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Hartford Schools to Kick Off College Month

HARTFORD — Hartford Public Schools on Monday will launch a month-long series a month-long series of events designed to help students and families eliminate real or perceived barriers to a college education.

The ceremony will be the first of many activities in October as part of “College and Career Awareness Month.” and is scheduled to begin at 10: 30 a.m. in  Trinity College’s Vernon Social Center at 114 Vernon Street in Hartford.

School officials said the objective of these events is to help make parents and students mindful that being well prepared to attend college is the ultimate goal of an education at the district.

Officials of local area colleges and universities and recent graduates of Hartford Public Schools, who are now attending college, will join Superintendent Christina Kishimoto and other officials, including James F. Jones, Jr., President of Trinity College and member of the Board of Directors of the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education; Mark Scheinberg, President of Goodwin College; Kathy A. Butler, Ph. D., Dean of the School of Education at St. Joseph College; Carl R. Lovitt, Ph. D., Provost of Central Connecticut State University; Hartford Public School alumni; and students from throughout the Hartford portfolio of schools.

The centerpieces of “College and Career Awareness Month” will be the district’s administration of the PSAT and SAT college entrance examinations on Oct. 17th.

The schedule of events will also include a district-wide display board contest; screenings of the film documentary “First Generation” about students who are the first in their families to attend college and a financial literacy workshop to teach parents how to access free grants and scholarships.

For a list of events, throughout  October, please click this: Schedule of Events during College and Career Awareness Month.


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