Summer Enrichment
The Counseling office is receiving infomation about several summer opportunities. That information will be posted as we receive it. Please see Ms. Neal for information.

Summer Ventures is a state-supported initiative at NO program costs for participants. Selected students participate in a rigorous, four week academic program intended to reward and stimulate students who have already demonstrated their commitment to academic growth  and development in science and mathematics. SVSM is competetive entry by application only. The admissions standards are based on academic achievement as well as a high level of motivation and leadership demonstrated through active participation in activities primarily in the science and math content areas. Detailed information and applications may be obtained online at . Information is now available in Ms. Neal's office. The deadline for applications is January 31. Applications must be completed online.


North Carolina Governor's School
IMAGINE ... A Summer Program

... where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity

... where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions

... where there are no grades or tests

... where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

This is the Governor's School of North Carolina . . .
Two campuses. One vision. Over forty years of experience.
This program is for current juniors. More information is available on the Governor's School website or from Ms. Neal in the Counseling Center. Information is being distributed to interested juniors.   Appplications will be due back to Ms. Neal byNovember 2, 2011.

Catalyst Conference at UNC-Chapel Hill/ Spring 2012
Every year, the Catalyst Conference brings a selected group of 80 high school students from across North Carolina to UNC-CH for a weekend-long exploration of social justice issues affecting both America and the larger world. Through leadership and personal development sessions, we aim to empower participants so they can serve as catalysts for positive change in their own communities. The Catalyst Conference serves a vital need, as encouraging today’s youth to take an interest in national and worldly issues is vital to securing an educated and passionate group of future leaders. These 80 students will face a challenging task; they will be asked to view the world through the eyes of another and come to a realization of the underlying similarities that connect us all.
Catalyst Conference 2012 seeks to:
·       Give high school students the opportunity to build and learn from personal relationships that transcend racial, ethnic, religious, and gender boundaries.
·       Provide an open forum for discussion of community issues of social justice and equality through a series of workshops to educate students about diversity and social issues.
·       Empower students to combat the apathy and ignorance threatening the future of America’s youth through personal development sessions and leadership training.
·       Create a network of peer support between high school students and college Catalyst Conference counselors.
·       Transform our high school students into catalysts for positive social change and generate a vision of social harmony for the 21st century and beyond.
The Catalyst Conference is a great opportunity and learning experience for developing high school students. The conference will take place on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill February 24-Februrary 26, 2011.  A $35 registration fee is required upon acceptance (DO NOT include this with the application) to the conference, which helps to offset the cost of housing and food for the entire weekend.  As we do not wish to exclude those with a financial need, if you have an interested student who may not be financially able to pay the entrance fee, please notify us separately and we may be able to offer a scholarship.  Only high school students in grades 9-11 are eligible for application.  No seniors or students who have previously attended will be accepted.  Applications must arrive at UNC-CH, or be submitted via email, by Monday, November 7, 2011
The Shelton Challenge at NC State University
The Shelton Challenge is a one-week summer experience for rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school.  Shelton's cornerstones of values based leadership--honesty, integrity, compasuin, diversity, and social responsibility--are the foundations of this experience. The requirements include having a GPA of 3.0 or better. The total cost of the week long adventure is $575.00. This includes deposit, lodging, meals, and program curriculum. Scholarships may be available. To obtain an appliction or for more information, please go to the website at
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