The Very Important Performers (VIP) program celebrates the notable achievements made by selected Pasadena Unified Middle School students. Each of the seven PUSD middle schools nominates one 6th, 7th and 8th grade student to receive the VIP award. Teachers and counselors from each of the schools nominate students that have demonstrated dramatic improvements in academics, attendance, and behavior or made a positive difference in their school environment.
We heard from our PUSD partners that most programs focus on the achievements made by high school or elementary school students and we felt the need to support our middle school students as they navigate the critical preteen years. It is our hope that this VIP program will further encourage middle school students to embrace the educational opportunities presented to them.