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Student Opportunties

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State

American Legion Auxiliary Tar Heel Girls State is a week long workshop in the legislative process sponsored by the North Carolina American Legion Auxiliary. North Carolina's program is the longest continuously-running Girls State program in the United States. For a week in June, approximately 250 of North Carolina's most promising rising high school senior girls from every part of the state come together to learn about and  participate in various parts of government. In the following pages, you will see different parts of the program and be linked to other web sites to learn more about North Carolina's and the United States's government.
1. Must be a rising senior in high school and at least 16 years of age.
2. Must be a citizen of the United States or a legal resident with a valid green card.
3. Must be in the upper 1/3 of her class.
4. Must be sponsored by an American Legion Auxiliary or Post.
5. Tuition is $400, non-refundable after April 1.
6. Must have an interest in government and the political process.
79th session of Tar Heel Girls State will be the held on the campus of Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. The session will start on Sunday, June 10, 2018 and end on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
See Mrs. Jones with questions or application information

Stanford University Summer Programs

Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offers summer programs for students in grades 7-12.  

Apply at spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself

Summer Ventures 2018

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics is seeking rising NC high school juniors and seniors who are academically talented and who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,  This is a four week long program in the summer.  If you are interested in this program check out their website at www.summerventures.org



North Carolina School of Science and Math

The application for Class of 2020 will open Oct. 15, 2017 and will remain open through Jan 15, 2018. You must take the SAT by December 2, 2017.  For more information: https://www.ncssm.edu/online-admissions

United States Senate Youth Delegate

This opportunity is for Juniors and Seniors.





RIBN (Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses) is an innovative educational track to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.


Eastern North Carolina RIBN is a partnership between East Carolina University and select community colleges.


Carteret Community College is now a member!


See attached file for more information.


Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics- http://www.summerventures.org

A competitive, cost free, opportunity for current sophomores and juniors that are interested  in pursuing science and mathematics activities outside of the classroom. Entry is by application only, and all applications must be completed online.  Check out their website or see Mrs. Jones for more information. 


Duke Summer Opportunities for Grade 9-12  http://summersession.duke.edu/

United States Naval Academy- Summer Programs-http:// www.usna.edu

The United States Naval Academy has a variety of summer programs for current students.

Summer Seminar- for current Juniors, look online for information, application, and cost.

Summer STEM program- for current 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th graders; look online for information, application and cost.

To find out more check out their website and look under the admissions tab and then summer programs.


NCSU Shelton Challenge


Tar Heel Boys' State is sponsored by The American Legion Department of North Carolina. It is an intense workshop concentrating on North Carolina state government and politics. Some 500 rising high school seniors representing all geographic areas of North Carolina participate annually in this program. Since 2003 the sessions have been held on the campus of Catawba College, Salisbury, NC


If you have any questions, contact the Program Coordinator Christopher Byrd at tarheelboysstate@gmail.com


Application Forms are available at:
American Legion Department Headquarters

P O Box 26657

Raleigh NC 27611