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Published by Glenda Farmer on July 1, 2018

        


 

SAT
The SAT is typically taken by high school juniors and seniors.  The SAT tests students’ basic knowledge of subjects they have learned in the classroom such as reading, writing, and math, in addition to how students think, solve problems, and communicate.

SAT Helpful Links:
This is a free program that statistically has helped students improve their SAT scores by 200 points.

Students can take a practice test online for free!
Princeton Practice Test Review
I Need A Pencil Review
NC College Board (register and prepare here)
CFNC
DOME SAT

ACT
The ACT test contains four curriculum-based, multiple-choice tests that measure academic achievement in the areas of English, mathematics, reading, and science, as well as an optional Writing Test, for which students complete an essay.

ACT Helpful Links:
www.act.org (register and prepare here)

PSAT/NMSQT
The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical thinking skills that are important for success in college, including critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.  Taking the PSAT/NMSQT enables students to get feedback about important academic skills, seek information from colleges, enter scholarship competitions, prepare for the SAT Reasoning Test, and initiate the college-planning process.  The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test that students must take to enter National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for college scholarships awarded in 2010.

PSAT/NMSQT Helpful Links:
CollegeBoard
Understanding Results from PSAT/NMSQT
My College QuickStart Guided Tour

ASVAB
This assessment is a requirement for students who plan to enter the military, and also an for any student wanting to identify a potential career area.  The assessment is a multiple-aptitude battery that test students’ knowledge in eight areas:  general science, mathematics, word knowledge, paragraph comprehension, electronics information, auto and shop information, and mechanical comprehension.  There is no cost associated with the ASVAB.  For more information on the ASVAB contact the guidance office.

ASVAB Helpful Links:
http://www.military.com/ASVAB or http://www.asvabprogram.com/

Advanced Placement Courses
Advanced Placement (AP) courses expose high school students to college-level curriculum. Students may study challenging subjects of interest in a variety of areas —arts, English, foreign language, mathematics, science, and social studies. *In order to enroll in AP coursework, students must possess appropriate prerequisite courses and choose to participate in this advanced course of study. AP exams are administered in the spring of each school year. Colleges and universities may grant credit, placement, or both based on scores on the exams. Beginning with the freshman (9th) class in the 2008-09 school year, students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams given by the College Board in order to receive AP weighted credit. If students do not take the exam, the AP designation will be dropped to Honors level. Students will be required to decide during the first quarter/term of the AP course whether they will take the exam. Students will pay for a maximum of three AP exams over the course of their high school career. AP exam fees for the fourth and subsequent exams will be paid by the Board of Education. Financial assistance is available from the College Board to students who qualify. Students wishing to take an AP course not offered at their home high school must talk with their principal to determine if there are other available options to take the course. AP courses require more rigorous and expansive reading, writing, and research than Honors or standard level courses. The following are recommended limits on the number of AP courses a student should take:
Ninth grade – No AP courses                             Eleventh grade – Up to three courses
Tenth grade – One AP course                            Twelfth grade – Up to four courses

*Recommended criteria for entrance into AP coursework includes a GPA of “90” in Honors English, prerequisite or related coursework, and/or teacher or principal recommendation.
ACCUPLACER 

Identifying students’ academic strengths and weaknesses in preparation for college is more critical than ever to ensure successful transitions and persistence in their academic experiences. ACCUPLACER is a suite of computer-adaptive placement tests that quickly, accurately, and efficiently assess reading, writing, and math skills.  ACCUPLACER assessments provide early indicators of students’ preparedness and place them into appropriate courses where they can confidently meet classroom demands and achieve their academic goals. By using ACCUPLACER, you help set the stage is set for helping students succeed at post-secondary institutions.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 13, 2018

        


Announcing drivers education classes start date.

Student Resources for NC DMV Test: This site provides free sample written tests for students studying for their NC driver’s license. Click the following link.   DMV Written Practice Tests

Drivers Education Applications for summer classes are now available in the front office.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 13, 2018

        


Summer Hours of Operation: June 11 – August 10, 2018
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed Fridays

Week of July 4th: July 2 – July 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Jul 4

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 12, 2018

        


Douglas Byrd High School Graduation – June 12th @ 8:00 a.m.
View June 12-13 CCS' Graduations LIVE on FCE-TV Cable Channel 5 or online at live.crowncoliseum.com

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 8, 2018

        


Image of a graduation cap.Seniors, if you have not picked up your cap and gown yet, please come to Student Services as soon as possible and see Ms. Matthews.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 5, 2018

        


Every Minute Counts

Our mission at Douglas Byrd High School will promote a positive and safe environment where all students are empowered to collaborate, compete, and succeed in an interconnected world.” Douglas Byrd High established the following goals in alignment with the school’s mission statement:
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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 4, 2018

        


Summer Feeding Program- June 11-July 27, 2018- Children 18 years and younger eat FREE! Call for a location near you. 1-866-348-6479 OR 1-877-842-6273

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 4, 2018

        


CCS Future Educators Program... Click the image to visit our website.

Image of a boy holding a pencil.

Please see attached for a scholarship opportunity. Microsoft Word – 2018 FALL-IN MC Scholarship Application Working.docx
* Must be a high school student planning to enroll in Fall of 2018 to a University or Community College.
* Must submit a completed FALL-IN MC 2018 Scholarship Application by June 2, 2018
* Must have a minimum of 3.0 Grade Point Average
* Must be from a lower income or high-risk community and demonstrate financial need
* Must have completed 25 hours of community service and document on community service form included in application packet.

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.FTCC Career Development Center has an Employability Skills Lab that can help you as you venture into the world of work. They are available to help with:
* Career Options         * Time Management
* Resume Writing        * Job Fair Strategies
* Interview Skills          * and Much More
Drop by Open Lab: Monday-Thursday / 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
FTCC Center for Business & Industry, 2723 Fort Bragg Road, (910) 678-8495/486-8419

 

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YouthSpark Live is a global community enabling youth to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to spark change. See your counselor for more information.  View the attachment for more information.  YouthSpark Scholarship Details

 

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Are you interested in being a teacher? If so, the Future Educators Program might be for you!  The Future Educators Program is a recruitment initiative aimed at developing CCS’ internal student talent. Future Educators participants are CCS high school graduates who intend to pursue careers in education and who plan to commit to teaching with CCS upon completion of an educator preparation program.

Eligibility Requirements:  Future Educators Flyer
* Must be a CCS high school senior
* Gain admittance to a college or university with a NC accredited Educator Preparation Program for the Fall 2018 semester
* Intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career with Cumberland County Schools

Future Educators participants will receive:  CCS Future Educators Program – Fact Sheet.docx – Google Docs
* Annual summer professional development with a $1000 stipend, beginning the summer following the freshman
year of college through the summer of their senior year
* An early employment contract for 3 years (with successful teacher evaluations)
* The opportunity to develop a professional network with CCS staff and peers

   Future Educators Resume Sample    Future Educators Application Cover Sheet    Future Educators Application Instructions

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Please see attached for information about a FREE coding camp being offered this summer for students ages 12-17. Students will have the opportunity to experience game, music, sound, sports, and fashion design and other topics in coding and computer science. Transportation may be provided.  Free Coding Camp

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.Career & Technical Education Scholarship Program – priority deadline June 15, 2017.  This scholarship will award up to 1020 scholars with each scholarship providing up to $2500 in scholarship funds. Students attending not for profit institutions (community colleges or technical schools) are eligible to apply if pursuing a CTE degree or certificate. Awarded students may request $625 for each eligible semester enrolled to be used for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  To learn more about the CTE scholarship or to apply online, students should visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/

Image of a boy holding a pencil.GREAT RESOURCE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!!
Cumberland Community Foundation manages more than 50 scholarship endowment funds created by local individuals, families, and corporations who want to provide a path to higher education for future generations. The following links include general information, how to apply, and a list of specific scholarships and criteria for each.  Cumberland Community Foundation Website       How To Apply       Scholarship Name

Students meeting the general criteria below are eligible to apply:
* Resident of Cumberland County (unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description)
* Will attend college, university, vocational or technical institutions as a full-time student in the fall or within six months following the award
* Academic achievement and potential as indicated by class rank, GPA, and/or standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
* Financial need (unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description)

Image of a boy holding a pencil.See the attachment for information about the Susan H. Reid Scholarship. Deadline is July 15, 2018.  The potential awardee must have a parent/primary caregiver who has either been diagnosed or passed away with cancer (primary caregivers can be a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc.) or have a personal cancer history. Susan Haines Reid Scholarship Parameters

 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship is available to any High School senior nationwide who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. The Scholarship will be judged on merit and need, Academic achievements, as well as any leadership experiences, will be taken in to account. Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0  Deadline: July 31, 2018  Award Amount: $1000  Click here for Application 

Image of a boy holding a pencil.“Edward Evans Consistory 196” Scholarship is awarding a $500 to $1000 to a deserving graduating High school Teenager. The attached application and all other required documents must be submitted by August 29, 2018.   Edward Evans Consistory 196 Scholarship

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Published by Glenda Farmer on June 4, 2018

        


Wear orange on Friday, June 1, 2018 in support of safe school environment.

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Published by Glenda Farmer on May 31, 2018

        


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