Indianapolis Public Schools invited high school scholars and their families to an important event to
kick-start plans for post-secondary education. IPS’ College Planning Night
took place Tuesday, February 23 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Shortridge High School.

Students and families received a wealth of valuable information in this one-night event, including:

      
Meeting
admission representatives from institutions including Indiana University,
Purdue University, IUPUI, Butler University, Marian University, Ball State
University, Manchester University, University of Indianapolis and Ivy Tech      
Learning
more about the college admissions process and how to prepare early      
Discovering
important tips to navigate the Financial Aid application process
      
Receiving
advice on finding scholarship opportunities      
Hearing
field experts explain apprenticeship and certificate programs for vocational
education
Attendees will also have a chance
to learn about opportunities to build their resume with community organizations
including TeenWorks, Center for Leadership Development and Keep Indianapolis
Beautiful.

“It was a wonderful evening for students, families, and counselors from all over the district,” said Shortridge Assistant Principal John Brady. “One college I was talking with spoke about the high quality candidates who attended the evening.”

We’re looking forward to our scholars’ continued exploration of post-secondary opportunities!