Posts Tagged ‘College Planning for High School Students’
Several Research Fellowships are available to work with the On Track for Success: Making Progress Summit. Undergraduates accepted as fellows will work in teams to support completion of college and scholarship applications with selected rising high school seniors.
2013 Summer Program: June 3 – July 12 (Dates TBC)
On Track for Success continues work in support of a community of students who face challenges in succeeding in high school and gaining access to post-secondary opportunities. We will work with a maximum of 20 high school seniors (rising seniors).
Contact: Melva Ware firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the fellowship application. Completed applications must be returned by March 11.
On Saturday December 1 2012, the ASPIRE community joined forces with McNair, SSSP, and NSBE to host a college and career planning event for high school families. Undergraduates stepped up, by taking responsibility to coach individual students in writing their college essays and developing personal resumes. The students will interact again by email in mid-January when the high school students will mail drafts of their essays to their undergraduate coaches. There will be opportunities for additional face-t0-face interactions in June 2013 when the campus student community will support this group of students in a week-long college application and scholarship application completion “boot camp.” Undergraduates who enroll for the first summer session in Public Policy and Leadership in Education UAPP 467 will have opportunities to engage with the On Track for Success students in a course that focuses on policies and practices guiding national concerns for increasing college access and completion rates in the U.S.
The On Track for Success students are 11th graders at Newark High School. Several of them participated in summer 2012 in an academic leadership camp led by ASPIRE officers. The high school students developed workshops that they are now sharing with their peers at Newark HS. On Saturday, ASPIRE leaders beamed as their mentees gave an impromptu presentation on their summer 2012 work. The group ended their presentation by sharing their mantra : Good Better Best, Never Let It Rest, Until Your Good is Your Better and Your Better is Your Best!!!!!!!
Prospective Education Majors from four Delaware high schools visited campus on Tuesday November 13, 2012. Their day included visits to UD classes and a tour of campus, as well as information sessions on financial aid, scholarships, and the Associate of Arts program. The students received ASPIRE brochures and encouragement to learn as much about the teaching profession as possible and to equip themselves with study habits that will ensure success at every level of education. ASPIRE Encourages Students to Develop:
Faith Roach, a 2011 Elementary Education graduate and Bruce Aldred, Biology ’12, formed a very powerful partnership to support middle school students who are headed to Cape Henlopen high school and slated for participation in the AVID program.
Malana Linder, an 11th grader at Pencader Charter high school, is interested in education because her grandmother is a retired teacher. Counselors and teachers have not necessarily encouraged her interest in education because she is a competitive student and Pencader has a business theme. Students there have more contact with role models in business. Malana’s mom encouraged her to seek opportunities to learn more about teaching as a career. As a Summer 2011 High School Intern, Malana gained important insight working with four year olds at the University’s Early Learning Center: I thought this was a simple field. It seemed like a babysitting job in a way before I got the experience. My thoughts and feelings did a 180 [degree turn]; I have a totally different view of this field and have much respect for early educators…it has given me an idea about what age group I’d like to work with…
The First-Year Teacher Panel is Wednesday April 6 at 5PM in Sharp 100! A panel of student teachers and early career teachers will share their experiences. Make sure you attend because you will be following in their footsteps soon! RSVP for Teacher Panel here:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=178563255525468
ASPIRE will be hosting a group of 30 students from Glasgow High School on WEDNESDAY MAY 4th, 2011 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Volunteers can sign up during ASPIRE meetings or email email@example.com with your availability. You may volunteer for the entire morning or any hour that you have free.
On Wednesday, July 21, as one of the final activities of the Summer 2010 Aspiring Teacher Program, ASPIRE undergraduate leaders and high school interns hosted a college planning day at the University for Bayard Middle School students. The middle school students toured the campus and interacted with their hosts during a panel discussion that provided tips for succeeding in high school and preparing for admission to the University of Delaware and other competitive schools. The college and high school students had very consistent guidance for the middle school students: Rigor is important. Choose a high school that offers honors and AP courses. Take hard courses, do the work and develop study skills. The middle school students wrote thank you notes to their hosts and exchanged contact information, with all promising to remain in touch. The highlight of the day, without doubt however, was the pizza and gelato finish!
ASPIRE Members will launch Operation C.A.R.E. (college awareness reaching everyone) workshops for middle and high school students.