There will be an informational meeting on Monday, November 28 at 6:00 pm in the GCHS Performing Arts Center. The topic of this meeting will be "Ways to Pay for College". Representatives from the UPS Metropolitan College/Earn & Learn Programs will be explaining how students can possibly attend college debt free. A representative from the Armed Forces will also be discussing ways to get college paid for through military programs. Financial Aid, Conversion Scholarships, and Workplace Tuition Incentives will also be discussed.
Sylvan Learning Center has college prep, ACT/SAT prep, math tutoring, and homework help sessions for those interested. Interested students and parents need to go to http://locations.sylvanlearning.com/us/paducah-ky or call 270-554-4111.
Kentucky Youth Leadership has been serving students across our state for over 30 years. We previously hosted the Hugh O'Brian Youth Program at Transylvania University. We have spent 2 years developing an all original four part program and we are very excited to invite you. The program entitled KYLEAD is focused on the developing of foundational and essential skills and shaping students into pro-active, productive global citizens.
Launch Leadership is the first of the four program opportunities. It features the all original, experiential Padstones Curriculum, covers topics such as time management, fiscal literacy, effective communication, civic engagement, and more.
We are very excited to announce that the Fall semester of Launch Leadership will begin September 24th and run through the end of January 2017. Classes will meet on Saturday mornings approximately twice each month from 9:30-12:30. On some occasions there will be opportunities for parents to join us, or access other opportunities on site. There will also be instances where additional activities such as lunch and College Campus tours are offered after the class concludes for the day. The location of classes will be determined by the generosity of our mentor level sponsors who have agreed to host. For the most part these classes will be based in Lexington, KY but will on occasion shift to bordering counties. The cost for the semester is $150. This will include a participant t-shirt for your student, a binder with all their required materials, and at least one fun leadership building experience such as a ropes course or break-out games.
Tuesday, September 6 Science, Robinson E32
Wednesday, September 7 Math, Madding E31
Thursday, September 8 Reading, Edwards C30
Friday, September 9 English, Edwards C30
Sessions begin at 3:15 PM
The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics offers exceptional high school students the opportunity to finish high school while earning up to two years of college credit. Students will take college-level Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses, in addition to electives in the arts and humanities. Craft Academy students will live on the campus of Morehead State University in a residence hall specifically designed for high school-aged students. You will get the full college experience by taking classes, eating in the University’s dining halls and interacting with MSU students on a daily basis. Academy acceptance is limited to 60 students per year. Selections will be made in March 2017.
For more information, visit http://www.moreheadstate.edu/content_template.aspx?id=2147487006
Wendy’s is looking for the next class of remarkable students who excel in academics, athletics, and community involvement. The 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman award application process is underway. Now through October 3, 2016, class of 2017 graduating seniors can apply at www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com.
To be eligible, a student must have maintained at least a ‘B’ grade point average, participated in one of the 27 sports officially sanctioned by the National Federation of State High School Associations, and demonstrated active involvement in his or her community.
National Winners receive:
Recognition during ESPN’s national telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation in New York City
A Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy and Heisman Patch
$10,000 for their high school
$500 Wendy’s gift cardThe Wendy’s High School Heisman program is truly a stepping stone toward high achievements, and with college admissions growing more selective, a national award of this caliber can help students stand out. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to nominate someone to apply. You may also ‘like’ Wendy’s High School Heisman on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/wendyshighschoolheisman for program updates and to connect with alumni!
West KY College Academy dual credit program- @wkctc1617 to 81010Seniors- @2017gchs to 81010
Juniors- Text @2018gchs to 81010
Sophomores- Text @2019gchs to 81010
Freshman- Text @2020gchs to 81010
Apply now for the Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation Washington Youth Tour! See application below or
visit the website at http://www.jpenergy.com/ search under Youth Tour.
Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) will again sponsor two high school juniors to travel to Frankfort in April as part of Kentucky’s Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program. Students will learn how Kentucky government works by meeting legislators and touring the Capitol Building. Then during June, these students will represent JPEC in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC.
Students must return their completed, typed application and other required documentation to Jackson Purchase Energy postmarked no later than Friday, March 4, 2016. Emailed, late, or handwritten applications will not be accepted. Please see a guidance counselor for more information!
Study Abroad- If any student is interested in study abroad opportunities go to ciee.org/highschoolsummer or call 1-800-40-STUDY . Deadline for scholarship for the CIEE High School Summer Abroad and Global Navigator Scholarships is March 1.