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August College Search Guide
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August College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz I hope your children got the chance to breathe, decompress, and savor the lull because they are now once more face-to-face with the realities of high school life. High schoolers in the San Gabriel Valley confront exceedingly fierce competition. Students here: get perfect SAT scores; have 4.0…

Monrovia High School Recognized for Narrowing Achievement Gap
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Monrovia High School Recognized for Narrowing Achievement Gap

Originially posted July 9 at 11:42 a.m. / Updated July 10 at 10:53 a.m. By Susan Motander The Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) has placed Monrovia High School on its 2018-2019 California Honor Roll. This honor is not one for which a school may apply, but rather is based solely on objective achievement data…

Financial Woes Shutter Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia
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Financial Woes Shutter Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia

Mt. Sierra College in Monrovia shut down suddenly last week, leaving students who expected to take part in a graduation ceremony in the dark. The president of the Monrovia-based technical college gave students and faculty one day’s notice of its closure in an email, according to a local newspaper report. “The college, due to severe…

July College Search Guide
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July College Search Guide

The Road to College By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed mild climate so far but May gray and June gloom are rapidly being replaced by summer weather. We, in Pasadena and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, are used to soaring temperatures in the triple digits and many of us are looking for ways…

Oak Crest Holds First Annual Symposium
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Oak Crest Holds First Annual Symposium

By Susan Motander Recently, the innovative individuals at Oak Crest Institute of Science, winner of the Monroe Award as the business citizen of the year, presented its first annual symposium to explain some of the projects which they are involved in; but that was not the entire program. The keynote speaker was Dr. Jerome Zach,…

Monrovia’s Immaculate Conception School Summer Code Camp
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Monrovia’s Immaculate Conception School Summer Code Camp

Fifth and sixth grade Immaculate Conception School (IC) students are participating in Camp Code. Students will explore coding, robotics, engineering, design, and hands on problem solving. The program was funded by a generous donor and Bishop O’Connell recently stopped by to inspire these future leaders in technology. When students return to school in September, they…

Monrovia Unified Celebrates Adult School and Alternative Schools Class of 2019
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Monrovia Unified Celebrates Adult School and Alternative Schools Class of 2019

Monrovia Unified celebrated 270 students who graduated from the District’s Adult School, Canyon Oaks High School, and Mountain Park School during ceremonies that celebrated the achievements and successes of each student. On May 30, Monrovia Community Adult School held its commencement ceremony for graduates who had completed the graduation requirements for the schools’ programs. Students…

MUSD Celebrates 2018-19 Successes at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts
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MUSD Celebrates 2018-19 Successes at Wild Rose School of Creative Arts

Monrovia families are buzzing about expansions in instructional options at Wild Rose School, including this year’s successful restructuring as a School of Creative Arts and the 2019-20 addition of dual language immersion in Spanish. Spaces in the Spanish language program are already limited and the school is celebrating a partnership with Disney Musicals in Schools…

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