Hundreds of eighth grade families have attended high school choice fairs in the Long Beach Unified School District during the past two weeks, with standing-room-only crowds reported at the popular events.
In addition to the school district’s usual districtwide High School Choice Fair – which this year is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 16 at Cabrillo High School’s main gym – LBUSD has offered four regional fairs this fall where parents learn about high school programs and attend workshops on completing the high school choice application. The first three fairs, offered during evenings at Bancroft, Washington and Stanford middle schools, attracted more than 1,100 families, with the fourth fair scheduled at Lindbergh Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 14.
“The feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Jennifer Brown, administrative assistant in LBUSD’s Office of Equity, Access and Readiness for College and Career. “Our parent application workshops also are receiving positive feedback, as parents feel more comfortable navigating the 40-plus choices we offer for high school pathways.”
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