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Free HBCU Fair to be Held in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, CA- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., High Desert Alumnae Chapter will be hosting a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Fair on Thursday, October 10 at Silverado High School, 14048 Colbalt Road in Victorville from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students will be able to meet college recruiters and representatives from HBCU’s. There will also be information packets on college preparation and admission and free giveaways and prizes. For more information, call Sharon Cobb ay 760-245-6559 or Peggy Moore at 760-240-7147.

Social Lites, Inc., 47th Beautillion Busiest Season Begins

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The Social-Lites, Inc., of San Bernardino are preparing for the 47th Annual Knights of the Beautillion. The Beautillion Scholarship Program is designed to provide scholarship funding, as well as, computers, gifts and awards to young men in the Inland Empire and surrounding communities, who are high school seniors and freshman in college, and maintain a G.P.A. of a 2.0 or higher.
The Beautillion program will begin in October and commence on the annual event in April 2014. The Social Lites, Inc. is looking for young people to participate in this year’s Beautillion. All young men interested in participating in the Beautillion are encouraged to attend the Beautillion Briefing beginning on Saturdays, October  5,  October  12, October  19 and October 26, from 2 p.m.  to 4 p.m.  at the New Hope Family Life Center located at 1505 W. Highland Avenue in San Bernardino (Corner of Highland and Western Avenue). For additional information call Ms. Donna Little at 909-528-9793 or Ms. Sheri Lewis at 909-320-0799.

School Choice And Supplemental Educational Services Available To Qualifying Students

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- San Bernardino City Unified School District students who attend Program Improvement (PI) schools may be eligible for special services or school transfers. A school is designated Program Improvement if it has not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in the same category for two consecutive years. A school exits PI if it meets its AYP targets for two consecutive years. AYP data for all California public schools is available at www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/welcome.asp. This week the District is mailing letters to parents whose children may qualify for Public School Choice or free Supplemental Educational Services under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Public School Choice gives parents the option to transfer their child from a PI school to a non-PI school. Supplemental Educational Services provide low-income, low-achieving students with the opportunity to receive free tutoring from state-approved providers. Parents interested in either program must complete the application form they receive with their letter. Completed applications must be received by the District’s Categorical Programs Department by Friday, October 11. Only students who meet the necessary qualifications will be accepted into each program. Parents of students who qualify for Supplemental Educational Services are encouraged to attend a Provider Fair. The Provider Fairs are Friday, October 4 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the San Bernardino Adult School. For more information, please call 909-381-1200.