College Prep Workshops
Services and resources for students and parents
Winter & Spring 2016
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La Systema Universitaria en Los Estados Unidos
THURS, JAN 19, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teton Literacy Center, 1715 High School Road
Ven a Teton Literacy para aprender sobre la systema universitaria en los Estados Unidos, el proceso de aplicarse, y la systema de ayuda financiera para estudiantes. En español.
Planning Ahead for Standardized Testing
WED, JAN 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
Should you take the SAT or ACT? What about SAT Subject Tests? When? How many times? Your questions about standardized testing will be answered at this presentation and Q&A session. In Spanish & English.
Scholarship Application Help Nights
THURS, FEB 9, WED, FEB 22 & MARCH 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Get hands-on help with your scholarship essays and applications.
ACT After School: Seven-week Course
THURS, FEB 16-THURS, APR 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Registration required, begins JAN 2. Participants must attend all sessions.
Do your best on the ACT! Participate in this seven-session ACT preparation course with our Test Prep Guru. We’ll cover the secrets to the test, simple techniques to raise your score, and the content most commonly tested on the exam. Higher scores can help you earn more scholarship money, so put in the time to do your best!
College Information Night For Juniors and Their Families
TUES, FEB 21, 6-7 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Media Center
Learn a step-by-step approach to get the college process started. We’ll discuss building a college list, Naviance, transcript requests, letters of recommendation and tips. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *
Book Discussion: “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be” by Frank Bruni
FRI, MARCH 10, 8-9 a.m.
Jackson Hole High School Counseling Office
For many young people and their families, the college admissions process is filled with test prep, tutors, competition, rankings and the conviction that futures will be determined and worth established by where students are admitted to college. Frank Bruni, best-selling author and “New York Times” columnist, gives a new perspective, arguing where you go isn’t who you’ll be. Join us for a conversation about supporting your child throughout this important time in their lives. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *
Multicultural Higher Education Days: On the Road to Jackson
TUES, MARCH 14, 6-7 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Media Center
This program is designed to provide multicultural high school students a preview into financial aid, admissions and student support. Presented by the University of Wyoming’s Admissions Office and Office of Multicultural Affairs, information will apply to UW as well as other colleges and universities. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *
Alumni College Fair
TUES, MARCH 21, 4:30-6 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Commons
Meet alumni from different colleges and learn what these schools have to offer. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *
Last Minute ACT Prep
THURS, APRIL 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Learn what you can do the week before the ACT exam to increase your score! We’ll cover some of the strategies and save time for your questions.
Teton County Scholarship Night
THURS, APRIL 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Jackson Hole High School Auditorium
Each year, over $500,000 in scholarships are granted by local organizations and individuals to support our graduating seniors in their next steps after high school. All are welcome to join this celebration of achievement and generosity. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School *
Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters
SUN, APRIL 23, 1-5 p.m.
Learn how to compare financial aid awards from different colleges, the questions to ask before signing any commitments, and how to renegotiate your offers to get more scholarship money. Private appointments available upon request.
College Match Workshop
WED, MAY 3, 6-7:30 p.m.
Identify and examine your priorities to build a list of potential colleges that fit your needs. We also discuss how to search for schools that are generous with financial aid. In Spanish & English.
* Jackson Hole High School Events: Contact Emily Hoffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-732-3710 *
Make a Plan
Jackson Hole High School’s College Planning Guide
Important information about scholarships and deadlines for the college application process.
Explore Your Options
The College Board’s Big Future
Guides, videos and webinars about every part of the college search and application process, including understanding college costs. Set up a profile to have the site customized to your needs.
Explore Your Interests
What university characteristics are important to you?
The US News College Personality Quiz
Make a List of Potential Match Schools
The 411 on Admissions Exams
The College Board’s Big Future Scholarship Search
Cappex College Scholarships
Niche: Find Scholarships
Chegg: Find Scholarships
Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
University of Wyoming Scholarships