Navigating the transition: OCDE to offer high school to college workshop

Students often say they want to know what college is really like from other students, and parents want to know what to expect for their child from other parents. Now OCDE will offer that chance to both groups.

Designed for students and parents to help address the concerns about going to college, the Orange County Department of Education will offer a “Transitioning to College” workshop on Tuesday, May 17 at the department’s Building D conference center.Flyer-2016Transitioning-to-College-English

High school students will hear from a student panel about the expectations of higher education and the pitfalls to avoid, followed by sessions on money management and planning for academic success.

For parents and guardians, the workshop will feature a parent panel and address a number of important topics, including how to support your child and yourself through the transition, discussions on the cost of college and lessons on nurturing today’s students to become happy and healthy adults.

The cost to attend the workshop is $15 per person, which includes dinner beginning at 5 p.m. The sessions for students and adults will run from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

And don’t let finances stop you from attending this valuable workshop. Scholarships covering the cost of the workshop are available.

To register, click here. For more information, including scholarship information, please contact OCDE’s Myrtice Salmond at or 714-966-4423.