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EVENT - April 5: 8-in-6 "Advanced Opportunities" Information Night

From the Coeur d'Alene School District Web Calendar:

8-IN-6 INFO NIGHT

Middle school students and parents are invited to Canfield Middle School on Tuesday, April 5th at Canfield Middle School for “8-in-6 Information Night,” providing information about the State of Idaho’s suite of “Advanced Opportunities” for students to take online courses free of charge, test out of coursework, and possibly meet high school graduation requirements early.

Counselors from each middle school and high school will join Mike Nelson, Director of Curriculum and Assessment, to discuss course options, planning and information about each of the programs available to students in middle and high schools.

Our event begins at 6:00PM in the Media Center.

For initial information, please visit the district’s Advanced Opportunities page at our district website.

EVENT - April 13: EXPANDING COLLEGE OPPORTUNITY @ Lake City High School

April 13, 2016 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Presentation & Book Signing

In an interactive, hands-on presentation, Author, Speaker, and Trainer, Stanley B. Lemons, talks with parents and students about the educational path from middle and high school to college. Mr. Lemons highlights critical steps for students to be successful in school and ultimately to earn their college degree.

The event is open to the public and will be at Lake City High School (6101 N. Ramsey Road in Coeur d'Alene)

Pre-register on the events page of www.expandingcollegeopportunity.com your copy of the Expanding College Opportunity book an student workbook on the website. Order online today! A limited number of copies of the book and student workbook will be available for sale the night of the event, with scholarship opportunities for families who may need or want assistance covering the cost of the materials. 

Proposed: Hayden Canyon Charter School of Expeditionary Learning

Computer Science Comes to North Idaho

February 24: The NIC Professional-Technical Open House

The NIC Professional-Technical Open House is an annual event that welcomes community members to learn about the Professional-Technical programs and short-term training programs offered through North Idaho College. College instructors will be on hand to provide information on programs and give tours of lab space. Student services professionals will be available to answer question about enrolling in Professional-Technical programs and financial aid assistance. Financial aid presentations will take place at 4:45 and 5:30. The Professional-Technical Education Open House will take place on Wednesday, February 24th from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the Hedlund building. Parking on campus is free for this event. More information about this event can be found at https://www.nic.edu/admissions/visit/ProfessionalTechnicalOpenHouse.aspx.

University of Idaho Regional Math Centers Help Teachers & Parents with Common Core

Spokesman Review Editorial: Education investment will pay off

"The path to improving Idaho’s economic prospects goes through postsecondary campuses. The Legislature must help more students on their way.

On Monday, Lt. Gov. Brad Little urged education committee members to adopt a resolution calling for 60 percent of Idahoans between the ages of 25 and 34 to have a college degree or postsecondary certificate by 2020. The State Board of Education adopted that goal in 2010.

It might take a revolution, rather than a resolution, to get there. The current rate is about 40 percent."

Read Full Editorial at: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/feb/02/editorial-education-investment-will-pay-off/

Gov. Otter proposes boost for Idaho education

Highlights:

  • State ed budget would grow 7.9 percent
  • Governor also talked money for public defenders, constitutional fund
  • State workers would get a 3 percent raise

Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article54130945.html

College, Careers & Coffee - January Meeting

The College, Careers & Coffee group meets monthly on the FIRST TUESDAY at 8:00 a.m. at the Idaho Department of Labor, Post Falls Office at 600 N Thornton St.

The purpose of this group is to connect individuals who are interested in promoting college and career opportunities, options and resources.

View the January Newsletter

2016-2017 FAFSA Application Available Now!

The 2016-2017 academic year lasts from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

A FAFSA can be filed for the 2016-2017 academic year any time between January 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

NOTE: You do NOT need to have completed your 2015 Tax Return to begin the application process.

Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ for more information.

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