Register now for post-high school planning night, college fair


Register now for post-high school planning night, college fair

March 27, 2024

The WVHS Guidance Department is having its annual Post High School Planning Night on April 11, 2024. Registrants will have opportunities to attend two (2) workshops, as well as our Spring College Fair. 

Registration is open now … and the registration deadline is April 5, 2024.

Registrants may choose one workshop to attend per session. Please note that workshop G is only available during session one.

Workshop Session I (Registration is Required)
6:00 pm – 6:35 pm

Workshop Session II (Registration is Required)
6:40 pm – 7:15 pm 

College Fair (No Registration Required)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Use this link to register: WVHS 2024 Post-High School Planning Night & College Fair 

Workshop descriptions…                   

Workshop A: College Search & Naviance Overview

  • Presenters: WVHS Guidance Department
  • Location: WVHS Auditorium

Finding the perfect college can be an overwhelming process when there are thousands of colleges available. Naviance can help make the process of finding the right college just a little easier. Using Naviance’s “Find your Fit” search tools, you can locate the schools that most fit with your interests, passions, and other criteria. We will show you can use “Super Match” to get a list of best-fit schools based on the criteria you deem important. It is recommended that students bring their Chromebook.
Workshop B: Is a Two-Year College Right for Me?

  • Presenter: Maynard Schmidt, Director of Admissions & Recruitment, SUNY Orange
  • Location: Room# 109

Many students benefit from a two-year college experience whether it is for academic or financial reasons. A two-year college experience can be a career preparation program or lay a foundation for transfer possibilities. This workshop will answer the following questions and more: What are some of the benefits of attending a two-year college or career preparation program? Am I a student who would benefit from a two-year college experience? What does it mean to transfer and what is the process for transferring to a four-year college after I graduate?

Workshop C: Financial Aid 101

  • Presenter: Kent W. Copeland, Associate Director of Student Accounts, Marist College
  • Location: High School Media Center

This workshop explains the importance of financial aid and what it means to families. A brief explanation of the financial aid process will be discussed. The workshop will help parents and students sort through the various decisions they will face in the financial aid process.

Workshop D: Options for Students with Disabilities

  • Presenters: Colleen Long-Cestaro, Sr. Vocational Counselor, ACCES/VR & Kayleen Charles, Vocational Rehab Counselor, ACCES/VR
  • Location: Room# 111

There are many local agencies that offer support service programs to assist students with disabilities. To break down the barriers for students to enter and keep suitable employment, there are vocational rehabilitation services, such as counseling, training and placement services available to students who identify certain needs and are eligible. This workshop will help familiarize students & families with these resources.

Workshop E: NCAA Clearinghouse

  • Presenter: Gregory Sirico, Director of Athletics, WVHS
  • Location: Room# 117

If you want to play sports at an NCAA Division I or II school this is the workshop for you. If you want to practice, compete and receive an athletics scholarship during your first year at a Division I or II school, the NCAA Eligibility Center must certify your eligibility that you have met amateurism standards and are academically prepared for college coursework.

Workshop F: Considering a Trade School?

  • Presenter:  Michael Cruz, Admission Representative, Universal Tech Institute
  • Location: Room # 119

Trade school programs focus on career-relevant skills and training. Unlike a traditional college curriculum, a vocational school curriculum does not contain general education courses. Instead, students complete coursework solely in their fields of study. They graduate ready for a specific occupation. Learn about the current job outlooks in technical job opportunities. Our presenter is from the nation’s largest provider for technician training in the country for careers in transportation, manufacturing and energy.

Workshop G: Career Connections (available during session #1 only)

  • Presenter: Karina A. Fabiano, Employment Services Youth Coordinator
  • Location: Room 121

The Orange County Employment and Training Administration is part of the County’s Workforce Development System. We provide resources and services to individuals seeking employment and to build career skills.



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