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  • Acing your College Interview

    Interviewing with alumni or administration staff at a college can be a vital part of the application process. Not only does it demonstrate your interest, but it can also increase your acceptance chances. Learn what you need to know from someone with almost 25 years of experience interviewing prospective students. Leave with a better understanding of common interview formats, likely questions, and good subjects to share with your interviewer. Discuss appearance, mannerisms, and ways to ensure your responses are engaging and exciting rather than lackluster. Get your questions answered and nerves calmed.
  • Driver's Education through CS Driving School (Note - Information Only)

    (Note - Information only) All Driver’s Ed registrations must be done online through CS Driving School. To Register, please visit CS Driving School. Select Locations then click Enroll under Arlington Community Ed. $699 CS Driving School has contracted with Arlington Community Education to offer Driver’s Education to students wishing to obtain their Certificate of Driver Education. The Complete Driver Education Program consists of 30 hours of Classroom Instruction (currently online), 12 hours of Behind-the-Wheel Instruction (in-person), 6 hours of In-Car Observation, and a 2 hour Parent/Guardian Class (currently online) which is mandated by the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Classroom Instruction is for students who have reached the minimum age of 15 years, nine months (15.9) by the first day of class. Once a student is 16 years old and has a Massachusetts Learner’s Permit, the student can begin Behind-the-Wheel Instruction. CS Driving School must have a copy of the student’s Learner’s Permit on file prior to scheduling lessons. Behind-the-Wheel lessons are scheduled online through the Student Portal. CS Driving School offers lessons seven days a week with pick-up and drop-off from Arlington High or any other location in Arlington. (Please note: This class is being held on Zoom and students will need to have a computer with a webcam and microphone.) September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, October 1: 5pm – 8pm (Virtually) October 11, 12, 13,14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: 5pm – 8pm (Virtually) November 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19: 5pm – 8pm (Virtually) December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17: 5pm – 8pm (Virtually) December 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 – Accelerated Class: 10am - 4:30pm (Virtually)]
  • Extracurriculars for College Admissions Success

    Amp up your resume when applying for college through diversifying and increasing your extracurriculars. Join a college counselor to learn how colleges look at your resume, particularly when it comes to special interests. Many colleges are moving away from a formula of the “right mix” of activities that purportedly lead to college acceptance. Instead, they are starting to prioritize a search for applicants that show a likelihood in getting involved in their campus community. Leave with a better understanding of what admissions committees are looking for and how you can design your resume to catch their attention.
  • In-Control Crash Prevention Training (Note - Class is not Full - Information Only)

    (Note - Class is not full - Information only) In-Control Crash Prevention is a non-profit training program committed to helping reduce automobile crashes through hands-on training. Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens nationwide and the main causes are speed and inexperience. Students and their families can learn safety skills that can only be taught at In-Control’s unique closed course environment. Learn how to handle skidding, panic stops, tailgating, and emergency lane changes. This 4.5 hour course has been highly recommended to us by CS Driving School as a way to better learn how to handle unexpected driving situations. Visit this link for a special Arlington Community Ed discount, class details, as well as insurance discounts for graduates of the class: In-Control Crash Prevention.
  • Jumpstart: A College Admissions Primer

    What does a high school junior need to do to prepare to apply to college? How will the COVID pandemic change the college admissions process? How do you tour a college during a time with restricted visits? Are colleges conducting interviews? These are common questions asked by students and families during these uncertain times. Bring your specific questions to this interactive seminar, which will help organize and prioritize your college search and application process. Find out what you need to focus on during junior year. You will receive a timeline, go over how to build your college list, talk about college entrance exam strategies, the college interview, and more. Leave with solid information will help keep you organized and focused throughout the college admissions process.
  • The Perils of Student Loan Debt (HS)

    Students and families should be concerned about the implications of student loans for higher education planning. Student loan debt is unlike any other—it’s extraordinarily difficult to discharge in bankruptcy, standard consumer protections have been legislatively removed from it, the U.S. government can garnish your Social Security benefits if you default on it, you generally can’t refinance it, and 18-22 year olds can borrow tens of thousands of dollars in minutes without any credit history or collateral. Yet there’s an (unwarranted) assumption that students “need” to take out student loan debt for their college plans. This class will educate you about student loan debt and why you don’t necessarily have to take it on and focus on why financial considerations should be primary in your higher education plans.