High School High Tech students from Bibb County’s Academy for Classical Education participated in the Free Application for Student Aid Workshop (FAFSA) with Mrs. Carol Lott from the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Students began the session by creating their individual Georgia Futures account followed by completing a brief career exploration assessment. Mrs. Lott met with students individually to discuss their scores. Students then reviewed job categories where they scored the highest and discussed how the scores related to their employment interests. Mrs. Lott discussed different types of financial aid and the difference between financial aid and loans. The students were provided the tools and information to be able to begin the FAFSA application process.
The Georgia High School High Tech Program is a comprehensive community-based program providing youth with disabilities a link to academic and career-development experiences that enable them to successfully meet the workforce demands of the 21st century.