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Free Virginia Tech Summer College Access Program: Pathways for Future Engineers Program

posted Feb 19, 2019, 9:30 AM by Terri Morrison

Pathways for Future Engineers is a FREE Virginia Tech multi-year program for first-generation students that includes pre-college activities (while students are still in high school) as well as additional support as students pursue their undergraduate degree. Program expenses are completely covered for students and a “Pathways Partner”- a family representative, mentor, coach, etc. Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:Students in a Virginia high school who will be the first in their families to attend college (i.e., neither parent has received a bachelor's degree in any field) are eligible for the Pathways for Future Engineers program. Students who will be entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2019 are encouraged to apply.

When:       June 22nd- July 6th, 2019

Where:      Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA

Lodging, Food, and Transportation:

All transportation, food, and lodging for students and Pathways Partners will be provided by Virginia Tech. More details will be provided after Pathways participants and partners are selected.

Applications are due by March 1st, 2019. Decisions will be sent out by April 1st, 2019. 

Fredericksburg Regional Governor's School Summer Program 2019

posted Feb 19, 2019, 7:11 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Feb 19, 2019, 7:25 AM ]

Students in grades 6 - 11 and identified as gifted are encouraged to apply for this FREE program!  

Program for grades 9 - 11, (rising 10th-12th grades): Chemistry Lab/Forensic Science 
Location: James Monroe High School.
Dates & Times: June 24 - June 28, 2019   9 am to 3 pm
Course Description: Students will work in teams to investigate analytical techniques used to identify unknown substances in the lab. These laboratory techniques, inorganic qualitative analyses, are usually part of a college chemistry program.  Students will take a field rip as part of the course. Students will gain practical knowledge of chemistry laboratory procedures and to develop thinking skills, problem solving methods, and team work.

Program for grades 11 & 12, (rising 11th & 12 grades): Mentorship Program
Location: Businesses or Government Facilities in the Area
Dates & Times: June 17 - June 28, 2019  8 am to 4:30 pm
Course Description: The program is designed to give students exposure to a career field of interest. Students will be placed with professionals at an area business who will share their knowledge of the career. Students should anticipate spending time observing the operations of the business and  asking questions of the staff. Please note that this is not an internship but rather an to gain insight into the aspects of a particular career of interest.   See application for more details.

Applications available in the Counseling office.

Deadline: March 1, 2019 for the Mentorship Program. March 18, 2019 for Chemistry Lab/Forensic Science   
Please return to Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office.

19th Annual Minority Law & Research Institute

posted Feb 13, 2019, 11:17 AM by Terri Morrison

The institute is designed to expose under-represented students to consider careers in law, research and the legal profession. The program is designed to raise student awareness to careers in law and encouraging them to set high expectations for academic achievement. 

The institute will implement its goals and strategies by providing students with the knowledge of those skills that are needed to prepare them for opportunities for careers in law. The program will provide students the opportunity to participate in legal research, visit courtrooms, mock trials and classroom discussion. The instruction disseminated in the curriculum will be enhanced by career professionals.

All students must pre-qualify to be eligible (time, date and place to be announced) for students.  There is a $60 non-refundable registration fee payable to Aunt Berta's Love 1 Education Foundation. Minimum GPA 2.7 +

Cost: Tuition, room and board will be paid by Aunt Berta's Kids Education Foundation for all selected participants. Students are required to pay for their own transportation to and from Southern University in Baton Rouge and will be responsible for personal expenses.

Dates: June 16 - June 28, 2019

Location: Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Deadline to apply: April 15, 2019

Email: auntbertas@aol.com

Information and application packet available in the Counseling office

Camp Invention 2019 Looking for Volunteer Leadership Interns

posted Feb 13, 2019, 7:16 AM by Terri Morrison

Students in grades 9 - 12 are encouraged to apply for Volunteer Leadership Interns in this year's Camp Invention.  Students would volunteer their time for four (4) days to help run Camp Invention and earn 40 volunteer hours. Contact Mrs. Diana Zuniga at dzuniga@kgcs.k12.va.us  or submit an application online at https://www.invent.org/programs/leadership-intern   for King George County Camp Invention.

Senator Warner's Academy Day 2019

posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:25 AM by Terri Morrison

Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents and school counselors to Academy Day 2019. Attendees will be provided a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. In addition, students will be able to meet with officials from all five academies as well as representatives from ROTC programs, Virginia Tech, and Virginia Military Institute.

Representatives from Virginia Congressional offices will be available to answer questions regarding the application procedures for congressional nominations.

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Door Open at 9:30 am
Program begins at 10:00 am

Location: The Paramount Theater, 215 East Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22902

For more information on the Academy Nomination Process, please visit www.warner.senate.gov

FBI Richmond Teen Academy

posted Jan 31, 2019, 9:00 AM by Terri Morrison

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Richmond Teen Academy is a free two-day program, designed to provide students with an overview of the FBI's mission and operations through a series of presentations and exercises. 

FBI executives, special agents, and employees will provide presentations about their programs. Teens will learn about major investigations and participate in a variety of hands-on exercises.

Dates and Time:  July 16 - 17, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, daily

Apply: www.fbi.gov/Richmond/ then click the "Community Outreach" tab

Questions: RH_Outreach@fbi.gov/

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Entrance Requirements:
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen
  • Students must reside in Virginia. Students who reside outside Virginia should consult the Community Outreach Specialist at their local FBI Field Office.
  • Students are required to be currently enrolled in an accredited high school within Virginia. If homeschooled, student must be recognized by their school district.
  • Student must be a Junior or Senior during the 2019-2020 school year.   (current grades in 2018-2019 -> 10th and 11th)
  • Students are required to be 15 to 18 years old at the time of the Richmond Youth Academy
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must complete an application (typed) and 500-word essay (typed) describing their inteest in the program.
Things to Know:
  • Students must provide their own transportation to/from the FBI Richmond Division
  • Lunch is provided
  • Parking is available
  • No electronic devices or cameras are allowed in the building
  • Dress code: Business Casual
What to Expect:
Participants will learn about: Career Opportunities, Counterterrorism, Cyber Crime, Firearms, Forensics/Evidence Collection, Gangs, Intelligence, White Collar Crime, Violent Crimes and Special Weapons & Tactics

Application Available here.

University of Virginia's Society of Women Engineers - High School Visitation

posted Jan 30, 2019, 11:49 AM by Terri Morrison

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia invites high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at the different engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers, panels, lab tours, and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

To apply, students should complete the HSV Spring 2019 Application which can be found on the UVA SWE Website (https://www.virginiaswe.org/hsv). This spring session particularly targets high school seniors and juniors, but sophomores can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay at UVA hosted by a SWE member.

The attached flier and information sheet provide more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through U.Va's website.

The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Monday, March 4th, 2019.

Sophomores Shifting Gears (Some Assembly Required) Workshop Dates

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:41 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 7:24 AM ]

The Sophomores Shifting Gears Workshop will be offered March 14, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This workshop is designed for high school sophomores and parents interested in understanding the differences between Virginia high school diploma options, post-secondary choices, and developing a junior-year plan. Students and parents may select one date and register with Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office via email tmorrison@kgcs.k12.va.us or phone 540-775-3535 ext. 3201.

Just for Juniors Workshop Dates

posted Jan 25, 2019, 9:35 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 7:25 AM ]

The Just 4 Juniors Workshops for parents and students will be held March 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm in room 221. This workshop focuses on the college search, transfer credits from community college, SAT and ACT testing, and the college application process including essay writing. Select one date and register with Mrs. Morrison in the Counseling office via email tmorrison@kgcs.k12.va.us  or phone 540-775-3535 ext. 3201.

KGHS Summer School Information

posted Jan 8, 2019, 10:53 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 11:18 AM ]

The summer school program will be held at King George High School May 28 – June 26, 2019.  The student hours for summer school will be 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Summer school will meet Monday through Thursday.

Registration for summer school will be in the KGHS counseling office. Payment may be made with cash, check or money order. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 24. The cost of tuition for a repeat credit course is $200 for KGHS students and $250 for out-of-county students.

A student whose vacation plans will conflict with summer school should not enroll. If a student misses more than one day during the summer school session, the student will not receive credit for the course. A total of two (2) tardies or two (2) early dismissals will be counted as a one day’s absence. All school rules apply during summer school and failure to follow them will result in disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from summer school. No tuition refunds will be provided if a student is dismissed from summer school for attendance and/or disciplinary concerns.

The courses listed below are for repeat credit only. (Failing a course and wanting to retake that course again constitutes repeat credit.) 

English*, Math*, Science*, Social Studies*, Foreign Languages (check with counselor for available courses) and Electives (Only available electives will be offered. The counselor will select elective with student.)             

*End-of-course SOL tests are required as needed.

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