Phone: 316.350.2281

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Diane Close

Diane Close is the College & Career Advocate at Maize High School.  Diane began her career in the Maize district as a counselor in 2002 where she enjoyed 7 years at Maize High prior to the opening of Maize South.  Retiring from counseling in 2017 she considers herself fortunate to still be working with Maize students as the College & Career Advocate at Maize High.   Diane continues to be excited about this role in assisting students and their parents as they plan for the next phase of life.  Although she works on a part-time basis she is willing to meet with parents and students on a flexible schedule to provide guidance in navigating the college process, navigating scholarship websites, searching for careers of interest, and developing a solid plan for students after high school graduation. To schedule an appointment - call 316-350-2281 or email her at dclose@usd266.com

  • If you are a college or career representative interested in scheduling a visit to Maize High School, we offer two college fairs that are held in September and January of each school year.  The fall College Fair is designed to assist seniors and their parents with making a final decision on their college or career choice.  However, students from all grade levels do attend. In addition to the college & career fairs, we allow representatives to visit during EnCor and lunch Tuesday - Thursday.  The Tuesday time schedule is from 11:15 a - 1:15 p.  The Wednesday time schedule is from 10:20a - 12:50p.

    If you have any questions regarding these opportunities please contact Diane Close at 1-316-350-2281 or Dclose@usd266.com

     

    College & Career Center - Upcoming Events

    2021-2022

    September

    13th Fall College & Career Fair - Maize Career Academy 6:00 - 8:00p

    14th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to Butler Communcity College (Andover & El Dorado Campuses)

    22nd Informational Session - FAFSA/Scholarship - Maize Career Academy 6:30p

    23rd College & Career Advocates will be available during parent/teacher conference

    23rd Informational Session - FAFSA/Scholarship - Maize Career Academy 6:30p

    29th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to University of Kansas

    October

    Apply KS Month - seniors are encouraged to complete college applications, assistance is available upon request in the College & Career Center located in room D-8

    4th FAFSA Completion Event - Financial Aid advisors will be available at MCA from 6-7:30p to assist senior students & parents complete the FAFSA application

    7th Apply Kansas Event - College admission representatives will be available during blocks 1 & 2 in the commons area to assist seniors complete and celebrate the college admission process.

    22nd College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to Wichita State University, Black & Yellow Days

    22nd ASVAB Grades 10-12 are invited to take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery 

    29th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to Hutchinson Community College, Recruitment Day

    November

    1st Information session - The Cost of Attendance - Maize Career Academy 6:30p

    8th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to K-State Powercat Preview

    15th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to Emporia State University

    16th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to WSU Tech Day

    January

    10th Information session - The Importance of Community Service & Internship Experiences - Maize Career Academy 6:30p

    24th Fall College & Career Fair - Maize Career Academy 6:00 - 8:00p

    26th College Visit - Jr. & Sr. students to WSU Tech

    February

    An appointment with your College & Career Advocate is a great way to get your enrollment questions answered.

    TBD College Visit - So., Jr. & Sr. students to Friends University

    16th College Visit - So., Jr. & Sr. students to Newman University

    March

     Spring break is a great time to review college options as a family

     TBD College Visit - So., Jr. & Sr. students to Fort Hays State University

    April

    TBD College Visit - So., Jr. & Sr. students to Pittsburg State University, Rumble in the Jungle

    21st College Visit - So., Jr. & Sr. students to Butler Community College

     

    Diane Close                                                                                                                            

    Maize High School                        

    316.350.2281                               

    dclose@usd266.com