BALDWIN — With Tuesday, Oct. 1, kicking off Michigan College Month and the first day to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Baldwin Community Schools is doing its part to get students thinking about life after high school.

Duane Roberts, promise zone coordinator at Baldwin's College Access Center, said BCHS will be participating in a variety of activities and events throughout the month to prepare students for college.

"For seniors, this is the most important thing for them to focus on in the month of October," Roberts said.

On Monday, Oct. 14, students will have the chance to learn about the FAFSA application process at FAFSA Completion Night.

"Our goal is to have 100 percent of the graduating class complete the FAFSA this year," Roberts said.

For students who cannot make it to the event, the College Access Center also will have open access hours available, from Oct. 14-18, for students and parents to ask any questions they have about the FAFSA, scholarships and more.

After that, Roberts said students and parents are welcome to make appointments.

Students who are not interested in attending a four-year university can get involved in Michigan College Month as well.

Roberts said BCS and the College Access Center have partnered with military recruiters and trade schools, who will be speaking to students about alternative options for after high school.

Additionally, BCS will be having a career fair to showcase all the options available to high school seniors.

For more information about Michigan College Month or for information regarding services offered by the College Access Center, call (231) 745-1141 or visit