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Career Center News 6/3/2021

Dear FHS Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Parents:

 

This is the last newsletter of the school year.  I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

 

Juniors, here are some resources that have been shared at different points over the last year to help you as you plan for college (you will need to be signed into your fcpsschools.net account in order to access):

Ms. Kim’s Junior College Planning Timeline & Creating Your College List Handout:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wweheqdUmkGHLIwiiRAp2_MYV2AwBSDG/view?usp=sharing

Ms. Kim’s Tips on Scholarships & Financial Aid Handout: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17xsLl24AECpv1LiHxMXxEM3Mrj8f3gmS/view?usp=sharing

Ms. Kim’s Guide to the VA Public Colleges & Universities Handout (Note: This handout was compiled in Aug. 2020 so deadlines will change):

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-jnUp3amYLTShHSVArfBDRkPuiKwie4V/view?usp=sharing

Ms. Kim’s Virtual Career Center has tons of resources for you:  FHS Virtual Career Center

FCPS Class of 2022 Google Site:  https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/class-of-2022/home

 

If you are interested in attending a United States Service Academy (US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy @ West Point, US Coast Guard Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy, US Naval Academy), or attend a 4-year college or university with an ROTC Scholarship, please review the U.S. Service Academy & ROTC Quick Guide 2021 for Fairfax High School.

 

Lastly, the School Counselors prepared this excellent 8-minute video to help juniors with a college planning timeline going into senior year.  This video was shown in the spring during a Lion Time but I am sharing in case you want to review over the summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk8-EQVG2YA

 

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

Fax: 703-219-2297

@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.)

 

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please email me: @email

 

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE EVENTS:

Coast to Coast Virtual College Tour (June 6-10 and June 13-17-various times available)

Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California - Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite you to learn about our institutions, hear advice about the college search and application process, and get your questions answered. Meant as a brief introduction to the signature aspects of each institution, we'll also spend some time sharing application advice, financial aid insights, and answering questions submitted by students in advance. To view a full list of program dates and register, visit the Coast to Coast Tour website.  An RSVP is required, webinar link sent upon registration.

Spend a Summer Day with Penn State

Campus Specific Programs: June-August

University Park Virtual Program: July 27 & July 29

For more information and to register, go to:  https://apply.psu.edu/portal/sasd?tab=home

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The next SAT will be on August 28.  Registration will open over the summer. To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the July 17 ACT is June 18.  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.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

FlynnO’Hara Uniforms (Fairfax, VA)

SALES ASSOCIATE –Seeking part-time help. Work will include friendly/outgoing customer service, stocking, cashiering, and general retail duties. Flexible working hours are available 3-5 days a week during business hours (Monday-Friday 9:30 am-8 pm, Saturday 9:30-6:00, Sun-closed).We would encourage students to apply as soon as possible positions will fill quickly.

All applicants must apply online. Use the following link https://flynnohara.applicantpro.com/jobs/579004.html or log on to flynnohara.com and click on the careers, choose Retail Sales Associates (Fairfax) and fill out your online application.

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age upon their start date and available mid-July through late August, at least 20 hours per week.

Both seasonal and year round part-time work is available.

Our starting wage is $9.50/hour or higher depending on experience.

The store is located at: 9650-19 Main St, Fairfax, in the inner court of Fair City Mall, next to the Cinema Arts Theatre. Phone number: 1 800 441 4122, EXT 6070.

 

PokeHub – Fairfax, VA

Looking for people 17+ who can work in the evenings (4 pm to 9:30pm or 5pm to 9:30 pm).  If interested, call store at (571) 529-6464 or come inside (11060 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030) and ask to speak to manager. 

 

Autobell Car Wash

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Apply online today at autobell.com/jobs

 

Fairfax County Park Authority – NOW HIRING! – Featuring Drive-Thru Open Hires

We’re hiring lifeguards! The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is hiring over 150 lifeguards for the upcoming summer. Come out to the Water Mine for a drive thru and socially distanced open hire. Job seekers will have the opportunity to interview from their vehicle or socially distanced outside. Applicants could potentially be offered a job on-the-spot and will be able to complete hire paperwork the same day.

Drive in or walk up to the Water Mine, located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, Virginia, on any of the following days:

  • Monday, June 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To complete hire paperwork, please bring your original Social Security Card AND an unexpired Photo ID (Such as driver’s license/permit, passport, or school ID) (copies will not be accepted).

Lifeguards must be 15 years old or older to apply. No prior experience or certifications are required to apply. Lifeguard training and uniforms are provided free of charge.

Prerequisites for the lifeguard certification course are the ability to:

  • Swim 50 yards continuously using a front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Retrieve a 10-pound dive brick from a depth of 5 ft.
  • Swim a minimum distance of 10 ft. underwater.
  • Successfully get out of the pool at the pool’s edge without using a ladder, steps, or ramp.

More information about the open hires can be found here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2021/z-ir066

Are you interested in working at the Water Mine? Learn more and apply here: Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole Employment Opportunities

Not sure where you want to work? Explore ALL of our JOB OPPORTUNITIES and find the right job for you here: Jobs at the Park Authority

If you have any questions, please email us at @email.

 

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Rochester Institute of Technology’s College & Careers August 4-5, 2021

A FREE virtual career exploration and college search experience. 2 days. 60+ future-focused workshops. For rising high school seniors and parents.

College & Careers is a unique opportunity for you to interact with college faculty, explore career interests, learn something new about yourself, and prepare for your next academic endeavor. This annual program is designed specifically to provide rising high school seniors and their parents the information they need to successfully navigate the college admissions process. 

Registration will open in mid-June.  For more information, see:  https://www.rit.edu/admissions/college-and-careers

 

Fairfax County Police Department - Teen Police Academy (July 12 – 16)

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities. The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students who meet the following criteria: You must currently be enrolled in criminal justice classes, and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2021 - 2022 school year. Class size is limited to 20 students.

For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy  The application deadline is June 7.

 

Fairfax County Police Department Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (August 9 – 13)

Haven't decided on a career path?  Come and explore careers in law enforcement for women.  Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation.  Meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County.  Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.  Discover your potential to become a future woman leader in law enforcement. The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Northern Virginia high school girls who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year.

Class size is limited to 20 students. For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle  The application deadline is June 30.

 

LPGA Leadership Academy (July 13-14, 2021)

This Leadership Academy is limited to invited participants only. Please contact us at @email for more information.

Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, 1 Turtle Point Dr, Gainesville, VA 20155

Who: For Girls ages 13-18 with some golf experience, Interest in improving confidence, communication, decision making, team and leadership skills, and planning to pursue a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) field in college

What: Utilizing golf as the medium, a key life-lesson will be addressed at each station throughout the Academy which will ultimately unlock each participant's true potential. 

Each day will include leadership activities/lessons via golf with lunch, stations, breaks, and journaling. 

* Participant is responsible for travel and lodging expenses

Deadline to register is June 10.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://apply-lpga.smapply.org/prog/2021_leadership_academy_application_-_b_and_a/

 

Cyber AI Summer Camp (June 21-25, 2021) 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Marymount University’s Ballston Campus

This free camp offers Virginia high school students the opportunity to learn about artificial intelligence and its increasingly important role in advancing and protecting our nation. With hands-on exercises, students will gain an understanding of and apply automated techniques. No experience with cybersecurity is necessary- just an interest in technology! This camp will be hosted in person at the Marymount University Ballston Center, 1000 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA. This camp is sponsored by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

Deadline to register is June 16https://marymount.edu/academics/college-of-business-innovation-leadership-and-technology/school-of-technology-and-innovation/cyber-ai-summer-camp/

 

Asia America Career Connection Corp. - July Online Physician Shadowing Opportunity for Students (July 12-25)

We provide students with the opportunity to shadow physicians at some of the top teaching hospitals in China. Students shadow medical professionals in a variety of departments and gain a clearer understanding of hospital medical procedures, as well as learn more about the intricacies of the Chinese healthcare system. All of the doctors in the AACC program have worked, studied, or traveled extensively in the US or other English-speaking countries. They speak English fluently. Students will shadow physicians performing a full spectrum of professional duties. Additionally, AACC’s program includes shadowing frontline medical teams responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Shadowing ranges from immediate patient treatment to general public-health program development and analysis. For more information and prices, see: www.shadowinchina.org

 

REYES: Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (June 28 - July 23, 2021)

Join more than 7,000 high-achieving, motivated and ambitious learners from all over the world for Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES). The goal of this program is to increase STEM-H literacy, inspire and train the next generation of scientists. This unique virtual learning experience offers more than 70 classes, guest lectures, activities and opportunities for social engagement. Some of the topics covered will include astronomy, artificial intelligence, entomology, engineering, science related to the coronavirus, psychology and Python coding. This program is FREE!

Register at:  https://www.odu.edu/reyes

 

FCPS’ Institute for the Arts @ Robinson Secondary

For grades 6-11. The Institute for the Arts (IFTA) is a two or four-week summer enrichment program for students in middle school and high school. Students select from nearly 90 classes in: Art, Dance, Health and PE 9 *, Music, Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance*, and Theatre.

*High school students can select Health and PE 9 or Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance.

This summer’s program will be reduced in size to keep in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled. For more information, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

 

NOVA’s STEM Virtual Camps

NOVA is offering one-week camps for the following grades:

9th & 10Th graders: VEX Robotics ($196), Cybersecurity ($98) and Fabrication Sr which includes 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers ($163).

11th & 12th  graders: Intro to Cybersecurity ($98) and Fabrication Sr which includes 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers ($163).

For more information, see:  https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=#panel3

 

FCPS CTE Summer Academy

Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm

Cost: $275/week

Eligibility: Current 7-11 graders

Dates:  Week 1 (July 12-16), Week 2 (July 19-23), Week 3 (July 26-30)

Students choose four classes each week to build a specialized summer program.  Some examples of classes offered:  Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Care, Nursing Essentials, Sports Marketing and much more!!  For complete details, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Embolden’s Student Leadership Programs (SLPs)

These programs are tuition-free career immersion and leadership programs that help high school students explore and discover their passions while preparing them to become the next generation of leaders.  All programs will take place during Summer 2021 in a fully virtual format. The Student Leadership Programs in Business, National Security, and Entrepreneurship will run July 23-25. The Women in Leadership Program will run August 6-8. Students are expected to participate for the full duration of the programs. ​For more information, see:  https://www.emboldenme.org/summer-2021-programs

The deadline to apply is June 23.

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, Local & Regional Scholarships

Career Center News 5/10/2021

Dear FHS Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Parents: 

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. 

 

There are a lot of summer opportunities below, including some jobs!

 

I was in a meeting with Admissions staff from JMU, GMU, Virginia Tech and UVA this past Friday.  For those of you comfortable and interested visiting college campuses, JMU and GMU are currently open for limited in-person tours and Virginia Tech and UVA expect to reopen for in-person tours in June.  Check Admissions websites for scheduling. 

 

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

Fax: 703-219-2297

@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:  Starting Feb. 16, 2021, I will be available for students’ questions through my Google Classroom during the following lunchtimes:

Tuesdays: A & B Lunches (11:15-12:15)

Thursdays: C & D Lunches (12:25-1:25)

Join with this code:  fqj2a5y

 

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please email me: @email

 

FCPS EVENTS:

Spanish College Admissions Panel 

Thursday, May 13th at 7:00pm

College Success Programs is hosting this virtual in partnership with University of Delaware, Virginia Tech, University of Maryland, Radford University, and Northern Virginia Community College. The entire presentation (including slides and Q&A) will be conducted in Spanish. Interested families can register here (must use fcpsschools.net account).

 

Let’s Talk: Featuring The Fairfax Police Force

May 17 @ 4:30-6:00 pm

PRESENTED BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY STUDENT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (SHRC)

Guest speakers: Lieutenant Brenden Hooke, Head of SROs (School Resource Officers) and Captain Ronnie Lewis, City of Fairfax Police Department

Q&A panel on:

-              School-to-prison pipeline

-              Daily life of an SRO

-              How COVID-19 has impacted student and SRO relationships

-              Methods for fostering more inclusivity in schools and communities

-              Systemic racism and police brutality

Complete this Google form to receive the Zoom link for the event:  tinyurl.com/policeforcepanel

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

2021 Southern Tour

May 17 @ 7:00-8:30 PM OR

May 18 @ 8:00-9:30 PM

Students throughout the DMV area are choosing to call universities within the Southeast home. We understand that the choice to go to college can be a stressful one, but we want to provide you with a chance to have any and all of your questions answered! The schools below will be virtually participating in a panel-like discussion and then separating into breakout rooms for further discussions:

University of Alabama

Auburn University

University of Georgia

University of Kentucky

Mississippi State University

University of Missouri

University of Tennessee

University of Arkansas

University of Florida

Louisiana State University (LSU)

University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)

University of South Carolina

Texas A&M University

Vanderbilt University

To register, go to:  https://admissions.lsu.edu/portal/southern-tour

 

Coalition for College’s May 2021 Virtual College Fair

May 19, from 6-10 p.m. & May 20, from 6-9 p.m. (Eastern)

130+ Coalition members will gather to share information about their schools and to answer your questions, live. To register and see a list of schools participating, go to:

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

 

Study and Go Abroad’s Virtual Education Fair May 20, 3-9 pm EST

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, and see which institutions are attending here.

Pre-register for the fair for FREE here

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The late deadline to register for the June 5 SAT is May 26.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The late deadline to register for the June 12 ACT is May 21.  To register, go to:  http://www.act.org/

The regular deadline to register for the July 17 ACT is June 18.  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.

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Rochester Institute of Technology’s College & Careers August 4-5, 2021

A FREE virtual career exploration and college search experience. 2 days. 60+ future-focused workshops. For rising high school seniors and parents.

College & Careers is a unique opportunity for you to interact with college faculty, explore career interests, learn something new about yourself, and prepare for your next academic endeavor. This annual program is designed specifically to provide rising high school seniors and their parents the information they need to successfully navigate the college admissions process. 

Registration will open in mid-June.  For more information, see:  https://www.rit.edu/admissions/college-and-careers

 

JMU Summer Honors Institute (July 11-17)

A unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors college.

As a JMU Summer Honors student you can:

  • Experience the excitement of life at a great university
  • Take hands-on courses with outstanding faculty
  • Explore careers and academic majors from the sciences, humanities, arts, business, and social sciences
  • Learn about how college Honors programs can help you make the most of your college experience
  • Attend admissions workshops and enhance your college applications
  • Live in newly built Grace Street Apartments and explore the JMU campus
  • Go hiking in the mountains, explore downtown, and do other fun activities in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley

Who can attend: Up to 30 talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year will be accepted to attend following a competitive application process.

Cost is $1,000, partial scholarships may be available to applicants who demonstrate a financial need.  The deadline to apply is May 14.  For complete information, see:  https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

 

Conflict Resolution Youth Summit (July 26-29)

The Conflict Resolution Youth Summit explores some of today's toughest problems through the lens of peace and conflict resolution. It spans four evenings on the George Mason University Campus. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students are invited to connect with other students from varied backgrounds with common interests and goals. Cost is $300.  The deadline to register is May 15:  https://carterschool.gmu.edu/prospective-students/conflict-resolution-youth-summit

 

UVA’s Sorensen Institute - High School Leaders Program (July 12-29)

The HSLP offers concentrated study in Virginia politics and government for high school students from across the state. The HSLP is based on a firm belief that young people not only can make a positive difference in their communities, they should be strongly encouraged to do so. Our High School Leaders Program gives students the practical skills and political knowledge to become effective advocates in their communities and schools. Participants engage in substantive debate about the public policy challenges facing the Commonwealth and interact with Virginia's political and business leaders. The program is virtual this year and the cost is $1600.  The deadline to apply is May 17.  For more information, see:  https://sorenseninstitute.org/hslp

 

FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) Future Agents in Training (FAIT) – August 3-5

FAIT is a 3-day virtual program that will run from August 3rd-5th. Our FAIT program allows high school students an opportunity to get a comprehensive look into today's FBI. Students are provided with several presentations on topics including terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, polygraph exams, evidence response, SWAT, and the day-to-day operations of a typical FBI office. Students also learn from special agents, intelligence analysts, language specialists, and professional staff about investigative tactics that include gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and assisting with cases. 

The application is currently available on our website:   https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/washingtondc/community-outreach#Future-Agents%20in%20Training%20-%20Teen%20Academy  and must be submitted to @email by May 31st. Students are eligible to apply if they are US Citizens, between the ages of 16-18, reside in Washington DC or Northern Virginia, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

 

Fairfax County Police Department - Teen Police Academy (July 12 – 16)

Considering a career in law enforcement? The Teen Police Academy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the Fairfax County Police Department, understand core police functions, explore careers in law enforcement, and participate in hands-on activities. The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Fairfax County high school students who meet the following criteria: You must currently be enrolled in criminal justice classes, and entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2021 - 2022 school year. Class size is limited to 20 students.

For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesiz/teenpoliceacademy  The application deadline is June 7.

 

Fairfax County Police Department Future Women Leaders in Law Enforcement (August 9 – 13)

Haven't decided on a career path?  Come and explore careers in law enforcement for women.  Learn first-hand about core police functions such as patrol, K9, and crime scene investigation.  Meet today's women leaders in law enforcement in Fairfax County.  Explore what it takes to become a police officer and skills you will learn in the police academy.  Discover your potential to become a future woman leader in law enforcement. The program is offered free of charge and is open to all Northern Virginia high school girls who will be entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year.

Class size is limited to 20 students. For more information and to apply, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/servicesah/fwlle  The application deadline is June 30.

 

Asia America Career Connection Corp. - July Online Physician Shadowing Opportunity for Students (July 12-25)

We provide students with the opportunity to shadow physicians at some of the top teaching hospitals in China. Students shadow medical professionals in a variety of departments and gain a clearer understanding of hospital medical procedures, as well as learn more about the intricacies of the Chinese healthcare system. All of the doctors in the AACC program have worked, studied, or traveled extensively in the US or other English-speaking countries. They speak English fluently. Students will shadow physicians performing a full spectrum of professional duties. Additionally, AACC’s program includes shadowing frontline medical teams responding to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 global pandemic. Shadowing ranges from immediate patient treatment to general public-health program development and analysis. For more information and prices, see: www.shadowinchina.org

 

REYES: Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (June 28 - July 23, 2021)

Join more than 7,000 high-achieving, motivated and ambitious learners from all over the world for Remote Experience for Young Engineers and Scientists (REYES). The goal of this program is to increase STEM-H literacy, inspire and train the next generation of scientists. This unique virtual learning experience offers more than 70 classes, guest lectures, activities and opportunities for social engagement. Some of the topics covered will include astronomy, artificial intelligence, entomology, engineering, science related to the coronavirus, psychology and Python coding. This program is FREE!

Register at:  https://www.odu.edu/reyes

 

FCPS’ Institute for the Arts @ Robinson Secondary

For grades 6-11. The Institute for the Arts (IFTA) is a two or four-week summer enrichment program for students in middle school and high school. Students select from nearly 90 classes in: Art, Dance, Health and PE 9 *, Music, Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance*, and Theatre.

*High school students can select Health and PE 9 or Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance.

This summer’s program will be reduced in size to keep in accordance with social distancing guidelines. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled. For more information, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-institute-arts-ifta

 

NOVA’s STEM Virtual Camps

NOVA is offering one-week camps for the following grades:

9th & 10Th graders: VEX Robotics ($196), Cybersecurity ($98) and Fabrication Sr which includes 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers ($163).

11th & 12th  graders: Intro to Cybersecurity ($98) and Fabrication Sr which includes 3D printers, laser cutters and CNC routers ($163).

For more information, see:  https://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=#panel3

 

Pratt Summer Scholars (July 12-23)

Courses offered in Architecture, Drawing and Painting.  For more information, see:  https://www.pratt.edu/the-institute/administration-resources/office-of-the-provost/centers-and-academic-partnerships/center-for-art-design-and-community-engagement-k-12/summer-scholars/

 

William & Mary’s Law School – Online Summer Course:  Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

JUNE 28–JULY 1, 2021 —  $375

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Monday, June 28 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, June 29–Thursday, July 1

JULY 12–15, 2021 —  $375

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Monday, July 12 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, July 13–Thursday, July 15

“Intro to Law” discusses what law is, how it is made, and how lawyers and judges can change it. This highly interactive and thought-provoking program addresses how the American legal system really works. At its end, students will better understand how to read and interpret statutes and court opinions.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking, analysis, and writing;
  • Provides the tools necessary to understand what law is and how it is changed; and
  • Explains the interaction between legislature and courts; Includes the writing of a basic legal memorandum of law.

For 26 years, this program was the core of William & Mary Law School’s introductory week for new law students. It is especially valuable for those considering or planning to go to law school.

This class encompasses 14 hours of lecture and class discussion. Class preparation requires assigned readings and at the end of the program writing a basic legal memorandum.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.legaltechcenter.net/courses-and-training/legal-education-for-high-school-students/

 

Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA) Summer Classes (June – Aug. 2021)

Courses for high school students include:  Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender, Intro to 3D Animation with Blender, Intro to Python, and Java Programming Hybrid.  Cost of each class = $595.

For details, see:  https://mgta.gmu.edu/summer-fairfax/

 

FCPS CTE Summer Academy

Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm

Cost: $275/week

Eligibility: Current 7-11 graders

Dates:  Week 1 (July 12-16), Week 2 (July 19-23), Week 3 (July 26-30)

Students choose four classes each week to build a specialized summer program.  Some examples of classes offered:  Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Care, Nursing Essentials, Sports Marketing and much more!!  For complete details, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department-5th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2021

The overall goal for this program is to expose students, with limited laboratory experience, to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions:

Session One: July 12 - July 16, 2021 (Virtual), Cost = $200

Session Two: July 26 – July 30, 2021 (In-Person), Cost = $400

The deadline to apply is May 31.  For more information and application, see:  https://smhs.gwu.edu/biomedical-laboratory-sciences/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

University of Maryland Terp Online Young Scholars (July 11-30)

Application closes June 1.  For a list of course offerings, see: https://oes.umd.edu/pre-college-programs/terp-young-scholars-online/courses/course-list

 

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp (July 26-July 28)

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program at Lebanon Valley College is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

The modified, online program will include live lectures, guest speakers and online laboratory exercises. The program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day.  

The cost for the online program is $175. For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

PokeHub – Fairfax, VA

Looking for people 17+ who can work in the evenings (4 pm to 9:30pm or 5pm to 9:30 pm).  If interested, call store at (571) 529-6464 or come inside (11060 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030) and ask to speak to manager. 

 

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is opening in Fairfax on May 21: NOW HIRING: ICE CREAM SCOOPERS & CASHIERS!

Our Ice Cream Dream Team consists of committed, dependable, and friendly ice cream scoopers who like to work in an upbeat and fun atmosphere!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

-Must be 16 years of age

-Must have open availability and flexibility (i.e. working evenings & weekends)

-Must have reliable transportation

Submit your application today!! www.brusters.com/jobs

Questions? Contact Nikki Oka (General Manager) at @email

 

Pozez Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031)

Hiring high school students for summer.  For more information, see: https://www.thej.org/camps/join-our-team

For questions, contact: Arlene Lechner, Assistant Camp Director for Inclusion and Disability Services, @email

 

Lifeguards for Farrcroft Neighborhood Needed!

Continental Pools is actively looking for lifeguards this summer.  No experience necessary and training will be provided.  If interested, apply online at: https://www.continentalpools.com/, text: SPLASH to 25000, or call: 703-321-7040

 

Autobell Car Wash

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Apply online today at autobell.com/jobs

 

Fairfax County Park Authority – NOW HIRING! – Featuring Drive-Thru Open Hires

We’re hiring lifeguards! The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is hiring over 150 lifeguards for the upcoming summer. Come out to the Water Mine for a drive thru and socially distanced open hire. Job seekers will have the opportunity to interview from their vehicle or socially distanced outside. Applicants could potentially be offered a job on-the-spot and will be able to complete hire paperwork the same day.

Drive in or walk up to the Water Mine, located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr., Reston, Virginia, on any of the following days:

  • Sunday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, May 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, June 7 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To complete hire paperwork, please bring your original Social Security Card AND an unexpired Photo ID (Such as driver’s license/permit, passport, or school ID) (copies will not be accepted).

Lifeguards must be 15 years old or older to apply. No prior experience or certifications are required to apply. Lifeguard training and uniforms are provided free of charge.

Prerequisites for the lifeguard certification course are the ability to:

  • Swim 50 yards continuously using a front crawl or breaststroke.
  • Retrieve a 10-pound dive brick from a depth of 5 ft.
  • Swim a minimum distance of 10 ft. underwater.
  • Successfully get out of the pool at the pool’s edge without using a ladder, steps, or ramp.

More information about the open hires can be found here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/park-news/2021/z-ir066

Are you interested in working at the Water Mine? Learn more and apply here: Water Mine Family Swimmin' Hole Employment Opportunities

Not sure where you want to work? Explore ALL of our JOB OPPORTUNITIES and find the right job for you here: Jobs at the Park Authority

If you have any questions, please email us at @email.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

Volunteer Fairfax has a current opportunity for students to create wellness kits for frontline healthcare workers

For more information, see:  https://volunteerfairfax.civicore.com/public/index.php?section=volunteerNOW&action=viewOpportunity&fwID=27628

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Embolden’s Student Leadership Programs (SLPs)

These programs are tuition-free career immersion and leadership programs that help high school students explore and discover their passions while preparing them to become the next generation of leaders.  All programs will take place during Summer 2021 in a fully virtual format. The Student Leadership Programs in Business, National Security, and Entrepreneurship will run July 23-25. The Women in Leadership Program will run August 6-8. Students are expected to participate for the full duration of the programs. ​For more information, see:  https://www.emboldenme.org/summer-2021-programs

The deadline to apply is June 23.

RESOURCE For Students Interested in the Medical Field:

Medicine Encompassed is dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to all students regardless of ethnic or socioeconomic background. We strive to provide anyone interested with ways to get involved in the medical field. See:  https://www.medicine-encompassed.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, Local & Regional Scholarships

Career Center News 4/9/2021

Dear FHS Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents: 

 

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. 

 

I am hearing many of our instate, Virginia public colleges and universities are starting to open up for in-person campus tours including:  George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Radford, Christopher Newport, University of Mary Washington, Longwood, and Virginia State University.  When your family feels comfortable, I encourage you to start doing in person tours so you can see the campuses and decide what is a good fit for you!

 

FCPS has teamed up with Arlington County Public Schools to host a series of Career Exploration events for 9-12th grade students on April 19-30. I know many students do not know what they want to do after high school, or what they want to study in college.  These events are GREAT opportunities for you to hear from professionals in various career fields.  There will be panels on: Cyber, Entrepreneurship, Performing Arts, Green Jobs, STEM, Finance, Healthcare, the Armed Forces and much more!  I HIGHLY encourage all students to review the schedule, register and attend:  bit.ly/2021careerexp

 

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

Fax: 703-219-2297

@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:  Starting Feb. 16, 2021, I will be available for students’ questions through my Google Classroom during the following lunchtimes:

Tuesdays: A & B Lunches (11:15-12:15)

Thursdays: C & D Lunches (12:25-1:25)

Join with this code:  fqj2a5y

 

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please email me: @email

 

FCPS EVENTS:

2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair

Monday, April 19, 2021 – Friday, April 30, 2021

The event will be completely VIRTUAL with a combination of synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) sessions and workshops. Arlington Public Schools (APS) and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) are teaming up to host a Virtual Career Exploration Fair. High school students will be able to connect with over 100 local industry professionals from in-demand career fields. Additionally, students can attend college and career-ready workshops and information sessions.

Register for the Virtual Career Exploration Fair now: bit.ly/2021careerexp

For more information, visit www.fcps.edu and search “2021 Virtual Career Exploration Fair.”

Email @email with questions

 

Fairfax Academy’s Korean STARTALK Program (July 6-30)

This is a four-week summer course for high school students [rising 9th-12th graders] who are interested in exploring Korean language and culture.  This special program is fully funded by the NSA, and will be offered this summer [July 6th - July 30th] at Fairfax High School. 

The classes offered [Korean levels 1, 2, & 3] will fill up quickly.  You will want to get your application it right away, because spots are limited!

The application deadline is April 15:  https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/student-services/career-experiences/startalk

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

Coalition for College Virtual College Fair (April 14 & 15)

What: 140 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, April 14, from 6-10 p.m. and April 15, from 6-9 p.m. (Eastern). Register for as many sessions as you’d like.

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

For details and to register, go to:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/april-virtual-college-fair

 

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fair

Spring 2021 Schedule

Students may attend as many NACAC fairs as they wish! Click to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home.  Here is a short how-to video for students.

Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org well before each fair date:

Western US: April 10, 2021 @ 3-7 pm ET

Southeastern US: April 20, 2021 @ 3-7 pm ET

Signature Fair: May 2, 2021 @ 1-7 pm – 597 colleges are attending!

 

BigFuture Days

College Board will launch its inaugural BigFuture Days, a regional series of virtual college fairs for high school sophomores and juniors to help connect them with hundreds of colleges, admissions officers, and current college students. BigFuture Days are designed to give students a tailored experience so that they can establish connections with colleges and take action on important college planning tasks, like building a college list and identifying scholarships for which they can apply. Students and educators can register for multiple events, including the region they live in and/or the region(s) that represents the schools they are most interested in as well as learn more about the event(s) here: cb.org/bigfuturedays

The updated event dates and times are as follows:

  • BigFuture Day Midwest, Sunday, April 18, 4:00 – 8:00pm ET
  • BigFuture Day Southeast, Thursday, April 29, 5:00 – 9:00pm ET

 

Last National Portfolio Days!

Saturday, April 10 @ 9 am – 1 pm EST

Friday, May 7 @ 11 am – 5 pm EST

FREE Online Portfolio Reviews!  For more information and to register, go to:  http://nationalportfolioday.live/

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Allegany College of Maryland Virtual Open House

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 9:00 am – Noon 

ACM Presents… Program Connections. This is another great opportunity for students to learn more about ACM from the comfort of their own homes. The event will include a Program-Centered Zoom Session with breakout rooms, a virtual guided Cumberland Campus tour by ACM’s College Recruiters, a general Q&A Session with the Recruitment Staff, and Pre-Recorded Informational Videos about our Student Services. Interested students can register for the event here: allegany.edu/vohregister 

 

UVA School of Architecture’s Virtual Information Sessions

Friday, April 16, 11 am – 12 pm

To register, go to:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/apply/visit-us

 

Longwood’s spring visit calendar is filled with events—on-campus and virtual—to meet the needs of your students. From financial aid sessions and opportunities to chat with a professor to events just for accepted students, all the options can be found on our visit page

 

EVENTS FROM NOVA:

  1. Virtual Sessions to support High School Seniors with Getting Started at NOVA can be found on our First Year Admissions Calendar.
  2. Paralegal Studies Program Virtual Symposium: The Paralegal Studies Program at Northern Virginia Community College will conduct a Virtual Paralegal Symposium on Saturday, April 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. To register for this event, click here:  https://bit.ly/3eU7By7.
  3. Discover NOVA Night will spotlight the following programs: Languages, Arts, Social Sciences, Medical Education Transfer, and Workforce Programs on Wednesday April, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. High School Students and Parents are invited to discover all that Northern Virginia Community College has to offer.  This webinar will showcase academic programs, transfer  and workforce opportunities, and student success services available right in your backyard.  Register in advance to attend this virtual webinar: https://vccs.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B-Zc51HJRfSsGT467XFzhQ  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing  information about joining the webinar.
  4. Join the NOVA Medical Education Campus for Spring Virtual Open House Week, April 19-22.  Each day will spotlight 3 programs and a panel discussion with the program directors. Bring your questions to each day and learn about the NOVA Medical Education Campus! Register in advance for this event using the link provided: https://bit.ly/2Q6D6uM  For questions or more information please contact Corrine House, Community Outreach Coordinator at @email

Monday 4/19 @ 5:30-7 pm: Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Health Information Management

Tuesday 4/20 @ 5:30-7 pm: Diagnostic Medical Sonography , Radiography, Radiation Oncology

Wednesday 4/21 @ 5:30-7 pm: Emergency Medical Services, Dental Hygiene, Dental Assisting

Thursday 4/22 @ 5:30-7 pm: Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology/Assistant, Respiratory Therapy

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The late deadline to register for the May 8 SAT is April 27.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the June 12 ACT is May 7.  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:

Air Force ROTC Scholarship Information Session

On Monday, April 12th at 1:00pm 2d Lt Colin Boerger, an AFROTC Admissions Advisor, will be giving a presentation on the Air Force ROTC program. Come and learn about the scholarship, internship, and professional development opportunities Air Force ROTC can offer you while you attend college! Register for the meeting using the following link:  https://afrotc.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfumgqzksEo76IspTajjqQCyIx7bzLOw

 

Navy Recruiting Session for Seniors

Seniors, if you are interested in enlisting in the Navy, there is a joint Robinson-Woodson-Centreville-Fairfax Virtual Recruiting Session on:

Monday, April 12 @ 2:00

Monday, May 3 @ 2:00

Monday, June 7 @ 2:00

Meet our Navy Recruiter, Petty Officer Quentel Penn, who will discuss opportunities with the US Navy. 

If interested in attending, please email Ms. Kim: @email with your name and fcpsschools.net email address and you will receive a BBCU link. 

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

George Washington University’s Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department

April 20, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00PM EST

Come and listen about the growing biomedical sciences industry, which includes the study of disease causation and diagnosis, and get your questions answered by students, advisors, and faculty members.  We will showcase the many programs the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BLS) department at George Washington University has to offer including, Medical Laboratory Science, Assisted Reproductive Technology, Molecular Diagnostics, and many more. Some of the highlights of this event include a discussion of the opportunities within exciting careers these programs lead to, program overviews, steps to apply, as well as an explanation for how these programs can provide a distinct pathway to medical school or graduate school. Register here: https://www.evite.com/event/037E4MEEZU5SNAJGCEPLOVBD5W25RQ/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=evitelink

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

VetCAMP 2021 (June 28 – July 1 or July 5 – 9, 2021)

VetCAMP is a 5 day summer camp hosted by the Veterinary Professional Advising Center (VetPAC) at North Carolina State University. Since 2011, this camp has been educating students about careers in veterinary medicine and the various opportunities within the field.

Week 1 Schedule: June 28th – July 1st (4 Days)

Rising High School Freshmen, Rising High School Sophomores, Rising High School Juniors, Rising High School Seniors and Rising College Freshman

Week 1 Virtual Camp Fee: $100*

Week 2 Schedule: July 5th – July 9th (5 Days)

Rising High School Juniors, Rising High School Seniors and Rising College Freshman only

Week 2 Virtual Camp Fee: $150*

The deadline to apply is April 9: https://cals.ncsu.edu/vetpac/vetcamp/

 

University of Michigan’s The Joy of Coding

This is an online course specially created for anyone who wants to experience first-hand the power, and thrill, of coding computers to do amazing things.  Created with high school students in mind, it is a great way for anyone to step into the wondrous world of coding. No prior coding experience is required! Using Python, course students will learn how coding powers apps such as Snapchat, TikTok, Instagram and Siri, and even learn how to code their own versions of Snapchat lenses. The course includes weekly video lectures, reading, and coding assignments. 

Students will: 

  • Learn to code at their own pace w/ support from Michigan ECE faculty & students 
  • Receive a certificate of accomplishment to include in college apps
  • Have our commitment to help you get unstuck when learning to code

Prerequisites

  • Participants must be least 13 years old at the start of the program
  • High school algebra
  • Knowledge of function notation (for example, what does y = f(x) = cos(x), or, z = g(x,y) = cos(x) + sin(y) mean?)
  • Desire to learn and willingness to reach out for help when stuck (because everyone gets stuck somewhere!)
  • 4 – 6 hours per week to commit to the course 

Cost is $99.  The application deadline is April 15https://continuum.engin.umich.edu/programs/jumpstart-coding/

 

Youth Conservation Camp (July 12 – 16, 2021)

For 43 years, the Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has sponsored a week long summer conservation camp for Virginia high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) on the campus of Virginia Tech. The program brings together about 70 interested students for a week of learning about Virginia’s natural resources from conservation professionals and faculty from Virginia Tech. Most of the instruction is hands-on and outdoors. Due to COVID-19, For 2021 VASWCD is partnering with the VA Dept. of Forestry to offer Virginia Academy of Natural Resources. The Virginia Dept. of Forestry (VDOF) and the Virginia Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (VASWCD) are partnering to offer the Virginia Academy of Natural Resources(VANR) for current 9th -12th graders.  This camp will be held virtually, where campers will attend virtually live presentations in the morning and have exploration assignments in the afternoon.   

The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021: https://vaswcd.org/conservation-camp

 

Sports Business Boot Camp (June 7-9)

CONTENT: 10+ Hours of Sports Biz instruction, 16 PowerPoint decks shared with students, At least 90 Minutes of Conversations with Industry Professionals.

WHEN: JUNE 7TH – 9 TH , 2021 ** NOON to 3:30 pm EASTERN Time Zone…Instructional Sessions on Zoom

There is a CAP of 50 students, and prices rise after May 1st…so early sign-up is better. Cost is $275 before May 1.  For more information, see: https://www.patrickrishe.com/

 

JMU Summer Honors Institute (July 11-17)

A unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors college.

As a JMU Summer Honors student you can:

  • Experience the excitement of life at a great university
  • Take hands-on courses with outstanding faculty
  • Explore careers and academic majors from the sciences, humanities, arts, business, and social sciences
  • Learn about how college Honors programs can help you make the most of your college experience
  • Attend admissions workshops and enhance your college applications
  • Live in newly built Grace Street Apartments and explore the JMU campus
  • Go hiking in the mountains, explore downtown, and do other fun activities in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley

Who can attend: Up to 30 talented high school students who have completed their sophomore or junior year will be accepted to attend following a competitive application process.

Cost is $1,000, partial scholarships may be available to applicants who demonstrate a financial need.  The deadline to apply is May 14.  For complete information, see:  https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/honorscamp/index.shtml

 

Harvard Undergraduate International Relations Scholars Program (June 17th - 19th, 2021 - Online)

The Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative will be hosting the international relations scholars summer program for high school students around the world. The three-day program will comprise of discussions with Harvard professors, experienced policymakers, government officials, and regional experts. Students will have the opportunity to learn real-world policy writing skills, cross-cultural leadership, and how to address global challenges from all sectors of international relations. All high school students, grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. Cost is $450.  For more information, see: https://www.harvardforeignpolicy.org/harvardirscholarsprogram

 

William & Mary’s Law School – Online Summer Course:  Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System

JUNE 28–JULY 1, 2021 —  $375

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Monday, June 28 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, June 29–Thursday, July 1

JULY 12–15, 2021 —  $375

1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT) Monday, July 12 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT) Tuesday, July 13–Thursday, July 15

“Intro to Law” discusses what law is, how it is made, and how lawyers and judges can change it. This highly interactive and thought-provoking program addresses how the American legal system really works. At its end, students will better understand how to read and interpret statutes and court opinions.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking, analysis, and writing;
  • Provides the tools necessary to understand what law is and how it is changed; and
  • Explains the interaction between legislature and courts; Includes the writing of a basic legal memorandum of law.

For 26 years, this program was the core of William & Mary Law School’s introductory week for new law students. It is especially valuable for those considering or planning to go to law school.

This class encompasses 14 hours of lecture and class discussion. Class preparation requires assigned readings and at the end of the program writing a basic legal memorandum.

For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.legaltechcenter.net/courses-and-training/legal-education-for-high-school-students/

 

Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA) Summer Classes (June – Aug. 2021)

Courses for high school students include:  Intro to 3D Modeling with Blender, Intro to 3D Animation with Blender, Intro to Python, and Java Programming Hybrid.  Cost of each class = $595.

For details, see:  https://mgta.gmu.edu/summer-fairfax/

 

FCPS CTE Summer Academy

Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm

Cost: $275/week

Eligibility: Current 7-11 graders

Dates:  Week 1 (July 12-16), Week 2 (July 19-23), Week 3 (July 26-30)

Students choose four classes each week to build a specialized summer program.  Some examples of classes offered:  Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Care, Nursing Essentials, Sports Marketing and much more!!  For complete details, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department-5th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2021

The overall goal for this program is to expose students, with limited laboratory experience, to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions:

Session One: July 12 - July 16, 2021 (Virtual), Cost = $200

Session Two: July 26 – July 30, 2021 (In-Person), Cost = $400

The deadline to apply is May 31.  For more information and application, see:  https://smhs.gwu.edu/biomedical-laboratory-sciences/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

University of Maryland Terp Online Young Scholars (July 11-30)

Application closes June 1.  For a list of course offerings, see: https://oes.umd.edu/pre-college-programs/terp-young-scholars-online/courses/course-list

 

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp (July 26-July 28)

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program at Lebanon Valley College is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

The modified, online program will include live lectures, guest speakers and online laboratory exercises. The program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day.  

The cost for the online program is $175. For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Fairfax County Park Authority – NOW HIRING!

Do you want to get paid to work on your tan, make friends, and have fun all summer? We have the job for you – come get paid to play at the Fairfax County Park Authority!

We are actively hiring to fill over 400 summer positions including: Lifeguards, Park Attendants, Camp Counselors, Golf Staff, Lakefront Attendants, and more.

Are you interested in working at the Water Mine? Learn more here: The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole is Hiring!

Are you interested in working with Rec-PAC? Learn more here: Rec-PAC Hiring Goes Virtual – Featuring On-the-Spot Job Offers!

Not sure where you want to work? Explore all of our jobs opportunities and find the right job for you here: Jobs at the Park Authority

If you have any questions, please email us at @email.

 

High Sierra Pools is hiring Lifeguards for Summer 2021: https://highsierrapools.com/

 

Become a Lifeguard with Millennium Pool Management: https://mpmpools.com/

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

CCI NoVa Node internship

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Northern Virginia Regional Node (CCI NoVa Node) offers rising high school seniors an internship experience. This opportunity includes a $2000 stipend provided by CCI NoVa Node for a 7-week program to include fundamental professional skills training and practice, and placement with a cyber related industry to gain understanding of cyber initiatives in Northern Virginia. Deadline is 5 p.m. on April 18th. Submit an application along with a resume and cover letter to @email

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07ehq6u03rkmexc9qd/a018kkn62gqux/greeting

For more information, see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d1MPPAzfrgfUO6AHt0Qu7xm1r_isPjmP/view

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

JEI Mini-PhD Program: Learning the Scientific Method from Hypothesis to Publication – For current 9th/rising 10th graders only

To be eligible, you must:

Be in 8th-10th grade starting September 2021

Be available on Saturdays 1-3pm EST between June 19th-August 7th, 2021

Meet at least one of the following criteria:

-Be from a racial or ethnic group considered underrepresented in the sciences (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders)

-Individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended

-Will be a first-generation college student

-Be from a disadvantaged background (e.g. were or currently are homeless, in the foster care system, eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program 2+ years)

Show interest in pursuing an independent research project. Interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is encouraged but not required.

The deadline to apply is May 1.  Note: The application requires a letter of recommendation from a teacher.  For more information, see:  https://www.emerginginvestigators.org/mpp

 

Discover Swarthmore

Held each fall, this is an all-expenses-paid overnight fly-in program for high-achieving high school seniors. Admissions pays for all transportation, meals, and on-campus housing expenses for students selected.  Participants experience Swarthmore firsthand as they attend classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to determine whether or not our Discover Swarthmore program will be held in-person or virtually for the fall of 2021. Students can apply now through July 7:  https://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/discover-swarthmore-fly-program

 

University College Dublin - High School Summer Program (July 7-21)

The UCD High School Summer Program is an enrichment program designed for North American students especially interested in learning more about Irish history, culture and student life. Through taught lectures and field trips, students will become acquainted with Ireland's rich cultural heritage and the vibrant capital city of Dublin. The program will also highlight unique degree programs at UCD, and prepare students for the exciting and rewarding experience of studying in Ireland on a more long-term basis.  Applications are now open. For more information, see: https://www.ucd.ie/global/study-at-ucd/studyatucd-unitedstatesofamericausa/summerprogrammes/summerhighschoolprogram/

 

SCHOLARSHIP/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR GRADUATING SENIORS INTERESTED IN NOVA’s ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM:

The Equinix Digital Infrastructure Scholarship opened March 24th and is specifically for graduating high school seniors interested in entering the NOVA Engineering Technology program. Equinix will support five students to come to NOVA with scholarships of $5,000 each. In addition to the $5,000 scholarship, eligible candidates will also have the opportunity to register for available mentorships and paid internship opportunities at Equinix. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021. Questions may be directed to our Scholarship Coordinator, Darryl Shell. @email

For more information, see:  https://www.nvcc.edu/news/press-releases/2021/Equinix-scholarship.html

 

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, Local & Regional Scholarships

Career Center News 3/5/2021

Dear FHS Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents: 

 

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. 

 

Juniors: This week, Common App announced that the Common App essay prompts will remain the same for 2021-2022 with one exception. They will retire the seldom used option about solving a problem and replace it with the following:  Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?

They will also retain the optional COVID-19 question within the Additional Information section. To see all of the essay prompts for 2021-2022, go to:  https://www.commonapp.org/blog/2021-2022-common-app-essay-prompts

 

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

Fax: 703-219-2297

@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:  Starting Feb. 16, 2021, I will be available for students’ questions through my Google Classroom during the following lunchtimes:

Tuesdays: A & B Lunches (11:15-12:15)

Thursdays: C & D Lunches (12:25-1:25)

Join with this code:  fqj2a5y

 

If you would like to schedule a virtual appointment, please email me: @email

 

 

EVENTS FOR FHS: 

Virtual Sophomore Planning for College Night 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 

6:30 pm 

Presenter: Erin Slater, Director of Admissions, Randolph-Macon College

This is an informative and engaging program designed to help 10th graders and their parents/guardians plan for college. You will learn about what colleges are looking for, how to develop your college list, and the college admissions process. There will also be time for Q&A. 

This is a joint Fairfax-Madison HS event and is geared towards sophomores who are interested in attending a four-year college/university and their parents/guardians. Events about planning to attend a two-year college, which is often Northern Virginia Community College for our students, and financial aid will be offered at later dates.

Note: The registration link for this event has been sent to all FHS Class of 2023 students’ fcpsschools.net email accounts, and posted in the “Class of 2023-Student Services” Google Classroom.   

For questions, please contact Maureen Kim, Fairfax HS College & Career Specialist, @email 

 

EVENTS FOR FCPS:

2021 Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs (Virtual)

Whether you have already had your first job experience, you are looking for one, or you just want to gain some job-seeking tips, the Fairfax County Teen Job Fairs are designed to help high school students connect with employers and develop experience in the workforce. There are two virtual fairs on:

Saturday, March 13 @ 2-5 pm

Saturday, March 20 @ 11 am – 2 pm

After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available information and opportunities, and participate in 1-on-1 text-based chats with representatives from participating organizations.  In addition to chatting with employers, you'll be able to join online sessions on how to create and build on your resume. No matter how much or how little experience you have, this is great opportunity for all high school students. 

For more information and to register, go to: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs

 

College Access Fairfax’s Understanding Financial Aid Awards: Making a Wise Decision

Wed, March 10 @ 7:00 pm

Has your student been accepted to a university and received a financial award letter that details the amount of financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships, etc...) that the school is offering your student? How do you compare awards? What does everything mean? College Access Fairfax will provide answers to all these questions and any more you might have. The presentation will discuss the general concepts necessary to interpret and compare a variety of award letter forms. While this event is not intended as a personal award interpretation, there will be a Q&A portion. 

Registration closes 48 hours before the event:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-kir7MvE5HfF8oxG37o9X4EFJoweQDOC_45DFtt6ncnMS2g/viewform

(Note:  You will receive an email link to access the presentation 24 hours before the event.  If you have not received your link by the morning on March 10th, please email @email)

 

College Access Fairfax’s Paying for College

April 13, 2021 @ 7:00pm

The FCPS School Counseling Office and College Access Fairfax are pleased to offer a bilingual (English-Spanish) virtual financial aid presentation titled, “Paying for College” on Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. College Access Fairfax is committed to helping students with the complex task of acquiring financial aid for post-secondary education. This presentation is designed for families with students in 9th, 10th, and 11th grade. 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. Additionally, parents will have the ability to ask general questions after the presentation. Registration for this event is required as space is limited. Registration will close 48 hours before the event. You will receive an email link to access the event 24 hours before the event.

Register for the event here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQzuJPpt75Y_02JuWPoFuPjZ7yPMwbgvngGGZ1FnCUm0zQoQ/viewform

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fair

Spring 2021 Schedule

Students may attend as many NACAC fairs as they wish! Click to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home.  Here is a short how-to video for students.

Sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org well before each fair date:

STEM Fair: March 7, 2021@ 1-5 pm ET

Performing & Visual Arts : March 16, 2021 @ 4-8 pm ET

Signature Fair: March 21, 2021 @ 1-7 pm – 605 colleges are attending!

Western US: April 10, 2021 @ 3-7 pm ET

Southeastern US: April 20, 2021 @ 3-7 pm ET

Signature Fair: May 2, 2021 @ 1-7 pm – 597 colleges are attending!

 

BigFuture Days

College Board will launch its inaugural BigFuture Days, a regional series of virtual college fairs for high school sophomores and juniors to help connect them with hundreds of colleges, admissions officers, and current college students. BigFuture Days are designed to give students a tailored experience so that they can establish connections with colleges and take action on important college planning tasks, like building a college list and identifying scholarships for which they can apply. Students and educators can register for multiple events, including the region they live in and/or the region(s) that represents the schools they are most interested in as well as learn more about the event(s) here: cb.org/bigfuturedays

The updated event dates and times are as follows:

  • BigFuture Day Northeast, Sunday, March 7, 4:00 – 8:00pm ET
  • BigFuture Day West + Southwest, Tuesday, March 30, 5:00 – 9:00pm ET
  • BigFuture Day Midwest, Sunday, April 18, 4:00 – 8:00pm ET
  • BigFuture Day Southeast, Thursday, April 29, 5:00 – 9:00pm ET

 

National Portfolio Days

Saturday, April 10 @ 9 am – 1 pm EST

For more information and to register, go to:  http://nationalportfolioday.live/

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Coalition for College’s Keep the College Option Open: Choices for Seniors

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 PM

This panel discussion is for seniors who haven’t applied yet or are uncertain about whether college will be an option next year. Come hear about how to leave the door open to pursuing a four-year degree, even if you’re concerned about cost or timing or are feeling overwhelmed by the process. For details and to register, see: 

https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/keep-college-option-open?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

The Coalition for College’s Building a Smart College List

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Sophomore and junior years in high school are a great time to start building a college list.  Learn how to build a list of smart college choices -- schools that help students graduate on time and with low or no debt. For details and to register, see:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/building-smart-college-list?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

NOVA Live Virtual Information Sessions

Northern Virginia Community College has set up a series of weekly virtual workshops to support students with getting started at NOVA:  NOVA Application Sessions, NOVA General Information Sessions, NOVA Major Exploration Sessions, NOVA Snapshot, and Career Exploration & Making the Major Decision.  These workshops are open to all students and more information can be found here:   https://www.nvcc.edu/first-year-admission/calendar.html

 

UVA School of Architecture’s Virtual Information Sessions

Friday, March 19, 11 am – 12 pm

Friday, April 16, 11 am – 12 pm

To register, go to:  https://www.arch.virginia.edu/apply/visit-us

 

The Claremont Colleges Online Reception: 5C student Panel

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Are you curious about what life is like for students at The Claremont Colleges? Our community members are eager to share!  This session will be hosted by student representatives from Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps colleges.  Event will end with plenty of time for Q&A from the audience. The Claremont Colleges -- Claremont McKennaHarvey MuddPitzerPomona, and Scripps Colleges -- are united by a unique spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences every part of academics, athletics, and student life. The “5Cs” are literally located across the street from one another, so students can attend a small, tightly-focused college even as they enjoy the benefits of a bigger, multi-faceted campus! We invite you and your family to attend a virtual information session to learn more about our shared and singular approaches to liberal arts education. You'll discover what makes our consortium special, hear more about our distinctive missions, and learn about the selective college admission process. After our presentation, we will answer questions from the audience.

To register, go to:  https://connect.cmc.edu/register/?id=d6e5e1b3-b810-4938-8a22-6a98b3c060a7

 

Shepherd University is offering Weekday Campus Tours (https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12413688&appointmentType=1455108), Saturday Campus Tours (https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=12413688&calendarID=4803401, and Virtual Tours (https://shepherd.university-tour.com/?pk_campaign=SU%20Visit%20Webpage)

 

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The regular deadline to register for the May 8 SAT is April 8.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the April 17 ACT is March 12.  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:

ASVAB Testing for SENIORS enlisting in the military – Monday, April 12

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be given at Westfield High School on Monday, April 12 for seniors who attend Region 5 High Schools (Chantilly HS, Fairfax HS, Westfield HS, Woodson HS). 

The ASVAB is only being offered to seniors who plan to enlist in the military after graduation and need to take this test for enlistment. Students should complete this Google Form by March 19 (you must be logged into your fcpsschools.net account) to register for the test.  The ASVAB test will begin at 9:00am and will take approximately 3 hours. There is no fee to take this test. Students providing their own transportation should arrive at Westfield High School by 8:30am. If you need transportation, there is a question on the Google Form for you to select "yes." Students will receive additional information a few days prior to the test date. Please contact Ms. Tiffany Haddock, School Counselor if you have questions: @email

 

Air Force ROTC Scholarship Information Session

On Monday, April 12th at 1:00pm 2d Lt Colin Boerger, an AFROTC Admissions Advisor, will be giving a presentation on the Air Force ROTC program. Come and learn about the scholarship, internship, and professional development opportunities Air Force ROTC can offer you while you attend college! Register for the meeting using the following link:  https://afrotc.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJIsfumgqzksEo76IspTajjqQCyIx7bzLOw

 

Navy Recruiting Session for Seniors

Seniors, if you are interested in enlisting in the Navy, there is a joint Robinson-Woodson-Centreville-Fairfax Virtual Recruiting Session on:

Monday, April 12 @ 2:00

Monday, May 3 @ 2:00

Monday, June 7 @ 2:00

Meet our Navy Recruiter, Petty Officer Quentel Penn, who will discuss opportunities with the US Navy. 

If interested in attending, please email Ms. Kim: @email with your name and fcpsschools.net email address and you will receive a BBCU link. 

 

Army Recruiting Session

Seniors, the Army Recruiter assigned to Fairfax HS, SGT Addison Davis, will host a virtual session on:

Monday, March 22 @ 12 noon

If interested in attending, please email Ms. Kim: @email with your name and fcpsschools.net email address and she will provide a link.

 

Virtual United States Coast Guard Career Q&A

Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 4pm - 5pm

Join with Google Meet:  meet.google.com/zfr-vdys-qzu

From the US Coast Guard Recruiting Office Washington, DC: The Coast Guard is now offering an enlistment bonus of $10,000 for a bachelors degree and $5,000 for an associates degree! We are also offering a $2,000 bonus for all enlistments.  We are here to answer your Coast Guard career questions and get you prepared for your next step towards a rewarding career.  We will briefly cover the many humanitarian missions the USCG executes on a daily basis for the first 15 minutes, and the remaining 45 minutes will be available for Q&A.  The Coast Guard is one of our nation’s five military services. Our core values—honor, respect, and devotion to duty, are the guiding principles used to defend and preserve the United States of America.  We protect the personal safety and security of our people; the marine transportation system and infrastructure; our natural and economic resources; and the territorial integrity of our nation–from both internal and external threats, natural and man-made. We protect these interests in U.S. ports, inland waterways, along the coasts, and on international waters. There is no one set career trajectory in the Coast Guard. That’s because we offer a host of diverse and challenging opportunities that span a broad scope of interests, backgrounds, and skillsets - ranging from law enforcement officers all the way to executive chefs.  Members of the Coast Guard receive a comprehensive benefits package. In addition to their salary, members earn free health, dental, and vision insurance; tuition assistance; housing and meals; 30 days of paid vacation; and much more.  If you want to explore some of our many enlisted career opportunities, please follow this link: https://www.gocoastguard.com/active-duty-careers/enlisted-opportunities/view-job-descriptions  Brynn Simonetti, Recruiter in Charge, USCG RO DC, (202)748-2242

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Cybersecurity Showcase

March 9 @ 5:30-7:00 pm

Old Dominion University along with other Virginia college/universities are participating in a Cyber Security showcase on March 9th! If you are considering the field of cyber security, this would be a valuable event to learn about academic and career resources. Register by March 5: ODU.IMODULES.COM/CCI21  If you have any questions about registration, please reach out to Emily Poulin at @email

 

Codefy FREE Courses:

Starting on March 12th, Codefy will host 10 different free online coding classes on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Each class is approximately 1.5 hours, and is held on a weekly basis through Zoom. These classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced coders. Classes feature small group mentoring by experienced and trained high school students who have passed a vetting process. The classes that we offer are:

  • 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
  • Scratch Basic
  • Website Development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • C++ Basic
  • CAD (Fusion 360)

For more details, students and parents can check out the Spring Course Offerings and Schedule: https://www.codefycs.org/courses 

Students can register for classes here: https://codefy.software/spring2021classes. The registration deadline is March 10, 2021.

 

Knackathon (March 15-19)

Five days of learning, hacking, mentoring, and networking.  FREE.  For more information, see: https://knackathon.org/#ts-speakers

 

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration: A Virtual Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, March 20 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what it is like to practice veterinary medicine? Are you thinking about veterinary medicine as a possible career? There are many career options for veterinarians. Get your questions answered by the experts. Join Humane Rescue Alliance and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center on Saturday, March 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration. Veterinarians with specialties in surgery and shelter medicine will discuss their work and some of the many choices within the profession. Also, a current University of Missouri veterinary student will share her journey which includes volunteer work and study abroad programs. Register here:  https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

 

Nurse Blake -A Night of Inspiration, Humor & Career Exploration

On March 24, at 7PM, Northern Virginia Community College departments, NOVA SySTEMic & NOVA MEC (Medical Education Campus), and internet star Nurse Blake are teaming up as part of our STEM Careers program. Join us for an inspirational and engaging career exploration Zoom session about day-to-day experiences in the nursing field. Nurse Blake, known for balancing humor and professionalism, has leveraged his unique observations by creating informative and hilarious videos for an audience of 2.4 million followers on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok! He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Seminole State Community College and the University of Central Florida in 2014. Don’t miss hearing his career insights! Register at: career.novastem.us/Register

 

Codefy’s Hack Defy (March 26-28)

A hackathon is an event where you can work with a team and turn your ideas into real projects! We will also offer workshops with renowned speakers for you to learn more, and activities for you to enjoy yourself!

Deadline to register is March 19: https://varshinisubramania5.wixsite.com/website-1

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Pathways to Science (June 27-July 2)

Where: Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA

Come experience what college life is like while learning about STEM topics that could lead to an exciting and engaging career! This FREE program is designed for Latinas who are rising high school sophomores, although all high-school aged Latinas can apply. Our program lasts 5 nights and 6 days.  Participants will experience college life in a safe, supervised environment, living in one of our dormitories with other participants and eating in our dining hall. Dedicated Resident Assistants will make sure they are happy, safe, and acclimatized to our campus. Our participants will learn about STEM careers through hands-on activities, trips to local STEM-focused companies, and field trips to places like the Science Museum of Virginia, Maymont, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and the Baltimore Aquarium.  The deadline to apply is April 2.  For complete details, see:  https://pathwaystoscience.com/

 

University of Virginia Virtual High School Visitation – sponsored by UVA’s Society of Women Engineers (April 24)

What is Virtual HSV?

Every fall and spring, high school students 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. Students will spend the afternoon taking part in lab tours, majors fair, design activities, and listen to speakers all virtually through Zoom. These events will provide insight into 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 (cis and trans) and nonbinary high school students who are curious about learning about engineering to join us. Seniors who would like to connect with UVA engineers before making their college decision are especially welcome.

The deadline to apply is April 9: https://www.virginiaswe.org/copy-of-hsv

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

2021 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME Engineering & Construction camps provide a rigorous experience for high school students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promotes: Teamwork, Leadership, Project Management, and Problem Solving.

US Army Engineering & Construction Camp, Vicksburg, MS, June 13-19, 2021 Cost: $100 (stipends may be available)

US Air Force Academy Engineering & Construction Camp, Colorado Springs, CO  Jun 25-Jul 2, 2021 (tentative) Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Marine Corps Engineering and Construction Camp, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, June 20-26, 2021 Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp, Port Hueneme, CA June 20-26, 2021 Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

US Air Force Engineering & Construction Camp, Scott Air Force Base, IL July 26-31, 2021 Cost: $600 (stipends may be available)

Who May Apply? At a minimum, students must meet the following criteria: • Be a U.S. citizen. • Be at least 15 years old by the time he/she departs for camp. • Completed freshman year by the time he/she departs for camp.

Cost: The registration fee includes lodging, meals, materials, instruction, and mentoring. Sponsorships by SAME Posts may be available to offset the cost.

The deadline to apply is March 15. 

For More Information Visit: https://www.same.org/stemcamps or: https://www.same.org/Portals/0/Users/254/54/13054/2021%20Camps%20Reg%20Flyer.pdf?ver=2020-12-18-081825-877

Or contact Eddie Gonzalez, Program Manager, at @email.

 

FCPS CTE Summer Academy

Time: 8:30 am – 2 pm

Cost: $275/week

Eligibility: Current 7-11 graders

Dates:  Week 1 (July 12-16), Week 2 (July 19-23), Week 3 (July 26-30)

Students choose four classes each week to build a specialized summer program.  Some examples of classes offered:  Crime Scene Investigation, Animal Care, Nursing Essentials, Sports Marketing and much more!!  For complete details, see: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/summer-learning-programs/camps-and-institutes-CTE-summer-academy

 

Carnegie Mellon University’s Summer Academy for Math and Science (FREE)

Eligibility: Be at least 16 years old by the program start date,  U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a current sophomore or junior in high school.

Selection Criteria: Have experience that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education, extra-curricular activities, or community engagement, and demonstrate strong interest in STEM disciplines.

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch
  • Raised in home where English was a second language
  • First generation college students (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • Currently attending a high school with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier institutions

Deadline to apply is March 10. For more information and application, see:  https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/sams.html

 

Virginia Tech - 5th annual Black College Institute

We invite high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual academic leadership program. Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer three-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13 -June 16 and June 20- June 23. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27 - June 30. All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Application closes: April 1, 2021

Rising Juniors apply here Rising Seniors apply here 

 

University College Dublin High School Summer Program (July 7-21)

This is an enrichment program designed specifically for North American students who are interested in learning more about Irish history and culture and may be considering the possibility of applying to universities in Ireland for their undergraduate degrees. Through a series of taught lectures and interactive workshops at UCD, we introduce students to the academic culture in Ireland and the variety of subjects they can study. We also introduce students to Ireland's rich history and cultural identity through field trips around Dublin and the Irish countryside. At the end of the two weeks, we hope the students will have found that the academic programs and vibrant cultural heritage will be a great fit for future studies.  UCD has worked hard over recent months to introduce a wide range of protocols that will allow students to return to a new form of normal in Summer 2021.  The High School Summer Programme will be delivered in line with government and public health guidelines, and we anticipate that students will join us in Dublin for this in-person programme. 

To be eligible for this program, students must:

  • Be current sophomores or juniors (16 or 17 at the time of program)
  • Demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA. 
  • Write a brief essay about their interest in the program and what would make them a good candidate for the program. 

Dates: July 7th-21st, 2021

Cost: €2750 (excluding airfare)

Students who apply by April 1 will receive an early application discount of €250. This program is non-credit bearing.

More information about the program and the application form can be found here. 

 

The Hispanic College Institute (HCI) – July 15-17 @ Virginia Tech

At the Hispanic College Institute (HCI) approximately 150 Hispanic high school students from across the Commonwealth come together on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA for this four-day, three-night pre-college empowerment program where they learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access.

The students participate in

  • STEM day
  • College and career workshops
  • Networking with Hispanic professionals from various fields
  • Meeting with college admissions officers
  • Learning about conflict management and civic engagement
  • Interacting with near-peer mentors
  • Listening to inspirational speakers
  • Competing for scholarships

Throughout the on-campus experience, the students build their confidence and receive practical tools to help them along their pathway to college. The HCI is completely free of cost for student participants. The deadline to apply is April 4https://www.valhen.org/programs

 

VALHEN Latinx Leadership Academy at James Madison University (July 22-24)

Accepted students will participate in workshops on self-awareness, civic engagement, and leadership led by college mentors and university facilitators. We can’t commit to whether we will be virtual or not yet, but the program will include all the workshops regardless. The deadline to apply is April 4:  https://www.valhen.org/lla

 

Carleton Liberal Arts Experience (July 12-16)

CLAE is a free, week-long summer academic program for high school students. CLAE supports 52 high school students who have just completed their sophomore year. CLAE Scholars experience the benefits of a liberal arts college education through classes in science, art, social studies, and technology. Students from across the country are invited to apply for this online academic program.

Students who have an interest in African American culture, especially students from the African diaspora, are encouraged to apply. Throughout the week, CLAE Scholars will focus on African American community and identity through the framework of a liberal arts education. Deadline to apply is April 4https://www.carleton.edu/admissions/visit/clae/

 

Gettysburg College Summer Programs

Civil War Era Studies Virtual Camp — Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9, 2021

Camp Psych Virtual Camp — Monday, July 19 – Friday, July 23, 2021

Young Writers Workshop Virtual Camp — Monday, July 12 – Friday, July 16, 2021

For more information and details, see:  https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/conference-event-services/summer-programs

 

The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department-5th Annual Laboratory Sciences Summer Immersion Program in 2021

The overall goal for this program is to expose students, with limited laboratory experience, to the skills necessary to pursue careers in biomedical sciences. This intensive program will be offered in two sessions:

Session One: July 12 - July 16, 2021 (Virtual), Cost = $200

Session Two: July 26 – July 30, 2021 (In-Person), Cost = $400

The deadline to apply is May 31.  For more information and application, see:  https://smhs.gwu.edu/biomedical-laboratory-sciences/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

University of Maryland Terp Online Young Scholars (July 11-30)

Application closes June 1.  For a list of course offerings, see: https://oes.umd.edu/pre-college-programs/terp-young-scholars-online/courses/course-list

 

Bowling Green State University (Ohio) Summer Camps and Programs

BGSU is offering some very affordable virtual summer camps, such as:  Future Med: Exploring Health Careers (Cost is $175), Veterinary Science Camp (Cost is $175) and Forensic Science Camp (Coast is $185).  For complete information, see:  https://www.bgsu.edu/pre-college-programs/summer-academic-and-youth-programs/academic-summer-programs.html

 

Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp (July 26-July 28)

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Program at Lebanon Valley College is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Our online Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer program will include live lectures from LVC faculty, visiting guest speakers, online laboratory exercises and other interactive activities.  While we cannot duplicate the in-person experience of our traditional summer camp, our faculty are committed to providing students with an engaging and valuable experience! Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of immunology, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology and neuroscience.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences Program will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.   

The modified, online program will include live lectures, guest speakers and online laboratory exercises. The program will be held via Zoom from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. ET each day.  

The cost for the online program is $175. For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.lvc.edu/life-at-lvc/summer-community-programming/health-biomedical-sciences-camp/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

High Sierra Pools is hiring Lifeguards for Summer 2021: https://highsierrapools.com/

 

Autobell Car Wash is Hiring (Sterling, VA)

Interested in flexible hours, top $$$, college scholarships, no late work, & a FREE weekly car wash? Apply online today at autobell.com/jobs.

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Volunteer with Codefy

Do you want to teach coding classes, host events, or build magnificent websites? Join our network of over 200 volunteers:  https://www.codefycs.org/volunteer

 

Campaign for Kindness Volunteer: A Service-Learning Opportunity

Would you like to Make the World a Kinder Place in 2021? Now more than ever, you can make a difference. Here’s how:

The Kindness Cloud Foundation is promoting a broad social media campaign. We need you to Expand the Outreach of Kindness through multiple social media channels.

We need "self-organized student groups" to create Kindness Campaigns that can be promoted through websites, news media, and online publications. Your Kindness Campaign will encourage the Ripple Effect of Kindness and be a Role Model for students from other schools to follow. Think of yourself as an Outreach Campaign to increase interest in, and awareness of both the idea and value of Kindness. Your campaign can include social media posts, challenges, tips and ideas, stories highlighting Kindness, and/or videos featuring individuals sharing lessons they have learned about Kindness. You are in charge of designing and promoting it. Use your creativity! Recruit your friends to join you in promoting your social media campaign. Engage local schools, businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and civic and faith groups.  Find free resources and posts at [KindnessCloud.org/ideas] or find Kindness messages on: [Facebook.com/KindnessCloud], [Instagram.com/TheKindnessCloud] or create your own! Once you have completed your Kindness Campaign, share your testimonial in an email at @email and/or tag us on social media @theKindnessCloud. Testimonials can be in the form of a video, story, or any other medium. We also encourage you to share your experience with your school news and local news media.  The world needs leaders like you, especially now. We don’t have time to wait. We must Create a Kinder World. We all have a role to play!

 

LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

Applications Wanted for Student Representative to the School Board for 2021-22 School Year, Deadline Is April 7

Each year, FCPS students can apply for the position of the student representative to the School Board. The student representative is not a member of the School Board but serves in a nonvoting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of the students of Fairfax County Public Schools. Students who are currently in grades 9, 10, and 11 are eligible to apply, and they do not need to be current members of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Applications are due by April 7. 

https://www.fcps.edu/blog/application-2021-student-representative-school-board?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR JUNIORS:

Questbridge 2021 College Prep Scholars Program application is now open! 

Applying to college can seem daunting, and the prospect of paying for it can seem even more overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Why apply as a junior? Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our 45 college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. College Prep Scholars are historically five times more likely than other applicants to receive full four-year scholarships through the National College Match.

 Awards for College Prep Scholars may include:

The deadline is Wednesday, March 24.  For more information and to apply, see: https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students/college-prep-scholars

 

CONTEST:

Principia Perspectives Writing Contest (First Prize = $200)

Write 500-800 words on This Year’s Theme: Family. For complete details, see: https://www.principiatutors.com/principia-perspectives-contest

 

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, Local & Regional Scholarships

Career Center News 1/26/2021

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents: 

 

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. 

 

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

 

 

EVENTS FOR FCPS:

Fairfax & DC Area USA Gap Year Fair 2021

February 9

Thinking about taking a gap year and wondering what your gap year program options are for 2021?

Join us for this combined webinar & virtual gap year fair to get the most up to date information about gap year basics, how the gap year field has adapted to COVID, tips for researching & planning your gap year, navigating the college deferral process, and which programs are accepting applications this year.

Event Format:

  • 6:00-6:40 PM EST - Gap Year 101 (webinar + Q&A)
  • 6:45-8:30 PM EST - Fairfax & DC Area USA Gap Year Fair (virtual fair)

A few days before the event, attendees will receive information with a Zoom link to the webinar and instructions for attending the virtual fair.

*By registering for this event, you are opting in to receiving information from USA Gap Year Fairs & Go Overseas.

Register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fairfax-dc-area-usa-gap-year-fair-2021-registration-131822357219?aff=2021GYFEventonGO

 

College 101: A Webinar for Families of Students with Disabilities 

Friday January 29, 2021 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Discover questions you should ask to begin the college conversation. Explore the differences between high school and college experiences and crucial skills needed for college success. 

This webinar will focus on:

  • Learning about college options
  • Navigating disability services
  • Navigating college accommodations.

Presented by Beth Felson, Success Coach at Spectrum Transition Coaching LLC.

For FCPS parents/adults only: Register for College 101: A Webinar for Families of Students with Disabilities 

 

College Access Fairfax Virtual FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

Saturday, January 30 @ 10:00 am

The FAFSA Line-By-Line presentation is designed for seniors and parents of seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2021. This is not a FAFSA completion event (where counselors can help you individually complete the FAFSA), but rather an explanation of what information is needed for each line of the FAFSA.

Please register at least 24 hours before the event here: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/event/virtual-fafsa-line-by-line/

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIRS:

National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) Virtual College Fair

Sunday, January 31 from 1-7 p.m.

Featuring more than 500 colleges and universities from the US and worldwide.  Drop in on Zoom sessions offered by hundreds of colleges to hear about student life, majors, financial aid, scholarships and much more.  Plus, text chat with college counselors for answers to all of your questions.  Sign up now to explore your options and pursue your college dreams!  Students, please register for FREE at virtualcollegefairs.org

Spring 2021 Schedule

Students may attend as many NACAC fairs as they wish! Click to see a list of colleges that will share information about their programs, majors, financial aid, and more on each fair date. Additional colleges will be added throughout the spring. At each virtual fair, students attend college presentations, learn about their options, ask questions, and demonstrate interest... all without leaving home.  Please share this short how-to video with students and encourage them to sign up at virtualcollegefairs.org well before each fair date.

January 31, 2021

February 28, 2021

March 7, 2021

March 16, 2021

March 21, 2021

April 10, 2021

April 20, 2021

May 2, 2021

Four of these events are smaller Focus Fairs and are especially for students with special interests or residing in specific regions: STEM (Mar. 7), Performing & Visual Arts (Mar. 16), Western US (Apr. 10), Southeastern US (Apr. 20)

 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Festival

February 20, 8 am – 3:30 pm

The Alfred Street Baptist Church and The ASBC Foundation present the largest virtual HBCU college fair in the nation, on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 8:00am-3:30pm EST online at alfredstreet.org. Anticipation and excitement about this one-of-a-kind virtual event continues to spread from coast to coast. Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented virtually. Many will conduct on-site interviews, offer instant admission and waive application fees. There is a $5.00 registration fee to attend.

To register, go to:  https://www.alfredstreet.org/hbcu-fest/

 

Edison High School’s 11th Annual HBCU Fair

Monday, February 22, from 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

This year the fair will be held virtually. Colleges are still signing up, and you can reference the following site for a running list of participants and more information: https://sites.google.com/fcpsschools.net/ehshbcu2021/home

Please note, you must be logged on to your FCPS Google Account to access the site. Each college will present for 10 minutes. After the college presentation, students will have an opportunity to move to a supervised link to ask questions and speak with the college representative.

 

BigFuture Days – Southeast

February 23, 5:00-9:00 PM ET

College Board is hosting virtual events for high school students to connect directly with college admissions representatives and take action on the most important steps for college.

To register, go to:  https://pages.collegeboard.org/big-future-days/southeast

 

2021 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's (CIAA) High School Education Day

February 24 @ 10 am – 2 pm

The 2021 CIAA High School Education Day is a free virtual event open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors and their chaperones from around the country with a desire to learn more about the twelve institutions that make up the CIAA - Bowie State University, Claflin University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Lincoln University (PA), Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and Winston-Salem State University. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the college experience each institution has to offer. Additionally, seniors may have the opportunity to be considered for onsite admissions and scholarship awards.

The registration deadline is Feb. 10 (or until capacity is reached): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-ciaa-high-school-education-day-other-areas-registration-133378736391

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

The Coalition for College’s Admissions Post-Pandemic: How Juniors Should Approach College Applications

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

8:00 - 9:00 PM

Panel discussion:

Given the constraints of the pandemic, high school likely hasn’t gone exactly as you’d planned. Maybe your extracurricular activities were interrupted, you were unable to take a standardized test, or your family was seriously impacted by COVID-19.

Hear college admissions officers from Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and the University of Notre Dame discuss the impact of the pandemic on their review of applications and their best advice to help you through the process this fall.

Register here:  https://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/events/admissions-post-pandemic?utm_source=counselors&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=events

 

NOVA Live Virtual Information Sessions

Northern Virginia Community College has set up a series of weekly virtual workshops to support students with getting started at NOVA. The sessions are designed to support students with completing steps for starting at NOVA. These workshops are open to all students and more information can be found here:

https://www.nvcc.edu/first-year-admission/calendar.html

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of March 1 , you must submit your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Scibilia:  @email by February 5 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.)

 

Attention: Seniors who are interested in going to NOVA and are not in the FHS Pathway Program, please register and plan to attend….

NOVA Information Session for FHS Seniors

Monday, February 22

3:15 pm

Learn about what Northern Virginia Community College has to offer. This session will showcase the diverse academic programs you can pursue at NOVA, the unique career and transfer opportunities available to students, and the numerous services and resources designed to get you connected to the NOVA Nighthawk Community. Students will be provided information about the First Year Admission process and support offered through the Office of Student Success.

Come to this session to meet Ms. Selam Asihel, NOVA’s High School Outreach and Recruitment Specialist assigned to Fairfax High School.  She will explain the next steps you need to take to be ready to attend NOVA in the fall, and answer any questions you may have.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://vccs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvceCupzkuEtPipakqm8CYd8f9iiQbK8WH

NOTE: Please use your personal email (NOT your fcpsschools.net email address to register).  This session will be held via Zoom. 

 

SAT/ACT INFORMATION:

The regular deadline to register for the March 13 SAT is Feb. 12.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the April 17 ACT is March 12.  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:

Seniors, if you are interested in enlisting in the Navy, there is a joint Robinson-Woodson-Centreville-Fairfax Virtual Recruiting Session on:

February 1 @ 2:00 pm

Meet our Navy Recruiter, Petty Officer Quentel Penn, who will discuss opportunities with the US Navy. 

If interested in attending, please email Ms. Kim: @email with your name and fcpsschools.net email address and you will receive a BBCU link. 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

This program gives university undergraduates (from any university) and high school students 16 and older, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research. 

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 8 week full-time training, students:

  • Gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies,
  • Develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills
  • Explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models
  • Develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research

Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2021http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/ 

 

NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science Internship

NASATexas Space Grant Consortium, and The University of Texas at Austin Center for Space Research Summer Intern Program is a nationally competitive STEM program for high school students. The program provides selected students with exposure to Earth and space research. Interns will learn how to interpret NASA satellite data while working with scientists and engineers in their chosen area of work.

Scientists and Engineers at UT/CSR are conducting NASA supported research on astronomy, remote sensing, and space geodetic techniques to help understand Earth systems, natural hazards and climate science. This summer TSGC and UT/CSR will support a summer intern program where interns will complete distance learning modules prior to July 1, work remotely July 1-15, 2021 with project mentors prior to the on-site internship July 17 – July 31, 2021. In addition, those selected will present their research virtually in the SEES Science Symposium August 2-4. Housing, meals, and local transportation will be provided for those selected. A limited number of travel scholarships to Texas are available. The summer intern program will allow interns to view and investigate NASA remote sensing data, mission design, analysis of ice sheets, Earth's gravity field, and other observations while being mentored by project scientists.

We are offering summer internships to motivated high school students who have an interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics careers. The interns will work beside NASA subject matter experts analyzing and visualizing data. This content knowledge, coupled with hands-on experiences, allows the intern to gain experience in authentic NASA research through field investigation and data analysis.

Interns are selected on the basis of their academic records, written application that includes answers to essay questions, introduction video, letter of recommendation, transcript and interest in STEM. The deadline for submitting your application for the summer 2021 internship program is February 22, 2021: http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/sees-internship/

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration:  A Virtual Workshop for High School Students

Saturday, Jan. 30, 10 am – 12 noon

Attention high school students. Have you ever wondered what it is like practice veterinary medicine? Are you thinking about veterinary medicine as a possible career? Get answers from the experts. Join Humane Rescue Alliance and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center on Saturday, January 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon for Veterinary Medicine Careers Exploration. Veterinarians will discuss the ups and downs of their work, highlight their paths to veterinary school, and answer your questions. In addition, a current Virginia Tech veterinary student will share her experience as a first-year student. Find out how to prepare for a possible career in veterinary medicine. For more information and to register, go to:  https://www.humanerescuealliance.org/virtual-student-programs

The cost for the workshop is $25. However, no student will be denied access to participate because of inability to pay. For information on financial assistance, please contact @email.

 

The Harvard Crimson Journalism Summit (March 27-28)

CJS is a two-day virtual event for high school reporters of all experience levels. Participants will engage in workshops, simulations, and seminars led by Crimson Editors and Executives across our content boards. Besides learning from experienced college journalists, students will also have the chance to interact with professional journalists—namely, notable Crimson Alumni from top publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and more. By working with our editors as well as fellow attendees, participants will improve their reporting skills, further their interest in journalism, and develop new ideas that they can then implement into their own newspapers. Central to our spring conference is growth; no matter their experience level, journalists will strengthen and advance the reporting and writing skills necessary to effectively run a newspaper!  Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, CJS 2021 will be held entirely via Zoom.  Early Bird registration fee = $55 per person (by Feb. 20).  For more details and to register, go to: https://www.cjs.thecrimson.com/

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:

Children’s Defense Fund Youth Voices Storytelling Fellowship 

The Children’s Defense Fund is looking for young people who want to use their voice to make change in their communities and bring their lived experience to life through storytelling and filmmaking. This fellowship will elevate the voices and stories of young people who have faced economic struggles that have impacted their lives. We want to hear from young people who have experienced the real-life impacts of economic inequality, including but not limited to:  food insecurity or hunger; housing insecurity, eviction, or homelessness; lack of health care; neighborhood violence; and/or family instability or separation. Five fellows will be selected from the pool of applicants to share their story through short films they will produce as part of the fellowship.

Requirements for Applicants:

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • Must be willing to share personal testimony about experiences related to economic challenges to help drive change.
  • Must have reliable access to wifi and the ability to attend virtual meetings (e.g. Zoom) via smart phone or computer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience or interest in community activism.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in storytelling and/or filmmaking.

The deadline to apply is January 29.  For complete details, see:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/programs/youth-voices-storytelling-fellowship/

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Virginia Tech - 5th annual Black College Institute

We invite high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a virtual academic leadership program. Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer three-day sessions twice during the summer of 2021:  June 13 -June 16 and June 20- June 23. Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2021: June 27 - June 30. All programs are FREE of cost to students!

Application closes: April 1, 2021

Rising Juniors apply here Rising Seniors apply here 

 

Girls Who Code Free Virtual Summer Immersion Program

Make this summer unforgettable with our FREE virtual 2-week summer program, where you’ll join a supportive sisterhood and learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact in your community! Girls and non-binary students in the 9th - 11th grade (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) are eligible to apply. Early Acceptance Applications are due February 17https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program

 

Health Care Scholars Academy (June 27 - July 24, 2021)

The dynamic world of health care plus the expertise of University of Pittsburgh academics and facilities. This educational mixture shapes a unique, academically rigorous, hands-on campus experience for students attending the Health Career Scholars Academy (UPHCSA) each summer. The Academy is often a springboard for future studies in medicine. APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Tuition:   $2975 (Fee covers housing, 19 meals per week, transportation for curriculum-related trips, and most class materials)

Eligibility: current high school sophomore or junior; at least 15 years of age by application deadline.

Program is open to U.S. and international students. 

The application deadline is February 22.  For more information and application, see: http://www.hcsa.pitt.edu/

 

Iacocca Global Entrepreneurship Intensive (June 27-July 24)

This program brings high school sophomores and juniors (ages 15-17) together from all regions of the world for four weeks to live and learn together at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Students learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking, project collaboration and teamwork, global leadership and working within a culturally diverse environment. NEW THIS YEAR: Students can select a focus area such as Sustainability, Technology, or Population Health, with the unique opportunity to combine an immersive one-week “deep dive” in their focus area with their overall four-week entrepreneurship and client project experience.  The highlight of the program is the team project, where participants work in small groups to apply what they've learned and help a U.S. or international business organization solve a problem. In past years, students have worked with clients such as Just Born Quality Confections, CT Global Solutions, Habitat for Humanity, PBS 39/WLVT, and more.

Program fee for students for the 2021 program is $4250. This fee includes all program costs, course materials, recreational activities, field trips, housing and meals for the duration of the four-week program. Limited scholarships and partner school discounts may be available.

The application deadline is February 22.  For more information and application, see:  https://global.lehigh.edu/iacocca-institute/high-school/lehigh

 

Pathways Flight Academies: FREE summer high school flight academy (June 21-July 16)

Do you have dreams of one day becoming a commercial airline pilot and traveling the world?  The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), in partnership with Averett University, Aviation Adventures, and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is offering flight academies at no cost for high school students statewide. 

Now in its third year, the Pathways Flight Academies immerse students in learning to fly as a first step to becoming a commercial pilot. A virtual ground school and in-person flight sessions will be offered between June 21 and July 16, 2021 for selected students who have shown an interest in becoming a commercial pilot and have shown an interest and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM). Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can potentially culminate in their first solo flight! 

Eligibility: Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be U.S. citizens, Virginia residents and 16 years old by the start of the Academy. They must also be able to pass an FAA flight physical exam.

The application package deadline is February 28, 2021. Among the required application elements are:  your high school transcript, two letters of reference (collected electronically) and an essay on your background and career aspirations.

Learn more about the Pathways Flight Academies and the application process at http://vsgc.odu.edu/pathwaysflightacademies

Contact Pathways Flight Academies program coordinator Ian Cawthray at @email or program assistant Debbie Ross at @email

 

Carnegie Mellon University’s Summer Academy for Math and Science (FREE)

Eligibility: Be at least 16 years old by the program start date,  U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and a current sophomore or junior in high school.

Selection Criteria: Have experience that demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion in education, extra-curricular activities, or community engagement, and demonstrate strong interest in STEM disciplines.

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Low socioeconomic status, which may be indicated by eligibility for public assistance programs or free/reduced lunch
  • Raised in home where English was a second language
  • First generation college students (neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree)
  • Currently attending a high school with historically low rates of admittance to top-tier institutions

Deadline to apply is March 10. For more information and application, see:  https://www.cmu.edu/pre-college/academic-programs/sams.html

 

The Harvard Crimson's Summer Journalism Academy (July 26-August 6)

SJA offers high school students an amazing opportunity to learn from current Crimson staff and get acquainted with media and media-adjacent fields. SJA aims to teach high school students the fundamentals of journalism—reporting practices, writing articles, the non-content aspects of running a newspaper—while providing insight on college journalism through current Crimson editors. Over the course of the program, attendees will have exclusive access to presentations and workshops from all the Crimson Boards as well as a day for advice on College Admissions and creating a journalism portfolio. Various presentations, workshops, and meetings take place throughout the day from 12:00 PM EDT until 6:30PM EDT. Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, SJA 2021 will be held entirely via Zoom.  You do not need any prior experience with journalism to participate in the Summer Journalism Academy! Cost is $500, scholarships available.  For more information, see:  https://www.sja.thecrimson.com/

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES:

Have a big heart for animals? Why not work at an animal hospital!

Vienna Animal Hospital is looking for a caring, dedicated, and efficient Kennel Assistant to join our 4 doctor practice.  The right candidate should have a good work ethic, be a good communicator and multi-tasker, be able to work in a team setting and independently, not afraid to clean up after dogs and cats, and have a love of animals. Assistants are responsible for restraint of dogs and cats, feeding, walking, and caring for hospital patients, daily cleaning and maintenance of facilities, and helping Technicians and Doctors when needed.

This is a part-time position in the afternoon (3:00) requiring at least 2 days a week and occasional Saturday mornings.

You can visit our website for more information on our hospital, and fill out an application: http://www.viennaah.com/

If interested in this position, please submit a resume/cover letter and an application to us at: @email or drop it off in person.

Minimum age to apply is 16. 

 

Fairfax County Park Authority Summer Job Opportunities

We are currently hiring staff for the summer and have positions open at several Park Authority facilities, including, our water park, the Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole. The Water Mine employs over 200 high school and college age staff members. We have the unique opportunity to hire employees age 15 and over.  In addition to hiring younger students, we hire applicants with no experience and provide free training. The Park Authority and Water Mine offer competitive pay, starting at $10.40/hr. for Lifeguards and Cahiers and $9.40/hr. for Park Attendants.

In addition to the Water Mine, we have some job opportunities for older students. Our Rec-PAC Summer Camp program is hiring Camp Counselors and Directors for their 6-week summer camp. This opportunity is open to students who will be 18 years old by the start of the program. Pay starts at $11.43/hr. for Camp Counselors.

For Fairfax County Summer Jobs Information, see:  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/jobs-internships

For Rec-PAC Program Counselor Jobs, seehttps://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/rec-pac/jobs

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:

RISE Scholarship Program for 15-17 year olds

Rise is a global talent program that finds extraordinary young people who need opportunity and supports them for life as they use their talents to serve others. ‍An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise will build a global community of future leaders, connecting everyone who applies with a network of peers, learning resources, and additional opportunities from Rise partners around the world. Each year, Rise will select 100 Global Winners, ages 15 to 17, and provide them with individualized support throughout their lives as they commit their talents to building a better world. Winners will receive need-based financial support for university and internships, mentorship and career services, and access to funding to scale up their social impact throughout their careers. Rise benefits could exceed USD $500,000 for every Global Winner over the course of their lifetime, depending on need, making this one of the largest scholarship programs—if not the largest—in the world. For more information, see:  https://www.risefortheworld.org/about

 

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 12/7/2020

Dear FHS Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and Parents:  Have a wonderful Winter Break! 

 

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

 

 

Free Upcoming College Program:

Langley High School's PTSA is pleased to invite FHS to participate in their upcoming free live webinar, "The Future of College Admissions," presented by Jeff Selingo, best-selling author, engaging speaker, and college admissions expert, on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 pm.  Mr. Selingo immersed himself in the world of college admissions for a year to answer a question on the minds of many high school students and parents alike: How do colleges select their freshman class? The result is his latest book, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

In his presentation, Mr. Selingo will dispel entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the college admissions game, reveal why families have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a “good college," and explain how the pandemic is impacting college admissions. The session will wrap up with a Q&A.

Register by clicking on this link: The Future of College Admissions. To submit questions for the webinar in advance, click here.

College Access Fairfax Virtual FAFSA Line-by-Line Workshop

Wednesday, December 9 @ 7:00 pm

The FAFSA Line-By-Line presentation is designed for seniors and parents of seniors who will be attending college in the fall of 2021. This is not a FAFSA completion event (where counselors can help you individually complete the FAFSA), but rather an explanation of what information is needed for each line of the FAFSA.

Please register at least 24 hours before the event here: https://collegeaccessfairfax.org/event/16454/

 

Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host the third annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar virtually on…

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

This event will give FCPS high school juniors, seniors, graduates, and former Teachers for Tomorrow students an opportunity to network with teachers, administrators, and professional groups in Fairfax County Public Schools. Participants will have an opportunity to attend breakout sessions that will cover a variety of topics including: developing a resume, preparing for an interview, applying for a license, finding the school that is the right fit, and teacher and administrator panels.  Participants will also have an opportunity to visit exhibitors from Title I, Early Childhood, Pre-Teacher Employment with FCPS, Great Beginnings, Teacher Leadership, Employee Benefits, and various professional groups and organizations. Please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-back2fairfax-teacher-seminar-tickets-82642641365?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

Email us at @email if you have any questions.

 

VIRTUAL COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSIONS:

Johns Hopkins Panel with VA Students

Join Johns Hopkins University for a virtual panel featuring current Hopkins students from DC, Maryland & Virginia. You'll hear about their Hopkins experiences so you can better envision what it’s like to be a part of our community, plus ask the panelists your questions. 

Tuesday, December 8 7:00 – 8:00 pm Register Here : https://admissions.jhu.edu/register/?id=0922f917-1a8d-4815-a504-a235083d5f99

If you have any questions before the event, feel free to email @email.  

 

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.

December 16 - The College Essay

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

 

Kayla McNair our West Virginia State University’s Admissions Recruiter, sent the virtual links below for students to learn about West Virginia State University:

Virtual Tour

WVSU Viewbook

Apply Now Page 

Request More Information Google Doc 

If you have any questions or would like additional information about WVSU, please feel free to contact Kayla at: @email, or 304-204-4360.

 

Treran Porter, Senior Assistant Director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University sent the following information for students:

New 5:00 minute Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Presentation https://bit.ly/2IrXlPK

ERAU Informational Brochure 2020 https://online.flippingbook.com/view/548931/

SPRING MAGAZINE — 2020 https://online.flippingbook.com/view/536663/

ERAU application For (Seniors only)  Online Application Fee waiver code-(DBPC)

Scholarship Opportunities https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/financial-aid/scholarships

Informational form for (Sophomores and Juniors)   https://bit.ly/35jvWJ8

Main ERAU Video https://erau.wistia.com/medias/nz89k1kq4x

For questions, contact: Treran Porter at @email, or 386-226-6716.

 

SENIORS:

If you have a college deadline of January 15 , you must submit your Transcript Request form to Mrs. Scibilia:  @email by December 11 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 March 13 SAT is Feb. 12.  To register, go to:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

The regular deadline to register for the February 6 ACT is Jan. 8.  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.

 

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program

This program gives university undergraduates (from any university) and high school students 16 and older, who have an interest in STEM, access to real-world, hands-on research. 

Students work one-on-one with faculty researchers at George Mason University and collaborating institutions using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Biochemistry, Biodefense, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Genomics, GeoInformation Science (GIS), Mathematical Modeling, Medicine, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Serious Game Design, Sports Medicine, Physics, and Proteomics.

As part of the 8 week full-time training, students:

  • Gain hands-on experience using cutting-edge sophisticated equipment and technologies,
  • Develop and exercise scientific writing and communication skills
  • Explore STEM career choices through discussion forums and meetings with role models
  • Develop and exercise creative skills, crucial to performing innovative research

The application is scheduled to open soon.  If interested, keep watching this website:  http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/  Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2021. 

 

CAREER PROGRAMS:

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:

College Admissions Webinar IN SPANISH

La admisión a la universidad, presentado en español

Dec 8, 2020 4:00 PM

El proceso de elegir universidades y enviar solicitudes puede ser abrumador. Este seminario web, presentado en español por Andrea Keenan, de la Excel Academy, le ayudará a crear una guía personalizada para el proceso de solicitud, abordando temas como las tendencias actuales en materia de admisiones, cómo hacer una lista de universidades equilibrada, y los diferentes componentes de una solicitud de ingreso a la universidad, incluyendo los expedientes académicos, los ensayos y las cartas de recomendación. Para solicitar subtítulos o cualquier otro tipo de acomodación en un seminario web, comuníquese con Lauren Patten, @email o 617-224-4856, al menos una semana antes del seminario web.

Register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s-eB5olvTJqtEpKxNXe87g

 

William and Mary Center for Gifted Education

Focusing on the Future: January 30, 2021

A Virtual Career & Academic Planning Experience

Focusing on the Future exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning. This virtual experience includes parallel sessions for students and parents.

Early Bird Pricing: Now - January 10, 2021 $60 per attendee

After January 10th: $65 per attendee

For more information and application, see: https://education.wm.edu/centers/cfge/precollegiate/future/index.php

 

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Johns Hopkins Neuroscience Scholars Program

Applicants should be:

  • Self-identified as underrepresented or deaf/hard-of-hearing (D/HH)
  • Interested in pursuing PhD or MD/PhD in neurosciences field
  • Demonstrate strong dedication and alignment to our values
  • Committed to conducting 10-weeks of research during the summer

Students are selected for the program after a series of steps that include application screening, interviews, and invitation to participate based on the availability of suitable mentors. All interns will undergo a health screening, criminal background check, and training in the protection of human subjects and the responsible conduct of research prior to beginning their internship and/or research projects. If we are not in a virtual environment due to COVID19, housing will be provided by the program (dorm room or apartment style) and scholars are reimbursed for travel expenses. This program is viewed as an educational-career enrichment experience however, scholars do receive a stipend currently $12/hr.

The deadline for submission, which includes transcripts, letters of recommendations, and application material, is December 31, 2020. Please gather three letters of recommendations (at least two from a science/math teacher), and have the recommenders directly email it to abrown76@jh.edu. Final decisions will be released by mid-March 2021. The summer program internship tentative start date is May 26, 2021, and the end date is July 10 to July 14, 2021. Please note that depending on your spring semester end date, your start date for the program may be early June.

For more information and to apply, see: https://www.jhnsp.org/

 

High School Diplomat Program for sophomores and juniors

HSD U.S. is a ten-day program hosted at Princeton University allowing American and Japanese students to live and interact with each other. Forty students from America are paired with roommates from Japan to learn about each other's country, culture, and life as they attend classes, compete in activities, and exchange ideas.

Dates: July 21, 2021 - August 1, 2021 Location: Princeton University Number of Students: 40 American, 40 Japanese Eligibility: All high school sophomores and juniors may apply. We afford equal opportunity to students of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. Cost: Room, board, and all activity costs are paid in full by the program scholarship. Transportation costs to and from the program are not covered but financial assistance is available if needed. For students living in the VA/MD/DC areas, a complimentary charter bus is available each year for round-trip transportation. Application Deadline: January 15, 2021 Application Requirements: Students must complete an online application and also arrange for a teacher or counselor to submit a recommendation from an official school email address.

For complete information and application, see:  http://www.highschooldiplomats.com/america

 

2021 Research Science Institute at MIT

The Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Research Science Institute, which will be collaboratively sponsored with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA on its campus or virtually.   RSI ’21 will bring together top U.S. and international high school students who have completed comparable to three years of school for an intensive, six-week program that provides students with the opportunity to conduct original, cutting-edge research in state-of-the-art university laboratories, hospitals and corporate research facilities in Boston and Cambridge, MA.

Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.  During the first week of RSI, students participate in intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five-week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage scientists and researchers. RSI is cost-free for students to attend. They reside on campus at MIT during the program.  The deadline for U.S. applications is January 16, 2021.

To apply, visit: https://www.cee.org/apply-rsi

 

SUMMER JOBS:

Would you rather spend the summer on Zoom or outdoors in the Alleghany Mountains changing lives, mentoring kids, and making memories? If you would prefer the great outdoors and connecting with people as a way to build powerful job skills and a solid resumé, at Camp Alleghany for Girls in Lewisburg, West Virginia, we’re committed to a safe environment for our staff and campers. We’ve already put plans in place to keep everyone healthy while still operating vibrant, life changing, summer camp programs.

Beyond the deep healing of nature and community, working at Camp is also one of the best ways to gain practical skills that employers need — and seek — in applicants. Many 21st century skills are already difficult to teach in classrooms, but those same skills develop naturally at Camp.

Teamwork, collaboration, communication with different ages and abilities, problem solving, empathy, emotional regulation, and flexibility are just a few of the skills that staff build every summer. Counselors learn by doing, both with their campers and in leadership opportunities. We also offer ongoing professional development through weekly in-services for staff. These have included resume and budgeting workshops, an alumna and high level accountant speaking about women working in male dominated industries, and so much more.

As an all-girls Camp, we’re looking for female staff who are either 18+ or have graduated from high school to serve as counselors. We also have spots on our Green Team for guys who would thrive during a summer in the mountains doing manual labor on the river and on our grounds and facilities.

If you are interested in learning more or applying, visit website at campalleghany.com/our-staff, or contact Casey Tucker, Program Director, at @email, or 478-414-8108.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS/CONTESTS:

Northern Virginia Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc. 2020-2021 Oratorical Scholarship Competition Opportunity (1st Place: $1,500, 2nd Place: $1,000, 3rd Place: $500)

This year’s theme is, "Atmospheric Pressure And The Social Normality Of Today"   We are inviting 12th grade students of African-descent to apply for these scholarships. This is our fifth annual oratorical competition and we encourage students to apply male or female for the chance to become one of the recipients of our scholarships. We would like every student who qualifies to take advantage of this opportunity. The submission deadline is Friday, January 22, 2021. If selected, contestants will be notified no later than Friday, February 5th, 2021.

Students are asked, in 500-525 words, to use the writing prompts that are in the attached application, to stimulate their writing prose for the oratorical competition. Essays may be written as a poem, spoken word, rap, or speech. If selected, applicants will perform their original writing on Saturday, February 27, 2021 via Zoom. Registration information will be shared at a later date.

For details, please see attached application (at bottom of email).

DISCLAIMER: Scholarships offered by organizations other than Fairfax County Public Schools are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.

 

 

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 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

 

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 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

 

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