The Parent Education Series will kick off its annual expert presentations and panel discussions, which take place at local high schools, with a discussion on the transition from high school to college.
During her talk at Menlo-Atherton High School on Thursday, Sept. 19, higher education expert Terri Givens will try to answer the questions: "What should you and your student know about making the transition to college?" and "How can the high school experience prepare your child for a successful career in higher education?"
Givens, the former provost at Menlo College, recently founded the Center for Higher Education Leadership, a portal for professional development for higher education leaders. She has also written books and articles on immigration policy and anti-discrimination politics. She serves as a director on several nonprofit boards.
The Parent Education Series is a Sequoia Union High School District program in which experts in subjects including student academic success and well-being teach district parents, staff and community members about their fields.
Future events this school year include a talk on vaping devices by Richard Ceballos, project coordinator of Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, Nov. 20 at Woodside High School; and a talk on defining healthy boundaries in the digital age on March 11 at Sequoia High School.
The Sept. 19 event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in M-A's Performing Arts Center, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton. Admission is free and light refreshments will be provided. Spanish interpretation will be available.
For more information, contact series director Charlene Margot at email@example.com, or go to terrigivens2019ma.eventbrite.com.