Higher Education

The National High School Graduation Campaign  is requesting students to enroll in higher education to help prepare them for the demands of the 21st century knowledge base economy.

Where over 70% of the well-paid jobs will require a minimum of a high school diploma, some college or job-skill certification training.

There are opportunities available for students, families and high schools to take advantage of. In the coming months, NJMED will work tirelessly to provide you with the most updated information, to achieve your goals, and prepare you for success in the 21st century.

Here’s a list of programs, services, and resources for this upcoming year:

PROGRAMS

Reach Higher

The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady’s  (Michelle Obama) effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year College or university.

The Reach Higher initiative will help make sure all students understand what they need to complete their education, including:

Exposing students to college and career opportunities

Understanding financial aid eligibility that can make college affordability a reality

Encouraging academic planning and summer learning opportunities

Supporting high school counselors who can help more kids get into college

Learn more here https://www.whitehouse.gov/reach-higher#section-get-involved

 

Goal 2025

Goal 2025 brings together organizations that are committed to making attainment America’s cause — especially for low-income students, students of color, first-generation students and adult learners. Goal 2025’s mission is to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, credentials and certificates to 60% by the year 2025. 

Goal 2025 offers:

Share and earn recognition for your ideas and solutions.

Network with others who are helping students succeed.

Grow by learning from others and letting others learn from you.

Move education attainment rates to 60% by 2025.

For more information visit http://www.luminafoundation.org/our-work 

 

SERVICES

CollegeEase

CollegEase leads students and parents through a customized college selection and admissions process using a supported step-by-step approach called the Guided Path. This well-defined approach provides peace of mind, the opportunity to enjoy this exciting time and the highest likelihood for success in college. College not only establishes an academic foundation, but also cultivates a student’s passion, growth and enjoyment. CollegEase focuses on identifying a good college match and fit by understanding both the schools and the student. CollegEase advises and facilitates the development of outstanding applications that accurately portray the student.

Learn more here http://www.collegeease.net/

 

RESOURCES

The American Educational Guidance Center

The American Educational Guidance Center is a team of veteran professional educators who can familiarize you with basic financial aid terms, give you links to more than 60 free college scholarship search sites, and provide you with all the information you will need to navigate the college selection and financial aid processes successfully.

Whether you are a college-bound high school student, a parent, a college student thinking about graduate school, a working adult investigating online colleges, or an educator trying to counsel a student, there website can help.

You can visit their site for more information http://www.college-scholarships.com/

Community College Review

The Community College Review is a website that provides an in depth look at choosing the right community college. They cover the reasons why community college is a good choice and the best steps to take when making your decision. Find tips and resources to aid in your search for the perfect school.

For more information about their programs and resources, visit http://www.communitycollegereview.com/

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