Governor’s School Information Night

Typical Governor’s School student (beard not required)

Governor’s School Information Night will be held on Tuesday November 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm in the Caroline Middle School Auditorium.  Any student interested in applying to Governor’s school in grades 6-10 are encouraged to attend.

In Caroline we participate in two different Governor’s Schools.  One is the Commonwealth Governor’s School which serves students in grades 9-12 and is all 4 content areas and The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School which serves students in grades 10-12 and is Math and Science.

9th grade students interested in applying must complete Geometry by the end of their 9th grade year.  If you have any questions please contact Lindsey Rose at Lrose@ccps.us or 804-633-6561.

 

NASA-related Opportunity for 10th Graders

The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for sophomores focusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers.

The VSCS program features two key elements: 1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest cutting edge technologies and missions.

Visit http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for an application and more information.

Applications are due by November 8th, 2015.

FCA Clements Memorial Scholarship

Attention Seniors:  The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is offering two scholarships to senior FCA members in the amount of $1,000 each.  Scholarship recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria: community involvement, church involvement, and FCA leadership, scholarship, athletic participation, and extra-curricular activities.  Click on the link below to download the application.  All applications are due by Feburary 1st, 2016.  See your school counselor if you have any questions.

 

FCA Clements Scholarship Application

Reminder for Seniors

Seniors: if you are planning to apply to a four-year college or university, you must sign up to take either the SAT, the ACT, or both.  Both tests are offered at CHS during the month of October, and you can still sign up for the October 3rd SAT via late registration.  On-time registration for the October 24th ACT is still available.  See your school counselor for more information.

U.Va Society of Women Engineers Visitation Day

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school seniors and juniors to apply for a place in our High School Visitation program, taking place Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 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, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field but may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2015 Application. The fall program is geared towards high school seniors, but juniors are invited to apply as well. Students who
have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance. Another session of HSV will take place in the spring of 2016.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 23rd, 2015.

 

VDOT Transportation Expo

A good rule of thumb is: if something will always be necessary, then it makes for a good career.  Whether you drive, ride a bike, walk, run, fly a plane, or take the bus, chances are that you and everyone else that you know uses some form of transportation here in Virginia.  All the more reason that on October 21, 2015, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, VA, you should check out the VDOT Transportation Career Expo.  You can learn more about all of the different fields and opportunities that are available to you here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as look at demonstrations and network with future employers.  See you counselor if you have any questions, and in the meantime check out this fact sheet, which gives a lot of good information on the event.

Ten Great Jobs That Don’t Require A College Degree

Surgical Technologist, and other great jobs you can begin to prepare for right here at CHS

Welcome back students!  Below you will find an article/slideshow which describes a handful of excellent jobs that can be obtained without a college degree.  College is a great option for after high school, but it isn’t the only option – many students leave Caroline with marketable skills and get jobs that allow them to provide for themselves and their families.  Check it out and be inspired HERE.

Need to take the VPT at Germanna?

Here are some frequently asked questions regarding placement testing for Dual Enrollment classes:

1. Where can I take the Virginia Placement Test (VPT)?

The closest place is Germanna Community College’s Fredericksburg area campus, located at 10000 Germanna Point Drive, Fredericksburg VA, 22408.

2. How many placement tests do I need to take?

If you are planning on taking a dual enrollment math class, you need both the VPT-English and the VPT-Math placement tests.  If you are planning on taking a dual enrollment English or social studies class, you need both the VPT -English and VPT Math MTE 1 or a passed Algebra I SOL.

3. When can I take the VPT?

See the testing center hours here.

4. What should I bring to the test?

See testing procedures here.

For some more general information about the placement tests, please read this document carefully.

**Do not wait to take your placement test(s)!  If we do not have a record by August 3rd, 2015, of your completion of one or both tests, you may not be able to take the dual enrollment classes for which you are signed up.**