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The POSSE Foundation Scholarship – Info Session for 11th Grade Students

This Wednesday, May 15th we will be hosting an information session for The Posse Foundation Scholarship via Zoom at 3:30pm for current juniors.
Current 11th grade students received an email from their counselor (Sylvia Soria) with the Zoom link to attend. If you would like them to learn more about this program, please encourage your student to attend the virtual info session.
By |2024-05-13T11:16:51-07:00May 13th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The POSSE Foundation Scholarship – Info Session for 11th Grade Students

The College Coach Workshop: Setting Your Student Up for Success in College

Da Vinci Schools is hosting a talk with Kim Girard, an author and life coach, as she shares about how to best prepare kids for freshmen year and how to recognize the early signs that your student might be struggling.

The talk will be hosted at the Da Vinci Science campus in the Galileo Room at 6 pm on Wednesday, 5/22

201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo, 90245

By |2024-05-06T15:04:19-07:00May 6th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The College Coach Workshop: Setting Your Student Up for Success in College

El Camino College Summer Class Schedule is Live!

Hello Connect H.S. students!

Are you interested in taking El Camino College courses this Summer? The El Camino schedule of classes for Summer (and Fall) 2024 has officially been released and registration opens mid-May (official date TBD). You can view the online schedule of classes by visiting

If you would like to sign up for classes or explore what classes are available to you as a dual enrolled high school student, please use this QR code and your counselor will reach out to schedule a meeting:

By |2024-04-25T09:58:00-07:00April 25th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on El Camino College Summer Class Schedule is Live!

Troy Philippines USC Campus Tour #2 and Upcoming Events

USC will be hosting another workshop, TPOP #2, which will take place on Sunday, March 24 from 4pm-6pm! Students are welcome to join for a USC campus tour led by Troy Philippines’ tour guides! While touring the USC campus students are encouraged to ask questions while they participate in brief activities about Filipino culture. Please RSVP to TPOP #2 here!

Following the workshop, Troy Philippines will also be hosting their annual Pilipinx American Cultural Night (PACN) performance in the Trojan Grand Ballroom from 7pm to 9 pm. Students are invited to join for this amazing spectacle of the celebration of Filipino American culture through an original composed musical, traditional dancing, and more! Students, parents, and families who would like to see the musical performance are invited to attend, FREE OF CHARGE! Please RSVP to PACN here!

SAVE THE DATE: Their final TPOP meeting and largest event of the year, TPOP SUMMIT, will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 12-2 pm. They will have a USC admissions ambassador come to speak about the college application process. As well as have the opportunity to connect and network with active university students in Troy Philippines! Students get the chance to learn about real world experiences regarding all things from careers to the college experience through our Troy Philippines members! Don’t forget the chance to connect with other high school students from other schools playing fun games and activities in this competition style event. Please RSVP to TPOP Summit here!

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By |2024-03-18T09:22:56-07:00March 18th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Troy Philippines USC Campus Tour #2 and Upcoming Events

Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps

NYC Fashion Summer Camps for High School Students…

Banson NYC is excited to offer 2 In-Person NYC Fashion Summer Camps for high school students in 2024.  They are designed for teens entering 9th through 12th grades.  Each week-long session will teach students the fundamentals of the fashion industry by providing an insider’s perspective.  Students will stay at a hotel in Midtown.  All rooms have quad occupancy, have 24-hour security, a Resident Advisor, private bathrooms and flat screen TVs.  Our camps run from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday-Friday so check in will be between 12:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday and check out will be on Friday by 5:00 pm.  We accept applications on a first come, first served basis.  Tuition includes the following;

  • 5 Nights in Midtown Hotel
  • Visits to Key Players in the Industry
  • Attend Interesting Fashion-Related Seminars and Lectures
  • Participate in an Educational Shopping Trip
  • Visit a Well-Known NYC Museum to See a Current Fashion Exhibit
  • Attend an Information Session at a NYC Fashion College
  • Participate in a Photo/Video Shoot in Central Park with a Professional Fashion Photographer and Receive a Video of the Experience after Camp
  • Group Dinners on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Nights
  • Manicure / Pedicure Treatment on Thursday Night
  • Lunch on Final Day of Camp
  • MetroCard for Duration of the Camp
  • Enjoy the Excitement of NYC!


The cost is $2075.00 per student or $1875.00 per student if you register with a friend.

Session A:  June 23, 2024 – June 28, 2024

Session B: July 14, 2024 – July 19, 2024

For More Information: Contact Banson NYC at or (917) 328-1469.

By |2024-03-05T10:40:22-08:00March 5th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Banson NYC Fashion Summer Camps

Free Digital SAT Resources from Prep Expert

With the SAT transitioning to a digital format effective March 9th, Prep Expert understands the importance of preparing students for this significant change.Prep Expert is thrilled to announce a complimentary Digital SAT Book Launch Event on Sunday, March 3rd. Their founder, Dr. Shaan Patel, will guide parents and students through essential strategies to excel in the new 2024 Digital SAT and secure substantial college scholarships. You can register for free HERE.During this free online event, Dr. Patel will cover the following topics:

  • The changes and impacts of the new Digital SAT
  • Learn 5 phrases that are always incorrect on Digital SAT Writing
  • Solve math problems without algebra on Digital SAT Math
  • Identify specific answer choices to avoid on Digital SAT Reading
  • Win $100,000+ in college scholarships before 12th Grade
  • Win $100,000+ in college scholarships during 12th Grade

They have also prepared this Prep Expert Digital SAT “Mini” Playbook that includes many highlights from the full book, including key strategies such as the “secret” to success on the Digital SAT, the “5 kiss of death” words on Digital SAT Reading, and how to “Test Answer Choices” on Digital SAT Math.


By |2024-02-29T13:45:46-08:00February 29th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Free Digital SAT Resources from Prep Expert

USC Troy Philippines Outreach Program Workshop 1

USC is hosting their first TPOP (Troy Philippines Outreach Program) event of the semester on Saturday, Feb. 24th from 12-2 pm. Here are some additional details:

Students will need to be dropped off at the USC Village Fountain where Troy Philippines members will be standing with the Filipino flag to greet them (parents can pick them up at this location once the event ends at 2pm)! Parents are more than welcome to walk their students to the group and meet their members. Please note that the USC Village has an underground parking lot and Trader Joes validates parking for 2 hours.

3301 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90007 


The workshop will take place at Taper Hall with engaging icebreakers, fun activities, introductions to current Troy Philippines members, and information on various career paths. Snacks and water will be provided!

You can check out their website and official TPOP page.  You can also follow their official Instagram @usctpop!

By |2024-02-12T09:55:26-08:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on USC Troy Philippines Outreach Program Workshop 1

PJ Test Prep – Last Free SAT/ACT of the Spring

PJ Test Prep’s last scheduled SAT/ACT Practice Test of the spring is coming up next weekend (Feb 17th).  If you are interested please use this link to register:

You can find their spring SAT/ACT Prep Class schedule on their website:

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By |2024-02-12T09:18:43-08:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PJ Test Prep – Last Free SAT/ACT of the Spring
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