• UCPS is excited to announce the 2022-2023 College Readiness Parent & Student Sessions!

    Sessions will be a mix of webinar or in-person. When possible recordings of the webinars will be available 24 hours after the session concludes. Any materials presented that can be shared will also become available. To view previous Parent Readiness session recordings and materials, click here.

    Title of Session

    Date/Time of Session

    Location

    Session Description

    Registration Link

    (Will appear as they become available.)
    Recording/Materials

    (Will be available 24 hours after the session has concluded.)

    Scoir for Senior Parents (and Seniors!)

    Tuesday
    8/30/22

    6:00 PM

    Webinar

    Introduces parents of seniors to Scoir, the new college readiness tool used by UCPS.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 12

    Click here to register. View the recording.

    College Entrance Exams 101

    Thursday
    9/22/22

    6:00 pm

    Webinar

    Provides information about the basic features of the SAT and ACT as well as differences between the two tests.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

    Guest Presenter: Jewel Wiesinger, Huntington Learning Center

    Click here to register.

    View the recording.

    View the slides.

    College Recruiting for Athletes

    Tuesday
    10/4/22

    6:00 pm

    Webinar

    Parents will learn about the recruiting process from start to finish, and have the opportunity to create a free profile with Next College Student Athlete.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Next College Student Athlete

    Click here to register.  

    ACT/SAT Blitz

    Saturday
    10/15/22

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    In person; TBD

    Student-only session to give tips and strategies for the ACT and SAT. Students will do practice problems and learn about timing for each exam. 

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

    Presented by Huntington Learning Center

    Click here to register. This event will be held in person; no recording available. 

    CACRAO Union County College Fair

    Sunday
    10/16/2022

    2:00-4:00 PM

    CATA

    College fair with over 150 colleges represented, sponsored by the CACRAO.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    No registration required. 

    Students who would like to be able to share their information with colleges can register with StriveScan. Click here to register with StriveScan.

    This event will be held at CATA in person. No recording available. 

    Paying for College

    Tuesday

    11/15/2022

    6:00-7:30 PM

    In-Person; TBD

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

      This event will be held in person; no recording available. 

    Scoir for Underclassmen Parents

    Tuesday
    11/29/2022

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar

    Helps parents learn about the features of Scoir, the new college readiness application used by UCPS.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

       

    Choosing the Right Path in High School

    Tuesday
    12/6/2022

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar

    Provides parents of 8th grade students with information about various high school programming options including CTE pathways, Career and College Promise, and other academic areas of focus.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 8

       

    Getting Ready for College

    Tuesday
    1/10/2023

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar

    Broad explanation of how to prepare for college, beginning in middle school.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-11

       

    College Recruiting for Athletes

    Tuesday
    2/7/2023

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar 

    Parents will learn about the recruiting process from start to finish, and have the opportunity to create a free profile with Next College Student Athlete.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-11

    Guest Presenter: Next College Student Athlete

       

    ACT Blitz

    Saturday
    3/4/23

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM

    In person; TBD

    Student-only session to give tips and strategies for the ACT. Students will do practice problems and learn about timing for each section of the exam. 

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

    Presented by Huntington Learning Center

      This event will be held in person; no recording available. 

    Paying for College

    Tuesday
    3/14/2023

    6:00-7:30 PM

    In person; TBD

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

      This event will be held in person; no recording available. 

    Scoir for Junior Parents & Students

    Tuesday
    4/18/2023

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar

    Juniors and their parents can learn about how to use Scoir for the college search and application process.

    Targeted Grade Level: 11

       

    SAT Blitz

    Saturday
    4/29/2023

    10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

    In person; TBD

    Student-only session to give tips and strategies for the SAT. Students will do practice problems and learn about timing for each section of the exam. 

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

    Presented by Huntington Learning Center

      This event will be held in person; no recording available. 

    What Makes a Good College Essay?

    Tuesday
    5/23/2023

    6:00-7:30 PM

    Webinar

    Students and parents will learn about the importance of the college essay and how to choose a topic.

    Targeted Grade Level: 10, 11

       

    This page can be found at https://bit.ly/collegereadysessions