May is college acceptance season and PVUSD, in collaboration with GEAR UP, are celebrating college bound seniors with a special event. On Friday, May 18 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) building, 1960 Freedom Blvd., these seniors will enjoy a recognition, breakfast, event t-shirts, a photo booth, and an opportunity to gather with other PVUSD students who have signed with the same university.
Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, PVUSD Superintendent, will introduce the guest speaker Dr. Marlene Tromp, UC Santa Cruz’s Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor. Herself a first-generation college student, Dr. Tromp will deliver a message that our students will remember for many years.
From the moment a student enters the PVUSD school system, our mission is to support the student’s academic, social-emotional, and college and career development so they are future-ready. Dr. Rodriguez said, “We are proud of the accomplishments of our graduating seniors and wish each of them success in their next educational experience. PVUSD remains committed and is taking steps to ensure students graduate college and career ready.”
Students from Aptos, Pajaro Valley, Watsonville, Diamond Tech and Pacific Coast Charter High Schools who have been accepted to a 4-year College or University received a special invitation to attend the event. It is a pleasure to recognize the accomplishments of these seniors in this unique manner.
National College Signing Day is a powerful way to celebrate students accepted to college in the Nation. This Day’s purpose is to shine a spotlight on students who have made plans to further their education and to help encourage college-going cultures throughout America’s high schools. PVUSD is proud to be hosting the first of what will become an annual, district- wide Signing Day.
Congratulations college-bound seniors! Your determination has opened the door to boundless possibilities.
For more information on steps PVUSD is taking to achieve the goal of ensuring all students are college and career ready, please contact Carrie Goodwin, District Lead Counselor at 831-786-2390 ext. 2610, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.