Jefferson Deadline

Tomorrow is the deadline for submitting applications to Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Fairfax County school officials said. The applications should be turned in to the students' middle school or the Thomas Jefferson admissions office.

Applications can be mailed to the admissions office but must be postmarked Oct. 29. The address is 6560 Braddock Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22312.

Helping Immigrant Parents

Annandale High School has received a $25,000 grant for its outreach program for immigrants.

The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, through its Washington Area Partnership for Immigrants, awarded the grant to help parents and teachers. School system officials said the money will be used for parenting classes for people for whom English is a second language; parent seminars in English, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese; parenting leadership seminars in English and Spanish; and establishing a parent resource center at the school.

In addition, a core group of teachers will learn how to work with immigrant parents and, in turn, will teach other faculty those "best practices."

Topics covered in the native-language classes will include adolescent development, school organization, bullying and gang awareness, and other topics requested by parents. The parenting leadership seminars will teach parents how to be advocates for their children.

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On the Road to College

The Reston Community Center is sponsoring its annual tour of four Virginia colleges Monday and Tuesday. Included in the tour are the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Virginia Tech and Radford University.

The tour includes round-trip bus transportation, overnight hotel accommodations, breakfast, information on each school and a free campus tour. The cost is $85 for Reston residents and $110 for others. Registration is required. For more information, call 703-476-4500.