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Fresno Unified School District | Office of Communications | 2309 Tulare Street, Fresno, CA 93721 | (559) 457-3733
Contact: Vanessa Ramirez, Public Information Officer, Vanessa.Ramirez1@fresnounified.org, Cell: (559) 443-9644

What: Choose your Future Week for students (virtual)

Nov. 2-6, 2020

The district will offer five days of virtual exploration to help eighth graders choose their path for high school and students of all ages and their families learn about magnet and specialized programs. This is an important time for students and families as they prepare for the Dec. 1 deadline for school transfers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the virtual Choose your Future Week, Nov. 2-6, will take the place of traditional in-person events.

Eighth graders will spend time with their teachers virtually exploring options as they prepare to move on to high school next year. Students will learn about specialty high schools and career technical education pathways available throughout the district. and explore campus culture, activities and athletic options with students from their regional high school.

Choose your Future Week will include a virtual version of the district’s annual School Choice Expo. Using the online format, families can attend any time during the week at their convenience, selecting from nearly 30 magnet and specialized schools. Programs range from visual and performing arts, International Baccalaureate, science/technology/engineering/ mathematics, dual language programs, world languages, early college to career technical education and much more. Families can select the school icons they are interested in learning more about and view a virtual information booth. Departments have also designed tables to provide timely information to families about programs and opportunities available to students.

Visit the Virtual School Choice Expo Nov. 2-6: http://fresnounified.org/schoolchoice2020

Another component of the Choose your Future Week is virtual parent learning modules. Use this link to Parent University for more information on the sessions below.

DateDayTimeSession Titles
November 3Tuesday10 a.m.-noon and 2:30-4:30 p.m.College and Career Readiness
November 4Wednesday6-8 p.m.High School Readiness
November 4Wednesday10 a.m.-noonSpecial Education
November 5Thursday10 a.m.-noonMiddle School Readiness
November 6Friday10 a.m.-noon and 2:30-4:30 p.m.Elementary School Readiness

“Through a focused week of virtual activities, our students and parents can learn about the wide variety of education choices they have and be ready for our transfer deadline. We encourage our families to check out Choose your Future Week and see what excites their students and what would be the best fit,” said Superintendent Bob Nelson.  

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