San Marcos Unified School District named 

2021-22 San Diego County “Race to Submit” 

District Champion 

The California Student Aid Commission announce winners, SMUSD ranked #1

The California Student Aid Commission (Commission) recently announced the winners of the Race to Submit statewide campaign, which aims to increase the number of financial aid applications for California high school seniors who complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). In San Diego County, San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) has been named a DISTRICT CHAMPION for having the Highest Percentage of FAFSA/CADAA completions at 66%, placing them in first place in San Diego County in the Small District Category. 

“We are thrilled to have placed first in San Diego County,” said Dr. Andy Johnsen, San Marcos Unified Superintendent. “This clearly illustrates both our commitment to ensuring our students are prepared after high school, as well as the dedication of our school counseling teams.”

Additionally, SMUSD’s San Marcos High School was also recognized as one of two schools in the entire state of California to win the Race to Submit Champion award for 5 consecutive years. 

To view the Race to Submit data and rankings, click here.

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