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IB Senior Parent Information Night
Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30, in the DCHS Theater
Please join us for a discussion about the final IB Program year and the transition to post-secondary education.
A great opportunity for seniors. See the letter below from Emory University.
Greetings from Emory University! I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to let you know about Emory University’s fly-in visit program happening this fall and request that you share this information with students who might be interested.
Emory College’s CORE (Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience) visit program is designed to support talented, high-achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds in their college search. Students invited to participate in the program are traditionally either first-generation college students, or they are from an underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic background.
During the three-day visit program, held October 13 –15, students will have the opportunity to explore our vibrant campus, interact with current students, meet committed and diverse faculty and staff, and stay overnight in the residence halls. The program is free and for our metro Atlanta students, we will cover all program related expense once they arrive on campus. Full details about the program can be found on the CORE website.
Interested students need to apply for an invitation to CORE. Applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. ET. All applications materials can be found at apply.emory.edu.core/. The Admission team will review applications, and decisions will be emailed to the students who applied by September 16.
Please encourage your students to consider applying to attend CORE. If you or any of your students have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
William Segura | Assistant Dean of Admission
Emory University | Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1390 Oxford Road N.E. |Atlanta, GA 30322
Office: 404-727-6036 Fax: 404-727-4303
Congratulations on the three years of dedication and hard work that brought you within sight of the summit. Your scores on the IB foreign language exams in the spring were the best in the history of the program. I hope these results and the affirmation of your efforts will add to your enthusiasm for the senior year. Well done!
Though you will not have the adjustment challenges of the junior year, there will be many new demands on your time. The college and scholarship application process will be lengthy and detailed, as will be completing official IB assessments begun in the 11th grade, or that you will tackle for the first time this year. New jobs, new clubs and teams, new friends, family and civic responsibilities, and much more will also help fill your hours.
Perhaps the greatest challenge will simply be motivating yourself, tired as I know you are or will be, to keep working. It sounds simple, but it is far from easy. It is my wish that you will do the best you can to finish well because the benefits of diligence in this one year will impact the rest of your years to come.
I anticipate and expect only the best from each of you. Your parents and teachers have the same standards so you can anticipate a great deal of attention to your progress this year. We will be the loudest in cheering your successes and we will be quick to point out areas where improvement or refocus are needed.
I look forward to the 2017 IB seniors being the most successful class our program has yet seen. Most importantly, I want each of you to get the strength and confidence from the senior year that will make the next stage of your life less stressful and more rewarding.
Please remember that the first draft for Extended Essays is due September 1st and the final draft is due on September 30th. August will be a demanding month for you in many ways but neglecting your EE is madness. Contact your mentor however you must and let Mr. St. John know if your attempts are unsuccessful.