College Guidance Overview

Welcome to the NRCA  College Guidance Center

All seniors will use the NAVIANCE tool ( to list the colleges they are applying to, request the sending of their high school transcript to colleges, and request teacher and counselor recommendation letters. This tool allows us to track acceptances to colleges and scholarships earned. There is also a resume builder, which students can use to store their lists of activities, awards, employment, community service, and so much more. Within Naviance, I will be listing scholarship offerings and dates when college reps will be visiting NRCA to keep students informed of opportunities.

Sophomores and Juniors will be introduced to a new system, called SCOIR, to complete their career assessment in November to help guide them to a potential career path and college major. This system will also provide great research tools to gather college information.

Juniors are permitted one excused College Day and seniors are allowed two excused college days. Parents should submit a written request to the Attendance Desk stating the date and college that their student is attending.

I am pleased that we will once again offer the ACT to senior students on Tuesday, October 1 and to junior students on Tuesday, March 10 on the NRCA campus. Registration will be completed through the College Guidance office for both of these tests.

The 120 graduates of the Class of 2019 will be attending 46 different colleges and universities, with 9 of those colleges being attended for the first time by an NRCA graduate! This class earned scholarships at over $3.8 million!!

With 50 private colleges and 16 public universities in the state of North Carolina alone, along with 3,500 colleges and universities in the United States, there is much to consider for your student’s future! I am happy to meet with your family to discuss your plans and the best fit for your student. I count it a privilege to partner with students and families as we seek the Lord’s plan for each student and as we live out Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Course Registration

5th-11th Grade Families

Course registration for the 2020-2021 school year opens Monday, March 30 and will close on Thursday, April 9. All students who are re-enrolling for 6th-12th grade must register for classes.

Course registration will take place in PowerSchool. Students will need their Powerschool username and password to log into their STUDENT ACCOUNT.

  • ​Students who will be in 6th-8th grade will choose their first choice elective and alternate elective choices.
  • Students in 9th-12th grade will register for all of their classes. The computer will use the first semester grades to determine eligibility for honors and AP courses.

A presentation with details on course registration is viewable below. If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

Debbie Monahan
College Counseling Director

Senior Information

All seniors will use the SCOIR System to list colleges they are applying to, request their high school transcript to be sent to college, and request teacher and counselor recommendation letters.

Access to more than 700 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

College Day Permission Request

Seniors are allowed 2 excused college days and juniors are allowed 1 excused college days. To request permission for a future college day, write a handwritten note with the college you are visiting and the date of your visit. This note is to be given to the Attendance Desk in the school lobby. You must use your college day between August and April 30; college days are not granted in the month of May.

Dual Enrollment Program

North Raleigh Christian Academy has a dual enrollment agreement with the fully accredited College of Southeastern where eight classes taken at NRCA by NRCA teachers are eligible for college credit through dual enrollment.

Mrs. Debbie Monahan
College Guidance Director