Parents, students and staff at James Rutter Middle School, 7350 Palmer House Drive, will celebrate the opening of its College, Career and Community Resource Center at 8:15 a.m. today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.
School district officials and representatives form UC Davis and the University of the Pacific in Stockton are also scheduled to attend.
"The College, Career and Community Resource Center will play a large role in helping our students determine the right path to reach their educational and professional goals," said Principal Yuri Penermon in a prepared statement.
Students can use computers in the center to help them plan their educational future, as well as college prep programs.
The center also will be stocked with brochures and fliers from colleges, universities, career programs and community agencies.
The center will host workshops, guest speakers and field trips, according to Elk Grove Unified School District officials. It will be staffed by a community liaison during school hours.
– Diana Lambert