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Academic Meeting Nights

These events are held in the C.O.R.E. and are tailored to the needs of specific high school grade levels, providing information on everything from a college search process, financial aid information, course selection and more! Be sure to join us for each step along the path to an exciting future for your student.

7:00 pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

There are significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students, starting with the 2018-19 application cycle.  Please be sure to join us for this critical information.

2018 Powerpoint Presentation

YouTube Video Recorded 09/19/2018

College Planning Night

7:00  - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

At this culminating event, we provide helpful information on college searches, early decision/early action, the enrollment process and all the final steps of completing your high school career.  Some information is also shared concerning financial aid, while we also reserve an entire event to just that topic.

2018 PowerPoint Presentation

Grand Canyon University Presentation

YouTube Video Recorded 10/10/2018

College Planning Night

7:00  - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 This event is designed to help assure that we know the steps of beginning our high school experience well. We look at the opportunities available at Rockford Lutheran and get into the specifics of what colleges are looking for. What do we want to get in place today that will result in a great college opportunity in just four short years? Join us and see!

2017 PowerPoint Presentation

 YouTube Video Recorded 10/18/2017

Minority College Planning Night
7:00 pm
Wednesday November 7, 2018

The college planning process is complicated and frequently confusing.  This is a new event for assisting families with planning for the college experience that is oriented to the unique opportunities available to our minority students. 

Minority College Planning Night Presentation

YouTube Video Recorded 11/08/2017

College Planning Night

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

There are a number of decisions about classes and activities at the junior high level that impact what the high school transcript will look like. What decisions do we need to make now to be sure we have the transcript that will get us into the university of our choice? What will college cost? How can I be ready for that? How do I begin considering what my career plans should be? Join us to find out! 

2018 PowerPoint Presentation

YouTube Video Recorded 01/17/2018

College Planning
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What courses do I seek to provide the best transcript possible? What do I do now to prepare for Dual Credit and AP options?  How do we begin this process of career planning and the college search?  Join us for some helpful information on where to begin today.

2018 PowerPoint Presentation

YouTube Video Recorded 01/24/2018

PSAT/College Planning Night
7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

This is the beginning of a key decision making time-frame.   We will begin by providing the results of the PSAT test.  Each student will get a print-out of their data along with a log-in for the PSAT site that will help us begin making some college/career plans.  This will be a workshop event which will include using school laptops to access the online resources of the College Board.  Families will be working through their test results together so that both students and parents will be familiar with the resources available.  We will provide support and assistance as you begin this process that evening.  We will also have time to talk about wish lists for next year.
Make these next months count as we zero in on our college plan!


2016 PowerPoint Presentation

College Planning Night

7:00 pm
Thursday, March 14, 2019

This is the beginning of the key decision making process.  Where do I want to visit?  What do I do when I get there?  What do I ask?  How do I compare?  Make these next months count as we zero in on our college plan.

2018 PowerPoint Presentation

 YouTube Video Recorded 03/15/2018

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