Class of 2026 Freshmen

For all regular school or counseling issues, Mrs. Bender is available to assist students with their needs.  To see the counselor, please visit the office.  To schedule appointments with the counselor, use this link: https://benderjr.youcanbook.me, email a request to benderjr@vancecharter.org or call the school at 252-431-0440.

Scholarships & Competitions

Henderson Optimist Club is sponsoring the 2022-2023 Optimist International Essay Scholarship Competition. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, February 7. The Optimist Club will judge student's essays, based on the theme of "Who is an Everyday Hero that Brings Out the Optimism in You?". Contact Mrs. Seifert for a flyer with details.

Leadership & Summer Programs

FBI National Academy Associates hosts a Youth Leadership Program will be held in Quantico, VA June 22-30, 3023.The application deadline is February 3. Contact Mrs. Seifert to get a copy of the application and instructions on how to apply.

Chowan University invites students to apply for their summer Campapalooza - a 5-day academic summer camp for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors. They will live on campus, have their meals in the University cafeteria, and spend their days engaged in exciting academic activities with our University Faculty. Complete the online form for more information.

Emerging Journalists Program at Elon University- Explore what it means to be a journalist, to report and to produce news that informs communities. There are 2 programs. Applications are now open. Apply ASAP because the Exposure program starts this month. 1.Exposure is a virtual program that is open to any high school student who wishes to apply. There will be 4  online workshops on foundational journalism skills, including News Gathering & Writing; Editing & Design; Photojournalism & Multimedia Broadcast; and Law & Ethics. You'll receive a certificate of completion for completing all 4 session assessments. 2.Immersion is a summer, on-campus residential learning workshop hosted at Elon University. Current high school juniors who successfully complete the Exposure program may apply (you can apply for both concurrently). Students who complete the Immersion program will be assigned two mentors — an Elon communications student and a professional journalist — to help identify, report and produce multimedia stories during their senior year of high school.