Western Association of Schools and Colleges Visit



On April 28 - May 1, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) visiting committee toured North Orange County ROP schools. The visit is part of a multi-year process that ensures that North Orange County ROP provides the following to our students:

• Assures a school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished through a viable education program  — a trustworthy institution for student learning

• Validates the integrity of the ROP’s program and transcripts

• Facilitates transfer of credits — critical for college/university acceptance worldwide

• Fosters the ongoing improvement of the school’s programs and operations to support student learning

• Provides valuable insight from fellow educators visiting the school

Thank you to the students, instructors, staff, and our stakeholders that helped us make sure our WASC visit was a success!

Cooking Up Change Competition

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Food Service and Hospitality students at Anaheim and Sonora High Schools participated in the annual Cooking Up Change competition on April 25. Each student team was challenged to create a new lunch menu following a strict set of criteria that includes utilizing ingredients commonly found in a school cafeteria, a budget of $1.50 per serving, all while making it creative, great tasting, and nutritious. North Orange County ROP students received the following awards:
1st Place - Sonora High School
Best Table Display - Anaheim High School (Pictured above)
Prizes for 1st Place included a $1,000 scholarship for each student, cookware, and a tour of the Taco Bell factory kitchen. Congratulations to all!

My Dream Career Photo Challenge



Production and Managerial Arts Pathway students at Magnolia High School participated in the My Dream Career Photo Challenge held by Vital Link OC. Students were instructed to submit photos of themselves demonstrating their future career choice. North Orange County ROP students received the following awards:
Grand Prize - Jorge Torres Estrada, Architect (Top photo)
3rd Place - Giselle Cruz, Fashion Designer (Bottom photo)
Semi-Finalists: Adrianna Lopez - Mathematician, Raymundo Salvador Rodriguez - Mechanical Engineer, Jason Truong - United States Marine

Anaheim Union High School District Board Meeting

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On May 7, Food Service and Hospitality Pathway students at Gilbert, Savanna, and Western High Schools were honored at the Anaheim Union High School District Board meeting. During the school year, students provide meals for Board Members to purchase before their monthly meetings. Thank you AUHSD for your continued partnership and support of career technical education!

Coyote Film Festival


Production and Managerial Arts Pathway students at Buena Park High School held the 2nd annual Coyote Film Festival on April 23 at the Krikorian Theatre. Student films from all levels of the career pathway were shown on the big screen while guests enjoyed popcorn and snacks. View a few of the student films below:

Yorba Linda Woman's Club Art Contest




Production and Managerial Arts Pathway students at Valencia High School participated in the Yorba Linda Woman's Club Art Contest. North Orange County ROP students received the following awards:
2nd Place, $200 - Isaac Zuniga, Division 1 Photography (Top photo)
3rd Place, $75 - Joey Wu, Division 2 Photography (Bottom photo)

Engineering Design and Development Trade Show

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Engineering Design Pathway students at Sunny Hills High School held the annual Engineering Design and Development Trade Show on May 3. Senior students who have completed the career pathway starting from their freshman year showcased their year-long senior project. Each team was challenged to design a product in response to a common problem. Projects included an expandable cup holder for cars, a bottle cap to increase the longevity of carbonation in drinks, and a re-designed classroom desk with an increase in surface/storage space.

OC Register Article



The Residential and Commercial Construction Pathways at Brea Olinda, Katella, and Valencia High Schools were featured in the OC Register on April 28.

Dental Lesson at ROP Anaheim Preschool

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Students in the Child Development and Patient Care Pathways at Anaheim High School collaborated to provide preschool students with a dental lesson. Under the supervision of Instructor Colleen Hanley, RDA, CDA; Instructor Lisa Clark, and Instructional Assistant Virginia Potestas, the kids learned how to brush and floss their teeth properly. North Orange County ROP operates 5 state-licensed preschools. High school students enrolled in our Child Development Pathway receive hands-on learning experiences in a preschool setting.

WE Dance





Performing Arts Pathway students at Western High School held their last dance show of the year, WE Dance. The performances were dedicated to raising awareness for causes such as domestic abuse, cancer, suicide prevention, eating disorders, and many more. Students also raised funds for various organizations by selling shirts, bracelets, coloring book pages, flowers, and offered a discount on tickets to the show through a donation of children's books or kitchen appliances.

Tanaka Farms Field Trip

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Education Pathway students at Kennedy High School worked with the special education department to provide a field trip to Tanaka Farms in Irvine. Students raised funds by selling cookies baked by the culinary students during Back-to-School Night. On the field trip, students learned about the process of getting produce from the farm to table.

WE Day

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More than 150 students and their instructors attended WE Day at The Forum in Los Angeles on April 25. Students earned their tickets by integrating service learning/community service into their class curriculum. The televised event included motivational speakers, live performances, and appearances by Chance The Rapper, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, and many more. Thank you WE for providing this opportunity to students!

Board of Trustees

Meg Cutuli, President
Los Alamitos Unified School District

Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Vice President/Clerk
Anaheim Union High School District

Marilyn Buchi, Member
Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Karin Freeman, Member
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District

Al Jabbar, Member
Anaheim Union High School District

Gail Lyons, Member
Brea Olinda Unified School District

Andrew Montoya, Member
Fullerton Joint Union High School District