• UCPS is excited to announce the 2020-2021 College Readiness Parent Series! 

    All sessions below will be offered virtually through MS Teams. For a tutorial on how to join a webinar through MS Teams without an account, visit https://bit.ly/Teamsliveevent.

     

    Title of Webinar

    Date/Time of Webinar

    Webinar Description

    Registration Link

    (Links will appear as they become available.)

    Recording/ Materials

    (Links will be available 24 hours after the webinar concludes.)

    Scoir for Senior Parents

    September 1, 2020

    5:30 pm

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 12

    N/A https://bit.ly/2QSl7oS

    Paying for College

    September 21, 2020

    6:00 pm

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

    https://bit.ly/3bZC6Q1

    *Due to the nature of the presentation, it will not be recorded. Another session will be offered on February 8, 2021 if you miss it.  

    Click here to view resources related to this presentation.

    Getting Ready for College

    October 19, 2020

    6:00 pm

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-11

     https://bit.ly/3c7wrav

    Getting Ready for College Presentation Slides

    Getting Ready for College Recording

    Questions and Answers from Webinar

    College Entrance Exams 101

    November 16, 2020

    6:00 pm

    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

    https://bit.ly/3m8n4v5

    College Entrance Exams 101 Presentation Slides

    College Entrance Exams 101 Recording

    College Recruiting for Athletes

    December 8, 2020

    6:00 pm

    Parents can 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: Lindsay Milo, Next College Student Athlete

    https://bit.ly/2FNQRcU College Recruiting for Athletes Recording

    Scoir for Parents of 9th-11th graders

    January 11, 2021

    6:00 pm

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 9-11

    https://bit.ly/3acbw76

    Scoir for Parents of 9th-11th Graders Recording 

    Presentation Slides

    Choosing the Right Path in HS

    January 24, 2021

    6:00 pm

    January 31, 2021

    6:00 pm

    Parents of 8th graders can learn about high school graduation requirements, the difference between college prep, honors, Advanced Placement, and Career and College Promise courses, and career exploration pathways that are available in high school.

    Targeted Grade Level: 8

    No registration is required. Click the links below to join. 

    Jan. 24: 
    http://bit.ly/2XfdbBm

    Jan. 31: http://bit.ly/396Iqnp

    Recording of Jan. 24 session

    Recording of Jan. 31 session

    Question & Answer document

    Paying for College

    (Repeat of fall session)

    February 22, 2021

    6:00 pm

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

     http://bit.ly/39EoXfo  *Due to the nature of the presentation, it will not be recorded. 

     

    Finish the FAFSA On-Demand

     

    Ready by March 12, 2021

    Provides step-by-step directions for completing the FAFSA. This will be an on-demand presentation that can be viewed at any time.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 12

    Resources Provided by: myFuture NC

    No registration required; videos are available on-demand. Khan Academy On-Demand Videos

    College Recruiting for Athletes

    (Repeat of fall session)

    April 19, 2021

    6:00 pm

    Parents can 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: Lindsay Milo, Next College Student Athlete

     http://bit.ly/3vgbIdF  

    Scoir for Junior Parents & Students

    May 10, 2021

    6:00 pm

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

    Targeted Grade Level: 11

    http://bit.ly/3rIIXEk  

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