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CCHS plans Beyond High School Night next Wednesday evening for juniors and senior and their parents

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - CCHS plans Beyond High School Night next Wednesday evening for juniors and senior and their parents

Navigating all the options available to students after high school can be difficult.

That's why Crook County High School will host Beyond High School Night Wednesday evening, Nov. 7.

"At CCHS, we want to partner with students, parents and guardians to ensure they have all the necessary information to make the right choice for their individual situation," said CCHS Assistant Principal Joel Hoff. "This event is a great opportunity to gather detailed information about all available paths for students after high school."

Although targeted at juniors and seniors and their parents, all CCHS students and parents are welcome to attend Beyond High School Night, planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 7 in the CCHS commons.

A financial aid presentation is planned from 6 to 6:15 p.m., followed by breakouts to individual information stations and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application workshop.

Several colleges and organizations will be represented.

Representatives from the following colleges will be in attendance: Central Oregon Community College, Southern Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Portland, and possibly more.

Unions, apprenticeships and local businesses will be there as well as representatives from the Air Force, Army, Marines, National Guard and the Navy.

The Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) representatives will be on hand, and there will be STEM opportunity information and ACT and SAT information.

Families will be able to get help with the FAFSA, Oregon Promise and college applications.

A Spanish interpreter will be available.

CCHS joins more than 100 high schools and community-based organizations around the state in hosting college- and career-themed events during the month of November.

This will be the fourth annual Behind High School Night at CCHS. They host the event every year during the first week of November, which is aligned with the state of Oregon's College Application Month.

"Choosing a path for after high school is a crucial decision," said CCHS College and Career Readiness Coordinator Karissa Kingsbury. "We want to provide all parents and students with the necessary information they need to make an informed decision about their options after high school."

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Beyond High School Night

Date: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7

Location: Crook County High School commons

Contact CCHS College and Career Readiness Coordinator Karissa Kingsbury at 541-416-6900 ext. 3115, with any questions.

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