It's one-stop shopping for information about colleges! - September 21, 2006

Record Number: 2625
Displayed from: Sep 21, 2006 , until: Oct 23, 2006

After graduation, then what? School districts across the region are joining together to help students plan their future by once again offering the innovative Northeast Indiana College Fair. The second annual event is targeted for students and their families and will be held Monday, Oct. 23 in the Scottish Rite auditorium. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., high schools across Northeast Indiana will provide transportation for students during the school day to attend the college fair. Then, in the evening from 6:30-8, families can take advantage of the same opportunity to visit with representatives from nearly 100 colleges and the military. There is no charge. Visitors 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 and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. For information, call Debbie Morgan, FWCS public information officer, 467-2022.

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.