Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the week of November 12-16, 2012 as the second annual Minnesota College Application Week. During the week, schools across Minnesota and the nation raised awareness about the importance of post-secondary education. (read more)
This year South Education Center Alternative (SECA) participated in College Application Week for the first time. Throughout the week, potential graduates met with School Counselor Melissa Winship to research colleges and careers. All SECA students participated in a college fair on Tuesday, November 13th. Representatives from The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Normandale Community College, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Augsburg College, Hennepin Technical College, Empire Beauty School, and Minnesota College of Art and Design spoke to students about college admissions, college life and programs of study at their colleges.
The Jeremiah Program also spoke to the students. The Jeremiah approach uniquely prepares women to succeed in the workforce, gets their children ready to succeed in school and helps end the need for public assistance in families.
During the week, 15 SECA students completed 38 college applications to schools ranging from Minneapolis Community and Technical College, to St. Cloud State, to Augsburg College.
Senior Tony Brennan said, “The college fair gave me the opportunity to look into colleges that I never would have thought about attending before.” See more Minnesota College Application Week resources. Collapse this story