El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) embraces innovative practices for student growth and empowerment. Our motto, Transforming Education for a Changing World, focuses on the true transformation needed for students to be successful in a vastly different world than previously known. ESUSD embraces a learner-centric, future-forward, and innovative-minded approach to educational leadership and excellence.
At the core of ESUSD’s learning environment is our Graduate Profile, expressly developed to prepare students for jobs of the future. It outlines the cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies students should possess when they graduate from high school. It guides and aligns our educational practices to help students achieve the identified competencies. It also provides a clear visualization of priority goals for teaching and learning that can be easily communicated to students at all grade levels, parents, faculty, and staff to align our collective efforts.
To help students thrive not only academically but as self-directed and resilient individuals, ESUSD adopted the RULER Approach for K-12 social emotional learning in 2018. Developed by Yale’s Center for Emotional Intelligence, the RULER Approach provides learning tools for educators, students, and parents to better Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate personal feelings.
As a Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools member, ESUSD was selected to host representatives from 114 member U.S. school districts for an annual convening in October 2022. We are excited to welcome fellow educators to observe best practices in student-centered, blended learning classroom environments; innovation for college and career readiness through electives and pathway programs; and the cultivation of global citizens through community impact projects and STEAM education to help students develop global awareness and skills.
Melissa Moore, Ed.D.
El Segundo Unified School District