What's Jassadi's Secret to an 85% Completion Rate?
"I am serving in my second year as the College Adviser at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. I choose to work in education because this has always been highly valued throughout my life. The reason I am so passionate about education is because there have been so many sacrifices made for me to become a first generation college graduate in my family.
I’m able to assist seniors during the entire college process in our College Readiness 12 classes. I check the progress of seniors FAFSA completion status and work one on one with students and families to get it done. The College Counseling team hosts several FAFSA events where we use the computer lab to assist families with their applications.
The best practice I have would be my tracking system and holding students accountable for sending me their information by making it a requirement for the College Readiness 12 classes. I think if schools could enforce some type of graduation requirement for the FAFSA it would be very beneficial because it would make it more of a priority."
During College Application Month,
Detroit Cristo Rey
had all 83 of their seniors to submit 567 college applications. That's an average of about 6.83 applications completed per student! Detroit Cristo Rey went above and beyond the three applications per student goal set for college application month. Way to go!