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Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

Step by Step: College Awareness and PlanningNACAC has combined the Guiding the Way to Higher Education: Step-by-Step to College Workshops for Students curricula with resources from the Families, Counselors and Communities Together (FCCT) manual to create the Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities.

Revised in 2015, the curricula—presented in three sections, for middle school students (grades 7-8), early high school students (grades 9 through first semester 11) and late high school students (grades 11-12), offer training  for counselors and others who work with underrepresented and underserved students to provide comprehensive tools for meeting the needs of first-generation students and their families.

Developed by NACAC members Mary Lee Hoganson, Phyllis Gill and Joan Mudge, the Step by Step curricula were presented at the NACAC national conference in 2008. NACAC Human Relations Committee members Nancy Caine, Patty Montague and Bridget Herrera conducted training on the FCCT manual during the session, and the program has had continued success.

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning: Download for free or order copies.

Download Middle School (Grades 7-8)
Download Early High School (Grade 9-Semester 1 of Grade 11)
Download Late High School (Grades 11-12)
Download Additional Resources (Financial Aid)

Powerpoint Presentations:

Building a Foundation for Educational Success
Setting the Stage for Dreams to Become Reality
Charting a Challenging High School Experience
Follow the Road to College
Paying for College

Spanish Powerpoint Presentations:

ESENCIAL 1: Cómo construir la base del éxito académico
ESENCIAL 2: Cómo preparar el escenario para que los sueños se hagan realidad
ESENCIAL 3: Planificación de la escuela secundaria como experiencia desafiante
ESENCIAL 4: Siga el camino hacia la educación superior
ESENCIAL 5: Cómo pagar la educación superior