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March 20, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente

UW-Sheboygan rep informs juniors about the school and UW System

UW-Sheboygan High School Relations and Recruitment Coordinator Elisa Carr spoke to IDEAS Academy juniors Wednesday, March 18, to share information about the University and the UW System.

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Juniors and interested sophomores and seniors learned about when and how to apply, expectations for the Personal Statement and the importance of a rigorous senior year. Four key steps were outlined for students to follow, beginning now.

  1. Research schools and visit campuses to find a good fit.

  2. Discuss finances with family and be prepared to complete the FAFSA application senior year.

  3. Acquire letters of application.

  4. Keep taking challenging courses.

Carr described advantages to attending UW-Sheboygan as a starter school, citing starter programs for over 250 majors, cost savings, advisor assistance, the ability to transfer credits and the value of acquiring an Associates Degree before entering the workforce or continuing study. The University offers collaborative B.A. programs in Nursing and Education through UW-Oshkosh and Mechanical and Electrical engineering through UW-Platteville; students can complete these degrees entirely at the Sheboygan campus, according to Carr.

A final activity had students collaborate and compete in a scavenger hunt to find specific information about five other UW campuses. Of the 26 schools, 13 are 2-year colleges and 13 are 4-year. Students compared enrollments, admissions deadlines, locations and other information to expand their knowledge of what is available to them.

Carr also handles Youth Options and Course Options, early college programs for high school seniors. Several students have already met with her to prepare for these additions to their senior year.

The UW-Sheboygan Web site can be found at http://sheboygan.uwc.edu/.

IDEAS juniors will visit UW-Madison and Madison Media Institute on April 15.

Mosaic 8th Graders will tour UW-Sheboygan in the morning on April 29.

Our College Readiness Program strives to provide all of our students with information about and experiences with college options so they can make good decisions about their futures.

Photo for this post by Étude Studios student intern, Skye Klotz.

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March 1, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente

Older students spring ahead with college preparations

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February and March are coming alive with college plans for juniors and seniors.

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February 10, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente, College Readiness Coordinator

Visit to LTC Discovery Day extends beyond the fieldtrip

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Nineteen IDEAS Academy juniors attended LTC Discovery Day this morning to focus on specific career areas and learn what Lakeshore Area Technical College offers. Three seniors and one sophomore also participated.

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January 26, 2015
by: Kyle Whelton, Class of 2011

Alumni Feature : Kyle Whelton, Class of 2011

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TEG-Student-KyleWhelton In June of 2011, after four incredible years at etude, I graduated in the first generation of students to attend what would become IDEAS for the entire tenure of my high school career. When I walked the bowl in June, I had a plan for the next five to ten years of my life. I was going to attend Marquette University for my undergraduate education, go on to law school, and then practice somewhere in Wisconsin. Fast-forward 3 years to March of 2014. I was a junior at Marquette University on track to graduate with a 4.0, running for Student Government President, and studying for the LSAT in preparation for the grueling process of applying to law school. But instead of worrying about taking the LSAT, one of the most notoriously hard graduate school entrance exams, I had a paralyzing anxiety of the idea of attending law school.

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January 16, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente

FAFSA is focus of Senior Institute Tuesday

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Senior Institute January 20, during Advisory, will focus on FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Seniors will set up their individual accounts and make a list of information they will need from parents.

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January 7, 2015
by: Tad Phippen Wente, College Readiness Coordinator

Happy Alumni Day!

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Happy Alumni Day!

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December 4, 2014
by: Tad Phippen Wente

Creative writers take first place awards at Whitewater

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The final event at the UW-Whitewater High School Creative Writing Festival is the Awards Ceremony.

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September 9, 2014
by: Tad Wente

Senior Parent Night, Monday, Sept. 15, offers overview of College Readiness Program

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All seniors will graduate qualified for a post-secondary program of their choice.

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