EL MONTE – Hundreds of El Monte Union students are poised to celebrate an important next step toward achieving their academic pursuits during College Signing Day ceremonies.

Each comprehensive high school will host its own event for students to showcase the college-going culture each campus has cultivated to inspire and prepare students to follow their educational and professional pursuits.
Rosemead High School will hold its Acceptance Day ceremony for about 165 students from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 26. It will include lunch and college activity stations for students to explore.

Mountain View High School will hold a ceremony from 9:45 to 11:20 a.m. on Friday, April 27. During the inaugural event, students will celebrate their post-secondary plans in the Media Center. There will also be activity stations, where students can write thank you cards to their favorite teachers.

El Monte High School will hold a College Signing Day ceremony for 150 seniors who have committed to attend a four-year college or university. Students will sign a letter of intent while the college’s fight song plays in the background. The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Friday, April 27.

South El Monte High School will hold its ceremony for students who will commit to a four-year college or university at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2. The school will celebrate students attending a vocational school, community college or the military at a later date.

Arroyo High School will hold its “Knights Charging Forward” celebration from noon to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. Counselors will complete “My Plan for After High School” intent cards, to be displayed on a portable wall.

Counselors will also distribute “AHS College Bound” t-shirts. Participating students will also receive a “Here’s to Your Sweet Future” ticket, which can be claimed for an item from the dessert bar. Students will also have the opportunity to take a picture at the “inspiration” photo booth.