My College Game Plan Workshops

Who: 8th, 9th & 10th grade students/families

What: Grade-specific college preparatory programs by arrangement

Where: Emily’s Lake Forest Park Home Office

Cost: $250 per family (group rate) OR hourly rate $150/hr. for individual family meetings.  Cost includes materials.

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To enroll: Contact Emily Gallagher at (206) 364-1995 or email at  info@mycollegegameplan.com.

What are the My College Game Plan Workshops?

My College Game Plan Workshops (MCGP) are designed to provide valuable information and activities that will help your family create a clear, cohesive road map to and beyond college acceptance – it is not just about “getting in.”  Conducted with small groups of families at similar stages of the high school and college application timeline, MCGP Workshops provide timely, expert guidance in developing plans for high school, college, and beyond.  In the seemingly high-stakes college application environment, participants exit the workshop more informed of their educational options and less anxious about their future.  The arrival of the high school years and the college application process can be intimidating for students and parents alike.  It doesn’t have to be!  With a MCGP Workshop, you will have access to the best strategies to formulate a successful high school and college pathway.

How do I schedule a workshop?  Workshops may be conducted in groups or with individual families. Contact Emily to arrange a group or individual workshop at Emily’s home office. Clients choose their modules of emphasis, listed below, for their workshop:

Workshop Modules:

  • Goal Setting
  • Playing Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Using the Internet (College Research Tools)
  • Study Skills & Learning Assessments
  • The College Search
  • Majors and Careers
  • Enrichment (Summer Plans)
  • The Resume/Activities Sheet
  • The Essay/Personal Statement
  • High School course selection (parsing honors/AP/IB/grades)
  • The College Application Process
  • Demonstrating Interest
  • Standardized Testing
  • Writing (See also “Summer Writing Diagnostics & Workout”)

8th Grade My College Game Plan (group rate $100 per family — includes books/materials):  

Structure: One 90 minute group session ideally held prior to high school course sign-ups in the spring of the 8th grade year.

Recommended modules: Goal Setting, Study Skills and Learning Assessments, Enrichment, & High School course selection (parsing honors/AP/IB/grades), Using the Internet

Materials:  Cost of materials is included — $50 — in workshop price unless otherwise noted.

1.  21 To Do Lists for High School: Step by Step Strategies for 9th-12th, Pierce

2.  How to be a High School Superstar/Newport

3.  Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, Miseducated Students/Clark Pope

4.  Teach Your Children Well/Levine

9th Grade My College Game Plan (group rate $250 per family — includes books/materials)

Structure: Two one-hour group sessions; one ideally held during first semester and the second prior to course sign-ups in the spring of the 9th grade year.

Recommended modules: Goal Setting, Study Skills and Learning Assessments, Enrichment, & High School course selection (parsing honors/AP/IB/grades), Using the Internet, College Research Strategies

Materials:  Cost of materials — $ 50 — is included in workshop price.

1.  21 To Do Lists for High School: Step by Step Strategies for 9th-12th/Pierce

2.  How to be a High School Superstar/Newport

3.  B+ Grades, A+ Applications/Joie Jager-Hyman

4.  MCGP Workshop Binder

10th Grade My College Game Plan ($250 per family, includes books/materials):  

Structure: Two one-hour group sessions.  Meetings spaced sufficiently apart (3-4 weeks) to allow for completion of homework.   One ideally held each semester, prior to high school course sign-ups in the spring of the 10th grade year.

Recommended modules:  Goal Setting, Study Skills and Learning Assessments, Enrichment, & High School course selection, Using the Internet, The Essay/Personal Statement, The College Application Process, The College Search & Research Strategies, Majors and Careers, Demonstrating Interest, Standardized Testing

Materials: Included in cost of workshop

1.  21 To Do Lists for High School: Step by Step Strategies for 9th-12th, Pierce

2.  How to be a High School Superstar/Newport

3.  B+ Grades/A+ Applications/Jager-Hyman

4.  MCGP Workshop Binder

11th Grade MCGP Workshop — Offered and included in the comprehensive services for 11th graders.  Please see “College Application Café Package” for more details.

Individual family appointments may be arranged at an hourly rate ($150/hr.) held at Emily’s home office

 

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