On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, eighteen 8th graders attended their first high school tour at Alliance Alice Baxter College-Ready High School in the city of San Pedro. The School’s Principal Robert Carr and Assistant Principal Brian Ines greeted our students and provided them with valuable information about high school requirements and expectations. Our students were introduced to Baxter’s educational mission/philosophy, curriculum focus, A-G requirements, college preparation, AP and honor classes and the percentage of students taking the ACT and SAT at Baxter High School. After the high school tour, our students got to meet current 9th and 10th grade students at Baxter High School during a student panel at the Korean Friendship Bell Park.
On Sunday, November 13, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Men’s Basketball game at the Galen Center. They watched the Trojans take on the Mavericks from the University of Omaha, Nebraska. The Trojans defeated the Mavericks 82-72. After the game, students were treated and enjoyed a Caramel & Vanilla Frappuccino at a nearby Starbucks. Our next event will be on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 to a USC Women's Basketball game against the Beavers of Oregon State University at the Galen Center.
On Thursday, October 13 all 7th grade students attended a college tour of the University of California, Riverside. Students were introduced to schools/majors, student library, bookstore, student center, clubs and organizations. Students also learned the UCR symbol and had an opportunity to interview UCR students. Thank you to all the 7th grade teachers and counselors for introducing our 7th grade students to their first UC.
On Sunday, October 23, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Women's Soccer game. They watched the Lady Trojans take on the Huskies from Washington University. The Lady Trojans defeated the Huskies 1-0. Our next event is on Sunday, November 13th, 2016 to a USC Men's Basketball game against the University of Nebraska at the Galen Center. This event will also help kick-start our Alliance Wide Basketball League for the 2016-2017 season.
On Saturday, October 1st, thirty-five ACRMA 4 students attended the UCLA’s “I’m Going to College” fair at the Rose Bowl. The fair provided a great opportunity to expose our students to university life, as well as a reminder that it’s never too early to begin thinking about college. Our students had the opportunity to play carnival games, receive face painting, and get autographs from UCLA student-athletes. After the college fair, students were treated to a UCLA Bruins football game at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins secured a 45-24 win over the University of Arizona Wildcats. Our next event is on Sunday, October 23, 2016 to a USC Women’s Soccer game against the University of Washington.
On Saturday, September 10, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Football game. They watched the Trojans take on the Aggies from Utah State University. The Trojans, with their outstanding defense and offense defeated the Aggies 45-7. Students received a USC’s Running Back Marcus Allen bobblehead (1981 Heisman Trophy winner) and took a walk around the historic Los Angeles Coliseum. This was our second sporting event for our 2016-2017 "I’m Going to College” Tour. Our next event is on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 to a UCLA Football game against Arizona University at the Rose Bowl.
On Saturday, August 27, our ACRMA 4 students attended a USC Women’s Volleyball tournament. They watched the ‘Women of Troy’ take on the Anteaters from UC Irvine. Students took a stroll around the Galen Center and were exposed to the Hall of Champions Trophy area and took a few pictures with college-athletes from the University of Marquette. This was our first kick-off event for our 2016-2017 "I’m Going to College” Tour. Our next event is on Saturday, September 10, 2016 to a USC Football game at the LA Coliseum.
Congratulations to 8th graders Emily Estrada and Ayanna Nesbeth for winning Best Stop-Motion Film for "Attack of Dollzilla." Click here: http://tinyurl.com/zzxgepo
On Monday, June 6, the entire 8th grade class attended the final “I’m Going to College” tour for 2015-2016 at the University of Southern California. Students were introduced to the different schools/majors, library, bookstore, clubs/organizations, Hall of Champions and USC's Track & Field stadium. Thank you to all the 8th grade teachers and counselors for making this college trip so much fun!
The “I Have A Dream Foundation” is a college-access and support program for highly motivated students. Our very own Blanca Garcia is not only a part of this reputable program but has also received a full scholarship to the 2016 National Dreamer Conference in New York City. Congratulations Blanca! Your ACRMA4 family is so proud of you! For more information about the “I Have A Dream Foundation,” check out http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/what-we-do/.