Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hoover High College Night Attracts Students, Families

College Night at Hoover More than 300 students and family members from Hoover and its feeder middle schools, Wilson and Clark, advanced their road to college recently as the school held its 2011-12 College Night.
Representatives from more than 45 colleges, universities and other educational institutions were on hand, along with several local agencies. Not only could students and their parents/guardians speak with representatives individually, a panel discussion was held with staff from San Diego State University, UC  San Diego, University of San Diego and City College. Panelists talked about recent changes in entrance requirements and other college conditions, helping to ease concerns and demystify the admission process.
College Night was the culmination of a week of college activities at Hoover in collaboration with GEAR UP and Link Crew. Hoover High’s Counseling Team promoted College Week on campus along with its feeder schools — Monroe Clark & Wilson middle schools — during the week of October 17-21. As part of building a “culture of success” and “college going” atmosphere, Counselors & GEAR UP advisers hosted “college” activities throughout the week during lunch, including:
  • “Save Me A Spot in College” ninth grade essay contest
  • College trivia
  • SAT Essay Word of the Day, create a sentence with SAT word and receive a prize
  • Staff and students wore their college gear all week.
This event provided an avenue to promote a college-going culture and awareness at all grade levels. Hoover team strategically invited eighth graders from Monroe Clark and Wilson middle schools not only to participate in a high school event but explore their options after high school.
Hoover teachers guided their students with quality questions to ask college representatives and they followed up with classroom discussions the following day. Furthermore, many college representatives commented on the politeness and well- behaved students that we have on campus.
For more information, contact Dr. Chuck Podhorsky, principal, at 619-283-6281.