HCS Students Attend College & Career Week Expo
Around 3000 juniors and seniors from all six high schools from the Huntsville City School District attended last week's College and Career Expo to explore future plans for after graduation. Representatives from several dozen colleges and universities were available to meet with students in a “one stop shopping” atmosphere in which they could learn more about educational requirements for career success. Alabama A&M hosted the Expo at the student health and wellness center on the school’s campus.
The Expo is a part of College and Career Connection Week, which includes a variety of long-term education and career plans. Teachers and staff have shared their college and career stories with their classes, along with students’ activities to investigate college majors they are interested in, career clusters for those choices, and researching businesses that might employ a graduate in that field.
Last school year, Huntsville City Schools’ graduating Class of 2019 received well over $55 million in scholarship offers, with academic scholarships comprising most of that total.