It’s the first day of school for thousands of students in San Diego.
More than 111,000 students begin the fall semester Monday in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD).
Among the changes this academic year, all schools will have its own Wellness Plan.
Parents will be able to get involved, and help put together a fitness and nutrition plan with their children.
The district is implementing the No Place For Hate program in all of its schools, as a result of a new partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.
The semester also begins with Sequoia Elementary School as the district’s newest Visual and Performing Arts magnet school.
The SDUSD class of 2018 will be the third group of seniors to graduate under the rigorous new standards that require students to complete classes needed to qualify for admittance to a University of California or California State University.
“We’ve had over 90% of our students meet those standards of graduating, the last couple of years,” said Richard Barrera, SDUSD board president. “We think that will get stronger this year, with the class of 2018.”
SDSU welcomes 11,000 new students to campus, which includes 5,300 freshmen, 3,200 transfer students and 2,000 graduate and doctoral students.