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Connor Baldy, 2014 Wake County Baseball Player of the Year, accompanied by his parents Al and Carol Baldy.winterfestAcademy of Finance
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Meet the Teacher Night Schedule 1/29/15
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Sanderson High School                                          

Meet the Teacher Night     

January 29, 2015

Begins in the Auditorium








5:30 – 6:45pm

Sophomore/Junior Parent Night

-         Auditorium



Student Services

6:45 – 6:55pm

Parents report to students' first period class -

will pick up schedules there

6:55 – 7:10pm

1st Period Presentation




1st Period Teacher


*Transition to 2nd Period Class*



7:15 – 7:30

2nd Period Presentation



2nd Period Teacher


*Transition to 3rd Period Class*



7:35 – 7:50

3rd Period Presentation




3rd Period Teacher


*Transition to 4th Period Class*



7:55 – 8:10

4th Period Presentation




4th Period Teacher


Closing/ Departure








The Sanderson community prepares individual learners for success in the 21st century.


Document attached for easier printing.

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Congratulations Connor Baldy
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Connor Baldy was awarded the 2014 Wake County Baseball High School Player of the Year by the Raleigh Hot Stove League. Connor, a 2014 graduate of SHS, was recognized at their annual banquet where he gave an excellent acceptance speech. He was an instrumental part of the Spartans repeating as Cap-8 Baseball Champions. Connor had a batting average of .464 and an on base percentage of .589. Connor was the Cap-8 Player of the Year as well as named to the 2014 All-State team. He is now playing collegiately for Pfeiffer University.

Community Survey
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We still need A LOT of parents to complete the community survey for our accreditation by February 20


Winter Spirit Week Feb 2-6
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Monday-Pro v. College-Rep your favorite College or Pro Sports Team

Tuesday-Super Hero v. Super Villain-Dress as your favorite hero or villain

Wednesday-Country v. Country Club

Thursday-Past v. Future-Dress from a different time period.

Friday-Spartans v The World-Show your Spartan Pride!

Senior Superlatives Tiebreaker
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 Many of the senior superlative category winners overlapped, so a runoff is required to determine the winners. Even if you voted before, please vote again using this link.
German Club
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German Club

There will be a German Club meeting Friday during Lunch A in room 213 E. Topics: German Day and activities for the Spring. 

New Tardy Policy
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We have implemented a New Tardy Policy, we expect that you uphold our wishes, and abide by the new rule, thank you. 

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Colleges Visiting Sanderson
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UNC Asheville on Friday, February 6, 2015

Fayetteville State University on Monday, February 9, 2015


WORKKEYS Testing 2nd Round
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The 2nd round of WorkKeys testing for seniors will be on Wednesday & Thursday, February 4-5 beginning at 7:20 a.m. in media center.  Notices have been sent to seniors who are required to test during this session.

WorkKeys is mandatory for seniors who are CTE Concentrators!  You may not opt out.  Please report to the media center promptly with your picture ID and admission ticket on your indicated test date.  

Please see Ms. Claiborne in the career center with questions.

Urgent - Parent Survey
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Sanderson High School

Community Survey

Every 5 years middle and high schools go through an accreditation process.  Sanderson’s accreditation is up for renewal this school year.  Accreditation includes a review of courses offered, grading standards, and school culture.

This accreditation is used during the college admissions process.

Parents and the community play a role in this accreditation process by completing a community survey.  This survey is being completed by all SHS parents and community members by February 20.  Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey.  



Thank you! 


Gregory S. Decker Ed.D.


Principal, Sanderson High School


5500 Dixon Drive Raleigh NC 27609


(P) 919-881-4800


(F) 919-881-5006


Home of the Spartans!




Host a Foreign Exchange Student!
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Would your family like to host a foreign exchange student for a semester or school year? You choose the student and country. Please contact Ashley Taylor if you would like more information on being a host family at aechapman@bellsouth.net or come by room 122. 

Men's Basketball - St. Baldrick's Spirit Night
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Join us on Feb. 6th beginning at 5 PM for our first St. Baldrick's Spirt Night to take place during our mens' basketball games.  St. Baldrick's swag will be on sale, so bring a few extra dollars to donate to this great cause!  Our school goal this year is to raise $10,000 for the St. Baldrick's foundation.  

NCCU Fashion Design Competition
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The Textiles and Apparel program of the Department of Human Sciences at North Carolina Central University is planning its annual Fashion Design Competition Fashion Show.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the McDougald Gymnasium. Our theme for this event is “Fashion Meets Art”. We are inviting area high school and university students to participate in a special segment entitled: “Guest Designers”.


Students who would like to showcase their creative talents are encouraged to enter this competition. A non-refundable entry fee of $10.00 per look must be submitted, with a sketch of the design, and a brief biography of the designer by Friday, March 6, 2015. An application form is included and may be copied and made available to all interested students. Additional information may be obtained by calling Wadeeah Beyah at 919-530-7145 or you may email her at wbeyah@nccu.edu. You can also call Stacey Holloway at 917-673-2807 or email him at shollo12@eagles.nccu.edu. We are looking forward to your participation.


Yours sincerely,





Wadeeah Y. Beyah (Mrs.), Coordinator                    

Co-Advisor, Fashion, Inc

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All Service Academy Student Evening - Feb 18, 2015
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All-Service Academy Student Evening, Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh


For high school students and their parents interested in paid college & career opportunities who have strong academic, athletic, leadership, and extra-curricular activity preparation. Must pass a medical exam and fitness test.


Video and Presentation in the theater at 7:00 pm by each Academy Representative        


  • Requirements and Qualifications to be competitive
  • The Challenge & Opportunity - Academics – Athletics
  • Military Traditions & Environment during the Academic Year
  • Summers filled with Military Training & Travel
  • Most Academies are full scholarship with pay – Career Opportunities
  • ROTC -- another service commissioning opportunity available at many Colleges
  • Congressional Staff Remarks Relative to Nominations


After the presentations and Q&A, we will adjourn to tables where you can ask questions of each Academy and  ROTC representatives, and Nomination Staff; there will be snacks & refreshments provided by Academy Parents.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015; 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Starts with a formal presentation in the theater at Cardinal Gibbons HS, 1401 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607.  From I-40 ext.289 onto Wade Ave, then South (Right) on Edwards Mill Rd, Cardinal Gibbons HS is on the right across from the PNC Center complex – come early, traffic may be heavy with something at the PNC.  Suggest back way in: Wade Ave, S. on Edwards Mill, Right at light on Wade Park Blvd, Left on Corporate Center Dr, and first left on unmarked curved road.  Meeting sign-in and materials available starting 6:30 pm.  (MapQuest Map is correct with the street address – not by HS name search).   Local Academy Point of Contact Reps:  




Mr. Walker Flint


(919) 553-2020

423 Hogan Circle

Clayton, NC 27527



Mr. Mike Roberts


(303) 638-7560

2150 Spicewood Trails Ln

Winston Salem NC 27106



LtCol Brian Doyle


(919) 449-2552

10412 Chandler Way

Raleigh, NC 27614



Mrs. Jeanne Herman


(919) 467-7960

1103 Warren Ave

Cary, NC 27511



ChE Craig Fishbough

(352) 514-5880

2215 Yorkgate Drive

Raleigh, NC 27612




CPT Austin Grimes


(803) 351-7867

Rm.002 ROTC Armory 221 S. Columbia Street


Chapel Hill, NC 27599





Please return the requested information below by February 12, 2015 by email to  rgdemoya@gmail.com  


For easy identification, please use the SUBJECT Line: "2015 All Academy Student Reply"

Student Name - Phone - Email  - HS Grad. Year - High School - Home Town - (Number Attending) 


Walker Flint, All Academy Coordinator, 919-553-2020; Rick de Moya, All Academy Team, 919-903-8466





        ==== USMA, USNA, USAFA, and USCGA each have Summer Familiarization Programs ===


The application process usually includes entering a pre-application, then applying separately to attend the summer program.

Signup and program dates for current HS juniors follows:

Academy---Program—Application Date---SUMMER Familiarization Program Sessions

USMA.edu---SLS---January 06, 2015---May 30–June 5, 2015; June 6-12, 2015

USNA.edu---SS---January 15, 2015---May 30-June 4, 2015; June 6-11, 2015; June 13-18, 2015

USAFA.edu---SS---December 1, 2014-January 31, 2015---June 7-12, 2015; June 14-19, 2015

USCGA.edu---AIM---February 1, 2015---July 5-10, 2015; July 12-17, 2015; July 14-19, 2015

Greater Raleigh NACAC College Fair - March 10
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Mark your calendars for the 2015 Greater Raleigh NACAC College Fair, the largest college fair in this part of North Carolina.

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges in North Carolina and across the country, as well as attend special workshops on how to search for the best fit, application tips, essay writing, and how to finance a college education.

Below is information regarding this event; we will send additional details as the fair approaches.

WHAT: Greater Raleigh National College Fair
WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
COST: There is no charge to attend.
HOW TO REGISTER: Students are highly encouraged to register online prior to coming to the fair. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site. Additional information about registration can be found here.

Information about AP exams for this year's AP students
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February 16- February 28

STEP 1: Stop by Student Services and pick up your 2014-15 AP Bulletin for Students and Parents.


STEP 2: You must register  and schedule online for your exams

Students will be registering for AP exams online using Total Registration. This can be done from any computer with an internet connection.  To register for AP Exams, please visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/343213. Be sure to answer all questions.

When filling out the form, select all your exams you will be taking and the appropriate teachers. You will not be able to come back and edit this registration at a later date.

When you reach the confirmation page print two copies - one for your records and the other to return to Student Services by the end of day on Monday, March 2, 2105.


 STEP 3: Fees for the AP Exams

This year, the Department of Public Instruction will be paying the AP exam fees for all students who wish to take the AP Exam.  Only students who are in the AP course may have their AP exams paid for by the state. 


Please know if you register for an exam and then you do not take the exam, you will be charged a $15 no show fee. This fee is charged by Collegeboard and neither the state, nor SHS will pay this fee for you. Additionally, please be sure you check your calendar and only register for exams that you know you can take. If you decide you have to take a late exam, you will have to pay a $45 late testing fee. Again, this is a fee charged by Collegeboard that you will be responsible for if you choose not to test on the date for which you have registered.



Important Dates:  Registration begins on February 16 and ends February 28. There is no late registration!


Your confirmation page must be returned to Mrs. Carpino in Sanderson School Student Services Department by the end of the day on Monday, March 2, 2015.


If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Carpino at lcarpino@wcpss.net.

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Water Donations Needed
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The senior class council is in need of water donations for the WINTERFEST dance that will be held on Feb. 7th.  Small, 8 oz. bottles are prefered.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office (Attn: Ms. Pike) or in room 130.  

Update - NCSU Communication Summer Camps
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We remain very excited about working with your students and giving them a rewarding, memorable experience.

Openings remain.
Here is the website describing the camp and how to register: 


Update - Our website had indicated that school administrators needed to email the school verification form (administrator recommendation) to me by January 15, 2015. That was incorrect. The deadline for receiving that form is March 1, 2015.

We look forward to working with your students!


Sanderson Night Class Information
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How do night classes help Sanderson?
Sanderson High School depends on the revenue created by housing these Adult Evening Classes here. 
In the 2013-14 school year, we received almost $14,000.00 to help our school's budget.  We need to keep these classes going to keep Adult Evening Classes here at Sanderson. We need to do all that we can to help our students and this money goes a long way to help!

Please consider taking one of our night classes. 
Thank you!
Debbie Lassiter
SHS Bookkeeper

Registration/Contact Information (as of 1/25/15)

Sanderson Night Class Contact - Debbie Lassiter at dlassiter1@wcpss.net or 919-881-4805

WTCC – Wake Technical Community College:  http://continue.waketech.edu
For night classes offered through Wake Tech, go to:
Hint: Search "Sanderson" then click on "Start date" to put in order

WCPSS Night Class online catalogs and class registration:
WCPSS Lifelong Learning:  https://cs.wcpss.net/index.php?route=lllcoursecontroller/home 

For Sanderson Classes only go to:

For additional questions, contact 

Natasha Moore
Senior Administrator, Lifelong Learning
Wake County Public School System
110 Corning Rd, Crossroads II
Cary, NC 27518
PHONE: (919) 431-7594
FAX: (919) 431-7611
EMAIL: nmoore3@wcpss.net
EMAIL: lifelonglearning@wcpss.net


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Sanderson's only off-campus dance, WINTERFEST, will be held on Sat., Feb 7th, from 8-11 PM at Marbles.  Tickets are $15 and will be on sale Feb. 4th - 6th.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.

If you are bringing a date who does not attend Sanderson, you must fill out the attached application and submit it to the front office by Jan 30th @ 3PM.

Applications are available in the front office, outside room 130, and online.

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Key Club Meeting
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The February Key Club meeting will take place during A lunch on Friday, February 6th.  We will meet in the auditorium.  If you are missing hours, please sign up for "missing hours" on Hosted Groups PRIOR to Friday's meeting. 

Hispanic Educational Summit
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Mrs. Gillam has been awarded 10 FREE spots to the 2015 Hispanic Education Summit that will take place on Friday, March 27, 2015. The Summit includes education planning, career planning, workshops, and two guest speakers.   If you are interested in attending, please fill out an interest form and return it to Mrs. Gillam.  Forms are located in Mrs. Gillam's room, 117.  Interest forms are due January 28th. 

Incoming Freshmen - Academy of Finance
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The Academy of Finance is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 freshman class! This is an opporunity to be part of a one-of-a-kind program. Make friends, go on field trips and explore the exciting world of business. Applications are available on the Academy of Finance website. Applications will be available on February 2nd. Limited spots are available. 

Winterfest Court Nominations
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Nominations for the Winterfest Court will take place Jan 26th-29th outside of room 130.  Voting will occur the following week. 

Spring Semester's Meet-the-Teachers Night
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Thursday, January 29, 2015, 6:45 - 8:00pm

Sophomore/Junior Parent Night Presentation at 5:30 pm.

Parents, please report to your student's FIRST PERIOD class. You will be able to pick up their schedule in that 1st period class and you will follow it for the rest of the evening. 
We look forward to seeing you then!
Military Entrance Exam at Sanderson
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The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the required assessment for individuals entering the military.  It will be administered at Sanderson High on February 19th.  Any student that is considering a military career should sign up in the career center.  Limited seats available.  Juniors and seniors only!

Men's Golf Interest Meeting
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There will be a meeting for those interested in trying out  for the Spring Men's golf team on Thursday, January 29th, after-school in the cafeteria.  The meeting will start @ 2:45. If you have questions prior to the meeting please Contact Coach Eberle.  Make sure to get all you paper work turned in prior to the start of Tryouts.  The seven page document can be downloaded at sandersonathletics.org  

Sean Eberle 

(412) 496-9621

Bringing a date to Winterfest who does not attend Sanderson?
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Date applications must be turned in by Jan 30th @ 3PM to the front office.

Applications available in the front office, outside room 130, and online.

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Jr/So Parent Night presentation and Meet the Teacher - January 29
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Sophomore/Junior Parent Night Presentation
January 29th 5:30 pm 
SHS Auditorium


How can high school students know exactly what they’re looking for in a college?  How can families identify those schools at which your student will be happiest and most successful?  This seminar will teach you how to be a savvy college shopper.  We’ll share ways to recognize what types of colleges might be good fits, discuss how to evaluate the many factors that need to be considered like size, location and majors, and discuss how to visit colleges.


Discussing how to apply to your college of choice and breaking down the different types of applications that colleges offer.  Also, information will be shared about private colleges (ie. Meredith). It may be more affordable than you think!


Spring Semester's Meet the Teacher Night
Thursday, January 29, 2015
6:45 - 8:00pm

Parents, please report to your student's FIRST PERIOD class. You will be able to pick up their schedule in that 1st period class and you will follow it for the rest of the evening.

We look forward to seeing you then!


Pieces of Gold
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Congratulations to Nathalie Ilunga, who will represent Sanderson H.S. in the WCPSS Pieces of Gold Arts Showcase on March 4 at Memorial Auditorium!

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Student Techies needed for Pieces of Gold
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WCPSS Pieces of Gold, a county-wide arts showcase, is requesting students to help run this huge, glittering production by serving as liaisons for participating schools. If you are interested and can make a commitment to March 3 and 4, please plan to meet in Mrs. Dove's room, 216 E, during B lunch on Friday, January 30 for more information. You can earn community service hours for this event. This meeting will follow the tech crew chief meeting at A lunch.

Track And Field
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Do you enjoy running, or just want to stay or get in shape ? Are you a competitive person?

If you answered yes to any of those questions....then Track and Field is for you! The season starts February 18, 2015.

There will be an interest meeting on Wednesday January 28, at 2:30 in room #206.

Please see Coach Hostler in room #206 or Coach Hammond in room #234 if you have any questions before then. See you on the Track!!

Tech Crew for Spring Musical
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Students who are interested in applying for the tech crew for the spring musical should pick up a tech crew application from Mrs. Dove's room 216 E starting Monday January 12. Forms need to be completed and returned to Mrs. Dove before January 30.  Students selected for the tech crew will need to be available to meet in room 216 E during A lunch on Friday, February 6.

Tech Crew Chiefs
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Tech Crew Chiefs for Bye Bye Birdie are reminded that you will meet with Mrs. Dove in room 216 E on both Friday January 30, and Friday February 6 to work with the new Tech Crew.

For Seniors: Goodwin Meissner Family Foundation Scholarship
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We would like to point out a very important scholarship available to Sanderson High School Seniors:

The Goodwin Meissner Family Foundation (GMFF) provides scholarships to support initial and
continuing enrollment in post secondary degree or certificate programs in colleges, technical, or
vocational institutions

GMFF scholarship applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
I. Qualify for a federal Pell Grant using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(fafsa.ed.gov) through the US Department of Education
II. Commit to a minimum of eight (8) hours per semester of volunteer work with on campus
organizations, or organizations in the community, that support Pell Grant candidates and
recipients through mentoring and/or academic counseling
III. Applicants already attending college, vocational or technical school must be a student in
good standing with the institution with no disciplinary and/or academic citations

The GMFF board of directors will consider the following in selecting scholarship recipients:
I. Financial need as determined by the financial information on this application
II. Prior academic performance, community service and personal achievements
III. Commitment and demonstrated potential for success in college, technical or vocational
Finalists are required to attend a personal interview with the GMFF board of directors

APPLICATION PROCESS - Application attached to this announcement. 
Submit all application materials via mail according to the steps outlined above by April 1st, 2015.
Scholarship Applications
c/o The Goodwin Meissner Family Foundation
7037 Trenton Ridge Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27613
All items should be included in one application packet, do not send items separately

If you have additional questions, please see your school counselor. 


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Prospective Parents and Students Tour
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January 22 and 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm 

February 13, 2015 @ 1:00pm 

Please gather in entrance foryer five minutes early where your tour guide will meet you 

Sanderson Night Classes - Spring 2015
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Sanderson Families,

We have some wonderful classes coming up.
See both sections, WCPSS Adult Education at SHS followed by Wake Tech Evening Classes at SHS

WCPSS Adult Education at Sanderson


Certified Nursing Assistant Level I

Provider: CareOne Health Training Institute

In just five weeks, be prepared to enter an in-demand career field with limitless growth opportunities. This is a state certified program, guaranteeing eligibility level 1 certi...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/02 - 3/18 | MTW, 6:30-9:30 PM | $675.00 


Create a Farm in Your Backyard

Provider: Tim Sexton

Even if you have a very small space, you can grow an amazing amount of food for yourself, your family, and others. Learn to plan the space you have to optimize productivity, reg...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/02 - 3/23 | M, 7:00-9:00 PM | $100.00 


DIY Cooking

Provider: Foodamentally Sound

Good food made fresh doesn't have to be intimidating. Prepare restaurant favorites yourself. Recipe: Herb roast chicken with garlic mashed potatoes and white wine sauce, spaghet...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/18 - 3/18 | W, 6:30-9:30 PM | $55.00 


Edible Centerpieces

Provider: Designs By Cher

Have some fun constructing edible centerpieces and tablescapes. Delicious candy, baked goods, and seasonal fruit including melons, berries, pineapples, and grapes will be used t...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 4/08 - 5/06 | W, 6:30-8:30 PM | $90.00 


Mastering Real Estate Concepts: Real Estate Licensure Exam Prep

Provider: Caring Realty Partnership LLC

Demystify the three most confusing real estate concepts: HUD 1 closing transactions, agent responsibility, and real estate ownership and interest. Armed with this knowledge, you...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 4/23 - 4/23 | Th, 6:30 - 9:30 PM | $89.00 (0 childcare seats left#)


Painting Flowers, Still life, and Gardens

Provider: Marcelle Hooks

Paint flowers, still life, or gardens to produce a more realistic painting. Enjoy painting in a more loose manner directly to the canvas with a brush or knife. The basics of br...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/17 - 4/21 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $110.00 


Preserve Your Voice and Make It Last a Lifetime

Provider: Deborah McMillan

Just as the body loses its vitality as we age, so can our voices. More than 30% of seniors are negatively impacted by the symptoms of vocal aging such as decreased loudness, voc...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 3/24 - 3/31 | T, 6:30-9:00 PM | $60.00 


SAT Preparation

Provider: Educational Services Center

Want to help your teens gain acceptance into the college of their choice? Sign them up for Educational Services Center's SAT Prep, where score increases average 150-300 points. ...More>>

  Sanderson HS | 3/04 - 4/29 | W, 6:30-9:30 PM | $395.00 


Spanish Short Stories 2

Provider: Paulina Rodriguez-Ortega

This course is the same as Spanish Short Stories 1 except six additional authors are considered— Unamuno, Lynch, Quiroga, Borges, Cela, and Goytisolo.More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/17 - 5/05 | T, 6:30-8:30 PM | $125.00 (4 seats left*)



Provider: Abigail Chopel

Learn basic self-defense techniques and traditional TaeKwonDo forms within a calorie-burning, cardiovascular workout. You will be given the opportunity to earn a belt that is ac...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/03 - 4/28 | T, 6:30-7:30 PM | $175.00 


Weeknight Global

Provider: Foodamentally Sound

Most of us have a rotation of dinner meals we prepare routinely. What better way to add excitement to dinner by learning how to prepare global inspired dishes that come together...More>>

 Sanderson HS | 2/26 - 2/26 | Th, 6:30-9:30 PM | $55.00 

Wake Tech Evening Classes at Sanderson:
(hint: Sort by "Sanderson", then click on "Start Date")



French Conversation






Photography Basics: Improve Your Images






Residential Contractors Exam Prep



A. Vick



Spanish Training for Health Care Workers



A. Gray



Italian Beginning Part 1



L. Franchin



Arabic Beginning Part 1



B. Lahoud



Beginning Guitar






French Beginning Part 1



K. Isliwa



Creative Real Estate Investing



J. Morton



Basic Culinary (101) for Entry Level








Interior Design



B. Whitecross



Introductory Voice Lessons






French for Travel



K. Isliwa



Start Your Own Wedding Consultant Business






Design an Outdoor Room






Communication: The Essential Workplace



S. Wilson



Black & White Photography



E. Burgess



Bake Shop Fun



C. Byers



Taking Photography 'on Location'



J. Deere



The Food and Flavors of France



B. Adornetto




N.C. Commercial Contractor's Exam Prep



A. Vick



Green Bldg Fundamentals



A. Vick





Summer Program at the US Naval Academey
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9th-10th grade students are invited to apply to the STEM Program and 11th graders are eligible to apply to the Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS).  One week summer programs in June available.

The online application for STEM opens on January 5, 2015 at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/STEM

The online application for NASS opens on January 15, 2015 at http://www.usna.edu/admissions/NASS

Pamphlets with more info are in the SHS Career Center

Please take the Parent Survey
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Please complete a survey about Sanderson at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!

Important - SHS Parent Survey
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Dear Parents,

Please complete a survey about Sanderson at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!
High School accreditation is a process that allows your child to apply for the very best colleges and universities in the nation.  The accreditation process assures that Sanderson High School is a high quality rigorous high school and that the student's transcripts reflects a high quality teaching and learning experience that will prepare them for the expectations of colleges and universities.
A national accreditation team will be evaluating Sanderson High School in the early spring of 2015.  One of the pieces of the process is to have parent input in this process.  At a minimum, we need 450 individual parents to respond to a survey. Both parents can take the survey.
It only takes 10 minutes and all responses are confidential.  Please complete the survey ASAP. 

Please complete the school survey at www.tinyurl.com/shscommunitysurvey ASAP!

Thank you!


Gregory S. Decker Ed.D.

Principal, Sanderson High School

5500 Dixon Drive Raleigh NC 27609

(P) 919-881-4800

(F) 919-881-5006

Home of the Spartans!


Have you been accepted to college, or have you received a scholarship?
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Seniors, we are beginning to collect information about the Class of 2015 that will be recognized during the spring senior awards assembly.  If you have been accepted to a college, please bring in a copy of your acceptance letter to Mrs. Bunton in the attendance office.  

Additionally, we are also asking if you have received a scholarship to bring in a copy of your scholarship award letter.  All scholarship recipients will be recognized at the senior awards assembly in May.  We cannot recognize you if you do not let us know which scholarships you have received, so please be sure to bring us your letter. 

Did you miss our Financial Aid Night presentation? If so, click here!
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Please click on the link if you would like to view the powerpoint presentation from our Financial Aid Night that was held on December 2.  

Also, please remember we do have a financial aid advisor on campus every week.  Her name is Ellen Wardlaw and you can set up an appointment to meet with her by stopping by Student Services, or by calling 919-881-4820.


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Summer Opportunities for Students - Check these out!
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Each summer there are many opportunities for students to get involved in something that can beef up their student resume. Some programs are free, some cost money, and some offer tuition assistance.  Each student is encouraged to find a way to get involved in something over the summer whether it be working, volunteering, enhancing their leadership skills, or sharpening their academic skills.  Below is a list of programs that come across our desks, but be assured this is not an exhausitve list.  Be sure to do your own research, too to find something that may be of interest to you! Also, be sure to check back often as we will update this listing regularly. 

1.  Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2015.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.  Students will stay at the LIM College dorms on the Upper East Side.  All rooms have double or triple occupancy (based upon availability), have 24 hour security, hall RA’s, private bathrooms, flat screen TVs, free local and long distance phone service, a microwave, fridge and freezer as well as access to a 24 hour gym in the building. Our camps run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday so check in will be between 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday and check out will be between 10:00 – noon on Saturday.  Each morning the group will be picked up at the dorm by a Banson NYC representative.  From there we will depart for our visits, seminars and activities of the day.  Each evening will have group activities planned. Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.  Tuition includes the following: 

-      6 Nights in LIM College Residence Hall

-      Visits to Key Players in the Industry

-      Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures

-      Participate in an Educational Shopping Trip

-      Visit a Well-Known NYC Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit

-      Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College

-      Meet with Educational Consultants from Admissions 1 to Learn about Navigating the College Admissions Process

-      Take an Essay Writing Workshop to Prepare for College Applications

-      Group Dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights

-      Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night

-      Enjoy the Excitement of NYC!

 The cost is $1950.00 per student or $1760.00 per student if you register with a friend. 

Session A:  June 21, 2015 – June 27, 2015

Session B: July 12, 2014 – July 18, 2015

For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at www.bansonnyc.org or (917)328-1469.


2. NCSU Design Camp 2015

Design Camp is an annual series of pre-college summer programs offered at NC State University College of Design to high school and middle school students who are interested in design! There's much to do to get ready for what will be an excellent camp season. We're very excited to share the great lineup for this summer!
Design Camp 2015 Dates:

Design Immersions A Camp: June 14- 20, 2015
(Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200

Design Foundations A Camp: June 22-26, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700

Design Explorations A Camp: July 6-10, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550

Design Foundations B Camp: July 13-17, 2015
Day camp for rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade // $700

Design Immersions B Camp: July 26-August 1, 2015
Overnight camp for rising 11th and 12th grade // $1200

Design Explorations B Camp: August 3-7, 2015
Day camp for rising 7th and 8th grade // $550

For all information on these camps, including what they will cover, cost, schedules, and frequently asked questions, please visit our Design Camp website: design.ncsu.edu/designcamp!


3.  LENS@Wake Forest 2015

LENS@Wake Forest is a three-week summer program that equips current high school students with an academic foundation necessary to become global citizens. 

2015 LENS@Wake Forest Program Dates are:

Session 1:  LENS Global Sustainability June 28 – July 17, 2015

Session 2:  LENS Cultural Crossroads July 6 – July 25, 2015 

The Experiential Classroom offers participants hands-on opportunities to explore scientific concepts underlying current issues of sustainability.  Living Labs allow participants to explore local businesses and industries incorporating principles of sustainability.  The Writing Seminar provides skills necessary to communicate with a broad range of audiences and introduces students to college-level writing.  Working in small groups, students partner with a community agency to research a sustainability-related need and put their knowledge into action through Service Learning Projects.  In addition to interactive learning, LENS offers a variety of fun activities to introduce the social life of college.

If you desire a meaningful way to gain academic and problem-solving skills while experiencing collegiate life, apply now for LENS@Wake Forest:  LEARN. EXPERIENCE. NAVIGATE. SOLVE.    lens.wfu.edu/apply/
Current sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.




4. Summer Institute for the Gifted


A two and three week residential and day programs for the academically talented student aged 5-18.  SIG has a unique, well-rounded program for gifted students because we combine academics, social, cultural and recreational opportunities. Our 29 years of experience have made us a leading organization in the field. SIG provides an academically safe environment for students to explore subjects and take academic risks.  SIG Residential programs are held at Princeton University, Yale University, University of Miami, Emory University and other prestigious colleges.  For more information please visit: www.giftedstudy.org


5. The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU is a six-day residential experience to help students expand their knowledge and skills of what it takes to be a leader. Students will participate in activities that will help them have a greater understanding for: Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics; Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership; Leadership Traits and Approaches; Teambuilding and Empowering Others; Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in team building activities, low and high ropes courses, a service project, and fun night activities to help students get to know others participating in the program.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks youth who are going into the 9th to 12th grades (graduating seniors included) with a 3.0 grade point average (unweighted) or higher. Cost to attend the program is $575 for the week.

The Shelton Leadership Challenge @ ECU seeks to provide hands-on activities that assist youth to become more confident leaders back in their communities.


For more info and to apply, please visit:




6. Martha Guy Summer Institute

Appalachian's Walker College of Business is accepting applications from high school juniors for the Martha Guy Summer Institute.The Martha Guy Summer Institute (MGSI) is a unique 3-week summer program for NC high school juniors interested in business careers. Please relay the message via your website, newsletter, or word of mouth to any students you think may be interested

The institute provides two weeks of on-campus instruction and fun activities. Students also spend one week in Washington, DC and New York City. Participants will develop their leadership skills, explore careers in business, and meet business leaders.

  • Program Dates: July 12 - August 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline: February 27, 2015
  • Tuition: $1,500 plus meal plan (scholarships are available)

For more information, you may contact me directly, email the program director, Barbara Rule Michel, or call the MGSI office at 1-262-2639. The application and more great info can be found on their website

7.  2015 Future Latino Leaders Camp

The Hispanic National Bar Foundation's Future Latino Leaders Law Camp announces the opening of the 2015 application process to be December 1st. Please encourage high school students interested in law and legal careers to apply. The Law Camp will be held from July 11 to July 19, 2015 in Washington, D.C. This program is offered free of charge for selected Latino high school students (rising sophomores through seniors) from across the nation through the generous support of our donors and corporate sponsors. Law Camp students will have the opportunity to enjoy the culture and history of our nation's capital while being immersed in a legal profession preparation curriculum with prominent Latino leaders as mentors. Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2015.

The Future Latino Leaders Law Camp application and more information about the Law Camp and student eligibility can be found on the website at www.hnbf.org. Students may access the application by creating a unique user id and password. The paper version of the application may also be accessed online. The complete application must be received by March 1, 2015.

If you have any questions direct them to HNBF's Executive Director, Alba Lucero Villa, at 202.496.7206 or avilla@hnbf.org


8. Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp will be held at Lebanon Valley College from June 21-26 and July 5-10, 2015

The goal of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summer Camp is to provide a window into the scientific basis of human health.  Through lectures and hands-on laboratory investigations in state-of-the-art laboratories, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of molecular biology, pharmacology, immunology, biochemistry and medical ethics.  Students will learn how laboratory science can be translated into improved human health, and they will engage in investigative experiences that will allow them to apply their laboratory skills to real life problems.  In addition, students will interact with practicing professionals in fields such as medicine, physical therapy, toxicology, genetic counseling and biomedical laboratory research. The Health and Biomedical Sciences camp will provide a fun, challenging and engaging college environment in which students will develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be a biomedical scientist and health professional.  

For more information, or if you or your students have questions about the camp, you can visit the Health and Biomedical Sciences website (http://www.lvc.edu/health-bio-summer-camp) or contact Dr. Courtney Lappas at lappas@lvc.edu.

9. 2015 Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program

The Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program helps teens ages 15-18 to develop their skills and prepare for future employment by spending the summer working for the City of Raleigh.

For more info, please visit: http://www.raleighnc.gov/community/content/CommServices/Articles/SummerYouthEmployment.html

10. NIAHD Pre-Collegiate Summer Program in Early American

History at The College of William and Mary

This immersive course will offer a variety of approaches to studying the past, but the chief feature will be classes conducted "on site" at the abundant historic places in the Chesapeake region. Readings and classroom work at the College will set the stage for the site visits by providing essential background on the wider context of American development. Available for high school juniors and seniors. Applications is due by April 24, 2015.

For more info, please visit: 

11. Project SOAR

Celebrate Freedom Foundation’s Project SOaR™ (School/Student Opportunities and Rewards) is an academic outreach program that supports STEM courses (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in middle and high schools. 

Utilizing subject matter experts, the program stimulates career choices by describing positions in the aviation industry.  These experts emphasize the importance of learning critical skills that students will need, and the importance of staying in school and graduating.  Our nation needs young people, well-trained in STEM subjects, to maintain the United States’ technological advantage.  In fact, this technological advantage is essential to ensuring the health of our nation’s industry and America’s freedom.

Project SOaR™ is based at the Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C., where it maintains a hangar for its aviation assets and a motor pool for its many restored military vehicles (wheel and track) that can be deployed across the state and nation.  Using high industrial technology and U.S. military aviation and transportation resources as a platform, the program incorporates a fast-paced curriculum of hands-on activities, experiments and simulations.

SOaR™ targets students identified as educationally and/or economically “at risk” or unmotivated. Using a $10 million helicopter, presentations are delivered that inspire, stimulate and literally “lift off” a student’s attitude and enthusiasm.  These presentations also help students who perform well in the classroom but are looking for career options and guidance.

For more info, please visit: 

12. July Experience at Davidson College

July Experience, which takes place July 5-25, 2015, is a powerful pre-college summer academic experience for rising high school juniors and seniors who are highly motivated, academically oriented, and self-disciplined. It takes place on the campus of Davidson College, one of the nation's very best liberal arts colleges.


You will take liberal arts classes with full-time Davidson faculty, live in residence halls, and participate in sessions about the college admission process, while getting preparation for college and sharpening your leadership skills.

July Experience courses carry no secondary school or college credit; however, a powerful summer academic experience can be a valuable addition to a college application and excellent preparation for college. Need-based scholarships are also available.

For more info, please visit:

13. Barnard Sumer Programs 

Barnard offers several summer programs for rising junior and senior girls.  Programs offered include liberal arts, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and dance.  For more info, please visit:


14. Broyhill Leadership Conference

Broyhill Leadership Conference is a five-day, four-night conference conducted each summer since 1982. Our 2014 conference will be held June 22–26 on the campus of Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. The conference is designed for students in grades 10-12. Although not a requirement to attend, many conference participants are from student organizations such as Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America, Distributive Education Clubs of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, ROTC, and other clubs. Participants come from both public and private schools and are primarily from North and South Carolina. For more information visit: www.broyhill-leadership.org

15. Summer at St. Andrews University

Summer at St. Andrews is an affordable and exciting academic program for students from across the country and around the world. Our programs are designed to foster personal development through academic study and shared experience. Our outstanding array of courses is unique. We accept students who are currently in grades 7-11 (rising 8th – 12th graders in summer 2015).

Our program offers three consecutive one-week long sessions. Students can attend any or all of the sessions. Each curriculum is designed as one-week modules, and students can attend multiple sessions and continue through the next level without repetition. All of our classes are project-based and hands-on. Class sizes are small and feature talented and experienced faculty.

During the late afternoons and evenings, we devote ourselves to building friendships through shared experience. We explore the campus, use the recreational facilities, screen movies, host seminars, enjoy fun activities, and always leave plenty of time at the end of the day to relax and socialize with one another.
Our program is divided into Majors and Electives. Three class periods a day will be focused on the students’ major. One class period a day will be devoted to students’ chosen elective.

For more info, please visit: www.academiccampnc.org

16. Boston University Summer Term High School Programs

Each summer, high school students have the unique opportunity to experience college life at one of the world’s top teaching and research universities—in one of the most exciting U.S. cities.

We invite you to choose from four challenging summer high school programs. Each high school program offers the opportunity to learn and explore new subjects and college while making friends with fellow students through social activities in Boston and on campus.

Join other motivated high school students from 49 states and 72 countries for a diverse experience that will provide a real college advantage.

Learn about more exciting summer opportunities for high school students here on our site. If you have any questions, please contact: bu.edu/summer/highschool or visit their website: http://www.bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/

17. Duke TIP

Duke TIP Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. These three-week sessions are intense and demanding; students are challenged to think critically about themselves and their world.

Duke TIP Summer Studies offers:

  • A community of motivated and engaged peers unlike any you have ever experienced.
  • Course topics and learning experiences unavailable to most middle and high school students.
  • Age-specific programs that are geared specifically toward gifted students.
  • Expert instructors, approximately 90 percent of whom hold or are working toward an advanced degree.
  • An intense, accelerated pace in the classroom. Students attend a single class for seven hours each weekday and three hours on Saturdays.
  • A stimulating educational model that promotes higher-level thinking through interactive, inquiry-based learning. Engaging social and residential experiences to complement your academic endeavors.

In order to offer the very best academic and residential experience, Duke TIP organizes program sites based on age group. Certain sites are exclusively for seventh and eighth grade students while other sites are specifically designed for eighth, ninth, and tenth grade students.

Score Requirements: Duke TIP offers two levels of summer programs, Academy and Center, which have different score requirements for admission. Please review the SAT and ACT score requirements in Eligibility.


For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://tip.duke.edu/node/284


18.  NYU Pre-College Summer Program

Application will be available February 1, 2015.

Summer break is an excellent time for high school students to make new friends and experience New York City as a real college student. A number of programs are offered for students who would like to experience NYU.


With NYU Precollege, students entering their junior or senior year of high school can apply to take college-level courses for credit and experience life as an NYU student. Credit-bearing courses are available in more than 30 subjects to fit every interest and academic need.


Precollege host’s social events and activities to create a sense of community and help students get to know one another while exploring the city around them.  For more info: nyu.edu/precollege


19. Phillips Exeter Academy

Every summer Phillips Exeter Academy welcomes to campus more than 780 students for five weeks of academic study, athletics, and exploration that carry participants far beyond the classrooms and the playing fields. Typically, students come from more than 40 states and 45 countries.

Summer School students come from a variety of schools. Most reside in campus dormitories; others travel daily from their homes in the New Hampshire seacoast area. Together they embody a rich diversity of language, culture, religion, and race. They come to Exeter with that particular mix of intellectual curiosity and adventurous spirit that holds the promise of glimpsing new horizons and making new discoveries. 

If you are a serious student, intellectually curious, creative, eager to embrace new challenges and opportunities, then Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School may be a program for you.   

Program dates: July 5- August 8, 2015

For more information about our academic and extracurricular offerings, please visit our website: http://www.exeter.edu/summer_programs/7324.aspx

20. Adelphi University Precollege Summer Prorgam

Adelphi University’s Pre-College program, held between July 19–August 1, 2015, is an exciting way for you to gain an unforgettable college experience while still in high school. Through our college-level programs, you can test academic subject areas and substantially strengthen your skills while being part of a challenging University-based learning community.

Open to students entering their junior and senior years, Pre-College brings students from all over the country to live, learn and explore all that Adelphi offers. Here, you will experience our beautiful and safe Garden City campus, just minutes from renowned beaches and parks, and just 23 miles from New York City—the world’s premier city for art, culture and entertainment.

While living on campus, you’ll receive the personalized attention of our professional and caring group of instructors, advisers and support staff. Our courses are taught by our nationally recognized faculty and are applied toward your future college degree. Adelphi University partners with prestigious higher education institutions such as Columbia University.

Programs include: (Programs costs include a 3-credit course, housing, meals and activities such as a Broadway show)

  • Nursing
  • Business
  • Game Programing
  • Psychology
  • Musical Theatre







All the resources you need for High School RIGHT HERE!
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Please be sure to utilize our livebinder, which contains just about every link you will need to navigate through high school.  Counselors have compiled the websites most helpful and most used by students and parents.  All the resources in one place!  How easy is that?  


Scholarships for Seniors here!
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Attached is our SHS Scholarship Bulletin.  We will be updating our Scholarship Bulletin frequently.  Please come back and check it often.  This is only a small fraction of the scholarships that exist.  We encourage students to be proactive in their search for scholarships. 

 Also, be sure to check out the WCPSS Scholarship site for more scholarships!  http://www.scholarshipplus.com/wake/



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College Open Houses
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For a complete list of college open houses and admissions deadlines, please see the attachment from CFNC. 

Colleges Visiting Sanderson:
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Clemson University

September 26, 2014

Stetson University

September 26, 2014

University of Southern California

September 29,2014

East Carolina University

October 7, 2014

Appalachian State University

October 8, 2014

Greensboro College

October 10, 2014

Vanderbilt University

October 23, 2014


College Open Houses:


Open house date(s)

Admissions deadline

South Carolina State University

November 15, 2014

May 31, 2015




Early action – December 1, 2014

Regular – March 1, 2015

North Greenville University

October 23 or November 13, 2014

Rolling admissions

North Carolina State University




First deadline – October 15, 2014

Second deadline – November 1, 2014

Final Deadline – January 15, 2015

North Carolina Central University


Rolling admissions

East Carolina University

October 25, 2014 9:00am

March 15, 2015

UNC - Charlotte

November 1, 2014

Early action – November 1, 2014

Regular – February, 1, 2015

William Peace University

November 15, 2014

Rolling admissions

University of Mount Olive

November 11& January 19, 2014


UNC Pembroke

November 15, 2014

February 28, 2015

April 11, 2015

July 15, 2015

Meredith College

January 27, 2015 8:00am-4:00pm

Early Decision – October 30, 2014

Regular – February 15, 2015

Ithaca College

Oct. 25, or Nov. 11, 2014

Early decision – November 1, 2014

Early Action – December 1, 2014

Regular – February 1, 2015

The Citadel

October 31, 2014


Benedict College

November 1, 2014 8am-12pm (sign up by Oct. 24)


Colgate University

November 9-10, 2014 (sign up by Oct. 10)

Early decision 1 – November 15, 2014

Early decision 2 – January 15, 2015

Regular – March 1, 2015

Johnson and Wales - Charlotte

October 25, 2014 9:30am-1:30pm

November 14, 2014 10am (wildcat weekend)

November 15, 20014 9:30am-1:30pm

December 13, 2014 9:30am-12pm


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