Seminars for Parents of College-Bound Students
Workshops are intended for parents of high school students. Parents of advanced middle school students are also welcome to attend.
Friendswood ISD Community Education program is held at Friendswood High School and held from 7-9pm. Course is $20/person and registration is required.
Thursday, February 11, 7pm- College Degree Planning
Topics will include:
- Picking Dual Credit or AP classes in high school that will transfer to colleges
- College degree plans, requirements, minors, and electives
- Strategies for helping college freshmen pick the ‘right’ classes for success
- Cost and loss of credit for transferring
- Why so many college students fail to graduate at all, or on time, and how much that costs parents
- Picking classes in college is a lot different than picking them in high school. It’s no wonder that less than half of Texas college students graduate on time!
Thursday, March 3, 7pm- College Admissions Planning
How to Best Plan Your Child’s Summer for College Admissions and Scholarships
- Summer opportunities for students to expand their resume and experience, including jobs, internships, camps, job shadowing, community service, and college trips
- Class will review sample college applications and resumes from the viewpoint of college admissions to showcase the importance of demonstrated interest and student engagement
Both of these workshops are coordinated through the FISD Community Education department and charge a $20 fee per adult. Use this link to register online starting Jan. 11. Click Community Ed, then Adult Ed.
College workshops are also scheduled for the Clear Lake area:
Saturday, April 9, 10am in Clear Lake/Seabrook area- Evelyn Meador Branch Library (2400 N Meyer Rd, Seabrook)
- Program for middle school students to get a head start on college planning
- Picking courses that look good on applications and prepare students for college, including high school credit classes in junior high, electives, and Pre-AP courses
- Revised graduation plans, including endorsements and what they mean
- Summer activities to start after 8th grade
Saturday, April 23, 10am at Clear Lake Freeman library (16616 Diana Ln, Houston, TX 77062)
- Program for parents of high school students.
- Seminar will cover admissions basics, including requirements, essays, testing, and costs
- What colleges are looking for in applicants!
These library workshops are free and open to the public.