At the High School for Community Leadership, we take the next steps of our student’s future seriously. Our goal is to make sure every student has a plan and succeeds at that next level. Everyone needs to start having a conversation with pre-teens/teens about life after high school. Come up with a plan and start mapping it out.

Here are some pointers for everyone!


1. What is the best way to prepare for college?
(Know your GPA and PARENTS, talk to your teens about their GPA)
Grading in education is the process of applying standardized measurements of varying levels of achievement in a course. Grades can be assigned as letters, as a range, as a percentage, or as a number out of a possible total. In some countries, grades are averaged to create a grade point average.

2. What unique programs are incorporated into your school’s curriculum?
3. What do students like most about your college/university?
4. What are the most popular majors at your college?
5. What happens if you get sick at college?
6. Are professors available to give individual attention to students if requested?
7. What type of tutoring programs are offered to students?
8. How many liberal arts classes do students take and how many classes will they take towards their major?
9. What do students do for fun? Campus activities, clubs, events, etc?
10. Do AP courses matter when it comes to being accepted to college?
11. What do you look for in admissions essays?
12. Who should write my letter(s) of recommendation?
13. Are college visits really necessary?
14. How many schools should I apply to?
15. Should I send supplementary materials with my application?
16. How important are the ACT and SAT?
17. How do colleges really choose their students?
18. What is the difference between Early Decision, Regular Decision, and General Admission?
19. What is Work Study?
20. Is there something I should know about housing that would help me in making my choice?


Important things to know to help your child:

Student financial aid in the United States is funding that is available exclusively to students attending a post-secondary educational institution in the United States. This funding is used to assist in covering the many costs incurred in the pursuit of post-secondary education. Financial aid is available from federal and state governments, educational institutions, and private organizations. It can be awarded in the form of grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. In order to apply for federal financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

  • Learn more about creating an FSA ID account
  • Managing FAFSA Account (You will need your previous year 1040 Tax Forms to complete this application)

The College Connection Team will guide our families through the process.

How much is it to apply to Common Black Colleges?

Only $20.00 to apply to 58+ schools!

Applying to schools with the Common Black College App comes with numerous advantages. For one, students who use this method have a better chance of being accepted to college. Because the CBCA allows you to apply to up to 58 schoolsyou have a good chance of being accepted to at least one institution.

Contact Ms. Willis at or Mr. Creppy at for more information