Gunn to host college fair Monday Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Oct 4, 2012 at 4:41 pm
Students from all local high schools are invited to the 2012 Palo Alto College Fair to be held Monday, Oct. 8, at Gunn High School. Representatives of more than 100 public and private colleges will be available to speak with interested students and parents.
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Posted by Paly Parent, a member of the Palo Alto High School community, on Oct 4, 2012 at 4:58 pm
I have been to these fairs before. A staggered entry system is a great idea. Many students start leaving by 7.00 pm so it is a great idea to have some people arriving later to avoid too much rush at the beginning and help with parking. There is no "first come get a better service", everyone is catered for, but if everyone arrived at the beginning it would be just too busy.
I also love the fact that the students can get there earlier than the parents, does this say something???
Posted by Hmm, a resident of the Barron Park neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm
The entry system is probably driven more by practical concerns than "priority access." Kind of tricky to establish that a non-PAUSD student is in fact a PAUSD resident, since most students do not have anything official that shows their current address (unless they have a drivers license). If there were a practical way, it would kind of make sense - though I agree with the second poster that "getting in first" is not that big a deal.
Posted by Mom, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm
Am I the only one that thinks it's strange to split up students and parents? Our family is making the $200,000 investment decision as a team, with financial reality a significant factor in choosing a college. Am I really going to drop off my student at 6 and then sit for 45 minutes in the parking lot waiting for my turn to enter as a parent?