In action: College Application and Exploration Week across West Virginia

Hedgesville Middle School teachers made a wonderful video to share their college experiences with students. Williamson K-8 teachers have written awesome scripts informing students of college options through school wide theme days. West Virginia Wesleyan College has led the way in promoting the #WhyIChose campaign on Twitter. Matewan PK-8 worked with the Williamson Daily News to secure a great story in ... Read More

How one Chicago high school built a college going culture

American Public Broadcasting, Market Place: When it’s time to change classes at George Washington High School on Chicago’s southeast side, students don’t just hear a bell. Bands like U2, Florence and the Machine, and Maná blare over the intercom. “It’s really fun to have music in the background,” said senior Ariana Aguielera. “It just kind of pumps us up throughout ... Read More

Win tickets to see Bill Nye the Science Guy by sharing your college story!

Share your college story. Win tickets to see Bill Nye the Science Guy! Share your college decision during West Virginia's College Application and Exploration Week, and we'll enter you for a chance to win two free VIP tickets to see Bill Nye the Science Guy in Charleston on November 19! October 19-23, 2015 is College Application and Exploration Week in ... Read More

Around WV: College Application and Exploration Week in action

Princeton Middle School is integrating a variety of college exploration lessons into their daily schedule. View their detailed plans. Summers County High School has created an awesome bulletin board they plan to use to post photos and names of students who apply to college. Little Eagle Child Care Center (a pre-school!) has a jam-packed agenda to help youngsters learn about ... Read More

Ideas and updates for College Application and Exploration Week

College Application and Exploration WeekTip Sheet - October 14FAQWhat is this thing? Some schools received these items in their event toolkits. Since then, many of you have emailed and asked us "what is this thing?!" Answer: It's a cell phone wallet! Peel off the sticker and place it on the back of a phone to carry ID cards, debit cards, ... Read More

Idea showcase: College Application and Exploration Week ideas from around WV

Martinsburg High has created a great place to showcase seniors who submit postsecondary applications! Westside High School has outlined fun daily activities and asked teachers to include postsecondary exploration in their lesson plans! (Click the image to zoom in.) Hedgesville High has made good use of the College Application and Exploration Week toolkit by outlining activities and attaching pdf copies ... Read More

Ideas and tips for schools hosting College Application and Exploration Week

College Application and Exploration WeekTip Sheet - October 6To-Do ListDistribute the "Overview for Teachers, Staff, Volunteers and Community Members." Encourage partners to brainstorm ideas to include college-planning activities throughout the school and community.Recruit any additional volunteers from your school and community to help make this event special. Consider involving the PTA/O, 4-H groups, girl scouts or boy scouts troops, etc.Tips ... Read More

7 things to know about College Application and Exploration Week

1. It’s a statewide awareness campaign. College Application and Exploration Week is one of CFWV’s three annual college-planning milestone events. (The statewide FAFSA Completion and College Decision Day campaigns make up the other two). Hundreds of elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education classes across West Virginia participate each year. 2. It’s about culture. College Application and … Read More