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Prep Academy College Expo 2023-05958
Parent Online Session: Admissions & Applications
February 7, 2024
7:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
Zoom

Join PREP for a free online interactive information session about the admissions and application process for applying to College and University. Learn about the classes students need in high school to be eligible for college and university, program entrance requirements and more!

This session is open to parents who have Indigenous African Nova Scotian students in grades 10, 11 and 12.

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Community Workshop - College & University PREP!
February 15, 2024
5:00 pm
- 8:00 pm
East Preston Family Resource Centre 1900 Highway 7, East Preston, NS

Are you an African Nova Scotian student in grade 10, 11 or 12? Join us for an in-person interactive information session to help you prepare for college or university.

What's being covered?

  • Admissions and Application Process
  • Program Entrance Requirements
  • Scholarship Preparation and Applications
  • Being Successful as a 1st Year Student
  • Free food & transportation
  • Giveaways, tip sheets and more!

Food, Transportation, and Giveaways!

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2023 College and University Expo
November 18, 2023
11:30 am
- 3:30 pm
NSCC Akerley Campus

PREP's College & University Expo is a 1-day event bringing together grade 12 African Nova Scotian students from across the province to engage with colleges and universities across Atlantic Canada. The Expo enhances and increases the experience and representation of Black students and Black support on campus. This event allows students and parents to explore program options, meet and engage with campus staff and apply to be considered for early admissions for FREE!

What schools will be there? NSCC, DAL/Kings, SMU, StFX, Acadia, MSVU, NSCAD, CBU, Holland College, Mount Allison, and St Thomas!

Register for this event has now closed, if you have any further inquires please reach out to: Senai Colley (Programs Coordinator) at senai@theprepacademy.ca

Digby Regional High
Parent & Student Orientation @ Digby Regional High School
September 29, 2023
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Digby Regional High School

PREP is inviting all African Nova Scotian parents/guardians and students to our Parent & Student Orientation Night at Digby Regional High School on Friday September 29th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Food and refreshments will be provided: sandwiches, wraps, veggie trays, etc. Household family members are welcome to attend, including younger siblings. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending from your family in your registration.

If you are unable to attend the in-person Orientation Night, we have an option to sign up for an Online Orientation Night. To register for the online event, please click here.

Cobequid Education Centre
Parent & Student Orientation @ Cobequid Education Centre
September 25, 2023
6:00 pm
- 7:30 pm
Cobequid Education Centre

PREP is inviting all African Nova Scotian parents/guardians and students to our Parent & Student Orientation Night at Cobequid Education Centre on Monday September 25th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Food and refreshments will be provided: sandwiches, wraps, veggie trays, etc. Household family members are welcome to attend, including younger siblings. Please indicate the number of people who will be attending from your family in your registration.

If you are unable to attend the in-person Orientation Night, we have an option to sign up for an Online Orientation Night. To register for the online event, please click here.

The PREP Academy x StFX
St. Francis Xavier University Campus Tour
April 29, 2023
8:30 am
- 7:00 pm
St. Francis Xavier University

The PREP Academy and St. Francis Xavier University are excited to invite African Nova Scotian high school students, along with one parent or guardian to participate in a university campus tour!

Participants will be picked up from one of the pick-up locations and brought to St. FX by the university's coach bus! Students and parents/guardians will have the opportunity to spend the day touring campus, meeting faculty and current  students, meeting with Black student supports on campus, and learning more about the opportunities at St.FX University. Lunch and transportation is provided. Unfortunately, because of this we are only able to bring a select number of students. This tour will be first come first serve.

Online Scholarships
High School Course Selection Information Session for Grade 9 Students
March 8, 2023
6:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Zoom

An online interactive information session about selecting high school classes as a grade 9 student. Hosted by Malik Adams, High School Guidance Counsellor, learn about the classes students need in high school to be eligible for college and university, program entrance requirements and more!

This session is open to Indigenous African Nova Scotian grade 9 students, and their parents/guardians.

Student Applications
Scholarship Preparation Workshop
February 4, 2023
11:00 am
- 2:00 pm
Henry G Bauld Centre - 35 Wilfred Jackson Way, Dartmouth, NS B2Z 1A8

The PREP Academy will be hosting a free interactive scholarship preparation community workshop to show African Nova Scotian students, parents/guardians and family members how to prepare and apply for postsecondary scholarships and bursaries. If you are in high school or grade 9, this workshop is especially for you! Each student will receive a sample scholarship preparation package to take home.

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Truro Scholarship Workshop
November 30, 2022
5:30 pm
- 7:30 pm
Truro Library, J. Harris Read Program Room

The PREP Academy is hosting a community workshop in Truro! We will break down how to prepare for a scholarship application. In this Scholarship Preparation Workshop we will help students and parents understanding scholarships & bursaries, entrance scholarships, terms and definitions, eligibility criteria, application requirements and letters of recommendation.

Now is the time to prepare for scholarships. Each student who attends will receive a sample scholarship package to take home.

Food and beverages will be provided!

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