Northup School opens first College and Career Readiness Center


Northrup Elementary School in partnership with East Los Angeles College (ELAC) has opened the GO Northrup College and Career Readiness Center. GO Northup otherwise known as “Great Outcomes” for Northrup students will provide students and parents the opportunity to explore and deepen college and career knowledge and skills.


Asst. Supt. of Educational Services Gary Gonzales, Ed.D., said, “The opening of the GO Northrup College and Career Readiness Center is a collaborative effort between ELAC and AUSD. This effort demonstrates AUSD commitment to prepare students to become positive contributors and leaders of the 21st Century."  The center’s grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony was on Feb. 27 with many prominent guests in attendance and the ELAC Husky mascot.   


The ultimate goal of the GO Northrup College and Career Readiness Center is to ensure all students are on target for college and career readiness before entering high school. Early awareness, knowledge and skills that lay the foundation for academic rigor and social development are necessary for college and career readiness.


ELAC student ambassadors will help students optimize their potential and reach their long-term college and career goals. "This partnership will provide valuable resources to our students and parents that will enable them to access information on college and career requirements while getting the chance to interact with actual college students," Principal Stacie Colman-Hsu said.


Top Photo: (from left to right) Asst. Supt. Dr. Gary Gonzales; Supt. Dr. Laura Tellez-Gagliano; ELAC Mascot; Board President Adele Andrade-Stadler; ELAC President Marvin Martinez; Alhambra Councilwoman Barbara Messina, Alhambra Councilman Dr. Steven Placido; Professor Julie Benavides; Career Tech Coordinator Judy Huffaker; Lynn Wood; Reyna Avina-Hernandez.

Back Row: ELAC Vice President Dr. Richard Moya; Northrup Principal Stacie Colman-Hsu; Director Brad Walsh; Director Michelle Yamarone; Student Ambassador Luis Ponce; Asst. Principal Janet Perales, and ELAC Support Staff.


Bottom Photo: Northrup Instructional Specialist Dr. Ana Escobedo and the ELAC Husky meet students to take them to the new GO Northrup College and Career Readiness Center.


(Posted 4/2015)