Fort Wayne Community Schools - College and Career Readiness

Community Programs

The K-12 College and Career Readiness program supports all FWCS students in establishing and pursuing college and career goals. Students are encouraged to aim high and reach their fullest potential in whatever path they choose.

College and Career Readiness Program adds SPICE to the lives of students and families:

  • Support each student to achieve his/her college and career goals;
  • Prepare students to embrace curricular and co-curricular opportunities and challenges;
  • Inspire students to succeed inside and outside the classroom;
  • Challenge students to reach their potential and live with purpose; and
  • Equip students and the families with the proper resources in order for students to pursue college or a career upon graduating from high school.

See where the Class of 2017 is heading

Where Are We Located?

FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

230 E. Douglas Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Who Are We?

Shenita Bolton , K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager

Martin Murphy , K-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator

What Do We Offer?

  • College and Career Resource Area
  • Individualized College and Career Planning
  • High School College and Career Prep Programs
  • Middle School College and Career Exploration Programs
  • K-5 College and Career Exploration Program
  • Twenty-First Century Scholars
  • Parent University
  • FAFSA Completion Awareness Program
  • College Visits
  • College Fairs
  • Summer Career Internships/Externships
  • College and Career Readiness Community Outreach

Upcoming Opportunities

Middle School (7th & 8th grades) and High School College and Career Exploration Programs
Free Four-Week Program
Register by Friday, October 6th

High School Program, 9 a.m. - noon

October 21, 2017: Setting and Achieving Goals

  • Identifying Goals
  • Setting Priorities
  • Developing a Positive Attitude
  • Accessing Resources

October 28, 2017: A Game Plan for College/Higher Education

  • Assessing Your Talents and Interests
  • Determining the Training and Education You Will Need
  • Choosing the Right Place: Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools
  • Applying to Colleges, Universities, and Technical Schools
  • Discovering Money: Scholarships, Grants and Loans

November 4, 2017: A Game Plan For Work

  • Working Toward Your Goals
  • Exploring Job Possibilities
  • Job Shadowing/Internships
  • Looking for a Job
  • Preparing a Resume
  • Making Contacts

November 11, 2017: On Your Own

  • Managing Your Finances
  • Making a Budget
  • Understanding Advertising and Mass Media
  • Becoming a Responsible Citizen

Middle School Program, 1 - 3 p.m.

October 21, 2017: Creating A Positive Environment

  • Who Are You?
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Working in Teams
  • Setting Expectations

October 28, 2017: Communication

  • Listening/Understanding Nonverbal Messages
  • Speaking/Presenting
  • Being Assertive
  • Expressing Opinions Constructively

November 4, 2017: Goal Setting

  • Defining Goals
  • Stepping-Stone Goals
  • Taking Action
  • Persevering

November 11, 2017 Managing Personal Resources

  • Developing a Positive Attitude
  • Being Accountable
  • Handling Stress
  • Managing Your Time
  • Taking the Initiative
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