Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (M-A PAC)

Denise Pope, PhD, Stanford GSE

Challenge Success, a Well Balanced Perspective on College “Fit”


Denise Pope, PhD, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education

The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Denise Pope will address many of the important questions we hear from families:

What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter?

Come and explore practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admission process and ways to support students’ overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.

Dr. Denise Pope is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, author of Doing School, and co-author of Overloaded and Underprepared. She is also the co-founder of Challenge Success, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Stanford GSE.

Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

M-A Parent Education Series events are sponsored by M-A PTA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.

Special thanks to Challenge Success and The Parent Venture/The Parent Education Series for their sponsorship of this premier event.

Questions? Contact Charlene Margot, M.A., Director, The Parent Education Series,