Northrop PTSA Hosts College Go! Night - February 10, 2012

Record Number: 8462
Displayed from: Feb 10, 2012 , until: Feb 17, 2012

Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about college and local employers at the College GO! Night at Northrop High School on Feb. 15. Northrop's PTSA is hosting the event after receiving a Take Your Family to School Week grant from the National PTA. Northrop is one of just two high schools in the country to win a National PTA grant to put on such an event. The event is open to all middle and high school students and their families. At least 13 colleges and universities as well as several local businesses and community organizations will have information and representatives available from 6-8:30 p.m. at Northrop. In addition to the information booths, there will also be Parent Roundtables at 6:30, 6:55 and 7:20 p.m. where parents can get additional information on topics, including Indiana's participation in the national Common Core Standards, 21st Century Scholars, preparing for college financially and academically, getting involved in PTA, Project Lead the Way, preparing for the SAT and ACT and more. Those attending the event can enter to win a Kindle Fire donated by ITT Exelis and other prizes. Colleges participating in the event include: Anderson University Ball State University DePauw University Huntington University Indiana Tech Indiana Wesleyan IPFW ITT Tech Ivy Tech Manchester College Trine University University of St. Francis U.S. Naval Academy West Point Businesses and other entities participating include: Allen County (Public Service Careers) Allen County Sheriff's Department Anthis Career Center College Choice 529 Congressman Marlin Stutzman's Office Educational Opportunity Center First Source Bank Fort Wayne Community Schools Fort Wayne Police Department Indiana PTA Indiana Army National Guard Indiana Department of Education INSOURCE ITT Exelis Parkview Health Questa Foundation Raytheon 21st Century Scholars U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy

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.