Ask questions and find experts in your community. Schools, religious groups, and civic groups can support you. Find the groups that know about education. Be sure to ask questions of the staff at the college your student is interested in attending.
Learn about financial aid. Check out reputable sources for information. The U.S. Department of Education provides many resources online and in print, in English and Spanish. Start at www.ed.gov/finaid.html.
Match the student with the college. Instead of looking for the “perfect” college, encourage finding a good match. Look at class size, housing, counseling and health services, athletic and arts programs, opportunities for extracurricular activities and degrees/programs offered. Visit during the school year to get a feel for the place and how the students, faculty and staff interact.
Check out the college’s career advising center. Ask about opportunities for students to discover their career interests, take part in internships, associate with professional mentors and learn more about careers.
Don’t worry if your child goes to college without a major. It can actually be a benefit for students. “Undeclared” students can learn more about their personal preferences and abilities, and explore what majors of study are available before deciding.
Be supportive and encouraging. You don’t have to know the answer to every question. Just reassuring your children and telling them that you’re behind them can make the difference between giving up or going on.
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:53:06 GMT
Dr. Stan Stewart
DALTON, GA (WRCB) - Whitfield County Schools have announced five new principal appointments: Stanley Stewart---Coahulla Creek High School Wanda Storey---Eastbrook Middle School Carla Maret---NewMore >>
Dr. Stan Stewart will be new principal of Whitfield County's Coahulla Creek High School, succeeding Philip Brown, who resigned. Several other principals were also announced Wednesday.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 2:24 PM EDT2013-06-17 18:24:00 GMT
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Sources have confirmed to Channel 3 that Zac Brown will be named the new principal of Howard High School, succeeding Paul Smith. Brown has been principal of East Ridge High SchoolMore >>
Sources tell Channel 3 that Zac Brown will be the next principal of Howard High School, succeeding Paul Smith. Brown has been principal of East Ridge High since 2010.More >>
Friday, June 14 2013 10:15 PM EDT2013-06-15 02:15:04 GMT
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB)- Just bring up the subject of his imminent departure from Howard High School, and principal Paul Smith finds it hard to talk about. Pausing for a moment to fight back tears, Smith said,More >>
Howard High principal Paul Smith spoke to Channel 3 School Patrol as he prepared to pack up his belongings and begin his new job as Chattanooga's Public Safety Coordinator.More >>