Agreement Guarantees Temecula Valley Unified Students Spot at CSUSM

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Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Ninth  graders within the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) now have the opportunity to take advantage of a fast track plan that guarantees admission to California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) for qualified students, thanks to an agreement established between the University and district administrators on September 6.CSUSM President Dr. Karen Haynes and TVUSD Governing Board President Dr. Allen Pulsipher signed the Memorandum of Understanding that outlines the compact during Tuesday’s board meeting.

“I am delighted by our renewed partnership with the Temecula Valley Unified School District,” said President Haynes. “Cal State San Marcos has long been committed to providing area students with an exceptional education, and the signing of an MOU with Temecula Unified affirms this commitment. Together, CSUSM and TVSD are working for the good of our students to create ‘A Partnership for Success.’”

The MOU sets a structured roadmap to college success for Temecula Valley’s students and improves university accessibility for Southwest Riverside County students.  It promises that all graduating seniors, from the class of 2015 and beyond, will receive guaranteed admission to CSUSM if they meet California State University (CSU) course and GPA requirements. Not only does this MOU guarantee admission to CSUSM but it helps students become college-ready, eligible to apply to any of the CSU system’s 22 other campuses.

“This is a wonderful partnership between TVUSD and Cal State San Marcos, because it not only provides our students with the incentive to continue on to college, but it gives them a specific path to follow in order to get there,” said Dr. Pulsipher. “We look forward to the future and a continued collaborative relationship between TVUSD and CSUSM.”

This is the ninth MOU that CSUSM has signed with organizations and institutions within the region since 2006. The university has similar agreements with the San Marcos Unified School District, the Escondido Union High School District, the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, San Pasqual Academy, the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services Agency, the San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel most recently with Oceanside Unified School District.

About the Temecula Valley Unified School District
The Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) serves roughly 29,000 students in grades kindergarten through 12th on 32 campuses. TVUSD’s boundaries cover the City of Temecula as well as neighboring unincorporated communities in Southwest Riverside County. The district is governed by a board of five publicly elected officials who each serve four year terms. The mission of the Temecula Valley Unified School District is to ensure high quality learning by engaging all students, staff and the community; resulting in literate and responsible citizens.

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself by providing its students the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a success in the classroom and the workplace.  A recent survey reported that annual spending in the region was nearly $190 million, generating a total impact of roughly $230 million on the regional economy. Over 85 percent of CSUSM alumni remain in the region fueling the local workforce. Situated on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos, the campus is located 15 miles east of the coast, and 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.