• Information about Opportunities (tutoring, jobs, summer programs) comes into the Counseling Office on a daily basis.  Please see below for a list of those opportunities.


    Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts... The application and recommendations deadline is January 10. GSA is looking for students with skills in their art form, passion for creativity, an open mind, collaborative spirit, and an eagerness for learning to apply for the 3 Week Summer Program. Visit www.kentuckygsa.org for additional information. Questions? Email us at sainfo@kentuckyperformingarts.org


    The Fayette County Public Schools FAME AWARD 2020 is a program designed to honor successful seniors and the educators who have impacted their lives. To apply you must have at least a 2.5 GPA or receive a written recommendation from your principal. Simply complete the online application at www.fcps.net/events, which includes submitting a short essay about the person you have selected and how he or she impacted your life. This person can be from any grade level or school you attended in Fayette County Public Schools. Submissions are due by January 13, 2020.

    The 2020 USC Brovard Scholars application is now open! We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply. Applicants must be a Junior (11th grader) in high school, currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above, enrolled in Algebra II or above, and demonstrate financial need. If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have 1 year of support through the admissions cycle and spend 3 weeks on the USC campus. The program runs from July 12 thru August 1. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California. Applications due January 17 at 5pm PST.

    The College Project is hosting a FREE College Planning Workshop on Wednesday, December 4th from 7:00 – 8:30pm at Bronte's Bistro in Joseph Beth Booksellers.  During this 1.5 hour session, the topics of discussion will be: the college admissions / financial aid process; what selective collegees are looking for in their candidates; tackling the ever-increasing tuition costs; and timeline - what your student should be doing and when. RSVP to Sean Smith, 859-619-0439.

    Bluegrass Care Navigators offers the following FREE events for 2020... Creative Coping Valentines, Children & Teen Grief Support Group, and Camp Hope Summer Camp. Click each link for additional info.

    Apply now for JA Miss Business on March 18, 2020! A daylong seminar for high school girls designed to inspire and prepare these young women to succeed as future business leaders. Students will go through fun professional development sessions throughout the day such as Interviewing 101, Building Your Personal Brand, Personal Finance, and more! They will also have the opportunity to network with professional women throughout central Kentucky and gain exposure to all kinds of different industries and jobs throughout our area. We will also be doing fun giveaways from Kendra Scott jewelry and more! The event is FREE of charge to accepted applicants. We are accepting 80 female students this year. Students will apply via the application link here: https://form.jotform.com/jabluegrass/jamissbusiness

    Applications for the Optimist Club Essay Competition is now available in the Guidance Office. The deadline to apply for the local award is Feb. 1st, 2020. Contact Sean Smith for questions 859-619-0439.

    Student employment opportunities at Yankee Candle! Yankee is currently seeking seasonal part time sales associates for the holiday season. These seasonal positions last approximately until the first week of January. No experience is required and training will be provided. We are seeking outgoing, trustworthy candidates who are dependable and follow direction. In return, we will offer them an opportunity to experience what perhaps might be their first job experience in a corporate retail environment. As a part time sales associate, they will interact with guests and perform the guest experience, help ensure smooth operations, safety and security for employees and guests as well as other visual and sales driven tasks. Interested candidates can just stop by our Hamburg location to apply. Store #137, Lexington (Hamburg), KY

    Scholarship for Juniors...THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP! The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. To apply: https://coolidgescholars.org/

    The Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) application officially opened on Nov. 15, 2019. The application will close on Jan. 20, 2020. Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Kentucky teen are eligible to apply. https://www.kentuckygse.com/

    If your student is seeking an academic challenge this summer, apply to the pre-college USC Summer Programs for high school students. USC Summer Programs offers students a preview of "freshman year" through its college immersion experience. Students explore Los Angeles as a laboratory for cultural learning beyond the traditional classroom. Our programs are designed to combine college level course work, academic field trips, and structured extracurricular activities. Students may visit summer.usc.edu for more information and instructions on how to apply. 

    Webinar: Which ACT Test Prep is Right for Students? We’d like to invite you to attend a free webinar Thursday, November 21 at 4pm ET, that’s designed to inform students, parents, and educators about test prep options created by the makers of the ACT® test. We will cover which test prep tools students should consider, based on their needs, and talk about strategies students can use to fully prepare for test day. Duration 60 minutes. Register Now

    The University of Dayton is passionate about ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable to all who are qualified. As part of that mission, we’re hosting a virtual financial aid night, where we’ll explain – and simplify – financial aid topics. The information provided will be applicable to students regardless of where the college search process takes them. Virtual Financial Aid Night on Sunday, November 17 @ 7pm EST

    Students who submit both their Common Application and FAFSA to John Carroll University by November 15, will qualify for our $500 Early Filer Grant**. Please note, only the Common Application itself needs to be submitted by November 15 — transcripts and other materials are not required by this date, but are encouraged to be submitted by our December 1 Early Action deadline. **Not all students are eligible for this grant. For more information click here

    The University of Alabama's Free App Week #FreeAppWeek is running November 4-10, 2019. This is your opportunity to build off your hard work and dedication to your future without the pressure of cost. Senior students and their families need to visit: FREE APP WEEK. Students complete the form and receive a link directly to the application with their individual code beginning November 4. They then have until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 10, to complete their application.

    Georgetown College is excited to share that next Friday November 8th is Instant Admit Day which is also a Preview Day. The application link is http://gogc.me/apply. The preview day link is: https://admissions.georgetowncollege.edu/portal/group-visits. This is a great opportunity for students to apply to Georgetown by Thursday November 7th, bring in their transcripts and scores for Preview Day on November 8th, and we guarantee that we will read their application and have a decision for them before they leave.

    The University of Louisville is hosting an event on Tuesday, November 5th from 6pm-8pm in Lexington so that we can bring all of our campus resources to you! The event, called the Cardinal Glance, will be at the Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, and is free for all students! It will be set up “college fair” style, so that students and families can come and go as they please, with an admissions presentation in the middle with more info about the UofL admissions process. AND there will be some prizes being given out to some lucky students who attend. Any interested students may sign up at this website: https://apply.louisville.edu/register/nov_glance_lexington

    Family University: Guiding Families from Cradle to Career -- FREE Family Event
    You are invited to Fayette County Public Schools Family University on Saturday, November 9 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at Henry Clay High School (2100 Fontaine Road). Family University (Fam U) offers a variety of classes and workshops that are intended to promote family + school partnerships that support children's academic and social-emotional success. This event is FREE for all family members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Interpreters are available by request through registration. For more information and to register, visit www.fcps.net/famu.

    The Bezos Scholars Program is a year-long leadership development program that amplifies youth voice and action. Every year, 17 exceptional high school juniors and an educator from each school are selected to participate. The program kicks off with an all-expenses paid experience at the Aspen Ideas Festival, June 27 - July 3, 2020, where Scholars learn from inspiring global leaders and build connections with peers from around the world. During the following school year, Scholars receive ongoing mentorship, leadership development, and $1,000 in funding to launch a community change project to make a difference in their hometowns. Successful applicants demonstrate academic rigor, maturity, curiosity, and community leadership. Applications are due January 31, 2020.

    The Department of Recreation and Park Administration (RPA) at Eastern Kentucky University leads students to successful careers in Recreation Management, Tourism and Resort Management, etc. Students that earn a degree in RPA are positioned for a variety of career opportunities in recreation, parks and tourism - the largest industry in the world! Students should consider taking REC 101, Recreation and Tourism Careers during their first semester. This 1 credit hour class is a great way to learn about the dynamic profession of recreation, parks and tourism. Visit our webpage for more information: www.recreation.eku.edu/

    During the fall and spring semesters, the UK College of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of information visits and information sessions. The purpose of these visits is for prospective students to learn about each of our majors and the available opportunities in the College. Faculty members, current students, and the recruitment team present information on our academic programs, give overview of the STEMCats and International Village Living Learning Programs, lead tours of one of the residence halls, and offer prospective students opportunity to sit in on a course. Register here: https://students.as.uky.edu/schedule-visit

    The HBCU (Historically Black College/University) Showcase will be held on Friday, November 1 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center from 9:30am to 2pm.  Students can register for this event at www.showcaseofhbcu.com.  Students must register in advance to attend.

    The Kentucky Education Association Aspiring Educator State Organizer invites you to our 4th Minority Leadership Conference (MLC) entitled  “Unity in Division” on November 9th. We are having a full day of recruitment, empowerment, mentorship, networking & professional development from others from across the state. Registration is between 8-9 am. The MLC is 9am-4pm on November 9th at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. Lunch will be served. Any students interested, use the link below to register. The first 150 to register will get to come. Register for Minority Leadership Conference.

    MSTC is hosting a FREE College Financial Planning Workshop on Thursday, October 24th from 6:00 – 7:00 in the PLD library.  During this one hour session, Mr. Howard, of SeaCure Advisors, will explain the ins and outs of paying for college. There are a lot of things that you can be doing now that can have an impact on the amount you will have to pay when your student is ready to attend. There is no cost and no obligation when you attend, but you can sign up for an additional free one hour private session to look at how some of the things that are discussed apply directly to your family’s financial situation. This session is designed mainly for freshmen and sophomore families, but anyone is welcome to attend.  Feel free to invite other families (even if they aren’t MSTC or Dunbar) that you think could benefit from this information.  Friends of MSTC will receive $25 for each family that attends on October 24th. You must RSVP by following https://seacureadvisors.com/2019-1024

    The 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) application opens November 15, 2019! The 2020 session of GSE will run from June 7th to June 27th. For additional information and to apply, click this link: https://www.kentuckygse.com/

    This Saturday (9/28) is Free Application Day at Georgetown College! The application link is http://gogc.me/apply. Of course, our application is always free, but this Saturday is a great opportunity for your students to apply! Please encourage seniors to take the next step and discover why Georgetown College is an excellent academic choice! We also encourage students to come and experience why students call GC home. Our Daily Visit, Classroom Visit, and Preview Day Options can be found by visiting http://gogc.me/visit.

    Volunteer Opportunity! My name is Charity Foster and I am the Treasurer for the Meadowthorpe Elementary PTA. We have our fall festival on Oct. 11th and wanted to see if any students would like to volunteer to help run some booths for us. Please email me (CFoster@kjpjlaw.com) to sign up as a volunteer.

    New College Board Scholarship!!! As of Dec. 2018, the College Board has started a new scholarship program that is not merit based. These scholarships are known as College Board Opportunity Scholarships. All scholarships are awarded through a raffle.
     
    Juniors can start in December to complete the first three steps: building a college list, practice for the SAT, improve score. Seniors will complete the last three steps: strengthen college list, complete the FASFA, and apply to colleges.

    • Students earn chances at scholarships by competing key actions along the path to college.
    • Scholarships are open to all students, regardless of GPA, test scores, family income, and citizenship status.
    • Scholarships do not require an application/essay.
    • Students who complete all six actions are eligible for the $40,000 scholarships (25 available).

    Students sign up at https://opportunity.collegeboard.org.

    Volunteer Opportunity! Special Olympics Kentucky will be holding a fun-filled day of competition at our highly anticipated Lexington Bowling Tournament at Southland Lanes on Friday, October 11th. We are in need of volunteers to assist with the facilitation of the tournament. We would be very appreciative if any PLD students would be willing to come out and assist us in providing a high-quality tournament. If you are interested in learning more about this event simply click HERE to visit the volunteer registration page.

    Explore Engineering Event for Girls Oct. 25-26. Any Sophomore, Junior and Senior Girls who have an interest in engineering or technology, we’ve got the perfect immersive event for you Oct. 25-26: Explore Engineering, an overnight event for high school girls at Sweet Briar College. Participants will work in teams with engineering professors and students to imagine and bring to life a computer-controlled, interactive Halloween device. The event is hands-on, stresses teamwork and creativity, and is perfect for both experienced students and newbies to engineering. For additional information: https://sbc.edu/…/explore-engineering-for-high-school-girls/

    The Gatton Academy (in collaboration with the Craft Academy) is hosting an information session in your area! We would love for those freshmen and sophomores with STEM interests (and their family members) to come to this session, learn more about our program, and ask any questions they may have.
    The information session will be held:
    DATE: Thursday, September 26
    TIME:  6-8pm
    LOCATION: Paul L. Dunbar HS
    If you have any questions about the information session or The Gatton Academy as a whole, you can contact our Admission team via email at academy@wku.edu.

    Volunteer Opportunity! Redwood Cooperative School is holding our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, October 20th from 4-7, and will need volunteers from 2:30-7:30 to do any number of tasks, including setting up for the festival, running various games, and serving concessions. We would like volunteers who could serve for at least 1 hour, but would be thrilled to accept anyone who would like to do the full 5 hour shift! We figure it would be a good way to get a chunk of a community service requirement done. If interested, please send email to mwells@redwoodcoop.org.

    Any Sophomores and Juniors interested in attending the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) or the Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC), sponsored by, and held on the campus of George Mason University, located in the Washington, D.C. area? WYSE and WJMC were developed for high-achieving students with an interest in environmental science or journalism and the media. WYSE will be held June 28 to July 3, 2020 and WJMC will be held July 12 to 17 and July 19 to 24, 2020. A day-by-day conference schedule can be found here for WYSE and here for WJMC, along with comments by nominating teachers and conference alumni. If interested, please set up an appointment to discuss nomination with Dunbar's College & Career Coach before October 1.

    Private Tutoring Available for Students. My name is Ethan Golding and I provide private tutoring to students in Lexington. I’m a graduate of the Henry Clay Liberal Arts Academy and have a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Over the past year and a half, I have tutored middle and high school students in Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Spanish (I would also be able to tutor Geometry). I have additional tutoring experience from my three years working at CATS, the tutoring service for student-athletes at the University of Kentucky. If you have any students who feel like they need extra help in my subject areas, please consider giving them my contact information: ethanryangolding@gmail.com. My rate is $25 per hour.

    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS https://www.lls.org/) runs a wonderful program for high school students every year called Students of the Year Campaign (SoY https://studentsoftheyear.org/). SoY is a 7 week (February 10th – March 26th)  fundraising competition between nominated high school students in the Central Kentucky area. All of the funds raised during this campaign will go towards LLS’s mission: to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The title “Student of the Year” and a scholarship to the college of their choice, is awarded to the student that raises the most funds during the 7 week campaign.

    Craft Academy and Morehead State University Open House events are held on MSU's beautiful campus on a Saturday. Students and families are invited to attend for a campus tour, the opportunity to speak with MSU faculty and staff, as well as participate in a Craft Academy presentation and a tour of Grote-Thompson Hall.  During this time we will have Craft Academy staff members and current students available to talk about life at the academy and answer any questions. Find more information and register for Open House here:  www.moreheadstate.edu/openhouse
    Fall 2019 Open House Dates:  October 5, 2019  &  November 2, 2019
    Virtual Visits: Join us every Monday at 1 p.m. for a Craft Academy Virtual Visit through Google Hangouts! This is an online presentation that usually lasts about 30 minutes and will include Craft staff and typically includes current students. Register for Virtual Visits here: Schedule-a-Virtual-Visit

    US Coast Guard Academy to host an information session for students and parents. Register here. Reservations are first-come, first-serve and will close the day before the event.
          Saturday, September 14 from 7pm-9pm
          DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cincinnati Airport
          2826 Terminal Drive, Hebron KY 41048

    The 2019 LEDA application is now open! Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) is looking for juniors in high school who are highly motivated, have succeeded in advanced courses at their school, have the desire to be a leader, and have demonstrated compassion and care for their community. LEDA empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country. For more details about the program and who should apply, see flyer. If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@ledascholars.org. Deadline for application is December 11, 2019.


    Any talented, high-achieving senior interested in the University of Richmond's Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE) from Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 20? Do you meet the criteria listed below? If so, please complete a short interest form and submit by September 15 at midnight EST. 

    • High school senior
    • Self-identify as a member of a historically underrepresented population (African American, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latino/a, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) -OR- is interested in issues of diversity and inclusion 
    • Has at least a 3.6 cumulative GPA
    • Has at least a 1280 SAT score (combined Evidence Based Reading & Writing and Math) -OR- 28 ACT composite score
    • Active member of their community

    I am excited to host the UK Twilight Tour on September 19th for seniors in Central Kentucky. I have attached the promotional flyer! To register students can email michaela.mineer@uky.edu. Registration is limited to 70 people (this includes students + guests). Once a student emails me, I will send them an email back requesting information about how many guests they plan to bring, their address, high school, major or interest, etc.


    An admission officer from Emory University will be in your area hosting an event for students and their families. Thank you for helping us spread the word. RSVPs are encouraged as some locations fill quickly.
    Monday, September 23, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning


    Students who apply for the Reed Fall Visit Fly-In Program are seniors in high school (class of 2020), live in the United States, and are from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander). The program also seeks to provide opportunities for first-generation college students. Every year, Reed seeks a class of intelligent, curious, community-minded students to join our distinctive liberal arts college in Portland, Oregon. We are hoping some of your students might be future "Reedies."


    Sallie Mae Paying for College Resource:  www.payforcollegeresource.com. We created this resource to help students and families responsibly pay for college. Explore important, timely topics and share with others who may have questions about planning for college.


    The College Project's ACT review course begins the week of September 25th and runs for 5 weeks prior to the October 26th ACT. Whether you're unhappy with your current score or taking the test for the first time, our experienced professionals can help you achieve your goals. We will spend one week per main section of the test (English, Math, Reading, Science) reviewing content and test taking strategies for each section. Week 5 is a full-length practice test. For more information, call 859-619-0439 or visit our web site to review the course schedule and / or register for the course: http://thecollegeprojectky.com/events/


    Attention Students and Parents!!!!
    You are cordially invited to… The 2019 Gary R. Martin Central Kentucky College Fair

    Hosted by the Henry Clay High School Guidance Office and the Fayette County Public Schools
    Monday, September 30
    5:30pm – 7:30pm
    Bluegrass Ballroom -- Lexington Center

    For more information call:
    Guidance Office
    Henry Clay High School
    859/381-3435
    Email:  bonnie.barnes@fayette.kyschools.us

    You can make it happen with free resources and support from the Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS)! GPS is a free college access and advising program for African-American high school juniors and seniors.  With GPS, mentors from the Ron Brown Scholar Program community guide students to the resources they need to apply to, pay for, and get in to their best-fit colleges.  Rising African-American juniors and seniors can apply today at rbsgps.com.  For more information—and a list of colleges, universities, and educational organizations that partner with GPS—visit rbsgps.com.

    Davidson College hosts its annual fall fly-in program, Access Davidson. Access Davidson will be held November 3-5, 2019. Visiting students will arrive Sunday evening for a two-night visit and will return home on Tuesday evening. In addition to staying overnight in a residence hall, students will attend class and interact with current Davidson students, faculty, and staff. Click here for additional information and application. Deadline Monday August 26, 2019.