Alex Stowell here! Have you ever thought that if more emphasis was placed on kids being diligent students that it would benefit society as a whole? Are you one of the like minded folks that think academic excellence should be rewarded?
You are not alone. Venice High School, in partnership with some very staunch community supporters, has been doing this for close to four decades!
About Jackets of Excellence:
Since 1984, Venice High School along with community partners, hosts an annual luncheon where the top students of the senior class are recognized for their scholastic achievements with each one awarded a personalized academic jacket for their accomplishments.
The Venice Chamber of Commerce and the Venice High School Alumni Association enthusiastically support continuing this tradition of honoring excellence in education and we reach out to the community to help us raise money for the jackets.
We invite you to sponsor one or more jackets next year, or support this event by making a donation. Sponsors receive recognition in event materials and also have the opportunity to attend the luncheon where they can meet the students.
Jacket of Excellence requirements:
- Attended Venice High School or Venice Magnet programs two of the three years, of 9th, 10th, or 11th grade.
- Student cannot have received more then three Unsatisfactory marks on combined final grades report between 9th and 11th grade.
- Student must have an overall GPA of 3.75 Los Angeles Unified School District Weighted or higher at VHS.
- Student cannot have more than 7 absences per year at VHS.
Here is a word from Ecole Clarie Fontaine, and Venice Chamber’s Education Chair, Joelle Dumas.
“I am honored to be an element in continuing the 34 year tradition of recognizing Venice High School alumni and current student accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. It is moving to again see young people playing a central role in our community as this inspirational celebration brings us all together. Worn as a source of pride for years to come, each remarkable student receives a school jacket emblazoned with the meaningful distinction of excellence