ÁPB’s class of 2014 has big dreams of going to competitive colleges all around the US. College trips ÁPB has offered are part of the reason why students are so motivated to go to prestigious universities.
Guidance classes are also very helpful. Teachers and counselors help students inform themselves about going to college through research on web sites such as Collegeboard.com.
The one day experiences lower class men live out in the campuses of different universities often change their point of view on going to college. Majority of Juniors wish to attend UCs and CSUs; some even desire to go out of state to study.
Many Juniors decided that they don’t want to attend colleges out of state because of the cost and the distance away from home. Juniors are one step closer to becoming Seniors and going through the college application process. How much work Juniors put in will determine the path they will walk down after leaving Pat Brown.
Class of 2013 has spread out of ÁPB and are going to colleges all over California and even some out of state. Many students have decided to stay close to home in order to still be close to family and friends but far enough to have a bit of freedom from their flocks.
A variety of students have decided to go to the same colleges but a handful have decided to go against the current and enroll in a college out of state. College is a new start for all these Seniors and they are excited to start their new life in a college of their choice. They will be able to study what they find interesting and start their lives as young adults with new responsibilities.
The new responsibilities that these seniors will face is managing their time and money. They are about to enter a new world, one which has not been experienced by them. In college they will meet new people and make new friends that will offer support when they need it. Now that these seniors are going away, they will be adults living out in the real world which will bring challenges to them.
“My dream college is Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and I am certain I am capable of getting accepted to it. I feel that my guidance teachers Ms. Gerard and Mr. Batten have helped me inform myself about college because they guide us through the college application process” said Junior Armando Zarate.
“I decided to go to Northridge because my first choice didn’t accept me. My first choice was San Diego state, I was super sad about it. But this was my second choice. I wanted to go somewhere far enough to dorm but close enough to stay with my family” said Patricia Cardenas.
“USC is my dream college. Guidance classes and guided study has helped me learn more about college but doing the research yourself is better. Some advice I have for the lower class men is to not let the feeling of giving up get the best of the them. Turn in all work and don’t fall behind” said Junior Domingo Marcos.
“The advice I can give to Juniors is to try their best at all times. Senior year is the hardest. Don’t procrastinate because you will regret it” said Nataly. “I am not attending my dream college but it was one of my top choices. UC Davis is a great university so I’m glad I’m going there” said Senior Nataly Vera.
“This school interested me because it’s annually ranked number one in physics and mathematics around the United States. In doing multiple research I discovered that the school is filled with great professors and exceptional programs” said Junior Jose Ron
“My best option is between San Francisco state or Emerson. I was between these two because SF was closer and they gave me a good amount of money. Emerson is in a huge city and it seems really fun and it’s focused in communication which is what I want to do” said Senior Noel Nevarez.