College planning and Financial Aid can be confusing, and college costs can add up quickly. One cost you should not have during this process is the cost of advice or counseling about college. The Counselors provide several different seminars and events to review the college process. We are also happy to meet with students and parents on an individual basis to talk about college. There are several companies in the area that are offering families these same services, but for a monthly fee. Don’t pay – instead, come to one of our FREE seminars or contact us in the Student Services Office 117 to schedule a college planning meeting.
Upcoming events for College & Career Planning:
12/6/18 – Spartan Plus with a Pro: What’s all the Buzz about STEM? Students can sign up to speak with Dr. William Law from Benedictine University during Spartan Plus
1/9/19 – Curriculum Night at OLCHS. Parents and students can hear about the classes offered here and how they relate to college & career plans
February 2019 – Juniors will attend seminar with the counselors to discuss planning for after high school
4/16/19 – Financial Aid Night: Intro to Financial Aid. Parents and students can hear an overview of how to pay for college.
Date TBA – Family field trip to visit college campuses! More info to come in the spring!
Throughout the semester, students can sign up for college rep visits, college and career field trips, and special Spartan Plus sessions to learn about the college and career planning process
September 2019 – College 101, College & Career Fair, FAFSA Night
Please also check your email for our quarterly Counselor Newsletter, which is full of information related to college & career planning. We look forward to working with our Spartan families during this exciting and important time, so please let us know how we can help.