Rising Juniors and Seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who want to take a Summer School Career and College Promise course through Gaston College should pick up a registration form in the guidance office. For more information visit
www. gaston.edu. Registration paperwork is due to your counselor by April 4th.
The Third Annual Gaston County College Expo will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Gastonia Conference Center from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Parents and students in grades 9, 10 and 11 are invited to come to this event! Several high school counselors, including Dr. Kevin Plonk and Mrs. Shannon Froehlich, will be speaking about all aspects of the college application and scholarship process. In addition to the speakers, college admissions officers will be at the event to provide parents and students the opportunity to attend a local college fair.
March 22nd at 7:00 - AHS Auditorium
Students may pick up AP Bulletins in the Guidance Office for more information on AP exams.
The registration window for AP Exams will be open through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 19.
Bring your registration confirmation print out and payment to Mrs. Froehlich in the guidance office by Thursday March 20. Exams will not be ordered if payment is not received.
Ashbrook Band BBQ
Ole Carolina BBQ
$7.00 per plate
BBQ, 2 Buns, Sauce, Slaw, Oatmeal Cookie, and Chips
Thursday, March 13th
11 am - 6 pm
Please join us for an
on how to earn college credit tuition free while still in high school!
Thursday, March 20 • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Gaston College, Dallas Campus
201 Highway 321 South, Dallas, NC
Lena Sue Beam Early College Partnership Building, Commons Area
The phone number to request student records is
Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“The Park” (formerly the Charlotte Merchandise Mart)
2500 East Independence Blvd
Sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling
Meet representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities across the nation.
Attend presentations on various college related topics which include the following:
* College – Where do I begin
* How to pay for college
* College search for international students
* Scholarships – Finding Free Money
* NCAA – Student Athletes
* SAT / ACT – Planning for success
* Middle School Students – Planning for college
* Selective College Admissions – How to get in
for the latest information about the fair!
Students are encouraged to pre-register at gotomyncf.org
so they can spend more time with the college reps.
Planning to go to college? Looking for ideas of things to do with your time? Wanting to spruce up your future resume? Attached is a file with opportunities for freshman - juniors in the Gaston County Area.
Attached is a Power Point about your next steps post-high school and things to keep in mind as you prepare.
Yearbooks are now on sale. From now until January, they will cost only $69. Buy early and save. Students may purchase in school or online. Questions? See Ms. Young Room 201.
If you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement, the Gaston County Sheriff's Office has a program for you. The Gaston County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 566 is offering a program for young men and women. The program provides the same training that certified Law Enforcement Officers are required to go through.
For futher information, please go to the guidance office and ask Mrs. Payne for the form to fill out, provided by the Sheriff's Office.
Fill out the attached Extra Curricular Sheet and keep it with you and add to it this year. This way when you have an interview, need a recommendation, etc. you can explain why you would be a great asset to that job, school, or university!
Please see attached file for sheet to ask Guidance Counselors for a Recommendation. Remember you should give them at least one week to write your recommendation letter (two weeks is even better!).
Yesterday, the North Carolina State Board of Education officially released the (preliminary) 2013 graduation cohort rates for every district and high school. The graduation cohort rates is the percent of ninth graders entering high school in the 2009-2010 school year and graduated four years later in 2013.
For the second consecutive year, Ashbrook High School's graduation rate increased. Our 2013 graduation cohort is reported as 87.8%, up 0.4% from 2012's 87.4%. While the increase is small, a two-year comparison demonstrates successful improvement:
Graduation Cohort Rates for Ashbrook High School over the past three years:
Ashbrook's graduation cohort rate has increased 7.4% over the past two years, a tremendous accomplishment as our student enrollment has expanded. For comparison, the State graduation cohort rate is 82.5%, which is a 2.3% increase from last year.
Gaston County Schools also increased the overall district graduation cohort rate to 81.2%, up from last year's 77.8%.
This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Principal, administrative team, faculty, student services, students, and parents. The Ashbrook Community should be extremely proud and we will continue to strive for a 90% rate in accordance with our School Improvement Plan.
Thanks for reading,
The Ashbrook High School Air Force JROTC attended Converse College Cadet Leadership School in Spartanburg, South Carolina on June 23-29.
The leadership school is attended by more than 300 cadets from schools in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Individual Award Winners were:
- Simon Towner - Honor Graduates
- Tristan Williamson - Honor Graduates
- Caleb Bartlett - Outstanding Flight Cadet Award
- Chris Rollins - Top Drill Award
- Lacee Millwood - Top Dril Award (second place)
- Meagan Willis - Oustanding Staff Cadet (National Sojurners Award)