April 2023

Supersonic jets, battery operated cars, high-end furniture - these are some of the products that are now or will soon be made in Guilford County, and our students will be doing the work.

Friends, over the past few weeks I've been able to spend time with the people who are making these bold moves in our community, and I am on fire! Their passion for igniting our local economy echoes mine for driving our students to succeed in the jobs these companies will provide - our students must be and will be ready.

Transformative investments are coming that will accelerate our economy as a whole and opportunities for individual advancement. shift_ed is working with Guilford County Schools to fuel students' passion for learning and set them up to graduate ready to work and lead in these careers.

The population of the City of High Point will double in the next two weeks when the High Point Market returns. Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughn coined the phrase "Greensbooming" in her address last week, and Sean Suggs, President of Toyota Battery Manufacturing, North Carolina suggested we start calling the area Tech Town. There is no better place to grow than the Piedmont Triad. 

And there's no better time to get behind the wheel and shift this effort into an even higher gear. With a team like the one we have in Guilford County, anything is possible. 



Accelerate Guilford County's Economy. Make a gift to shift_ed today.

Congratulations to Page High School, winner of the 2023 shift_ed March Madness Competition. The school's counseling department will receive a $2,000 donation, and every participating senior will get a prize. Go Pirates!

It’s college decision time for Guilford County Schools seniors, and one of the most important factors in making post-grad plans is cost of attendance. Join shift_ed, Guilford County Schools and the College Foundation of North Carolina for a virtual workshop to learn how to compare financial aid packages and make the best decision for your future.

FAFSA Completion is one of the most important steps to earning scholarships and financial aid. shift_ed hosts workshops for seniors throughout the year, and last week we connected with students at Smith High School.

Find Your GCS Calendar

March 7-14

GCS Spring Break

April 8 First Gen Event

April 15 SEO Saturday Academy

April 22 SEO Saturday Academy

April 27 Comparing Financial Aid Packages Free Workshop

April 29 SEO Saturday Academy

May 11 Lawyers on the Lawn

May 13 SEO Saturday Academy

May 20 SEO Saturday Academy

May 23-June 11 GCS Graduations

SEO Scholar Story

Rei Romero-Godinez

“This program is going to help me get to where I need to be. I’m going to hold my head up and be proud.”

Read Rei's Story

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