Participating Schools

The 2018 Essay Challenge has 11 wonderful high schools participating, all helping their students jumpstart their success!

Bell Gardens High School

Bell Garden High School, Bell Gardens

Cabrillo High School

Cabrillo High School is a high school in Long Beach, California. The school is a part of the Long Beach Unified School District.

Carson High School

Carson High School is a four-year public high school in Carson, California. It is a part of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

City Honors College Preparatory

City Honors College Preparatory is a public high school in Inglewood, California, serving grades 9–12.


Lakewood High School

Lakewood High School is a public secondary school located in the southern California city of Lakewood. Founded in 1957, it is part of the Long Beach Unified School District.

Mater Dei High School

Mater Dei High School is a private, Catholic, co-educational secondary school in Santa Ana, California in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.

Marina High School

Marina High School, Huntington Beach


Oxford Academy

Oxford Academy is a college preparatory school in Cypress, California


Schurr High School

Schurr High School is a public high school which is part of the Montebello Unified School District. Schurr was established as a high school in 1971.