Sierra Promise designed to help make college a reality for local students
Rocklin, CA- The Sierra College Patrons, a support group of the Sierra College Foundation, invites the public and those interested in becoming members of the organization to attend their March 5 meeting featuring a presentation by Beth Ervin regarding the Sierra College Promise.
Sierra Promise is designed to help make college a reality for local high school students. And it has been successful! Through a partnership with 15 feeder high schools, Sierra College enrollment specialists visit each high school campus regularly to provide on-site help with applications for admission, financial aid, and academic support programs, as well as helping students prepare to register for classes. Taking the idea one step further, Sierra Promise has hired and trained high school counsellors as transition staff. In this role they can help students build their first semester course plan and offer the support of someone the students know well.
Since August 2017, between information fairs, college nights, back to school nights, class presentations, application workshops, and one on one assistance workshops, the enrollment specialists have made more that 5,000 contacts with local students to spread the word about Sierra Promise. Students who commit to the Promise program agree to complete enrollment, explore financial aid options and to take 15 units in their first semester. In return, Sierra Promise hosts a special event where students receive priority registration, access to additional scholarships and financial support, and the opportunity to connect to more programs offering additional resources and support.
The meeting will be held on Monday, March 5 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the Sierra College Rocklin Campus in the Fireside Room located in the Campus Center (Building J). Lunch (which is optional) will be served at 12:30. The cost of the lunch is $11 and requires an RSVP. Please call Joan Edwards at 916-663-3408 by March 2.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesCurling Competition Comes to RosevilleRoseville, CA- Three-day curling tournament will take place March 23-25 at Skatetown in Roseville, CA.
Striking New Finding in Autism Research(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - In a striking new finding, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute found that typically-developing children gain more neurons in a region of the brain that governs social and emotional behavior, the amygdala
FBI Seeks Roseville, Rocklin Bank Robbery SuspectRoseville, CA -The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seeks assistance from the public to identify an individual suspected of committing four bank robberies in Northern California.
2018 High Sierra Music Festival Lineup AdditionsQuincy, CA - The 28th Annual High Sierra Music Festival announces additions to the artist lineup which include Grace Potter, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Foundation of Funk, The Floozies,
Déjà Vu as Gas Prices Ascend to Higher LevelsRoseville, CA,- Feels like we've been here before. Some Roseville motorists might be experiencing a little sense of déjà vu at the gas pump.
Davis Tow Owners, Employees Arrested in Suspected Illegal Towing SchemeSACRAMENTO, Calif. - A two-year criminal investigation by the California Highway Patrol, Valley Division Investigative Services Unit, culminated yesterday in the arrests of five employees
Jessup Warriors keep rolling on with seven-game win streakLINCOLN, Calif. - It was an all-out battle at McBean Park today as the ball game was gridlocked at 4 apiece for four innings between your nationally ranked No. 7 Warriors and RV The Master's Mustangs
Nissan does great job with Armada redesignRoseville, CA, - Historically, changes have not been part of the playbook for the Nissan Armada.
Placer County Water Agency Credit Rating ReaffirmedAUBURN, Calif. - The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) is in the final stages of refinancing approximately $31.47 million of debt to take advantage of lower interest rates available
Serious Fun at El Dorado Wines Passport WeekendEl Dorado County, CA - Among the top events in Northern California, Passport Weekend is rated a "do not miss" celebration by Rocklin & Roseville Today's travel and entertainment editors.
Birds & Brew Fundraising Event at Moonraker BrewingAUBURN - Gold Country Wildlife Rescue (GCWR) is holding our 4th Biannual Birds & Brew Fundraising Event and this one is proving to be the best one yet!
Culinary Institute of America Event Series In NapaNapa, CA,- The CIA at Copia, The Culinary Institute of America's newest venture in downtown Napa, presents Sustainable Seafood and Bay Area Watersheds as the next event
NEWS: In Case You Missed It