For Immediate Release: October 18, 2012
Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV—Increasing communication between K-12 and higher education officials so students can be better prepared for their futures. That’s one of the goals of a two-day seminar being presented at Glenville State College on October 18th and 19th . The GSC Hidden Promise Consortium Fall Summit, ‘Overcoming Obstacles: How do We Get There From Here?’ is a follow-up to a similar event held at GSC in June.
Event organizers say participants will engage in discussion and activities to identify common characteristics of successful students, develop strategies to promote such positive traits, and improve student achievement. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr said, “Educators from the state’s public schools as well as other colleges and universities will also discuss ways more students with college potential can be identified and given the support they need to be successful college graduates.
The Hidden Promise Scholars program is an alliance among Glenville State College and county school districts across West Virginia with the goal of improving communication between higher education and K through 12. The consortium aims to improve the number and quality of high school graduates including raising ACT scores, increase the number of students going to college, and increase the number and quality of college graduates. The alliance was formed in 2007 between Glenville State College and thirteen county school systems, but has grown to include thirty-five school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut.