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Dublin High School Class of 2017 College Acceptance Results

May 31, 2017

Dublin High School Commencement

DUBLIN, CA–It’s that time once again, the virtual envelopes have been opened and our students know where they are going after high school! Here are your Dublin High School Class of 2017 college acceptance results. This year’s seniors found their post-high school fit in 2-year and 4-year college from coast-to-coast, across the Pacific and north of the border. Consistent with prior years, 99% of Dublin High seniors are attending a 2 or 4-year college.

A complete list of college acceptance results from 474 Dublin High School seniors is listed below, including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Purdue, USC, every University of California (UC), every CSU campus and many more. The success of this year’s graduating class builds on the achievements of the Dublin High Class of 2016 (last year’s Dublin High School college acceptance results are available here).

In addition, four seniors in Dublin High School’s Class of 2017 have chosen to serve their country by enlisting in the military, along with several students taking a gap year, joining the workforce and even traveling for a Mission.

Over sixty Dublin High School alumni have contributed articles to’s Life in College series, with more still contributing to the Life After College series. This unique series of articles by former Dublin High School students covers life at colleges across the country including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia / JTS, UC Berkeley, Chapman UC Davis, UCLA, UCSD, West Point, St. Mary’s, Pace, University of Chicago, UNR, Santa Clara, University of Arizona, Carroll College, Georgetown, Penn State, Sonoma State, Syracuse, Santa Barbara City College, Las Positas College, University of British Columbia and more.

Dublin High School Class of 2017 students are also taking advantage of cost-effective Community College Transfer Programs into 4-year colleges.  According to Dublin High School Counseling, 98% of Dublin High School students destined for a local community college are intending to transfer into a 4-year college for their junior year.  More information on Community College Transfer Programs is available here. Read more…


Dublin High School Volunteer Jean Josey Helps Lead Finals Support with Prep-2-Pass Nights

May 31, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–While there are many traditions in place at Dublin High School, there remain areas for innovation and new ideas. One example is Prep-2-Pass, a program launched two years ago that is flourishing and benefitting many students. This invention was “born” in the HUB as a platform to assist any student that could gain an advantage by attending a concentrated night prior to final exams – both in the fall and spring. Prep-2-Pass represents another example of how Dublin High School is committed to assisting their students – up to and including the period prior to finals. This is an evening program, which was held last week, is backed by the HUB staff, classified teachers and the administration.


Last week, we reached out to one of the Coordinators of the HUB, Jean Josey. She explained that the HUB currently employs 16 GAEL Tutors and two Coordinators. This staff is constituted by a mixture of college students and college graduates. In an effort to gain a clearer view of the merits of the program, we reached out to Ms. Josey for her thoughts.

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Fallon Middle School Students Get Hands on with Social Good at Civics Action Fair

May 30, 2017

by Sriya Sadhu, 8th grade, Fallon Middle School

DUBLIN, CA–I still vividly remember, worrying about how I was going to complete such a large project – all the while trying to keep my attention on other priorities as well. I remember contemplating the entire purpose of the Civic Action Project (CAP), for my American History class, wondering if it would really help us in the end.

Needless to say, I’ve come to enjoy every second of it.

The day dawned, and soon enough it was May 19th, the Fallon Middle School Civics Action Fair, where we all got to put our work on display boards. It was that day that I realized how much of an impact CAP had on us as students.


This project team poses with Frank Castro, Director of Food Services at Dublin Unified School District. They want to make sure students are able to have class parties with food of their choice and not be limited by overly-restrictive nutrition requirements. Pictured left from right: Darlena Tran, Lipi Buch, Sarah Bray, Elianna Flora, Aishwarya Moudgal, Frank Castro, Sriya Sadhu (author of this article).

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Dublin High School Senior Koji Chan on Tuesday’s Emotional School Board Meeting (Opinion)

May 27, 2017

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to the editor was received from Koji Chan, Dublin High School Class of 2017 and incoming UC Berkeley freshman. I was in the audience with my wife when Koji made a statement to the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees during Tuesday evening’s Board Meeting regarding the proposed Zeiss location for a second comprehensive high school. The behavior of some members of the audience, in particular several parents sitting directly in front of me, was disrespectful and disappointing. There have been valid criticisms of how some Board members behaved during the meeting; multiple members of the audience, when this student spoke, were guilty of equally bad behavior. If you have an opinion you’d like to share with the community using this forum please email me at James Morehead – Founder]

With a 3 – 2 vote on Tuesday night, the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees voted to not approve a non-binding contract regarding the Zeiss property (to house a second comprehensive high school). The 120 day review period would have cost the district $100,000 to then decide if they wanted to fully commit to a purchase agreement. Voting down this proposal was both a huge success and a huge failure. The lobbying and opinions voiced truly had an impact on the decision that was made Tuesday night, but the behavior and the amount of disrespect shown was unbelievable.

I have never seen people disrespected and attacked as I did last night. The esteemed board members have dedicated their lives to improve education and were rewarded with verbal harassment and childish behavior. Not everyone acted this way, but a lot did. Imagine your child going up and presenting a project that they worked tirelessly on. He/she goes to present this project and is met with “boos” and “shouts”. I am not a parent, but I can only imagine that this would not be tolerated. Imagine your child consistently told by a teacher to not clap as they need to finish all the presentations in a set amount of time. When your child consistently continues to clap or disrupt the class, I would imagine that this would not be tolerated as a parent. I sat for six hours at this Board Meeting; however, there were consistent disruptions in the meeting and attacks against the Board Members personally.


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Surviving and Thriving in UC Berkeley Engineering – Dublin High School Alum Madison Hildenbrand on the Transition to College

May 26, 2017

We last spoke with Dublin High School Class of 2016 alum Madison Hildenbrand about her experiences in the Dublin High School Engineering and Design Academy. Fast forward to today and Madison has completed her first year of engineering at UC Berkeley, where she is pursuing a degree in civil engineering. Read more profiles of Dublin High School students, and other inspiring STEM professionals, in our Life in College and Women in STEM series of interviews.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset What does it feel like to have survived your first year of Berkeley Engineering?

Madison Hildenbrand: “Right now it feels really rewarding and I finally get to relax! Looking back there were definitely times when I felt ‘I can’t do this!’, but in the end I passed all my classes and I learned a lot.” What makes engineering hard, to the point you weren’t certain you’d make it through? Read more…

“Kaffir Boy” Author Mark Mathabane Delivers Inspiring Lecture to Dublin High School Students

May 25, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–Mark Mathabane, author of Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming Of Age in Apartheid South Africa, visited Dublin High School today during fifth period to deliver a truly inspiring, captivating, and thought-provoking lecture at the Center for Performing Arts and Education. Mr. Mathabane stopped by Dublin High School before flying to South Africa, where Kaffir Boy is being adapted into a feature film (There Lies Hope) scheduled to be released this fall.


In Kaffir Boy, Mr. Mathabane employs simple yet powerful narrative to describe his experiences growing up in Alexandra, a town outside Johannesburg, during the apartheid. The novel explores themes of segregation, xenophobia, and strength in the face of continued oppression. Since its publication in 1986, Kaffir Boy has been published in more than a dozen different languages and resounded with readers worldwide. A New York Times bestseller, it was the recipient of the prestigious Christopher Award, and is on the American Library Association’s List of Outstanding Books for the College-Bound and Lifelong Learners.
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Dublin School Board Trustees Reject Proposed Zeiss Location for a Future Second High School Site at Emotional Public Meeting

May 24, 2017

DUBLIN, CA–It was a tumultuous scene in the Dublin High School Sports Complex on Tuesday evening. The room was packed with citizens that wanted their voices to be heard during a specially convened Board of Trustees meeting. The session was moved away from the Dublin Unified School District office to Dublin High School in anticipation of a large crowd. It ended up being a smart move with over 500 members of the community in attendance.


The primary agenda item was to determine if the District should move forward on the option to vest an interest in a business office complex located at the intersection of Hacienda Drive and Gleason Drive. Zeiss Carl Opthalmic Systems is the current tenant and they plan to vacate in 2020. But how did the District arrive at this decision point?

The subject of a second comprehensive high school site has floated throughout this town for many years. The concept was debated during the period of initial development in Dublin Ranch and beyond. In subsequent years, parcel taxes and bond measures have successfully passed. However, the wording of these measures was intentionally expansive in order to maintain the greatest level of latitude for expenditures. But the one constant was that the bond funds could only be used for technology and/or capital improvements – not for salaries or human capital.

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