Sweetwater Union High School District hosts inaugural Parent Symposium

On April 7, the Sweetwater Union High School District hosted its first-ever Parent Symposium at Rancho Del Rey Middle School.

This free event invited parents, students and members of the community to learn more about the District and its college readiness programs, social and emotional resources, tech support and parent leadership opportunities.

The Parent Symposium also included a special appearance by award-winning Mexican-American writer Victor Villaseñor, who delivered the keynote speech. Villaseñor is the author of Rain of Gold, Burro Genius, and Macho, which speak on the topics of diversity, culture, and language.

The District encourages parents to become active participants in their child’s learning to help increase their academic performance and engagement. The Sweetwater District offers a variety of opportunities for parents to volunteer in school events, clubs, sports, and committees.

The Sweetwater District serves more than 9,300 English Learners and has established a District-level English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) for parents to participate in. Once a month, the committee meets to advise the local governing board on programs and services that will best support English Learners.

For more information about DELAC and Parent Symposium, contact the Office of Language Acquisition, State and Federal Programs at (619) 934-8300.

About the Sweetwater Union High School District

The Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) is the largest secondary school district in California, with more than 42,000 enrolled students and 32,000 adult learners. The district is headquartered in Chula Vista and operates a total of 29 schools: 14 high schools, 11 middle schools, and 4 adult schools. Located in southern San Diego County, near the Mexican border, the district serves the diverse communities of Imperial Beach, National City, Chula Vista, and San Ysidro. Since 1920, the district has won numerous awards for its innovative programs and commitment to student success.

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