These programs are designed for the specific benefit of Mariemont City School District students and parents. The goal is to provide an individually tailored service to students and parents to make them confident and comfortable with their post-secondary options and choices. Mariemont City Schools exceeds the generally accepted standards of only providing resources to the juniors and seniors by offering elementary, junior high, freshman and sophomore students and their parents grade-specific tools, tips and programs.
Elementary Parent Coffees
Director of College & Career Counseling Amanda Leszczuk meets with parents at both Mariemont Elementary and Terrace Park Elementary once a year to answer any questions about the college and career planning process and to disseminate helpful information to those parents about the services she and the College & Career Planning Center staff provide. These events occur during the school day.
Elementary School Career Program
The Mariemont City School District’s elementary school counselors work with the director of college and career counseling to plan meaningful career events for 5th and 6th grade students. Various activities include helping students to develop their interests and goals, having them hear from soon-to-be graduating seniors, researching careers, and presenting to their peers.
The purpose of the Parent Programs is to give parents an opportunity to understand the information that the director of college & career counseling is disseminating to their children, as well as to give parents tips on how to help and support their children with their goals and post-secondary plans.
Each year, the director of college & career counseling holds separate parent programs for parents in each grade level of the high school and/or by topics such as financial aid. The Parent Programs are updated annually due to current career and college trends. Each program generally lasts about an hour and a half. RSVPs are not required.
College Application Workshop
In addition to individual meetings with the director of college & career counseling, seniors are invited to attend the College Application Workshops in June and August before school starts. During the workshops, seniors will:?
- Work with the director of college & career counseling and college representatives to learn how to present themselves in their applications.
- Meet individually with a college admission representative to review their college application essay
- Learn how to properly and thoroughly complete college applications.
- Revise their college essays and resumes.
- Learn the college application procedures, including how to send their transcripts through Scoir and how to send their ACT/SAT scores.
- Start the Common Application, which is applicable to about 900 colleges, and receive step-by-step instructions regarding the Common Application.
- Seniors who are not able to attend the College Application Workshops will attend a meeting where they will receive college application instructions.
The Career Chat program is a monthly student lunch series designed to assist students in gaining a broader sense of career perspective and awareness, connecting students with highly regarded professionals in a variety of career fields. The program allows for candid dialogue and creates resources and relationships for students with professionals in possible fields of interest. Career Chats are open to all high school students and take place in the College & Career Planning Center.Twitter
As the director of college & career counseling, Ms. Amanda Leszczuk utilizes the social media platform Twitter as another point of communication with students and parents. She posts updates, reminders, tips, event dates, due dates and other important announcements through Twitter. Log on to Twitter and start following her today!