Family College Nights

  • 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 offered in-person at WHS . 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 are 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 are answered as well.  This event for the class of 2024 will be held in September.
    Financial Aid & FAFSA/ORSAA: The FAFSA for the class of 2024 will become available on December 1, 2023.  The FAFSA is undergoing a remodel, and the Department of Education will not have it ready in time for the typical October release.  
    The WHS Counseling Team will host a Financial Aid Family Night in early December. An expert in the field of college financial aid will present and be on hand to answer questions.
    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 2025 will be held in January.
    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 2026 and 2027 will be held in February.