‘Life after High School’ coming to Maconaquah High School

Miami County high school students, parents invited to learn about their options

PERU, Ind. — All Miami County high school students and their parents are invited to “Life after High School,” an opportunity to learn more about the options available for next steps after graduation and set for Oct. 22 at Maconaquah High School. Sponsors include Ivy Tech Community College, Maconaquah High School and the Miami County Economic Development Authority.

The program is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. and will include break-out sessions for both college-bound and career-bound students, along with opportunities to ask questions. Refreshments will be served. Representatives of Ivy Tech, Indiana University Kokomo and Trine University will be on hand to talk with students.

“Our goal is to engage and inform parents and students of Miami County high schools on the options available after completing high school,” said Theresa Murphy, executive director of Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site. “Whether students are planning to attend college or to immediately enter the workforce, this evening is designed to provide insight, information, and ‘lessons learned’ to make the transition easier.”

Chad Carlson, principal of Maconaquah High School, encouraged area high school students to participate. “With so many options out there, students approaching graduation may feel a little overwhelmed,” he said. “Getting additional information and perspective on ‘what’s out there’ can certainly help students and families going through the decision-making process.”

Break-out topics include:

  • For college-bound students:
    • Overview of financial aid/scholarship opportunities
    • Regional post-secondary opportunities/dual-credit transfers
    • Lessons learned – a parent and student panel discussion
  • For non-college-bound students:
    • Regional certifications
    • Regional employer panel on top job opportunities
    • Vocational/tech school and military opportunities

For more information, call the Ivy Tech Peru Instructional Site at 765-473-7281, ext. 301 or 314.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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