College Application Campaigns are Underway

Postsecondary Readiness
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Across the RISE Network, we want all students to realize and achieve their full potential. While we are busy working with freshmen around the importance of staying on-track to promote on-time to sophomore year, educators are also connecting with seniors to ensure students are developing and pursuing meaningful plans for college and careers after they graduate high school. Check out the many ways teachers and counselors are supporting postsecondary success!

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  • Platt and Maloney High Schools in Meriden recently participated in the national #WhyApply social media campaign to officially kick off their college application campaigns. Counselors are also meeting with seniors in small groups based on their postsecondary plans to attend college, join the workforce, enter a trade program, or enlist in the military. Learn more about this and other strategies in the RISE College Application and FAFSA Campaigns Strategy Guide.
  • Mr. Battaglia at Hartford High is keeping students organized and building a visible college-going culture through his college application checklist bulletin board.
  • Ms. Wathen at Middletown High is also building a strong college culture through her terrific bulletin boards, and she recently took students on virtual campus tours using VR goggles.
  • Mr. Washington at Brien McMahon organized a field trip for 50 students to attend a free college fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities on November 16th in New York. Learn more at