Insight into the final year of high school was available to incoming high school seniors this month when St. Charles Parish Public Schools held its third annual Senior Summer Transition Institute.
Dr. Alice Cryer-Sumler, curriculum specialist and student support for the district, said the mission of the event was to empower SCPPS rising seniors with a smooth transition to their senior year, high school graduation and post-secondary years.
“Events like our Senior Summer Transition Institute are important to support our rising seniors with resources, focusing on college options – both two year colleges and four year colleges – financial aid resources like LOSFA, career pathways including the military and other career opportunities and self-care strategies for goal-setting and time management to prepare our students for their senior year and beyond,” she said.
The institute was held July 15 at the River Parishes Community College United Way campus in Boutte. It included guest speakers and featured breakout sessions on financial aid, financial planning, career pathways and college readiness.