Have questions about “Looking Ahead”? Our FAQ…
Who is the ideal audience for this presentation?
We created this presentation for 8th grade parents (and rising high school freshmen in the summer months). We find that students are well-supported by their school districts, but PARENTS need some support too! If you have to or want to bring a student, feel free to do so.
What’s covered in this program?
This presentation encourages parents to consider their student’s future high school experience as they enter high school. We’ll talk about what you can expect each year, choosing courses, the value of pre-planning, extracurriculars, and understanding all the options available (like honors classes, AP classes, College Credit Plus, etc.) Also, we’ll start to dig into college prep considerations and give you some foundational knowledge about how it works (applications, ACT/SAT testing, etc.)
Is this really worth my time?
LOL, right? We get it! We are busy parents too, and time is precious. Here are a few quotes from our sessions last year:
“Looking Ahead will allow us to answer questions for our child as well as equip us to assist them in making decisions about high school scheduling and college prep.”
“Looking Ahead gave me a much better understanding of what to expect.”
“It will help me survive the transition to high school!”
“…a lot of information but it was good to start hearing it. I wish I could come every couple of weeks.”
Is my middle school offering this?
We have scheduled several in some select Central Ohio locations. (Click to see our current list of events.) If we’re not scheduled to present in your area, please reach out to connect with us. We’d love to come your way too!
Can I attend one in another school district’s area?
Yes. We will focus on the local district and use their information in the presentation (ex. some districts offer International Baccalaureate classes, but not all do). However, much of the information and the general concepts are universal, so feel free to come.
I have an 8th grader. Should I attend Tips for the College-Bound too?
Tips for the College-Bound is vital for families as the student gets a little bit older. Like Looking Ahead, it covers high school topics, but the focus is more on the college search and application process. Information about the financial aspects of paying for college is also included in the Tips presentation–certainly a topic to tackle sooner rather than later. Looking Ahead is a prequel to Tips, so you’ll be ready to attend Tips after joining us for Looking Ahead. When you are ready, we will see you at Tips! (Click to see our current list of events.)
Are we selling something?
No. We created this program because parents of 8th graders CRAVE information to help their student prepare for high school. We are always happy to share more about At The Core, but these free presentations are built simply to give parents what they need, not a yucky sales pitch.
Is there a cost for parents to attend?