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Mock Admissions Trial

LEAD Students Become Admission Representatives

Senior Seminar students were invited to participate in a mock admissions trial in August 2015.  With the help of University of Tennessee Knoxville (Sammy Stevens) and Belmont University (Steven Martin), our seniors received a "behind the scenes" look at the application process.  Students represented a mock-up college and reviewed dummy applicants to determine their future at "Lost Cove University."  Our college representatives then provided their feedback and helped our students understand "the other side" of the application process.

Application Parties

LEAD Academy Annual Application Party

On social media, it's called "Finish Strong Friday," or "#FinishStrongFriday".

At LEAD Academy on September 11th, that's exactly what happened.

There, seniors representing the Class of 2016 took part in the school's annual "Application Day," an event in which all seniors apply to between three-and-five colleges to get the ball rolling on their college application process. 

In what was as festive a setting as can be -- complete with a step show performance by members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at Fisk University -- seniors applied to at least two of the following colleges: Austin Peay State University; the University of Memphis; Middle Tennessee State University; Tennessee State University; and Western Kentucky University.

This was the largest Application Day to date. 

"Today is when all the hard work preparing for the college application process becomes real for students," said LaVoe Mulgrew, school director. "With their first applications now in the hands of the college representatives, seniors are on their way to reaching their goal to be admitted to a four-year college."

The high school's College Counseling Deparment plans and prepares the annual event. The hope is to motivate and encourage younger students to apply for college his/her senior year and to know that the application process starts your 9th grade year and current actions matter.