WHAT: Representatives from the country’s leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be coming to Monterey Trail High School to present and meet with students and parents this year with a focus on “on the spot” admissions for seniors. Personal advising and information about financial resources will also be available. Students and parents may also start the financial aid and scholarship process. Special guests will include Mr. Alan Rowe, president and CEO of the United College Action Network (UCAN).
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
WHERE: Monterey Trail High School, 8661 Power Inn Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624
WHO: Dr. Alan Rowe, representatives of the HBCU, students and parents
WHY: Face-to-face connections with HBCU representatives and on-the-spot admissions for seniors gives many Elk Grove Unified students a jumpstart on their college ambitions making the dream of going to college more of a reality. College fairs, like the well-known HBCU event, bring hope and opportunity to the community. Helping students envision their next chapter in higher education is an essential part in assisting them with achieving success.
About Historically Black Colleges and Universities
According to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights website, “Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Prior to the time of their establishment, and for many years afterwards, blacks were generally denied admission to traditionally white institutions. As a result, HBCUs became the principle means for providing postsecondary education to black Americans.”
UPDATE: More than 400 students met with over 35 college and universities. Check out the video.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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