One-stop college shopping is here! - September 26, 2005

Record Number: 1779
Displayed from: Sep 26, 2005 , until: Oct 23, 2005

After graduation, then what? School districts across the region are joining together to help students plan their future by offering the innovative, two-day Northeast Indiana College Fair. The first fair is targeted for students and their families and will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the Walb Ballroom at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The following day, high schools will provide transportation for students during the school day to attend the college fair taking place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scottish Rite. At both fairs, nearly 100 colleges will be on hand along with representatives from the military. In addition, financial information will be offered by local and area banks and lending institutions. There is no charge for either fair. At the Sunday event at IPFW, parking is free and there will be door prizes. Families will be able to shop for post-high school opportunities, get financial aid information and learn what’s needed to help students prepare for life after high school. The Northeast Indiana College Fair is sponsored by FWCS, EACS, NACS, SACS, Catholic Schools, Lutheran Schools, 21st Century Scholars, IPFW and the Greater Fort Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce. For information, call Debbie Morgan, FWCS public information officer, 467-2022; pager, 697-3916.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.