By Henning Pankow
This week is the week to discover and learn more about your college aspirations. Kayhi is hosting two college programs that help kids get information on certain schools and understand college related topics.
Explore Night will be in the Kayhi Auditorium and Science Wing Tuesday, October 11th, from 5:00 p.m.-8:15 p.m. All students and parents are welcome. Explore Night will cover a variety of topics related to getting into and finding success in college.
A list of the sessions provided include:
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
How to make out-of-state colleges affordable.
Finding the right college
Finding the college that fits you and makes you happy is just as important as what the college wants from you.
Applications, admissions, and the selection process
Figure out how to apply and the admission process. Learn what school like to see in students and what students should like of colleges.
Making the most of your school visit
Travelling to the campus of a college is important. Find out why, what to expect, and how to prepare.
What do colleges look for in applications.
Quality educational opportunities in AK
Discover the quality and diversity of alaskan schools and programs.
How to survive college without going broke
Realistic look about spending before during and after college. Also impulse control and budgeting.
Preparing a winning Scholarship Application
Scholarships are a great way to reduce your college debt. Learn how to prepare an application that will stand out against the competition.
Organization your senior portfolio
Learn how to get and stay organized for college and scholarship applications. (Bring a binder and sheet protectors and build your scholarship/application binder).
Are you ready for tomorrow’s (today’s) world?
Learn more about how today’s labor market expectations are intertwined with academic preparation.
Bring your financial information- recent tax returns and pay stubs – and begin filling out the FAFSA with expert help.
The second program is the College and Vocational Fair in Kayhi’s Main Gym on Wednesday, October 12th, from 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-2:00p.m. The college fair provides information on more than 40 visiting colleges and programs from all over the nation.
“Don’t ever be afraid to know more than you know now,” said Mrs. Stone, Kayhi’s Senior advisor.
For the students who aren’t planning to attend, Mrs. Stone highly encourages them to change their minds because there are so many factors that go into picking a college and these programs can help to clear up those uncertainties.