Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., CST.
As a part of the Mississippi Diploma endorsement options, the College and Career Readiness course will be a required course for the class of 2021-2022. Registration is now open for high schools wishing to learning more at training about how to implement the College and Career Readiness Course in 2020-2021.
The course does not require a specific teacher endorsement; however, high schools are encouraged to send at least one teacher and one counselor to a training.
A draft copy of the College and Career Readiness curriculum is located on the MDE Secondary Education webpage, online at https://www.mdek12.org/ese/College-and-Career-Readiness.
Please direct additional questions concerning the College and Career Readiness Course to Heather Morrison at email@example.com.
Are you ready to prepare your students for ACT success? Register for training to teach your students basic fundamentals like time management, how to eliminate answers, and all of the best tips and strategies for all subjects. This session will allow educators to share top resources and study material with your students to ensure they are equipped to score their best.
All ACT Training sessions will take place virtually from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
*Optional CEU opportunities available.
Spring 2021 Date
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
High school educators wear many hats with college counseling being an important role for your students. Learn how to help your students as they engage with the college search process. Learn about the college timeline starting in the 9th grade and ways to support your seniors with Application Days, FAFSA Days, and Signing Days. Get updates on federal and state financial aid. Learn how to use federal and state data to 1) identify students early who may qualify for scholarships and grants such as the HELP grant and 2) to assure all your students are meeting federal and state deadlines. Other topics might include NCAA Clearinghouse Information, finding the right college fit, undermatching or selective college admissions.
.5 to 1.0 CEUs will be available for this virtual PD series depending on the number of events attended. A minimum of 5 event attendance required for CEUs.
All webinars will be 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. Registration is now open and will close the Friday before the webinar.
Topics Tuesday Webinar Series
Click here to watch recordings of the fall Topic Tuesday series.
January 12: How to Interact with ACT
January 19: The History of WHEF & Attainment Goal for MS
February 2: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-NWCC, NEMCC, ICC, EMCC, Coahoma
February 9: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-MDCC, Holmes, Hinds, ECCC, MCC
February 16: CC Presentations (Distinctive Strengths and Programs)-CoLin, SWCC, PRCC, Jones, MGCCC
March 9: Resources for Personal Finance
March 23: Best Practices for Working with Homeless Youth
April 13: Colorblindness & Microaggressions by the William Winter Institute *This event is in meeting format*
April 20: Lesson Learned on Implementing a College & Career Readiness Class
May 4: Student Success Offices- How They Support Students
To become a FAFSA volunteer or to assist your students, this workshop is designed to provide training for one-on-one FAFSA completion. Learn how to avoid common errors on the FAFSA such as understanding dependency status, household size, and whose income to use.
If you would like to request on-site FAFSA training on your campus, for your district or school staff, or community contact Kierstan Dufour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Virtual FAFSA Training
January 27, 2021; 8:30-11:00 AM
February 23, 2021; 1:00-3:30 PM
This event is designed to provide college admissions staff information on issues of college access: entry, financial aid, and college planning. Participants will attend presentations, mock-situation settings and work within small-group settings. Summit faculty include seasoned college access and counseling professionals with backgrounds in admissions from a variety of post-secondary institutions.
Please check back later for an update on the Admissions Counselor Summit.