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Over 250 Hoover High School juniors are expected to enroll at San Diego State University in 2013 thanks to the College Avenue Compact agreement between the university and the City Heights Educational Collaborative, SDSU reports.

The Compact is modeled on the Compact for Success existing between SDSU and the Sweetwater Union High School District. Participating students can gain guaranteed admittance to the university, but “must attain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, have completed all required college prepatory courses and have no college remedial requirements to fulfill at the time of high school graduation.” An alternative to direct enrollment at the university that includes a period at San Diego City College is also available.

The first participants in the program, 2011 Hoover graduates, entered SDSU this fall as freshmen. Numbering over 40, they will continue to receive guidance and mentoring throughout their quest for bachelor’s degrees.

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anniej Jan. 2, 2012 @ 7:11 p.m.

anything that encourages a college education should be applauded.

this country really needs to focus on educating our youth - something should also be done regarding the high cost of a college education, which to far too many appears to be out of reach.

hats off to those providing the guidance and mentoring - i am sure it will assist those students in meeting their goals.

we must remember the importance of 'giving back/paying it forward'.


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