March 2017 — Out of 3,200 high schools across the nation, Norte Vista ranked 6th highest for student use of the Up Next College Access Tool. Up Next was launched through Better Make Room, an organization that supports Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative. Students can sign up by texting “COLLEGE” to 44044, and they receive text support on the college search process, applications, federal student aid, and even student loan repayment. The Norte Vista School Counseling Department promoted Up Next on their campus, enrolling students during classroom lessons and individual student planning meetings. What a huge accomplishment to be 6th in the nation – congratulations, Norte Vista!!!