Fort Wayne Community Schools College and Career Readiness

The K-12 College and Career Readiness program supports all FWCS students in establishing and pursuing college and career goals. Students are encouraged to aim high and reach their fullest potential in whatever path they choose.


The College and Career Readiness program works to prepare students and families for life after high school.

  • Support each student to achieve his/her college and career goals;
  • Prepare students to embrace curricular and co-curricular opportunities and challenges;
  • Inspire students to succeed inside and outside the classroom;
  • Challenge students to reach their potential and live with purpose; and
  • Equip students and the families with the proper resources in order for students to pursue college or a career upon graduating from high school.




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Shenita Bolton, E.D.S Director of K-12 College and Career Readiness

Allen Coultas, M. Ed K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager

Angela Benge K-12 College and Career Readiness/GEAR UP Coordinator

Kyle Bond Middle School Student Advisor

Stephanie Carlson GEAR UP Coordinator of Learning Partners and Programs

Jessica Hanna K-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator for Mentorships and Partnerships

Karen Kill GEAR UP Budget Secretary
Terry Lymon Student Educational Advocate
Deidre Moore GEAR UP Student Advisor
Otis Morris Middle School Student Advisor

Martin Murphy K-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator

Ashley Nichter Middle School Student Advisor

Sherie Noble GEAR UP Student Advisor
Amelia Pflieger Coordinator of K-12 High Ability, Advanced Placement, Dual Credit
Michael Roberson GEAR UP Student Advisor
Tim Robinson Middle School Student Advisor
Grace Ruprecht Middle School Student Advisor
Bruce Schneider K-12 Instrumental Music and "b Instrumental" Program Coordinator
Amie TerMolen K-12 College and Career Readiness Secretary
Virgil Tharp District Athletic Director
Alisa Thompson GEAR UP Student Advisor
Tristan "Brody" Young GEAR UP Student Advisor

Upcoming Opportunities

Valparaiso University & IU Northwest
March 31st, 2022
11th Grade Students
Spring Break College Tour
April 3-7th, 2022
9th and 10th Grade GEAR UP Students
IUPUI College Visit
April 5th, 2022
11th Grade Students
FAFSA Completion Assistance Day
April 13th, 2022
12th Grade Students
Peg Perego Career Visit
April 14th, 2022
9th and 10th Grade GEAR UP Students
Ball State University College Visit
April 20th, 2022
11th Grade Students
21st Century Scholar Enrollment Day
April 30th, 2022
7th through 8th Grade Students
Scholars Success Program Completion Day
April 30th, 2022
7th through 12th Grade Students
Ivy Tech Parent Information Session (Old Enough to be in High School Smart Enough to be in College)
May 3rd, 2022
9th and 10th Grade GEAR UP Parents
College and Career

What do we offer?

Students and families have access to a wide range of services designed to help prepare for life after high school.

College and career resource area

Gear Up program (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) for students in the Class of 2024 & 2025

Individualized college and career planning

High School college and career prep programs

Middle School college and career exploration programs

K-5 college and career exploration program

21st Century Scholars

Parent Trailblazer Program

FAFSA completion awareness program

College visits

College fairs

Summer career internships/externships