Fort Wayne Community Schools - College and Career Readiness

Fort Wayne Community Schools - College and Career Readiness

The K-12 College and Career Readiness program supports all FWCS students in establishing and pursuing college and career goals. Students are encouraged to aim high and reach their fullest potential in whatever path they choose.

College and Career Readiness Program adds SPICE to the lives of students and families:

  • Support each student to achieve his/her college and career goals;
  • Prepare students to embrace curricular and co-curricular opportunities and challenges;
  • Inspire students to succeed inside and outside the classroom;
  • Challenge students to reach their potential and live with purpose; and
  • Equip students and the families with the proper resources in order for students to pursue college or a career upon graduating from high school.

See where the Class of 2018 is heading

State Graduation Initiatives

There are many changes being made in Indiana regarding Graduation Pathways and the high school diploma. Check out our resource page on these issues to learn more.

Where Are We Located?

FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

230 E. Douglas Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Who Are We?

Shenita Bolton , K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager

Martin Murphy , K-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator

Neal Davis , K-12 College and Career Readiness/GEAR UP Coordinator

Kyle Bond , K-12 College and Career Readiness Family and Support Liaison

Angela Benge , GEAR UP Student Advisor

Ashton Mossberger , GEAR UP Student Advisor

Leonel Pech , GEAR UP Student Advisor

Karen Kill , GEAR UP Budget Secretary

FAFSA Completion Days at FACE.

What Do We Offer?

  • College and Career Resource Area
  • Individualized College and Career Planning
  • High School College and Career Prep Programs
  • Middle School College and Career Exploration Programs
  • K-5 College and Career Exploration Program
  • Twenty-First Century Scholars
  • Parent University
  • FAFSA Completion Awareness Program
  • College Visits
  • College Fairs
  • Summer Career Internships/Externships
  • College and Career Readiness Community Outreach

Upcoming Opportunities

The College and Career Readiness team is offering a four-week College and Career Exploration Program on four consecutive Saturdays at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave.
Weekly Topics Include:

ELEMENTARY Grades 3-5 – 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

  • Saturday, October 19 – Being Responsible
  • Saturday, October 26 – Good Citizenship
  • Saturday, November 9 – Cooperation and Teamwork
  • Saturday, November 16 – Perseverance and Personal Best

MIDDLE SCHOOL Grades 6-8 – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 19 – Inspiration for the Future
  • Saturday, October 26 – Determination of Goals
  • Saturday, November 9 –College Visit (Earlham College - Richmond, Indiana)
  • Saturday, November 16 – Strategies for Success