Scholastic success seminar set for March 25 at San Dieguito Academy

“Laying the Foundation for Success in High School, College and Beyond,” is the topic for a family forum from 6:30-8 p.m. March 25 in the media center at San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas.

A panel of high school, college and business experts will discuss building academic, self-leadership and life skills needed to become resilient, resourceful and responsible young adults. High school and college students will discuss how to gauge the high school and college years. Other panel speakers include Dana Smith, the dean of MiraCosta College; Michele Alcantara, director of Human Resources at Scripps Hospital in Encinitas; and Robert McPhee, author and founder of Heart Set, Inc.

Smith serves as the Dean of Letters & Communication Studies, supervising five academic departments. A former faculty member at MiraCosta, she oversees site administration for the San Elijo campus in Cardiff and leads the campus’s focus on transfers.

Alcantara is the director of human resources of Scripps Hospital in Encinitas. She oversees all human resource related issues, including recruitment, employee relations, performance management, organizational development, compliance reporting and policy administration. Her work history includes working with start-ups, electronics and banking industries.

McPhee, author and founder of Heart Set, Inc., provides speaking, coaching and consulting to individuals and businesses. He works with organizations to help people sustain and improve productivity through changing business climates.

This event is free to the public. Parents, middle school students and high school students are welcome. Spanish interpretation provided. Sponsored by SDA Parent Foundation. RSVP recommended to