PCH College Series Events

  • 2024-25 College Series: Semester One

    College Application Night - Senior Parents
    TBD
    The college application process can be an overwhelming and daunting experience.  Please join Mrs. Prange as she discusses the overall application process and how to assist your senior in staying organized without taking over.  Although the conversation will be geared towards senior parents, anyone is welcome to attend.

    Parkway/Rockwood Regional College Fair
    Monday, September 9, 6:00-7:30 pm
    Edgar M. Queeny County Park
    This annual college fair is a great opportunity to collect materials from multiple colleges and universities in a short period of time while giving students a chance to meet and talk with college admissions representatives in person.  Students will need to register for the college fair before arrival at http://www.strivefair.com/. Although college fairs are generally focused on juniors, seniors, and their parents, anyone is welcome to attend.  Colleges are still registering for the event, but the most recent list of participants will be posted (here) as the date approaches.

    ** HBCU College Fair**
    TBD
    Harris Stowe State University - Emerson Performing Arts Building
    This annual college fair is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Omicron Theta Omega Chapter. Gather information, network with peers, and discover diverse educational opportunities available at Historically Black Colleges & Universities across the country.  Admission to the fair is free and no registration is required. You are encouraged to come prepared with questions and an open mind, ready to explore the possibilities.  Registration is not required to attend.

    **College Admissions – Resources for Families**
    TBD
    This event is for families who would like to learn more about the resources we use in the Central High community to research and prepare for college.  Topics include "SchooLinks" (our college planning platform), the role of standardized testing, the Missouri A+ scholarship program, how to connect with college admission representatives at local fairs and at PCH, scheduling campus visits, accessing free community resources, as well as taking a deep dive into the PCH Counseling website.

    **Financial Aid 101**
    TBD
    Furthering your education is a major investment of time, effort and money.  With so much at stake, it is important to identify the best resources for planning and paying for college.  To help facilitate this event, a representative from the Student Financial Services office at Saint Louis University will provide an overview of the scholarship and aid process. Topics include information on types of aid, how to apply, and how to cover the remaining balance. They will also offer a timeline for students who don't know where to start in the financial aid process.  Additional resources may be found on our Financial Aid webpage.

    **National College Fair - St. Louis**
    Sunday, October 27, 1:00-4:00 pm
    Saint Louis University – Simon Recreation Center

    The annual national fair, hosted by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, is a great opportunity to collect materials from multiple colleges and universities in a short period of time while giving students a chance to meet and talk with college admissions representatives in person.  Students will need to register for the college fair prior to arrival here. A list of colleges registered to attend is available here.  Please note that registration is still active, so the list of schools will grow in length as the date approaches.  Although college fairs are generally focused on juniors, seniors, and their parents, anyone is welcome to attend.  


    2024-25 College Series: Semester Two

    MOACAC Spring Regional College Fair
    TBD
    This annual college fair is a great opportunity to collect materials from multiple colleges and universities in a short period of time while giving students a chance to meet and talk with college admissions representatives in person.  Students will need to register for the college fair before arrival at http://www.strivefair.com/. Although college fairs are generally focused on juniors, seniors, and their parents, anyone is welcome to attend.  Colleges are still registering for the event, but the most recent list of participants will be posted (here) as the date approaches.