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  • Senior meetings will be held at Alleghany High School in Students Services on August 4th & August 5th. 

     

    This will be mandatory for all seniors. Parents are also welcome to attend. During this time, you will receive your class schedule and very important information regarding timelines and due dates for your senior year.

     

    You do not need to make an appointment. Student Services will be available as follows:

     

    August 4th - 8:30 am  - 6:00 pm

    August 5th - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

     

    Please contact AHS if you are unable to attend during the scheduled days.

     

    We look forward to seeing you!!!

     

     

     

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  • WCC

    What is the WCC Education Promise scholarship?

    WCC Education Promise is a two-year, last-dollar scholarship designed to ensure every qualifying student graduating from high school in Wilkes, Ashe, and Alleghany can get a college degree from Wilkes Community College tuition-free. This scholarship program makes sure every qualifying student is 100% covered for the roughly $2,571 annual cost for tuition and institutional fees.

    How does it work?

    Students complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and get whatever federal and state aid they are qualified to receive to cover their tuition and fees. Then, WCC Education Promise covers 100% of the balance students owe for their tuition and fees, up to a total of $1,285.50 per semester. Students and their families are responsible for other costs associated with going to college, such as buying books, individual class fees, and general living expenses. Students may pursue other scholarships to cover some of those costs.

    How do I qualify?

    WCC Education Promise is available to 2020, 2021, or 2022 high school graduates (public, private, or home school) in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany who meet these requirements:

    • Earn a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA in high school.
    • Reside in Wilkes, Ashe, or Alleghany.

    Residency means:

    • Graduate from service area high school (public, private, or home school) and
    • 1 year* living in Wilkes, Ashe, Alleghany, or Watauga (appeals may be considered, such as a student relocating during senior year).

    Students who fulfill the residency requirements stated above but who are classified as out-of-state for tuition purposes, including DACA students, may receive the maximum scholarship amount equivalent to in-state tuition.

    • Enroll at WCC the academic year after high school graduation. Students can enroll in the fall semester or spring semester following their graduation from high school.

    For 2020 and 2021 graduates, students must enroll within the 2022-2023 school year.

    • Complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
    • Complete WCC scholarship application.
    • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours.
    • How do I apply?

      1. Complete the NC Residency Determination. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      2. Apply to WCC. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      3. Submit FAFSA. (Priority Deadline: June 1)

      o   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form students must fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college, such as Pell Grant. This must be completed by the deadline each year for eligibility.

      o   If the student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the process used to check the accuracy of a student’s FAFSA, they will be sent a letter and emails to their WCC email account from the WCC Financial Aid Office; these will explain what documentation is needed from the student; the student may also log into Self-Service and choose Financial Aid to see what documents/information is needed. If the student has been selected for verification, his/her financial aid application is not complete until all verification is completed.

      1. Complete WCC Scholarship Application. (Priority Deadline: June 1)
      2. Submit official high school transcripts to the WCC Admissions Office. (Priority Deadline: July 1)
      3. Submit financial aid verification documents to the WCC Financial Aid Office. (Priority Deadline: July 1)

      How do I maintain/renew the scholarship?

      To maintain and renew the WCC Education Promise scholarship for the full amount, students must:

      • Complete FAFSA each year.

      o   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form students must fill out to get any financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college, such as Pell Grant. This must be completed by the deadline each year for eligibility.

      o   If the student’s FAFSA is selected for verification by the Department of Education, the process used to check the accuracy of a student’s FAFSA, they will be sent a letter and emails to their WCC email account from the WCC Financial Aid Office; these will explain what documentation is needed from the student; the student may also log into Self-Service and choose Financial Aid to see what documents/information is needed. If the student has been selected for verification, their financial aid application is not complete until all verification is completed

      • Complete WCC scholarship application each year.
      • Maintain a minimum college GPA 2.0. This is the institutional GPA, not the program GPA; the standard is consistent with most scholarship renewal requirements at WCC.
      • Enroll in at least 6 credit hours.
      • Complete 67% of credit hours attempted. Completing a course means a D or better. Students must meet the minimum guidelines of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. See the Financial Aid page for additional information.
      • Maintain continuous enrollment. Students must remain enrolled semester-to-semester throughout the two years; the exception is summer semester, unless required by your program.
      • Complete required tutoring and support. If tutoring or extra support is required, students will be encouraged to seek assistance or risk losing their scholarship.
      • Attend required meetings with student advisor. Students are required to meet with their advisor at least once per semester to review their program/career plan and progress to date, register for classes, and troubleshoot challenges.
      • Adhere to Student Code of Conduct. Any student conduct warning, probation, or suspension of any type as a WCC student could disqualify the student for this scholarship and other scholarships.

      Additional Information

      • This scholarship is not limited to certain program/career pathways and is not limited to certain credentials – it includes certificate, diploma, and/or associate degree credentials.
      • This scholarship covers tuition and institutional fees; it does not cover course or program-specific fees.
      • This scholarship does not cover tuition and fees for courses outside of chosen credential program, consistent with financial aid standards.
      • Summer semester tuition is not covered by this scholarship unless the student’s program pathway requires summer semester classes.
      • Receiving the Education Promise does not prevent students from applying for other scholarships.

      Who do I contact for more information?

      Contact the WCC Career Coach at your high school or reach out to the WCC Financial Aid Office at 336-838-6237.

       

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  • CTE Scholarship 

    Career and Techanical Scholarships

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
    • Cannot be taking pre-requisite courses and must be enrolled in your program
    • Must be enrolled full-time by Fall 2022 to be eligible.
    • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
    • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
    • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
    • Be under the age of 30
    • Be a United States citizen
    • Due June 15, 2022.

    Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.  All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

     

    CTE Scholarship

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  • 2022-23 CCP Student Parent Orientation Dates 

     

    Below are the CCP student/parent orientation dates for this summer. 

     

    More details will be provide as the time approaches.

     

    Please let Mrs. Pipes know if you have any questions.

     

    • Wednesday, July 20th 5:30-7pm
    • Thursday, July 21st 5:30-7pm
    • Tuesday, July 26th 5:30-7pm
    • Thursday, July 28th 5:30-7pm
    • Thursday, August 4th 5:30-7pm

     

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  • Summer Internship Opportunity at Blue Ridge Energy

     

    Blue Ridge Energy is extending its application process for its Summer internship program.  If you are interested or know of any students that would be interested please click on the link below or let Ms. Russell know so she can reach out to them.  This is an amazing opportunity for students or even former students who would like to explore the job opportunities at Blue Ridge Energy.

     

    This is a paid internship.You must turn 18 by June 1st to apply. At least one intern will be selected from Alleghany.

     

    The intern will work only on the ground and is not expected to participate in any type of construction or maintenance activity on the poles; however, during the training period, he/she is expected to gain experience on practice poles.  

    The intern will work under the general supervision of the Operations Managers and the direction of an assigned line technician or crew leader.

     

    Click here for the Operation Intern job description and application.

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  • Torrance Center Summer Camp for 8th-10th Graders

    The application portal for the UGA Torrance Center’s 2022 Creative Scholars Program is now open!

    • The Creative Scholars Program (CSP) is an overnight summer camp for 8th-10th graders.
    •  Creative Scholars stay on the UGA campus for 2 weeks,July 10-24
    • Our courses are innovative, interdisciplinary, and project-based.
    • Our instructors are trained to use research-driven, creative strategies in the classroom.
    • Students will take one course for the duration of our two-week program.
    • Current course list:

    o   Saving the Planet with Stories: Podcasting Climate Change

    o   Creative Writing Deep Dive: Honing your Craft

    o   The Young and Successful: Entrepreneurship Workshop in Fashion Design

    o   On the Beat: Introduction to Journalism

    o   Infection Detection: Battling Transmissible Diseases in a Globalized World

    o   Beyond the Physical Realm: Virtual and Augmented Reality

    o   Videogame Design

     

    Here is the link to our course description, schedule, and link to the application form: CSP Information and Registration.

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  • Rising 9th Grade Information and Advisement

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  • Summer / Part-time Employment Opportunities for Students

    On Tuesday, March 1st, AHS will be holding a Career and Summer Job Fair. The Summer Job Fair Will Begin at 11:15. All Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors Who Want Summer or Part-time Employment Should Attend. 

    The Following Is a List of Businesses That Will Be at Attendance for the Job Fair.  

    • Chick-fil-A Elkin
    • Napco
    • Pioneer Eclipse
    • Roaring Gap Club - Multiple Positions
    • Alleghany Parks & Rec. - Multiple Positions
    • Alleghany County Wellness - Lifeguarding Opportunities
    • Next Level Detailing

     

    • BlueRidge Energy - Summer Internship Opportunity for Seniors

     

    If you or anyone has any questions, please see Ms. Dana Russell. 

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  • Seniors and Junior.......

     

    If anyone is interested in getting a classring here are a few options that you have....

     

    Adams Jewelry, Sparta and Galax locations

    Adams Jewelers

     

    Walmart 

    Walmart

     

    Herff Jones 

    Herff Jones

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