Blue Stars college admissions presentation

Learn how students, starting in 8th grade, can get college and career-ready! The event will be held on Wednesday, September 29 – 5:30 pm at Futures Academy, 1840 Gateway Dr., San Mateo.

Families will learn:

  • What should students do to be more “desirable” for colleges?
  • What skills should students focus on in high school? (i.e. executive functioning, etc)
  • When should students start thinking about college/post-secondary life (college options, majors, career explorations, etc.) and how do they get started?
  • How can parents support their student in the application process?
  • What should parents and students expect with the transition to college?

Here’s more info about the guest speaker and hosts:

Dr. Amy Morgenstern Blue Stars founder

Dr. Amy Morgenstern (affectionately known as “Dr. M”) founded Blue Stars Admissions Consulting in 2010 and developed the company’s life-coaching style of college counseling. Her approach to working with teens combines deep listening, inspirational conversation, and strategic thinking with life-skills training. She fervently believes that when teens are given the time to consider their options, they make very good decisions. A first-generation college student herself, Dr. M holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and an MFA in contemporary art.


Futures Academy is the leader in relationship-based learning. We don’t teach in classrooms lined with rows but in relationships. Students are matched with individual teachers for one-to-one instruction. Students connect with their peers in small group, project-based electives. And students build healthy relationships with themselves through our Science of Learning series and social programs. As a result, our middle school and high school students are known, seen, and belong. They build confidence, and they excel. Come see School Reimagined.

Futures Academy

Fusion Academy is a fully accredited private middle and high school with a completely personalized approach. No matter what you’re looking for, Fusion Academy is ready to customize a program that works best for your child. Classes at Fusion are one-to-one: one student and one teacher per classroom. This allows teachers to personalize course content for each student’s strengths, interests, and learning style. Our thoughtfully designed approach of love, motivate, teach, sets a strong foundation of trust and understanding.

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