APS Scholarship Applications on the Horizon

On Tuesday, Taratuta is hosting a scholarship application setup in the senior lounge at Alpena High School, to answer questions about scholarship applications or any questions students might have in general about college.

Educator awarded for impact at Port Huron High School

The Michigan College Access Network recently awarded its Ombudsman Award to four school counselors statewide, including Brandon Wardlow, who is currently a long-term substitute math teacher at Holland Woods Middle School.

Alpena High School awarded for college readiness, culture shift

Alpena school officials last week received kudos from a statewide organization that recognized the district for strong steps in opening the door for students to attend college.

Lapeer High School hosts Decision Day to help with ‘next step’

The Lapeer High School counseling department organized the school’s Decision Day. A celebration of all things “next step,” seniors were invited to share their post-grad plans, whatever that plan might be.

AdviseMI Seeks New College Advisers

AdviseMI currently has 45 college graduates who act as college advisers, helping students from their prospective schools learn about and explore options regarding post-secondary education. One of those advisers is 2020 NMU alumna Brooke Baneck.

Free money for college? Fill out free FAFSA financial aid form to see

Brandon Wardlow, a college adviser at Port Huron High School serving with AdviseMI, discusses some common FAFSA misconseptions.

Whitmer announces $24.5M AmeriCorps investment to address COVID-19 recovery, strengthen communities

Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission Thursday announced Michigan’s $24.5 million AmeriCorps investment that will support over 1,000 AmeriCorps members tackling some of the state’s toughest challenges.

Area high schools seek advisers for next year

A number of high schools are on the hunt for “near-peer” advisers. A program through AdviseMI and the Michigan College Access Network has seen Lapeer County schools, such as North Branch and Imlay City High Schools, utilize near-peer college advisers.

There's no such thing as 'college material' — everyone can achieve post-secondary success

I grew up in Eaton Rapids where we didn’t have a Meijer, Starbucks or even a Walmart in our town.

72 Michigan high schools selected to host AdviseMI AmeriCorps program college advisers

Seventy-two Michigan high schools have been selected to host college advisers through the Michigan College Access Network’s (MCAN) AdviseMI AmeriCorps program for the 2020-21 school year.