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CSFP High School Workshop Focuses on Next Steps

Oct 20, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, CSFP hosted its 6th annual High School Workshop at Roman Catholic High School. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who currently receive CSFP scholarships attended with their parents to learn about the high school application and admission process. Since CSFP scholarships end in 8th grade, CSFP hosts this event every year to provide extra support to families facing the high school selection process for their children.

At the event, parents attended a roundtable discussion focused on selecting, applying to, and affording high school. Admissions counselors and representatives from across Philadelphia’s broad network of public, private, and charter schools joined CSFP Executive Director Ina Lipman and former CSFP parents with children already in high school for the discussion. While their parents attended the roundtable, CSFP middle-schoolers attended a series of presentations on admission policies and requirements for high school. Afterwards, attendees gathered for lunch and walked to the city-wide Philly High School Fair hosted at the Convention Center by Great Philly Schools.

CSFP would like to thank its donors for supporting supplemental programs like the High School Workshop, as well as Roman Catholic for hosting the event. A very special thank you goes out to the panelists and school representatives who shared their insights with attendees. For more on CSFP’s supplemental programming, click here. For pictures of the event, click here.