College-bound Program Series
PEN partners with College Access Plan (CAP) to offer a series of programs to help families plan for and navigate through high school to college. Topics covered during the 2017-2018 school year include: Paying for College, What You Should Know Before Your Child Starts High School, College Planning Timeline, and Finding the Right Fit College.
What Parents Should Know Before their Children Start High School - (Feb. 7, 2018)
First offered in Spring 2016, this program features presentations from College Access Plan Director Mo Hyman and a PUSD high school counselor. Because the path to college readiness begins as soon as your child starts high school, this program is designed to prepare parents for the process and let them know what resources are available to them and their students regardless of which PUSD high schools they may attend. Handouts & presentations from last year include:
- "Know Your Super Power(s)" / "Identifica su Superpotencia"
- CAP-4 Steps to College Success (slide presentation)
- PUSD Counseling Resources April 2017 (slide presentation)
- Glossary of high school-specific terms and acronyms [Terminiología en español]
- Resource links:
College Planning Timeline - Spring 2018 (TBA)
Finding the "Right Fit" College - Spring 2018 (TBA)
Paying for College - (Nov. 13, 2017)
Michelle Mai from the College Planning Source in San Diego educates families on the ins-and-outs of the college funding, finance, admissions, and application processes. No matter what your family income is, all families need to understand how the financial aid system works, how to project what college will actually cost, and what options are available to help pay for college. Whether your child is already in high school or just starting elementary, this free workshop will help you plan and learn about resources that may be available to your student and your family. [View College Funding Presentation]