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Arcadia High Among Best Public High Schools in the Nation
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Arcadia High Among Best Public High Schools in the Nation

Arcadia High standouts in STEM and college prep Out of more than 19,000 public high schools in the nation, Arcadia High School ranks in the top 1 percent of the best public high schools in America. According to Niche.com’s 2019 list for Best Public High Schools, Arcadia High School not only receives this national honor…

Arcadia Unified Celebrates its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year
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Arcadia Unified Celebrates its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year

The Arcadia Unified School District celebrated its 2018-19 Teacher of the Year, Janice Dickson, at the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) 2018-19 Teachers of the Year luncheon on Friday, Sept. 21. Dickson, a fourth grade teacher at Longley Way Elementary School, has taught in the district for 14 years and meets students’ unique…

How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?
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How Can You Help the Arcadia Educational Foundation?

The Arcadia Educational Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1981 in response to substantially reduced federal and state funding for California public schools. The AEF’s purpose is to raise funds for the Arcadia Unified School District. The Foundation is administered by parent and community member trustees who represent the interests of…

Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough
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Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay Is Not Enough

By Lucy Benton, Guest Contributor Of course, your college application essay is not enough to get accepted. Just look at Harvard’s 2018 admission statistics: out of 39,506 applicants, only 2,000 got accepted. Clearly, not only your application essay is at play here. College admission is a holistic process that involves a lot more than meets…

Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists
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Arcadia and Pasadena High School Students Selected as Scholarship Semi-Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program announced approximately 16,000 high school semi-finalists yesterday, with 40 of them coming from the Arcadia and Pasadena school districts. The Arcadia school district has 23 semi-finalists coming from Arcadia High School. The remaining 17 semi-finalists are from the Pasadena school district: one from La Salle High School, two from Maranatha…

Arcadia Student Earns Full-Tuition High School Scholarship
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Arcadia Student Earns Full-Tuition High School Scholarship

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is pleased to announce that Arul Kolla of Rancho Lab School has been selected as one of this year’s Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholars. A total of 30 students, chosen from a competitive pool of gifted seventh grade applicants from across the country, receive full-tuition scholarships to any high…

September College Search Guide
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September College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz We’ve enjoyed lower temperatures the last few days, which is uncommon for  September. It’s not only a pleasant change after months of extreme heat, but also is a welcome relief for students who are back on campus. For decades, the new school year didn’t commence until after…

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