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Ada High School holds post-secondary and financial aid meetings Jan. 22

Two meetings of importance are scheduled on Wednesday, Jan. 22, for students, and parents of students planning to enroll in college after high school graduation, according to Erinn Prater, Ada High School guidance counselor. For additional information, contact Prater at 419- 634-3086.

• 6 p.m. - Post-secondardy enrollment meeting
• 7 p.m. - College financial aid meeting

Post Secondary Enrollment Options/Credit Flexibility meeting

A postsecondary enrollment options and credit flexibility meeting is at 6 p.m. in the media center. It is open to parents and students attending Ada High School. The meeting will focus on post secondary enrollment options program mandated by Senate Bill 140.

The law allows high school students to enroll in college courses while enrolled in high school, if the student meets eligibility requirements set by the college or university.

Students may enroll during the school day or in the evening, but are not permitted to enroll for summer classes. If the student chooses to use the credit toward high school graduation, the cost of tuition, books, and fees will be paid by the high school.

In considering this option for next school year, students must evaluate academic records and career goals. Students must also consider credit requirements for high school graduation, consequences of failing a college course, scheduling, travel time, athletic eligibility and other factors.

There are many advantages and disadvantages to the program. Students and parents are also invited to learn more about Credit Flexibility procedures and guidelines pursuant to Senate Bill 311.

This program enables students to earn units of high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency, instead of or in combination with completing hours of classroom instruction. 

Financial aid presentation meeting

Ada High School will hold its annual financial aid presentation for students, parents and community members at 7 p.m., in the Ada school media center.

A representative from Ohio Northern University will provide information that is applicable to all colleges and universities.

Topics to be discussed will be completing the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, sources for aid, and specific concerns of those attending. The meeting is open to the public.