Students and their parents are invited to learn more about the Howard County Public School System’s Career Academies, which prepare high school students for college and 21st century careers at two upcoming showcase sessions. Current academy students demonstrate their skills and provide information about their courses of study.
- Tue., Jan. 17, 7-8 p.m., Miller Branch, Howard County Library System, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City. (410) 313-1950
- Thur., Jan. 26, 7-8 p.m., East Columbia Branch, Howard County Library System, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. (410) 313-7700
For more information, contact the Howard County Public Schools System Office of Career and Technology Education at 410-313-6629.
The decisions surrounding going to college can have a great impact on a person’s life. Choices start with the most fundamental ones about whether to pursue a degree and when – immediately after high school or wait a year. From there, prospective students consider to which college(s) they wish to apply and what course of study (majors, minors, other classes) to pursue. Last but not least, there is the question of how to afford tuition, room and board, and books.
Students (and their parents) need to consider these questions and others carefully, and (as needed) seek expert assistance. As your students make these crucial college decisions, encourage them to attend College: Let’s Make It Make Cents! to learn about the application process and how to secure financial aid.
This college readiness and financial literacy event happens at Howard County Library System Savage Branch on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 3 pm. The event features presentations and a panel discussion with representatives from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, The University of Maryland’s Academic Achievement Program and Howard Community College‘s admissions and financial aid departments.
Your students should gain information to succeed in high school, after high school, and beyond!
Brian Hart – Howard County Library System Savage Branch
Teacher Notes From Howard County Library - Archive for January, 2012