EducationQuest’s KnowHow2GO program promotes four steps 8th, 9th and 10th grade students should follow to make college a reality:

Step 1: Be a pain – in a good way.  Ask adults to help guide you to college – and keep asking until you find someone who will.

Step 2: Push yourself. Take tough courses in high school – and get involved in extracurricular activities.

Step 3: Find the right fit.  Explore careers that fit your interests and skills – and then research colleges that are a good fit for you!

Step 4: Put your hands on some cash. Money is available to help you pay for college, but you have to apply!


Free KnowHow2GO Resources

EducationQuest provides free resources to help you guide your students to college. They include:

KnowHow2GO Handbook – guides your students through the four steps of KnowHow2GO. Your school received a supply of this publication for distribution to your students.
8-10section 8th, 9th & 10th Grade section of our website – gives students easy access to information and tools that will help guide them to college
KnowHow2GO Activities 
has activities you can use with your students that relate to each step of KnowHow2GO. You’ll find step-by-step instructions for each activity.
kh2gcoverimage KnowHow2GO to College Presentation – This presentation follows John, a 9th grader, through the four KnowHow2GO steps as he discovers how to make college possible.


The KnowHow2GO Activities include “College Doesn’t Just Happen,” a video and PowerPoint featuring two young men who visit their high school five years after graduating and “flash back” to decisions that impacted their ability to go to college.

You’ll also find tips for coordinating a KnowHow2GO Pep Rally at your school.


Help your students step to the top of the class!

Our “Step to the Top of the Class” video demonstrates an activity that will help your students understand that choices they make in high school will impact their future. Click here for instructions to go with the video. TopofClass