Orange, CA – November 21, 2016 - All 393 Orange High School (OHS) seniors had the opportunity to complete their FAFSA and/or at least one college application during their English Language Arts period yesterday as part of the school’s first National College Application and Success Campaign.
This campaign sponsored by the American College-Application Campaign in conjunction with AVID Center and the Orange County Department of Education is a national effort to increase the number of students pursuing postsecondary opportunities.
In preparation for this event, Orange High administration, teachers, counselors and support staff provided a myriad of activities to continue the fostering of a 21st Century College & Career Campus, where all students imagine and believe that postsecondary education is an option. Activities included the facilitation of the PSAT/SAT for all students, hosting the Annual OHS Parent/Student FAFSA Day, and the weekly implementation of College Awareness Pep Rallies, College Scavenger Hunts, and participation in numerous College Trivia Games.
Alongside OHS staff, representatives from California State University, Fullerton; University of California, Irvine; AVID Center; and Orange County Department of Education assisted students with all steps of the application process. The large volume of adult volunteers enabled each OHS senior the opportunity to receive individualized attention to their questions and concerns.
Orange High seniors left their application sessions proudly wearing a sticker that said “Panther PRIDE, I Applied” and, more importantly, they overwhelmingly echoed that they truly felt excited about their future college endeavors.