Schools connect with higher-ed mentors
by Brooke Borba
May 30, 2013 | 1021 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Las Palmas and Apricot Valley Elementary schools both have been accepted into the No Excuses University Network, a nationwide college readiness program for students the moment they begin elementary level education.

Las Palmas Principal Dianne Harris said 41 college students from 12 fraternities and sororities at California State University, Stanislaus, arrived Saturday, April 20 to paint and decorate the cafeteria with college memorabilia. The cafeteria ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, May 15.

Las Palmas and Apricot Valley competed in a rigorous application process to be a No Excuses University, which included creating a video that demonstrated how staff, students and parents have dedicated themselves to promote a school atmosphere that represents campus pride.

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