Michigan College Month is in full swing at Howell High School. Throughout October, the school is holding special activities to promote the various post-secondary education options available to students. These include banners hanging in the hallway, signs on doors indicating where a teacher went to college and giveaways for students who apply to college during October.
During Michigan College Month all Howell High School, seniors will receive several resources to help them prepare to apply to a post-secondary education institution and to help them research various higher education options. Additionally, school staff and volunteers will help seniors complete applications for four and two-year colleges and technical and trade programs.
“This is our third year participating in Michigan College Month. Our goal for the program is to get students excited about applying for college and planning for life after high school,” said Lisa O’Connor, Howell High School assistant principal. “College Month is just the first of three events that we will hold this year to promote a college-going culture. We will also participate in the College Cash Campaign, which focuses on financial aid and scholarships, and in the spring we will hold a Decision Day Assembly to celebrate the post-secondary decisions our seniors have made.”
About Michigan College Month
This year more than 350 high schools across the state of Michigan will participate. Michigan College Month is part of a larger, national initiative that encourages every graduating senior to submit at least one college application and complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) by the end of the month. Michigan College Month is an initiative of the Michigan College Access Network.