February 12th Raptor Events


College Counseling

Raleigh National College Fair – March 20, 2018

Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 200 colleges, as well as attend workshops on testing, application tips, essay writing and how to finance a college education.

WHAT: Raleigh National College Fair

WHERE: Raleigh Convention Center

WHEN: Tuesday, March 20th from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm

COST: There is no charge to attend.

REGISTER:  Students are highly encouraged to register online prior to coming to the fair. This enables them to spend more time connecting with representatives and less time waiting to register on site.



Spring Sports Tryout Information!

In order to try out for any sport, you must:

  1. Have a physical completing within the last year and on file with RTHS
  2. Complete and turn in all paperwork found here
  3. Register for tryouts by filling out the form here: RTHS Athletics Tryout Registration Form
  4. Receive a “tryout ticket”, emailed from Mr. Drake, that verifies all required forms are completed and academically eligibility is met
  5. Show your “tryout ticket” to your coach on the first day of tryouts
  6. Do your best and Good Luck!

Here are the dates, times, and locations for tryouts for our spring sports:

Boys’ Golf Tuesday, February 20
5:00-6:15
Falls Village Golf Club
(115 Falls Village Dr., Durham)
Girls’ Soccer Wednesday, February 14 &
Thursday, February 15
4:45-6:00
WakeMed Soccer Park
(201 Soccer Park Dr., Cary)
Wednesday: Field 6
Thursday: Field 5
Boys’ Tennis Wednesday, February 14
4:30-6:00
Southern Boundaries Park
(Third Fork Rd., Durham)
Boys and Girls’
Track & Field
Tuesday, February 20
4:15-5:45
RTHS Campus

March 6th Raptor Events


College Counseling News

Tips for making the most of the National College Fair

On Tuesday, March 14, from 4:30-7:30 pm, representatives from over 150 colleges and universities from across the country will participate in the National College Fair at the Raleigh Convention Center. The event is free and open to all students. I highly encourage all of our students at RTHS to attend.

College fairs can be an overwhelming experience. However, with the right preparation, the fair can be an important step in the college search process.

Plan ahead

  • Register before attending the event
  • Prioritize the list of schools
    • Make a list of the schools you definitely want to get to
    • Review the map when you arrive at the fair
      • The colleges aren’t always in alphabetical order, so use the resource guide to help you locate your top choices
  • Formulate your questions/introduction
    • Here are some examples:
      • Hello, my name is Lindsey. I’ve toured your campus and I plan to submit my application in the fall. I just wanted to take the time to introduce myself and thank you for being at the college fair. Are there any materials on your table that I should collect?
      • Hello, my name is Lindsey. I’ve received materials in the mail about your school but have not yet visited. I’m interested in learning more about your study abroad program. Can you share with me some details about programs in Europe?
      • Hello, my name is Lindsey. I’m not that familiar with your school. What majors are particularly strong? Are there unique programs that I should know about?
  • Attend the workshops
    • Divide and conquer – make the most of your time by splitting up (student and parents can attend different workshops by separating from each other)

The colleges will have a scanner and will scan the barcode on your registration ticket. That transaction imports your data into their file; the college will know that you met with the representative and attended the college fair. You might receive a follow-up email from the admissions offices of the schools you learned about.

Finally, review the materials found under the “Learn” tab on this page. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me!

Have a great time at the college fair!