How to Increase FAFSA/TASFA Completion for Your School or District

Charlie Maynard, Co-Founder and CEO, Going Merry
Suzie Thomas, Enterprise Consultant, Naviance by Hobsons

Join our Naviance team and the CEO of Going Merry to learn more about how to increase FAFSA/TASFA completion rates. In this session, we will cover the following topics:

1. Requirements and new changes
2. Current challenges that schools and districts face with meeting requirements
3. How schools and districts are addressing challenges and how Naviance has helped
4. Going Merry and results their clients have achieved

Insanely Great Free Resources for College and Career Awareness

Hall Davidson, Senior Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Lauren DeNu, Director of Partner Impact, Discovery Education

Global companies and foundations have funded great sites, activities, and virtual field trips for college and career awareness. Many feature technology resources, interactive websites, videos, and student challenges with cash awards. Find college essay-writing lessons and hear from working professionals passionate about their jobs. All high-quality resources are totally free for districts and families!

Addressing Equity and Access in Advanced Academics Programming

Angela Romney, Managing Director of Academic Programs, Frisco ISD
Katey Gray, Principal, Frisco ISD
Krishna Chetty, Advanced Academics Coordinator, Frisco ISD
Gabe Fain, Instructional Coach, Frisco ISD

This session will highlight how to implement specific strategies at both campus and district levels to close the enrollment and achievement gap in advanced academics programs. Highlights include utilizing a teacher as an AP instructional coach, starting a ninth grade Bridge Program for underrepresented students, and developing processes to support the rollout and integration of AP Classroom for counselors, administrators, and teachers.

Resources and Supports for Advanced Placement Success

Jill Schott, Senior Director, State & District Partnership, College Board

AP is committed to providing free, ongoing support, resources, and learning opportunities so all students can earn college credit and placement this year. In this session, learn about the available tools for teachers and administrators and hear how districts are using them in virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments.

Career Readiness through Community Engagement

Janie Cook, President, Junior Achievement of South Texas
Sheila McDonald, Program Manager, Junior Achievement of South Texas
Dalia Johnston, College and Career Readiness Specialist, East Central ISD

Looking for innovative ways to prepare students for college and career? Learn about unique partnership opportunities available with Junior Achievement to prepare students for the real world. Hear from a Texas public school partner why they choose JA’s cutting-edge K-12 TEKS aligned programs.