January 28, 2005

Cal State San Marcos Helps Middle School Students Plan College Path

February is College Awareness Month in California, and  Cal State San Marcos is using this time to help local middle school students prepare for the future during “College: Making it Happen.” The programs, which are being held at area middle schools during February and March, are free and open to the public:

Tues., Feb. 1, 6-7:30 p.m.:  Shivela Middle School in Murrieta, 24515 Lincoln Avenue

Tues., Feb. 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: Lincoln Middle School in Oceanside, 2000 California Street

Tues., Feb. 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: Washington Middle School in Vista, 740 Olive Avenue

Thurs., Feb. 17, 6-7:30 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Oceanside, 1290 Ivey Ranch Road

Wed., Feb. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.: Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall, 7350 W. Lilac Road

Thurs., Feb. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.: Lincoln Middle School in Vista, 151 Escondido Avenue

Tues., March 8, 6-7:30 p.m.: Grant Middle School in Escondido, 939 E. Mission Avenue.

Tues., March 15, 6-7:30 p.m.: Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center, 28102 N. Lake Wohlford Road

Thurs., March 17, 6-7:30 p.m.: Del Dios Middle School in Escondido, 1400 W. 9th Avenue

The “College: Making it Happen” program is intended for students in sixth through ninth grades and their parents. Check-in begins at 6 p.m., and a resource fair will be held until 6:30 p.m., after which the formal program will begin. Presented in both English and Spanish, the program provides practical and easy-to-understand information on how to prepare academically and financially for college. Representatives from local colleges, including Cal State San Marcos, Alliant International University, MiraCosta College, Palomar College or Mt. San Jacinto College, and UC San Diego, will provide written materials and will be available to answer questions.

For more information about “College: Making it Happen,” call 760/750-4873.

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