In a world full of confusion, there are options...College Options. And College Options Man is a man with a list of .... well, options. FAFSA - yea, he know's how to spell it. Scholarships - yea, he likes money. College applications - he's got a pen handy.
Helping students plan for their futures with test preparation and campus tours, he combats the unmotivated and the misinformed.
College Options Man is a superhero, and he makes you pretty confident you could be your own superhero. So strap on that cape and spandex suit because you've got college options, man.
Students, primarily those in rural communities, face challenges pursuing postsecondary education – many of which are not experienced by their urban counterparts. The impetus behind College Options Man is to show students that postsecondary education (including B.A. and B.S. degrees, Certificates and other Credentialed programs) is attainable. Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation available about college going – much of which is false or misrepresented.
Students at the high school level have related in an extremely positive fashion to College Options Man. The “superhero” is able to strike the balance between experience, good intention and humorous anecdotes. Numerous studies point to teenagers relating to and engaging deeper with humorous material, when compared to textual information, or information from the voice an authority.
Students of disaffected households, first-generation college goers, and those who come from a household where college going is not identified as a reality, often have incorrect opinions and understanding of what it takes to go to college. College Options Man is meant as an icon to humorously show that college is and can be attainable if students know where to look. In a way, he is the idiot savant hero of postsecondary education attainment.
Dr. Dropout’s only mission is to foil the plans of eager young students who want to go to college. He is the nemesis of College Options Man and promotes wrong information about going to college.
Barry introduces himself as a new “student” at the Gang’s high school. Obviously humorous because of his age, the students seem none the wiser and agree to go to his house to “play X-Box.” The kids don’t realize Barry is actually a minion of Dr. Dropout and has been sent there to lure the students into a college brainwashing session.
After luring two of The Gang to the secret evil hidden lair, Dr. Dropout begins the brainwashing process, flushing positive associations of college education from their minds and replacing them with negative associations. Dr. Dropout wants NOBODY to go to college and plans to transmit the brainwashing message across all TV stations so nobody will ever want to go to college again.
College Options Man feels terrible about not realizing Barry was an infiltrating nemesis-in-training. He feels responsible for letting the Gang down, and drowns his sorrows in his vice of choice – Pizza Bagels.
Bones, who runs the technological side of the College Options Man operation, is a mentor to CO Man. After a particulaly rousing speech, he convinces College Options Man that he is the only person who can save the gang, and the world, from Dr. Dropout’s evil anti-college agenda.
After using clever disguising techniques, College Options Man infiltrates the Dr.’s secret lair. With the help of Gwen, the only member of the Gang who didn’t go with Barry to play X-box, CO Man is able to convince Barry that what he is doing is wrong, and that he, too, had been brainwashed. With this epiphony, Barry cancels the national transmission of the anti-college agenda. Dr. Dropout is distraught.
Turns out, Dr. Dropout never got to go to college because he thought it was too expensive and that he wasn’t smart enough. The Gang tells him if he wants to go to college, there is a way. The Doctor admits he’s always wanted to be a veterinarian. The film ends with all people happy and pro-college.
College Options Man
Don’t know howto get to college?You’ve got college options, man.
An unassuming superhero college mascot.An evil doctor set on foiling students’ college plans. A dog named bones. This is the story of College Options Man (in four parts.)
The Gang meetsCollege Options Man, who tellsthem college is attainable.
Dr. Dropout is the sour evil doctor,consumed with adesire to preventall students fromgoing to college.
Dr. Dropout enliststhe help of Barry to infiltrate the Gang and lure them to Dr. Dropout’s secret lair.
Dr. Dropout proceeds to brainwash the eager students with evil,incorrect information about college.
College Options Man, distraughtabout the kidnapping, seeks solace in his vice of choice: Pizza Bagels
Bones, the gruff sidekick, gets CO Man to snap out of it.
College Options Man rallies to thecause and confronts the evil doctor
Dr. Dropout concedes he never got to go to college, and wants to be a veterinarian. Everybody is happy.