Eighth- through 12th-graders and their parents are invited to Explore What’s in Store, a college and career readiness event. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., Mesa.
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College and career readiness
Whether high school graduation is in the near or distant future, Mesa Public Schools will provide the support, information and encouragement students need to achieve their goals.
The district’s partners at Arizona universities and community colleges will be at Explore What’s in Store. Students and parents can speak face to face with professors representing a wide range of career clusters, college majors and other postsecondary programs, such as industry certification. These educational opportunities can open additional doors and increase lifetime earnings by $500,000 to more than $4 million.
Financial aide information and assistance
Because many families are concerned about the high cost of college, financial-aid specialists will be at Explore What’s in Store to answer questions and offer important information about how to prepare for college expenses, such as completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
In fact, they will sit down with students at Explore What’s in Store and help them complete the FAFSA then and there. Those who believe their family’s income is too high to qualify for assistance should complete the FAFSA anyway. Many scholarships require it, and some universities provide incentives for early FAFSA completion, regardless of income.
Mesa Public Schools wishes students well as they prepare for a bright future! Come to Explore What’s in Store to guide the way.