• Families - See below for the presentations and recordings from College Awareness Week

    WCSD presents an opportunity to engage in a series of events related to supporting your students by participating, exploring, planning for the next steps as they imagine, and learn about college possibilities.  

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    Learning session recordings:

    Are You Aware of the College Application Process?
    Have you ever wondered what early college preparations your student should focus on to complete a stellar college application? Attend this workshop and learn application tips, resources, and supports. 
    Presented by: Elizabeth Nubel and Steve Maples - University of Nevada, Reno

    Access the presentation here 

    Paying for College: How to apply for free money
    College can be inexpensive or even FREE! Join me to discuss the FAFSA filing process, where to look for free money, and how to apply for scholarships!
    Presented by: Nicole Barnes - TMCC

    Access the presentation here

     

    Native American Students & Tribal Colleges
    This session will provide information on unique tribal institutions that combine personal attention with cultural relevance, in such a way as to encourage American Indians to overcome the barriers in higher education. Students receive a higher education in a learning environment where Native cultures, traditions, and experiences are woven into the DNA of these remarkable institutions—providing a space for students to thrive intellectually and socially.
    Presented by: Fawn Hunter - WCSD and Fredina Romero - NV Dept. of Education 

    Access the presentation here (coming soon)

     

    Navigating through the Stumbling Blocks: College Transition for Seniors 
    Join us for an entertaining presentation filled with in-depth information about enrollment steps and first-year college programs, at colleges like TMCC, that help students succeed. In addition, we will explain the underlying stumbling blocks that most students face through the admissions process. This presentation is helpful for all students and parents who are close to making the high school to college transition. 
    Presented by: Jenn Zarco and Jairon Castellanos Boteo - TMCC

    Access the presentation here

     

    Jump Start Dual Credit Session - Earn college credit now! 
    Ready to earn college credit and high school credit at the same time?  Join TMCC for an informative presentation on dual credit options for Jump Start and CTE College Credit. Get ahead on college credits, allow room for more high school electives and possibly graduate early.
    Presented by: Karen Saldana, Betty Cervantes, and Jaquelyn Vivar-Payes - TMCC

    Access the presentation here

     

    Why College? Invest in Your Student's Future
    In support of Parent University, our goal is to provide parents with an informational session surrounding the diverse opportunities in healthcare and how High Sierra AHEC can act as their student’s vehicle in reaching their future healthcare career and higher educational goals. We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of encouraging students to pursue higher education and the importance of starting early when it comes to thinking about college. Through our affiliation with the University of Nevada, Reno, and community partners, we will work with an expert to ensure parents are aware of everything about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Furthermore, provide parents with an overview of timelines, deadlines, costs, and opportunities their students can obtain now to better prepare for their future. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn about High Sierra AHEC’s programs and resources, and engage in fruitful conversations surrounding the importance of how parents can best support their students who aspire to attend higher education.
    Presented by: Amanda Aragon - High Sierra AHEC

    Access the presentation here

     

    Nevada Promise Scholarship: Your Debt-Free Degree 
    The Nevada Promise Scholarship makes college accessible to all Nevada students by providing up to three years of almost free tuition at TMCC! Families are invited to join this important session to learn about the steps students need to complete during their senior year of high school to earn the Nevada Promise Scholarship.  The October 31 scholarship deadline is quickly approaching, so don't miss out!
    Presented by: Angela South - TMCC

     

    Access the presentation here

     

     

    Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Native American Fee Waiver
    This session will provide information on Assembly Bill 262, specifically the Native American Fee Waiver for Nevada community colleges and Universities.
    Presented by: Fawn Hunter - WCSD, Fredina Romero - NV Dept. of Education, and Markie Wilder - University of Nevada, Reno 

    Access the presentation here

     

     

    Dreamer's Guide to College

    Learn about the different supportive services available to all students including students who are undocumented, students with DACA, and students in mixed-status families.
    Presented by: Grecia Anaya - TMCC

    Access the presentation here

     

    Truckee Meadows Community College Men of Color Mentorship Program

    Come to our session to learn more about TMCC's Men of Color Mentorship Program which provides academic preparedness, professional development, and comradery through mentorship. We work with students starting their sophomore or junior in high school up to 6 months after they graduate from high school.
    Presented by: Miguel Martinez and Jovany Carranze - TMCC

     Access the presentation here

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