College Fair on April 10, 2013

Beyond High School Opportunities Fair at Natick High School
April 10, 2013, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Based on increased interest, we have a new, expanded concept! As expressed by teachers, parents and students, we are looking to feature a variety of alternative education options beyond high school - in addition to the standard college track.

Our event aims to promote and raise awareness of a wider breadth of options. This includes vocational/technical schools, community colleges, certificate programs, gap year programs, prep schools, military and 2-4 year colleges that provide comprehensive, structutred learning programs for students.

General Information - Fair date, location, directions & list of exhibitors
Exhibitor Information - Click here if you are college, university or other educational group looking to register or pay to attend the fair.
Attendee Information

General Information:

This fair will be held on April 10, 2013 (Wednesday) at Natick High School from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Click here to see the colleges and agencies currently planning to attend this year's fair.

Directions to Natick High School
15 West Street, Natick, MA 01760

From I-90 (Mass Pike):
Take exit 13 keeping left at the fork
Follow signs for MA-30 E/Natick/Wellesley and merge onto MA-30 E/Cochituate Rd
Turn right onto Speen St.
Continue on Speen St. (through the lights at rt. 135)
Turn left onto Pond St.
After one mile, turn right onto Oakland St.
Turn left onto West St.

From Rt. 9:
Travel East on Rt. 9
Head south onto Rt. 27 (N. Main St.)
Continue into downtown Natick (S. Main St.)
Go through the lights in the center of town, then take the first left onto Pond St. (approx. 1.5 miles)
Turn left onto Oakland St.
Take the 2nd right onto West St.
Alternatively, once you cross Rt. 135, you can continue on Rt. 27 (approx one mile) until you come to West St. on your right

For more information, contact Sherri Sigel (781) 326-2473 ext. 122

 

Exhibitor Information:

Exihibitor's can set up for the fair from 5:00 - 6:15 pm.
All exhibitors must be there no later then 6:15 pm!

    Print the invitation to the April 10, 2013, fair at Natick High School.
    Click here to register online and or pay by paypal or credit card.
    For your participating college or university registration questions ONLY, contact Ann Prohodski, (781) 326-2473 ext. 100

Additional Options

Attendee Information:

There will be no student attendee pre-registration for this fair.

Before you attend the fair:

College fairs offer an exciting opportunity to talk to various colleges, universities & other educational prospects. In advance of the fair, students should look over the list of college fair participants. Choose the participants you most want to find out more about. To compare several prospects, plan on asking the same questions at each table. The questions you ask should be unique to your interests. Do not ask questions that answers are not easily found in readily available materials/websites.

Consider the following:

    What programs of study are you considering?
    What courses might you take your first year in a particular major?
    If you are undecided about your major, what services and support are available to explore a variety of majors?
    How many students at that school take your major of interest?
    How far from home do you want to go?
    What size school do you want to attend?
    Would you rather a school in an urban, suburban or rural setting?
    Do you require any special academic accommodations?

Be adventurous! Don't just focus on "name" schools.