Opportunities for Students
This page lists academic and enrichment opportunities for students that occur during the school year.
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Performance Learning Center Open House - The PLC will be hosting an Open House for students interested in attending for the 2019-2020 school year. The Open House will be from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with information sessions and tours at the top of each hour. The PLC is located at 2300 West Sugar Creek Rd., Charlotte, NC 28262.
Splash UNC - Splash UNC is a bi-annual program where high school students have the opportunity to attend classes taught and created by Carolina students. Classes include a variety of interesting topics ranging from chemistry and swing dancing to neuroscience and Harry Potter. The fall program for high school students will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 9am to 5pm. The program fee is $20 and lunch is included. Financial assistance is available for students that need it. To learn more, and to register, please visit: https://splashunc.com/. Deadline to register: November 3, 2018
Charlotte Techstars High School Start-Up Weekend - Johnson C. Smith University will be hosting this 54-hour event from Friday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 4th. This event is aimed at students who are interested in entrepreneurship. Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. The cost to attend is $25. Scholarships are available to students who are in need. For more information, and to pay for the event, please visit: http://communities.techstars.com/usa/charlotte/startup-weekend/12714.
Study Abroad Information Sessions - Are you interested in studying abroad while in high school? If so, then you should sign up for an information sessions offered by CMS on January 28, 2019. This evening will be held in the Cafeteria at the Bishop Spaugh Professional Development Center (1901 Herbert Spaugh Lane, Charlotte, NC 28208) from 5:45pm-7:00pm. Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1UHPK-pj1VExsWtbH1HmMGZzsFabIMSGwA4n6N37VXDA/viewform?edit_requested=true
CIEE High School Abroad NC Scholarship - Thanks to the deNoyelles Global Navigator scholarship, any high school student in North Carolina can get a chance to study abroad, during or after high school. This opportunity covers full program tuition, round-trip airfare and stipend for one semester or a full academic year. Interested families should contact Zoë Nahatis, CIEE International Studies Advisor, to complete the scholarship application: email@example.com or (207) 553-4068. For more information, please visit: https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/high-school-study-abroad. Application deadline: April 1, 2019.
FREE Online Tutoring - The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library offers FREE access to online tutors. With a library card, you can get 10 free tutoring sessions from a live, online, qualified tutor. Help is available in both English and Spanish! This service is provided through Tutor.com. All you need is your library card or ONE Access account number. For more information, please visit: https://www.cmlibrary.org/blog/stay-stress-free-and-tutor?utm_source=inactives&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=digital-resource&utm_term=mc&utm_content=tutor-dot-com
Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program - The Ron Brown Scholar Program’s new high school initiative--Guided Pathway Support (GPS) Program is a FREE program designed to help highly motivated college-bound African American high school students navigate the college admissions process by directing them to the most comprehensive and reliable resources available. For more information, feel free to contact GPS Program Coordinator Kiya Jones at the Ron Brown Scholar Program at (434) 964-1588 or visit: http://www.rbsgps.com/.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) - CBYX allows students to study abroad in Germany for an academic year. The program aims to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students will live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life. For more information, please visit: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/about/.
Future Falcons Program - Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in the United States Air Force Academy? If so, you may want to register for their Future Falcons Program. By registering, your name will go into their database that will allow them to send you periodic mailings. These mailings will inform you about the Academy and what you need to be doing to be a competitive applicant. You can register for the Future Falcons Program here: www.cvent.com/events/future-falcon-registration/event-summary-028d3e4fe8444783af405857a839c707.aspx
Chameleon's Journey - Chameleon's Journey is an overnight grief camp for children and teens. Camp will be held at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, South Carolina, October 20 & 21, 2018. For more information, and to apply, please visit: https://www.hpccr.org/programs-and-services/grief-and-loss/chameleons-journey. For questions, please call 704.375.0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.