The WHS Counseling Department hosts several ‘Family College Nights’ throughout the year. Below is a summary of what is covered at each of these events. In Fall 2020, since we are unable to gather in large groups and the school is closed, staff will be creating videos and posting those in several places. We will update families with information as programs are completed.
Senior Family College Night:
The WHS Counseling staff kicks off each school year with this evening directed at seniors and their families. Parents and students will be given a guided tour through the college application and admission process. The most commonly asked questions (and those that aren’t so common!) regarding the process will be answered as well. While the target audience for this event are seniors who are embarking on this process, all families and students are invited.
Financial Aid & FAFSA: Parents and students are invited to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (a document that all college-bound seniors must complete in order to be considered for aid) and other financial aid opportunities. A local university financial aid director addresses the FAFSA, and WHS Counseling staff is on hand to answer questions about scholarships.
Sophomore Family College Night: Sophomore parents are invited to learn about what their tenth graders can be doing now, in preparation for the college search process. WHS Counseling staff will give an overview of the life of a college bound sophomore.
Junior Family College Night: Junior students and parents are invited to learn about the college search process. The WHS Counseling staff addresses the research process, introduces resources available to WHS students, and answers questions regarding the search and eventual admission to college.