The WHS Counseling Department hosts several ‘Family College Nights’ throughout the year. The events are hosted in both English and Spanish. The English events are held webinar-style and are recorded, so that families can attend from home, or tune in later to see the recorded version. The Spanish version of the events are held at WHS in the College & Career Center. Below is a summary of what is covered at each of these events.
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. This event for the class of 2023 will be held on Thursday, September 15 (Spanish @5:30 pm and English @ 7:00pm)
Financial Aid & FAFSA: Students and families 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. Families of the class of 2023 will be able to tune into a statewide webinar event in late September (date TBA). This is also provided in English and Spanish.
9th & 10th Grade Family College Night:
Students and families are invited to learn about what their ninth and tenth grade students can be doing now, in preparation for the college search process and life after high school. WHS Counseling staff will give an overview of the life of a WHS student, thinking about options for life after high school. This event for the classes of 2025 and 2026 will be held on Thursday, February 23 (Spanish @5:30 pm and English @ 7:00pm)
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. This event for the class of 2024 will be held on Thursday, January 19 (Spanish @5:30 pm and English @ 7:00pm)