Local schools participating in statewide program for high school students

Image Credit: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) website
Image Credit: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) website

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Several local high schools will be taking part in a new statewide initiative that is aimed at helping high schoolers prepare for college.

The Office of Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the 1-2-3 Go! initiative is expected to help 12,000 students and family members from more than 80 high schools.

Several local schools including Norview High School, Denbigh High School and Phoebus High School are taking part in this initiative. See a full list of participating schools at the 1-2-3 Go! website.

“Now more than ever, it is essential that our students have the resources they need and the support they deserve in order to successfully transition into higher education,” said Governor McAuliffe. “With the 1-2-3 Go! initiative, the Commonwealth is making the tools and resources available to help thousands of young Virginians pursue the dream of a college education.”

The initiative will have three parts or steps: Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) College Nights events, Virginia College Application Week and the Super FAFSA Project.

Mcualiffe’s office says these services will help students prepare, apply and pay for college.

Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent said, “It is essential for Virginia students and families to have the best advice possible when making the critical decision on next steps for their lives.”