Katherine Pastor, 2016 National School Counselor of the Year and counseling department chair at Flagstaff High School and Bryan Contreras, vice president of K12; education partnerships for myOptions® will outline the critical components counselors and college advisors need to know that help students build a balanced college list in preparation for your school’s American College Application Campaign Event. Presenters will also shine a light on best practices educators can adopt to support students when helping them research colleges – whether that support is in person or virtual. In this session, attendees will learn key insights each student should consider as they research the variety of postsecondary options available and identify the institutions that best align with their academic profile, personal preferences, and family budget.
The college application process can be confusing and stressful, particularly for students from low-income families and those who would be the first in their family to attend college. By joining the American College Application Campaign, high schools can take steps to ensure every senior gets the opportunity to apply to college. This webinar will introduce the campaign, discuss what it means to be a host site, and provide guidance in how to host a college application event this year with COVID-19 limitations, if necessary.
How do we ensure our most vulnerable students pursue college and understand college is still possible? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many students to question their plans for life after high school. This August 4 webinar will discuss how K-12, higher education, and business community leaders can work together to provide a unified voice that education beyond high school is for everyone and college is still a priority.