Because the “one size-fits-all” philosophy doesn’t apply to education, Guilford County Schools offers many magnet and choice school options. Guilford County Magnet and Choice Schools are currently accepting applications for the 2011-2012 academic year. Open enrollment will be held until March 18.
There are forty-five magnet schools in Guilford County with seventeen different magnet themes. Some schools specifically serve our advanced learners, others offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. Other schools focus on science, technology and the performing and visual arts, while others offer foreign language immersion. Guilford County is also one of the few places in the country where you can get a free Montessori education for your student.
The magnet schools are free to county residents but there is an application and interview process. During the open enrollment period, there will be many opportunities to learn about the various programs and schools. Applications will be available online during the open enrollment period at the Guilford County Magnet Schools website. Applications will also be available at each magnet school.
The excellent education provided by Guilford County Schools is getting national recognition. Our Early College at Guilford College has consistently places near the top of nationally rankings. In June 2010, Newsweek recently named the Early College at Guilford College as one of the nation’s elite high schools. Only 20 schools nationwide made the list. U.S. News & World Report also ranked our The Early College at Guilford seventeenth in the nation for 2009, after collecting data on 21,000 public high schools. In addition, on June 8, 2009, Newsweek included two Guilford County schools in its Top 100 list. The Early College was nineteeth and Weaver Academy of Visual and Performing Arts was eighty-first. The Early College at Guilford is one of our high schools that has formed a partnerships with a local college to offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit before they graduate.
No matter what your student’s needs, chances are there is a Guilford County Magnet School to accommodate.
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, as it is commonly called, is the essential first-step in applying for Federal loans and aid. Properly completing the application is daunting, even to those not usually intimidated by accounting and root canals. It is long, arduous and complicated. However, it is definitely worth the pain and effort. Successfully completing the application can literally mean thousands of dollars in college assistance.
Fortunately, there is personalized and free FAFSA assistance right here in Guilford County. This Saturday, February 19th, FAFSA experts will be available at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown. This free service is provided by the College Foundation of North Carolina. Pre-registration is necessary at CFNC.org.
The deadline for applying for many colleges is March 1st so don’t tarry. Make this the weekend that you master the FAFSA.
Guilford County Schools, which serves Greensboro, High Point, and other communities throughout the Triad, will be hosting its annual College Tech Prep Showcase this Thursday, February 3 from 5:00-7:00.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the incredible opportunities at Guilford County Schools. College Tech Prep allows Guilford County students to earn college credit while still in high school. Better yet, those students that complete the program are eligible for a full-tuition, two-year scholarship to Guilford Technology Community College! The College Tech Prep program is available at all Guilford County Schools.
There are many areas of study for the Guilford County Schools College Tech Prep Program, including Business and Marketing, Medical Studies, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology and Construction Technologies. Check out the complete list at Guilford County Schools College Tech Prep website.
The Guilford County Schools College Tech Prep Showcase will be held at Weaver Academy, 300 S. Spring Street, Greensboro, NC. Don’t miss it!
Kindergarten may be months away for your child but Guilford County Schools wants to make sure both of you are prepared! Guilford County Schools will be hosting two free events to provide parents with suggestions for preparing their children for kindergarten. There will also be information on the after-school ACES program, Parent-Teacher Associations, and curriculums.
The first Kick-off to Kindergarten event will be held Monday, January 24th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.at the High Point Museum. High Point Museum is located at 1859 E. Lexington Avenue, High Point, NC. The second Kick-off to Kindergarten will be held at the Greensboro Children’s Museum, which is located at 220 North Church Street, Greensboro.
Guilford County Schools, which serves students in Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Summerfield and other communities in Guilford County, has announced the Magnet/Choice School Open Enrollment Period for 2011.
Guilford County Magnet/Choice Schools Open Enrollment begins on February 19th and continues through March 18th. During the open enrollment period, there will be many opportunities to learn about the various programs and schools. In addition to visiting individual schools, parents and students may attend the Guilford County Schools Magnet/Choice Fair on Saturday, February 19th from 9-12:30. It will be held at the Greensboro Coliseum Pavilion. Applications will be available online during the open enrollment period at the Guilford County Schools Magnet/Choice website. Applications will also be available at each magnet school.
Guilford County Schools began the Magnet/Choice Schools Program because the “one-size-fits-all” philosophy doesn’t apply to education. Guilford Couunty Schools is proud to offer a large and diverse selection of magnet and choice schools. There are 44 magnet/choice schools with 17 different themes. The magnet schools are free to county residents. Check out the information online to determine if one may be a good fit for your student!
Guilford County Schools, which serves students in Greensboro, High Point, Summerfield, Oak Ridge and other communities throughout the Triad, has announced the make up days for the four days that students missed this week due to the snow.
Students will pay for the four days of sleeping with a shortened spring break and a longer school year! Guilford County students will now attend school on April 18, 19 and 25 and June 10.
Attention Guilford County students and parents! Guilford County Schools, which includes schools in Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Summerfield and areas throughout the Triad, has announced student make-up days for the two days when school was closed last week due to the ice and snow.
Although most children were thrilled to have last Thursday and Friday off, it will mean that they have to return to school earlier from winter break. School will now be in session on Monday, January 3. The other make up day is scheduled for Friday, February 25. These were originally scheduled as teacher work days.
Cehck out the Guilford County Schools website for more information about the magnet schools and non-traditional schools make up days. Some of them vary from the traditional schools.
If your teen is like most, choosing a career may seem daunting. Guilford County Schools is hosting a career fair so that students can meet representatives from over 50 businesses to learn about a multitude of jobs.
Many businesses will have hands-on booths to encourage students to try out the career. Samet Construction will be there with brick-laying demonstrations. Other businesses attending including financial services, medical science, engineering and construction. Students who attend can enter a drawing to win a refurbished laptop computer from HandyCapable Nework.
Guilford County Schools is the third largest school district in North Carolina. It consists of over 120 schools and 71,000 students. It includes students in Greensboro, High Point, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Summerfield and other surrounding communities.
The Guilford County Schools Career Exploration Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events West Wing A. They will be collecting canned goods to help stock the shelves at Greensboro Urban Ministries at the door.
Guilford County Schools in Greensboro, NC has implemented the online Parent Assistant program for all public schools within Guilford County and the overwhelming response from parents has been positive. The students, however, have been less-than-pleased! It’s been said to be scarier than anything found in the best haunted house or slasher movie!
What is Parent Assistant? It is an online communication tool between parents and teachers that provides parents with up-to-date information on their children’s grades, attendance and current assignments. Registration is quick and easy. You just need to enter your children’s date of birth, address, student identification number, along with some other basic information. Once the system has verified your information, your account will be activated.
Want to make sure your teen driver is making it to school on time, verify that your daughter has turned in all of her science homework or find out the test score on your son’s last vocabulary test? Consult Parent Assistant for answers! No wonder the program is not popular with students!
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Department of Theatre (UNC-G) will open its 2010-2011 season next Wednesday, September 29th, with a production of Oklahoma! Tickets are on sale now.
UNC-G is a great place to see local theatre in Greensboro at economical prices. The shows are performed at Aycock Auditorium, Taylor Theatre or Brown Building Theatre. UNC-G is conveniently located near downtown Greensboro and easily accessible from I-40. Ticket prices range from $7-$20. UNC-G current students and alumni receive discounted tickets, as do seniors and other students.
Here is a complete list of the productions scheduled for this academic year:
Oklahoma! September 29-October 2
The Waiting Room October 22-31
Alice In Wonderland November 13-20
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee January 28-February 6
Pericles February 19-28
Hansel and Gretel March 15-20
Orpheus Descending April 8-17
So don’t miss the opportunity to see tomorrow’s stars on stage today!
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