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Crimson and Blue Day at KU

The University of Kanas is hosting a free open house for students considering KU. This all-day event on October 18, 2019,  is called Crimson & Blue Day. KU will present information about student life, academics, financial presentations, and more. Follow this link to learn more: admissions.ku.edu/crimsonandblue.

Kansas City National College Fair:   October 22

Visit the Kansas City Convention Center on October 22, 2019, where hundreds of college representatives will be willing to share information with you. Learn more at:



DePaul University visiting the KC area

Would you like to learn about DePaul University in Chicago? DePaul is hosting
a regional reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, for students in the Kansas City area. Students can register by visiting go.depaul.edu/regionalreception. Here are the details:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Kansas City - Overland Park
10100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210-1416


Discover Grand Canyon University

Would you like to visit Grand Canyon University? If you are a Senior, Grand Canyon University will provide a FREE "fly-in" campus visit early November 2019 for eligible students. 

Grand Canyon University offers the "fly-in" two-night program to discover GCU. The goal of the "fly-in" program is to be able to leave GCU with confidence in the direction you want your future to go in. The tour will include the opportunity to learn about your college of interest; identify what degree program you would like to pursue; gain in-depth program information; participate in hands-on activities; tour the campus, and meet current students in your college of interest. 

For more information, please click here to visit the Grand Canyon University website.


Avila University: Open House November 2, 2019, at 9 am
Avila University invites prospective students to their Fall View AU on November 2, 2019, at 9 am. Students and families are invited to join Avila's Open House and stay for their home football game with kickoff at 12:30 pm. You can register for their open house at Avila.edu/ViewAU.

Avila is well-known for its nursing program and its school of performing arts. Avila is now excited to offer a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity. For more information about any of these programs, call Avila at 816-501-2400.


Close Up: Washington DC  High School Programs

Close Up is the nation's premier nonprofit, not partisan civic education organization. Since, 1971, over 900,000 students and teachers have participated in our experiential learning programs. 

Close Up ensures their students will have a safe and memorable trip made possible through their all-inclusive package that includes travel, lodging, 24-hour supervision, and access to medical care as needed.  Close Up is a once in a lifetime opportunity that will inspire students to become active participants in our democracy. 

If your student is interested in applying to Close Up, please contact Keri M. Cook: kcook@closeup.org and visit www.CloseUp.org


ACT Test Date - School Date Testing March 24, 2020

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City will offer the ACT Test on March 24, 2020, to the Junior Class. The ACT Test will begin at 7:45 AM. The ACT Test will be held at The Lutheran High School of Kansas City. Students will have the opportunity to forward their scores to four colleges. More information will be coming in a letter from Dr. Stel.

The Lutheran High School of Kansas City will offer the Practice ACT Test on March 24, 2020, to the Freshman Class and Sophomore Class. The Practice ACT Test will begin at 7:45 AM. The Practice ACT Test will be held at The Lutheran High School of Kansas City. 

For more information, please click here to visit the ACT website. 


Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Reservations are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual HBCU College Tour which takes place March 29, 2019 - April 4, 2019.  Last year's tour resulted in more than $300,000 in combined scholarships offered to seniors attending the tour, including scholarships to Harris-Stowe State University, Jackson State University, and Southern University.

The following schools are on this year's destination list: Kentucky State University, James Madison University, Virginia Union University, Norfolk State University, Hampton University, Delaware State University, Bowie State University, Howard University, and Harris-Stowe State University.  We are excited about the opportunity to attend each of these outstanding institutions; however, tour locations are subject to change based upon time allocations in our final itinerary. 

All 10th - 12th-grade students (male and female) are welcome to participate in the tour. Students in grades 10 and 11 must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in high school.  Seniors must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and score a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 1500 on the SAT. Also, students who participate in this event have an opportunity to receive ACT/SAT test prep. Visit the KC Alphas website at http://www.kcalphas.com to learn more.