It’s that time of the year again … the Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship* where a student has a chance to win a $25,000 scholarship! The nomination period isopen now through September 26, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. ET. We’re only accepting 1,000 entries, so the sooner you nominate the better!
We’re looking for high school juniors and seniors
Please contact your school counselor if you would like to be nominated for this opportunity.
I am pleased to announce the 45th annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition. For more than four decades, the Boston University Trustee Scholars Program has attracted students with outstanding academic ability from around the world.
Trustee Scholars rank at the top of their classes and demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. Scholarship recipients are selected by a faculty committee from a competitive pool of applicants after rigorous review. The Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years.
I invite you to encourage your highest achieving students to apply for the Trustee Scholarship. To be considered, students must submit their application for admission with one Trustee Scholarship essay by December 1, 2019. More information about the Trustee Scholarship can be found on our website.
If you have any additional questions, please contact my office at 617-353-2300 email@example.com.
John C. McEachern
Director of Admissions
Be sure to check out the 'College Visits' page on the Paxon Guidance website for times and locations for this and future college/university visits.
Colleges/Universities visiting Paxon in September:
Florida Southern College
Florida State University
University of Tampa
Nova Southeastern University
Louisiana State University
The University of Alabama
Tulane University of Louisiana
University of Miami
University of South Carolina-Columbia
Florida Institute of Technology
Sacred Heart University
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Valdosta State University
Each year, UF Honors selects a small cohort of students to enter this program. The program is very competitive but offers a nice chunk of change and three summers fully funded abroad. School counselors can nominate two seniors from their school. Please your school counselor if you are interested in being considered for this opportunity. More information regarding the Lombardi & Stamps Scholarship, may be found here:
Paxon’s Learning Lab will officially opens Tue., Sep. 3rd. Learning Lab Assistants will be available before school, during each lunch, and after school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as before school and during each lunch on Fridays (there is no Learning Lab on Wednesdays). Tutoring schedules will be posted outside of the Learning Lab (room 216) as well as on the Paxon guidance website. See Mrs. Culpepper for details.
We are pleased to announce that The Center for Language and Culture will resume its FREERosetta Stone English and Spanish classes, programs, and meetings on September 3, 2019. We will offer sessions and a monthly class to provide support with passing the US Citizenship Test, along with The Immigrant Guide Class. Our District Specialists from the ESOL / World Languages / Dual Language department will also offer Parent Informational Series of workshops.
The Immigrant Guide
English & Spanish Class
What Every Immigrant Needs to Know
Mondays 10:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.
Homework Help and Resources
for Students and Parents
(Computer & Internet Access)
Mondays 3:00 p. m. - 4:30 p. m.
September 20, 2019
@ 10:00 a.m.
American History in Emergent Class
US Citizenship Preparation Test
September 19, 2019@ 11:00 a.m.
Free Community Meetings
ESOL Parent Informational Series
ESOL Parent Workshop:
How to Start a Successful Year
Developing a Home-School Partnership
September 12, 2019 @ 11:00 a. m.
“The Student Online Grading Portal”
September 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Please CLICK HERE to access the Navigating Yuor Financial Future E-News Letter for Aug/Sep 2019.
Generation WOW Jacksonville is set for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the University of North Florida, from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m. We are thrilled to offer girls at Paxon the opportunity to join us again for Generation WOW Jacksonville 2019. Last year, several girls from your school joined hundreds of their peers for WOW 2018 and that's why we're reaching out now. We want to extend a special invitation to you to ensure the girls secure their spots for this year's WOW.
Girls who come to WOW will build confidence and self-esteem, learn more about college options and career choices, and meet others girls who are also committed to being their very best selves. Girls also have the opportunity to begin building a mentor connection with women who will be there to serve as mentors and role models.
Registration for this year’s Generation WOW will begin on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am, and will be open until October 18th at 5pm. After this time, we will begin allotting spots to girls on the waitlist. Registration codes and number of spots will be sent out immediately prior to registration opening.
Due to recent changes in the district academic calendar, November 6th is no longer an early-release day for DCPS students. We are hopeful that with this early notice and your continued support, girls from your school will still have the opportunity to experience the enriching and life-changing day of Generation WOW.
Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date happenings on Generation WOW.
Thanks for your assistance & here’s to a great 2019-2020 school year!
Elizabeth and the Generation WOW Team
Program Manager, Generation WOW
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites students and parents to explore the college search process at the Jacksonville National College Fair, held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, FL.
The event, sponsored by NACAC and hosted by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC), is free and open to the public.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from public and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and four-year schools will be featured. Gap year programs have also been invited to exhibit in response to the growing number of students interested in expanding their personal, practical, and professional horizons between high school and college.
Complete information about the fair, including free student registration, can be found at www.nacacfairs.org/jacksonville.
Participants will receive tips on how to navigate the college selection process, and learn more about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus life. Students and parents can discuss individual needs with college experts at the fair’s college advising center. “As the college admissions landscape changes, students and parents need to learn about opportunities, choices, and resources available to help further their education beyond high school and select colleges and universities that are the right fit for them”, said Pia Brown, NACAC director of National College Fairs Programs and Services.
Now in its 48th year, the National College Fairs program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families nationwide explore their higher education options, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC sponsors 64 National College Fairs across the US.
More information about the Jacksonville National College Fair — including directions, a list of colleges exhibiting at the event, and tips to help students prepare for the fair — is available online at www.nacacfairs.org/jacksonville. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800/822-6285.
Paxon is looking for students to serve as Learning Lab Assistants that will provide peer tutoring throughout the week either before school, during lunch, or after school. As a Learning Lab Assistant, you will also be able to earn community service hours for the time you spend tutoring. Students must have earned a semester grade of a ‘B’ or higher in the subject that you would like to tutor. Applications are available in the School Counseling office and on Paxon’s School Counseling website. The deadline to submit applications is Mon., Aug. 26th (please remember that you need to submit an application even if you were previously a Learning Lab Assistant).
See Mrs. Culpepper for details.
Did you know that Duke Kunshan University, Duke University’s new global university in China, is now off the ground and running? We’re attracting top students from all over the world.
About Duke Kunshan University:Students earn two degrees: one from Duke University and one fromDuke Kunshan University.
Students study on both campuses:
Kunshan, China: Just outside of Shanghai, Kunshan is one of the most vibrant, wealthiest, and greenest cities in China. Not only is this area a hotbed of research and development for artificial intelligence, biomedicine, and environmental science, it’s also on the leading edge of global politics and economics.
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.: A valuable component of our curriculum is the opportunity for students to spend a semester of their junior year studying at Duke University, one of the top-ranked universities in the world.
The entire liberal arts curriculum is taught in English. However, international students also take Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language for the first two years of the program.
Over 80% of our international students, including students from the U.S., receive scholarships and/or financial aid.
Have questions? Want to learn more?
Connect With Your Admissions Counselor
The Brockman Scholars Program invites applications for a merit-based full-ride scholarship that covers five years of study at the College Station campus of Texas A&M University.
The Brockman Scholarship supports four years of undergraduate study in an approved Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics (STEM) program followed by the one-year MS Business graduate degree for non-business majors at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School.
Top students are encouraged to apply for this prestigious scholarship via the application portal at www.brockmanfoundation.org.
Applications for study beginning in the 2020 – 2021 academic year are open on September 1, 2019. The application deadline is 5pm United States Central Time on December 1, 2019.
The Brockman Scholarship covers tuition fees in full, room and board, transportation, books and supplies, and an overseas study opportunity. The BSP offers around 50 new scholarships each year.
American citizens resident anywhere in the world may apply for the scholarship. International (non-US) students may apply if they can obtain a visa to study in the US. All applicants, including international students, must have an SAT or ACT score (equivalents are not accepted).
It is imperative that applicants understand this scholarship provides for both an undergraduate and post-graduate degree. It is a condition of being awarded the scholarship that the recipient will enroll in, and successfully complete, both the four-year undergraduate STEM degree and the MS Business graduate degree program.
For more information about the Brockman Scholars Program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions section here www.brockmanfoundation.org/brockman-scholars-faqs
As a reminder, Cornell participates in the College Board Score Choice program. For the SAT, Cornell considers the highest section scores across test dates. For the ACT, Cornell considers the highest composite score across all ACT test dates. ACT does not create new records by combining scores from different test dates.
In addition to the required submission of either the SAT or ACT by all freshman applicants to Cornell, the College of Arts and Sciences asks candidates to submit two SAT Subject Tests of their choice, and the College of Engineering has made the submission of SAT Subject Test results optional, no longer requiring them. Cornell’s standardized testing requirements can be reviewed at: https://admissions.cornell.edu/standardized-testing-requirements.
You can apply to Cornell University using either the Common Application (CA) or the Universal College Application (UCA). For more information on how to apply, feel free to visit:https://admissions.cornell.edu/apply. Cornell University is not a member of the Coalition and does not accept the Coalition for College Application.
Cornell information sessions and recruitment events are held throughout the year across the US and around the world. We are offering sessions hosted exclusively by Cornell as well as programs in partnership with other highly selective colleges and universities. You can take a look here https://admissions.cornell.edu/visit/cornell-your-hometown to see if we might be presenting Cornell near you.
The fall is also a terrific time to visit Ithaca and the Cornell University campus. With school in session, you can see for yourself what it’s like to live and learn at Cornell. A campus visit can include an admissions information session and student-led campus tour, and sitting in on a class and sampling our amazing food. Consider your options and begin to plan your visit at: https://admissions.cornell.edu/visit/plan.
MeetEzra is a useful, searchable database of frequently-asked questions about Cornell designed for you and your students. You can learn about everything from the admissions process and academics to life on campus. If you have not done so already, check out MeetEzra today!
We look forward to working with you and your students again in the upcoming admissions cycle. We invite you to contact us should you have any questions.
Shawn L. Felton
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Undergraduate Admissions Office
WJCT FM is looking for volunteers, 16 and older with computer competency to volunteer answering incoming calls Sep. 7-13 between 7am-9am and 3pm-6pm. If you are interested, please see or email Ms. Clayton in guidance for details.
QuestBridge students have succeeded academically while experiencing long-term financial hardship.
We are looking for academically stellar students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets the admissions standards of our college partners. These are students whom you can envision thriving on the campus of a leading college. In addition, students must demonstrate ongoing financial hardship.
The characteristics below are based on successful QuestBridge applicants from previous years, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:
Click here to learn more about the National College Match Program
(applications are due Sep. 26, 2019)
Former Paxon IB graduate needs volunteers to assist with the event below:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED | Come hang out with us in #DTJax on September 4th and help make Duval Day #ArtWalkJax a fun one! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/SeptemberArtWalkVolunteers.
(Please contact your school counselor if you would like to be nominated for this event)
We'd love to consider your nomination of talented, high-achieving seniors to attend the University of Richmond'sMulticultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE) from Saturday, October 19 to Sunday, October 20, 2019. While this program is open to all students interested in diversity and inclusion experiences, students from traditionally underrepresented or underserved backgrounds will be prioritized in the selection process.
Eligible students and their families will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of Richmond, while getting a full perspective of life as a potential student. Participants will join panel discussions with faculty and students, attend mock classes with professors, and benefit from the insight of our Admission Counselors through application workshops. Attendees will also be matched with a current Richmond student, who will serve as their overnight host on Saturday evening. Students will engage in additional programming on Sunday, October 20, before departing campus.
MOVE is designed to further our mission to cultivate a diverse, inclusive community of scholars committed to academic excellence. We encourage you to review the profile for our impressive, diverse, and talented class here. Please consider sharing this short interest form with students who meet the criteria below:
Thank you for your assistance, and we look forward to welcoming your students to campus!
Assistant Director of Admission
Multicultural Recruitment Coordinator
P.S. If you have students who are interested in Richmond but cannot join us for the MOVE program, there are plenty of greatvisit options available throughout the fall semester.
So far, the following colleges/universities will be visiting Paxon in August:
Be sure to check out the 'College Visits' page on the Paxon Guidance website for times and locations for this and future college/university visits.
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