Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, June 22, 2024

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Mountain View News Saturday, June 22, 2024 




College Access Plan (CAP), a local 
organization providing no-cost college 
readiness services to students and 
graduates of Pasadena Unified School 
District (PUSD) and their families, has 
received funding from Educational Credit 
Management Corporation through the 
U.S. Department of Education’s Free 
Application for Federal Student Aid 
(FAFSA) Student Support Strategy project to ensure all students in our community complete 
the 2024-2025 FAFSA before September 1. 

Serious snags in the 2024 roll-out of the new FAFSA caused the state of California to 
postpone its deadline for four-year college students to receive state grants to May 2. The 
extended deadline for community college-going students is September 2. Unfortunately, 
many students still have not submitted their forms or systems glitches have kept applications 
from registering as complete.

With this award, CAP will mitigate the negative impacts of financial aid form non-completion 
in the greater Pasadena community by training 10 Financial Aid Advocates to spread the word 
via community events, social media, targeted email communication, and texting in support 
of successful FAFSA submission. Leading up to the extended deadline, CAP staff members 
will provide no-cost group and individualized expert support in completing financial aid 
applications. In August, CAP and PUSD will partner to offer two FAFSA completion events, 
one in English and one in Spanish. 

CAP encourages community members, partners, and interested parties to contact them 
to receive FAFSA support. The focus 
of these efforts is geared toward recent 
graduates of PUSD. 

“We are well aware that the botched roll 
out of the new FAFSA has left students 
and families confused and frustrated, 
and the effects are most pronounced 
for first generation college goers. CAP 
is eager to help spread the message that 
college is an accessible and affordable 
option for anyone who wishes to pursue a 
postsecondary degree or certificate,” says 
Mo Hyman, CAP Executive Director. 
“With 18 years of experience partnering 
with PUSD to remove barriers to college 
affordability for students, we are eager 
to use our knowledge and expertise to 
support successful financial aid access 
for students in our community.”


About College Access Plan

Founded in 2006, College Access 
Plan (CAP) is an independent 501c3 
nonprofit that prepares underserved and 
underrepresented students to succeed 
in college. Through partnerships with 
area school districts and local agencies, 
CAP provides no-cost college readiness 
advisement and topic-specific courses 
for high school and middle school 
students, families, and to graduates that 
attend college. For more information 

Alverno Heights Academy

200 N. Michillinda Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3463 

Head of School: Joanne Harabedian

E-mail address:

Arcadia Christian School

1900 S. Santa Anita Avenue Arcadia, CA 91006

Preschool - TK - 8th Grade


Principal: Cindy Harmon


Arcadia High School

180 Campus Drive Arcadia, CA 91007

Phone: (626) 821-8370, Principal: Brent Forsee

Arroyo Pacific Academy

41 W. Santa Clara St. Arcadia, Ca, 

(626) 294-0661 Principal: Phil Clarke

E-mail address:

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School

Ms. Rose Navarro, Principal

2660 East Orange Grove Blvd.

Pasadena, Ca 91107


Barnhart School

240 W. Colorado Blvd Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 446-5588 

Head of School: Tonya Beilstein

Kindergarten - 8th grade


Bethany Christian School

93 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-3527 

Preschool-TK-8th Grade

Principal: Jonathon Hawes

website: www.

Clairbourn School

8400 Huntington Drive

San Gabriel, CA 91775

Phone: 626-286-3108 ext. 172

FAX: 626-286-1528


Foothill Oaks Academy

822 E. Bradbourne Ave., Duarte, CA 91010

(626) 301-9809

Principal: Nancy Lopez

Frostig School

971 N. Altadena Drive Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 791-1255

Head of School: Jenny Janetzke


The Gooden School

192 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-2410 

Head of School, Jo-Anne Woolner


High Point Academy

1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road 

Pasadena, Ca. 91107 

Head of School: Gary Stern 626-798-8989


La Salle College Preparatory

3880 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 351-8951 website:

Interim Principal Ernest Siy

Monrovia High School

325 East Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016 

(626) 471-2800 Principal Darvin Jackson


Odyssey Charter School

725 W. Altadena Dr. Altadena, Ca. 91001

(626) 229-0993 Head of School: Lauren O’Neill


Pasadena High School

2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd. Pasadena, Ca. 

(626) 396-5880 Principal: Mathew Kodama


St. Rita Catholic School

322 N. Baldwin Ave. Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

Principal: Adela Solis (626) 355-6114


Sierra Madre Elementary School

141 W. Highland Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 355-1428 

Principal: Dr. Jodi Marchesso

E-mail address:

Sierra Madre Middle School 

160 N. Canon Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024

(626) 836-2947 Principal: Garrett Newsom

E-mail address:

Walden School

74 S San Gabriel Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91107 (626) 792-6166

Weizmann Day School

1434 N. Altadena Dr. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 797-0204

Lisa Feldman: Head of School

Wilson Middle School

300 S. Madre St. Pasadena, Ca. 91107

(626) 449-7390 Principal: Ruth Esseln

E-mail address:

Pasadena Unified School District

351 S. Hudson Ave., Pasadena, Ca. 91109

(626) 396-3600 Website:

Arcadia Unified School District

234 Campus Dr., Arcadia, Ca. 91007

(626) 821-8300 Website:

Monrovia Unified School District

325 E. Huntington Dr., Monrovia, Ca. 91016

(626) 471-2000 


Duarte Unified School District

1620 Huntington Dr., Duarte, Ca. 91010



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