Freedom High School Counselors

Kathleen Andrews:
Students with last names A-F
433-1310 ext 2017

Alison Snipes:
Students with last names G-O
433-1310 ext 2539

Lennetta Williams:
Students with last names P-Z
433-1310 ext 2018

Burke County Public Schools take all allegations of bullying seriously when reported to any staff or administration at the school. Upon receipt of the complaint, the principal or designee will investigate the merits of the complaint. The parent and student will be notified within 24 hours regarding the findings. Please let administration know if you have any concerns regarding bullying at the school. 

                      COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP CAMP 2019

What?    CLC is a leadership camp for 70 teens for a five day overnight 
             camp experience to learn about cooperatives. During the week                   teens organize and run a worker/owner tee shirt cooperative.
             They get business challenges that they make decisions on based 
             on the 7 cooperative principles. 
When?    June 17th-21th, 2019
Where?   White Lake, NC
Who?      Student must be a rising 10th, 11th, or 12th grader
Questions? Call 919-834-554 or contact you school counselor.

SATELLITE Camp at NC State University

SATELLITE is a five day STEM outreach and leadership development program with the goal of exposing high school sophomores across underserved communities in North Carolina to STEM careers and postsecondary educational opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of STEM activities including, but not limited to: a field trip to the Museum of Natural Sciences, an egg drop competition, and workshops in paper science engineering, textiles, and agriculture and life sciences led by NC State faculty and students.

Our program this year will run from May 11th through the 15th. Our application requires two letters of recommendation and a few short essays pertaining to the student’s interest in STEM. Due to the nature of the program, we do not consider a student’s academic success when reviewing applications. We are looking only for a student’s desire to maximize their experience at SATELLITE. The deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019, and students will be notified of their acceptance by March 30th, 2019. The program costs $30, but a limited number of need-based scholarships are available.  

Application can be found at: https://go.ncsu.edu/satellite

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - UNC Charlotte Open House for Juniors
(11th graders ONLY)

JUNIORS: Take advantage of this opportunity to meet UNCC faculty, staff and students to discuss your educational goals and get a real taste of campus life. Activities include academic resource fair, campus tour, informative presentations, & tours of all three residence hall styles.Trip is open to all 11th grade students ONLY; however, space is limited to the first 45 students who sign up.

Leaving 6:00 AM from Patton
Returning 3:45 PM to Patton
DUE DATE FOR FORMS: Thursday, February 28th
Cost: FREE to all Juniors (11th) who wish to attend

RAP – June 16 – July 12, 2019

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is pleased to invite students to participate in a four-week residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors. In addition to the benefits of these scholarly activities, students will receive a stipend of $200 upon completion of the summer program and $800 participation scholarship when they enroll at N.C. A&T in one of the many CAES programs.

Application can be accessed at: http://bit.ly/CAESrap

Application Deadline: February 28, 2019

 Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL) at 

North Carolina A&T State University 

 June 9 – 14, 2019

The IFAL program is a one-week residential program designed for rising high school seniors sponsored through the North Carolina Farm Bureau.  Students are exposed to the academic and research programs in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, and are familiarized with careers in the food, agricultural and environmental sciences.  In addition, students gain experiences in leadership by participating in leadership training seminars, touring the N.C. General Assembly, meeting governmental officials, and visiting the N.C. Farm Bureau Offices. 

The IFAL application and program information can be found at the following link:



There are no costs for students to participate in this unique program.  Please have the prospective student(s) to complete and return applications to their respective County Farm Bureau Office by March 30, 2019.   If you should have any further questions please contact Dr. Antoine Alston at (336) 285-4818 or alstona@ncat.edu.


At Duke Summer Session, we are determined not only to inform you about it, but to transform you into one who envisions, shapes, and delivers the incredible possibilities of tomorrow.  It is for this reason that we are thrilled to offer the following life-changing programs this summer:

Summer College – Take a credit-bearing Duke University course during this four-week program and experience the life of a Duke student.
Summer Academy – Choose from any of our transformative three-week certificate courses and become a leader in an ever-changing tomorrow.
Accelerated STEM Academy – Experience the life of an elite researcher by touring Duke’s premier research facilities, participating in a variety of hands-on labs, and engaging with Duke faculty members during this one-week program.
Apply online today on each program’s homepage, as spots fill quickly!

2019 Summer Programs

At NC State our mission is to provide college access and awareness to all students in North Carolina. We offer the following summer academic enrichment programs where students will have the opportunity to experience life at NC State, meet fellow high school students and enhance their cultural identity. Please help us spread the word about these opportunities and encourage your students to apply by April 15.

Native Education Forum

June 16-22
A six-day residential program for rising juniors and seniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the Native American/American Indian culture.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Native American/American Indian or is interested in American Indian culture
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • be interested in NC State University
  • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
Visit the NEF website to learn more.

Emerging Scholars Academy

June 23-29
A six-day residential program for rising high school juniors who have a strong interest and appreciation for the African American experience and culture.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th grade student
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher OR in the top 10% of the class
  • identify as African American or is interested in African American culture and topics
  • be a leader in school, family and/or the community
Visit the ESA website to learn more.


July 25-28
A four-day residential program for rising high school juniors and seniors with a strong interest in Hispanic/Latinx culture. This program will provide you the opportunity to learn about higher education while reinforcing cultural identity and community ties.

To be considered, students should:

  • be a rising 11th or 12th grade student that identifies as Hispanic/Latinx or has an interest in Hispanic/Latinx Culture
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • be interested in pursuing higher education
  • be a leader in your school, family and/or the community
Visit the Caminos website to learn more.