials – For New & Returning Students (English): November 17 @ 10:00 am

Fundamentos De Ayuda Financiera: November 17 @ 6:00 pm

Filing the FAFSA – Step by Step (English): November 18 @ 10:00 am

Financial Literacy 101: November 18 @ 12:00 pm

Completing Verification – Step by Step: November 19 @ 10:00 am

Satisfactory Academic Progress: November 19 @ 12:00 pm

Open Financial Aid Question & Answer Session for Students and Parents: Nov. 20 @ 12:00 pm

For complete session descriptions and links to register, see attached document (on bottom of email).

 

Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience (Nov. 20-22 & Dec. 4-6, 2020)

Each Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Experience hosts an annual three-day national leadership conference in Los Angeles, California geared towards helping 300 plus diverse student leaders attain career leadership success and make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world. Due to COVID-19, instead of canceling the 11th Annual Circle of Change Leadership Conference this Fall, the Circle of Change Leadership Team decided to create the Circle of Change Virtual Leadership Experience. This four-day virtual leadership conference will span for two weekends in the Fall with the specific purpose of helping diverse groups of students and professionals from all across the country discover the leader from within, develop the leadership and professional skills necessary to attain career leadership success, and the inspiration/confidence needed to make a positive impact in their community, nation, and world!

During this four-day virtual leadership conference, diverse groups of students and professionals will not only have the opportunity to hear from five dynamic keynote speakers, engage in seven customized empowerment leadership sessions with certified leadership coaches, but they will be able to participate in eight panel sessions with professionals from top tier companies and organizations from all across the world, six career development sessions with career development experts, and a variety of other programs that provide great value to students and professionals that desire to take their professional and leadership skill sets to the next level.

To learn more about the conference, you can visit our website at www.circleofchangeleadershipconference.com and to register (cost is $125) go to:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professional-track-11th-annual-circle-of-change-leadership-experience-tickets-100629513584

 

Young Researchers Project Lecture Series (Cornell University)

The Young Researchers Project is a student-run group from Cornell which endeavors to expose high schoolers to university-level research and experiences. During the time of COVID-19, we are hosting 3 lecture series (on research, science communications, and admission) to continue our mission. The times, dates, and programs have not yet been finalized for these lecture series, so please fill out the google form below so we can send you details about each of the lecture series as the semester progresses: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWXZ5UAvNTS-2PWkwUpP0ctjBAG5_LJulXoqI7ctqcOisvpQ/viewform

 

FROM FHS COLLEGE ADMISSIONS REPS:

From Megan Taylor, Admissions Counselor, University of Michigan:

The University of Michigan is offering a variety of virtual resources for interested prospective students to learn more about the school and application process. Please visit https://admissions.umich.edu/explore-visit/virtual-resources  to see student vlogs and youtube playlists, virtual tours, and a recording of our information session. You can also check out our youtube channel to watch videos about a day in the life of our Michigan Wolverines, check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtOyfg1Cekg7gO-iFp5NcXiqfA0CJFLa1. Students can view our recorded information sessions here: https://enrollmentconnect.umich.edu/register/?id=d21c4f37-5a62-40a9-aeb4-e89ddaa30a05. After you view the recorded information session, you will receive an email inviting you to register for live Q&A events hosted that are four times a week in which you can join a virtual event with our counselors to ask further questions. Lastly, we offer virtual admissions advising every day from 10am-4pm - which you can sign up for here:  https://enrollmentconnect.umich.edu/portal/virtual_admissions_advising. I would encourage any interested students to view our recorded information session, then, once they view this information session, we encourage you to join us for a live virtual event or register for an advising session.

 

From Erin Melody, Regional Recruitment Director, Xavier University:

Xavier University will be participating in the NACAC, VACROA and Jesuit Excellence Tour programs that are all open to students from Virginia this fall.  In addition we have fantastic resources to explore us virtually and are also open for visitors by appointment.  If you would like to discuss Xavier in a one to one setting, please contact Erin Melody, Regional Recruitment Director for the Mid-Atlantic, at @email to set up a Zoom appointment.

 

From Lacey Emry, Admissions Counselor, Shepherd University:

If you would like to speak one-on-one with an admissions counselor, you can request a Virtual Admissions Appointment and check out our Virtual tour. We will also be at Alcanza!

 

From Noah Moturi, Admissions Counselor, Mary Baldwin University:

Mary Baldwin’s new One-Stop Shop: https://knowmbu.com/ You can take a virtual tour of campus, learn about academics, meet current students, find our free application, and more! Students, take the SuperPower quiz on the site to find your academic fit! Afterwards, I would be happy to chat with you about your results: @email

 

From Cassie Weese, Admissions Counselor, WVU Potomac State College:

I will be participating in for WVU Potomac State College during StriveScan’s Virtual College Exploration Program for Virginia Students on:

Wed, Oct. 28, 12:00-12:45: Advantages of 2 Year Colleges

Thurs, Oct. 29, 2:00-2:45: Eastern Panhandle Colleges

Register here for those sessions:  www.StriveScan.com/virginia

We are now accepting applications for 2021, and it is free to apply!  Students can apply to Potomac State College at here.  

I would love to give your students a virtual tour of our campus since we are currently unable to host in person visits.  We have a variety of options including individual tours, Tour Guide Live, Ask, Learn, Explore sessions, and Discover Days.

  • Tour Guide Live sessions occur every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:00pm. Register for Tour Guide Live here
  • We have an upcoming Virtual Discover Day (open house) on Saturday, November 7th from 10:00am-3:00pm.  Register for Discover Day here.
  • Ask, Learn, Explore session occur twice a month on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.  Find more information here.
  • Individual tours can be scheduled with an admissions counselor at a variety of times. Register for individual visits here.

If you have any questions about WVU Potomac State College, please feel free to reach out to me.  I am more than willing to set up a phone call or zoom session to answer your questions.

Cassie Weese

Admissions Counselor/ Office of Enrollment Services

WVU Potomac State College

75 Arnold Street Keyser, WV  26726

304.788.6860 p 304.788.6939 f

Sign Up to schedule an appointment with me!

 

From Ashley Browning, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Hollins University:

Looking for a university where you’ll be a name and not a number? Where faculty members are mentors invested in your future? Where women take the lead? Look no further than Hollins University (www.hollins.edu), where the next steps of your college journey will be filled with exciting challenges, new adventures, and unwavering support. Located in Roanoke, Virginia, Hollins sits nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains, just off the Appalachian Trail. Touting powerhouse majors in English and creative writing as well as a biology program climbing in popularity, Hollins inspires students to explore a diverse array of academic interests across its 29 majors (https://www.hollins.edu/academics/majors-minors/). Recognized by The Princeton Review as having the #6 Most Politically Active Students, Hollins culture supports students in championing causes that are important to them. A new minor in Social Justice aligns with the Hollins mission to “…nurture(s) civility, integrity, and concern for others.” Rooted in a strong academic core, students strengthen leadership skills through our Batten Leadership Institute, study across the globe with significant financial support, and access faculty-led research and alumnae sponsored internship opportunities, even in their first year. Learn more about Hollins by joining us for one of the following:

1) Private campus visit: https://admissions.hollins.edu/portal/campus-visit

2) College prep workshops for students and parents/guardians: https://www.hollins.edu/admission/admission-events/

3) Virtual campus tour: https://youvis.it/TlITeK

 

From Madison Coan, Admission Counselor, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA):

MICA is hosting Virtual Info Sessions and the list and registration can be found here: https://www.mica.edu/visit-mica/undergraduate-visit/visit-preview-days/ ! This will include times for students to meet with counselors and even have their portfolio review. Students can also feel free to reach out to me directly at this email address (@email) as I will be their personal Admission Counselor! I can answer questions, meet with students, and review portfolios! Finally MICA will be attending all the Virtual National Portfolio Days this year as well which are happening most Saturdays and Sundays and can be found here: https://nationalportfolioday.org/

Madison Coan, Admission Counselor, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

P: (410) 225-2565, E: @email, www.mica.edu

 

From College of Charleston Admissions Rep:

Virtual Meeting Opportunity:  https://admissions.cofc.edu/meet-your-counselor/rebecca-drewry.php

 

From Brenda Snyder, Regional Recruiter, Rutgers University:

Quick 30 second introductory video (You may have to copy these links to your browser to make them run)

Rutgers Growers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE5L4wEUmXw

Campus Introductory Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eC7B6yQzu7k

“Why I Chose Rutgers”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTc8TkwULSE

OOS AD Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL-QySZH2oQ&feature=youtu.be

Cost of Attendance:  https://admissions.newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/paying-for-college/tuition-and-fees

Profile:  https://admissions.rutgers.edu/applying/admissions-profile

Majors:  https://admissions.rutgers.edu/academics/find-your-major

Create Your Personalized Catalogue:  https://infopacket.admissions.rutgers.edu/wizard

Rutgers Fine Arts Program Mason Gross Overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiAJqwagJuo

Campus videos – 4 parts

Busch Campus – STEM majors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxMbSsW9pEA

Livingston Campus – Business School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhj_k3w4XZM

College Ave Campus – Liberal Arts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzFLPddqbU

Cook/Douglass Campus – Environmental Sciences, Fine Arts, Douglass Residential College for Women: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI8m9rvQPbY

Brenda Snyder – Regional Recruiter – Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Washington, DC

snyder@admissions.rutgers.edu

Rutgers University – New Brunswick

Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 65 Davidson Rd, Rm 202, Piscataway, NJ 08854

732-445-4636

Click on this link to schedule an appointment

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS:

iDISPLA Cybersecurity Challenges ~ Students 13 and over

A contest that recognizes and rewards Fairfax County Public School students for their thinking and new ideas. Students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate in a series of real-world challenges that seek solutions around cybersecurity, broadband access in Virginia, and thermal imaging.  These three contests are open to all students age 13 and older. Students will need to register themselves and can enter one, two, or all three of the challenges on the site.  When they register they will need to choose Fairfax County Public Schools as their “role” in order to be entered into the FCPS specific contests.  All work is due by October 30.  Once the contest closes, submissions will be reviewed by industry professionals and prizes will be awarded! The challenge website is https://fcpschallenge.wordpress.com/

 

Sixth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Oratorical Contest

Saturday, January 16, 2021

The theme this year is:  “Intelligence Plus Character: The goal of a true education.”

Speeches are due by November 15.  See attached guidelines. 

 

Reminder for Seniors:

UVA Jefferson Scholarship (Four year fully-paid scholarship to UVA with benefits, valued at $160,000)

FHS can nominate ONE senior to compete for this full scholarship to UVA. Jefferson Scholars are selected on the basis of demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship. Typical Jefferson Scholars typically have A's in the most challenging courses available (GPA of 4.0 and higher) and have demonstrated uncommon academic abilities, exceptional leadership talents and an understanding of the broader community around them. NEW for 2020-21: SAT or ACT scores will not be collected/are not part of the process this year.

 

Seniors who would like to be considered for the nomination must submit the FHS Self-Nomination Form for Jefferson Scholarship (available on Naviance-Scholarship List) AND an essay of 500 words or less which describes in detail a situation or an event which demonstrates your effectiveness as a leader, and how the situation or event has shaped your conception of leadership. Self-Nomination Forms AND the Leadership Essay are due to Ms. Kim: MHKim@fcps.edu OR mhkim@fcpsschools.net by Friday, Oct. 23. (Note: Self-Nominations must be sent to Ms. Kim in Microsoft Word or Google Docs - NOT PDF's.)

 

Please note: Seniors applying to another college or university under a binding early decision should not apply. Prior interest in UVA and financial need are not factors in selecting a nominee.

For more information on the Jefferson Scholars Program, see: http://www.jeffersonscholars.org/

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance: College Tab, Scholarships & Money, Scholarship List

 

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity utilizes Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.

Career Center News 10/4/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  the FHS virtual college visits are off to a great start!  Thank you for coming.  Students, please look at the upcoming FHS visits below and attend as many as your schedule allows.  For sophomores and juniors, these visits are wonderful opportunities to learn about colleges that you may want to see in the future.  For seniors, the visits allow you to get ALL of your questions answered directly from the Admissions Officers who read applications for Fairfax HS.  These visits are exclusively for Fairfax HS 10th 11th, and 12th graders. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Lion Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

To contact your FHS School Counselor, go to:  Student Services Virtual Office

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above links.)

 

NOTE:  I will be available for students’ questions during ALL lunches (Tuesdays-Fridays) through my Google Classroom.  Join with this code:  iigpve2

 

If you would like to schedule an after-school virtual appointment, please email me: @email.  First quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

VIRTUAL FHS COLLEGE VISITS:

College Admissions Officers from the following schools will be meeting exclusively with FHS 10th, 11th and 12th graders on…

Monday, October 5:      

9:00 AM               Emory University

10:00 AM            The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

11:00 AM            Marymount University

12:00 PM             Old Dominion University

               

Tuesday, October 6:       

3:15 PM               Radford University

4:00 PM               New York University

5:00 PM               The University of Alabama

               

Tuesday, October 13:    

3:15 PM               Catholic University of America

4:00 PM               Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Students need to register in Naviance in order to receive the link.  Go to: Colleges – Colleges Home – Scroll down to College Visits – Click on “Select More” for the complete list.  Links are available in Naviance 15 minutes before each visit.

 

FHS FINANCIAL AID NIGHT FOR SENIORS & PARENTS: Region 5 Financial Aid Night

Thursday, Oct. 8

7:00-8:00 pm

College Access Fairfax, in collaboration with School Counseling Services, is offering a Financial Aid presentation for each FCPS Region this fall. Topics to be covered include: understanding financial aid, how the financial aid process works, and the steps that families need to take to secure financial aid. Attendees will have the ability to ask general questions after the presentation. This presentation will be virtual.

To register for the event, go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7g4zmKptJTMsCMatMZpQBFxN0NCPGfRc_Dhthnac7nWQdXQ/viewform

NOTE: You must register at least 24 hours before the event in order to receive the link!

Flyer attached. 

 

SENIORS: PATHWAY APPLICATION OVERVIEW SESSIONS

Did you know that you need to complete the NOVA Online Application in order to access the Pathway Application? Did you also know that there is a required essay and counselor recommendation for the Pathway Application? Attend this session to make sure you do everything correctly and completely, especially if you want to be considered for the Pathway program. Also feel free to bring other questions you may have about NOVA or Pathway.

Mrs. Cynthia Delacruz, the FHS Pathway Counselor, is conducting the following sessions to help seniors complete the Pathway Application:

Mon, 10/5

12:00-12:45pm - Zoom link: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/97983458650              

2:00-2:45pm - Zoom link: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/91645073457   

3:15-4pm - Zoom link: https://vccs.zoom.us/j/95256236538         

No registration required.  Just join one of the sessions by clicking on the above Zoom links. 

For questions, email Mrs. Delacruz at: @email (Note: You must use your personal email, not your fcpsschools.net, email address to communicate with her)

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale Virtual Information Sessions for DC, Maryland, & Virginia

William Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions at Harvard; Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions at Princeton; Gregory Roberts, Dean of Admissions at UVA; Joy St. John, Dean of Admissions at Wellesley; and Jeremiah Quinlan, Dean of Admissions at Yale will discuss academic programs, campus life, selective college admissions and financial aid.

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM, Eastern Daylight Time. To register, go to: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/?id=94ca7dbe-9339-4266-a055-58ed3239fe56

Sunday, October 11, 2020 at 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM, Eastern Daylight Time. To register, go to: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/?id=45fe9054-a917-4ae4-a218-aabd65f68de6

 

Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. This fall we are pleased to invite you and your family to join us for a 90-minute webinar to help you explore your college options and prepare a strong and reflective application in this time of change and new challenges. During the program, admission officers from our five universities will introduce their institutions, discuss the college application process, answer general questions, and provide individual school breakout sessions.

Please register for the webinar date and time that best fits your schedule. 

Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm EDT

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Register at:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

The Association of International Regional Representatives - North America (AIRR-NA) warmly invites you to attend our Wednesday Webinar events, taking place this September through December. These webinars will cover a range of topics, from general tips about studying at international universities to specific information about the countries represented in AIRR-NA's membership. Each session will start at 7:30pm Eastern Time US. Please see below for the list of webinar topics, dates, and registration information.

October 7 - Study Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

October 21 - American Universities Abroad/Mainland Europe

November 4 - U Can Do UCAS: Applying to University in the U.K.

November 18 - Study in Ireland

December 2 - The Student Experience Abroad

December 16 - The College Essay

Register at: https://www.airr-na.org/events/wednesday-webinars/

 

Virtual College Night for Carnegie Mellon, Duke, Georgetown, and William & Mary

October 8 @ 7:00-8:00 pm

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-college-night-tickets-121987994375

 

Virtual College Tour America East

October 8 @ 4:00-6:00 pm

This online event is free to all prospective undergraduate students interested in learning more about the 10 universities in the America East Conference:  University of Albany, Binghamton, University of Hartford, University of Maine, UMBC, NJIT, UMass Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Stony Brook and University of Vermont. 

Register here: https://careereco.com/Fair/EventDetails?fairId=ba045064-9139-463a-bca8-ac1e01672e7d

 

First Atlanta-Area Colleges Program

Tuesday, October 6-Thursday, October 8

During this virtual three-day event, you will have the opportunity to hear from the following colleges located in the Greater Atlanta area, including Agnes Scott, Emory, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Morehouse, Oglethorpe, SCAD, Spelman, and University of Georgia.  This event will feature a variety of panels and presentations on the college search process and Atlanta's college environment.  Register at: https://www.strivescan.com/atlanta/

 

Preview Georgia Tech Open House (Oct. 12-29) In October, we will host our first Virtual Preview Georgia Tech! This three-week open house event is an opportunity for students to attend multiple Tech information sessions covering a variety of different topics, including academics, admission, campus involvement, and more. Registration is open now: https://admission.gatech.edu/visit/preview-georgia-tech

 

Sweet Briar College Virtual Q&A Series with Engineering Majors

Our engineering majors want to talk to YOU! The college search process is a big often confusing undertaking. With a pandemic throwing a multitude of changes in the mix, we know you have even more questions about things like the search process, what life on a college campus is like, and how studying a hands-on major is even possible now. Who better to answer them than college students who've been there, done that?

Our engineering majors are ready to answer whatever questions you throw at them! Join them on:

Tuesday, October 13 from 7-8 p.m. EST: Life at a Women's College

An engineering professor and an Admissions counselor will also be available at each session to answer any questions you might have for them. While this series is aimed at junior and senior high school girls interests in studying engineering, all high school girls are welcome to attend, regardless of your academic interests! Come ready to ask us your tough questions and we'll do our best to help. Register at: https://admissions.sbc.edu/portal/engineering_virtual_events

 

Northeast Publics

Oct. 8 @ 7:00-8:00 pm

Oct. 14 @ 7:00-8:00 pm

Join us for a special virtual event, Northeast Public Universities Admissions Panel, with Binghamton University, University of Delaware, Stony Brook University, University of Maryland, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State, University of Connecticut, and Rutgers. Learn about each university’s academic programs, student life and the application process. You’ll be able to provide questions to be answered in advance of the event and hear them answered live. Register here:  https://www.binghamton.edu/admissions/promo/northeast/

 

Discover Berkeley Virtual Events, including Personal Insight Question Workshops, during October:  https://admissions.berkeley.edu/discover-berkeley

 

UVA School of Architecture Virtual Opportunities, October – December:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/apply/visit-us

 

NOVA ONLINE EARLY COLLEGE

FCPS seniors will be offered the opportunity to take a reduced tuition college course at Northern Virginia Community College this fall. For more information, visit https://www.nvcc.edu/online-early-college/index.html or attend the zoom presentation listed below.

FCPS seniors and families are invited to a chat with Dr. Sharon Robertson, NOVA’s Chief Academic Officer, and Dr. Pamela Hilbert, Provost of NOVA’s Annandale Campus to hear more about this opportunity. It will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The session is titled ‘NOVA/FCPS Early College and Spring Programs Chat’. Register in advance in order to receive the zoom link for the chat at: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j3rVlGKlSuGJHp5Fv2xlrA

Flyer is attached.  For questions about the Online Early College Program, email @email

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

FCPS has created a webpage with information on upcoming virtual college fairs: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/college-and-career-planning/college-fair-and-college-night

 

The Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO) is proud to present our Virtual College Exploration program, for all Virginia students, September 14-November 5. 

The eight-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and weekly Virtual College Fairs. 

Students will gain a wealth of college knowledge, get exposure to a variety of colleges, and have the opportunity to ask questions of admission counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online environment.

All high school students, transfer students, parents, and counselors throughout Virginia are all welcome to attend. Participation is free. Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available later.

Sept. 28-Oct. 23: Freshman Virtual College Fairs

For more information and registration details, see: https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/

 

National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs:

Meet with over 600+ colleges and universities

Monday, Oct. 12 @ 1-9 pm ET

Sunday, Oct. 18 @ 12-8 pm ET

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 2-10 pm ET

Free event.  Sign up at:  https://virtualcollegefairs.org/

 

National Portfolio Days (Oct. 3, 4, 10, 18 & 24)

Be inspired, gain advice on how to improve or present your portfolio, and experience a small taste of what it’s like to attend a professional art or design program. National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have been in an environment with so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to art and design. This year, due to the global pandemic, the National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) has moved all 2020 events online. For more information and to register, go to:  https://nationalportfolioday.org/about-national-portfolio-day-events/

 

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSES:             

Virginia Tech’s Virtual Open House

Oct. 10 & 11

Learn more about the admission process, the major you are interested in, and more. To register, go to:  https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/open-house.html

 

University of Delaware Blue and Golden Virtual Open House

Saturday, Oct. 10

Register at: https://apply.udel.edu/portal/blueandgolden

 

Radford University Virtual Open House

Oct. 11 @ 1-4 pm

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.radford.edu/content/admissions/home/visit.html

 

Virginia Commonwealth University Open House

Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 16

This week will be filled with opportunities to learn more about what VCU has to offer you academically as well as to get a sense of student life on campus. Throughout the week, you will be able to:

  • Learn more about your programs of interest through a live virtual session
  • Take a virtual campus tour
  • Take a virtual tour of our residence halls
  • Find out more about our Honors College
  • Obtain information about admissions and financial aid

Attend our virtual resource fair, and much more!

Register here: https://www.vcu.edu/admissions/visit-vcu/events/open-house/

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of November 1, you must submit your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Scibilia:  @email by October 9 in order to avoid a late fee.

The FHS Transcript Request from can be found on the FHS Student Services Google Site for Seniors:  https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/fxhsstudentservices/grade-level-resources/seniors?authuser=1&pli=1

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above link.)

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The regular deadline to register for the November 7 SAT is Oct. 7.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the December 12 ACT is Nov. 6.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

VOLUNTEEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer Registration for VolunteerFest 2020 is now open (Oct. 24 & 25)

For over 20 years, Volunteer Fairfax has hosted its annual fall volunteering event, VolunteerFest, to mobilize volunteers across Fairfax County to help nonprofits and government agencies accomplish wish list projects, meet new volunteers and secure donation needs for the upcoming holiday season.  We are honored to say that Volunteer Fairfax is committed to doing that again this year on October 24-25th. 

We understand that COVID-19 has had a big impact on our community and volunteer engagement is an important way to support our nonprofit partners. While many of the traditional, large-scale opportunities are not possible this year, we are pleased to be able to offer volunteers a wide range of opportunities to serve at home putting together projects or kits for nonprofit partners as well as offering some smaller in-person options. 

For a list and to sign up, see:  https://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/index.php?section=volunteerFest&action=main

If you have any questions about VolunteerFest, please contact Hollie Gordon at @email.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

An internship at Givology provides hands-on experience in non-profit management and strategy. Interns work closely with members of the Givology executive team, and have the opportunity to gain practical skills in public relations, marketing, communications, fundraising, finance, technology, and social media, among other functions. Given our 100% volunteer philosophy, we give interns a unique opportunity to lead a project and to come up with creative solutions to help us achieve our mission. In addition, interns who excel in the program have an opportunity to join Givology as a permanent member of our team. The internship has a minimum duration of three weeks, with an expected contribution of at least 10 hours per week. There is no commitment to travel to an office - the internship can be done completely online with flexible hours to accommodate your school/work schedule. To apply, go to:  https://www.givology.org/get-involved/internships/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

JA Company Program

In this program, high school students will put their ideas into action by launching and operating a real business with other students under the guidance of business professionals. This intensive, 6-month-long program is the ultimate hands-on experience for any high-schooler looking to explore their diverse professional interests and develop the skills to succeed in a wide variety of careers.

When: October 27, 2020 through March 27, 2021

  • Companies will meet for two hours each week on either Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
  • Mandatory Student/Parent Orientation: Tuesday, October 20 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cost: $50.00

Eligibility: Open to students in 9th through 12th grade attending school in the Greater Washington region. Company size will vary depending on location, ranging from 10 to 15 students.

  • Deadline to Apply: October 7, 2020

For more information and to apply, see: https://www.myja.org/jacompanyprogram/learnmore

 

Fem Z Ambassador Mentoring Program

Fem Z is dedicated to empowering the next wave of “future boss ladies” through its exclusive resources, opportunities, and mentoring initiative. Fem Z, run by young women itself, strives to be the go-to platform for young women, ages 13-22, interested in business, entrepreneurship, and finance. To pre-register for the Mentorship program, go to: https://femz.org/

 

2020-21 Introduction to Quantum Computing Course with IBM (Oct. 11-May 15, 2021)

Partnered with IBM, this is an introductory, virtual course on the emerging field of quantum computation, including quantum mechanics, quantum information, and quantum algorithms. Our goal is to make quantum education accessible to everyone. This FREE course is for high school students and above. If you are a high school student, you will be one of the first high school students in the world to learn quantum computing. Priority will be given to high school students, college freshman and sophomores, but all are encouraged to apply. Apply here:  https://www.codeconnects.org/quantum-computing-course.html

 

MILITARY INFORMATION:

If any students are interested in receiving information on United States Coast Guard career opportunities, as well as some great Coast Guard gear (while supplies last), and be entered in a drawing for a USCG Stand Up Paddle Board, please e-mail the following information to the USCG Recruiting Office Washington, DC at: @email

Students Name:

Students Cell Phone Number:

Students School: Fairfax High School

Students Grade:

Students JROTC Instructor / College & Career Specialist: Maureen Kim

Students T-Shirt Size:

Items will be sent to Ms. Kim in the Career Center and she will deliver them to you when we return to school.  All gear will be sent out between October 26th and November 16th. The winner of the Stand Up Paddle Board will be announced on November 6th.

For questions, contact: Senior Chief Brynn Simonetti, Recruiter in Charge, USCG Recruiting Office, Washington DC, 645 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20003-4453, O: 202.543.8313, C: 202.748.2242,

@email.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Virginia Tech’s Campus Connection

November 7 (Must register by Oct. 10 for an early admissions decision from Tech!)

Virginia Tech's Office of Undergraduate Admissions is hosting our fourth annual Campus Connection Day (CCD) on November 7, 2020 and we want you to join us! Due to Covid-19 this year’s program will be all virtual.

Part one is the Open House hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. It is optional, but strongly encouraged, and has a separate registration. Part two is Campus Connection Day, which provides you the opportunity to learn more about the African-American, Latinx and First-Generation student experiences at Virginia Tech. The schedule can be viewed here:  https://vt.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visit/campus-connection-day.html

Each track will have the same schedule, but the identity of the specific track you choose will be highlighted throughout the program. We understand you may identify with more than one track, but for purposes of the program please choose the one you identify with the most or would like to learn more about.  If you participate in CCD and apply for admission no later than October 18, 2020, you may be eligible for an admissions decision at the conclusion of the program. Information about applying will be included with your registration confirmation. Please note you must meet the student requirements below in order to participate in CCD:

  • Senior/12th grade standing
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA (with no Ds or Fs and minimal Cs)
  • Coursework must show college preparatory rigor within the context of your  school (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, Honors)

Tracks available for CCD:  African-American Student Experience: https://admit.vt.edu/register/virtualccd20aae

Latinx Student Experience: https://admit.vt.edu/register/virtualccd20lxe

First-Generation Student Experience: https://admit.vt.edu/register/virtualccd20fge

There are a limited number of seats available, so register today at the links above to take part in this unique opportunity. Registration has now been extended to October 10, 2020.  If you have questions, please contact: Luisa Burgos, Assistant Director, at 540-231-4185 or @email with questions.

 

Six Colleges Events

Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams—are hosting a series of student events with themes on academics and research, affordability, campus life, preparing your application, outcomes and more.

To register for any of the above events, go to:  https://www.sixcolleges.org/rsvp/?utm_content=dom-cnsl-invite2&utm_campaign=admissions&utm_source=sixcolleges&utm_term=F21&utm_medium=email

 

Destination College+ Conference (Oct 11-14)

This is Fulfillment Fund’s signature college access and success conference.  Now in its 24th year, this inspiring, information-packed event is going virtual in 2020 and will take place from Sunday, October 11th through Wednesday, October 14th. Registration is free and open until Oct. 7th at 11:59 PM. This online event includes college preparatory and career readiness workshops, inspirational speakers, a college fair, a career fair, and workshops for parents. Destination College+ brings together the full continuum of Fulfillment Fund’s expertise in supporting students on the pathway to college, post-secondary academic achievement, and career readiness. For many student participants, Destination College+ is the first day they may begin to see a college education as not only a desirable goal but one that is within their reach.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://fulfillment.org/destinationcollege/

 

Beta Nu Boulé Young Scholars Program

For African American male students entering their junior year (2020-2021) and living in Arlington or Fairfax Counties or Alexandria City.  The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, founded in Philadelphia, PA in 1904, is the country’s oldest fraternity for college educated African American men. The fraternity works in partnership with the Beta Nu Boulé Education Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to sponsor the Beta Nu Boulé Young Scholars Program. The Program is dedicated to mentoring young African American males who are contemplating attending college and preparing them for educational and professional opportunities after high school. Here are the particulars of the Program:

  • The minimum GPA to be considered for acceptance is 3.00.
  • Meets each second Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., currently via Zoom, November 2020-May 2021. 
  • Provides SAT/ACT preparation seminars on applying to colleges and universities, and exposure to different professional careers. Seminars are conducted by the Princeton Review, college and law school adjunct professors, retired senior military officers, business executives, attorneys, judges, and senior federal government managers.
  • Students who successfully complete both the junior and senior years of the Program will be eligible to apply for a college scholarship that can extend up to four years of college.

The application deadline is October 13, 2020, and requires a letter of recommendation.  The notification of acceptance will occur no later than October 18, 2020.  Please see the attached application (on bottom of this email).  Note: For students needing Dr. Lenart’s endorsement, please contact: Ms. Kim, FHS College & Career Specialist @email, NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 9!!

If you have questions about the program, contact: @email, 703.232.5509 or Mark Evans, Program Co-chair at @email (703.963.3577)

 

The Fort Hunt High School - Black Cultural Alliance Alumni (FHHS - BCAA) 

5th Annual High School Career Forum

Sat., Oct. 17, 2020 @ 11 am – 1 pm

Due to COVID-19,  this year's event will be virtual (Zoom Webinar).   The High School Career Forum is an event for high school students to learn about different career opportunities available to them after high school.  A panel will share the career decisions/choices they made, what their careers entails (education/training) and how it has impacted their lives, their life choices and experiences.  Following the presentation, time is allotted for a question and answer session. 

Please register by Oct. 15 by sending an email to: @email, or call 703-740-7832.  Provide your first and last name, grade, and contact information (email and phone number). You can visit our Facebook page @FHHS BCAA High School Career Forum 

*History Fact:  Fort Hunt High School (FHHS)  closed in 1985 and merged with Groveton High School to become West Potomac High School.  FHHS was housed in the building that is now Carl Sandburg Middle School.

*This event is not directly affiliated with Fairfax County Public Schools. 

 

UVA Fall Fest

Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT

Fall Fest—a virtual open house—will give students the chance to learn about the University of Virginia community and our admission and financial aid processes. The event will focus on Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx student experiences and will feature current UVA students, faculty, and staff.  Registration will remain open until October 10:

https://apply.undergradadmission.virginia.edu/register/?id=4b30b1ae-63fd-454c-a819-e81f03ef2fc3

 

Science, Technology, & Arts @ Rensselaer Program (STAR)

Rensselaer Admissions, in coordination with members of Rensselaer's Black and Latinx communities, invites academically talented under-represented seniors to participate in the STAR Program. The STAR Program allows high school seniors to learn about the student experience at Rensselaer. The Fall 2020 STAR Program is going to be hosted virtually on Sunday, October 18, 2020 beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://admissions.rpi.edu/STAR

 

Rosie Innovator Program

We’re all learning everything online right now, and what’s more fun for kids than learning from other kids? Rosie Riveters is seeking girl scientists in middle or high school to join us as Rosie Innovators and help put our super fun STEM content online!  What you’ll do as a Rosie Innovator: Conceptualize your own STEM project for Facebook, YouTube, and IGTV. You come up with the idea, and our educators will act as mentors via video sessions as you do everything from brainstorm to research to storyboarding! See some of the videos from our current crew in our “Rosie Makes” series on YouTube (and be sure to subscribe while you’re there!).  For more information, see: https://www.rosieriveters.com/rosie_innovators

 

CONTEST FOR SENIORS: Omicron Kappa Kappa Achievement Week Essay Competition

Winners will compete for the following prizes:

1st Place Essay Winner:  $250.00

2nd Place Essay Winner:  $200.00

3rd Place Essay Winner:  $150.00

1st Place Essay moves on to the National Level for a chance to win $5000.00

Essay Topic:

Learning about politics and life as a citizen is part of the transition to adulthood.  During this stage, young people are introduced  to political processes and issues, as well as, a range of political activities including voting and participation in social movements.  “Against the backdrop of the global “Black Lives Matter” movement, why is it even more important for young people to become and remain politically engaged?”

Guidelines:

Must be High School Senior

700–750 Words

Submission Due Date:  October 12th by 5:00 PM EST

Submit Electronic Essay in MS Word format to Brother Mike Parker at @email

If you have any questions then please call or text Brother Mike Parker or Brother Julian Purvis

Brother Michael Parker –571-220-1768 / Brother Julian Purvis –703-881-1326

OKK Local Chapter winners will be awarded on Saturday November 14th 2020

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance: College Tab, Scholarships & Money, Scholarship List

 

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Career Center News 9/14/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  I hope you all had a great first week of school.  For those of you who are new to Fairfax, welcome! I am the College & Career Specialist at FHS, and I specialize in working with students in three areas:  college planning, career planning, and scholarships and financial aid. 

 

While many things are different this year, the Career Center News is the same.  This is an electronic newsletter of all the information I receive in the Career Center.  Think of it as a list of OPPORTUNITIES…college information sessions, college fairs, volunteer and leadership opportunities, part-time jobs, internships, career programs, and diverse events at various colleges. 

 

One thing that has changed over the summer is the log-in to Naviance. As a reminder, Naviance is every FCPS student’s on-line college and career planning tool.  It is an excellent resource for students of all grades…get more familiar with it this year!  To sign onto Naviance, go to this page:  https://www.fcps.edu/naviance (I recommend bookmarking it) and click on “Student Naviance Login.”  Due to this change, all students will receive this newsletter in their fcpsschools.net email account now, but parents will continue to receive this newsletter in their email address listed in Blackboard.  I have noticed that there are formatting issues now (i.e., a lot of spaces) in the emails that students receive from Naviance, so I have made a copy of this newsletter and included as an attachment for ease of reviewing.  (Attachment will be at the bottom of this email.)

 

I have worked hard over the last four weeks to make sure that the resources that were available to students in-person are now available virtually.  I have compiled all my favorite handouts and resources in the virtual FHS Career Center:  FHS Virtual Career Center  (Note: Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access.)

 

I am currently in the process of coordinating over 30 virtual college visits exclusively for FHS students.  Starting September 21, these college visits will be held on Monday mornings (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and after school on Tuesdays (3:15-5:00 pm).  I already have confirmations from many of your favorite Virginia schools (VIrginia Tech, JMU, GMU, VCU, UVA) and some popular out-of-state schools as well (Penn State, GT, Johns Hopkins and Duke).  Students can sign up for these visits now on Naviance.  Go to: Colleges – Colleges Home – Scroll down to College Visits – Click on “Select More” for the complete list.  You must register for the visit in order to receive the link.  Once the virtual college visit list is completely finalized, I will send in a separate email. 

 

If you have any questions about this information, please feel free to contact me at @email

 

Maureen Kim

College & Career Center Specialist

Fairfax High School Career Center

3501 Rebel Run

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-219-2204

@email

 

For resources on college planning, career planning, scholarships and financial aid, check out: FHS Virtual Career Center

To contact your FHS School Counselor, go to:  Student Services Virtual Office

(Students must use their fcpsschools.net account to view. Parents need to log into their student’s fcpsschools.net account to access the above links.)

 

NOTE:  I will be available for students’ questions during ALL lunches (Tuesdays-Fridays) through my Google Classroom.  Join with this code:  iigpve2

 

If you would like to schedule an after-school virtual appointment, please email me: @email.  First quarter appointments are reserved for seniors. 

 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

University of Southern California

Lucy Negash, Admission Counselor for the USC, invites Fairfax HS and a few other local high schools for a virtual visit on:

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM (EST). Students can register using this link: https://applyto.usc.edu/register/?id=7cfec4f7-91aa-4de4-bf58-b371649eda40

 

Exploring College Options is a special informational program sponsored by the undergraduate admissions offices of five of the country's leading universities: Duke UniversityGeorgetown UniversityHarvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. This fall we are pleased to invite you and your family to join us for a 90-minute webinar to help you explore your college options and prepare a strong and reflective application in this time of change and new challenges. During the program, admission officers from our five universities will introduce their institutions, discuss the college application process, answer general questions, and provide individual school breakout sessions.

Please register for the webinar date and time that best fits your schedule. 

Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, October 4 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Tuesday, October 6 at 7:00 pm EDT

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. EDT

Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. EDT

Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Sunday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. EST

Register at:  https://www.exploringcollegeoptions.org/

 

Virtual Peach State Tour

Learn more about Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and the University of Georgia. The event is FREE and open to ALL high school students and their families, but space is limited! Register online today to secure your spot for one of the Out-of-State Sessions: http://www.peachstatetour.org/students.html

Monday, Sept. 14 @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday, Sept. 15 @ 6:00 pm (SPANISH)

Wednesday, Sept. 16 @ 6:00 pm

Thursday, Sept. 17 @ 6:00 pm

 

The Association of International Regional Representatives - North America (AIRR-NA) warmly invites you to attend our Wednesday Webinar events, taking place this September through December. These webinars will cover a range of topics, from general tips about studying at international universities to specific information about the countries represented in AIRR-NA's membership. Each session will start at 7:30pm Eastern Time US. Please see below for the list of webinar topics, dates, and registration information.

September 16 - Why Study Overseas? Debunking Myths & Sharing Benefits

October 7 - Study Down Under: Australia & New Zealand

October 21 - American Universities Abroad/Mainland Europe

November 4 - U Can Do UCAS: Applying to University in the U.K.

November 18 - Study in Ireland

December 2 - The Student Experience Abroad

December 16 - The College Essay

Register at: https://www.airr-na.org/events/wednesday-webinars/

 

Butler University Open House

Sept. 16 @ 6:30-8:30 pm

Join the Office of Admission for our virtual Open House! Tailored to prospective high school seniors and transfer students, these virtual events, held in Zoom, include college-specific breakout sessions, information about Butler’s academic offerings and student life, special opportunities to meet our admission counseling team, and (of course!) Butler Blue IV, our live mascot. You’ll connect with current students, faculty, and staff, all from the comfort of your home, and in only two hours (we get it—Zoom fatigue is real!). Register here: https://www.butler.edu/open-house

 

Meet the Metropolitan Universities!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 7:00 PM Central Daylight Time/8:00 EST

What do Southern Methodist University, George Washington University, Tulane University, Northeastern University, and University of Miami all have in common? All are top research institutions located in five of America’s best college cities—and all are members of the Metropolitan University group! Join admission representatives from each school while we share the unique aspects of our institutions during an evening information session. Register here:

https://apply.tulane.edu/register/?id=c704f62f-8a64-4cc0-8a87-d91a42e44a82

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Coalition for College

Free, virtual college fair. The event features 130+ colleges and universities all committed to access, affordability and student success.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 @ 6-10 pm

Thursday, Sept. 17 @ 7-10 pm

See which schools will be there and choose your rooms at: 

https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/september-virtual-college-fair?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_content=students&utm_campaign=events

   

HBCU College Tour

Sept. 19 @ 4:00 pm

HBCU Alumni Alliances, Inc. Affiliates, Atlanta, Chicago, and DC Metro have teamed up again to bring you a bigger and better HBCU virtual college tour experience. Learn more information about this Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Scholarship Opportunities, and much more.  There will also be an opportunity for onsite admissions, small group conversations with universities admissions, and informational sessions to help prepare students for college. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss.  Note: There is a $5 charge for this virtual fair. 

Register TODAY: https://hopin.to/events/virtual-hbcu-college-tour-fall-2020?fbclid=IwAR0XXISMw322viO84PhNUi8AdBidVNEkMHHbcyjE2qRpcWda6QTNiJopLGQ

 

The Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors (VACRAO) is proud to present our Virtual College Exploration program, for all Virginia students, September 14-November 5. 

The eight-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and weekly Virtual College Fairs. 

Students will gain a wealth of college knowledge, get exposure to a variety of colleges, and have the opportunity to ask questions of admission counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online environment.

All high school students, transfer students, parents, and counselors throughout Virginia are all welcome to attend. Participation is free. Students should participate live so they can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors. If students are unable to attend live, we still encourage them to register for the sessions they are interested in and recordings will be available later.

Sept. 21-25: Freshman admissions panel presentations

For more information and registration details, see: https://www.strivescan.com/virginia/

 

Virtual Education Fair – Sept. 24 @ 2-8 pm

Meet virtually with universities from Canada and around the world from the comfort of your home.

Chat live with representatives from universities and professional schools during the fair. Learn about undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, diplomas, and certificate programs at home and abroad. Ask about admission requirements, and available scholarships.

Taking a gap year? Visit the student travel booths to find out more about gap year options, including work abroad.

Check the fair webinar schedule on our website: https://www.studyandgoabroad.com/virtual-education-fair/webinars/

See which institutions are attending here: https://www.studyandgoabroad.com/virtual-education-fair/exhibitor-list/

Pre-register for the fair for FREE here: https://saga.easyvirtualfair.com/

 

National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACAC) Virtual College Fairs:

Meet with over 600+ colleges and universities

Monday, Oct. 12 @ 1-9 pm ET

Sunday, Oct. 18 @ 12-8 pm ET

Sunday, Nov. 8 @ 2-10 pm ET

Free event.  Sign up at:  https://virtualcollegefairs.org/

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SENIORS APPLYING TO THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY:

CAPT Ralita Hildebrand, Fairfax High School’s Blue and Gold Officer, has informed me that the USNA is having problems with their Admissions system and she cannot see students who are applying.  If you are applying to the Naval Academy, please see the attached letter (on the bottom of this email) and contact CAPT Hildebrand as soon as possible so she can assist you: @email, cell: 703-609-2741

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The late deadline to register for September 26 SAT is Sept. 15.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The deadline to register for the Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24, and Oct. 25 ACT is Sept. 25.  There are no late feesTo register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

 

Note: Students who are on free or reduced lunch should contact Ms. Kim at @email for a fee waiver.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Sundog Productions, LLC

Entry Level workers needed for production facility

Positions available in:

Quality Control (sorting & inspecting finished goods), Screen Printing & Dye Work (messy job)

No experience needed!

Starting pay= $10.00 per hour

Contact Allison Moser, Sundog Productions: @email

 

Autobell Care Wash – 45655 Shepard Dr, Sterling, VA

Must be 16 years or older; Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license; maintain a professional, safe and neat appearance.  Apply online at:  autobell.com/jobs

 

Aftercare and Summer Camp Teachers (McLean/Tyson’s Corner) Compensation: $10 - $13 per hr Position: Part Time or Full Time Hours: Between 6:30am – 6:30pm Estimated Start Date: August – September 2020

The T.E.A. Center www.theteacenter.org

We are looking for individuals who love kids, are highly motivated, dependable, will help with homework and online class support, regardless of your current discipline. This is an onsite job opportunity. We will train those with no teaching experience and they are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Teacher Duties Typical but Not Limited to:

- Online virtual learning assistant for students ages 5-12 years -Teaching daily curriculum classes such as yoga and mindfulness (all teachers will receive prior training) -Communicate information correctly, professionally and positively to parents. -Conduct fun activities while ensuring that all classes are high energy and fun. -Supervise and interact with children positively. -Teach enrichment class/classes and help with daily homework -Assist with all internal and external marketing -Prefer experience working with children -Comfortable teaching K thru 6th grade -Must be 15 years or older

** Requirements: All applicants must: Be very reliable and dependable; Be customer service oriented; Have a charismatic personality and Be able To Pass A Background Check. Please email your resume to @email or @email

 

VOLUNTEEER OPPORTUNITIES:

GIVE Youth Tutoring

As a high school student-run non-profit founded in 2010, our mission is to provide free tutoring services and enrichment opportunities in order to empower the youth in the Northern Virginia region through education and mentorship. For more information and to volunteer, see:  https://www.giveyouth.org/

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

William & Mary Courageous Leadership Institute Pre-College Fall Program 

The Institute is a 4-week program comprising asynchronous learning and synchronous keynote speakers, small group discussion, and facilitated reflection. This innovative institute will expose participants to some of William & Mary’s most distinguished faculty and alumni across education, public policy, and nonprofits. And, through moderated discussions with William & Mary students, participants identify and refine their values and rumble with vulnerability on the road to becoming more compassionate and courageous leaders. Students who complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from William & Mary’s Courageous Leadership Institute, and emerge better equipped to step into their values, especially when it is hard. 

Who: 10th, 11th & 12th-grade students in HS across the US

When: Online for 4 weeks, One night/week for 60-75 minutes/week. When registering please sign up for one session NEW SESSIONS ADDED: Mondays beginning October 12. Register here:  https://tribelink.wm.edu/submitter/form/start/440416

The Institute is free to all students.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Girls Computing League hosts an Artificial Intelligence Summit

Saturday, Sept. 19

Get an introduction to the rapidly developing field of artificial intelligence through workshops, admissions/student panels, and a competition with thousands in cash prizes! Open to all Middle and High Schoolers! To learn more and register, go to https://bit.ly/3eT6ET3

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Davidson Admission Intensive (free)

Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to prepare you for your college search and application process. 

Sessions are for rising high school juniors and seniors, with session options for parents and mentors in the evening. 

You can register up to 5:00 on the day of the event.  Register here: https://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/admission-intensive

 

Columbia University’s Programs for High School Students are offering our Academic Year Immersion program in an online format for Fall 2020. We are proud to deliver a rigorous, 10-week academic program with more than 40 courses offered on Saturdays and Sundays for two hours in the morning or afternoon.

Each weekend, students can take advantage of extra-curricular opportunities, including our College Prep Series. These workshops present insider tips on starting the college search process, utilizing the Common Application, and making each part of the application a true reflection of the student’s best self.

Interested applicants can have their application fee waived by using this code: HSIM220. Cost is $1500 per course. 

For more information, see: http://precollege.sps.columbia.edu/highschool/academic-year-immersion

Important Dates:

Application Submit Deadline - Thursday, September 17th

Application Complete Deadline - Wednesday, September 30th

Classes Start - Saturday, October 17th and/or Sunday, October 18th

For questions, contact Michael O’Malley at @email

 

Johns Hopkins: Supplemental Essay Workshop (free)

Sunday, September 20 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

This is your chance to get an inside view on the role of the supplemental essay within the college application. We’ll analyze and compare Hopkins supplemental essay excerpts to understand the role of the supplemental essay and how to strengthen your own writing in the college process.

To register, go to:  https://apply.jhu.edu/campus-and-community/workshops/

 

Johns Hopkins: Telling Your Story Workshop (free)

Thursday, September 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn how to use your experiences and passions to tell an authentic and cohesive story of who you are through the holistic admissions process. With admissions officer guidance, you can look forward to analyzing and comparing example essay excerpts and activities lists to learn how to make the most of different portions of your application and tell your own unique story.

To register, go to:  https://apply.jhu.edu/campus-and-community/workshops/

 

Virtual Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience (Oct. 17 & 18)

Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, this is a two-day online visit program designed to introduce high school seniors to diversity and community at Tufts University. Participants have the opportunity to learn more about Tufts through guided virtual tours with current students, interactive student panels, application and financial aid presentations, and conversations with representatives from our identity-based resource centers. There is no cost to participate in this virtual program and all applicants to Voices will have their Tufts application fee waived. Completed applications are due by 5:00 pm Friday, Sept. 18: https://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/voices-home/

 

University of Richmond’s MOVE: Multicultural Online Visit Experience

October 15 - 16, 2020

MOVE is a two-day, virtual program for underrepresented and underserved students in their senior year in high school. MOVE is designed to introduce you and your family to Richmond through a variety of perspectives on student life. Faculty, staff, and student panelists, along with multicultural affairs professionals, will share their experiences and resources for support at Richmond.  Students who might be a great fit for this program and our community at UR based on the criteria below:

  • High school senior
  • Self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented population (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) -OR- is interested in issues of diversity and inclusion 
  • Has at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA
  • Active member of their community

The deadline to apply is October 1.  This is a free program. For more information and application, see: https://connect.richmond.edu/register/MOVE-2020-Interest-Form

 

Congressional App Challenge

To be eligible to participate in the Congressional App Challenge, you must be a middle or high school student at the time of app submission. Students may register as individuals or as teams of up to four. No more than four students are allowed to form a team. STUDENTS CAN USE ANY PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (example: C, C++, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, “block code,” etc.) and ANY PLATFORM (PC, web, tablet, robot, mobile, etc.). There are NO LIMITS on application theme or topic! The deadline to submit is October 19.  For complete rules and more information, see: https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/students/rules/

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS:

Questbridge National College Match

QuestBridge connects outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's best colleges. Typical College Match Finalists: Have all A's in the most challenging courses available and display intellectual curiosity and strong writing ability, score above 1310 on the SAT or over 28 on the ACT; and qualify for free or reduced lunch. Students who do not have standardized test scores can still be selected as Finalists if the rest of their application is strong; however, they should ensure they meet the standardized testing requirements for each college partner they're interested in. Application Requirements: Detailed academic and financial information; essays and short answers, current high school transcript; two letters of recommendation from high school teachers; a secondary school report from a high school counselor and any available standardized test scores. The completed application is due by September 29: http://www.questbridge.org/

If you are interested in applying, please discuss with your Counselor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but no later than Tuesday, Sept. 22.   

 

 

For the complete FCPS database of Enrichment Programs, go to Naviance: College Tab, Research Colleges, Enrichment Programs

For the complete FCPS database of Scholarships, go to Naviance: College Tab, Scholarships & Money, Scholarship List

 

These materials are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or Fairfax High School.

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity utilizes Zoom, an online technology video and web conferencing tool that has not been approved for use in FCPS by the FCPS Department of Information Technology. Numerous outside organizations are utilizing Zoom to provide services and resources to students and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for Zoom before participating.

 

Advertisement of this opportunity does not constitute sponsorship or endorsement of the sponsoring organization or the enrichment opportunity by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or a specific FCPS school. This opportunity may utilize a technology tool that has not been assessed by the Fairfax County Public Schools Department of Information Technology. Students should gain permission from their parent or guardian before engaging in any non-FCPS enrichment opportunity and families should review and agree to the Terms of Service and User Agreements for any technology platform that enrichment opportunity may use before participating.