NISD celebrates "Education: Go Get It" Week

October 1, 2010

Northside ISD will observe "Education: Go Get It" the week of Oct. 4-8 with several initiatives that will educate middle and high school students about the importance of higher education.

All school districts and charter schools in Texas are required by state law to designate one week per school year as "Education: Go Get It" Week.

All middle and high schools across the District will host at least one public speaker this week to talk to students about the importance of pursuing a higher education.

In addition, schools will provide comprehensive, grade-appropriate information regarding available higher education options; standard admissions requirements and information on the Top Ten Percent Program; curriculum, GPA, and test requirements; and financial aid.

During the week, NISD counselors, high school GO-Center technicians, and teachers will highlight the importance of higher education by:

  • Highlighting college and career information
  • Building awareness about going to college, including many great resources in San Antonio such as the new Café College that just opened Monday in the downtown area at 131 El Paso St.
  • Providing presentations that help students plan for college and understand the basics of admissions and financial aid
  • Engaging in activities related to the NISD/Alamo Colleges "College Connection" program
  • Welcoming speakers from local colleges and universities to share information and answer questions

"A great education is transformational, and we build the steps everyday through careful goal-setting and hard work," said Deborah Healy, Director of Guidance and Counseling for NISD.

"Our school district staff and city leaders have made a sincere and enduring commitment to guide our children and teens toward college awareness and readiness," Healy added. "I hope our students and parents take advantage of the many resources now available to them to help them move toward getting ready for college and beyond."

For more information about preparing, applying, and paying for college, call the campus guidance office or visit the College for All Texans website.