College Planning For Students At Dowling Elementary 9/23/13
CBS 7 News
September 23, 2013
ODESSA, TX-A local elementary school is helping children get a jump-start on college planning.
Dowling Elementary School, in Odessa, has many college-bound programs for their 5th and 6th grade students.
Ed Gonzalez, the schools counselor, says administration has scheduled a college representative from Angelo State University, to speak to students and parents about how to prepare and pay for college.
“ I think there's so little long range goals that people do, even in high school. Sometimes they don't have long range goals, so we want to encourage them, even from now when they’re young, that one day I'm going to go to college and get some kind of higher education," said Gonzalez.
Gonzalez says they're also in the progress of setting up a day for students to tour the campuses of Odessa College, UTPB, and Texas Tech.
He says they're doing all they can to provide the best education possible for their students.