On November 11, nearly 350 parents and students gathered to find the answer at “The Future is Now: What are Colleges Looking For?” at the Loudoun County Public Schools’ (LCPS) administration building. The presentation, one of the most popular of the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP), enjoyed record attendance.
Loudoun Campus’ High School Outreach Coordinator Cathy Hall was invited to present an overview of NOVA to attendees. With her usual energy and enthusiasm, Hall highlighted the benefits of being a student at NOVA, sharing information about degree programs, how students get started, integral support teams and services, financial aid, student life, guaranteed admission agreements and the overall value and advantage of coming to NOVA. In addition, speakers included Dr. Charlotte Klaar, Klaar College Consulting; Carrie Simms, principal, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School; Jennifer Calderone, seventh grade counselor, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School; Sue Simpson, programs and career readiness counselor, J. Michael Lunsford Middle School; Rachel Sepelyak, assistant director for volunteer and visit programs, Shenandoah University; and Maura Walsh-Copeland, LCPS parent.
College prep informational programming in Loudoun County is clearly popular and NOVA is poised and excited to be active in the planning and implementation.