High school sophomores, families invited to Redlands open house Feb. 24

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Redlands admissions advisor Kelsey Heggy discusses degree options with students Alycia Johns and Cameron Wahweah. (Photo provided)

Enrolling in college is a major step for graduating seniors, but for high school sophomores who haven’t even begun making college visits, it can be very intimidating.

Redlands Community College wants to make the experience less daunting by inviting high school students and their families to an open house Monday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m.

“We understand that high school students and their parents have many questions about enrolling in concurrent classes, the costs, expectations, resources and more,” said Tricia Hobson, executive director of Student Services at Redlands. “We want to give the students and their parents a chance to ask their questions and meet our staff and some of the faculty who work with our concurrent students.”

Staff will be providing information on concurrent enrollment, financial aid and the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program, and student ambassadors will be leading campus tours throughout the evening.

Faculty will also be available to discuss career opportunities in the areas of STEM, Agriculture, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice.

“Redlands has been offering concurrent enrollment for more than 30 years, so we understand the challenges these students face balancing their high school careers with getting a jumpstart on college,” said Redlands President Jack Bryant. “Taking college courses while in high school opens so many doors for these students.

“It is our goal to make the experience a positive one for the students as well as their parents and help prepare them for the next stage – whether that is attending college full time or earning a certificate to joining the workforce.”

For more details about the open house and the schedule of activities, visit the Redlands website or call 422-1274. Attendees are asked to register, but it is not required.