APS hosts college night

ALPENA – Alpena Public Schools is hosting a college night on Sept. 24 for all area high school students and their parents. There will be approximately 50 representatives from colleges, vocational schools, the military and local agencies available to answer questions and explain their programs.

“It’s a chance for students to interact with and gather information on universities and colleges,” APS Parent Coordinator Lee Fitzpatrick said. “It really helps to expose the students to what individual colleges have to offer.”

Rob Roose from Alpena Community College will be holding two financial aid sessions in the high school library with one at 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

“College night is a very important night for college-bound juniors, seniors and their parents. Sophomores and freshmen are also welcome to attend the event,” Fitzpatrick said. “A college fair can be an important first step in the college selection process, especially if the student follows up with campus visits to the schools of interest.”

Fitzpatrick encourages parents and students to attend and browse the different schools to get an idea of what they are interested in.

“We’re very geographically isolated here, and this will help the students to find out what the schools are like,” he said. “It’s a convenient way to touch base with the different schools without having to travel to each one.”

The event takes 6:30-8 p.m. in the high school gym.

Nicole Grulke can be reached via email at ngrulke@thealpenanews.com or by phone at 358-5687. Follow Nicole on Twitter @ng_alpenanews.