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2016 College Prep Workshops begin next week

2016 College Prep Workshops begin next week

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Teton County Library is offering free educational workshops to prepare for higher education with the library’s College Prep Coordinator Nick Grenoble. In collaboration with Teton County School District and Jackson Hole High School, this winter and spring features more than fourteen workshops to help students in all stages of the college application process. Winter workshops will highlight preparation for test season including simulated practice examines for the ACT or SAT and a weekly ACT Prep course. Other classes cover how to get the most out of college visits, how to maximize scholarships and financial aid, and how to prepare for final exams. A College Information Night and Alumni College Fair hosted by Jackson Hole High School will give students a chance to browse their prospects. Grenoble estimates that local students who have taken library’s College Prep workshops have collectively earned more than $1 million in scholarships. Also, about 90% of these students were accepted to their “first-choice” schools. Everyone is welcome to attend the workshops, especially students in Grades 9 to 12. Registration for practice exams and library events is required, please contact Nick at collegeprep@tclib.org , 307-733-2164 x258. Material is available in Spanish and English. Find an overview of the program at www.tclib.org/collegeprep. *TUESDAYS, JAN 19 – MAR 1* 6-7:30 p.m. Weekly Series: Scholarship Application Help Nights Computer LabGet personalized help with your scholarship essays and applications. From no draft to first draft - wherever you are in the process, we can help you polish your essay. We'll also help you navigate how to find scholarships. *WED, JAN 20* 3:15-3:50 p.m. ACT Prep Options JH High School Auditorium Join JHHS’ College & Career Ready class as they hear from ACT guru Nick Grenoble in the Jackson Hole High School Auditorium to learn about the ACT exam and options to maximize your score on the exam. Parents are welcome. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School. *THURS, JAN 28* 5-8 p.m. FAFSA Application Help Jackson Hole High School Media Center Bring your tax information to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A financial aid officer from Central Wyoming College will be on site to answer questions. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School. *SAT, JAN 30* 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Practice ACT and SAT Exams JH High School Take a free practice exam under simulated test conditions at Jackson Hole High School. Participants will receive a detailed score report. Recommended for juniors and open to all students. Sign up by emailing collegeprep@tclib.org . *THURS, FEB 4 – THURS, APRIL, 14* 6-7:30 p.m. Weekly Series: ACT Prep Course Youth Auditorium Want to do your best on the ACT? Higher scores open doors to more college and scholarship options, so join this course and learn techniques to master the exam. *WED, FEB 10* 6-7 p.m. College Information Night JH High School Auditorium Learn about the college application process and timeline, as well as what you can do to make your application more attractive to admissions officers. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School. *WED, FEB 17* 6-7:30 p.m. College Match Workshop Youth Auditorium Identify and examine your priorities to build a list of potential colleges that fit your needs. We also discuss how to search for schools that are generous with financial aid. *SAT, FEB 27* 1-5 p.m. Practice ACT Exam Youth Auditorium Take a free practice exam under simulated test conditions at the Teton County Library. Participants will receive a detailed score report. Recommended for juniors and open to all students. *TUES, MARCH 8* 6-7:30 p.m. Making the Most of College Visits Youth Auditorium Get beyond the sales pitches and make the most of your college visits. Learn how to visit colleges effectively and differentiate them according to your priorities. Not sure what your priorities are? We'll help you identify them. *SAT, MARCH 19* 1-5 p.m. Practice ACT Exam Youth Auditorium Take a free practice exam under simulated test conditions at the Teton County Library. Participants will receive a detailed score report. Recommended for juniors and open to all students. Sign up by emailing collegeprep@tclib.org . *THURS, APRIL 14* 6-7:30 p.m. Maximize Your ACT Score Youth Auditorium Get effective, last-minute tips to maximize your ACT score in the library's ACT prep class. *THURS, APRIL 21* 6-7:30 p.m. Comparing Financial Aid Award Letters Youth Auditorium Learn how to compare financial aid awards from different colleges, the questions to ask before signing any commitments, and how to renegotiate your offers to get more scholarship money. *WED, MAY 4* 4:30-6:30 p.m. Alumni College Fair JH High School Commons Come to the JHHS Commons to meet alumni from different colleges and learn what the schools have to offer. Hosted by Jackson Hole High School. *TUES, MAY 17* 6-7:30 p.m. Preparing for Final Exams Youth Auditorium Learn proven techniques to effectively prepare for final exams and other ways to bring your grades up before the end of the semester. The College Prep program is free and open to the community with support from donations, large and small, to the Teton County Library Foundation. *Feature Photo: h/t Teton County Library / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening