A Message from our Executive Director
It’s an exciting time to live in San Marcos and I’m thrilled to announce the launch of our Honor Roll of REALTORS program this month! We all know that strong schools and a thriving community lead to higher real estate values. As a REALTOR myself, I also understand the important role we play in influencing the community’s view of our public schools. We are often the first person to give information about our local schools to a new family moving into the community. I was fortunate to also be a school counselor in San Marcos for many years, so I had a solid understanding of the district and had first-hand knowledge about it’s schools. I was able to confidently answer questions and give information to families new to the community and the district.
San Marcos Unified School District has rightfully gained a respected reputation and is somewhere families want to send their children to receive a quality education. With outstanding higher education institutions in our backyard, such as Palomar College, Pima Medical Institute and Cal State University, San Marcos, we are referred to as the “education hub” of north county. As well, the City of San Marcos is growing tremendously and is a place people are flocking to live. We’ve seen exciting expansions in North City and most recently with the ground breaking of the Creek District. With all that said, it’s a great time to be a REALTOR in the area!
The San Marcos Promise connects education, business & industry, and community leaders to impact student futures. We are working with the San Marcos Unified School District and the City of San Marcos to begin our Honor Roll of REALTORS program, providing REALTORS opportunities to learn more about our city and connect with our schools. Our Honor Roll REALTORS will have access to unique marketing opportunities to show their support for our students in the community.
On March 12, we will kickoff our program at the Lost Abbey in San Elijo Hills. Participants will hear from City of San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones, San Marcos Unified School District Superintendent Carmen Garcia, and one of the developers of North City, Mike McDonald. We invite all local REALTORS to join our Honor Roll of REALTORS program and help open doors to promising futures .
Space is limited… see below for the invitation and link to RSVP.
Second Annual Promise Adult Prom
Honor Roll of Realtors
2nd Annual Promise (Adult) Prom
- Week of June 22: SMHS Career Technical Education (CTE) Week for 6-8th grade
- Week of July 13: La Mirada Academy
- Week of July 20: San Elijo Elementary School
- Week of July 27: San Elijo Elementary School
We’re excited to be offering 3 weeks of summer LEAP camps this year! Registration is now open!
LEAP is expanding this spring! In addition to Knob Hill and Discovery, we’ll have camps at Twin Oaks Elementary, San Elijo Elementary, and La Mirada Academy!
Our Learning Enrichment to Achieve Promise (LEAP) program is one of the best afterschool and summer enrichment programs in the county for K-8 students.
LEAP helps students discover new interests and passions and helps them gain critical 21st century skills such as adaptive problem solving, collaborative communication, and digital fluency.
Not only is it taught by our extraordinary credentialed SMUSD teachers, the teachers are able to design a class in an area they are especially passionate about, with an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics). Students are exposed to classes they might not otherwise have had the opportunity to take during their school day.
A huge added benefit of LEAP is that some of the proceeds go back to the school who hosts LEAP.
Education Coordinator Corner
Thank you to Pima Medical Institute for your continued partnership and making our Education Coordinator positions possible! Our Education Coordinators, Amanda and Roy, continue to impact student futures on a daily basis. From one-on-one student appointments to classroom presentations, they are helping students connect to a future guided by purpose and passion. They have administered and interpreted the Super Strong Interest Inventory to all 9th and 10th students at SMHS and MHHS. The Super Strong helps students learn about themselves and identify their interests. Before students can broach the topic of careers, they need to understand themselves, their interests, and the role it plays in the world around them. Super Strong assists with this and provides students with meaningful connections to the world of work.
B.E.S.T Club Field Trip
Our ambassadors Aylin and Ashley coordinated a fieldtrip for The Beautiful Educated Sisters Together (BEST) Club at San Marcos Middle School last month! The BEST Club empowers young ladies to support eachother in their personal growth and dream big about their futures. Led by TSMP Ambassadors, the BEST Club toured Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos to learn more about the local higher education options available. The BEST Club’s advisor is Ms. Nicole Scott, Assistant Principal at San Marcos Middle School.
Warrior Village Project
Why I Give
”"I support The San Marcos Promise because I think it's important to give back to our community and support our students to reach their goals. Every little bit counts!"Michelle SantiagoDistrict School Social Worker
Dressed for Success!
We are excited to announce that our TSMProfessional Career Closet is now open! Any high school student who needs professional clothing for an interview, networking event, internship, etc. can sign up to come to our office where our ambassadors will help each student pick out an outfit! Students work with our Education Coordinators at each high school on job and career readiness skills, such as resume preparation and interviewing, prior to receiving their outfit.
We are accepting donations on an ongoing basis. Thank you to all of our community members who have donated professional clothing!
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Located in our Future Center offices off of Pico Ave. in San Marcos. The San Marcos Promise has the BEST freshly brewed coffee in the building!
Our sips for Scholars Coffee Cart is a 100% donation based program designed to support college & career readiness initiatives & scholarships for San Marcos Unified School District families.
Thank You To
The San Marcos Promise is a non-profit 501(c)3 educational foundation providing college and career support for students in the San Marcos Unified School District. The San Marcos Promise operates on grants and charitable contributions from supporters like you.
With workforce development as our core goal, we strive to provide access to a wide variety of higher education pathways. By partnering with local businesses we inform students of critical workforce needs in our local economy, ensuring a return on their investment in higher education.