Ridgefield High School to co-host college fair in Wilton
As part of the College Fair Partnership, Ridgefield High School will co-host one of the largest College Fairs in Connecticut in concert with Wilton High School on Wednesday, Oct. 16. The doors of Wilton High School Field House at 395 Danbury Road will open from 7 to 9 p.m. to admit area high school students and families.
College representatives from approximately 300 colleges, universities, technical schools and military service academies will be available to talk to prospective students and their parents. Students will be meeting some of the area representatives who will be involved in making decisions on their college applications. Freshman and sophomore students are also welcome to attend if they want to get an early start. The school strongly encourages juniors and seniors to attend the College Fair.
The college fair is an opportunity for students to learn about schools, make a contact, demonstrate interest and begin to build a relationship with prospective schools.
College reps have given Ridgefield positive feedback about the College Fair Partnership initiative. Families describe the fair as student-friendly, as exhibits are designed to appeal to them. The fair is structured to allow students to visit schools’ exhibits independently, and ask questions directly. It is a virtual cornucopia of colleges under one roof, and introduces the wealth and diversity of educational opportunities available to students, a press release said.
The Ridgefield High School counselors also attend the College Fair and will be available to their students. This is the 19th consecutive year that Ridgefield High School has co-hosted a College Fair with Wilton High School.
To accommodate Ridgefield parents and students who want to attend the College Fair, Ridgefield High is providing a shuttle bus from Branchville Elementary School to Wilton High beginning at 6:30 p.m. Using the shuttle bus is encouraged since there is limited parking available at Wilton High.