Scheduling Assistance - Iowa College Access Network - ICAN

Scheduling Assistance

Each year we provide more than 1,000 presentations to students and parents across Iowa in an effort to ensure that every student has the opportunity and the resources necessary to gain access to post high school education and training, and by extension, a brighter future.

In an effort to maximize our program offerings and meet the needs of more students in the most cost-effective manner, guidelines have been developed for each program regarding target audience and the time of year the presentation should be given. Please read the description for each presentation and review these recommendations prior to requesting a presentation.

  • Hosing & Scheduling Best Practices
    Presentation descriptions specify the time of year, the length of time and the setting that are best for each presentation. In addition, these strategies will help you determine the date for your presentation.
    • Avoid outright conflicts with other school-related activities. It may be necessary to schedule in conjunction with another activity, such as:
      • Before a home sports event.
      • In tandem with parent-teacher conferences.
      • Before or after another ICAN presentation within your school or in a neighboring community. See the ICAN presentation calendar or talk to an ICAN representative about possible combinations.
      • The day before or after another ICAN presentation in your community or region. See the ICAN presentation calendar or talk to an ICAN representative about possible combinations.
    • Follow your community's tradition regarding event scheduling during evenings of religious activities.
    • Be aware of other community-based events, such as:
      • Election dates.
      • Plays or concerts.
      • Fund-raisers.
  • Schedule a Presentation
    ICAN offers career and college readiness programs that prepare students from 8th grade to senior year for life after high school. Please review our program descriptions, as well as scheduling policies and guidelines carefully.

    Scheduling for Fall 2018 is now open. To schedule contact ICAN at (877) 272-4692.
    The following programs are eligible for Fall scheduling:

Scheduling for Spring 2019, including ICAN's How to Pay for College and Life After High School: Career & College Planning, will begin August 2018. ICAN is NOT scheduling these programs during spring 2018.

  • Promote Your Presentation
    ICAN relies on you to ensure your students and parents attend your scheduled ICAN programs. To aid in your efforts, ICAN has developed a promotional toolkit and sends out promotional packets one month prior to your evening presentation.
    • Use the Presentation Checklist (PDF) to plan for and promote your ICAN presentation, starting four weeks before. Visit the toolkit.
    • Word documents include suggested text that can be personalized before it’s copied into other documents or programs, such as a letter or e-mail from you. Simply insert the appropriate information in the highlighted areas and copy and paste the text into your document before printing or sending.
      Required software: Microsoft Word version 2003 or higher
    • PDF documents may be sent directly to your printer without customization.
      Required software: Adobe Acrobat Reader version 6 or higher.
  • Request Materials
    Materials for the 2018-2019 academic year will be ordered during summer 2018. The deadline for requesting materials is May 25, 2018. Material requests made after May 25, 2018, will be subject to availability. Click here to order materials. 
  • Presentation Sponsorships 
    As you consider your presentation schedule with ICAN for the 2018-2019 academic year, also consider community members and businesses in your area that could partner with ICAN and cover the cost of the presentations in your school. ICAN is looking for community partners to sponsor ICAN presentations and cover travel expenses to reach each community. If you have ideas for potential community sponsors click here to complete the online submission form or call ICAN at (877) 272-4692.  


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