Are you interested in pursuing a career in health sciences, such as medicine, nursing, or dentistry? VCU Acceleration is a program for incoming freshmen planning to study one of the health sciences that includes a residential summer session and continuing resources during the school year like a living-learning community and access to pre-health advisors.
Then you should register here for U.Va’s S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Architecture Open House on Monday, November 3rd. During the Open House, you will meet with current faculty and students, enjoy panel conversations, attend classes, tour departments and Grounds, and possibly hear some more really solid puns like the ones above. Register now!
All Caroline High School students are encouraged to enter the Strong Men and Women in Virginia History writing contest. Submit a 400-word essay by Friday, November 14th and have the chance to win an iPad Air for yourself and $1,000 for CHS. Please see the attached flier below if you are interested!
The always-popular CHS School Counseling Newsletter is now available for the month of October. You can find it by clicking on the “Newsletters” tab above. The newsletter contains information on such topics as scholarships, SAT/ACT testing, upcoming events and much more – give it a look, and make sure to check back every month for an update!
The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2015 Governor’s Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) and five Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (GFLA). The SRGS offer gifted high school students opportunities for intensive study in academics, mentorships, and visual and performing arts. The GFLA offer full-immersion academies for French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion academy for Japanese; and a Latin Academy.
If you are interested in applying to one of these programs, or if you would just like some more information, click on the links above or see your school counselor.
Students – do you want to learn more about Virginia State University? Then plan on coming to one of their open houses this fall, where you can hear about academic programs, meet with faculty members, and take a campus tour. See the flier below and visit www.vsu.edu/openhouse for more information and to sign up.
DID YOU KNOW that the #1-ranked public university arts and design program in the nation is right down the road?
And DID YOU KNOW that this program will be holding open houses for students who are interested in majoring in fields like art, graphic design, music, photography, and theatre?
It’s true – VCUarts, the fine arts department of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, is elite, nationally-recognized, and would love to have you on campus to check out their programs and facilities, meet current students and faculty, and attend sessions on financial aid, credit transfer, and more.
These Open Houses are scheduled for Saturday, October 11th and Saturday, November 1st. CLICK HERE to sign up, or see your school counselor for more information.
Attention juniors and seniors: The following schools will be sending a representative to CHS to discuss their school and answer any questions you might have. If you are interested in attending, make sure to sign up in the School Counseling office!
CHS students who have an interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) might want to check out these NASA-related opportunities:
For current 11th graders, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online course focusing on space mission design and human space flight. It culminates with a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. The program is FREE for students who qualify and can potentially earn students up to 4 college credits. Interested students should visit http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org for more information and to apply. The application deadline is Novermber 2nd, 2014.
For current 10th graders, Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a FREE program that allows students to examine the earth and airborne science, technology, and engineering that goes into modern space flight. It includes an online course and a seven-day residential summer academy where students will learn first-hand from NASA professionals. Students who are interested should visit http://vscs.spacegrant.org to get more information and to view the application. The application deadline is November 2nd, 2014.
The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation Program, taking place November 8, 2014. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and at UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience. We particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing an engineering career. A link to the online application can be found here: