Students will use this information to decide which school they like best. Then they'll create a poster about that school and write an essay about what makes that school great. These posters and essays will be displayed at our "Third Floor College Fair" later in the spring. The college fair is lots of fun because all students get to show off their posters and we have judges evaluating and lots and lots of prizes donated by colleges from around the country.
Our goal is to give students a little taste of what college is all about. We want to get them familiar with the vocabulary, the options, and all the great things about college and college life. They are at University Prep Academy after all. This is a project that will benefit all of them.
In early April we'll be bringing the concept to life with a field trip to the University of Michigan, where we'll be touring the campus, eating in the dormitory, talking to students and much more.
I'll be keeping you posted as we go along. All the letters will be in the mail by the end of the week, and students should begin hearing back from them very soon. Ask them how this project is going; it tends to be one of students' favorites, especially once they start getting mail!