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Class of 2021 Information

By Dawn Hicks

Juniors only: The PSAT will be administered on Oct 16 during the school day. The junior year is the only score that will count towards qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship.  You must register to take this test.  See Ms. Hicks by Friday, Aug 23 to register and pay $16.  Bring exact change or pay with check made payable to Vance Charter School.  Don't forget you can practice on If you have any questions, see Ms. Hicks.


The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle and high school grades (5 - 12) who have demonstrated exemplary community service.  These prestigious awards sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, are presented annually on the local, state, and national level. To be considered for the award, you must complete the application found at or by Nov. 1 and submit the application to Ms. Hicks.  If you are selected to be a state honoree, you will be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship along with an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, DC for four days.


September 21 - Service Academy Day - hosted by Senator Thom Tillis.  This event will equip students, and families with essential information about the United States Service Academies, their admission standards, and the nomination process.  Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from each service academy.  No RSVP is needed.  The event will be held at the NC National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh at 1636 Gold Star Dr in Raleigh from 10:30 to 1:00.  Doors will open at 9:45.  If you have any questions, see Ms. Hicks, or you many contact the office of Senator Thom Tillis at 919-856-4630. 

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  If you qualify for a fee waiver, see Ms. Hicks.

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