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PUSD Celebrates Class of 2022

  • Graduates include students in the inaugural kindergarten Dual Language Immersion Program, which started in 2009-2010
  • Seal of Biliteracy 
  • California State Federation Seal Bearers
  • Posse Foundation Scholar
  • National Honor Society
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidates
  • AP Scholars
PUSD Graduates reflect the district’s vision, mission, and our Graduate Profile (download pdf to view) which emphasizes:
  • 21st Century Skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity/ innovation)
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Global citizenship, cultural competency, and other attributes for graduates to lead healthy lives
What it Takes to Graduate from PUSD
  • Academic Credits 
  • Service hours in internships, workplace experience, or volunteering in the community
  • Completion of a senior portfolio defense presentation

Graduate Profiles

Academy of Art UniversityGrace CollegeThe Master's University
Adelphi UniversityGrambling State UniversityThe New School
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) UniversityGrand Canyon UniversityThe University of Iowa
Alabama State UniversityHampton UniversityTulane University
American UniversityHarvard UniversityTuskegee University
Arizona Christian UniversityHaverford CollegeUnion College
Arizona State UniversityHawaii Pacific UniversityUniversity of Advancing Technology
ArtCenter College of DesignHobart and William Smith CollegesUniversity of Arizona
Auburn UniversityHofstra UniversityUniversity of British Columbia
Azusa Pacific UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of Calgary
Bard CollegeHudson Valley Community CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
Belmont UniversityIndiana UniversityUniversity of California, Davis
Beloit CollegeInstitute of Culinary EducationUniversity of California, Irvine
Benedict CollegeIowa State UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Bennington CollegeJackson State UniversityUniversity of California, Merced
Biola UniversityLa Sierra UniversityUniversity of California, Riverside
Boston CollegeLehigh UniversityUniversity of California, San Diego
Boston UniversityLewis & Clark CollegeUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Brandeis UniversityLewis UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Brigham Young UniversityLiberty UniversityUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Brigham Young University - Idaho Los Angeles Trade Technical CollegeUniversity of Colorado, Denver
Brown UniversityLouisiana State UniversityUniversity of Denver
Bucknell UniversityLoyola Marymount University University of Florida
California Baptist UniversityLycoming CollegeUniversity of Glasgow
California College of the ArtsMacalester College University of Hamburg
California Lutheran UniversityManhattan UniversityUniversity of Hawaii at Mānoa
California State Polytechnic University, HumboldtMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesUniversity of La Verne
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaMcGill UniversityUniversity of Louisiana
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis ObispoMichigan State UniversityUniversity of Maine, Presque Isle
California State University, Bakersfield Middle Tennessee State UniversityUniversity of Mary Hardin–Baylor
California State University, Channel IslandsMorgan State UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
California State University, ChicoMount Saint Mary's UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
California State University, Dominguez HillsMt. San Antonio CollegeUniversity of Michigan
California State University, East BayMYXUniversity of Michigan
California State University, FresnoNew York Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor
California State University, FullertonNew York UniversityUniversity of Minnesota
California State University, HumboldtNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityUniversity of Nebraska
California State University, Long BeachNortheastern UniversityUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
California State University, Los AngelesNorthern Arizona UniversityUniversity of Nevada, Reno
California State University, Maritime Academy Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Northern Texas
California State University, Monterey BayOccidental CollegeUniversity of Oregon
California State University, NorthridgeOregon State UniversityUniversity of Portland
California State University, SacramentoOtis College of Art and DesignUniversity of Puget Sound
California State University, San BernardinoPacific Lutheran UniversityUniversity of Redlands
California State University, San FranciscoPacific Oaks CollegeUniversity of Rochester
California State University, San JosePasadena City CollegeUniversity of San Diego
California State University, San MarcosPenn State UniversityUniversity of San Francisco
California State University, SonomaPennsylvania State University, HarrisburgUniversity of Sheffield
California State University, StanislausPepperdine UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Calvin UniversityPierce CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Carleton CollegePitzer CollegeUniversity of the Pacific
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPoint Loma Nazarene UniversityUniversity of the West of England
Case Western UniversityPortland State UniversityUniversity of Tulsa
Chapman UniversityPrinceton UniversityUniversity of Utah
Citrus CollegePurdue UniversityUniversity of Vermont
Clark Atlanta UniversityReed CollegeUniversity of Washington
College of Central FloridaRegis UniversityUniversity of Washington, Seattle
Colorado State UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of West Virginia
Colorado State University, BoulderRice UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Columbia College ChicagoRichmond UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Concordia University IrvineRio Hondo CollegeUtah State University
Delaware State UniversityRochester Institute of TechnologyVanguard University
DePaul UniversitySan José State UniversityVassar College
Dillard UniversitySanta Monica CollegeVoorhees University
Drake UniversitySarah LawrenceWalla Walla University
Drexel UniversitySchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoWashington State University
East Carolina UniversityScripps CollegeWest Virginia State University
El Camino CollegeSeattle UniversityWestern Washington University
Elmira CollegeSeton Hall UniversityWestmont College
Emerson CollegeShaw UniversityWhitman College
Emory UniversitySouth Carolina State UniversityWhittier College
Fisk UniversitySpelman CollegeWhitworth University
Fordham UniversitySt. John's CollegeWillamette University
George Washington UniversityStanford UniversityWilliam & Mary
Gettysburg CollegeSuffolk UniversityWilliam & Mary and the University of St Andrews Joint Degree Programme
Glendale Community CollegeSwansea UniversityWingate University
Gonzaga UniversitySyracuse UniversityWoodbury University
Gordon CollegeTennessee State UniversityXavier University
Goucher CollegeTexas Southern UniversityYale University

Meet the valedictorians of Pasadena High Schools

Portrait of Breannah Herrera, Valedictorian of Rose City High School
Breannah enrolled at Rose City High School in the fall of 2020, her junior year, significantly behind in course credits. In a little over 18 months, she caught up and completed almost 180 class credits with a 3.7 GPA. Brianna created and presented her senior defense portfolio, which is required of all graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District, early enough to graduate by March 2022.
Portrait of Jonathan Ong, Valedictorian, Blair High School
Blair High School Valedictorian, Jonathan Ong, is heading to the College of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and is a candidate for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD). Jonathan has always excelled in mathematics, taking AP Calculus in ninth grade and completing several courses at Pasadena City College (PCC) where he began concurrent enrollment classes in the summer before ninth grade.
Portrait of Tosten Pearson, Valedictorian of Pasadena High School
Pasadena High School graduate Tosten Pearson is heading to Brown University this fall after becoming a PHS Class of 2022 Valedictorian. A writer for his school newspaper since freshman year, his academic success story will go down in the pages of Bulldog history. For the last year, he has also led the school’s “Pasadena Chronicle'' as Editor-in-Chief.
Portrait of Kareem Shaheen, Valedictorian Marshall Fundamental
Class of 2022 Valedictorian Kareem Shaheen is bound for Yale University. His academic career flourished at Sierra Madre Middle School and then at Marshall Fundamental where he became involved in several extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society, the Journalism Club, the Mock Trial Team, the Science Bowl Team, the Astrophysics Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, Science National Honor Society, and the Middle Eastern Club.

Graduate Profiles

Academy of Art UniversityGrace CollegeThe Master's University
Adelphi UniversityGrambling State UniversityThe New School
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) UniversityGrand Canyon UniversityThe University of Iowa
Alabama State UniversityHampton UniversityTulane University
American UniversityHarvard UniversityTuskegee University
Arizona Christian UniversityHaverford CollegeUnion College
Arizona State UniversityHawaii Pacific UniversityUniversity of Advancing Technology
ArtCenter College of DesignHobart and William Smith CollegesUniversity of Arizona
Auburn UniversityHofstra UniversityUniversity of British Columbia
Azusa Pacific UniversityHoward UniversityUniversity of Calgary
Bard CollegeHudson Valley Community CollegeUniversity of California, Berkeley
Belmont UniversityIndiana UniversityUniversity of California, Davis
Beloit CollegeInstitute of Culinary EducationUniversity of California, Irvine
Benedict CollegeIowa State UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Bennington CollegeJackson State UniversityUniversity of California, Merced
Biola UniversityLa Sierra UniversityUniversity of California, Riverside
Boston CollegeLehigh UniversityUniversity of California, San Diego
Boston UniversityLewis & Clark CollegeUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Brandeis UniversityLewis UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
Brigham Young UniversityLiberty UniversityUniversity of Colorado, Boulder
Brigham Young University - Idaho Los Angeles Trade Technical CollegeUniversity of Colorado, Denver
Brown UniversityLouisiana State UniversityUniversity of Denver
Bucknell UniversityLoyola Marymount University University of Florida
California Baptist UniversityLycoming CollegeUniversity of Glasgow
California College of the ArtsMacalester College University of Hamburg
California Lutheran UniversityManhattan UniversityUniversity of Hawaii at Mānoa
California State Polytechnic University, HumboldtMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesUniversity of La Verne
California State Polytechnic University, PomonaMcGill UniversityUniversity of Louisiana
California State Polytechnic University, San Luis ObispoMichigan State UniversityUniversity of Maine, Presque Isle
California State University, Bakersfield Middle Tennessee State UniversityUniversity of Mary Hardin–Baylor
California State University, Channel IslandsMorgan State UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
California State University, ChicoMount Saint Mary's UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts Boston
California State University, Dominguez HillsMt. San Antonio CollegeUniversity of Michigan
California State University, East BayMYXUniversity of Michigan
California State University, FresnoNew York Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor
California State University, FullertonNew York UniversityUniversity of Minnesota
California State University, HumboldtNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityUniversity of Nebraska
California State University, Long BeachNortheastern UniversityUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas
California State University, Los AngelesNorthern Arizona UniversityUniversity of Nevada, Reno
California State University, Maritime Academy Northwestern UniversityUniversity of Northern Texas
California State University, Monterey BayOccidental CollegeUniversity of Oregon
California State University, NorthridgeOregon State UniversityUniversity of Portland
California State University, SacramentoOtis College of Art and DesignUniversity of Puget Sound
California State University, San BernardinoPacific Lutheran UniversityUniversity of Redlands
California State University, San FranciscoPacific Oaks CollegeUniversity of Rochester
California State University, San JosePasadena City CollegeUniversity of San Diego
California State University, San MarcosPenn State UniversityUniversity of San Francisco
California State University, SonomaPennsylvania State University, HarrisburgUniversity of Sheffield
California State University, StanislausPepperdine UniversityUniversity of Southern California
Calvin UniversityPierce CollegeUniversity of Tennessee
Carleton CollegePitzer CollegeUniversity of the Pacific
Carnegie Mellon UniversityPoint Loma Nazarene UniversityUniversity of the West of England
Case Western UniversityPortland State UniversityUniversity of Tulsa
Chapman UniversityPrinceton UniversityUniversity of Utah
Citrus CollegePurdue UniversityUniversity of Vermont
Clark Atlanta UniversityReed CollegeUniversity of Washington
College of Central FloridaRegis UniversityUniversity of Washington, Seattle
Colorado State UniversityRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity of West Virginia
Colorado State University, BoulderRice UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
Columbia College ChicagoRichmond UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Concordia University IrvineRio Hondo CollegeUtah State University
Delaware State UniversityRochester Institute of TechnologyVanguard University
DePaul UniversitySan José State UniversityVassar College
Dillard UniversitySanta Monica CollegeVoorhees University
Drake UniversitySarah LawrenceWalla Walla University
Drexel UniversitySchool of the Art Institute of ChicagoWashington State University
East Carolina UniversityScripps CollegeWest Virginia State University
El Camino CollegeSeattle UniversityWestern Washington University
Elmira CollegeSeton Hall UniversityWestmont College
Emerson CollegeShaw UniversityWhitman College
Emory UniversitySouth Carolina State UniversityWhittier College
Fisk UniversitySpelman CollegeWhitworth University
Fordham UniversitySt. John's CollegeWillamette University
George Washington UniversityStanford UniversityWilliam & Mary
Gettysburg CollegeSuffolk UniversityWilliam & Mary and the University of St Andrews Joint Degree Programme
Glendale Community CollegeSwansea UniversityWingate University
Gonzaga UniversitySyracuse UniversityWoodbury University
Gordon CollegeTennessee State UniversityXavier University
Goucher CollegeTexas Southern UniversityYale University

Meet the valedictorians of Pasadena High Schools

Portrait of Breannah Herrera, Valedictorian of Rose City High School
Breannah enrolled at Rose City High School in the fall of 2020, her junior year, significantly behind in course credits. In a little over 18 months, she caught up and completed almost 180 class credits with a 3.7 GPA. Brianna created and presented her senior defense portfolio, which is required of all graduates of the Pasadena Unified School District, early enough to graduate by March 2022.
Portrait of Jonathan Ong, Valedictorian, Blair High School
Blair High School Valedictorian, Jonathan Ong, is heading to the College of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) and is a candidate for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD). Jonathan has always excelled in mathematics, taking AP Calculus in ninth grade and completing several courses at Pasadena City College (PCC) where he began concurrent enrollment classes in the summer before ninth grade.
Portrait of Tosten Pearson, Valedictorian of Pasadena High School
Pasadena High School graduate Tosten Pearson is heading to Brown University this fall after becoming a PHS Class of 2022 Valedictorian. A writer for his school newspaper since freshman year, his academic success story will go down in the pages of Bulldog history. For the last year, he has also led the school’s “Pasadena Chronicle'' as Editor-in-Chief.
Portrait of Kareem Shaheen, Valedictorian Marshall Fundamental
Class of 2022 Valedictorian Kareem Shaheen is bound for Yale University. His academic career flourished at Sierra Madre Middle School and then at Marshall Fundamental where he became involved in several extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society, the Journalism Club, the Mock Trial Team, the Science Bowl Team, the Astrophysics Club, Math Club, Model United Nations, Science National Honor Society, and the Middle Eastern Club.