School News: Applications, Tests & Politics
If you’re a high school student planning to continue your education beyond graduation, there’s some good news. And it’ll save you some money!
Next Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, as part of the inaugural Colorado Free Application Day, all 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado and several private institutions will allow students to apply for free. And with many college application fees hovering around $50 a pop, that savings can add up quick.
Colorado Free Application Day caps off College Application Month, a six-week, statewide campaign that encouraged high school seniors to successfully submit an application to a higher education program and file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, fees will be waived for applications submitted on Oct. 30 only.
Of course, for most colleges, part of that application process will include your score from the Scholastic Aptitude Test, known informally as the SATs. But first students have to take the test which they can do right here in Leadville. Lake County High School will be a National SAT testing site and will hold upcoming SAT tests on November 3 and again on December 1 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. To register, please go to College Board for more information.
Ballot Measures Regarding Education Funding
Election Day 2018 is only two weeks away! Last week, registered voters saw the arrival of their mail-in ballots. Local voter numbers are up in Lake County and of course, you can register to vote up until and including November 6. Early voting began yesterday in the Lake County Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. And, of course, there’s good old-fashioned day-of-election voting. But no matter how you do it, just be sure your voice is heard and cast your ballot.
In this Tuesday’s Political Round-up Report, Leadville Today focuses on education measures. While there are several ballot measures and amendments on the 2018 Lake County Ballot, only two of those had proponent representatives at the Candidates Night forum held in late September.
First up, was Colorado Mountain College – Leadville, Dean of Student Affairs Skip Lee spoke on behalf of Ballot Initiative 7 D.
In the following video, Jeff Fiedler of Leadville speaks on behalf of Amendment 73 which addresses funding for public schools in Colorado.