Students from San Gabriel Unified’s Del Mar High school highlighted the discriminatory housing process known as “Redlining” as part of their History Day L.A. efforts. All seven team members advanced to the California History Day finals in Sacramento. Principal Lon Sellers, adviser Kady Kloster and the History Day students discuss the intensive research and preparation that went into their projects and the thrill of going to the state championship in May.

Students from Paramount Unified’s Hollydale School are immersed in a college-going culture that includes regular campus visits to local universities such as USC, UCLA and Cal State L.A. The K-8 school coordinates these trips for its Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students, as well as all seventh-grade students. AVID coordinator Rosa Edwards and Hollydale sixth-grader Alyssa Little discuss the benefits of college preparation for middle school students.

1 Del Mar High
2 Hollydale School