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Class of 2020 Information

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VCS Class of 2020

Important Dates

11/13/19


Nov. 14 - FAFSA Form Line by Line Demo Webinar: On Nov.14 from 3:00 to 4:00, the webinar will guide students and parents through a live demo of the FAFSA form.  Remember the FAFSA is the first step toward receiving federal aid for college, career school, or grad school.  Register for the webinar at  FAFSA webinar

Nov. 16 - Fall Formal

Nov. 21 - Deadline for Oratorical Scholarship participation notice.  See info under Scholarships.

Dec. 7 - SAT

Dec. 14 - ACT

Dec. 16 - 20 - Final exams for first semester

Jan. 7 - Begin 2nd semester



September 11 – Herff Jones will be on campus during lunches and from 4pm-6pm to place graduation/Cap & Gown orders. 

                              Get updates from Herff Jones: Text CONTACT to 70934.

Proofs for tux and drapes should arrive in about two weeks. Students will be able to purchase portraits and make their selection for the photo to be used in the yearbook.

Proof Orders for senior portraits are due by Sept. 10th. If you would like to set up a payment arrangement for your child's portraits you can call Melissa. We will be offering an outdoor session for Senior Casuals on Friday, Oct. 4th from 4-6pm at Ambrose Park in downtown Henderson. We are offering 15 min. sessions with one outfit selection. Session fee is $25. Call or email Melissa if you are interested in setting up a session.

September 18 - Senior Class Picture



          

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Residency determination services (RDS)

Residency Determination Service determines your eligibility for in-state tuition and state grants.  When you complete the RDS process, a Residency Determination Number (RCN) will be given to you.  The RCN number is needed for each college application that a student completes.  The RCN n is needed if you apply to any post-secondary education/training.  It is highly recommended that the parent and the student complete this process together before the student begins completing college applications.  Please keep the RCN number in a safe place.  You will need it in the future.  You will also need this number if you plan to transfer or when you apply for higher degrees. Visit https://ncresidency.cfnc.org/residencyInfo/  to complete RDS.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Hicks.

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College application deadlines

Appalachian State University - Regular Deadline: Feb. 1
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences - Priority:  Feb. 1 for Fall & Oct. 1 for Spring
Catawba College - Regular: Feb. 1
Davidson College - Early Decision I: Nov. 15. Early Decision II: Jan. 2. Regular: Jan. 7
Duke University - Regular Decision: Dec. 20 (for priority) or Jan. 2.
Elizabeth City State - Fall: June 30. Spring: Dec. 1.
Elon University - Early Action: Nov. 10. Regular Decision: Jan.10
Fayetteville State University - Fall: June 30. Spring: Dec. 1
Guilford College - Early Action: Dec. 1. Regular Decision: Jan. 1
High Point University - Early Action: Nov. 15. Regular Decision: Feb. 1
Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte: Rolling Admissions
Lees-McRae College: Early Decision: Early Action: Dec. 1. Regular Decision: April 10
Meredith College: Early Action: Dec. 2. Regular Decision: Feb. 15
NC A&T State University: Early Action: Nov. 15. Priority: Feb. 1. Regular Decision: June 30
NC Central University: Regular Decision - July 15
NC State University: Regular Decision: Jan. 15
Pfeiffer University: Honor Awards Priority: Feb. 1 Regular: Rolling 
Queens University of Charlotte - Early Action: Dec. 1 Secondary Early Action: Feb. 1.     
                                                          Regular Decision: March 1
UNC at Chapel Hill - Regular Decision: Jan. 15.
UNC at Charlotte - Regular Decision: Feb. 1. Rolling admission after Feb. 1
UNC at Greensboro - Priority: Dec. 1. Regular Decision: March 1. Rolling admissions: July 15
UNC at Pembroke - Regular: May 1
UNC at Wilmington - Regular: May 1
Wake Forest University - Early Decision: Nov. 15. Early Decision II: Jan. 1 Regular Decision: Jan. 1
Warren Wilson College - Early Action: Nov. 15. Regular Decision: Rolling
Western Carolina University - Early Action: Nov. 15. Regular Decision I: Jan. 1. Regular Decision II:                                                            Feb. 1
Winston-Salem State University - Regular Decision: May 31

*This information is subject to change by each campus. Please confirm all dates and deadlines as part of your planning process. 

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FAFSA - Free application for federal student aid

Complete the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid.  You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) upon completion. Some scholarship programs require FAFSA to be completed for consideration.  First step is to get an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid Identification) for the student and for one parent/legal guardian before Oct. 1 if possible.  Then, FAFSA opens on Oct. 1.  Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa to obtain an FSA ID  and complete FAFSA after Oct. 1.  VCS is planning a financial aid night. More details to come.  

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Scholarship Information


American Legion Scholarship Competition: The American Legion Oratorical Competition is a public speaking competition for high school students across the country with various competition levels to include county, district, regional, state, and national.  The winner from each level progresses to the next level.  Scholarship money is available at each level.  The county competition will be Dec. 7.  There is a limit of 5 students per school.  National Level scholarships are in the 10's of thousands of dollars.  If you are interested in competing, see Ms. Hicks by Nov. 21.  The names must be reported as participants by that date.  

Sallie Mae Scholarships: Search for 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. Register and be entered for a chance to win $1,000 for college.  Visit 


Sallie Southall Cotton Scholarship: The $500 scholarship is open to seniors planning to attend a four-year college/university after high school.  See Ms. Hicks for an application. Deadline is Jan. 5.

Linda Weaver Scholarship: The $300 scholarship is open to seniors planning to attend a community college after high school.  See Ms. Hicks for an application. Deadline is Jan. 5.

Staci K Barnett Scholarship: The $300 scholarship is open to seniors planning to attend VGCC in a health related field after high school.  See Ms. Hicks for an application. Deadline is Jan. 5.


Dream Big! Win Big!  ACT Scholarship

Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!  Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9/3/2019 and 6/26/2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win.  It's that easy!  To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org.  If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.

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Class of 2021 Information

about 1 month ago

By Dawn Hicks

Important Dates


Nov. 16 - Fall Formal

Dec. 5 - Junior Parent Night - Share College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Dec. 7 - SAT

Dec. 14 - ACT

Dec. 16 - Dec. 20 - Final exams for first semester

Jan. 7 - 2nd semester begins


American Legion Scholarship Competition: The American Legion Oratorical Competition is a public speaking competition for high school students across the country with various competition levels to include county, district, regional, state, and national.  The winner from each level progresses to the next level.  Scholarship money is available at each level.  The county competition will be Dec. 7.  There is a limit of 5 students per school.  National Level scholarships are in the 10's of thousands of dollars.  If you are interested in competing, see Ms. Hicks by Nov. 21.  The names must be reported as participants by that date.  


Dream Big! Win Big!  ACT Scholarship

Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!  Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9/3/2019 and 6/26/2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win.  It's that easy!  To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org.  If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.

Class of 2022 Information

about 1 month ago

By Dawn Hicks

Important Dates


Nov. 16 - Fall Formal

Dec. 16 - Dec. 20 - Final exams for first semester

American Legion Scholarship Competition: The American Legion Oratorical Competition is a public speaking competition for high school students across the country with various competition levels to include county, district, regional, state, and national.  The winner from each level progresses to the next level.  Scholarship money is available at each level.  The county competition will be Dec. 7.  There is a limit of 5 students per school.  National Level scholarships are in the 10's of thousands of dollars.  If you are interested in competing, see Ms. Hicks by Nov. 21.  The names must be reported as participants by that date.  

Dream Big! Win Big!  ACT Scholarship

Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway!  Eligible sophomores, juniors and seniors who register for the ACT test between 9/3/2019 and 6/26/2020 are automatically entered for a chance to win.  It's that easy!  To register for the ACT, visit www.act.org.  If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.

Class of 2023 (Freshmen) Information

about 1 month ago


Important Dates


Nov. 16 - Fall Formal

Dec 16 - Dec. 20 - Final exams for first semester

Jan. 7 - First day of 2nd semester 


American Legion Scholarship Competition: The American Legion Oratorical Competition is a public speaking competition for high school students across the country with various competition levels to include county, district, regional, state, and national.  The winner from each level progresses to the next level.  Scholarship money is available at each level.  The county competition will be Dec. 7.  There is a limit of 5 students per school.  National Level scholarships are in the 10's of thousands of dollars.  If you are interested in competing, see Ms. Hicks by Nov. 21.  The names must be reported as participants by that date.