College Decision Day
College Signing Days is a national effort that we are officially launched the Nevada in 2018! We call these events, College Decision Days. These celebrations occur at the high schools during April, May, and June. It is during this time that most graduating seniors need to make a decision about their plans following high school. These events are an opportunity for schools and communities to celebrate the “decisions” students have made to attend a college, university, career training program, or join the military. Much like the celebrations that take place when student athletes commit to play for a particular college, we believe all students should be recognized for taking this important step for their future.
Events can take many forms. It is up to the individual school to determine how they will celebrate and acknowledge their students. There are some suggestions in the manual posted below but there is no right or wrong way to celebrate! This is a chance to be creative and customize a celebration for your students. We do ask that the whole school be involved in the celebration. This will reinforce a college going culture for younger students.
Thank you to the following schools for hosting College Decision Day events:
Before, during, and after your event, feel free to use the following hashtags on social media:
#IAPPLIED, #CollegeDecisionDay, #GoToCollegeNV, #ImGoingToCollege
and tag us on Twitter and Instagram @GoToCollegeNV and Facebook @GoToCollegeNevada. We want to see and hear about your events!! You can also tag the American College Application Campaign @American_CAC!
To assist with your planning efforts, we have a manual available at the link below. You may also reference national websites such as Better Make Room and Reach Higher for additional information. Also below is a link to a free toolkit for College Decision Days available from Better Make Room.
College Decision Day Manual: HS-CDD-Manual
Better Make Room College Signing Day Toolkit: http://www.bettermakeroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/CSD-2018-Toolkit-.pdf
Reach Higher Social Media Toolkit: https://www.reachhigher.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/social_guide.pdf