• UCPS is excited to announce the 2021-2022 College Readiness Parent Series! 

    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 Parent Readiness session recordings and materials from the 2020-2021 school year, click here.

    Sessions listed as virtual will be offered through MS Teams. For a tutorial on how to join a webinar through MS Teams without an account, visit https://bit.ly/Teamsliveevent.

     Webinar Recording  

    Title of Session

    Date/Time of Session

    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!)

    Webinar

    Thursday
    8/26/2021

    6:00 PM

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 12

     https://bit.ly/2V5YIJU Webinar Recording

    Presentation

    Paying for College

    Webinar

    Thursday
    9/23/2021

    6:00 pm

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

    Register here for Paying for College virtual session Session was not recorded. Please join us in February for a repeat of this presentation.

    CACRAO College Fair

    In-Person (CATA)

    Sunday
    10/3/2021

    2:00 - 4:00 PM

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    No registration required. 

     This event was held in person. No recording is available.

    College Entrance Exams 101

    Webinar

    Thursday
    10/21/2021

    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/Krista Smith, Albert

    Click here to register.

    Registration is limited to the first 300 participants. 

    Webinar Recording

    ACT/SAT Blitz

    In-Person (Monroe HS)

    Saturday
    11/20/21

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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 was held in person. No recording is available. 

    Choosing the Right Path in High School

    Webinar

    Thursday
    12/7/21

    6:00 PM

    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

    Click here to register.  

    Getting Ready for College

    In-Person (TBD)

    Thursday
    1/27/2022

    6:00 PM

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

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-11

       

    ACT Blitz

    In-Person (TBD)

    Saturday
    2/12/2022

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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

       

    College Recruiting for Athletes

    Webinar

    Thursday
    2/17/2022

    6:00 pm

    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: Lindsay Milo, Next College Student Athlete

       

    SAT Blitz

    In-Person (TBD)

    Saturday
    3/5/2022

    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    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

       

    Scoir for Parents of 9th-11th graders

    Webinar

     

    Thursday
    3/17/2022

    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

    Guest Presenter: Gabby Riva, Scoir

       

    Paying for College

    In-Person (TBD)

    Thursday 
    4/7/2022

    6:00 PM

    Provides an overview of the financial aid process.

    Targeted Grade Level(s): 6-12

    Guest Presenter: Tom Boyle, New York Life

       

    What Makes a Good College Essay?

    Webinar

    Thursday
    5/12/2022

    6:00 PM

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

    Targeted Grade Level: 10, 11

       

    Scoir for Junior Parents & Students

    Webinar

    Tuesday
    5/24/2022

    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

    Guest Presenter: Gabby Riva, Scoir

       

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