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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

Professional Future

From School to Work: Your Child’s Professional Future

In January 2020 (pre-COVID), the “underemployment” rate for recent college graduates was just over 40%. Four out of every ten grads were working in a job that didn’t require a degree! That’s not what we want for our children.

Today’s college students can’t merely keep their heads down, do well in their coursework, and expect to magically find a job in their desired field–especially if they only have a vague idea of what that field might be. Let’s spend 30 minutes during your lunch hour discussing the challenges, strategies, and solutions.

Our live event has passed, but you can watch a recording on demand by clicking here.

High School Scheduling

High school scheduling is around the corner.
Grades 8 – 11

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. This low cost scheduling webinar ($24 family ticket) is intended for parents and students to watch together.

Topics will include: graduation requirements, defining the options (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, foreign languages, honors, electives, academies, and more), details about each–pros and cons, how to choose for your child, planning out all four years, college credit for HS classes, and more.

Sunday, January 31 – 2:00 to 3:30 pm ET

planning for success in high school

Planning for 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?

NATIONWIDE EVENTS – ALL DISTRICTS WELCOME:

Junior Year

Junior Year: Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

You have a junior! As you enter the second half of your child’s junior year, those critical “college prep” tasks loom large, and you might feel lost, overwhelmed, or uncertain. We get it! You have so many questions. We built this program just for you!

Join us to get that boost of detailed information you need to understand and tackle the tasks ahead (and decrease your stress level)! In this low cost ($24 for a family ticket) 90-minute webinar, we’ll lay it all out for your family, and we’ll direct you to the resources you will value.

Topics include: tasks ahead, staying motivated as a family, high school considerations, college research, ACT/SAT, 504/IEP, college applications, COVID-19’s impact, personal development tips, careers/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.)

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College Credit Plus

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. Let us help you get up to speed on how it works with our free webinar.

  • What is College Credit Plus exactly?!
  • How can I determine if it is right for my child?
  • How does it compare to Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)?
  • What is the process if we decide to enroll in CCP?

As parents ourselves, we know firsthand that the choices our kids have during high school are complex. Take the time NOW to really get clear on College Credit Plus.

Monday, February 22 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

College entrance exams

ACT/SAT/PSAT: The Ultimate Family Planning Guide
Grades 7 – 11

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. This testing webinar is one of our low-cost sessions, with a family ticket price of $24.

Tuesday, February 9 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

college research

College Research: Conducting an Effective Search with Online Tools
Grades 8 – 11

Making a list of “just right” college to apply to can be overwhelming. Have you ever gotten lost on the internet trying to research schools? 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 (a family ticket costs $24). 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
  • How can you learn about colleges when in person visits aren’t possible because of COVID or other reasons?

Tuesday, February 16 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

Additional programming:

Smart Money Moves

Want a program that is all about college $$$?
Grades 6 & up

Be sure to catch the free Smart Money Moves for the College-Bound webinar presented by Capstone Wealth Partners.

Joe Messinger, CFP®, is passionate about empowering families to become informed consumers of higher education so that they don’t pay a penny more for college than they absolutely have to. He works with families to help demystify the college funding process and is widely recognized as an expert in college planning. He will answer parents biggest questions about college:

  • Where can we get into college?
  • Where can we get the most financial aid and scholarship money?
  • What strategies are available to me if I make too much money to qualify for financial aid?
  • What colleges can we afford based on our personal resources?

Wednesday, February 17 – 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET

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.

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.

Scholarship

Virtual Scholarship Party for High School Seniors

THIS PROGRAM WILL RETURN SUMMER 2021 FOR OUR RISING SENIORS…THE CLASS OF 2022! 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.

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“My daughter’s experience with At The Core has been nothing short of EXCEPTIONAL.”

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

“This was AMAZING – so much valuable information.”