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CSUF Mentors Visit Adopted First Grade Class at Telesis Academy



WEST COVINA, CA -- Students at Telesis Academy of Science & Math, a brand new K-8 Academy in West Covina, each have an adopted college or university, since the academy is an official “No Excuses University Academy” – the extensive, national college readiness program that begins in Kindergarten. On Friday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m., a team of educators from Cal State University, Fullerton (CSUF) will visit their adopted First Grade Classroom at Telesis Academy (Teacher Mrs. Brooks.) The group will include four Cal State Fullerton Student Teachers along with admission advisors and CSUF alumni. These mentors have been “pen pals” with the Telesis First Graders and look forward to meeting them and sharing more information about college life at CSUF.

Telesis Academy of Science & Math is part of the Rowland Unified School District and is located at 2800 E. Hollingworth Street in West Covina. Principal Miriam Kim can be reached at (626)965-1696.

Telesis Academy of Science & Math - Flagship Partnership with No Excuses University

The No Excuses University model is a comprehensive approach to promoting college readiness for ALL students, beginning in elementary school. The program has rapidly spread to schools across the nation.  Staff, students and parents are united and work diligently to expose students to powerful college symbolism as part of the No Excuses University program. College flags and banners are hung on doors across the campus and partnerships are built between classrooms and universities, along with college alumni speakers presenting to students.  The key is the unwavering belief that every student deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college if they so choose to attend – and to let “No Excuses” stand in their way. The results are seen by increases in academic scores and parental support.

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