College and Career Info Night at FHN – Oct. 4, 6-8 PM

Posted on 10/03/2017
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Francis Howell North seeks to use the best educational strategies to prepare students for college and career. However, there is no subject in the curriculum called “Getting a Job 101.” While many classes and programs in FHSD are geared toward preparing students for the future, FHN’s College and Career Night (Oct. 4, 6-8 PM, in the FHN Commons) is perhaps the best two-hour crash course on how to succeed after high school.

It’s a story told too often – a student waits until his or her senior year to get a plan in place for their future. FHN thinks it is never too early for students to plan ahead, and that’s why both current students and anyone planning on attending FHN in the future are welcome. “No matter what a student plans on doing after high school,” said Brooke Prestidge, FHN’s College and Career Counselor and the event’s organizer, “they should be working towards that goal, exploring their options, and putting a plan in place.”

But where does one start? Well, FHN has made it easier for everyone. In just two hours, students and parents can gather all the information they need for post-high school success, no matter whether the student is seeking to further their education, take on a trade, or join the military. The first half hour allows parents and students to visit the presentation table of their choice, and then three remaining half-hour sections are reserved for presentations. The presentations students and parents can choose from include Financial Aid; Highly Selective Colleges; Applying to College and Campus Visits; Apprenticeships and Fire Academy; NCAA College Athletics; Community College; Technical College; and Military (Enlistments, ROTC, and Academies). Representatives from many area institutions will be on-hand to provide info and answer questions, such as Ranken College, Washington University, UMSL, St. Louis Community College, Central County Fire District, and the Carpenter’s Association.

The College and Career Night flyer posted on Peachjar contains a full list of presentations and presenters. The evening will help students and parents forge a better plan for the future. Prestidge said, “I believe it’s very important for students and parents to be aware of the many different paths one can take after high school and to plan accordingly for those paths. I strongly believe it is important for students to find their best fit, and I hope informational nights like this one can make them aware of all the wonderful options.”

FHN wants every one of its students to succeed within its walls; but it’s just as important for them to succeed once they are outside those walls. And that’s what College and Career Night is all about.

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