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College Night Program for Juniors & Parents - Click link for event details
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Crossbow Loft

Dear Juniors and Parents,

Please save the date for this semester's college night program for Juniors and parents on Thursday, February 15th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in the Crossbow loft. Given recent changes in the college admission landscape, including the persistence of test-optional policies, expanding roles of artificial Intelligence, and a fully digital SAT, this presentation will focus on relevant application strategies and context, offering families a range of resources and practical tips to use moving forward. Here is a list of agenda topics that will be covered:

Getting In: How and Why
- higher education and your goals
- college rankings, campus visits, and ROI

College Search Tips and Tools
- Naviance Student resources and benchmarks
- self-discovery assessments, résumé builder  
Application Process: Key Steps and Strategies
- College Kickstart and planning timeline
- your college list: finding balance and best matches
- EA/ED/RD options and "demonstrated interest" 
- The Common Application, UC, and other systems

- meeting college costs: financial aid/scholarships  
Admission Testing and Test Optional Policies
- SAT/ACT testing and AP exams, next steps

- What does "test optional" really mean?

- digital SAT testing and free customized test prep 
College Essay Writing
- personal statement topics and guidelines
- supplemental/college specific questions

- authentic student voices in the era of AI 

Q&A  

Copies of related handouts and Google slides will be available to everyone afterwards. I look forward to seeing you there and if you have any questions beforehand, please let me know.

All the best,

Robert Lamb | Director of College Counseling

Sage Ridge School

2515 Crossbow Court | Reno, NV 89511

Phone (775) 852-6222 Ext. 510

rlamb@sageridge.orgwww.sageridge.org

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