SMMUSD welcomes you to the 2023-2024 School Year!
We begin the year excited to welcome new and returning students back to our excellent public schools. The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is committed to ensuring an outstanding educational and social emotional experience for all our students. We do so with the support of parents and communities who care deeply about the success of our students and our schools. Our hardworking educators and support staff bring their knowledge and expertise to classrooms and campuses each and every day, committed to ensuring meaningful learning and opportunities for all.
Our mission statement is: Extraordinary achievement for all students while simultaneously closing the achievement gap. As a district, we remain committed to this goal and, in support, have affirmed our commitment to Excellence through Equity through our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). We have moved forward from insight to action focused on three LCAP goals: All graduates are ready for college and careers; English Learners will become proficient in English while engaging in a rigorous, standards-aligned core curriculum; and all students engage in schools that are safe, well-maintained and family friendly.
We are focused on the whole student and recognize that students must be healthy inside and out in order to reach their full potential academically. We continue to enhance and expand mental health and wellness programs and resources at our school sites. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, programs and efforts continue inside and outside the classroom teaching all students to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to function effectively in a pluralistic democratic society and to interact, negotiate, and communicate with people from diverse groups to create a civic and moral community that works for the common good.
Please visit the district website (www.smmusd.org) and school websites for important information and what’s happening throughout the year. Please “like” us on Facebook, including our Visual and Performing Arts Facebook page, Malibu Schools Pathway page and Special Education page, “follow us” on Twitter @smmusd and @MalibuPathway, and Instagram: smmusd_official, and download our mobile app from your app store listed as Santa Monica-Malibu USD.
As your new Superintendent, I’m looking forward to this upcoming school year -- working together toward common goals and ensuring that all students are reaching their full potential.
Dr. Antonio Shelton, Superintendent