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District Holds School of Choice Fair Showcase Representatives from more than 50 SAUSD schools and district departments showcased their campuses, programs and services to the public during the School of Choice Fair on January 20, 2018 at MainPlace Mall. The event highlighted SAUSD’s innovative and award-winning programs, and coincided with the start of the 2018-19 enrollment period and the district’s 130th anniversary year. The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) is celebrating 130 years of educational legacy. Founded in 1888, the District continues to be a staple in the community, educating generations of families. To commemorate the start of the District’s 130th anniversary year kick off celebration, parents, students, staff and community partners joined the Board of Education and SAUSD Superintendent Dr. Stefanie Phillips for a reception on January 12, 2018 at Plaza Calle Cuatro in Downtown Santa Ana. “We have a lot of educational heritage and legacy,” Dr. Phillips said. “We want to make sure that everybody knows that we
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Sierra Preparatory Academy students and Principal Elisa Younger attended the School of Choice Fair.
SAUSD Celebrates 130th Anniversary
District Honored for Increasing Student Access to Advanced Placement (AP)
The Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) has been named to the 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll, which recognizes school districts that are committed to increasing access to Advanced Placement for underrepresented students, while also maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher.
The Board of Education and Superin- tendent unveiled a special logo during the event designed to highlight the 130th anniversary year. are doing great things now and have been a trailblazer for over 130 years.” The theme for the 130th anniversary year is “Celebrating Educational Legacy.”
Santa Ana is one of 4 school districts in the county to be given this honor. It is also one of 3 districts statewide that have received the award multiple years while working with an AP student population of 30% or more underrepresented minority students and 30% or more low-income students.
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Employees of theYear Recognized
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