When the vast majority of students at LPS go on to four-year colleges, it is inevitable that students headed to community college often feel a sense of regret. Aguilar emphasizes that schools have to be careful and intentional about how they frame the community college matriculation process.
There’s no question that every child in California deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them for college. But what does that look like? How can we hold schools accountable to that goal? This series shares what parents need to know to make sure their child graduates high school ready for college.
LPS Hayward Keys to Success: Address the cultural barriers that prevent students from entering college by bringing their parents along in the process (Post 5 of 6)
Many students at LPS will go on to be the first in their families to graduate college. At the beginning of senior year, Aguilar and her team meet with every single senior student and their families.
LPS Hayward Keys to Success: School leaders must make college counseling a priority and back it up with resources (Post 3 of 6)
As a charter school, LPS has had the flexibility to work with Aguilar to make changes and allocate resources in a way that builds a world-class college counseling program. And that investment is paying off in their results.
LPS Hayward Keys to Success: Engage student in college preparation early and differentiate each year as graduation gets closer (Post 2 of 6)
Aguilar often hears a common complaint from freshmen: “You talk about college too much! Can’t we talk about something else?” But by senior year, she notices the feedback changes.
Beyond lip-service: How one high school is systematically sending low-income Latinos to college. (Post 1 of 6)
When you walk into LPS Hayward, a charter high school in Hayward, its unwavering focus on college readiness is immediately apparent. Flags and pennants from colleges and universities decorate every classroom door.