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May 2016 - LA 18Taking a Gap Year
Many high school graduates prefer to take a gap year before entering college. What do education experts have to say to this pre-college gap year? Reporter Esther Lee finds out.
June 2015 - 89.3 KPCC‘D’ grade may get LAUSD students out of high school, but not into 4-year college
California college admissions experts say while Los Angeles Unified school board’s decision Tuesday to lower the grade requirement for college preparation courses will help students graduate, it won’t get them into four-year colleges.
September 2015 - Los Angeles TimesA parent’s guide to AP classes
A 4.0 GPA isn’t enough to get into any college you want anymore. Now, there are Advanced Placement classes. Once reserved for the most elite high school students, these college-level classes are finding their way into more schools, and more colleges expect to see them on applicants’ transcripts.
January 2015 - Malibu Surfside NewsMHS hosts College Night
Malibu High School hosted its biggest college night of the year on Thursday, Jan. 15, welcoming parents and students of all ages to garner information from several different speakers. Speakers discussed everything from community colleges to admission testing to private and out of state schools.
October 2015 - Los Angeles TimesSAT, ACT preparation depends on high school
Preparing for SAT and ACT exams has become the norm for college-bound high schoolers, but within the Newport-Mesa Unified School District educators take differing routes to help their students through the process.
December 2015 - What’s Up with Kobylt & HayesWhat’s Up with Kobylt & Hayes
Personal Mindfulness Instructor and Practitioner, Kelsey Patel, shares how to live a life with purpose and joy. College Counselor Kathryn Favaro on helping kids get into their dream schools.
May 2016 - Change To UC Application Essays RequirementsChange To UC Application Essays Requirements
Big change to UC application essay requirements stressing students out! Private college counselor Kathryn Favaro said that the specificity of the prompts could allow students who are the first in their family to go to college or who’ve had other challenges explain how they’ve overcome them.