County Office of Education Shares Two Great Opportunities for Charter School Students in San Diego County

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September 1, 2012

Museum of Tolerance

Thanks to generous support from the Leichtag Foundation, the Museum of Tolerance can award 6,000 free tickets to San Diego schools during the 2012-13 school year. The three-hour tour, recommended for ages 12 and above, includes the Holocaust Exhibit and interactive exhibits in the Tolerancenter such as the Point of View (POV) Diner and Millennium Machine which expose the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination historically and today. Major themes throughout the tour include the power of words and the role of the bystander.

  • Priority is given to low-income schools and programs for at-risk and first generation college-bound students.
  • Priority is given to schools that can visit the Museum before the end of December 2012 (after that is the museum's busiest season and tickets may not be available)
  • Grant-funded programs are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Assistance with transportation is very limited this year and requires a separate application. To qualify for transportation assistance, a minimum group size of 45 must be reserved.

For more information and to apply online, visit their website.

Torero Achievement Club

The Torero Achievement Club, a partnership between USD Torero's Men's Football and the San Diego County Office of Education, recognizes exemplary student achievement throughout San Diego County. Schools select students who have demonstrated outstanding or improved attendance, achievement or behavior. The Torero Achievement Club will honor deserving third-through-eighth grade students with an opportunity to attend a USD Men's Football game.

Students will also take part in a special USD campus tour on the day of the game they attend. Tours are led by USD staff, athletes and/or students who will reinforce the importance of college, sports and future careers. Each student may receive two or more free tickets, one for themselves and additional tickets for adult chaperones and non-high-school age siblings, to a selected Torero game. In addition to the game tickets and tour, this year, all Torero Achievement Club participants will receive a free meal voucher for concessions.

To arrange for students from your school to be a part of the Torero Achievement Club, select a game from the home schedule below and contact Nadege Douge Johnson, at

Important Information:

Required school/student arrival times at USD will be two hours before game time. The two-hour time frame is required in order to assemble students, participate in the campus tour, place and receive food orders, and time to be seated to enjoy pre-game festivities.

Schools are required to use all tickets reserved. There are no set limitations on the amount of tickets schools may request.

USD Toreros 2012 Men's Football Schedule (All games are on a Saturday)
Oct. 13 vs. Campbell @2:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 vs. Western New Mexico @6:00 p.m.
Oct. 27 vs. Dayton @6:00 p.m. Sept. 22 vs. Valparaiso @ 1:00 p.m. Nov. 10 vs. Morehead State @6:00 p.m.

The Torero Achievement Club is one of many community relations programs facilitated by the San Diego County Office of Education. Watch your inbox for additional upcoming opportunities, and be sure to follow us on Twitter (@SanDiegoCOE) to stay up-to-date on other SDCOE happenings.