From Lincoln County Schools
Applying and preparing for college can be a difficult task, especially for first time (for their family), low-income, or other students who may face barriers in applying to college.
To help soften the challenge, College Application Week will be held the week of Nov. 3 in Lincoln County School District, providing students with the tools to take control of their future – starting with a good college application.
Offering encouragement assistance from school staff, parents AND citizens from the community, will enhance our budding college applicants’ chances of getting into the college of their choice.
“College is just around the corner for our high school seniors, so the process of searching and applying to college admissions needs to begin now,” says Vicky Roller, counselor at Taft High 7-12 in Lincoln City. “With support from members of the community, students can connect to resources that will help prepare them for college.”
In 2012, Taft High 7-12 in Lincoln City was one of six pilot schools in Oregon to join this national event, College Application Week. This year, more than 80 Oregon high schools will participate. In our own county, Taft High will be joined by Newport High, Toledo Junior/Senior High, Waldport High, Siletz Charter School, and Eddyville Charter School. To make it successful for students, each school’s enrollment area needs citizens to step forward and offer their hearts and minds to this crucial process for our young people.
For more information about College Application Week, go online to OregonGoesToCollege.org. To find out how you can be involved at one of your local high schools, contact Roller at 541-996-2115 or by email at: Vicky.Roller@lincoln.k12.or.us