β€œTo assure every qualified Newark High School graduate the opportunity to pursue higher education.”

High School

Since its founding, A Call to College has helped Newark seniors complete the financial aid application process and has leveraged that financial aid with need-based Last Dollar Grants.  Over two decades later, the program now offers a comprehensive high school program that provides encouragement and assistance to students who seek educational opportunities beyond Newark High School. 
Events, services and programming offered
  • Planning For College Night: An evening meeting that presents post-secondary options, financial aid information, and the steps involved in the college search process for juniors and their families. 
  • College Information Night: An evening meeting that presents the key steps in the college application process and scholarship opportunities.  The session is open to any interested senior and family members.
  • Free ACT Test for NHS Seniors:  Interested seniors are encouraged to sign up to complete the on-line registration for the October ACT test on the OSU Newark campus.  Students will be provided a voucher from A Call to College and assistance with registration in order to take this test administration for free
  • Columbus Kiwanis College Fair: Participating juniors are transported to Columbus to interact with admissions representatives from a wide range of post-secondary institutions and to gather other information pertinent to the college search process.
  • College Talk: Newark High School graduates currently in college return to the high school to offer advice and information to the junior class during small group sessions.
  • ACT Prep  A multifaceted program providing resources and workshops for juniors to prepare for the American College Test (ACT).  
  • College Application Blitz: College representatives from around the state will be invited to Newark High to assist seniors with completing admission applications to colleges of the students' choosing.
  • Cash 4 College Night: College financial aid counselors and local scholarship coordinators talk with seniors and families about financial aid resources and opportunities.
  • Complete Your FAFSA Night: Workshops offer students and parents individual assistance in completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) without charge.
  • Campus Visits:  Visiting a college campus gives students valuable perspective when making a college choice.  A Call to College organizes opportunities for juniors and seniors to take field trips to college campuses.
  • One-on-One Advising: Juniors and seniors attending NHS can establish scheduled meetings with an advisor to discuss post-secondary options, the steps involved in the college search process, application timelines, scholarship and financial aid opportunities including the Last Dollar Grant.
  • Group Advising:  NHS Juniors and seniors attending C-TEC can sign up to participate in group advising meetings to discuss post-secondary options, the steps involved in the college search process, application timelines, scholarship and financial aid opportunities including the Last Dollar Grant.
  • College Resource Center: Computer stations and reference books are available for student and family use in the A Call to College office in 242G.
  • Start Your Story Programming: In collaboration with My 700 Project, Newark High School's freshman success program, A Call to College directly serve 9th graders with interactive, hands-on classes focused on academic choice, engagement, goal setting and college knowledge. With the idea that the choices they make will write their story, students will be encouraged to author a high school story that leads to college and career success.

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