College Night 2012 offered Toledo Public Schools students the opportunity to meet with representatives from colleges and trade schools to begin planning for higher education.
Over 115 colleges and universities from the Ohio and Indiana region attended the event Wednesday at the University of Toledoâ??s Scott Park Campus. Parents and students as young as eighth grade benefited from informational sessions that reviewed how to apply for financial aid, navigating the college application process, and improving standardized test scores.
â??Our job in Toledo Public Schools is to prepare our students for beyond high school,â?? said TPS Chief Academic Officer Jim Gault. â??These events help to show students that there are a lot of choices and a lot of fields they can go into.â??
TPS arranged free shuttle service to and from Toledo high schools to the Scott Park Campus for parents and students. College recruiters offered a plethora of brochures and information about their schoolâ??s campus activities, academics, athletics and cost to help students make informed decisions about their futures.
â??Weâ??re going around and looking forward to college,â?? said Roqueit Jackson, a junior at Waite High School. He continued, â??Iâ??m looking forward to going into marine biology so Iâ??m looking for a college that majors in marine biology.â??
Representatives from Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, and trade schools such as Devry rounded out the attendees advertising at the event.