The Lucia Mar Unified School District, in cooperation with the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation, will be hosting two informational community meetings on June 20, 2011. The meetings will focus on two unique educational programs. The two programs, Nipomo New Tech High and the Grover Beach International Baccalaureate Program, will provide models of 21st century learning skills for the district and the county.
"We are thrilled to support these innovative programs that will not only engage, challenge, and inspire our students, but will strengthen our entire community," said Scott Schirmer, President of the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation.
The Grover Beach Elementary International Baccalaureate Program will provide young students with the critical thinking skills they need to be prepared for a rapidly changing world. The internationally-renowned IB program is used by over 3,000 schools in 141 countries.
"Nipomo New Tech High will be a state of the art technology based high school with a one-to-one computer to student ratio. Project based learning is at the heart of the instructional approach," explained Jim Hogeboom, Superintendent of the Lucia Mar Unified School District. "These two initiatives are the first of many to give our students the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow."
Monday, June 20, 2011
Louise Elliston Conference Room (LEC)
602 Orchard Street, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
The public is invited to attend either of the meetings to learn more about Nipomo New Tech High School, the Grover Beach International Baccalaureate Program and the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation. Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP if you plan on attending to Ryan Foran at (805) 474-3000 ext 1080 or via email at
For more information on the Lucia Mar Foundation for Innovation click here.