USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo with high school career and job fair

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

Date: April 26 – 27, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington D.C.
Free and open to the public!

 

What is the universe made of? What will be the next medical breakthrough? What does science have to do with Extreme Sports? And does Hollywood get the science right? Find out at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, hosted by Lockheed Martin! Explore science and engineering with more than 3000 fun, hands-on activities in fields like robotics, genomics, advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, DIY/Makers, space exploration, green chemistry, bioengineering, oceanography and many more.

 

The festival will feature more than 100 stage shows starring Dirty Job’s Mike Rowe, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Grammy Award Winners They Might Be Giants, Basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabbar, MoneyBall’s Paul Depodesta, cast and crew members from TV Shows like Big Bang Theory, House and  Breaking Bad. Other highlights include the Career Pavilion for high-school students with a Job and College Fair, and a Book Fair featuring over 30 leading science authors.  The Expo is free of charge and is perfect for teens, children and their families.

 

Click here for more information.

 

VCU School of the Arts Open House

 

Saturday, November 2, 2013 & Saturday, February 15, 2014 RSVP

You’ve heard about VCUarts, but have you seen it?
If not, Open House is the perfect time.

• visit campus • tour arts facilities • have your portfolio reviewed • meet faculty and students from each department • visit the dorms • eat in our award-winning dining hall • attend sessions on financial aid, study abroad, transferring, the Honors College, and more!

November 2, 2013: Open House

  • 7:30 to 8:30am – Check in (Siegel Center, Lobby)
  • 7:30 to 9am – Student Services Information Tables (Siegel Center)
  • 9am – Welcome (Siegel Center)
  • 10am – School of the Arts Overviews (Various locations)
  • 10:45am to 12pm – Departmental Overviews and Q & A Sessions (Various locations)
  • 10:45am to 1:30pm – Tours of the School of the Arts (meet in Singleton Center lobby)
  • 11:30am to 12:15pm – Art Foundation Q & A session (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535)
  • 11am to 2pm – Portfolio Reviews (Bowe St. Deck, Fifth Floor, Room 535)

|Open House RSVP + more info

College Night

College Night, hosted by Spotsylvania Towne Centre will be next Wednesday, October 16, from 6:30-8:30PM. There will be representatives from colleges and universities from all over the East Coast, including Germanna Community College! Germanna’s Recruiter, Kim Viarella, and Brian Ogale will be at the GCC table to answer all your questions about GCC programs, including opportunities for transfer and guaranteed admissions to many four-year colleges and universities, as well as how current high school students can take advantage of Dual Enrollment courses in their high schools to get an early start on their college education. See you there!!!!

SAT will be given here at CHS on 12/7/13

Students who are planning to attend a four year college/university and need to take the SAT can take it at CHS on December 7 (this was not an original test date for CHS-it’s just been added). Also, there’s still space available for the SAT prep class–stop by the school counseling office to get a registration form. The SAT prep class prepares students in time to take the test on December 7. The charge is $42.00 (which includes the cost of the book). See your school counselor for more details.

NCAA Eligibility

 

Freshman and Sophomores

  •  Start planning now!
  •  Work hard to get the best grades possible.
  •  Take classes that match your high school’s List of NCAA Courses. The NCAA Eligibility Center will use only approved core courses to certify your initial eligibility.
  • You can access and print your high school’s List of NCAA Courses at www.eligibilitycenter.org. Click the NCAA College- Bound Student-Athlete link to enter and then navigate to the “Resources” tab and select “U.S. Students” where you will find the link for the List of NCAA Courses.
  • At the beginning of your sophomore year, complete your online registration at www.eligibilitycenter.org.
  • If you fall behind, do not take short cuts. Classes you take must be four-year college preparatory and must meet NCAA requirements.

 

Juniors

  • Register to take the ACT, SAT or both and use the NCAA Eligibility Center code “9999” as a score recipient. Doing this sends your official score directly to the NCAA Eligibility Center.
  • Continue to take college prepratory courses. Double check to make sure the courses you have taken match your school’s List of NCAA Courses.
  • Ask your high school counselor to send an official transcript to the NCAA Eligibility Center after completing your junior year. If you have attended more than one high school, the NCAA Eligibility Center will need official transcripts from all high schools attended. (The NCAA Eligibility Center does NOT accept faxed or emailed transcripts/test scores.) The NCAA Eligibility Center does accept transcripts electronically through Docufide/Parchment, e-Scrip Safe, ConnectEdu, National Transcript Center and Xap.
  • Before registering for classes for your senior year, check with your high school counselor to determine the number of core courses that you need to complete your senior year.