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Shaping the Future

BMSD (Blacks at Microsoft Minority Student Day) is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) event aimed at bridging the digital divide. The objective is to introduce high school students to STEAM careers, empower them through Microsoft technologies, and enhance their career readiness in collaboration with Microsoft employees. The event is specifically tailored to connect with underrepresented groups in STEAM, including Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and female students. In addition to building tech skills, BMSD emphasizes the importance of teamwork, mental well-being, and professional soft skills. The day’s engaging curriculum includes workshops, networking, hands-on activities, informative topic-based learning sessions, keynote speakers, and more!

A field trip has been approved to attend the Microsoft Minority Student Day at the Parr Center at CPCC Central Campus on Friday, March 22nd from 8:15 AM – 1:45 PM.


Students should meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the field trip: 

  • Must be a high school Junior or Senior.

  • Must have an interest in learning more about tools, resources and career opportunities available to them in information technology

  • Hold a minimum weighted 3.0 GPA

  • Must have no disciplinary infractions for the academic year

  • Good attendance (No attendance concerns)

  • Be one of the first 20 qualified students to submit the online application and field trip permission form

Program Costs

  • Transportation costs will be covered my Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

  • Lunch will be provided for free by Microsoft.


Deadline: Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at 2:45 p.m.


Step 1: Review Field Trip Program Overview & Eligibility & Costs section of this webpage. 

Step 2: Complete the Online Application. 

Step 3: Complete the Microsoft Consent Form.

Step 4: Submit field trip Permission Form to Mr. Webb in Student Services. 

Accepted Students will be notified via e-mail  by Friday, March 1st, 2024. 

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