El Monte Union High School District to Hold Annual College Night

By Anne Donofrio-Holter
October 17, 2012 • 404 views

 

By Anne Donofrio-Holter

El Monte, CA –Students and their parents will have an opportunity to obtain information from representatives of colleges and universities, and learn the critical steps needed to make college a reality at the El Monte Union High School District’s annual College Night.  The event is designed to give parents and students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the steps in the college planning process.  Students and their parents will also have an opportunity to obtain information on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarship programs.  A parent workshop, entitled College Knowledge, will be presented in both English and Spanish.

Representatives from UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Merced, UC San Diego, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State LA, Cal State Humboldt, Cal State East Bay, Mt. St. Mary’s College, Pomona College, Rio Hondo College and Pasadena Community College are scheduled to attend along with a representatives from community outreach programs including Cal-SOAP, PCC Upward Bound, Goodwill, New Futuro, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and LEARN.

Hosted each year by a different school, this year’s event will take place at Arroyo High School, located at 4921 Cedar Avenue, El Monte, on Monday, October 29 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

“College Night is a great opportunity for students and their parents to learn about the many educational choices they have for the future,” said Margina Berg, career guidance coordinator.  “Well attended each year, College Night gives students and their parents a wealth of educational information as well as the opportunity to learn about the many choices available to them after high school.”

A shuttle bus, provided by LEARN, will be available to transport students from the other district high schools to Arroyo High School.  Students must present their school I.D. to be admitted to the event.

“College Night gives me an opportunity, all under one roof, to explore the programs that are available at many different institutions,” said one student.  “I’d recommend it to everyone.”

“We encourage students from all grade levels and their parents to attend this very worthwhile event,” added Berg.

where they stand will also feel that otherworldly sensation as well as be reminded that we are neither the beginning nor the end.

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