Opportunities for Students


    This page lists academic and enrichment opportunities for students that occur during the school year.
    Raleigh National College Fair: Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges, as well as attend workshops on testing, application tips, essay writing, and how to finance a college education. This fair will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center. 
    NACAC National College Fair: This is your chance to see colleges from all over the country in one location. This will take place from 12pm - 4pm on March 18, 2018 at the Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte. Click here for more information. 
    Research Apprentice Program (RAP) at NC A&T: From June 17 - July 13, RAP students will live on campus and work under the direction of top research scientists at NC A&T to produce an independent research project. Students accepted into the program will be compensated financially. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 2 and is open to high school juniors and seniors. Click here to apply.
    GenCyber Summer Camp: GenCyber is an initiative sponsored by the National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) to help all students understand correct and safe on-line behavior, increase diversity and interest in cybersecurity, and explore careers in the cybersecurity workforce. During the camp, students meet with cybersecurity experts, solve a variety of challenges and simulations, and engage in meaningful discussion about how to stay safe online. If you are interested in this camp, please visit this website.
    Future 49ers TEACH Day: Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Click this link for more information about UNC Charlotte's TEACH Day. Also, sign up for to attend a recruitment session here at CATA on Nov. 1 at 2:15. Go to the College Events page to sign up. 
    AMDA National Audition Tour for Admission and Scholarships: AMDA will be hosting auditions for admission and scholarships in Charlotte on October 21 and November 4. Click the link for more information and a full list of audition dates and locations. 
    The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.: Three high school juniors have the opportunity to attend an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. in June 2018. Students will visit the National Mall, Smithsonian museums, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum (world's most interactive museum), the Lincoln Memorial, and more. Click the link for more information. Deadline is December 29, 2017.   
    Internship Opportunity for Congressman: A local Congressman is interested in juniors and seniors to serve as interns from Fall 2017-March 2018. This could count as a class credit and doesn't require traveling long distances. Please contact your counselor or Dr. Wall (josh.wall@ucps.k12.nc.us) for more information.   
    Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program (CBYX) - CBYX allows students to study abroad in Germany for an academic year. The program aims to celebrate German-American friendship based on common values of democracy. Students will live with host families, attend local schools, and participate in community life. For more information, please visit: http://www.usagermanyscholarship.org/about/.
    Volunteer Opportunity -  Stallings Parks & Recreation is looking for high school students to volunteer. They need one-time volunteers and long-term volunteers. For more information, or to sign up, you can contact Abby Fowler at (704)821-0379 or at afowler@admin.stallingsnc.org
    Are you a freshman or sophomore interested in the United States Air Force Academy? If so, you may want to register for their Future Falcons Program. By registering your name will go into their database that will allow them to send you periodic mailings. These mailings will inform you about the Academy and what you need to be doing to be a competitive applicant. You can register for the Future Falcons Program here: http://www.cvent.com/events/future-falcon-registration/event-summary-028d3e4fe8444783af405857a839c707.aspx.