Thursday, February 22, 2018

Duke Summer Session

Just a reminder about Duke's Summer Session: We are sharing information about Duke Summer Session’s transformative summer programs.  Improve your college application and go to college while still in high school!
At Duke Summer Session, we are committed to providing high school students with the opportunity to be a college student over the summer at one of the world’s premier universities.  By attending our Summer College program, you will not only have the authentic college experience of living in Duke University’s dorms and taking credit-bearing classes alongside undergraduate students, but also the opportunity to accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke instructor and transcript from Duke University – two substantive indicators that you have what it takes to thrive in an elite academic setting.
Courses fill up quickly, so apply online today:
Application for US Students
Application for International Students

Seniors! Quick Turn Around Time!

2018 Georgia Scholars Application for Seniors 
We are always looking for ways to recognize our students and their accomplishments!  This is a program that can provide your student with recognition at the state level.  Through the Georgia Scholar program, the Department of Education identifies and honors high school seniors who have achieved excellence in school and community life. The program is coordinated by the Department’s Excellence Recognition Office and through local coordinators in each public school system and in private schools throughout the state. Each Georgia Scholar receives a seal for his or her diploma.
Students eligible for Georgia Scholar recognition are high school seniors who:
·         exhibit excellence in all phases of school life, in community activities, and in the home.
·         Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during the four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses;
·         who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities;
·         who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.​
The recognition is open to any student who qualifies.
The Application and one page reference letter is the only thing that should be submitted.
No mailed or faxed applications accepted 
Reference letters are to be from outside school personnel and family
Do not attached copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, voter registration or photos to the application
All criteria on the application must be completed for consideration
Section A must be filled out with specific class information 
There is not a monetary award associated with this recognition

Please review the application closely before applying.  Page 2 lists specific criteria for applicants.  The application DEADLINE to the Counseling office is March 1, 2018.  Please let your counselor know if you are completing this application.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

QUICK TURN AROUND TIME! Great Opportunity for Females Interested in STEM

North Oconee High School has been given an opportunity to develop strong leadership skills for females that are interested in STEM areas.  A very limited number of spots are available for our students to attend a national STEM conference for free. Transportation will also be provided. (Student cost will only reflect hotel room charges and meals) from March 18th-20th, 2018.

Attendees will be selected on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested, please fill out this Google form   See information below for more details. 

The deadline to sign up for this opportunity will be Monday, February 26th by 4:00 pm.

Global Women In STEM Leadership Summit Video

Global Women In STEM Leadership Brochure

Women In STEM Registration/Program Information


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Update for UGA Admissions Decisions

The UGA admissions blog has added a new post with timelines for decision release dates.  Please review the information below to learn more:

Upcoming Decision Dates For UGA Applicants

Scholarship Season Is Upon Us

Please check out the scholarship tab on our blog to see the newest scholarships that have been added.  We are constantly updating the information as new scholarships come across our desk.  Every year we have scholarships that only have one or two applicants.  Please encourage your senior to apply!

Check out the link below from JLV Counseling about the top 15 mistakes that students make when applying for scholarships:

15 Common Scholarship Mistakes

American Red Cross Hero Nomination


The American Red Cross Heroes nomination process is now open and can be completed online.  Nominations are open through April 2nd and cover the following counties: Athens-Clarke, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Oconee and Oglethorpe. 
Click here to submit a nomination. The categories that seem to pertain to OCS are Adult Good Samaritan and Youth Good Samaritan. Another possibility is International Service for some of our student groups.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Princeton Summer Journalism Program


Applications for the Princeton Summer Journalism Program, an all expense paid summer camp and college mentoring program for students from low-income backgrounds, are now open. Pass it along! 

Who is eligible? This program is intended for low-income students with excellent academic records who are committed to pursuing a career in journalism. To apply for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:

- You must currently be a junior in high school.
- You must live in the United States.
- You must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of 4.0).
- You must have an interest in journalism.

- The combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000. (Note: This program is for students from under-resourced financial backgrounds. If the combined income of your custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and you still wish to apply, you may attach a statement explaining why you believe your family qualifies as financially under-resourced.)