A good part of the plan

Published 10:01 pm Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whether they are headed to college or headed directly into the workforce upon graduation, high school students should take advantage of every boost they can get in their academic careers.

Suffolk Public Schools and the Suffolk Education Foundation are looking to give students another one of those advantages on Saturday, during the fourth annual College and Career Readiness Fair, which will run from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King’s Fork Middle School.

The point of the event is to give students and their parents information that will help the students make the most of their high school years, help them position themselves to be able to exercise the best options upon graduation and then help them get ready for a successful transition, either to college or to a career.


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“We want students and parents to better understand the possibilities in high school and after graduation,” division spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said this week. “Families will then be better equipped to consider the options.”

The event will offer workshops designed to help students make good decisions about things like choosing high-demand careers, picking colleges and participating in Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement programs and honors classes. Participants will also learn some secrets to taking standardized tests and even about writing good resumes.

The event will feature representatives from nearly two dozen institutions of higher learning, along with military recruiters and exhibits by students at the Pruden Center.

If your children are in — or preparing to enter — high school, it will have already occurred to you that they will not be there forever. Considering that fact, it’s advisable that students and their parents make solid plans for what happens next.

The College and Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to get great advice regarding those plans. Make plans to attend.