2018 America's Best Urban Schools Symposium - San Diego, CA

San Diego, California
Monday, October 08, 2018

2018 America's Best Urban Schools Symposium - San Diego, CA
Monday, October 08, 2018 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

San Diego Marriott La Jolla
(858) 587-1414 / (888) 236-242
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, California 92037
United States

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The 2018 America's Best Urban Schools Symposium will be held on October 8-10, 2018 in San Diego, California. Please join our returning attendees who have called the NCUST Symposium the most powerful professional development experience of the year!

The National Center for Urban School Transformation (NCUST) spotlights the nation’s top urban schools that achieve exceptional academic results. Through the America's Best Urban Schools Award, NCUST rewards outstanding schools and studies their successes. Our America's Best Urban Schools Annual Symposium provides a showcase for our award winners and offers compelling evidence that schools in some of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods are changing students’ lives. 

Educators attending the Symposium become convinced that we have no good excuses for settling for lower levels of academic results.  For many educators, the symposium is an important first step in the journey to academic excellence. Frequently school and district teams exit the symposium with specific plans regarding how they will break down barriers to achievement, build a data-focused, collaborative learning community, and enable all students to learn.

Become part of a learning community dedicated to generating excellent and equitable learning results for diverse learners! Click the link http://www.ncust.com/membership/ to become a member and receive discounts on events and merchandise. Join today and receive $50.00 off your America's Best Urban Schools Symposium Individual Registration fee.

$100.00 – High Performing Schools Site Visits: Monday, October 8, 2018
$225.00 – One-Day Registration Fee: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 or Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Team Registration Fee (per person for 3 or more)

$395.00 – Early Registration fee: October 9, 2017 through August 8, 2018
$425.00 – Late Registration fee: August 9, 2018 through October 9, 2018

Individual Registration Fee
$375.00  NCUST Member Registration Fee (Click the link for more information on how to become a member http://www.ncust.com/membership/)
$395.00 – Early registration fee: October 9, 2017 through July 9, 2018
$425.00 – Registration fee: July 10, 2018 through September 6, 2018
$475.00 – Late Registration fee: September 7, 2018 through October 9, 2018

A block of rooms has been reserved with a special room rate of $159.00, single/double occupancy at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla, 4240 La Jolla Village Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037 (888) 236-2427. When making your reservation by phone please mention you are attending the America’s Best Urban Schools Symposium or to make a reservation online, go to:

The room reservation cut-off date is Friday, September 7, 2018. After this date, rooms will be available on a first come, first served basis at the prevailing hotel room rate.

Self-parking for overnight guests is $15.00 per day and daily parking for the Symposium Only is $10.00  per day.

The San Diego Marriott La Jolla is approximately 25 minutes from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Ground transportation is available through Uber, Lyft or SuperShuttle from the San Diego International Airport. To make your reservation with SuperShuttle (rate is $20.00 per person each way), please call (800) 258-3826 or you can make your reservation online at www.supershuttle.com.


Please contact Margo Smith at margo.smith@sdsu.edu or (619) 594-7905.


Contact Information

  • Phone: (619) 594-7905, Email: karen.jones@sdsu.edu
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