The NCLA Student Services

* Senior final transcripts must be requested in writing on the blue form located in the main office or in front of Mrs. Wood's office door. If the transcript must be mailed, a $5 fee must accompany the request. No exceptions! Emailed transcript requests will not be honored. Final transcripts can not be sent until grades are finalized. Mrs. Wood will be unreachable from June 13-June 25. PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

CEEB Code: 342013

Things you should know

* 2017-18 Course Catalog.

* Did you know that on average. all students. regardless pf socioeconomic status, lose approximately 206 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months each year? Join the FREE Summer program HERE!

* The NCLA is in partnership with FTCC to offer dual enrollment courses. Juniors and seniors who qualify through gpa (3.0 weighted or higher) and accuplacer testing are eligible to take courses at FTCC that will count for both high school and college credit. Courses are pre-selected and built at the Swisher center in Kernersville for our students. Placement testing registration is underway.

Some things to keep in mind if you choose to take FTCC dual enrollment courses.

1. You will need to purchase your own books and parking permit. There are also student fees that you must pay. The tuition is free.

2. Only you will know your academic progress throughout the semester. Parents will not be able to communicate with the professors regarding student progress or late assignments. The NCLA will receive a final grade for each student only!

3. Students can, but should not, drop a course at FTCC on their own without notifying Mrs. Wood first. The proper procedure for dropping or adding a course is to come see Mrs. Wood first and then The NCLA will communicate that with FTCC. The NCLA can not be held responsible when students do not show up for classes at FTCC or when they choose to drop without letting us know.

3. These grades will be a part of your permanent academic record both on your high school transcript as well as your college transcript.

Sign-up for placement testing

Prep for Placement


* Did you know that you can use SAT score choice to send the highest Math score and the highest Reading score from different tests to colleges? Here's how.

We are headed to England and Ireland for Spring Break, March/April 2018.

If you are interested in going, please let Mrs. Wood and we will set up an interview with you and your family. Mrs. Wood has the right to deny students based on discipline and poor teacher recommendations. Final deadline to sign up will be in August. Total price is $3390.


Admissions Advice for High School Students from UNC Wilmington college counselors!

  • Study hard in rigorous senior year courses. The perception that the junior year of high school is the most critical is a myth that can damage the chances for admission for even the brightest of students.
  • Stay involved in extracurricular activities that are meaningful to you. A deep level of commitment of a leadership position in a few activities is more impressive than a long list of brief involvements.
  • Consider taking standardized tests at least twice. Familiarity with a test format may help you relax and your scores improve. If one type of standardized tests does not yield the results you hoped for, consider taking the other test. (SAT or ACT)
  • Your essay is the last part of your college application over which you have control. A well constructed, proof-read essay that shows us how you think and demonstrates your ability to write at the college level can impact the Admission Committee's decision.
  • Be considerate by requesting recommendations from teachers and school counselors well before the application deadline so they can write about you thoughtfully and without pressure.
  • The admission committee is often faced with making distinctions between highly qualified applicants. Those students who have taken full advantage of what their high schools offer are usually better prepared, more mature, appealing candidates. While you may have fulfilled your school's requirements and are eager to graduate early, if you are not part of an "early college" high school program, stay in high school and find ways to challenge yourself.

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Reading Skills and Speed Reading Programs for students are available in Winston Salem, Greensboro and High Point through NC State University's Office of Professional Development. Handouts are available in my office or call 1-800-903-0162 for more information. Programs are catered to students in all grade levels. Click here for more information.
  • USC offers The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series for academically talented rising 6th - 12th graders. Students will attend lectures and participate in hands on learning. Programs run from June 5 - July 15. Weekly program fees are $975 for residential students with some scholarship opportunities available. For more information, click here.
  • College LAUNCH for leadership program through Wake Forest University is a free 9 month college prep program. For more details, click here.
  • Looking for a summer opportunity? High Schoolers looking for a hands on learning opportunity this summer, check out the Duke TIP for high schoolers options. Click here.
  • Summer Opportunity for students interested in Engineering through the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). Application and more information can be found here.
  • North Carolina A&T State University College of Business and Economics offers a Transportation Institute. This is a non-residential program for high school students that will introduce them to many career opportunities in the transportation industry. It is a 5 1/2 week long program with field trips, hands-on projects, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. To apply students should be entering the 11th or 12th grade during the 2017-18 school year and have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applications are available in the counseling office.