Every year when April rolls around, if you are a teenager or live with one, invariably the talk is about college. Who got in where? And if you know a student who earned a rare and coveted spots in the most competitive colleges in the land, you ask, “What makes them a unicorn?” The process can feel mysterious and at the same time, crafting a freshman class is nothing short of magical.
In Los Angeles, who knew that right smack in the middle of the city of Angels is a campus filled with Unicorns. The Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, warmly known as LACES is home to 6th – 12th grade students and their mascot is the Unicorn.
LAUSD is the 2nd largest public school district in the country, serving over ½ million students. LACES is well known to be among the best – if not THE best – public school within this district, and in the top 30 within the state of CA.
Today, hear from our guest, Candice Mackey, the Director of College Counseling at LACES.