Workshop aims to help teens and families transition from high school to college

Educators and parents know high school students must be academically ready for college. But are they socially, emotionally and financially ready too?

To help students and their families plan for the next step on their academic paths, the Orange County Department of Education will offer a “Transitioning to College” workshop on Wednesday, May 20 at the OCDE’s conference center in Costa Mesa.Transition to College workshop flyer

Teens 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 “Transitioning to College” is $15 per person, and it includes dinner, which will be served at 5 p.m. The sessions for students and adults will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., though attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

To register, click here. And don’t let finances stop you from attending. Scholarships covering the cost of the workshop are available by contacting OCDE’s Myrtice Rowe at or 714-966-4423.