On Thursday evening, Nov. 17, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Westfield High School will host more than 140 colleges and universities at its annual College Night. This event gives students and their parents an opportunity to gather information about colleges and universities nationwide. The college representatives will be in Westfield High School’s Varsity Gym, Gym 5 and Cafeteria B. A list of colleges and universities that will be in attendance is posted on the Department of Counseling Services’ website and will be updated closer to the event.
Hosted for many years by Westfield High School’s Department of Counseling Services, College Night offers a forum for students and parents to talk one-on-one with representatives from colleges and universities. The department works diligently to provide students access to an array of post-secondary options.
The previous night, on Nov. 16, the Special Services Department and the Westfield High School Counseling Department will hold an informative panel on college planning for students with IEP’s (Individual Education Plans) and 504 plans. It will be held in Cafeteria B at Westfield High School from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The goal of this program is to bring together educational professionals who will discuss how to plan for college during the high school years, how to search for a college that fits the student’s needs, strategies for students and parents in the selection of a college, and how to work with a college office of disabilities program.
Both programs are free and all are invited to attend.