Event Open to All Students in Greater Sacramento Area
February 27, 2020 • 1:30 – 4:30pm • Rocklin Event Center
At Horizon Charter Schools, we pride ourselves on offering a variety of educational choices and robust support for families in the Greater Sacramento Region, and our annual college and career fair is a prime example of how we do that. The event includes representatives from 4-year universities, community colleges, private schools, trade schools, military and businesses, plus presentations for students planning to attend college or follow a career path after graduation. With all these resources, there truly is something for everyone.
Horizon’s guidance counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide college and career recommendations, as well as information about Horizon’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways. And our California Scholarship Federation (CSF) and California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) members will have a table to answer questions about those programs. Plus, students pursuing a CTE Pathway can count this as a required Aligned Participation Activity.
The event also includes raffle prizes and refreshments, and Horizon students have an opportunity to earn extra credit for attending.
Watch this video from last year’s college and career fair to see some of the exciting things in store.
Community Event Open to Sacramento Region Middle and High School Students and Families
Provided as a community service, the event is open to all middle and high school students and their parents in the Greater Sacramento region, whether or not they are enrolled at Horizon Charter Schools. It’s free to attend and no registration is required.
“Students should come early — freshman, sophomore year,” said Melora Klusnick, organizer of the annual event and one of Horizon’s guidance counselors. “It’s a great chance for students whether they’re in 7th grade or 12th grade to find out their options for after they graduate from high school.”
The event continues to evolve with more presentations and different representatives than in the past, so even students who have attended other college and career fairs or already have a plan for life after high school will benefit.
Horizon’s College and Career Fair takes place Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 1:30 – 4:30pm at the Rocklin Event Center which is located at 2650 Sunset Boulevard in Rocklin, California.
Many Valuable College and Career Presentations Offered Throughout Event
We expanded the number of presentations and divided them between college and career paths. Seminars take place throughout the event and are presented by a variety of experts in their fields. Each presentation is free, open to all attendees, and lasts approximately 30 minutes. See below for a schedule of events:
1:40-2:10 — Saving for College — Presented by Principal Financial
2:15-2:45 — Financial Aid/Cal Grant — Presented by The California Student Aid Commission
2:50-3:20 — Discovering Public University & Honors Options Beyond the Golden State — Presented by The College Planning Center
3:25-3:55 — Private Colleges — Presented by Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
4:00-4:30 — Find Colleges and Careers to Best Fit Your Needs — Presented by Grand Canyon University
1:40-2:10 — Exploring Career Education at ARC — Presented by American River College-Career Education
2:15-2:45 — Entrepreneurship Empowered — Presented by Professor Natasha M. Palumbo
2:50-3:20 — The Student Experience — Presented by CaliforniaColleges.edu
3:25-3:55 — Create the Life You’ve Imagined — Presented by Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
4:00-4:30 — California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, CALFIRE — Presented by CalFire
Learn About a Variety of Colleges, Universities, Trade Schools, Military, and Business
Representatives from nearly 50 organizations will be available throughout the February 27 event to answer questions and provide valuable information about their schools or organizations. The list continues to grow daily, so check back closer to the event to see who else signed on to attend.
Below is a list of companies planning to attend. Click on the organization’s name to visit their website.
Preparing for the College and Career Fair
A great way to research post-graduation options, attending Horizon Charter Schools’ College and Career Fair allows you to meet face-to-face with a plethora of representatives from any path you choose. Horizon’s Guidance Department created a list of things to do to help students and families make the most of the experience.
Please view and download the How to Prepare for a College/Career Fair document prior to attending the February 27 event. The document includes: things to do before, during and after the fair; questions to ask and not ask; a list of what parents can do to help; and suggestions for online research.
Please contact Horizon’s Guidance Department at 916-408-5200 or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions or need more information.
We hope to see you at our 2020 College and Career Fair February 27 from 1:30 – 4:30pm at the Rocklin Event Center.
Supporting Home School and Independent Study Families Since 1993
As the region’s oldest, free, public, K-12, charter school, Horizon knows what it takes to help home study families succeed. A WASC accredited school, we provide a variety of learning options — from homeschooling, independent study and virtual learning to a Learning Center and Montessori, plus enrichment classes including: driver’s training, martial arts, gymnastics, dance, drama, art, engineering, music, horsemanship, and more!
For high school students, Horizon offers core and elective classes online or twice a week at our Roseville Learning Center as well as many other traditional high school programs, including:
- Advanced Placement (AP) classes
- A-G approved courses for CSU/UC eligibility
- Dual enrollment at local community colleges
- California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
- California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF)
- A Career Technical Education (CTE) program
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program
- An annual prom
- A graduation ceremony at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
Our robust support model includes experienced supervising teachers who meet with families on a regular basis to answer questions and make sure students are on track as well as guidance counselors to help with everything from preparing for high school, college or a career to work permits, financial aid, and testing.
We also provide plenty of social interaction with peers via classes, study trips, gatherings and events. Horizon provides ample student funds, so you can truly choose how your child learns.