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TWU Hosts Choice College for Dallas ISD High School Seniors
DENTON — Forty Dallas Independent School District high school seniors
will learn that college is an option for them when they spend four days at Texas
Woman’s University this summer as part of the Choice College program.
The academically mid-tier and economically challenged students, from North
Dallas, Adamson, Madison, Pinkston and Lincoln high schools, will take part
of the residential camp July 31-Aug. 3. “Choice College is designed to
encourage and empower all students to make a choice to pursue higher education
opportunities and secure a better future,” said Cynthia A. González,
founder of Garland-based Choice College Inc.
During their stay at TWU, the seniors will receive first-hand exposure to the
college experience, complete the Texas common college application, learn about
financial aid and scholarship resources available, meet with counselors, receive
leadership training and, under the guidance of writing coaches, hone their writing
skills by telling their personal stories.
Also by the end of the camp, each senior will have applied for a minimum of
Two teachers from each of the participating high schools also will attend the
program and receive training so they can continue to work with the seniors throughout
the school year and encourage other students to choose college.
The program also gets the students’ parents involved in their higher education
pursuits. “The parental component trains and equips parents with the tools
for the journey to college with their children,” Ms. González added.
Before founding Choice College, Ms. González, a retired executive from
AT&T, served as executive director of College Summit, a similar program.
Editor: Photo and interview opportunities will be available with students
participating in Choice College and program officials.
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