Northrop PTSA Hosts College & Career Night - November 08, 2012

Record Number: 9295
Displayed from: Nov 08, 2012 , until: Nov 15, 2012

The Northrop High School PTSA is hosting a College & Career Night for all area middle and high school students from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Northrop. This is the second time the PTSA has hosted such an event. Last spring, the PTSA won a grant for National PTA’s Take Your Family To School Week and put on a successful event. The event moved to the fall to appeal to more families this year and to allow more time for planning. Northrop PTSA is self-funding this event because it was such a success earlier this year and provides important information to local families.

The following colleges, businesses and organizations will participate in the event:

  • Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • US Naval Academy
  • Questa Foundation for Education
  • Raytheon
  • Allen County Sheriff's Department
  • Rudae's Beauty College
  • Huntington University
  • Trine University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Educational Opportunity Center
  • West Point Military Academy
  • Congressman Stutzman's Office (academy nominations)
  • IPFW
  • Indiana Wesleyan
  • Valparaiso
  • ITT Exelis
  • University of Saint Francis
  • Indiana Tech
  • Ball State University
  • Urban League Project Ready
  • College Choice 529
  • Manchester University
  • Taylor University
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Parkview Health
  • Allen County
  • US Air Force
  • Indiana Army National Guard
  • Alma College
  • DePauw University
  • Saint Mary's College
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Indiana Air National Guard
  • Bluffton University

Workshops for students and families include:

  • Dual Credits by Ann Brown, IPFW
  • Getting Ready for College by Carol Isaacs, IPFW
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid by Northrop Guidance Counselors
  • Graduation Requirements by Northrop Guidance Counselors
  • SAT/ACT Prep by Northrop Guidance Counselors
  • Navigation 101 by Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Legislation and Advocacy by Indiana PTA

Door prizes will be given, including shirts from participating colleges and universities as well as a Nexus 7 tablet donated by Scott Robinson of State Farm and a Kindle Fire HD donated by ITT Exelis.

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.