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Governor Little proclaiming October as "Next Steps" Month

Posted at 3:13 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 06:50:40-04

BOISE, Idaho — Governor Brad Little will visit Boise High School today where he will proclaim October as "Next Steps" Month in Idaho.

Boise High students, State Board of Education Member Andrew Scoggin, State Board Executive Director Matt Freeman and Boise School District administrators will be at the proclamation signing.

More than 18,000 Idaho high school seniors are receiving letters from the Idaho State Board of Education this week informing them they have been automatically accepted either to six or all eight of Idaho's public colleges and universities.

“Starting October 1, those seniors will be able to take the next step by going to nextsteps.idaho.gov and applying to Idaho colleges and universities they are interested in attending,” State Board College and Career Planning Program Manager Byron Yankey said. “We appreciate Governor Little’s help in getting the word out to students and parents about this great opportunity to apply to college or a career-technical program free of charge and to take the next steps toward a rewarding career.”

Educators, parents and students can find resources on the Next Steps website explaining the many things students can do in October to start planning their future, from learning about financial aid and scholarships to attending a career and college event to taking a quiz that helps match their skills and interests with possible careers.

In 2018, 47 percent of Idaho's graduating high school seniors used the Next Steps website to apply to college in Idaho.