Guidance

Welcome to Gate City High School Guidance Department

Visit the guidance office to get information on class schedules, grades, colleges, and scholarships.

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Pathways for Future Engineers Program at Virginia Tech Invites Applications

Pathways Overview

Rising 10th -12th grade students in Virginia who had neither parent graduate from a four-year college are invited to apply to become a Pathways Scholar through the Pathways for Future Engineers program in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering. The Pathways Scholar program is an all-expenses covered program in the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity that supports first-generation students and their families on the pathway from high school to an engineering degree.

The Pathways Scholar program includes the following:

Summer Program

Our 2021 Cohort of Pathways Scholars will receive full scholarships to attend our Pathways 2020 Summer program, an online engineering experience, scheduled for July 25th – August 7th . This virtual experience will explore different academic and research programs in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech and will include online engineering activities and visits with engineering professionals throughout the state of Virginia and beyond. In addition, all students will participate in a team-based, problem-solving design experience in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation with support from engineering students and professionals. Take a look at what Pathways did in Summer of 2020!

Campus Visits (as conditions allow)

Multiple opportunities to attend campus events and meet College of Engineering faculty and students leading up to college with all expenses covered for Pathways Scholars and a Pathways Partner (e.g., a parent, teacher, mentor, or other significant adult)

College Application Support

Students in the Pathways Program will receive special invitations to events and opportunities hosted by Virginia Tech staff that will include early application reviews, conversations on financial aid, and strategies for college planning.

Mentoring Programs

Students in the Pathways for Future Engineers program will have the opportunity to be mentored by previous Pathways participants who are current Virginia Tech students as they prepare for college and develop a deeper interest in engineering. Additionally, Pathways will offer opportunities to connect with Virginia Tech faculty and professionals throughout the year.

All Program Costs Covered for Pathways Scholars

Students selected as Pathways Scholars participate in pathways experiences for free.

Eligibility

Virginia high school students who are rising 10th – 12th graders and who are potential first generation (i.e., neither parent has a bachelor’s degree).

How to Apply

Applications can be completed online at this link. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.


     

2021/2022 Gate City High School Curriculum Guide (Click to view brochure)

 

TN/VA Scholars Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science (Bio I & 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

1

Wellness

1

Fine Art

2

Foreign Language Courses in the same language

2

Technical Courses in the same technical track

 

 

 

Additional requirements:

  • 80 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Computer course may count as 1 CTE credit

AIMS-Mountain Empire Community College Requirements

CREDITS

COURSES

4

English

4

Mathematics (Alg I, II, Geom. & 1 higher level)

3

Science ( Bio I and 2 other lab sciences)

3

Social Studies

1

Computer Course

2

Choose Foreign Language or Technical Courses (both not required)

2

See note above for Foreign Language

Additional requirements:

  • 20 hours of community service

  • Overall “C” in required courses

  • No more than 36 days absent in grades 9-12

  • No Out of School Suspensions

  • Successfully passing SOL’s needed for graduation

  • Must be a Virginia resident in order to qualify for the AIMS Scholarship


Mountain Empire Community College Dual Enrollment Student/Parent Guide

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics. Master Teacher positions are available.

Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available.


SAT Registration

The SAT is given six times a year from October to June. In November and March, it is given at GCHS. It is given at schools around the area on other test dates; Dobyns-Bennett High School is the nearest location. Registration packets are available in the guidance office, or check out the College Board's web site at http://www.collegeboard.org to register online.

 

Community Service Hours Form

College Mentoring Program

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Madison House

Community Service Hours Opportunity at Second Harvest Food Bank

Eastman Ready2Work Program

Hungry for Reading Program - Volunteers Needed

Virtual Virginia