The Month Ahead

Last May, during College Signing Day, I challenged the graduating class of 2018 to beat the number of college-bound students from the class of 2017. I know you all can do it!

Our goal at Generation 1st Degree is to make sure that each of our El Rancho students fully explores his or her college-going potential. To inspire students to reach higher, we organize trips for students to visit college campuses, as well as invite admissions representatives from colleges to present to the students right on ERHS’s campus. In fact, in just the last few weeks, many of our students paid a visit to UCLA’s College Fair, and participated in informational presentations at ERHS from admissions representatives from Notre Dame De Namur University and Mount St. Mary’s University.

We’ll have more of these opportunities in the coming weeks, and I highly encourage ALL students to attend each one. You may think a certain college is out of your league, but you might learn that the admissions office is looking for a student just like you.

With many college applications due November 30th, it is true that students will be spending their Thanksgiving weekend putting the finishing touches on those applications. It is a stressful time of year, but students and parents should know that we are here for them as a resource and for support. Go DONS!

Jacki Cisneros