The NCLA Student Services

ACT Information

All North Carolina Juniors will be taking the ACT at their home schools on February 27th. If you have a FTCC course, please let your professors know ahead of time that you will be absent that day for testing. All students are to report to The NCLA and be ready to test by 7:50 am. Make sure you have #2 pencils, and a charged calculator for the math section. Students will test better if they have eaten a good nutritious breakfast and had a good night's sleep.

We will have a pre-test session before the 27th to complete some necessary information. However, if you want to take full advantage of all the pre-test options and the FREE reporting to up to 4 colleges.

Students will be permitted to dress down on the day of testing. Make sure to follow The NCLA dress down rules. If students are planning to leave after testing, they will be required to have a parent note with them or have their parents email main office before the test day.

For some test taking tips and tricks, click here.

CEEB Code: 342013

Things you should know

* 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.

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.

4. FTCC and The NCLA do not share the same calendar. Here is a link to their academic calendar.

5. You are responsible for paying your fees on time to FTCC or you will be dropped from the class. Keep a close eye on all dates.

6. As soon as you test, you must bring a copy of your test scores to Mrs. Wood. Without test scores, you will not be registered for classes.

7. You must turn in all completed forms of the application, signed and ready to go to Mrs. Wood. She will submit them as a group to FTCC.

8. The following is a list of classes that we typically request from FTCC and the number of college credits they earn upon successful completion. Not all classes will be offered every semester, Mrs. Wood will work with each student individually to make sure the appropriate FTCC courses are selected for their needs. If we do not have enough NCLA students request a class, there is a good chance the class will not make and none of our stude

COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 SHC) 
HIS 111 World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
HIS 112 World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
PSY 150 General Psychology (3 SHC)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)
MAT 172 Pre-calculus Trigonometry (4 SHC) 
MAT 271 Calculus I (4 SHC)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I (4 SHC) 

.Prep for Placement


Schedule your test:

Grady Swisher Center (Appointment only: 336.734.7903) Kernersville campus (NO TESTING CARD REQUIRED)

Allman Center, Room 133 (1st Floor), Main Campus 336.734.7324 - walk in schedule below:

  • Walk-In Placement Testing Schedule - Must have a testing card from Ed Partnership BEFORE you show up!
  • For Fall 2018, the following courses are being offered:

HIS 111 - T,R

ART 111 - M,W,F

MAT 171 - M,W,F

MAT 152 - M,W,F

PSY 150 - T,R

* 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.

* 2017-18 Course Catalog.

*2018-19 Course Catalog

*College Admission Glossary and Lingo

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.

NHS Details and Application

NCLA students can qualify after the middle of their 10th grade year for National Honor Society. 10-12th grade students with a cumulative gpa of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale can qualify. Students will receive a letter inviting them to apply. Once they do, they should print the application found below, read the directions and turn in all materials on time. Make sure applications are submitted on neatly and on time. Late applications will not be considered.

Students who were inducted in previous years do not re-apply. They are already members.

Students who are members whose gpa drops below a 3.3 will be dismissed from NHS.

A Committee will meet to look at all applications and decisions will be given to students in a letter. Students who qualify and are accepted will be invited to the induction ceremony.

Dates to remember:

  • 2/2/18 Letter home
  • 2/20/18 Completed applications turned in to Mrs. Wood by 12:00 pm
  • Early March, 2018, the committee will meet and letters of intent will be sent home. A membership fee will be collected.
  • Induction Ceremony - 3/27/2018 - 7:00 pm - The NCLA Multipurpose Room
  • If the application link below does not work for you, try


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.
  • Are you interested in becoming a teacher? The NC Teaching Fellows program may be a good fit for you. Click here for more information.
  • Interested in finding out more about The NCLA's trips abroad? Talk with Mrs. Wood directly.
  • Interested in a hands on career in film, video gaming, interior design, or some other form of hands on living arts? Check out Living Arts College in Raleigh, NC. Click here for their website.