College Prep for Homeschoolers


Preparing for College

In the NC Piedmont

Forsyth County libraries have many ways to help your college bound homeschooled high schooler learn about SAT/ACT strategies, apply for financial aid, write their college essays, and help them to find grants and scholarships.

Register for these workshops at the Rural Hall and Southside branches to learn more about the college admissions process.

ACT Test Strategies
Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Learn about the ACT exam, including the differences between the SAT and ACT exams, what they test, and how the content is tested. Included will be core strategies to help students test with confidence. Bring your questions. Presented by Princeton Review

Getting the Most From Your College Visits
Monday, January 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Visiting colleges is for the purpose of deciding whether to apply to particular schools. Thorough exploration requires time and focus. Learn what to do besides taking a formal tour and eating in the cafeteria to gain a comprehensive view of prospective colleges. Presented by Julie Cunningham, College Counselor, North Forsyth High School

Road to College: Helping Students and Parents Experience a Smooth Ride
Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

OR
Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Rural Hall Auditorium
7125 Broad St., Rural Hall
336-703-2970

Learn the steps you can take during high school to prepare for college admissions. Topics include: college applications, transcripts, essays, recommendation letters, choosing and visiting schools, and early application choices. Presented by Julie Cunningham, College Counselor, North Forsyth High School

Navigating Highly Selective College Admissions
Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Southside Branch Auditorium
3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem
336-703-2980

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to get into a school like Harvard? This seminar will inform you about how schools like the Ivy Leagues, (Stanford, Duke) and the rest of the nation’s most selective colleges make decisions from the most qualified applicants. Learn what those admitted students do that sets them apart from the rest of the applicant pool. Discuss strategies to improve a student’s chances of admission. Presented by Jenny Peacock from CollegeWise.

STEM – SAT Math Prep Classes

SAT Math Prep Class

Prepare for the changes to the New SAT Math test with STEM Classes of the Triad.

SAT Math Prep for grades 9-12: this class will review the content covered on the new SAT, which came out in March 2016. The new exam focuses on real-life math; math used in college majors, jobs, and personal life. Topics include algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Skills include how to solve problems, analyze data, and manipulate complex equations. The Class uses the text:  New SAT Math Problems arranged by Topic and Difficulty Level:  For the Revised SAT by Steve Warner. Class Cost is just $70.

The Class Schedule can be found HERE.

Visit the STEM of the Triad’s new website HERE for all the details on their great spring semester classes for students in grades 3-12.
Classes will meet at a new location: Friedland Moravian Church, 2750 Friedland Church Road, Winston-Salem.

AP Placement Testing at Calvary Day School

Calvary Day School offers homeschoolers Advanced Placement Testing in May 2017, for select AP classes.

Homeschooled students can take Advanced Placement tests at Calvary Day School. Tests taken with CBDS classes will cost $125.

The ten AP courses & tests available this year are:

  • AP Calculus-AB
  • AP English Literature
  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP European History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics
  • AP US Gov. & Politics
  • AP US History
  • AP Studio Art

AP testing is not offered for subjects which are not taught at Calvary.

If your student would like to take a test here, please contact Jennifer McGuirk by EMAIL HERE  no later than February 1, 2017.

Registration information to include in your email:

  • Student’s name
  • Grade
  • AP Tests they want to register to take (see list above)

Full payment is due by February 15, 2017 and test fees are non-refundable.

Your student is officially registered once payment has been received and you have a return email from Jennifer acknowledging receipt of your payment.

Your registered student is required to attend a pre-administration session on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Students taking tests at Calvary must attend one of these sessions.

Students will complete preliminary paper work that cuts 40-50 minutes off each test session. They will also be shown how to find test rooms and there will be time for other testing questions or concerns.

Registered students will receive details about pre-administration sessions in early April.

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