Wye River Upper School (WRUS) has announced two guest speakers on the topic of college search and admissions and invites the general public to participate in the opportunity. A partnership between Mid Shore Community Foundation (MSCF) and WRUS will provide college search and application guidance and support for their students and the general public. The school’s grant request to MSCF to sponsor this new program was fully funded by two of the Foundation’s donor -advised funds, The Merriewold Trust and the Sener/Johnston Family Fund.
“These funds allow WRUS to provide more focus and direction toward the challenge of college search by our student body. We also felt it important to invite the public at large to participate in the support that MSCF has been good enough to provide. This is a great example of their mission to match private resources with public need,” says Chrissy Aull, Head of WRUS. “We are happy to open this opportunity to the general public by inviting them to participate in the first phase of the program.” The second phase of the grant will focus on WRUS students as they search for strong matches between their learning styles and appropriate college programs. “Finding the right college is a daunting process for any family. We find that our students sometimes feel hampered if a college does not offer additional support. By helping them to match the school with their individual strengths, we expect to increase their success in post secondary education.” WRUS faculty member Mark Milostan, the school’s Latin instructor, will lead this new program.
The general public is invited to participate by attending two presentations. The first is scheduled for October 16, 2008 and will focus on the topic of the college search process in general, including surviving placement exams, identifying possible schools, writing essays and making financial aid application in timely manner. This information will be offered by Susan Patterson, founder and Director of College Placement Consulting. The second presentation, on October 22, will focus on colleges that support students with learning differences. Fran Bowman, Educational Specialist will present on this topic. She has previously presented this same topic to great review and feedback. Both Fran and Susan will be available to schedule follow up personal conversations.
Both events are free and open to the public, with reservations requested. The meetings will be held in Rm. 110 of the Higher Education Center on the campus of Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, Md. Contact the school at 410-827-5822 to reserve a seat.
Wye River Upper School is a college preparatory high school for grades 9-12 that offers a supportive, yet challenging curriculum for students with a wide range of learning styles and needs in the Eastern Shore and Central Maryland regions. WRUS is located on the campus of Chesapeake College in the Higher Education Center and provides state of the art technology, digital arts and environmental science instruction, interscholastic sports, dual enrollment with Chesapeake College, and a low student/teacher ratio. For more information about the school, contact Jeff Moran, Director of Admissions at 410-827-5822.