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Pathway to America's Top Colleges & Universities Event a Big Success
Posted on 01/19/2017
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January 2017 – The Glendale Union High School District presented its first Pathway to America’s Top Colleges & Universities event on January 12, 2017.

More than 650 students and their families attended the event to learn how they can ensure their academic path leads them to an institution of higher learning. The country’s top colleges and universities were invited to present information. In total, information from 30 different top schools were available to parents.  

Representatives from the following institutions were on hand to provide further information:

  • Yale University

  • MIT

  • Cornell University

  • Brown University

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Duke University

  • Harvard Business School

  • Stanford University

  • Amherst College

  • UVA-Law School

  • Claremont McKenna

  • Bowling Green State University

Craig Mussi, GUHSD Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, shared different ways the district is currently ensuring student preparedness, especially for those students interested in attending an Ivy League institution.

Keynote speaker Steve McLaughlin, the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University, described to guests the application screening process. His discussion focused on demystifying the selective admissions process, noting that students can implement good planning as soon as their junior high years to set them on the right course for higher education. McLaughlin shared that universities are interested not only in academic performance but also in a student’s values, background, interests and experiences.

The evening included grade level breakout sessions to discuss QuestBridge scholarship information; how to build an online portfolio; and how GUHSD teachers and staff are partnering with students and families to offer support and guidance throughout their high school years for a successful transition to college.

To view the evening's presentation, please click here.