Fort Wayne Community Schools - College and Career Readiness

Community Programs

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.

Where Are We Located?

FWCS Family and Community Engagement Center

230 E. Douglas Ave. Fort Wayne, IN 46802

260.467.7250

Who Are We?

Shenita Piper, K-12 College and Career Readiness Manager, shenita.piper@fwcs.k12.in.us

Martin Murphy, K-12 College and Career Readiness Coordinator, martin.murphy@fwcs.k12.in.us

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

Northeast Indiana College Fair

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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Upcoming Opportunities

Middle School (7th & 8th grades) and High School College and Career Exploration Programs
Free Four-Week Program
Register by Friday, Feb. 10

High School Program, 9 a.m. - noon

Feb. 18, 2017: Confidence Building

  • Giving and Earning Respect
  • Identifying Strengths
  • Establishing What’s Important
  • Developing Personal Power

Feb. 25, 2017: Skills for School and Beyond

  • Identifying Your Learning Style
  • Managing Your Time
  • Reading, Listening and Note Taking
  • Writing Reports and Presenting to an Audience
  • Preparing for Tests and Exams
  • Managing Stress

March 4, 2017: Resolving Conflicts

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Uncovering Stereotypes
  • Managing Anger in Conflict Situations
  • Resolving Conflict

March 11, 2017: A Game Plan for College and Careers

  • Assessing Your Talents and Interests
  • Determining the Training and Education You Will Need
  • Choosing the Right College and Career
  • How to Succeed in College and in Your Career

Middle School Program, 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 18, 2017: Confidence Building

  • Giving and Earning Respect
  • Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Avoiding Stereotypes
  • Developing Personal Power

Feb. 25, 2017: Studying Effectively to Prepare for Your Future

  • Getting Organized
  • Following Instructions
  • Using Appropriate Resources
  • Taking Notes, Writing Reports and Taking Tests
  • Learning How You Learn Best

March 4, 2017: Resolving Conflicts

  • Understanding Conflicts
  • Identifying and Controlling Emotions in Conflicts
  • Using Communication Skills Effectively
  • Resolving Conflicts

March 11, 2017: Looking to The Future

  • Adapting to Change
  • Handling Peer Pressure
  • Presenting Your Best Self