Positive Planning Series
September 30th: For Junior Parents/Students
The Evolving SAT: How to Plan a Test Taking Strategy
for Post High School Education
A Series of Information Sessions for Parents and Students
The new SAT is being rolled out in March. The transition from the old to new SAT and how to plan a test taking strategy is a situation unique to the Class of 2017. Eric Danson (Future Focus Educational Services) will present information to help junior parents and students make a plan for the upcoming year. The following information will be covered:
- How and when is the SAT changing?
- Should I take the current version of the SAT, the new version, or both?
- What about the ACT? Should I take that also or instead?
- When should I take all these tests? How many times?
- How should/can I prepare?
- Why are these tests important anyway?
October 6th: College Information for Senior Parents and Students
Senior parents and students are invited to a college information session. Glenna Stiles, AHS counselor, will discuss and answer questions about college admissions, financial aid and scholarships.
October 29th and November 10th: For parents of students of all ages
Exploring Your Options and Opportunities to Improve College Affordability
College affordability is a major source of worry for most families. Myths and misconceptions about college costs and financial resources add confusion to the issue. This workshop, led by Sarah Silver, MA (Navigations College and Career Consultancy
), will provide clarification and information about:
- Financial Planning for College; steps to take right now to increase affordability.
- Income-based Aid vs. Merit Aid; who gets what and from where?
- Loans, Grants, and Scholarships; definitions and eligibility.
- Tools for Realistic College Cost Calculations
- FAFSA and CSS financial reporting requirements and upcoming changes.
All sessions will be held at Ashland High School in the IVC from 7:00-8:30 pm.
For more information contact Jen Marsden (firstname.lastname@example.org)