Welcome to your 2nd year of high school, Sophomores!
Your sophomore year is a time to do a lot of exploration and find ways to learn more about yourself. Taking a variety of courses, participating in enrichment opportunities, and extracurricular involvement can all help you discover more about yourself and add to your knowledge and experiences.
There will be many opportunities for you at school and students should check announcements and The College Corner newsletters for activities and programs that you might be interested in. Don't forget community involvement as an avenue to expand your horizons as well!Enrichment OpportunitiesNow is the time to learn more about yourself and develop skills that will help you be successful later in life. Volunteering in the community is one way to expand your horizons. There are also free and low-cost programs available. Below are some of the opportunities students might want to apply for. You are strongly encouraged to choose opportunities directly related to your interests and strengths, not just something you think will look good on a college applications. In addition to the opportunities below, check out CFNC's College Preparation Opportunity Search.
ASU's Anatomy & Physiology Summer Camp
The Appalachian State University Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science offers an intense and rewarding summer residential or day camp experience in Anatomy and Physiology! This one-week camp will provide high school students with hands-on experience studying the major organ systems of the body, as well as discussion about diseases and injuries that affect these systems. There are no prerequisites except a strong interest in the sciences and adequate science and math background to understand the labs and lectures. After each full day of exploration in the Science of Anatomy and Physiology, evening group activities are offered under the supervision of the college-student counselors.
ASU's Forensic Anthropology Summer CampAppalachian State University is pleased to offer a summer residential camp experience in Forensic Anthropology! Set in the mountains of western North Carolina, on the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University, this one-week camp will provide high school students 15-18 years of age with hands-on experience in forensic analysis of the human skeleton.
SUMMER VENTURES IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
This is a four-week residential program for sophomores and juniors interested in science and math. Students are assigned to one of six UNC campuses and can select studies in a specialized area of math or science. Students interested in learning more about Summer Ventures should see your counselor for further information. FREE!
GOVERNOR'S PAGE PROGRAM
This is a one-week internship in Raleigh’s Office of the Governor for students ages 16 – 18. Students must be in good academic standing. Applications are accepted year-round, and participants are given a $150 stipend. Students are encouraged to do this program during the summer months rather than miss school.
Mrs. Folger-Hawks was a Governor's Page while in high school and can give you detailed information about this program.
WFU BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER VOLUNTEEN PROGRAM
Each year, WFU Baptist Medical Center accepts applications from high school students for their Summer Volunteen Program. Students who are interested in medical careers and who are willing to commit to a long-term summer experience are encouraged to attend. The application can be found online and the program is competitive. Immersion in health career fields are difficult to obtain and this is a great opportunity to gain experience and knowledge.
NC STATE'S DESIGN CAMP
Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design. Design Camp informs students about college study in design and raises awareness of the impact of design in all aspects of our everyday lives. The skills in design thinking and creative experience gained at Design Camp can empower students on their path toward becoming innovative problem solvers and prepare them to tackle the challenges of the future.
NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
The North Carolina School of Science & Mathematics (NCSSM) is a residential high school for Juniors and Seniors and is free to students who are accepted for their residential or online program. If you’re interested in attending see your counselor. You can also learn more by visiting http://www.ncssm.edu/.
UNC Chapel Hill's Heels for Success
College-bound students will have the chance to experience the academic, social and cultural life at Carolina. Students will also learn about selective college admissions and ways to prepare for academic and extra-curricular achievement. Heels for Success is an all-expense-paid (excluding travel) one-day summer program to help academically talented, rising tenth and eleventh graders prepare for college. Over the course of the day, students will continue on the path toward college by getting an opportunity to be a part of the Carolina campus and learn firsthand about the academic and extra-curricular preparation required by selective colleges. Students will learn techniques for approaching the ACT, college applications, and essays.
NC A&T Advancing Mathematics & Science Skills Program (AMASS)
For rising high school juniors and seniors with a GPA of
2.8 or higher. Program Cost: $100.00 program fee. Program Objectives: Live on campus for two weeks, SAT preparation in Mathematics, Reading and Writing, Workshops in test-taking skills and college applications, Scientific exploration projects integrating mathematics in the study of scientific
problems, Individual Academic/Career Planning – receive coaching in goal-setting for high school, undergraduate, graduate and career planning, Networking with like-minded students.
CAMP MED: Wake Forest School of Medicine
The program’s aim is to identify 10-15 ninth through twelfth grade high school students who have an interest in a health career and academic potential for a career in the health sciences. The goal of Camp Med is to identify a diverse group of students interested in health careers. Camp MED is a one-week day camp designed to recruit, educate, and prepare high school students for careers in the health professions. Activities include presentations, tours/observations and clinical experiences.
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