Regional Counselor Breakfast Focuses on Innovation Programs
February 26, 2014 • 533 views
Approximately 100 counselors from high schools throughout the region will learn more about Rio Hondo College’s innovative academic and student services programs during the Regional High School Counselor Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8-11 a.m. on campus at the Rio Cafe.
The breakfast event geared toward counselors from 25 high schools is designed to create a direct pipeline to Rio Hondo College’s largest student group: recent high school graduates.
“Rio Hondo College has been on the precipice of a renaissance as it is evolving and expanding to meet the needs of 21st century college students,” said Rio Hondo College Superintendent/President Teresa Dreyfuss. “With the Counselor’s Breakfast, we aim to go to the source of our largest student demographic, and highlight the programs and services that will benefit the students counselors serve.”
Along with academic updates from Rio Hondo College, counselors will also learn more about Rio Hondo College’s new Freshman Success Center and Associate Degrees for Transfer, also known as “A Degree with a Guarantee.”
The counselors will be taken on a grand tour of the new state-of-the-art Physical Education Complex and be given an update on the Student Success Initiative, a statewide policy geared toward improving educational outcomes, closing achievement gaps and eliminating inefficiencies.
“It’s important to give our area high schools an understanding of Rio Hondo College and why it is an important option for students,” said Dr. Mike Muñoz, Acting Dean of Counseling and Student Success. “This event opens the door to communication with schools and counselors with whom we may not have had a connection before.”
While Rio Hondo College has a strong relationship with high schools within the District area, counselors from other high schools in the east and west San Gabriel Valley, East Los Angeles, gateway cities and Orange County will also have an opportunity see why Rio Hondo is a viable option for their students.
Such high schools include: Downey, San Gabriel, Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Los Altos, Garfield, Roosevelt, Bell Gardens, La Mirada, La Habra, Wilson, Sierra Vista, West Covina, and La Puente.