Pleasanton Weekly

News - July 15, 2011

Tri-Valley TV program focuses on 'Life after High School'

Counselors, others discuss options available upon graduation

by Jeb Bing

A new discussion program aimed at helping teenagers plan for life after high school is now being aired by Tri-Valley Community TV, the area's public broadcast system.

"Plan Now: Life after High School" is a 30 minute program that provides information about the different options available to students after high school graduation and how to successfully prepare for them.

High school and college counselors from the Tri-Valley offer both students and their parents help on questions, such as: What's the difference between applying to a private, community or state university? What makes a good fit? What vocational options are available? What classes do students need to take in high school? When do they need to start the planning process?

The program features Jennifer Roush, a counselor at Foothill High School; Kathy Schults, career education specialist, Granada High School in Livermore; Cheryl LeMay, counselor, Diablo Valley Community College; Barbara Morrissey, counselor/Instructor, Las Positas College, and Deanna Gonzales, admissions director at San Jose State University.

"Whether they are looking for a job or applying for college, students face a high level of competition," said Melissa Tench-Stevens, executive director of Tri-Valley Community TV. "We hope this program will give students an edge for success with their future."

The program is being aired on Channel 28 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 at 4 p.m. Mondays, 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Wednesdays, 3 p.m. Thursdays and at 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

For more information, log in to www.trivalleytv.org.

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