Lottery Application period is now open
The Regional School Choice Office would like to inform you that the 2014-2015 RSCO lottery application period is now open. Please visit RSCO's website at http://www.choiceeducation.org/ to explore school and program options and submit an online application.
Please call 860-713-6990 or visit RSCO's the website if you have any questions.
2013-2014 AAAC SCHOLARSHIPS / RESOURCES & INFORMATION
A college scholarship is a monetary award based on criteria given by the awarding party. It can be given on the basis of academic merit, athletic ability, financial need or other criteria specific to the group giving the award. Educational grants and scholarships are the best kind of financial aid, for one simple reason: it's free money. To make your journey to college a little easier, the African-American Affairs Commission has compiled a listing of available scholarships and information to assist you with your search. In this booklet you will find a brief description of each scholarship. Each scholarship contains contact information and/or links that will direct you to the actual scholarship. Click on the scholarship link provided or cut and paste the website address into your browser.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS / RESOURCES & INFORMATION
Financial Aid for Minority Students
This comprehensive scholarship list includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic.
Job Corps Accepting New Applications
Job Corp is now accepting applications for those between ages 16 and 24. Job Corps is a federal career training and education program with both residential and non-residential slots. This employment support program for low-income youth is an important stepping stone to preventing homelessness for this vulnerable population. Read the full press release. Click here to learn more about the Job Corps program.
Visit Common Core State Standards Initiative for more information
It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
Teachers, parents and community leaders have all weighed in to help create the Common Core State Standards. The standards clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. This will allow our teachers to be better equipped to know exactly what they need to help students learn and establish individualized benchmarks for them. The Common Core State Standards focus on core conceptual understandings and procedures starting in the early grades, thus enabling teachers to take the time needed to teach core concepts and procedures well-and to give students the opportunity to master them.
With students, parents and teachers all on the same page and working together for shared goals, we can ensure that students make progress each year and graduate from school prepared to succeed in college and in a modern workforce.
45 states and 3 territories have formally adopted the Common Core State Standards, Connecticut being one of them.
National PTA - everychld.onevoice
CT News Release
English Language Arts Standards
CONNECTING STUDENTS TO
COLLEGE SUCCESS AND OPPORTUNITY
College Board promotes excellence and equity in education through programs for K-12 and higher education institutions, and by providing students a path to college opportunities, including financial support and scholarships. Also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, schools and colleges.
College Board is committed to increasing the number of students who earn a college degree and are prepared to succeed in the 21st century. College Board works with middle schools, high schools, community colleges, four-year colleges, policymakers and state education agencies to achieve this mission. Visit College Board by clicking on the link below for more information.
HBCU - BENEFITS . . .
Connecticut Colleges and Universities
Offering courses in African-American studies
Courses in African-American Studies
Harvard University Announcement
No Tuition No Student Loans !
Harvard University announced that students from low-income families will not have to pay tuition. In making the announcement, former Harvard University President, Lawrence H. Summers stated, "When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution."
If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. Students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans!
To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.