What is GenTX Decision Day?
May 3, 2019, GenTX Decision Day, is your opportunity to recognize and celebrate students for their postsecondary plans in front of the entire student body. Think of GenTX Decision Day as a school spirit day, during which we all work together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process.
By completing the survey at the link below, you are committing your school to initiate and plan activities that promote both GenTX Month 2018 and GenTX Decision Day 2019. As a participating school, you will receive a GenTX campus Participation Pack and #IApplied stickers for every high school senior. Your school could also win additional GenTX promo items. REGISTER NOW and ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!
What happens on GenTX Decision Day?
All students are recognized for their postsecondary plans in front of the entire study body. Think of GenTX Decision Day as a school spirit day, during which we all work together to build excitement and awareness surrounding the college selection and enrollment process. All high school students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to wear college apparel, decorate doors and classrooms in college themes, post signs and pennants in our community, decorate storefronts, or have college trivia contests — let’s get creative! Download the Generation Texas Decision Day Guide to plan your #GenTXDay and make it the best in Texas!
Accept the Challenge!
Our goals this year are to have:
- At least 1,200 Texas High Schools accept the challenge and register for #GenTXDay to support students with activities, events, and outreach;
- Every participating high school in Texas increase ApplyTexas and FAFSA completions by four percentage points (4%) above the prior year; and
- Every eligible student (seniors) in Texas complete and submit the FAFSA. or TASFA and an application (ApplyTexas) to at least one institution of higher education
Generation Texas also supports the regional efforts and goals of the 60x30TX Texas Challenge to Reach Higher, which aligns with the national Reach Higher Initiative, to increase completion of college applications, FAFSA, and college readiness indicators.
How can I help?
You can help by talking to students about their college choices, contributing to the “spirit” of the day or —perhaps most importantly — reaching out to students to encourage them to complete the enrollment process. Seek out those students who might traditionally be overlooked when it comes to college planning, and talk to them about their options for college. Be sure to ask students about their postsecondary education plans after high school as they board the bus, go through the lunch line, or walk into church, a store, or their classrooms!
We are building a college-going culture in Texas schools and GenTX Decision Day is one of the ways that we do this. Please join in!
Contact GenTX at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need more information.