As part of the Ambridge Area Junior High School career initiative, approximately 200 8th grade students experienced a college or university visit at one of two local campuses. This initiative was supported by the Junior High Career Team.
On October 12th, students were given the opportunity to visit Penn State Beaver or Geneva College. On both field trips, the 8th graders were able to tour the campus, take part in informative discussions, and get a first-hand experience of college life. While college may not be the plan for all of our students, this was a great opportunity for our young adults to get more informed about just one of options they will have after their graduation in 2022! Ultimately, both of our visits and presentations strongly encouraged the importance of taking challenging classes throughout junior high and high school, attending school regularly, and thinking critically about the options offered in the coming years.
We are so pleased we could provide this opportunity to 8th graders, and we look forward to the bright futures they will be carving for themselves during their time at the Ambridge Area School District.