The California Academy of Mathematics and Science is among 35 high schools statewide that will be honored in Sacramento on Oct. 4 for increasing the number of high school seniors who completed financial aid applications for college.
CAMS earned the honor as part of the California Student Aid Commission’s 2018 Race to Submit campaign, which aims to increase the number of students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
The commission received 169 such applications from CAMS for an overall submission rate of 100 percent and an overall completion rate of 99.39 percent.
“Your school exemplifies what we can do when working together on behalf of California high school seniors,” Lupita Cortez Alcalá, executive director of the commission, stated in the award notification. “Teachers, counselors and administrators like you make it possible for young people in California to move one step closer in their journey toward achieving their dream of higher education.”
The commission is the principal state agency responsible for administering $2.2 billion in state financial aid for college and career training.
Each winning school will receive a banner to commemorate their accomplishment.
CAMS is a high school run by the Long Beach Unified School District on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills. The school has earned numerous national honors and this year was ranked second by U.S. News and World Report among all high school magnet programs in California.