After engaging in a thorough analysis, the administrative staff of the Santa Barbara Unified School District has determined to discontinue the practice of student shadowing that has been in place at our high schools. We acknowledge that students and families have benefited from the shadowing experience, but have concluded that the concerns about disruption to the learning process associated with this practice outweigh those benefits. We want to ensure that all families with prospective high school students are aware of multiple opportunities to familiarize themselves with our unique and distinguished high school communities, including: 1) the Fall Showcase on November 29, 2017 at Earl Warren Showgrounds, and 2) site-specific school tours and Open Houses (see school websites for details). We are proud of the achievements and culture of all of the SBUSD high schools and are confident that students and families will be well-served wherever they choose to attend.
Announcement Regarding Student Shadowing