Frisco ISD’s Student Opportunity Center (SOC) was the first FISD campus to receive an official visit from the Collin College Mobile Go Center, which was manned with college advisers and lots of information about the college admissions process and how to apply for financial aid.
The SOC is a special programs center that serves high school students from across the District who need additional academic support or want to graduate early. Students work with counselors at the SOC regularly to plan for graduation and for life after high school, whether that means job training, military service or college. But having the Collin College Mobile Go Center come to campus was a first.
The Mobile Go Center is designed to promote a college-going culture and provide high school students and their families with the information and tools needed to gain access to college. Each student received a personalized session where they learned about the FAFSA, how to apply for a Frisco Education Foundation scholarship and how to prepare for the Texas Success Initiative Assessment, which helps determine the appropriate level of college work for incoming students.
SOC student Benedict Oghoro has been considering college and is thinking about real estate management as a career. By visiting with advisers in the trailer, he learned he did not have to have taken the SAT or ACT to enroll at Collin. He said he found the whole experience very helpful.
Counselors at SOC have been monitoring the students expected to graduate during this school year, as do counselors on all FISD high school campuses. A representative from Collin College visits the SOC campus each Wednesday to talk to students about college possibilities.