FWCS Offers College & Career Exploration Program

Record Number: 16244
Displayed from: Jan 25, 2017 , until: Mar 25, 2017

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, Feb. 18, and ending Saturday, March 11, 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.


“We had an excellent turnout in the fall and are now offering additional opportunities 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. “The sessions are open to all FWCS students, whether they attended in the fall or not. Middle school students will focus on skills needed to make the right choices for their future, while high school students will focus on preparing for life after high school.”



Middle School Program

High School Program

Feb. 18

Confidence Building: Giving & earning respect; Identifying strengths & weaknesses; Avoiding stereotypes; Developing personal power

Confidence Building: Giving & earning respect; Identifying strengths & weaknesses; Establishing what's important; Developing personal power

Feb. 25

Studying Effectively: Getting organized; Following instructions; Taking notes, writing reports & taking tests; Learning how you learn

Skills for School & Beyond: Identifying your learning style; Managing your time; Reading, listening & note taking; Writing reports & presenting to an audience; Preparing for tests & exams; Managing stress

March 4

Resolving Conflicts: Understanding conflicts; Identifying & controlling emotions; Effective communication

Resolving Conflicts: Uncovering stereotypes; Managing anger in conflict situations

March 11

Looking to the Future: Adapting to change; Handling peer pressure; Presenting your best self

Game Plan for College & Careers: Assessing your talents & interests; Determining your path; Choosing the right college & career; How to succeed


For more information or to sign up for the program, contact the K-12 College and Career Readiness Office at 260.467.7250. Deadline to register is Feb. 10.

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.