Parents, you know the routine. Your kids tell you they need to use the computer to do their homework. They need to find a picture of a notable person online, Google a current event they’re studying in class to write a report—or create a PowerPoint presentation (with images and hyperlinks) instead of a paper poster.
And God forbid if the internet goes down, because completing the assignment will seem impossible.
Several studies have found that more than 75% of teachers assign homework that requires the internet, according to TheJournal.com.
However, using the internet at home for many families is a luxury they cannot afford. And as digital learning becomes the norm in most classrooms, the disparity of access to technology is becoming a barrier to success for all children across the country. This new achievement gap is called the Homework Gap.
The 1st Semester Exam Schedule for 2017-18 has been posted.
Parents and Students, please pay close attention to the Special Notes as there is important information. Good luck to all students as they work hard to prepare for their end of semester final exams.
Good thing, because you’re not average.
Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented North Carolina students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
As a rising high school junior or senior, you live on a college campus for four weeks in the summer and conduct research around topics of your interest — while enjoying the company of like-minded peers.
Programs are available at Appalachian State, East Carolina, UNC Charlotte, and UNC Wilmington. Interested students must apply online at www.summerventures.org by January 15, 2018.
If interested the see your science teacher, counselor or visit summerventures.org for more information.
Summer College for High School Students (academic credit program for students currently in grades 10 and 11)
Summer Academy for High School Students (academic enrichment program for students currently in grades 9-12)
We invite you to imagine yourself at Duke this summer if you are:
- seeking to gain academic credit from renowned Duke faculty or learn to be a Leader and a Global Citizen through personal enrichment courses;
- hoping to spend your summer enjoying residential activities such as ball games, outlet shopping, dances, talent shows, and more;
- excited to prepare for college and create an international network of peers.
Applications for Summer College and Summer Academy will be accepted beginning December 1, and continue until each program reaches capacity. Apply early to receive preferred consideration. Please visit the following site for more information http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students
Earn money while you learn!
As an NCTAP apprentice you will be paid while you are learning. In addition some of the many advantages include:
- Associates Degree in Applied Science – paid by your employer
- Apprenticeship Certification from NC Department of Commerce & USDOL
- Competitive pay and benefits
- Rigorous, 8,000-hour program
- Guaranteed job opportunities
- A jump-start on a terrific career
NCTAP prepares you for high-demand careers that include:
- CNC Machinist (learn more)
- Tool / Die / Mold Maker (learn more)
- Plastics Technician (learn more)
- Design Engineer (learn more)
- Sheet Metal Fabricator (learn more)
- Machine Technician (learn more)
- Electronics Technician (learn more)
- Electrician (learn more)
- Automation Technician (learn more)
- Materials Technician (learn more)
- Industrial Business Administrator (learn more)
Starting in the 11th grade of high school, this 4-year program is divided into modules, with classes leading to an Associate’s Degree (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics Engineering Technology.
To learn more, visit http://www.nctap.org.
THOSE WHO SAY THE WORLD CAN’T BE CHANGED PROBABLY NEVER TRIED
Juniors and Seniors:
Apply from October 30, 2017 to February 2nd, 2018
Student Leaders® recognizes those who lead and serve in their own communities and beyond. Bank of America will connect Student Leaders to tools and resources that will help them make communities better.
To become a Student Leader, you must:
- Currently be a junior or senior in high school
- Be able to participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week
- Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2018
- Be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8-July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.)
- Be a student in good standing at your school
- Obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator
Please note, Bank of America employees or members of their family are not eligible for nomination. Family members include: spouse or domestic partner, child (including by adoption), parent, grandparent, grandchild, cousin, aunt, uncle, sibling, niece, nephew, parent-in-law, brother-in-law or sister-in-law of the employee or the employee’s spouse or domestic partner, as well as all step relationships.
While this article was written in 2014, a lot of the wisdom shared still remains today. The Huffington Post shares 9 of the most thoughtful posts from teen bloggers. Keep reading for quotes from wise-beyond-their-years teenagers on happiness, high school, self-love and everything in between.
It’s time to re-link your rewards card at major retailers. When you do so, the retailer will donate money to the school based on your spending. It costs you nothing and the school has everything to gain.
Click here to find out how to link your cards.