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
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
Anastasia Smith is the new chief of the SAUSD Police Department. She brings more than 27 years of experience to the position.
Smith was sworn in as the new Chief of the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department on January 16, 2018. She was selected after a national search and a rigorous interview process and brings more than 27 years of experience to the position.
Board of Education members, Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips, district leaders and staff, Acting Chief of Police for the Santa Ana Police Department David Valentin, and Smith’s family and supporters attended the swearing-in ceremony. 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
Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department Swears in Alumni Recruit, Also Presents Officer with Life Saving Award
Felix Rivera, a 2006 graduate of SAUSD’s Saddleback High School, was sworn in as an officer today, and Officer Brian Singer received the Life Saving Award
(Dec. 19, 2017) – The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Police Department today honored two of its own during a special recognition ceremony at the district office that was attended by Board of Education members, Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips, district leaders, police department staff, and other supporters. 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
Santa and Helpers to Deliver Gifts to 1,167 SAUSD Students on Dec. 8
Chapman University President Daniele Struppa will play Santa; the effort is organized through Direct Effect Charities
(Dec. 7, 2017) All 1,167 students at Madison Elementary School in the Santa Ana Unified School District will receive personal gifts from Santa Claus and his helpers on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 through Direct Effect Charities, a Chicago-based charity that is currently expanding its hands-on programs to Orange County. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana, in collaboration with the Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) and Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce, has been selected to host the National Forensic Association (NFA) Tournament, a national Speech and Debate championship, from April 18, 2019 to April 23, 2019.
The National Forensic Association is an academic association dedicated to providing leadership in intercollegiate speech and debate education in the United States. Thousands of competitors from between 75 and 125 colleges and universities attend the national tournament each year with hopes of clinching the championship. Continue reading
Why is the Santa Ana Unified School District Intentionally misleading community members and parents on the true academic achievement of the District?
At Friday’s Superintendent Breakfast, Dr. Stefanie Phillips reported to a full house of over 400 community members that 69% of the students are reading (ELA) proficient. Where did she get those numbers from? According to the new results reported by the California Department of Education, Santa Ana Unified School District is 28% proficient in ELA and 22% proficient in Math. Continue reading
SAUSD Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips Highlights Successes, Growth During 2017 State of the District Breakfast
Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district.
(Oct. 13, 2017) – Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips welcomed and addressed more than 400 business and community leaders during the annual Superintendent’s State of the District Breakfast on Oct. 13, 2017 at Godinez Fundamental High School. The event was sponsored by SAUSD and the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. Phillips provided a key note address in her State of the District message highlighting the District’s successes, challenges, and plans of action to ensure all students are being prepared for college and careers and to be productive citizens of our society. Topics included the district’s 93 percent graduation rate, 93 percent college-going rate, and the increase of early college opportunities in the district. Continue reading