school tours

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Please read tour descriptions, then complete the form below to reserve your tour. Tours may have limited capacity. We will confirm your attendance prior to the tour. If we cannot confirm you, we will add your name to the waitlist.

Cajon Valley Classroom and Launchpad Tour 1

Check-in (Hyatt, Kettner Drive Entrance): 7:30am
Return: 11:30am
Transportation: Bus

During your visit, you’ll be visiting Magnolia Elementary School, Meridian Elementary School and Crest Elementary School.

The Cajon Valley Union School District serves 16,000 students across 28 schools covering over 60 square miles of San Diego’s East County and has garnered nationwide recognition as leaders in whole child development, customer service excellence, and classroom innovation.

Cajon Valley was the largest public school district to reopen during the COVID19 pandemic and was showcased during the National Safe School Reopening Summit. The extraction of stranded students and families from Afghanistan in August of 2021 confirms CVUSD’s commitment to helping families in need. CVUSD has been named Top Workplace in San Diego and focuses on allowing each student’s unique strengths, interests, and values to thrive.


Cajon Valley Union School District offers personalized education, with programs that develop students into happy kids, healthy relationships, on a path to gainful employment, making El Cajon the best place to live, work, play and raise a family. Visit  www.cajonvalley.net to learn more about CVUSD.

Cajon Valley Classroom and Launchpad Tour 2

Check-in (Hyatt, Kettner Drive Entrance): 7:30am
Return: 11:30am
Transportation: Bus

https://www.cajonvalley.net/

During your visit, you’ll be visiting Rancho San Diego Elementary School, Anza Elementary School and Naranca Elementary School.

The Cajon Valley Union School District serves 16,000 students across 28 schools covering over 60 square miles of San Diego’s East County and has garnered nationwide recognition as leaders in whole child development, customer service excellence, and classroom innovation.

Cajon Valley was the largest public school district to reopen during the COVID19 pandemic and was showcased during the National Safe School Reopening Summit. The extraction of stranded students and families from Afghanistan in August of 2021 confirms CVUSD’s commitment to helping families in need. CVUSD has been named Top Workplace in San Diego and focuses on allowing each student’s unique strengths, interests, and values to thrive.


Cajon Valley Union School District offers personalized education, with programs that develop students into happy kids, healthy relationships, on a path to gainful employment, making El Cajon the best place to live, work, play and raise a family. Visit  www.cajonvalley.net to learn more about CVUSD

Cajon Valley Classroom and Launchpad Tour 5 (previously High Tech High: The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs Campus)

Check-in (Hyatt, Kettner Drive Entrance): 7:30am
Return: 11:30am
Transportation: Bus

During your visit, you’ll be visiting Anza Elementary School, Naranca Elementary School and Rancho San Diego Elementary School.

The Cajon Valley Union School District serves 16,000 students across 28 schools covering over 60 square miles of San Diego’s East County and has garnered nationwide recognition as leaders in whole child development, customer service excellence, and classroom innovation.

Cajon Valley was the largest public school district to reopen during the COVID19 pandemic and was showcased during the National Safe School Reopening Summit. The extraction of stranded students and families from Afghanistan in August of 2021 confirms CVUSD’s commitment to helping families in need. CVUSD has been named Top Workplace in San Diego and focuses on allowing each student’s unique strengths, interests, and values to thrive.

Cajon Valley Union School District offers personalized education, with programs that develop students into happy kids, healthy relationships, on a path to gainful employment, making El Cajon the best place to live, work, play and raise a family. Visit  www.cajonvalley.net to learn more about CVUSD.


Cajon Valley Classroom and Launchpad Tour 4 (previously High Tech High: Media Arts Campus)

Check-in (Hyatt, Kettner Drive Entrance): 7:30am
Return: 11:30am
Transportation: Bus

During your visit, you’ll be visiting Avocado Elementary School, Magnolia Elementary School and Meridian Elementary School.

The Cajon Valley Union School District serves 16,000 students across 28 schools covering over 60 square miles of San Diego’s East County and has garnered nationwide recognition as leaders in whole child development, customer service excellence, and classroom innovation.

Cajon Valley was the largest public school district to reopen during the COVID19 pandemic and was showcased during the National Safe School Reopening Summit. The extraction of stranded students and families from Afghanistan in August of 2021 confirms CVUSD’s commitment to helping families in need. CVUSD has been named Top Workplace in San Diego and focuses on allowing each student’s unique strengths, interests, and values to thrive.

Cajon Valley Union School District offers personalized education, with programs that develop students into happy kids, healthy relationships, on a path to gainful employment, making El Cajon the best place to live, work, play and raise a family. Visit  www.cajonvalley.net to learn more about CVUSD.

San Diego Met: A Day in the Life of a Big Picture Learning School

Check-in (Hyatt, Kettner Drive Entrance): 8:00am
Return: 11:00am
Transportation: Bus

https://www.thesandiegomet.com; bigpicture.org

Tour Experience

Big Picture Learning network schools focus on a relationship-centered approach; partnering with youth to strengthen their own identities through an exploration of their interests through internships. Layer on top of that an Advisory model in which students become incredibly close with a select group of their peers and you’ve got a recipe for school with success in mind.  


By visiting The San Diego Met (housed on the San Diego Mesa College campus), visitors will get an up close glimpse at how the relationships between students and advisors – and even school leaders – create a truly student-centered learning environment. They’ll also learn more about Big Picture Learning’s internship-driven model, by speaking directly with students themselves who will have gone through their own processes for engaging with the community to explore their own interests through internships.

Experiences:

  • Attend a brief overview orientation with SD Met students, alumni, and school leadership; as well as representatives from the Big Picture Learning and American Student Assistance national teams.
  • Take a student-led tour through the Mesa campus and SD Met classrooms to learn more deeply about Advisory and interest exploration.
  • Participate in a hands-on "brick-building" activity, led by BPL partners at The Lego Foundation, who believe that the world of education is better when it is powered by imagination and play.


       


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Visit the 2022 FAQ to review the COVID-19 protocols for ASU+GSV, including school tours.

COVID-19 Protocols

To attend the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit, you must either present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR OR present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. You will also be required to wear a mask while on the tour. We will update protocols as guidance changes. For the latest information, visit the State of California Department of Public Health website and the CDC. Visit the ASU+GSV FAQ for additional information regarding our protocols.