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Just as the military participates on a sponsor program to welcome new service members into their new command. Our schools participate in programs to welcome new students to their new school. Our schools are ready to assist in making the transition into your new school smooth and productive. Whether our students need a tour of the campus, a mentor or support making new friends, the programs listed below stand ready to assist.

When you register, request participation in one of these programs.

PAL Program

The PAL® Peer Assistance Leadership Program is a school-based, peer-to-peer youth development program for students in grades 4-12 built upon a philosophy of students helping students.

PAL peer leaders help build a positive school climate through youth leadership, mentoring, conflict resolution, cross-age teaching, peer helping, service learning, and prevention activities. The PAL program supports the development of 21st Century Skills in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, and problem-solving. The program can be implemented as a club, class, or incorporated into an existing leadership program, where students receive training in the PAL curriculum and plan campus outreach activities.

The PAL curriculum is certified as an evidence-based practice by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). An effective PAL program can help schools implement many of the researched-based activities that enhance youth engagement and connectedness to school and community, two of the most important protective factors for all types of high-risk behaviors.

PAL is a registered trademark of Workers Assistance Program, Inc., and is used under license. PAL design is a registered trademark of the Orange County Department of Education.

 

Schools participating in the Peer Assistance Leadership Program:

  • Aliso Niguel High School
  • Aliso Viejo Middle School
  • Bernice Ayer Middle School
  • Canyon Vista Elementary School
  • Castille Elementary School
  • Chaparral Elementary School
  • Don Juan Avila Middle School
  • Kinoshita Elementary School
  • Ladera Ranch Middle School
  • Marco Forster Middle School
  • Newhart Middle School
  • Niguel Hills Middle School
  • Shorecliffs Middle School
  • Tesoro High School 
  • Vista del Mar Middle School

Link Crew

Link Crew

San Clemente High School's & San Juan Hills High School participate in the LINK CREW program

Link Crew is a high school transition program that welcomes freshmen as well as new students and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, Boomerang Project’s proven high school transition program trains mentors from your junior and senior classes to be Link Crew Leaders. As positive role models, Link Crew Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to high school and help facilitate freshman success.

More and more studies show that if students have a positive experience in their first year in high school, their chance for success increases dramatically. Link Crew provides the structure for freshmen to receive support and guidance from juniors and seniors who have been through the challenges that high school poses, and understand that the transition to a larger school can sometimes be overwhelming.