EL MONTE – El Monte High School welcomed hundreds of students and their parents for the District’s annual College Night, where they met with representatives from over 40 colleges and universities and participated in other college-going activities in preparation for college and financial aid application season.

Students received information on programs, activities, entrance requirements and degrees offered by two- and four-year universities, including UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne and Rio Hondo College. Representatives from the armed forces were also present.

“Every year, we look forward to providing our students and their families a direct line to college recruiters and representatives, helping students to find the best collegiate fit,” Superintendent Dr. Edward Zuniga said. “This event provides an invaluable opportunity for our students to be proactive, get the answers they’re looking for and prepare for what their futures will look like after they graduate.”

The event included “The College Path,” a workshop that provided students and families information on financial aid, college requirements, various post-secondary education options and college admissions.

Students and families also learned about the 2019-20 Cash for College workshops, which will help college-goers complete financial aid and Dream Act applications and get expert assistance.

Events will take place Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. as follows:

• Oct. 3 – Rosemead High School, 9063 Mission Drive, Rosemead
• Oct. 10 – Arroyo High School, 4921 Cedar Ave., El Monte
• Oct. 17 – El Monte High School, 3048 Tyler Ave., El Monte
• Oct. 24 – Mountain View High School, 2900 Parkway Drive, El Monte
• Nov. 7 – South El Monte High School, 1001 Durfee Ave., South El Monte

Fernando Ledesma High School will hold its event from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 at 12347 Ramona Blvd., El Monte.


092519_EMUHSD_COLLEGESEASON1: El Monte Union on Sept. 23 held its annual College Night, which was attended by hundreds of students and their families who had the opportunity to speak with dozens of college representatives and explore their postsecondary options.

092519_EMUHSD_COLLEGESEASON2: El Monte Union students speak with college representatives to learn more about entrance requirements and academic programs during the District’s annual College Night.