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BHS offers College Summit program

Aug. 16, 2013 @ 08:40 PM

BUFFALO — Along with a new school building and New Tech curriculum offered by only one other high school in the state, Buffalo High School has another impressive feature to offer its students as they return to the classroom this year: the College Summit program.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Buffalo High School this year,” Jon Charles, executive director of College Summit West Virginia, said in a news release. “This school has made great strides to enhance the quality of education in our state, and it’s only fitting that they now incorporate a college and career readiness program into their mix.”

College Summit is a national nonprofit that partners with educators, parents and community leaders to create “a school culture of expectations — a culture in which all students are prepared to succeed in college, career and technical training, military or whatever path best fits their postsecondary goals,” according to the news release. Through in-class instruction and an online portfolio, College Summit students in grades 9 through 12 navigate the important milestones that it takes to prepare for life after high school.

Buffalo is one of 12 schools to offer College Summit this year. Students will receive one hour of instructional time per week in the College Summit curriculum.

During the summer, five incoming seniors from Buffalo attended a four-day College Summit workshop on the campus of WVU Tech to become peer leaders. They will help their fellow students as they take steps to develop their post-secondary plans.

“The College Summit workshop was the best four days of my summer,” Maggie Parsons, Buffalo High School senior and College Summit peer leader, said in the news release. “I learned so many helpful tips to jump start me on my college career, and I met so many friends throughout the state that I will keep in touch with.”

For more information about College Summit, visit www.collegesummit.org/regions/west-virginia or email Megan Hannah at mhannah@collegesummit.org.