FWCS Offers College & Career Exploration Program

Record Number: 16035
Displayed from: Oct 11, 2016 , until: Nov 12, 2016

Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a free, four-week program for middle and high school students to prepare for life after high school. Students in seventh- and eighth-grade and high school students are invited to sign up to learn more about preparing for college and future careers, understanding financial literacy and developing a well-rounded portfolio.

The program will be offered on four consecutive Saturdays, beginning Saturday, Oct. 22, and ending Saturday, Nov. 12, at the FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave. High school students will attend from 9 a.m.-noon, followed by seventh- and eighth-graders from 1-3 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for students to come together and start thinking about what they want to do with their lives,” said Shenita Piper, K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager. “At the middle school level, we want students to start thinking about their future so they can make the right choices when they select high school courses. For high school students, we will help them navigate the college application, scholarship and financial aid process, which can be intimidating to students and parents.”

Date Middle School Program High School Program
Oct. 22 Exploring your passion; Succeeding inside & outside the classroom; Preparing for college & future careers Exploring your passion; Succeeding inside & outside the classroom; Preparing for college & future careers; Preparing for the SAT and ACT
Oct. 29 Co-curricular engagement; Service learning & volunteering Financial literacy; 21st Century Scholars; Completing the FAFSA; Applying for scholarships
Nov. 5 Central State College visit, Wilberforce, Ohio; 7:15 a.m.-7 p.m.
Nov. 12 Developing a curricular and co-curricular portfolio; Etiquette 101 Completing college and job applications; Preparing for college and job interviews; Preparing for the college visit; Co-curricular engagement; Mock interview

For more information or to sign up for the program, contact the K-12 College and Career Readiness Office at 260.467.7250.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.