One of the most significant decisions in a student’s educational career is deciding what they want to do after graduation. There are many pathways to choose from after high school, and our Arizona GEAR UP Coaches are here to help students find their way. This past month, our coaches have hosted events to help students find what is right for them. From career exploration to college visits, students could learn about various educational opportunities.
Amphitheater High School (Tucson, Arizona)
In Tucson, students from Amphitheater High School attended the SheTech Explorer Day at the Tucson Convention Center. The event is designed for high school girls to explore the science, technology, engineering, and math fields with hands-on activities and presentations led by women who are professionals in their fields.
Buckeye Union High School (Buckeye, Arizona)
Buckeye Union High School GEAR UP hosted several college visits in March. The first trip was to Tempe, Arizona, to visit Arizona State University for a full campus tour. Students could experience the campus firsthand on a guided tour through the university. Also, this month, students had the opportunity to start their college journey with the Estrella Mountain Community College student orientation. While there, students could learn about the campus and even begin exploring applications and course selection.
Coronado High School (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Students at Coronado High School spent a day exploring a local college, Scottsdale Community College. About 40 students packed a bus to visit the SCC campus. While on campus, students received a guided tour and learned about the school. One of the most important parts of attending college is applying; here, students learn about the admissions process and what is needed to get into their school of choice.
Tonopah Valley High School (Tonopah, Arizona)
Tonopah Valley recently hosted its popular College Road Trip. This year the Tonopah Valley GEAR UP coaches and students gathered on a bus and hit the road for a 5-day trip exploring colleges across the Southwest. In total, students visited six schools across four states on their journey.
Youngker High School (Buckeye, Arizona)
This month, coaches at Youngker hosted Coffee with Coaches. Coffee with Coaches promotes college readiness among students and parents by supporting and fostering relationships. The event covered topics such as scholarships, financial aid, and the role of family income and FAFSA in affording college. The event also includes valuable information in presentations, sample essay analysis, group discussion, Q&A, and individual scenario question answering.