The Frisco ISD Guidance and Counseling Department will mark College Week Sept. 13-17 with several informational events to help secondary families create a plan for their child’s future. Through these events, families will be better positioned to support students in reaching their college and career aspirations.
All students and their families are also invited to take advantage of special deals at local businesses during FISD College Week. Check out the complete list of participating locations and vendors. In order to benefit from the various promotions, students must be on-site and take a picture in a college or FISD school T-shirt, tag their location and use the #FISDWeAreOne hashtag.
"This week is an exciting opportunity for students of all ages in Frisco ISD to explore, learn and dream about the future and all its possibilities,” said Heather Mayfield, coordinator of secondary counseling services. “These events are also great opportunities for parents to connect with their students.
“Families can access the webinars or virtual college fair together and speak directly to college representatives while at home. We hope it's a fun experience of learning and growing together!"
Each fall, students across Frisco ISD apply to colleges across the world. According to the National Student Clearinghouse, 82 percent of the Frisco ISD Class of 2020 enrolled in college during the first year after high school graduation. Most of these students enrolled in 4-year public schools in Texas.
To learn more about the college admissions process and preparing for college, secondary students should access the flyer and save the date for the following events:
Sept. 13 - Xello - Future Ready for Every Student
In this event, 6th-12th grade parents will learn how to guide their students in their Xello account to explore, plan and reach college and career future goals. Xello helps students discover relevant college, university, trade, military and career options based on personality, skills and knowledge.
Sept. 15 - Financial Aid 101
Sept. 16 - The Fearless World of College Admissions
Sept. 17 - TACRAO Virtual College Fair
The Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (TACRAO) will host a virtual fair. Register your free account to access real-time chat, presentation, videos and more from over 185 participating colleges! Registration for the virtual college fair is open now! Several college admissions representatives will also be available on Saturday, Sept. 18 and throughout the fall. Find upcoming dates.
Each year, the District provides several ways for students to become college, career and future ready and this is the first of many opportunities outside of the classroom this school year.
The Guidance and Counseling Department is planning a series of upcoming virtual College Nights, where FISD students and families can hear directly from groups of college representatives from around the state and nation. These events will spotlight public and private colleges and universities in Texas, DFW and out-of-state. Find some of the upcoming dates.