Rising Juniors and Seniors CCP through Durham Tech will be offering 4 new CTE Pathways!  Students interested in studying Natural Hair Care, becoming a Manicurist, an Esthetician (hair removal, skin care, and make-up), or a BioWork Technician please watch the videos below and follow up with Mrs. Settle if you would like to apply.  

The student services office houses your high school counselor, middle school counselor, school nurse and testing coordinator. We are here to help support our students socially, emotionally and academically during their time at SCS.  This website to help high school students and parents easily access information, schedule appointments, and stay up to date on upcoming activities and deadlines. 

Important Dates & Information

*Juniors interested in online ACT prep please click the link below for directions on how to start you own ACT prep account through DPS and ACT.org 


*Scholars at Work

The "virtual" Scholars at Work Program is now accepting applications.  This is a first come first serve opportunity.  Students are matched with local companies to take part in career exploration activities.  This is a HUGE NETWORKING opportunity for seniors that plan to go straight into the workforce.  Click the link below for application information and apps are due by 2/18/2022


*The Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is a co-ed unpaid internship program that offers students, ages 14-20, a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50 is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50 and Capitol Broadcasting Company. Now in our 24th season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of the Durham Bulls games on MeTV, WRAL Sports Plus, MiLB.com as well as within the ballpark. We also provide highlights for FOX 50 and WRAL newscasts.


The Durham Bulls and Explorer Post 50 will be holding an Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 16th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Durham Bulls Athletic Ball Park located at 409 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Durham Bulls season. If you are interested in being a part of the TV Crew, please complete the 2022 Online Application.  Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, 2022 and must be completed to be considered for membership. We will be limiting the crew to 70 members.


Interviews – Required for all applicants, new and returning members.

Training Sessions (New Members Only) – Required to attend one training session. 

Acceptance into the program – Notifications will be sent Monday, March 21st.

Regular baseball season runs Apr. 12  – Sept. 21, 2022.

*Sophomores and Juniors interested in participating in the Career and College Program, CCP, at Durham Tech please contact Mr. DeSantis at desantisa@durhamtech.edu to get information on the upcoming info sessions.  You must attend an info session to participate in the program.  If you have any questions please see Mrs. Settle.


*Thanks to all the students that participated in our FIRST Gryphon Gamers Esports club meeting.  All students that signed up to participate received an email with registration information.  Please complete your registration by 2/21/22 and attend the next meeting on 2/23/22 so you can begin competition on 2/25/22!

*The Emily K Center is offering free assistance to students and parents in need of help with completing the FAFSA and the RDS application.    Please visit Emily K Center's College Game Plan to help your student with FREE ACT/SAT prep, college application assistance, and more! Click the button below for more information about the program and click the link to set up an appointment. (Services are available for Spanish speaking families)


Options for 13-18 yr. olds

Durham Parks and Rec locations offering support for older students.  They can go just in the afternoons from 2:30 – 5:30 or they can go all day from 8:30 – 1:30. Maybe it would help some students get some school work done if they were to get out of the house a little.  

*PARENTS please follow the link below for valuable resources on communicating with your students about COVID-19.  I want everyone to stay safe and informed.  I miss my students and I hope to see them soon!  

Audacity Labs is pleased to announce that starting next week, all DPS high schoolers can schedule tutoring with Duke students for support with math and literacy on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tutoring will take place over zoom through four, 30min slots on these evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. These sessions are entirely free in pursuit of providing the needed academic support for success in a virtual environment.

*Any seniors interested in pursing a career in education/teaching our Durham Public Schools HR department is spearheading a program that will support students with college applications. Please click the link below to register.  

*Updated SAT testing information

*Updated ACT testing information


*Students and families in need of conflict resolution services to include, parent-teen conflicts, roommate/shared living conflicts, neighbor-neighbor conflicts, Co-parenting mediation (and more) please reach out to the Conflict Resolution Center.  They are providing remote services at no or low cost through video or teleconference.  Please click the link below for more information

*Students and parents please check out the preview of CFNC.org's new next generation website.  This is one of my absolute favorite websites to gain information on your future plans. 

Young Men of Excellence Program is a free college readiness and career preparation program for young men of color from ages 11-17.  For more information click the link below 

*If your student is in need of mental health services please click the link below for referral information

Durham Tech College Liason

High school students our Durham Tech college liason, Adam DeSantis

(desantisa@durhamtech.edu) will be on campus monthly to help students with the college application and enrollment process.  He is also available to speak with students and parents interested in the Career and College Promise (CCP) dual enrollment program.

Emily K College Advisor

We are happy to welcome Christina Villegas to our SCS team.  She will join us as the Emily K college advisor for all high school students.  She will be on campus at least once a week and will also be meeting with students in the classrooms to help with college prep starting in the 9th grade.  If any student or parent would like to meet with Ms. Villegas please contact Mrs. Settle to schedule an appointment.  Students may also visit the Emily K Center Mon-Thurs from 4-7pm.


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