Rowland Unified is excited to offer 10th - 12th grade high school students the opportunity to
take a college course FREE at Rowland High School or Nogales High School in partnership with
Mt. San Antonio College. The free courses will be offered this August and students
who complete the course will earn MT. SAC college credit transferable to
Mt. SAC, CSUs and UC campuses.
NOGALES HIGH SCHOOL: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 - 5 PM
- FCS 41 Life Management (begins August 27)
- MUS 15 Rock Music History and Appreciation
ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5 PM
- SIGN 101 American Sign Language 1 (begins August 28)
- SIGN 202 American Sign Language 2 (Begins Jan 2019)
How to Apply:
Apply for Fall 2018 at www.mtsac.edu
Pick up a Dual Enrollment packat at your Counseling office
Return the Dual Enrollment packet with all signatures to your
Counseling office and you will be informed of when to register
for the courses.
FOR MORE INFO CALL (909)274-5239 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions, please contact RUSD Secondary
Education office at 626.854.8365.
Like a job fair, a college fair is a collection of different colleges that have a table or booth and present information about their school. They are a great place to learn more about specific colleges you may be interested in. Typically they will have hand-outs, presentations, and representatives that can answer any questions you have about that particular institute.
With a number of schools all located in one place, chock-full of helpful information, it seems like a no-brainer that high school students should attend—but many don’t. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons you should attend a college fair during your college search process.
No Such Thing as Too Much Information
It’s pretty hard to “over prepare” when it comes to researching colleges. Even if you’ve been thorough and dedicated to the search process, more information doesn’t usually hurt. Besides, you might learn something new about the colleges you’re interested in, which may affirm your decision or change it. They’ll have official brochures or pamphlets for you, so you can use those materials later on when you’re comparing and contrasting different schools.
Talking to Real People
As helpful as the internet is, sometimes it’s better to talk to a real, live, genuine person. The representatives at the booth are likely faculty members that know the ins and outs of the college. Talking to these reps will be more “customization” if you will, than just Googling questions. If you’re nervous about attending college, putting a friendly face to the school can be comforting. And though it may just be one or two people from that college you’re interacting with, it may provide a snapshot into the faculty-members on campus—are they friendly? Stiff?
So Many Colleges in One Place
Whether you’ve got a ton of colleges on your list or just a few, college fairs provide a chance to really explore a number of different schools all in one convenient spot. If you’ve got a long list of schools, here’s your chance to check them all out (granted, not every single college is represented at every single fair). If you’re not really sure where you’d like to go, this is a great chance to explore and see what’s out there. Even if you’ve narrowed your picks to the top three, you can still poke around and see what else is out there—you never know, you could discover a school you hadn’t considered before.
Alternative to the College Visit
While certainly not a replacement for the visit, it offers another method of “getting a feel for” a school. If, due to finances or time constraints, you can’t go and visit a school, a college fair is an ideal alternative. There you can talk to people who have first-hand experiences on campus, and who can answer all of your campus-visit questions.
All in All
College fairs can be a great way to solidify your choices or discover new ones. It never hurts to go and visit, even just to take a peek at what all is offered there.