To increase student awareness of the possibilities that exist after graduation, more than 60 college and university representatives are traveling to Broken Arrow High School for the annual College Fair taking place in the grand lobby on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
“The BAHS College Fair is the ideal opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of colleges and universities,” said Kristin Carr, Lead College and Career Counselor at Broken Arrow High School. “Knowledge about the numerous options available for post-secondary educational options aids students in making the best choice for their future.”
Higher education schools from across the country will offer free advice and academic guidance to Broken Arrow students and parents of any grade. These schools include The University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University, Princeton University, West Point, The University of Arkansas, Tulsa Community College, The University of Tulsa and many others. Click here to view a list of college invitees.
This year, Oklahoma college fairs are automated, so in order for students to have more time to speak with college representatives, they can print a bar code with personal contact information embedded. The colleges will scan the bar code at the college fair and send additional information at a later date. While this is optional, it saves parents and students time.
How does the process work? The following seven steps are all the students need to do to register.
For more information about the College Fair, please contact Broken Arrow High School’s College and Career Readiness Center at 918-259-4310 x4750.
This year, the district implemented eSchoolPlus, a new student management system. As part of that system, parents will have a new parent portal known as Home Access Center. The eSchoolPlus Home Access Center (HAC) is replacing ParentConnect and keeps parents in the loop online and through a mobile app with access to grades, assignments, attendance and more. HAC will also allow parents to update their own contact information for easy, two-way communication with the district and school sites.
Currently, technology is working on additional features to enhance the experience parents will have when using HAC and we anticipate parents will be able to utilize HAC after Fall Break. We realize that parents are anxious to access their student’s grades, assignments and other information so they can help their student have a successful year – and we understand and appreciate that concern.
In an effort to keep parents informed in the meantime, if a student falls below a C average, does not progress as expected, or if there are any other academic/behavioral concerns, teachers will contact parents directly through phone or email. Additionally, to keep parents informed of a student’s attendance, daily autocalls will continue to go out if a student has an unreported absence. If parents have specific concerns they would like to address, we encourage them to contact their student’s teacher.
Parents took the first step to using Home Access Center this summer by completing the Student Information Form online. Following Fall Break, information will be sent to the email address provided on the Student Information Form for the primary parent or guardian directing them to the Home Access Center page on the district website and providing instructions to complete registration.
Thank you for your patience and partnership. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s school site.
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