College Bound: The Journey to College from Ritenour High School

In a small suburban district just outside of St. Louis, a group of dedicated Ritenour High School students are busy juggling work, school and college preparation with the help of their college counselor, Julie Kampschroeder. College Bound features Ritenour students and families as they overcome poverty, culture and language barriers, fear and other obstacles to be accepted into top universities in the country. Their journey proves that anything is possible with hard work, long hours, and a college counselor who knows the secrets to breaking through a system of higher education that has historically favored upper class America.

  • Jenna Gandolfo
    Director
  • Jenna Gandolfo
    Producer
  • Julie Kampschroeder
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    49 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 24, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jenna Gandolfo

Jenna Gandolfo is a web content specialist in the communications department in Ritenour School District, located in St. Louis, Missouri. She produces multimedia content and is a creative force behind the district's communications efforts. "College Bound" was created to promote awareness and understanding of the realities and challenges of applying to college for low-income and first-generation students. It is her first feature length documentary.

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