• 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.


    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.