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Madrid Middle School Hosts College Planning Night

  • photo: Maribel De Leon, from Rio Hondo College addresses the crowd at Madrid Middle School’s College Planning Family Night.

by Michele Earle

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On the road to college, that’s where Madrid Middle School students are, and to support that journey the school recently held its annual College Planning Family Night.

“This is our 8th year partnering with Rio Hondo College for our College Planning Night,” said Bonnie Tanaka, Madrid’s principal addressing the crowd.  “Tonight you will have the opportunity to hear information to help prepare your child for college.  You will also learn tips and strategies that will help you as you get ready to support your child’s college dreams.”

Those in attendance enjoyed a preview of a video for the website which featured students from Madrid and Kranz Intermediate School.  The full length video will be launched online in the near future and offers insight into college and career planning in California.

On hand to provide information on the two and four year college systems, financial planning, high school requirements, college entry requirements, entrance exams and financial aid opportunities were representatives from Pasadena City College, Rio Hondo College, Mt. View High School, El Monte High School, Upward Bound, THINK Together and

Students set to enter high school next fall were encouraged to plan their class schedule for college entry.

“I know many of you have been thinking about college for a while and now that you are graduating 8th grade and entering high school you need to start lining up your college prep courses and try your best to get good grades because colleges look at your grades and involvement from all four years of high school,” said Maribel De Leon, from Rio Hondo College.   “Even though college is 5 years away, the work begins now,” she said.


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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
Madrid Middle School Hosts College Planning Night