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August College Search Guide
Education

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…

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…

Arcadia Innovation Summit Imagines, Inquires, and Inspires
Education

Arcadia Innovation Summit Imagines, Inquires, and Inspires

Hundreds of educators from all over California descended upon Arcadia for the 5th Annual Arcadia Innovation Summit on Friday. More than 900 teachers, administrators and staff representing nearly 200 different school districts, schools, and educational organizations registered for what’s becoming a very popular conference hosted by the Arcadia Unified School District at no cost to…

How to Become an Arcadia High National Merit Semifinalist
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How to Become an Arcadia High National Merit Semifinalist

By Arcadia Unified School District Digital Communications Intern Sofia Nagy Over the past 25 years, Arcadia High School has had nearly 600 students, qualify as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists, with an exceptional average of 20 students receiving admittance into this program. This year, Arcadia High’s Class of 2019 had 23 Apache semifinalists. The National Merit…

4 Arcadia High Students Named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners
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4 Arcadia High Students Named College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Wednesday, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced over 3,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Among the winners announced Wednesday were four Arcadia High School students: Dean Albert Frame will study at Northeastern University and plans to pursue a career in computer science. Jason Ke will continue his education at…

June College Search Guide
Education

June College Search Guide

The road to college By May S. Ruiz The mere mention of college applications is enough to cause apprehension among parents and high schoolers. To say that the process is a complicated one to navigate is a spectacular understatement. Frantic parents are now deeply involved in the process that should have been between their children…

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