It was a day of learning and discovery for nearly 100 North East ISD high school students in the Achieve program, as they spent a day at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) learning about life at a university. Students from all seven traditional high schools attended the Achieve conference at UTSA on March 3. The conference, planned and implemented by NEISD STAN (Student Teacher Assistance Network) Intervention counselors, offered students the opportunity to establish connections and to experience a day in the life of a college student.
Students heard from Roosevelt High School’s Career and College Advisor Mason Walker, as he discussed the advantages of starting with a two-year college degree. In addition, he spoke about what it takes to get in a two year and the pitfalls of approaching a two-year program. The second half of the event was centered on a tour of the UTSA campus. Students took in the college experience and learned about the significance of campus involvement, class scheduling, time management and helpful resources to help choose classes and professors.
The day was a success due to the Leadership Development & Safe and Drug Free Schools Department, Achieve Coordinators, the high school STAN counselors, UTSA representatives, and the wonderful students in the Achieve program.
Posted on 03/07/2017