Where Am I?

Contact Information and schedule:
Jennifer (Raspet) Crudeli
email: jennifer.crudeli@nhcs.net(Best method)
phone: 910-338-9891
NEW OFFICE: My office is now located in the nurse's office.  You'll see my door straight ahead when you come in.
(I spend 50% of my time at Hoggard High School and the other 50% at Ashley High School.)

 If you would like to be added to my parent email list, please fill out the form at this link: Addition to Parent Email List

Upcoming Events and News

Governor's School Deadlines!!!

The Governor’s School of NC is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program, is open to rising seniors only, with the exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas. Click on the links below or visit www.ncgovschool.org for more information and access to the student application.

Due to school cancellations NHCS will follow the timeline below:

October 30th: Informational session presented by the director of Governor's School at Hoggard High School at 6:00pm

October 15th - November 2nd: Student application window for Governor’s School.

Nov. 2nd: School deadline for student applications for Governor’s School. Students must submit completed application by 3:00 pm to GS school contact. Each student should complete the NHCS Governor’s School Application Cover Form at or prior to submission.

Nov. 14th: Schools submit nominees to district

Dec. 14th: NHCS Governor’s School academic and arts nominees will be submitted to the state selection committee by the district.

By Dec. 19th: All students will be notified by mail of their status by the district

Feb. 2019: Gov School auditions in Art, Choral Music, Dance, Instrumental Music, and Theater. Dates and locations will be determined by GS.

Audition Dates – Meredith College in Raleigh will host auditions again this year for Governor’s School nominees in the five arts disciplines. With that, their campus availability is limit, requiring movement of the auditions in Instrumental Music and Choral Music from the usual February dates to January. Here is the confirmed schedule:

  • Saturday, January 19 – Auditions in Choral Music and Instrumental Music

  • Saturday, February 9 – Auditions in Visual Art, Theater and Dance.

  • General audition details are already in the Nomination Packet, available for download from the website. Specific details (e.g., times, locations, preparations, etc.) will be sent to individual nominees in the late fall.

March 8: Letters of selection/non-selection will be mailed to students from GS

Look at the College opportunities page for copies of information that has been forwarded to me


9th graders:  Thinking about and exploring enrichment opportunities that can be added to your resume and perhaps include some career exploration.

10th graders: Math 3 is the last Math on the SAT.  Use this summer to prep and plan to make your junior year the year to take care of the SAT rather than waiting until you are a very busy senior to get started.

11th graders:  This summer is a busy one . . . 
        * SAT: If you haven't taken it (although your ACT score may be enough), prepare over the summer and the first administration is most likely the first weekend of September or October.
        * Colleges:  You should plan to do your visiting this summer and BEGIN YOUR APPLICATIONS!  Get your applications started before school starts to reduce the amount of stress you have in the fall.

12th graders:  Congratulations!   
  * In case you missed the meeting or wanted to see a copy of the DEP (course listing) powerpoint, I have attached them here:


In high school, opportunities for advanced curriculum take the form of honors and AP courses. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of these classes to better prepare themselves for the world beyond high school! 

While many of your questions/concerns may be resolved with information from the New Hanover County Schools AIG page, feel free to contact me by email with any concerns. You may email me directly at Jennifer.Raspet@nhcs.net. I look forward to working with you and your students!

Tips for Students AND Parents
9th Graders: Make sure you enroll in an Honors or AP class each year. If you encounter a need for additional assistance you can leave a message on my door or contact me through email. Remember: This year is when things start to count!
10th Graders: Consider taking the SAT. Plan it so that you have finished a major math class. There are materials available through the Guidance Department to help you prepare. Also, I have attached a few links to the National Test Prep page to help as well. (click on "National Test Prep" to the left)
11th Graders: Take the SAT or ACT. Check out the materials available through the AIG teacher, your guidance counselors, and the  media center web page to make sure you are better prepared. 
12th Graders: Make a draft of your college essays early so you can get a teacher to proofread them. Take the SAT early in the year so your scores will be available for your college applications. Be attentive to the wide variety of available scholarships. (You won't get it if you don't apply.) If you need assistance with interviews, etc. contact your counselors or AIG teacher.

The Timeline
Freshman Year (9th Grade): “Everything Starts to Count”
  • Courses, grades, credits will be on your final high school transcript
  • Become involved in activities (quality is often better than quantity)
  • Establish good study habits
  • Work hard to get good grades
Sophomore Year (10th Grade): “Year of Personal Growth”
  • Continue to work hard in school
  • Be involved in a variety of activities
  • Identify your abilities, interests, and aptitudes
  • Look for opportunities to develop your skills and talents
  • Take the PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • One-on-One meeting with your AIG teacher to discuss college options, interests, plans, etc.

Junior Year (11th Grade): “College Exploration Year”
  • Make college visits
  • Take college tests
  • Consider taking on leadership roles in your activities
  • Search for scholarships
  • Take the ACT or SAT in the spring (March to June)
Senior Year (12th Grade): “Hard Work and Planning Pay Off”
  • September: Meet with your counselors to discuss college plans. Review your SAT or ACT scores to determine if you need to retest
  • October: Complete college admissions and scholarship applications; Apply to at least one “safe” college (a college you know you’ll get in and can afford.)
  • December: Pick up a financial aid application (FAFSA) from your guidance office; Encourage your parents to submit the application as soon as possible after January 1 and before the NC deadline of March 15th.
  • March: Decide which college to attend; Make sure your Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the college; Send in housing deposits; Sign and return award letters; Prepare for graduation!

Adapted from:
“How to Get the Most out of High School”
Woodburn Press 2004 Edition