Friday, January 18, 2019

Seniors! Do you still need a yearbook?

Seniors! You could win a yearbook just for completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at our FAFSA Night Monday, February 4th from 6-8pm.

Join us Monday night AND complete your application here to be entered in a drawing for a free yearbook! Thank you to Ms. Joiner and the Yearbook Committee for this generous donation!!

What you need to bring...
1) Student and Parent's Social Security Numbers
2) Student and Parent's 2017 W2s and federal income tax forms (1040, 1040a, etc.)

If you are not sure if you need to complete this application or are uncertain of what to bring, please contact Ms. Justice at christina.justice@socialcircleschools.org.

If you would like to complete this application on your own, you can click here.

UGAHacks Overnight Experience!

What: UGAHacks is hosting their 4th annual hackathon! This is a 36 hour programming sleepover with mentors, workshops, and mixers to help. There will be fun events like karaoke and video game tournaments when you need to unwind! Meals, snacks, and water will be provided.

Why: If you don't feel comfortable coding, have no fear! There will be many workshops and mentors there to help support you. This is a perfect time to branch out and get involved with something amazing.

How: High school students are allowed to participate if they complete a minor waiver!

When:
Register by January 31st
Hackathon is February 8th-10th

Where: UGA's Lamar Dodd School of Art Building

How Much: There is no cost! You can't beat that!

Minor Waiver
Register here

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Scholarship Opportunity for Juniors!!

The Class of 2020 is eligible for CollegeBoards Opportunity Scholarships!!

College Board wants you to go to college! And now they are offering you a scholarship for taking steps to achieving this goal! Students are eligible for this scholarship when they...

1) Build a college list ($500)
2) Practice for the SAT ($1,000)
3) Improve their SAT scores ($2,000)
4) Strengthen their college list ($500)
5) Fill out the FAFSA ($1,000)
6) Apply to college ($1,000)
Complete Your Journey ($40,000)

As you can see, this scholarship isn't looking at your GPA or an essay you wrote, but your efforts through the college application process. Most college bound students are already following this list, so why not take the extra few minutes and apply for this scholarship? This scholarship will have monthly drawings starting in December 2018!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

More Scholarships!

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship (Up to $30,000 over 4 years)
- Plan to attend an accredited 4 year institution
- Identify as part of a minority group
- Show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service
- Present evidence of financial need
- Min. SAT of 1,000, ACT of 21
- Due February 1st
Apply here


Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship
- Must have been accepted to an accredited college or university
- Minimum GPA of 3.0, SAT of 900, ACT of 17
- Due March 22nd
- Apply here

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Augusta Preview Day!

Augusta University will be hosting Preview Days on Saturday, February 2nd and Saturday, April 27th from 10am-3:30pm. You will have the opportunity to tour the campus, see the dorms, meet with academic departments, learn more about their student services and organizations, interact with current students, and much more! Lunch is provided!!

Register here.

Scholarship Opportunities!

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship (Up to $5,000)
- Submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting girls and women around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women
- Due January 20th
- Apply here

Stand Up Men Award ($2,500)
- Submit a 3-6 minute film on any man they know who is taking a stand to prevent violence against women and/or standing up for women's rights
- Due January 20th
- Apply here

Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum Student Essay Contest ($500)
- Submit an essay on a given prompt related to change in your community
- Due January 25th
- Apply here

Childhood Cancer Sibling/Survivor Scholarship Program ($5,000)
- Open to seniors who are siblings of individuals who are in current treatment, have survived or passed away from pediatric childhood cancer
- Also open to seniors who are cancer survivors
- Due January 30th
- Apply here for Sibling Scholarship
- Apply here for Survivor Scholarship

Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award ($1,000)
- This scholarship recognizes students with learning disabilities and ADHD who demonstrate initiative, talent, and determination resulting in notable accomplishment in any field (art, music, science, math, athletics, community service, etc.)
- Due January 30th
- Apply here

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship ($1,000)
- Submit a short statement about technology addiction
- Due January 30th
- Apply here

10 Words or Less Scholarship ($500)
- Share in 10 words or less why you deserve this scholarship
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Ag Day Essay Contest ($1,000)
- Submit a written or video essay on a given topic related to agriculture
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest (Varies)
- Submit an essay based on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Child of Divorce/Single Parent Household Scholarship ($1,000)
- Submit an essay on a given topic pertaining to individuals who are the product of a single parent or divorced household
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Courage to Grow Scholarship ($500)
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Explain in 250 words or less why you believe you should be awarded the scholarship
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Discover Student Loans Scholarship ($10,000)
- Sign up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college and be entered to win the sweepstakes
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

I Have a Dream Scholarship ($1,500)
- Submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

InspirASIAN Scholarships ($2,000)
- Minimum GPA of 3.4
- Must be of any ethnic or cultural background
- Submit complete application, reference, and personal essay
- Apply here 

National CPR Foundation Healthcare and Education Scholarship Program ($1,000)
- Minimum GPA of 2.8
- Must be currently or planning to be enrolled in school majoring in a healthcare or education-related field
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

New Year's Resolution Scholarship ($1,000)
- Share your 2019 resolutions and how you plan to keep them
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Nikon Photo Contest ($Varies)
- Submit photography or video for contest
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

R2C Scholarship ($1,000)
- Share in three sentences or less why you are getting your degree
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Redfin Scholarship ($2,500)
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Submit an essay on a given topic related to affordable housing
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

RiSE Scholarship ($2,500)
- Must have a documents learning disability (a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD alone does not qualify)
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

STEM Scholarship ($1,500)
- Open to students who are interested in pursing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) major
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

The Five Actions Challenge ($5,000)
- Win this scholarship by doing five nice things in five days this holiday season
- Sign up to receive daily actions
- Snap a picture of you doing the daily action and you'll be entered to win
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Treat Yo Friends ($5,000)
- You can win an essay scholarship just by finding an activity your friends love to do and asking them to do it with you
- Every submission of a photo of your IOU booklet will count as an entry
- Due January 31st
- Apply here

Monday, January 14, 2019

Capstone Announcement for Dual Enrollment Seniors- Fourth Announcement

If you are not taking an English class at Social Circle High School this year because you are a Dual Enrolled student, you will still be required to complete a Capstone Project before you graduate.  This project contains multiple levels of activities that will allow you to further explore your career decisions, build a resume, and map out directions for your future!  This is the third graduating class that has completed these projects, and they can be a meaningful part of a Social Circle education.

This project has been broken down into small parts that can either be done all at once or metered out over the year, meeting the incremental due dates.  Listed below is a link to a Google Classroom where you can read up on this project, complete and turn in project requirements.  The documents provided make the project look long, but included on the google classroom are plenty of great directions and examples.

Dual Enrollment Senior Capstone Project (2018-2019)

When you get there, Click on the plus sign (+) in the top right corner and then click on "Join a class."  The Class Code is 6agyfb.
After that is entered, you will be good to go!


Additional OPTIONAL Activity

If you are interested in earning a Georgia's Best Certificate as one of your exiting credentials from high school, you can also complete the activities on Coach Thomas' google classroom:

Georgia Best Certification Activities