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    Increasing Parental Involvement for Improved Student Outcomes!

    (512) 740-6522

    Ready, Set, College!

    Ready, Set,College! is a parent and student engagement program that provides participants with the tools and resources that they need to be prepared for post-secondary success. By offering educational opportunities in the middle school and early high school years. 

    At a High School or Middle School Near You!

    Ready, Set, College! is held on school campuses at a time that is convenient for parents and can be facilitated in English of Spanish. The five unit course includes information on many important topics! 

    This program is currently provided in Austin ISD, and is open to school districts in central and south Texas. 

    The Lessons:

    1) An Overview of Higher Education

    Parent Engagement and Student Success

    The Education Pipeline 

    Benefits and Challenges

    Commonly Held Myths 

    How to get a Head-Start (Early College High School, Dual-Credit and AP) 

    2) Degrees, Jobs and Salaries

    Perspectives, Opportunity, Resources and Money 

    Jobs and Salaries in the United States

    3) Choosing a Post-Secondary Path 

    Middle School and High School Preparation 

    House Bill 5 and How it Works

    Needs Analysis: High School vs College

    Preparation for the College Experience

    4) The Costs of College and How to Pay for It: 

    Financial Aid Terms

    Completing the FAFSA

    Grants, Loans, Scholarships and Work Study 

    Where to Apply for Additional Funds 

    5) Connecting the Dots:

    Review of Information 

    Application Checklist 

    Getting a Head Start on College Preparation

    Resources for Continued Success

    For more information, contact Molly Young at or by calling 512-740-6522. 

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