Friday, July 31, 2009

School Spotlight: Videos at Farb Middle School

See student videos from Mr. Walker's Project LIVE program at Farb Middle School in Tierrasanta.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

School Spotlight: San Diego MET

Take a look at an innovative high school at a college campus, the San Diego MET.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

State Approves ‘07 Fire Closure Days

Back in October 2007, our district and all the others in San Diego County were closed for several days because of wildfires in the area.

We have finally received the official word from the state Department of Education that our request for these emergency days has been approved. With this official approval, the students’ days do not have to be made up, and the state has credited us for the lost funds.

This year, the same waiver has been submitted on behalf of Kearny and San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), which were closed for three days due to the H1N1 virus.

We anticipate that this request will also be approved, based on the Education Code allowance for declared local state of emergencies.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Budget Cuts Anger Educators

Local school administrators are angry about the state making deep cuts to public education. Watch more from KGTV-10.

Summer Commencement Brings Class of ’09 to End

Students from Throughout District Participate in Ceremony

Families of the nearly 200 students who participates in San Diego Unified's annual Summer Commencement Ceremony, for high school seniors who hadn’t fulfilled graduation requirements in time for June ceremonies with their high school class, filled the Lincoln High School auditorium on July 31,

“We’re celebrating these students, who have in many cases overcome a great deal of adversity to receive their high school diploma,” said Superintendent Terry Grier. “They know this is their last chance to put on a cap and gown and walk as a member of the class of 2009.”

Students from all of the district’s 18 high school campuses participed. Each student’s name, as in the traditional ceremony, was read aloud, and students wore the caps and gowns in their school's traditional colors.

Seniors who participated are those who may not have passed the California High School Exit Exam in time for June graduation, or needed summer school to pick up credits needed to graduate.

Supt. Grier spoke to the students just before the traditional march to receive their hard-earned diplomas. This is the fourth year that the district has held the special summer ceremony. In previous years, students would eventually receive a diploma but wouldn’t be able to participate in a graduation ceremony.

High school graduation requirements include 44 semester credits, a 2.0 or higher grade point average, science and math course requirements, completing a senior portfolio and passing the exit exam.

IN THE NEWS: Advanced Placement students get early push

Andre Garner is anxious about starting his sophomore year at Mission Bay High School in September, in part because he'll take two Advanced Placement courses — biology and math.

To help him get a head start on the challenging course load, Andre is among 455 students from the San Diego Unified School District who enrolled in an AP boot camp of sorts this summer. Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it's part of a program designed to prepare students — especially minorities and the poor who historically are underrepresented in AP classes — for the demands of AP and International Baccalaureate classes. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

New Apex Learning Agreement Expands Online Learning Programs

On June 23, the Board of Education approved a new agreement with Apex Learning for credit recovery and other online programs. The agreement is effective July 14, 2009 through June 30, 2012, and includes the following for all district high schools and alternative education programs:

  • Unlimited access to all credit recovery courses for all 9-12 grade students (no limit on licenses).
  • Unlimited access for all 9-12 grade students to the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Prep product for Mathematics and English-Language Arts.
  • Unlimited access for all 9-12 grade students to Advance Placement (AP) Exam Review courses.
  • Unlimited access to all Virtual Courses (first-time instruction) under the auspices of iHigh Virtual Academy.
Summer school students who enrolled in an Apex Credit Recovery course prior to July 14 will be able to finish their course for credit. Apex will provide professional development for graduation coaches and teachers in the upcoming months. For more information, please contact Dan Wolfson, program manager, at (858) 496-8467 or

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Board of Education Meets Today

Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. today, July 28, Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal Street (92103).

The meeting is open to the public. Agenda and information:

Monday, July 27, 2009

San Diego High JROTC Exceeds Goals at the National Marksmanship Junior Olympics

Congratulations to the marksmanship team at San Diego High School for their national ranking at this year’s Junior Olympics.

The top 150 nationally ranked marksmen were invited to compete in the two-day competition. San Diego High team members quickly established themselves as strong contenders as Elizabeth Avalos and Jamison Claflin-Cave achieved their personal best highest scores in the first round of competition. Elizabeth finished 6th place in her age group and was ranked #10 in the U.S. Team members from San Diego High include Elizabeth Avalos – score 1083; Jamison Claflin-Cave - score 1052; Monica Cedano - score 1034; and Maria Mendoza - score 993.

Months of practice and dedication resulted in a team score of 4162, a 12th place national ranking and three unprecedented national records set.

For more information, please contact Lt. Col. Guzman, interim JROTC program manager, Office of College, Career and Technical Education, at (858) 496-8203 or

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Locations, hours change for Summer Lunch Program

Some locations have closed and others have opened for the Kids Summer Fun Cafe, the free summer lunch program from San Diego Unified School District, the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and the US Department of Agriculture.

A complete list of locations and hours is available online.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

EdCast: Summerbridge - Innovative Summer School

Watch the latest EdCast: Summerbridge, an innovative summer school at La Jolla High School.

Friday, July 24, 2009

ALBA North Park Neighborhood Walk

In an effort to effectively engage our new community of North Park, volunteers from the district office, ALBA, and the surrounding area will be distributing flyers about ALBA Community Day School moving to the Oregon Street site and providing folks with information about our unique program.

Saturday, July 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., new ALBA campus, 4041 Oregon Street (92103).

Contact: R. Vernon Moore, Principal, (619) 760-3294. Open to the public.

Proposition 1D Information Now Posted on Website

The Office of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE) has added a special section to its website that will follow the progress on Proposition 1D grant-funded construction.

Passed in November 2006, California Proposition 1D secured funds for the development and remodeling of Career Technical Education classrooms. To date, CCTE has received 15 grant awards that, in conjunction with Proposition S, have allowed for the development of more than $46 million in new building structures and remodels.

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SDUSD Students Named to San Diego Youth Commission

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders recently appointed 11 students from San Diego Unified to the 17-member San Diego Youth Commission.

Students from Clairemont High, Kearny High School of International Business, Hoover High, La Jolla High, Mira Mesa High, Pt. Loma High, Mann Middle and Preuss School UCSD were approved by the City Council this week.

The Youth Commission serves to identify critical issues affecting the youth of San Diego and provides advice and recommendations to the Mayor, City Council, and other City officials on those issues.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

IN THE NEWS: San Diego School Bus Fleet Gets Green Makeover

— The San Diego Unified School District is using federal stimulus funds to reduce harmful emissions from its school buses. The district is close to having one of the cleanest bus fleets in the country. Read/hear more from KPBS-FM.

Presidential Science Panel Welcomes SDUSD Staff Member

Kim Hall, director of professional development for Instructional Support Services, will serve as a member of the 2009 National Selection Committee (NSC) for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

The program is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The award is the highest recognition bestowed on a K-12 mathematics or science teacher in the United States.

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ALBA School North Park Neighborhood Walk This Saturday, July 25

ALBA North Park Neighborhood Walk, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., new ALBA campus, 4041 Oregon Street (92103).

In an effort to effectively engage our new community of North Park, volunteers from the district office, ALBA, and the surrounding area will be distributing flyers about ALBA Community Day School moving to the Oregon Street site and providing folks with information about our unique program.

Contact: R. Vernon Moore, Principal, (619) 760-3294. Open to the public.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hire-a-Youth Program Provides 608 Students with Summer Jobs

This spring, San Diego Unified received a $1.5 million grant for the Summer 2009 Hire-a-Youth Program. Funded by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the San Diego Workforce Partnership, the program has resulted in the placement of 608 students in paid summer internships.

To date, the Hire-a-Youth team has logged in more than 4,000 staff hours, reviewed 1,300 student applications, delivered more than 6,000 work readiness training hours to students, recruited more than 100 businesses and placed 608 students into six-week internships from June 22-July 31.

The program will culminate in a celebration on July 31 for students and their employers, hosted by the USS Midway Museum.

These internships provide strong mentorships and quality experiences for our students to explore the world of work. Each student has the opportunity to earn at least $1,200 for the summer and to build their employability skills and resumes.

Employers, staff and students have begun to share positive stories about their experiences. Read more.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"Facing Sudan" Public Screening and ESL Student Performances, Wednesday, June 22

"Facing Sudan" Public Screening and ESL Student Performances, 6-8 p.m., WorldBeat Cultural Center in Balboa Park, 2100 Park Blvd (92101).

The Office of Language Acquisition and ESL students and their teachers will host a public screening of the documentary "Facing Sudan" to help raise awareness of the situation in Sudan.

The event will also showcase the students' summer learning focused on immigrant and refugee experiences through performances, artwork, and exhibits.

This free event is open to all interested community members. Contact: Sonja Munévar Gagnon, (619) 725-7255. Open to the public.

Monday, July 20, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Parade plays up rite of passage

Community celebrates educational transition
CITY HEIGHTS — Twelve-year-old Rufino Zapata was a fifth-grader among fifth-graders Tuesday at Rosa Parks Elementary School. And he was feeling pretty special about it.

Rufino was among 600 City Heights students who marched in an annual parade that celebrates the passage of elementary students to middle school. Rufino will be promoted from Parks elementary on Tuesday. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

IN THE NEWS: Interns see budget ax up close

District offices give unique perspective

SAN DIEGO — Given the recession, 16-year-old Anthony Martinez knows how lucky he is to have a job this summer – especially because his is a paid internship that he hopes will impress colleges. San Diego High School student Anthony Martinez is an intern in the school district's finance office. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Homeless vets get helping hand

22nd annual event expected to draw about 900 people

DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — Andre Ogden knew his wisdom tooth would have to come out, even before a Navy dentist told him so yesterday. He and dozens of other military veterans sat in the shade of a camouflage tent waiting for free dental work, one of the many services provided to homeless vets as part of the 22nd annual Stand Down at San Diego High School. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Millennial Tech Partners with San Diego State for Parent Involvement

San Diego State University will partner with Millennial Tech Middle School on the Academy for Parent Involvement (A=pi) program.

Every Millennial Tech parent who completes the 10-month academy will earn the opportunity for their child to receive a certificate of admission to SDSU once they complete high school and meet all A-G requirements.

Negotiations are underway to extend the certificate of admission at a number of schools within the California State University system.

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fay Elementary’s Outstanding Attendance

On Tuesday, June 30, Fay Elementary held a 100% Attendance Campaign.

The school community’s commitment to education paid off with a 99.7% attendance rate for the day, with only two absences out of 625 students.

The campaign jump starts the school’s commitment to attendance for the entire year. Students, parents and staff were awarded prizes for their tremendous efforts.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Transportation Intern Program Results in Scholarship

In its second year, the Transportation Intern Program for Students (TIPS) brought “at risk” students from Clairemont High to the Transportation Department’s Fleet Maintenance Division for a real world work experience.

Under the watchful eye of a qualified mechanic, students applied what they learned in the classroom to assist with repairing and maintaining the district’s fleet of vehicles.

Crediting his time in TIPS, student Jonathon Lopez has been awarded a full scholarship to the Diesel program at San Diego Miramar Community College with plans to become an automotive mechanic. The district recognizes Larry Brown, garage supervisor (pictured here with Jonathon), for mentoring and facilitating the TIPS program.

Thanks also to all SDUSD Fleet Maintenance personnel and the Special Education TRACE program for their continued support.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Programs Prepare Students for AP Courses

455 low income and underrepresented Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) students have a special opportunity this summer to participate in 16 different academic enrichment camps at Hoover, Kearny, Madison, Mission Bay, Point Loma and Serra high schools.

These camps focus on introducing key AP/IB concepts, developing critical reading and writing skills, Cornell note-taking and study techniques, and developing time management and organizational skills. Participants will prepare for the rigor of AP/IB classes in the fall, and enjoy summer academic field trips.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

IN THE NEWS: A City Heights Rite of Passage -- with Puppets

The City Heights Educational Collaborative presents its fourth annual "Welcome to Middle School" parade on July 14. Read More from SDSU Universe.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Student spotlight: Irene Cisneros of Pt. Loma High

She thought she'd go into teaching. That is, until a few trips to the hospital to visit ailing relatives.

“My grandfather was very ill; he had diabetes. My grandma had high blood pressure; both my parents are borderline diabetics,” said Irene Cisneros, 18, a recent graduate of Point Loma High School. “So I want to be the type of person who can help these kinds of people.” Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Scripps Ranch area schools highlighted

Every month, the Scripps Ranch Civic Association newsletter carries stories about all the schools in the neighborhood, including Scripps Ranch High School, Thurgood Marshall Middle School, and Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch and Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools. Check out the latest issue.

IN THE NEWS: Students are stoked for summer program at La Jolla High

Summer and school are two words that don't normally mix.

But it is something to look forward to for about 100 junior high students spending their days at La Jolla High School for the San Diego Summerbridge program. Instead of the normal routine, college students and recent graduates are now the teachers. With a rigorous but friendly environment, the program prides itself on motivating students to succeed in all classrooms. Read more from the La Jolla Light.

Friday, July 10, 2009

IN THE NEWS: 15-year-old finds 'wheel' excitement on the track

Eric Gunderson has raced competitively for more than five years. He's won dozens of races and placed in the top tier in dozens more. But Eric is not yet old enough to legally hold a California driver's license. Read more from the La Jolla Light.

Giant Puppets Take to the Streets of City Heights for 4th Annual Celebration

At 9:30 am Tuesday, July 14, 2009, San Diego Guild of Puppetry lead artist, Felix Diaz’s whistle will blow. Drum groups from Monroe Clark Middle School and Hoover High will set the beat, and 450 Monroe Clark Middle School 6th graders will march to Rosa Parks Elementary School, carrying giant puppets and banners, for the 4th annual, “Welcome to Middle School” parade. Upon reaching Rosa Parks Elementary, the middle schoolers will be joined by Rosa Parks’ graduating 5th graders bearing their own dragon masks. After parading before the K-5 student body, the procession, now nearly 700 strong, will march together back to Monroe Clark, marking, in a larger than life celebration, the elementary schoolers’ passage into middle school.

Those watching this City Heights community parade will see students’ artistic interpretations of the cultural themes explored in the social studies curriculum. African effigy figures from last year’s parade will be joined by giant snakes, inspired by the mythic Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican plumed serpent god. This year a host of Southeast Asian dragons in both mask and giant form will be added to the celebration. Funding for the original parade in 2005 came from an Arts and Culture Community Impact grant from The San Diego Foundation, with additional and continuing funding every year from A-I-S grants from the California Arts Council, a state agency, the NEA, a federal agency, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and the Dr. Seuss Foundation. This support has kept the parade going and growing into an annual event that celebrates student transition to middle school, while spotlighting cultures, collaborative effort and community.

In these schools and in others throughout the city, the San Diego Guild of Puppetry is hard at work to make giant puppet pageantry an important element in the San Diego community at large. Multi-community giant puppet parades have been held at the Theatre of the World Festival at San Diego State University for the past three years. The New Children’s Museum opened last year with a “Children’s Giant Puppet Parade” created by the Guild, and smaller parades are held at varying locations around the county, often including celebrations of Dia de los Muertos. Lynne Jennings, Guild Board Chair explains: “Giant puppetry, by its very size, inspires awe. It builds stronger communities, as individuals become part of a committed team effort. It engenders the realization that working together, people can effect powerful and positive change. It invites participants and spectators of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to join hands in celebration!”

Everyone is invited to watch the City Heights parade at 9:30 on July 14 with excellent viewing at the Monroe Clark field, the Rosa Parks playground or along the 45th Street parade route. The parade will start at the Monroe Clark Middle School field, go east on Myrtle and then north on 45th to Rosa Parks. After circling the elementary school playground, students will retrace their steps back to the middle school.

2009 Distinguished Principal Award Finalist

Marian Phelps, principal of Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, was recently named a 2009 National Distinguished Principal California Finalist by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA).

Zamorano is a San Diego Unified School District magnet school.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Leadership in Biliteracy Award

Teodora Cruz, vice chairperson of the San Diego Unified's District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC), was honored recently by the San Diego County Office of Education at the 11th annual Biliteracy Symposium. Mrs. Cruz was honored for her more than eight years of service as a DELAC officer.

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2009-10 Budget Book Now Online

The 2009-10 Budget Book and District Profile can now be viewed on the district website. This comprehensive document includes information on the state and district budget process, as well as 2009-10 budget summaries for schools, programs and departments. The award-winning document is a comprehensive look at the San Diego Unified School District.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Communication Efforts Win State, National Awards

The California School Public Relations Association (CalSPRA) recently recognized the work of San Diego Unified School District's Communications and Food Services departments with an Award of Excellence in Multimedia Communication for the Breakfast in the Classroom video.

In addition, the 2008-09 Budget Book and District Profile has received an Award of Honorable Mention in the category of School District Finance Publications from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The competition is open to public school districts of all sizes nationwide. There were 955 entries in this year’s contest, with 78 receiving Awards of Excellence, 168 receiving Awards of Merit and 226 receiving Awards of Honorable Mention. Special thanks from Superintendent Terry Grier goes to Board Member Katherine Nakamura for spearheading the 2008-09 Budget Book efforts.

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Check out a school: Golden Hill Elementary School

Students at Golden Hill Elementary School have produced a video tour of their campus. Watch.

Golden Hill School of Arts and Media is located in the historic urban neighborhood of Golden Hill. It opened in January 2006 to provide students with a beautiful and progressive learning environment, one of many excellent schools in the San Diego Unified School District.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

IN THE NEWS: SCPA, La Jolla, High Tech high school students get Sempra scholarships

Sempra Energy Awards More Than $200,000 Under 2009 Scholarship Program

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2009) - Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) has awarded more than $200,000 in college scholarships to 38 high school seniors as part of the company's annual scholarship program for children of employees. Read more.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Pt. Loma High grad goes onto big things in reality TV world

She's got the hooks
From 'Big Brother' to 'Look,' Allison Grodner makes captivating reality TV

Reality-television producer Allison Grodner has a few words of advice for people who think they want to live the glamorous reality-TV life. Think again. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

IN THE NEWS: Team takes aim at last target: winning the gold

They trained and practiced and fought to be the best in California, and next week the San Diego High School ROTC marksmanship team will compete against the sharpest high school shooters in the country at the National Junior Olympics. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

IN THE NEWS: Teachers lounge gets a stylish touch of class | NEA program helps spruce up school

Celebrity designer Evette Rıos scurried about the teachers lounge at Balboa Elementary School — a place crisp with the scent of fresh paint — plumping pillows, sweeping floors, dimming lights and making coffee with filters improvised from paper towels. Read more from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Congratulations to Patrick Henry Students

Read all about the excellence and achievement of students at Patrick Henry High School. See more.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Look Back at Morse High's Award-Winning Cheer Squad

Watch a video Podcast of the award-winning Morse High School cheer squad in the final basketball game of the 2008-09 school year.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

IN THE NEWS: SD Helps Kick Off Read Across America

More than 300 San Diego County students were in Petco Park yesterday -- but not for baseball. The youngsters were there to help kick-off one of the country's largest childhood literacy campaigns called Read Across America. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis says the focus is on what's called the summer reading loss. See more from KPBS-FM.

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SD Unified Receives Grants for Homeless Students, Cafeteria Equipment

The state Department of Education has announced two large grants to San Diego Unified: $628,216 for new food preparation equipment; and $80,700 to help homeless students. Both are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The $628,216 will go toward purchasing equipment for the district's school cafeterias and central kitchen. Applicants were required to demonstrate a need for the equipment focusing on four areas: increasing participation; contributing to nutritional quality; contributing to food safety; and contributing to energy efficiency. San Diego Unified's Food Services Department was able to make the case for the grant award.

The $80,700 grant in McKinney-Vento funds is to assist homeless students, according to the California Department of Education. McKinney-Vento funds are provided to assist schools in addressing the educational and related needs of homeless students.

Schools can use the funds for programs for pre-school-aged homeless children; before- and after-school programs, mentoring, and summer programs with educational activities. The funds also can be used to cover costs associated with tracking, obtaining, and transferring records of homeless children as well as other services.

San Diego Unified's efforts in helping homeless students are outlined on the district's website.

Crawford CHAMPS student has perfect-13 year attendance

Vanna Sumontha graduated on June 15 from Crawford High CHAMPS.

Showing up that day to school wasn't anything new for Vanna; in fact, she'd been showing up for school every day since September 3, 1996, when she entered Marshall Elementary School as a Kindergartener.

Vanna completed a rare feat... She never missed a day of school from Kindergarten through high school graduation. 13 years without an absence.

According to records of John Marshall Elementary School, Vanna began Kindergarten on September 3, 1996; it was noted on her first report card that Vanna had perfect attendance. In addition, Ms. Sicherman, Vanna’s teacher, reported that Vanna was a joy to teach and was an excellent student. 13 years later, it's still the same.

"She is still an excellent student and graduated with honors," said Tim Shaw, CHAMPS counselor. "Vanna is a very nice, polite and respectful student who is loved by the Crawford CHAMPs staff and students."

After completing grades Kindergarten to grade five at Marshall Elementary, Vanna attended Horace Mann Middle for grades 6-8. For the past four years has attended Crawford CHAMPs.

"Vanna was considered a shy student during her elementary and middle school days," said Shaw. "She's really blossomed into an outstanding individual, a GATE-identified Seminar student, who was an active member of 'Peer Helpers,' and on the leadership council for the class of 2009."

Vanna plans to attend San Diego State University in the fall and major in Psychology.

Pt. Loma High Students Head to College

Here's a list of all the universities and colleges where Pt. Loma High students will go this year. For more information, go to Pt. Loma High's website.

Class of 2009
Our seniors are headed to…
(as of May 19, 2009)

UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Irvine
UC Los Angeles
UC Merced
UC Riverside
UC San Diego
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz

Dominguez Hills
Los Angeles
Long Beach
Maritime Academy
San Luis Obispo
San Marcos
San Diego
San Francisco

College of Redwoods
Cuyamaca College
De Anza College
Grossmont College
Los Angeles City College
Palomar College
Riverside Community
Santa Barbara City College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
San Marcos College
Southwestern College

U.S. Marine Corps

Art Institute
Concorde Career Institution
DeVry University
Fashion Institute
Laguna Art Design
Marinello Schools of Beauty
West Hills College

Azusa Pacific
Dominican University
Loyola Marymount
Menlo College
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego Christian
University of Phoenix
University of Southern California
Westwood College

Boise State
Boston University
Frank Phillips College
La Salle University
Morgan State University
N. Arizona University
New Mexico Military Institution
Olivet Nazarene
Oregon State
Penn State
Spelman College
University of New Orleans
University of Oregon
University of Washington
Washington State
Suny Maritime College

Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology
Erie Community College
Green River Community College
St. Charles Community College

Universite de Liege