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College Information Night
Eighth through 12th grade students and families are invited to attend a district-wide event to find out about college and careers.

The “Pathways to the Future” event is a college and career night that is organized by the school district’s counselors. The event is held every year and the host high school is rotated each time. This year’s event will be held at El Dorado High School on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The evening will begin with a brief introduction followed by numerous breakout sessions. Attendees can choose three 30-minute presentations.

A few of the sessions/participants include:

• Financial Aid
• National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
• University of California, Irvine
• Chapman University
• University of Southern California (USC)
• Military Academies
• Admissions representatives from University of California (UC), California State Universities (CSU)and private universities
• Scholarship opportunities
• And more!

In addition to that event which is open to all families district-wide, El Dorado’s counseling department is hosting a college fair that will feature over 50 representatives from out-of-state colleges. This event will be held on campus on October 13 and is for El Dorado students only. Yorba Linda High School will offer a similar event on October 17 for their students.

For more information about the events, contact your individual high school’s counseling department.
The process began last year when the district convened a committee comprised of parents, teachers, principals and district staff to review research studies on homework, school practices and the existing district policy. To capture wider stakeholder input, the district also surveyed students, parents, and teachers. In July, all of the committee work and survey findings were reviewed by the Board of Education during an in-depth study session where they, too, provided input. The next step was for staff to draft a policy that reflected the input of all groups and present it to the Board of Education for first review. The first review took place in August and the policy was adopted at the September 9 school board meeting. The homework brochure which summarizes the policy is on our district website and on the Valadez website, under LINKS.
School District Invites Eighth Grade Families to High School Academic Showcase
Eighth grade students and their families are invited to attend the PYLUSD High School Academic Showcase to find out all about what the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District high schools have to offer and why they are regularly ranked amongst America’s top high schools.

The purpose of the event is to give eighth grade students a “sneak peek” as they prepare to make choices about classes, academies offered and other opportunities provided at each high school.

The event will be held over two nights. On Thursday, November 6, families can preview the opportunities offered at El Dorado and Esperanza High Schools. The following Thursday, November 13, the showcase will spotlight Valencia and Yorba Linda High Schools.

Both evenings will start at 6:30 p.m. and held at the Yorba Linda Community Center, located at 4501 Casa Loma Avenue in Yorba Linda.

For more information, visit the district’s website at
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