Saturday, October 22, 2016

Is My Application Good Enough?

Vanderbilt has released an excellent post on their blog in regards to college applications.  This is a great read for a student that is completing any type of application- college admissions, summer programs, GHP, Scholarships, etc.  Please review their advice as you plug away at various applications throughout this school year!

5 Application Tips

Friday, October 21, 2016

Test Scores Not What You Need For College Admissions or Scholarship Money?

Five Points Test Prep will be on the campus of NOHS to provide test prep services for students.  Lisa Barrett and her staff have been a great resource for our students in the past and want to continue to provide excellent service to our families!  Students should strongly consider test prep if they are not making the types of scores that they need for college admissions, need a boost in scores for scholarship funds (out of state tuition, Zell Miller testing requirements, etc.).
The details for this opportunity are listed below:

We are going to offer a SAT/ACT prep program for December we have 6 weeks for SAT and 7 for ACT. 

Classes will be held on 
Tuesday & Thursday 4-6pm and Saturday 9:30am - 1:30pm 

Classes will start Saturday, Oct. 29. 

The cost of the course will be $630 with 10% discount if paid upfront (fee is $565).  Families who need us to split payment in two parts can certainly do that.

Contact Lisa Barrett to express interest or to ask questions (  The course can be paid on the website( 5 points test prep ) through a paypal account.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

University of North Georgia Rep Coming to NOHS

The University of North Georgia is a popular school for our students to apply for college admissions.  The rep that reads the applications for students at NOHS, Whitney Zorn, will be visiting on October the 28th during Titan Time.  If you are planning to apply or have already applied to UNG, it might be beneficial for you to swing by and hear what Mrs. Zorn has to say about UNG.  This is a great time for students to ask specific questions that they have about UNG, the admissions process, honors programs, scholarships, dorms, activities, etc.!

Please complete the form below to register for this event!

UNG campus visit

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ASVAB sign up

Do you have a student that is interested in the military?  Not sure of their career path?  The ASVAB is an assessment that can provide a great amount of information in regards to career interest areas. If your student is interested in taking the ASVAB, we will offer this exam on October 27th at 8:30 am at the Civic Center. Please complete the form below to register for this exam.

ASVAB Registration Form

UGA's FACS Friday's

Do you have a student that is interested in attending UGA and majoring in an area that falls under the umbrella of Family and Consumer Sciences (see list:  FACS undergraduate programs)

Some examples are:

Consumer Economics, Fashion Merchandising, Dietetics, Interior Design, Child Development, etc.

If so, on Friday, October 21st and November the 18th, students will be allowed to attend an event that will showcase all that this department has to offer.  Several great opportunities abound by attending this program:

  • see firsthand what the programs are like
  • meet and talk with professors in your area of interest (FACS)
  • Financial Aid reps will be on site to talk about cost of attendance, scholarships, etc.
  • If you are a junior or senior this can count as a college visit day ( you get 2 a year) and you are not penalized in ANY way- even in regards to exemption.
Check out the link below to learn more about FACS Friday's and to register!

High School Females That Are Interested In Computer Science

The National Center For Women In Technology is a national non-profit organization that seeks to increase the opportunities and meaningful participation of girls and women in computing and programming.

There are several scholarships and opportunities that our female students can capitalize on through this program.  We currently have a senior that has been a part of this organization for some time.  It has been a great resource for her as she has progressed through high school and provided her with connections to other students with similar interests.

Below is a link for a scholarship opportunity for a computing award.  If you are a female in the 9th-12th grade, involved in robotics, enrolled or completed AP Computer Science, or involved in computing in some way, this might be a great scholarship for you to apply!

NCWIT Aspirations Recognition Award

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Georgia Scholars Application Is Now Available To 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. Students need to speak to their counselor about getting an application.  

Please review the application closely before applying.  Page 2 lists specific criteria for applicants.  The application is due on January 31st, 2017.  Please let your counselor know if you are completing this application.