March 2, 2018 – The Santa Ana Unified School District is celebrating a precedent in the District where five current and former students have been nominated to the prestigious Congressional U.S. Academies. “This speaks to the caliber of students that we have in this District. This prestigious nomination ultimately affirms the student’s impressive achievements, such as remarkable leadership abilities, scholastic aptitude, and extracurricular talents,” said Valerie Amezcua, President of the Santa Ana Unified School District. Continue reading
Kiddie Academy® Expanding Footprint in Orange County
Kiddie Academy®, the leading provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, is expanding its footprint in Orange County with its newest location in Santa Ana.
“We are so thrilled that we are growing to provide our unique services to more children in Orange County,” said Joseph Haikal, owner of the Kiddie Academy® coming to Santa Ana in fall 2018. Haikal already owns well-established academies in Tustin, Irvine and Huntington Beach. “This is a really exciting time for us and we look forward to introducing our well-trained, attentive staff to local area parents and their children. In the near future, we look forward to assisting local children in developing the confidence and self-esteem necessary they need to meet the challenges of tomorrow.” Continue reading
News Release: Santa Ana Valley High School CyberPatriot Team Advances to Semifinals
(February 13, 2018) – A team of students from Santa Ana Valley High School is headed to the Semifinals of CyberPatriot – the Air Force Association’s (AFA) National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Established by AFA in 2009, the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program is designed to excite, educate, and motivate students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. Continue reading
SARCs are available on the District’s public and internal webpages, along with their translations in Spanish and Vietnamese (as determined by schools’ language demographics). Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
Construction Technology Program is available for individuals that like working outdoors, using hand tools, and have an interest in the construction industry. The Construction Technology Program provides training in various apprenticeship construction trades, such as: Carpentry, Iron Worker, Electrical, Plumbing and many more.
Upon completion of the Construction Technology Program candidates will be interviewed by the Local Trade Unions, with opportunities to be placed in an apprenticeship to earn while you learn.
Information sessions will be available on the following dates and locations: Continue reading
The Tustin Unified School District will accept transfer requests between Monday, January 22, at 8 a.m. and Friday, February 9, at 3 p.m. from elementary, middle and high school students for the 2018-19 school year.
Transfer requests can be made online from the TUSD website or on paper at TUSD’s Student Services Office. All applications submitted during the transfer period will be processed according to a random and unbiased process based on space availability. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent this spring. Continue reading
Santa Ana Unified has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll, which recognizes school districts from the United States and Canada committed to increasing access to AP for underrepresented students while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
Of the 447 districts named, 34 are in California. Continue reading
(January 30, 2018) – The Santa Ana Unified School District recently debuted a new video titled “We Care” to show support for SAUSD students who may be experiencing stress and going through a difficult time.
The video features the Board of Education, Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips, staff, and students telling viewers: “We Care. Get Help.” Continue reading
Hundreds of students to participate in SAUSD Speech & Debate Middle School Tournament Jan. 20
The program has grown to serve 600 students and sent a delegation to the National Speech and Debate competition for the first time in 2017, where five students placed nationally.
Hundreds of students from the Santa Ana Unified School District’s (SAUSD) national award-winning Speech and Debate team will showcase their skills during the upcoming Speech & Debate Middle School Tournament this weekend. Continue reading
The event, which will begin at 12 pm in the courtyard of the Trinity Cristo Rey Lutheran Church located at 902 S. Broadway, in Santa Ana, will celebrate school choice with CCS’ scholars, parents, and staff. Scholars will be able to share why school choice is important to them while wearing their school choice scarves and enjoying ice cream. The event is open to CCS scholars, parents, teachers, and staff; media may RSVP. Continue reading
NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK INFO & ENROLLMENT FAIR AT MAINPLACE MALL ON JANUARY 27
Local school districts and public charter schools, community leaders and education partners will participate in Orange County’s 3rd Annual celebration
In celebration of National School Choice Week, the Orange County Parent Union has gathered local school districts, public charter schools and business partners for its 3rd Annual Orange County School Choice Information and Enrollment Fair that will take place on January 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Santa Ana’s MainPlace Mall. Continue reading
Santa Ana Unified School District to Highlight Programs, Offerings During School of Choice Fair
on Jan. 20, 2018
The event will highlight and showcase the innovative and award winning-programs offered at SAUSD schools.
Come and learn about the innovative and award-winning programs offered throughout the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) during the School of Choice Fair from 1 to 7 p.m. on January 20, 2018 at MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Learn about the many free Public School options available to Orange County Families at the upcoming 3rd Annual Orange County School Choice Fair, on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the MainPlace Mall, located at 2800 N Main St., in Santa Ana.
Meet educators from local District Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and Home Schools. And meet business partners that support public school choice options too. Continue reading
One of our readers sent us a note tonight regarding a threat that was discovered regarding an alleged shooting that was supposed to take place tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 18, at Santa Ana’s Valley High School.
The note, which was sent by Valley High School Principal David Richey, states that the Santa Ana Police Department is investigating this matter. However school will be in session on Monday, despite the threat. Continue reading
News Release: Santa Ana Unified’s Sal Tinajero Named State Educator of the Year by National Speech & Debate Association
Tinajero was selected from more than 5,000 member coaches and teachers across the country because of his unwavering commitment to speech and debate education
Sal Tinajero, a Program Specialist for the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD), has been named the 2017-2018 California Educator of the Year by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA).
Tinajero was selected from more than 5,000 member coaches and teachers across the country because of his unwavering commitment to speech and debate education, and because his passion for speech and debate has enhanced the quality of education in California and beyond, according to NSDA. Continue reading