Juniors at IDEAS Academy excitedly hopped onto the bus to visit Lakeland University for the Wisconsin Education Fair on Wednesday, September 28. The students were given a list of the nearly 100 colleges at the Fair and set loose to talk to representatives from and learn about colleges and other post-high school education opportunities in the Midwest area. The Fair helped students move farther along their path to college readiness and career plans. Students with no clue of what the future holds were granted inspiration that drove them to consider things they never had.
On the ride home, students talked animatedly about the colleges they liked, trading brochures, comparing and contrasting scholarship options, school sizes, and campus opportunities. After a quick reflection, the juniors were released back to their normal schedules, dreams and ideas about colleges they could attend running through their minds.