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College prep is so different today! We have webinars to help.

  • ACT/SAT testing
  • High School Choices
  • College Applications
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Paying for College
  • College Search & Visits
  • Foreign Language
  • AP/IB/Electives/Honors
  • Scholarships
  • Career Tech Education
  • Extracurriculars
  • Timelines/Deadlines

Make a game plan to tackle it all!

At The Core has crafted a variety of webinars to help your student prepare for the journey to college and beyond. We will discuss practical, invaluable tips that will help your family plan effectively.

Families need support

Let’s face it…our high school counselors are wonderful, but they can be overextended. We have tips they won’t share with you–with timing fit to your needs. Our webinars were created to bring needed information to families and be the TRUSTED RESOURCE you need.

Gain the knowledge you need to tackle the journey to college with CONFIDENCE AND CLARITY.

Find the program that supports your needs

High School Scheduling

High school scheduling is around the corner.

Students often aren’t aware or don’t fully understand the myriad of options available to them. As a parent, you want to provide them with good advice about their choices. How will colleges view your choices? How can you achieve balance between school life and everything else? Join us as we crack open those course catalogs and open up the world of options available to your student.

planning for success in high school

8th Grade Parents

High school is right around the corner. We created our FREE Looking Ahead: Planning for Success in High School program to focus on how to support your child in high school. What are all these new course choices? How to know which are right for my child? What will the path ahead look like? What do they need to graduate? Do we need to be thinking about ACT/SAT tests?


Virtual Scholarship Party for High School Seniors

At this point, our high school seniors are “so over it!” They don’t want to write one more essay or fill out one more application. And yet, we need them to apply for private scholarships in order to save money. What’s a parent to do?

We get it. We’re parents, too. Sign your student up for our Virtual Scholarship Party. They bring the snacks, and we’ll bring the party. Two dates to choose from:

College entrance exams

ACT/SAT/PSAT: The Ultimate Family Planning Guide

Testing causes unnecessary stress not only for the student, but also for the parent. With a plan in hand and knowledge on your side, you can reduce that stress and be ready for what’s ahead!

How will you get your questions answered? We have TONS to share in this deep dive into college entrance exams. This webinar is perfect for families with 7th-11th graders. This webinar will be extremely valuable to families who haven’t started testing yet, and need help with the who, what, when, where and why of testing. It will also be valuable to families with some experience but recognize there’s much they don’t know.

We encourage parents AND students to attend together—it’s a HUGE PLUS to have your child hear this info too.

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college research

College Research: Conducting an Effective Search with Online Tools

Have you ever gotten lost in the various college research tools out there on the internet? Do you know the best sites that you can use to start an effective search? Don’t waste time wandering the internet looking for college info. Let Beth Probst share tips with you in this premium DEEP DIVE into college research. Plus, she’ll demonstrate her favorites and use the Q&A feature to answer all your questions.

Topics include:

  • how to make a college list
  • what are the selection criteria you need to be thinking about
  • how does your choice of major impact your search
  • how can you keep your family’s budget in mind when doing the search

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Additional programming:

Smart Money Moves

Want a program that is all about college $$$?

Be sure to catch our FREE Smart Money Moves for the College-Bound webinar (ideal for grades 6 & up). Where can your child afford to go to college? What about financial aid and scholarships? What do you do if you make too much money to qualify for financial aid? Our fall 2020 season has wrapped. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive date announcements.

Coffee chats

College and Career Coffee Chats (Grades 6-10)

Today’s students have many paths to careers they will love. It’s a different landscape than when we were in high school. Learn how these “super elective” career-tech programs enhance your child’s portfolio of experiences for college and career in these free coffee chats. (Due to COVID-19, all coffee chats will be held virtually.)

Great Oaks Career Campuses
Serves 36 different school districts including Mason, Sycamore, Forest Hills, Loveland, Clinton Massie, Indian Hill, Wyoming, Fairfield, Miami Trace, Milford, Norwood, Princeton, and West Clermont.

Delaware Area Career Center
Serves Olentangy, Big Walnut, Buckeye Valley, Delaware, Westerville, and Worthington districts

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Serves 16 school districts in Franklin, Fairfield, and Pickaway counties including Amanda-Clearcreek, Berne Union, Bloom-Carroll, Fairfield Union, Liberty Union-Thurston, Walnut Township, New Albany, Gahanna, Groveport, Pickerington, and Reynoldsburg.

Tolles Career and Technical Center
Serves Dublin, Fairbanks, Hilliard, Jefferson, Jonathan Alder, London, and Madison-Plains districts.

Junior Year

Junior Year: What to Do and How to Do It

You have a junior! You know this year is critical to “college prep,” but perhaps you are feeling clueless. You have so many questions. Or you’ve been here before with another kiddo, but COVID-19 has you thinking about how things are different.

Join us to get that boost you need to understand and tackle the tasks ahead! Topics include: tasks and timelines, college research, ACT/SAT/PSAT plans, 504/IEP considerations, college applications, COVID-19’s anticipated impacts to the process ahead, careers and majors, paying for colleges, finishing the academic year strong, and more! (For a deeper dive into testing and college research, consider registering for our detailed webinars on those two subjects.) Subscribe to our newsletter to receive date announcements.

Legal rights

College student or college-bound? Know your legal rights and responsibilities

At The Core is thrilled to be hosting this FREE webinar with student lawyers, Albeit Weiker, LLP. Topics covered will include: academic integrity and misconduct, especially as the classroom environment changes due to COVID-19; code of conduct, including violations of new policies due to COVID-19 (mask wearing, group gatherings, etc.); alcohol and drug use; and sexual misconduct.

Join us for this enlightening discussion of what parents AND students need to know. If your student is already at college, send this information to them and have them join us.

What do parents need to know about College Credit Plus?

Ohio parents (grades 7-11): We field MANY questions about College Credit Plus, Ohio’s dual enrollment program–ESPECIALLY with so many parents considering distanced learning this fall. Let us help you get up to speed on how it works with our FREE webinar.

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“The ‘NO STRESS’ tone was very helpful.”

“This was AMAZING – so much valuable information.”