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Ramona Convent students journey up north to learn more about the educational opportunities that exist at UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, and Dominican University.
College-bound students in grades 10, 11, and 12 journeyed up to the bay area to visit colleges to learn more about the educational opportunities that exist at UC Santa Barbara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco, and Dominican University.
They also had a chance to visit with several alumnae along the way.
"By actually stepping onto each campus, it gave me a chance to feel first-hand what the community is like,” said senior Lilianna Perez. “One college in particular that I really felt at home with was Santa Clara University. I really enjoyed the environment and felt welcomed by the students because they were engaging and approachable."
"These tours provide a sense of internal motivation that students just don't get by looking at pictures on websites or looking at a brochure,” said Alberto Chavarria, director of Guidance and College Counseling, who has been a strong advocate for college tour exploration opportunities. “Tours are also an opportunity for students to determine what size campus they will thrive in and what type of environment they prefer."
At Ramona, the college preparation and selection process is a personal four-year journey of exploration, self-discovery, hard work, and growth. Ramona’s two experienced full-time guidance counselors empower students to prepare for and select the college that's the best fit for them. College choice is a family decision, so the guidance team hosts parent meetings and evening events about admission and financial aid for each grade. They also offer guidance in course selection, East and West Coast college tours, information about college fairs, on-campus meetings with college admission reps, and assistance with personal statements and Naviance, a college and career exploration software program.
Ramona is a welcoming Catholic college-prep high school for girls in grades 9 through twelve. Ramona graduates face the future with an extraordinary education, a global vision fueled by Catholic values, an independent spirit, confident leadership skills, the support of their Ramona sisters, and the strength of a legacy of more than 129 years of excellence.
For more information, contact Ramona Convent Secondary School, 1701 W. Ramona Road, Alhambra, at 626-282-4151, or visit www.ramonaconvent.org.