Since we opened in 2001, the University of San Diego (USD) has remained a significant source of ongoing support for our school. The School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) has supported our Board from its founding and continues to provide a Board member to support the academic program of our school.
Since our founding, the following faculty from USD’s SOLES have served on our Board of Trustees:
- Dr. Paula Cordeiro
- Dr. Linda Siefert
- Dr. Sandy Buczinski
- Dr. Joi Spenser
We have also been blessed with a partnership with USD’s Hahn School of Nursing. Each summer semester and fall semester, the School of Nursing sends a class to our campus once a week. In their weekly placement at our site, they provide health related classes to our students, ensure our first aid kits are supplied and ready, support emergency procedures, and host a career day for our students.
USD has also maintained for the past eight years, since our school opened in 2001, an agreement to subsidize more than 60% of the tuition costs for any of our beginning AmeriCorps teachers to earn a single-subject teaching credential. The University’s proximity also allows our students and teachers to occasionally visit the campus for a variety of events.
For the past two years, our partnership with USD has extended as well to the Hahn School of Nursing. Students in USD’s esteemed graduate nursing program work weekly on-site, part-time, to assist in assuring student vaccinations and medical records are up-to-date, to perform vision screening for students, and to provide health-education seminars for students.