Entering the College Zone coming up in April
ALBANY, N.Y. (March
27, 2018) -- The City School District of Albany once again is partnering
with the Albany affiliate of the Black Child Development Institute
to provide an opportunity for students to attend Entering the College Zone
at Hudson Valley Community College.
The event will be held Saturday, April 28 from 9
a.m. until 3 p.m. The theme of this year’s Entering the College Zone
event is “Transformation through Collaboration.” The
district will provide free bus transportation
to and from the event, with pickup and dropoff
locations at several schools throughout the district.
Entering the College Zone is a pre-college
program designed for students in grades 7-12 (and their parents and
guardians) who might not otherwise know or believe that college can be
in their future. The program communicates that early and sustained
preparation is the key to attending and succeeding in college.
During the event, students and their parents and
guardians will take part in programs such as “Financing Your Way through
the College Zone,” “Accessing College Information by Computer” and
“Creating a High School Plan with an Eye Toward College.”
Additionally, students will participate in a
session entitled “Basic Tips from High School and College Students.”
There will be a Role Model Luncheon and Keynote Speaker.
During the luncheon attendees will have the opportunity to hear
from a variety of professionals who have succeeded in college and their
If you would like to participate, please
download and complete the registration/permission form and email it to
no later than Friday, April 13.
You also can mail the completed form to
BCDI-Albany, PO Box 232, Glenmont, NY 12077, or return it to your
child’s guidance counselor or home school coordinator at school.
If you have additional questions, please contact
Barry Walston at (518) 441-9877. You can check out the Black Child
Development Institute’s Albany affiliate on Facebook
he mission of
the City School District of Albany is
to work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every
learner in a robust educational program designed to provide the
knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
about 9,600 students in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In
addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet
schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities
for students, including four themed academies
at Albany High School.