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Financial Planning

FASFA Application

FASFA Toolkit

To get help paying for college. Families fill this out yearly with tax information from the year prior, the checklist walks you through how to do this and what to anticipate.

Lend EDU

At the bottom of the page, there are lots of financial aid resource courses, calculators, statistics, reports, etc.

College Checklist

No matter if a student plans on going to a 2 or 4-year institution, financial planning is critical. This is a detailed checklist for every year in high school.




Testing

ACT Site

ACT Practice #1

ACT Practice #2

The ACT is given free of charge during the Junior Year for all students.  Here is a link to a testing profile for all ACT/SAT scores for 360 colleges/universities.

SAT

SAT Practice #1

SAT Practice #2

Any Senior planning on going to go to a 4-year college should take the SAT in the fall - it is recommended that students take the SAT up to 3 times. Juniors should plan to take the SAT for the first time in their 2nd semester.

ACT WorkKeys

ACT Practice Site

Students who have are concentrator completers are required to take the WorkKeys assessment their Senior Year.  WorkKeys is a skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop, and retain a quality workforce. The assessments measure foundational and soft skills.

Scholarships

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SchoolSoup

Unigo

Cappex

Collegefortn

CFNC

CFWNC

FastWeb

Money Saving Pro

Ronald McDonald

Tuition Funding

Video Scholarships

College Niche

Scholarship Week

Questbridge Match

Smart Scholar

National Beta

Careers in Conservation

GE-Reagan Foundation

Hispanic Fund

Abbott & Fenner

Vivint

Discover Student

Carolina Pest

NC  Retail Merchant

State Employee Assoc.

Golden Leaf

Gates Millenium

 

Articulated Credit

Community College Courses

An agreement between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the North Carolina Community College System. The North Carolina High School to Community College Articulation Agreement provides a seamless process that joins secondary and postsecondary Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs of study.

 

CVCC’s Specifically

An agreement between CVCC and N-CCS, for courses that will count as college credit, if a student enrolls within 2 years of graduating high school.

NCAA Initial Eligibility

Athletes Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse evaluates your academic record to determine if you are eligible to participate as a freshman student-athlete in a Division I or II college or university. The Clearinghouse is an organization that performs academic evaluations for the NCAA.

Selective Services

SSS Registration

All male students between the ages of 18 and 25 who live in the U.S. are required to register with the Selective Service. If you are at least 17 years 3 months old, you can register now. The information will be held on file and processed automatically when you are within 30 days of your 18th birthday. REGISTRATION IS THE LAW. Student financial aid, citizenship, federal job training, and federal job eligibility will be affected by a failure to comply





Summer Programs

Summer Ventures

If you are a very motivated student, consider applying for SUMMER VENTURES in Science and Mathematics. This is a no-cost, state-funded program for academically talented NC students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Current sophomores and juniors may apply, and the application deadline is in January yearly. This is a four week program where students live on a college campus and conduct research around topics of interest with like-minded peers.

Clemson University Scholars Program

The Clemson University Scholars Program is for students in grade 7 - 12 who want a challenging summer program at a prestigious university.

Leadership Converse

Leadership Converse is a summer program designed for rising female juniors and seniors.

Parent Opportunities  

Overview: Newton-Conover City Schools is embarking on a new journey to reach parents, families and community members.  Beginning with the inaugural 2017-18 series, Parent U is a series of workshops and resources for all parents, offering routine sessions from district and community leaders to keep parents informed and involved in our schools -- oh, and don't forget the free childcare!


Parent Registration Link


N-CCS Parent U Core Beliefs:

Adapted from Beyond the Bake Sale (A.T. Henderson, et al)

#1

All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.

#2

All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.

#3

Parents and school staff should be equal partners.

#4

The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.

 Parent U schedule and logistics