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Wilkes Central AP Academy

Information from the June 6, 2018 Parent Meeting:
 
This summer we will be doing a book read.  Students may choose one or more of the following books and join in the book discussion on CANVAS in August.    The three choices are:  Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad;  Beowulf; or Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.    All three are available for check out from the school library.   If you need to check one out, please call to see if Ms. Snow or Ms. Masten-Byers is there to assist you.  They will be working most days through next Wednesday (6/13).  
 
On July 19th we will be having a fun day of team building and hiking at Rocky Face State Park in Alexander County from 12:30 to 5:30.  We will take a bus from school.  A permission form is required and will be posted on this page and on Canvas to print out.  Be sure to complete both pages of the form.  There are 3 places that the parent must sign.  
 
We are in need of some parent help and are looking for parents to serve on an advisory committee as well as serve as "team parents" who can help with organizing when we do a trip or fundraiser.
 
A handout was distributed that had some suggestions for things to do in the summer besides binge Netflix and Hulu or bake in the sun all summer.  
 
Upcoming test dates....
        All students are encouraged to consider taking the PSAT / National Merit Scholar Qualifying test on Saturday, October 13th.   The fee is $20.    Juniors who take the test will be considered for National Merit Scholarships.  Freshman and Sophomores it excellent test conditions practice as well as a good measure of their standing on the standardized test. 
         Sophmores who are planning to apply to the NC School of Science and Mathematics  must take the SAT before the end of December for application purposes.  Register for the SAT at www.SAT.org
        
January 17, 2019
 
As we enter 2nd semester we will begin registration for next year.  AP Academy students should continue to have conversations with Ms. Masten-Byers about their course plan and their college aspirations.    The choices that are made now can impact the opportunities that are available in the following years, so planning is important.
 
This is a critical time for researching and applying to summer programs.  Summer programs are a great way to create opportunities for learning in different ways, exposing students to new ideas, and meeting students from other schools.  Many of the universities in our state and across the country provide student programs to explore new ideas, conduct research, and have fun doing it.
 
9th and 10th grade students in the AP Academy will be taking the PSAT on March 20th.  Additional seats may be available for 8th graders who notify Ms. Masten-Byers by February 1.  The cost will be $20 and assistance will be available to those who need it.