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California High School

About Us

VISION, MISSION, BELIEFS, ESLRS

Vision

California High School will . . .

  • Ensure that all students meet graduation requirements.
  • Hold students accountable.
  • Prepare students for the future.
  • Modify teaching methods to accommodate student learning.
  • Regularly assess alignment and effectiveness of curriculum.
  • Inspire life-long learning.
  • Encourage academic freedom to explore diverse opinions.

 

Mission

The mission of California High School is to maintain a safe and caring environment in which every student is academically challenged and will achieve his or her maximum potential through a community effort to address critical needs, to focus on essential standards and to attain the Essential Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs):

  • Analytical Thinkers
  • Self-directed Achievers
  • Quality Producers
  • Effective Communicators
  • Collaborative Workers
  • Community Contributors

 

Beliefs

California High School believes that . . .

  • All groups should be represented in decision making.
  • Faculty, counselors, staff and parents working together help students succeed academically and personally.
  • Parents are essential partners in the education of their children.
  • Experienced teachers and department members are best equipped to mentor new teachers.
  • Teachers must provide well-planned and effectively-delivered curriculum based upon California State Content Standards.
  • Departments should collaboratively coordinate curriculum benchmarks and common assessments.
  • Ongoing assessment of current practices and procedures provides the foundation and intervention support to improve both instruction and student performance.
  • The Senior Project is a powerful strategy that serves as a culminating assessment and measures student ability in attaining the ESLRs.
  • School is a positive and supportive environment where students grow intellectually and socially in a diverse setting.
  • Extra-curricular activities build student confidence, a sense of community, and increase school pride.
  • Students must be exposed to the myriad of potential opportunities available to them after graduation.

 

California High School Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs): 

Analytical Thinkers Who:

  • Identify, integrate, and apply information
  • Utilize multiple sources of information
  • Make informed decisions

 

Self-Directed Achievers Who:

  • Formulate positive personal values
  • Set, pursue, and accomplish realistic and challenging personal goals

 

Quality Producers Who:

  • Create intellectual and artistic products
  • Demonstrate the effective use of appropriate technology

 

Effective Communicators Who:

  • Demonstrate verbal, non-verbal, and written skills
  • Communicate with a variety of audiences
  • Utilize effective listening skills
  • Incorporate technology tools to enhance communication

 

Collaborative Workers Who:

  • Establish and accomplish effective goals with each other
  • Follow through on assigned tasks to achieve the common group goal
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity

 

Community Contributors Who:

  • Use their time and talents to improve the quality of life in our schools and communities