New Vaccination Requirement

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Today, July 1, marks the day that all private or public school students in grades 7 through 12  must provide proof that they have been given the vaccination for whooping cough (pertussis).  California requires immunizations, which covers whooping cough, before entering kindergarten. Most children need another booster around 11 years old.


CNN: Don’t Fail Me: Education in America

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In case you missed it, this is CNN’s documentary on 3 high schools in America, 3 very different students, 1 objective: Get into a top university.

Why is this the state of education in America so critical? Out of 34 industrialized countries, American students rank 17th in science and 25th in math. Jobs are going unfilled, and educators and industry leaders are worried about the future of science, technology, engineering and math fields here in this country.

(CNN: Aired Sunday, May 15, 2011)

Redlands Daily Facts: New report finds low completion rates for Inland Empire community college students

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Getting a degree is a far-fetched dream for many in the Inland Empire – just three in 10 students attending community colleges walk out with a diploma under their arm.The figures for transfer students are even bleaker – only two in 10 make it to a four-year university, according to “Divided We Fail: Inland Empire Regional Profile,” a report released last month by The Campaign for College Opportunity and the Institute for Higher Education Leadership and Policy at Sacramento State University.
The report is a part of a comprehensive study which tracked more than a 250,000 students who entered a California Community College in 2003-04 and analyzed their progress over the next six years.”The results of this report show that we have a long way to go to achieve the levels of student success needed to create 1 million additional college graduates for California’s work force needs by 2025,” said Michele Siqueiros, executive director of CCO.

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Getting your kid to college?

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Studies reveal that over an adult’s working life, an individual with a bachelor’s degree can expect, on average, to earn $2.1 million.  Your child can go to college and it all starts with a great education.  Here’s how High Desert Prep can help:

  • Students will attend 1 field trip a year to a southern California 4-year university.  Field trips will help your child see first hand what college life is like and how to get there.
  • High Desert Prep staff believes that all students, no matter their level of preparation through the eighth grade, can be prepared for college-ready in 4 years.
  • We are passionate about giving low-income students the opportunity of getting to college.
  • Courses offered will satify a-g requirements for university admissions
  • High Desert Prep staff and faculty has a “Whatever it takes” attitude to get your child ready for college
  • Practice SAT tests and SAT Prep Classes
  • Parent meetings and financial aid classes to help complete financial aid forms

Parents, please keep in mind that we always here to help.  Should you need additional information, please feel free to give us a call 760.285.6880