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COLLEGE AND THE RIGORS HIGH SCHOOL MENTALITY. WHY AM I HERE Time to get our side of the story to you about what we know at Ira, and “our” Public Education.

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1 COLLEGE AND THE RIGORS HIGH SCHOOL MENTALITY

2 WHY AM I HERE Time to get our side of the story to you about what we know at Ira, and “our” Public Education Time for your help to get the message across to your child about the importance of their future “its not a fantasy” Time to make the most of the available opportunities Time to change the mind set as a stakeholder Time for us to make a difference and help the family not just the student Time starts now!!!

3 WHAT ARE THEIR OPTIONS Take time to set their plans into motion Take advantage of your opportunities to get ahead and be ready for the changes Changing Education cost Changing Education Options Changing College requirements Changing Job offerings and Opportunities Where do you want to be in the future???

4 FUTURE “WHAT IS OUR GOAL” With only a high school education. I believe from experience in todays employment market, if you don’t know someone, if you don’t get some help from someone, you are very likely to work for several years in a poverty level position. Higher education, Skilled Certification, Traded Certification will increase your income as well as your potential. That is our goal, prepare for a better future. We encourage you to emphasize this importance.

5 WHAT DOES IT COST Possible Ideal Solution (Minimal Cost) Placement Test Sophomore High Student 3-6 hours of classes 3-6 hours in Summer 6-12 hours Jr. year 3-6 hours in Summer 6-12 hours Sr. year 1 year at WTC out of school on wavier

6 COST Time Savings You get an advantage of college hours from your years in school You get ahead at either institution in higher education You develop skill and responsibility with a support system to get you started Cost per Hour What does the wavier pay for? Savings in Jr. College vs. University in tuition

7 COST Annual College Cost (Texas Resident, taking 15 semester hours, for two semesters) Western Texas College Commuter, in-district $2,370 (tuition/fees) Commuter, out-of-district $3,000(tuition/fees) Campus Resident, in-district $7,644(tuition/fees, room & board) Campus Resident, out-of-district $8,274(tuition/fees, room & board) *Public Four-Year Universities $22,605 *Private Four-Year Universities $25,293 *Figures show averages of 3 area public and 3 area private universities for a student taking 15 semester hours for two semesters. University figures compare out-of-district data, tuition/fees, room and board. It is the policy of Western Texas College to offer all educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, creed, religion, or veteran's status. Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act is a priority. Data taken from College For All Texans

8 ONE TO FOUR YEARS LATER What does it look like if you stay the education trail Ready for your interview or job search Higher education certification or degree (+) Work experience (+) Social interaction (+) On schedule (+) Hopefully low loan or debt (+) Maturity and Responsibility Now how old are they? prepared for the challenge and employable

9 SUMMARY If you have questions please feel free to ask our administration and counselor for more information and direction to meet your educational needs and goals.\ In todays world anything is virtually possible if your desire is dedicated enough Meet your challenges with high expectations and readiness for your next opportunities


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