CLASS OF 2024 - Your Time, Your Year!    
     Plan for a Career/ Plan for College


    What all SENIORS need to know. . .

    1.  How to brag about yourself to colleges, employers, and scholarship committees.   Complete your Senior Bra Sheet ASAP: https://bit.ly/2024BRAGSHEET  This is your opportunity to brag about yourself and help your School Counselor write your recommendation letter.  BRAG SHEETS ARE DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2023! 
    2.To update or create your CFNC.org career & college planning portal,  go to: www.cfnc.org for information on planning, applying, and paying for colleges and universities in North Carolina.  Create a college planning portfolio, download the NC College Application Timeline at a Glance , get information about NC Financial Aid opportunities, explore programs and majors, send your electronic hs transcript, connect yourself to careers, and more!  
    3. About scholarships and financial aid.  Check this website monthly for updates to Parkland's Scholarship Newsletters.  Make sure you visit individual college websites for information on scholarship programs specific to those schools.  Prepare to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in December 2023 using 2022 tax returns.  More information about the FAFSA can be found at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Create profiles for scholarships at fastweb.com and collegeboard.org
    4When & Why to take the SAT and/or the ACT.  Seniors planning to attend college should have already taken one of these tests, but may wish to take them one more time during the fall of their senior year.  Click on this link to read more about the differences between the ACT and SAT.
    5.  Your graduation requirements!  The Class of 2024 need the following credits to graduate:
       4 Credits English (English 1, 2, 3, 4)                                                                                                                          
       4 Credits Math  (Math 1, 2, 3 and a 4th math aligned w/ post-grad goals             
       3 Credits Science (Earth/Env. Science, Biology, a physical science)
       4 Credits Social Studies (World History, Civics, American History 1 & 2)
       4 Credits Electives (Career Technical, JROTC, Foreign Language, Performing & Visual Arts, Core Electives)
                                 2 credits MUST be CTE or Visual & Performing Arts
                                 2 credits of the SAME WORLD LANGUAGE are required for UNC Admissions
       1 Credit Health/PE
                                          PE 2/Health 
       22 Credits minimum required for Graduation
    6.  How to prepare for an interview.  Click on this link to find helpful interviewing tips.





Last Modified on December 5, 2023