High schools host college application events

In 80 high schools across the state, this week is College Application Week.

The idea is to encourage high school seniors to apply to at least one public or private college or university. So at the participating schools, seniors will be able to work with school staff and volunteers to fill out their paperwork.

“Helping our students go-on to college really is a group effort between the high schools, families and our public colleges and universities,” State Board of Education President Linda Clark said in a news release.  “Each year, we have helped more and more students, and I anticipate that again this year, we will help thousands of Idaho students take that next step to pursue a higher education degree or certificate.”

This is the fifth year the State Board has sponsored College Application Week. During last year’s events, 8,716 seniors submitted 13,397 applications.

For more college application information, go to the State Board’s NextSteps.Idaho website.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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