Seniors: Here are some Local Scholarships you should pursue!

Did you know that there are some terrific Local Scholarships that you can pursue TODAY if you meet the requirements and TAKE ACTION!  Here is a short list with some brief descriptions:

  • Boone County Education Association:  Do you plan to Major in Education in College?  The Boone County Education Association (BCEA) is offering a student who attends High School at Boone County HS, Conner HS, Cooper HS, or Ryle HS a $1,000 Scholarship.  The DEADLINE is March 10th – that’s right this FRIDAY!  Send me an email at danbisig@collegeandbeyondllc.com and I’ll send you the Application PDF. 
  • Florence Rotary Scholarship:  You must be a Boone County resident to apply for this scholarship.  The Florence Rotary Scholarship Selection Committee will select candidates from each school, after reviewing all the applications. Those students will then be invited to participate in a short interview at their high school, with members of the Florence Rotary Club during the week of April 3rd through April 6th. One recipient per school will be selected and awarded a $1000 scholarship.  CLICK HERE for the application. The Deadline is March 27, 2017.
  • Boone County Republican Women’s Club Scholarship:  You must be a female graduating senior of a high school located in Boone County with a grade point average of a 3.0 or better.  Applications must be submitted by March 31, 2017.   1 – $1,000 scholarship will be awarded by the BCRWC. Send me an email at danbisig@collegeandbeyondllc.com and I’ll send you the Application PDF.

Best of luck!

Dan Bisig

Author / Speaker / College Expert

College and Beyond, LLC and College and Beyond – TEST PREP

75 Cavalier Boulevard, Suite 321

Florence, KY 41042

859-283-2655

513-919-2646

danbisig@collegandbeyondllc.com

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Dan Bisig is also Interviewed by Mike Saunders on the Influential Entrepreneur Radio Show

Hi Everybody,

It has been a busy few days!  Last Friday I was also interviewed by Mike Saunders on his Influential Entrepreneur Radio Show along with my friend and co-author Ryan Clark.  Please click HERE to listen to the 30-minute segment where we talk about our College Entrance Game Plan Book. 

Enjoy!

Dan Bisig

Author / Speaker / College Expert

College and Beyond, LLC and College and Beyond – TEST PREP

75 Cavalier Boulevard, Suite 321

Florence, KY 41042

859-283-2655

513-919-2646

collegeandbeyondllc.com

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Tune into Fox19 NOW tomorrow morning as I give High School Seniors Advice on picking their final College

Hi everybody,

Please join me Tuesday morning on the @FOX19 Morning News show as I give High School Seniors advice and strategies to use to successfully make their final college decision.   #Prepare4College #Scholarships

Best regards,

Dan Bisig

Author / Speaker / College Expert

 

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Taking the ACT? Preparation class starts tomorrow Sat 2/18-Still time to sign-up

Are you a Junior and plan on taking the ACT on March 18th?  Do you plan on sitting for the April 8th ACT Test?  Be strategic with your study time with our PROPRIETARY Diagnostic tests for each test area.  Use the tool that a number of schools in Northern Kentucky are using to help students focus on the areas which they are the weakest.   You will receive a diagnostic test each week as you take the practice exams with our study course which helps you focus your time and effort.  Prep course begins this weekend, February 18th.  Practice tests are given on Saturdays from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and class instruction takes place on Sundays from 1:00-5:15 pm for five weeks.  Be proactive, don’t waste time and get that score you want the first time.  Call 859-283-2655 or sign up at   ACT Test Prep Class Sign-Up.

#ACT #ACTTestPrep #TestSuccess #DiagnosticTest

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February – JUNIORS: Time To Monitor Your Direction

JUNIORS:  

Spring is a great time to make college visits!  It is ideal, but not always possible, to go to a college when school is in session so that you can get a better idea what a day is like on the campus. Regardless, the sooner you get on a college campus the better so that you can decide exactly what you are looking for in the place you will call home 9 months out of the year.

With almost 4,800 colleges to choose from, take the time to decide what is important to you BEFORE you decide where to visit and DO NOT forget to make sure you selected colleges FIT you:

  • Academically

  • Financially

  • Socially

  • and Geographically

So let’s take a look at how to approach your future College Visits: 

Depending on your time and interest, plan one of the following 3 types of college visits:

Basic Visit

  1. This can be scheduled by going to the College Website and under admissions, there should be an option called “College Visit”.  In most cases, a calendar will pop up where you can see available dates to schedule your visit.
  2. Plan to attend an information session where you can ask questions about admissions, financial aid, and even choice of majors.
  3. IMPORTANT: Get a business card from an Admissions person.
  4. Do a college and dorm tour. What does the campus look like? Where do freshman live? What are the housing options?
  5. Eat a meal on campus.  Go to the dining hall or coffee shop and eat. Introduce yourself to some students and ask questions. You will be surprised at how much they want to share about their college.

Extended Visit

  1. Attend an information session. Ask questions about admissions, financial aid, and choice of majors.
  2. Meet with an admissions counselor. Learn more about special programs, what the college has to offer, admissions expectations, etc.
  3. IMPORTANT: Get a business card from an Admissions person.
  4. Meet with a Financial Aid counselor.  What types of financial aid or merit awards do they offer? Do your parents have any questions that need to be answered?
  5. Do a college and dorm tour. What does the campus look like? Where do freshman live? What are the housing options?
  6. Eat a meal on campus.  Go to the dining hall or coffee shop and eat. Introduce yourself to some students and ask questions. You will be surprised at how much they want to share about their college.
  7. Meet with an advisor for the major you are interested in. Learn more about the courses and professors in your selected field of study.
  8. Visit a class.  Seek permission to sit in on a class on campus.  This gives you a feel for what college will be like, and what it would feel like to be a student there.

Overnight Visit

  • Many colleges offer overnight or prospective students the chance to spend the night on campus to learn more about the school.
  • This is a great way to learn more in depth about academics and student life on campus.
  • These visits are usually organized by the college and include college tours, classes on campus, and the chance to stay in a college dorm with a college student host.

                     ***Overnight visits should be saved for colleges you are seriously interested in.

On Your Visit

As you do the college tour of the campus, ask yourself these questions.

  • Do I feel I would fit in academically here?
  • Would I fit in socially here?
  • Do I feel comfortable with the physical location?

Follow up your visit

  • Send an email to admissions or college representative (on the business card you picked up) as a thank you for the visit
  • Record EVERYTHING about your visit by downloading and printing off this college visit form. You will be glad that you have these details later on when it comes time to decide which colleges you want to apply to!

Enjoy your visits as you discover which school fits you best!

Dan Bisig

Author / Speaker / College Admissions and Funding Expert

GuidedPath Edge Guru
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February: SENIORS – Time to Monitor Your Future Direction

This is Dan Bisig at College and Beyond with your: College Planning Tip!

February is a great “Time to Monitor Your Direction” as students make their first big adult decision.  Do not allow procrastination of indecisiveness to prevent you from taking action!

Seniors

In the coming weeks, you are going to make your final college selection based on the Scholarship offers and Financial Aid Award Letters you receive.  This process of picking the right college can be stressful to students and parents alike.  By comparing the pros and cons of every college, you will be able to choose the college that best FITS you: Academically, Financially, Socially, and Geographically.

There is a right college out there for you where you can THRIVE so choose wisely!

Once you make your decision, it is time to schedule your “Orientation Date” ASAP so that you can schedule your first semester of classes.  DO NOT delay in getting this scheduled!

IMPORTANT:  In preparation for Orientation, take the time to go to your college website and search for a listing of the required curriculum for your future major.  Use this information to help map out an ideal schedule for yourself and ALWAYS have backup classes selected for courses that are already completely booked.  IF you haven’t decided on a major, no worries!  Take the time to pick solid Gen Ed classes that you can use with any future major you decide to pursue.

Best of luck as you make your final college decision and navigate your way through the final steps of the college process!

 

 

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Boone County High School Parents and Students – Important Information

@Boone_County Schools just posted this information on their Facebook page.  Thank you Boone County Schools for providing so many career pathway options for students! #Boone2020

Dear HS Parents and Students,
This is an important reminder regarding registering for our innovative district programs.

• Please follow your school’s individual instructions (Ryle, Conner, Boone, Cooper) to register for the programs below AND also preregister at the following website www.boonecountyearlycollege.com as soon as possible. (You may register for more than one program.). Some programs have limits on the number of students, so register ASAP.

• If you need assistance, please contact your school’s College and Career Pathways Coach (e-mails below). You could provide them the attached form as well.
Ryle HS: james.dematrakis1@boone.kyschools.us
Cooper HS: jennifer.warford@boone.kyschools.us
Boone Co HS: pam.hirn@boone.kyschools.us
Conner HS: sara.franxman@boone.kyschools.us

For additional information please email the district Early College Guidance Counselor at kate.dusing@boone.kyschools.us.

Transportation is provided.

College Credit Programs
1. Early College: 11-12 grade, ½ day, earn 24+ college credits each year, opportunity to earn Associate’s Degree in HS. You will be expected to be in at least three classes each semester. These classes are over by 10:35, giving time to complete the second half of the student’s day on the high school campus.
2. Logistics: up and coming NKY field, supply chain management, 11-12 grade, ½ day, dual credit. Morning sessions. Many firms also provide tuition reimbursement to traditional college students and offer a wage of $13-$17 an hour.
3. Engineering/Manufacturing: high-demand NKY field, leave HS making $50,000+, 11-12 grade, ½ day, dual credit
4. Fire/ EMT: 11-12 grade, ½ day, dual credit after 2 years leave HS making minimum of $35,000 with immediate employment and tuition reimbursement possible.
5. Pre-Nursing: 11-12 grade, ½ day, afternoon, on NKU’s campus

High School Programs
These programs are in high skill, high pay, high-growth fields. They currently do not reward college credit but some of the certifications count as such at limited post secondary schools.

1. School of Design: Interactive Media , 10-12 grade, ½ day, possibility dual credit and AP
2. School of Design: Cinematography, 10-12 grade, ½ day
3. Homebuilders/ Construction: 10-12 grade, ½ day, dual credit and/ or license credit
4. Robotics: credits through after-school and summer virtual classes and participation on district robotics teams

PBL School (Imagineering Academy) – This is a different high school experience.
PBL School (Imagineering Academy): for 9-11 grade, full day, hands-on projects, personalized learning, college and AP credits. Students are still able to participate in club activities and sports at their host schools. Currently we are not able to offer music classes in band or choir during the school day.

#EarlyCollege #DualCredit #PBL #CareerChoices

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Time to Recognize those Teachers who have made an impact on your life

The Florence Rotary Club is once again accepting nominations for their Teacher of the Year award.  Deadline to post-mark an application or submit it on-line is Wednesday, November 8th.  Please take the time to consider nominating a teacher who has made an impact on your’s or your student’s life.

A candidate for Rotary Teacher of the Year should be an exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable, and skilled teacher in any Boone County school, pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, who is planning to continue in an active teaching status.

To be eligible, your nominee must:

  • Be currently employed as a teacher in a public or private school in Boone County
  • Inspire students to learn
  • Have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
  • Play an active and useful role in the community, as well as, in the school
  • Be poised, articulate, and possesses the energy to withstand a taxing schedule
  • Exemplify the “Service above Self” standard in his or her professional and community environment
  • If the teacher has been previously nominated and was not the award winner they are still eligible to receive the award

Submit your nomination at:  rotaryaward.com

Awards Reception to be held Monday, April 24th, Noon, Florence Hilton

#FloRoTOY #TeacherImpact #RecognizeATeacher

 

 

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Still time to make your reservation for College and Career Information Night on 1/23

College and Career Information Night

There is still time to make your reservation for the College and Career Information Night to be held at Boone County High School on Monday, January 23rd from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Local CEO and Author Dan Bisig of College and Beyond will kick the evening off by talking about the Avoiding the Seven Costliest College Mistakes.  Parents will then choose two of four breakout sessions to attend.  The sessions are:

-Individual Learning Plan (ILP) – How this program can help with college and career searches
-ACT—Why is this test so important?
-Early College/Dual Enrollment—Learn to save thousands of dollars in college tuition starting in high school
-District Programs—Learn about all of the programs available in the @Boone_County School District

To help us plan adequate space for our attendees, kindly make a reservation at
https://goo.gl/forms/DYKZ9ytWx77Q6OT02
Walk-Ins Welcome

 

#BooneCounty #CareerExploration #Paying4college #Scholarships #FinancialAid #CEGP #Boone2020 #CollegeTips #ACT #ILP #EarlyCollege #DualEnrollment

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Local CEO & Author to Keynote College and Career Information Night for Middle School Families (Grades 5-9) in Boone County

College and Career Information Night

I am thrilled to be talking about Avoiding the Seven Costliest College Mistakes with families in Boone County at the College and Career Information Night on January 23, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Boone County High School.  All Boone County parents are welcome, not just those attending Boone County High School.  After my presentation, parents will be able to attend two of four breakout sessions:

-Individual Learning Plan (ILP) – HCollege and Career Information Nightow this program can help with college and career searches
-ACT—Why is this test so important?
-Early College/Dual Enrollment—Learn to save thousands of dollars in college tuition starting in high school
-District Programs—Learn about all of the programs available in the @Boone_County School District

To help us plan adequate space for our attendees, kindly make a reservation at
https://goo.gl/forms/DYKZ9ytWx77Q6OT02
Walk-Ins Welcome

 

#BooneCounty #CareerExploration #Paying4college #Scholarships #FinancialAid #CEGP #Boone2020 #CollegeTips #ACT #ILP #EarlyCollege #DualEnrollment

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