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Student/Parent Handbook

Our Student/Parent Handbook is intended as a resource for students and parents. The handbook contains school information such as staff information, school policies and procedures, and general information pertaining to every-day life at Cal Hills High School.

Student/Parent Handbook (LINK NEEDS TO BE UPDATED - from 2015-2016)

Course Catalog

2016-2017 CAL HILLS COURSE CATALOG

English- 40 credits required

How to Earn Credit

PRODUCTIVE PERIODS VS UNPRODUCTIVE PERIODS

What is a Productive Period?

A productive class period is essential to succeed at Cal Hills. A productive period suggests a student is participating in class, completing the classwork assigned, and showing good behavior towards teachers, staff and other students.

What is an Unproductive Period?

Unproductive periods are detrimental to a student's success at Cal Hills. What constitutes an unproductive period is if a student refuses to do classwork or participate in class activities or displays disrespectful behavior towards teachers, staff and other students.

Other Ways to Earn Credit

 Credit Contracts (Contracts are either Productive work hour based or Competency based) – students contract with teachers to complete work and projects over and above classroom assignments. Ask teachers at Cal Hills, including those that are not your current teacher.

 Work Experience – (15 hours = 1 credit) Students obtain a work permit from the attendance secretary and applies for credits through our Work Experience Teacher. Bring in your pay stub to Ms. Quiroz.

 School Athletic Teams (up to 3.0 credits)

 Career and College Day Assignment (1.0 credit) student arranges with advisor

 Senior Accelerated Program (SAP-formerly known as SEM) - student arranges with their advisor – 50 additional credits in English, Mathematics, Science and Social science.

 SWAG (Seniors with Achievable Goals) - a semester long course that offers students an additional 2.5 credits for the second quarter.

 Student Programs, e.g. Student Council, Various Clubs, etc. (up to 1.0 credit) - student arranges with advisor

 Adult Education – Up to 20 credits can be earned in adult education for courses that students have previously failed. Students sign up for adult education classes through their advisor. Courses include; English, mathematics, algebra, geometry, history, science, economics, American Government, art, drawing, etc. 1:45 – 3:45 p.m. – Monday-Thursday (Cal Hills students only) 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Monday-Thursday 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. – Tuesday & Thursday

SVCTE (Silicon Valley Career Technical Education-Formerly known as CCOC)– vocational training program.

 Community College Courses – students arrange with counselor in Counselor’s office. Local community colleges include Mission College, De Anza, and San Jose City. Students at Cal Hills are eligible for reduced admission “Current enrollment.” Earn up to 10 credits at Cal Hills per college course.

CROP class allows students to earn up to 10 credits per quarter.

 Summer School- Students can make up 10 credits of previously failed classed as part of MUSD's summer school program.

Fly Program- Students earn 5 credits for attending a class on Wednesdays on the criminal justice system and student rights.

SILCON VALLEY CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION

This program is available to all students. The SVCTE campus is located at 760 Hillsdale Avenue in San Jose. Transportation is provided for participating students. Vocational classes are offered to our students who wish to prepare for entry level employment in conjunction with high school graduation.

Students are required to enroll in at least four classes at Cal Hills in the morning and attend SVCTE in the afternoon. However, the cosmetology program located at individual beauty schools are to provide their own transportation. See your advisor or counselor for more information or application process.

SVCTE Website

SVCTE Brochure

Odysseyware Contracts

ODYSSEYWARE CONTRACTS REQUIREMENTS

*For all contract work 2 credits or greater, students need to complete Odysseyware.

*Students must have and maintain 85% attendance when doing a contract.

Learn more about the courses at the Odysseyware Course Catalog.


Cal Hills' Odysseyware Course Catalog


Mitchell

Social Science

*US History

US History elective courses including:

*Vietnam Era

*Civil War

*20th Century US History

*Media Studies

*Essentials of Communication

*Psychology

Freeman

Social Science

World History titled World History, Culture, and Geography The Modern World (2711) CA

Geography

Elective:

*World History and Geography: Medieval and Early Modern World

*World Geography

Scott

English

English Fundamentals 1-4

(Assigned to the ELA students you have)

Mendoza

English

English Fundamentals 1-4

(Assigned to the ELA students you have)

Jenkins

Science

PE

Physical Education

Physical Fitness

Biology (2603)

Environmental Science

Augustine

Science

Earth Science

Physics

Forensics

Health

Nyantika

Math

Students go to their current math teacher

Consumer Math

Algebra 1

Geometry

Integrated 1

Integrated 2

Integrated 3

Komar

Math

Students go to their current math teacher

Consumer Math

Algebra 1

Geometry

Integrated 1

Integrated 2

Integrated 3

Tessimond

Art

Art History

Digital Art

Music Appreciation

Career Exploration 1, 2, 3

Career Management

Work Permit

GET CREDITS FOR WORKING

Work experience is a great opportunity to earn credits! You earn 1 credit for every hour of work to a maximum 10 credits per year. You must bring the paystubs to Ms.Q for credit

STEP TO GETTING WORK PERMIT

1. Get a job + have 80% attendance or higher

2. Pick up work permit from front counter in office

3. Fill out Box 2 + have parent/guardian

4. Have your new boss fill out Box 1

5. Bring form back to office to get approval: from Mr. Stice

6. Take completed permit to your new job + start working

CURRENT AND FUTURE EMPLOYERS OF CAL HILLS STUDENTS

  • 20th century Cinemarks in the Great Mall
  • Olive Garden
  • KFC
  • Red Lobster

Jobs hiring:

  • Starbucks (apply online)
  • Black Angus
  • Zumiez
  • IHOP
  • Kohl's (Beauty associates)