Go Higher, Get Accepted (GHGA) is an initiative sponsored by the Florida Department of Education through facts.org that targets high schools with high percentages of Title I students. High schools and colleges all over the state participate by coordinating admissions events that encourage seniors to pursue higher education.
This year SouthShore Campus Enrollment Development Coordinator Sheila McCants targeted Lennard and Riverview High Schools and South County Career Center for GHGA events. She visited the media centers of each school, where she provided information about HCC, encouraged students to complete their applications online, and helped some begin the FAFSA application for financial aid.
“It was an amazing experience,” McCants said. “One student called her mother, and the woman met me in the parking lot in tears, happy that her daughter would be the first one in the family to attend college.”
Article written by: SouthShore Staff