Brearley Keeps College in Focus Throughout High School Years

(above) Students attended a college fair at David Brearley Middle-High School on October 19.

Brearley Keeps College in Focus

Kenilworth Public Schools

Four years may seem like forever to those in high school, but in reality, the time will pass in the blink of an eye. 

To help students prepare for their not-too-distant future, David Brearley Middle-High School hosted a college fair on Wednesday, October 19, in the main gym. Representatives from 40 colleges and universities were available to talk with students and provide information on educational opportunities. All freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors attended the morning event during a portion of their class time.

“This is a great exposure opportunity for our students and can provide inspiration for our high schoolers,” said Jeremy Davies, Brearley principal. “When they have a conversation with a college representative, reality may set in that they need to focus better on school and formulate a goal for their post-secondary life.” 

Brearley also recently held a Freshman College Experience to nurture a future-focused mindset among the high school’s newest students. During this series of workshops, staff members introduced freshmen to concepts such as learning what a Grade Point Average (GPA) is and how their transcript develops over time.

The students were also given a career inventory test and asked how they envisioned themselves in four and eight years. Six workshops were held to help motivate and inspire the freshman class.

Photo by Kenilworth Public Schools

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