In mid-October, the District hosted a College Fair for high school Sophomore, Junior and Senior students. Nearly 50 colleges and universities from around Texas and across the United States were on-hand to share information on programs and opportunities the schools offer.
Flour Bluff High School Sophomore, Lora Seehusen, says she took advantage of the College Fair to gather information on colleges she’s considering applying.
“I’m visiting different colleges like Baylor and Texas A&M to find out their acceptance rates and what my SAT scores need to be,” Seehusen added.
Admissions Counselor, Ashley Rodriguez with Texas A&M University-San Antonio says the college fairs help to get the younger students thinking about their education path after high school.
“When we talk to potential students about attending our University, we encourage them to find their home,” Rodriguez said. “We want to make sure they are successful and these face-to-face opportunities provide the perfect avenue to explain how our college can lead them to their career.”
On October 24, Flour Bluff High School Counselors will host a Financial Aid Fair. This will provide parents and students the opportunity to get more information how to complete the financial aid application, what types of financial aid are available and other tips to ensure financial barriers won’t hinder any student from achieving their secondary educational goals.
Later this fall, a Career Fair will be held to also provide students information on vocational and other career opportunities.