Presentation on theme: "Segerstrom High School A Fundamental School Dr. Amy Avina, Principal"— Presentation transcript:
1 Segerstrom High School A Fundamental School Dr. Amy Avina, Principal Informational Meeting:
2 Segerstrom High School Our Vision:To create a community where all students do their best learning and all staff do their best teaching.Our Mission:To provide a supportive and challenging environment where all students excel.Read! Write! Learn!
3 Jaguar Successes! 811 API score 98% First-Time Pass Rate on CAHSEE English98% First-Time Pass Rate on CAHSEE Math
4 Jaguar Successes! 99.7% Graduation Rate 98% Class of 2011 enrolled at a 2- or 4-year college immediately following graduationNearly 50% of juniors, sophomores & freshmen made the Honor Roll Spring 2011
5 Jaguar Successes! WASC Accreditation: Six-Clear Term CSBA Golden Bell Award for Schoolwide WritingU.S. News & World Report, “America’s Top High School”: Silver Medalist
6 Why Segerstrom? A College Prep High School: A College-Bound Culture No English Language Development CoursesSmall Learning Communities:Greater Emphasis On Each Student’s SuccessAn Expanded AVID ProgramAcademic Excellence & Student Accountability: Every Student Counts!A Challenging & Supportive EnvironmentDaily Student SeminarsSchoolwide tutoring led by teachers and Guided Study for struggling studentsSpecial Education ServicesResource Specialist Program (RSP) services available.Speech and language therapy and adaptive physical education services available.
7 Clubs & Activities ASB and Student Council Student Clubs Academic Clubs: CSF and AVIDService Clubs: Key, NHS, Kiwins, American Cancer Society, and Red Cross ClubInterests and Cultural Clubs: Guitar, Surf, Culinary Arts, LULAC, Ballet Folklorico, Environment, Euro, Film Makers, Refuge, Black Student Union, Hip Hop, and RenaissanceAcademic Competition Teams: Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon, ACE and MESAPerforming Arts & SpiritCheer, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, and Color GuardCommunity Service16 Hours per year at Segerstrom
8 Jaguar Athletics: Fall FootballCross CountryTennis - GirlsVolleyball – GirlsWater Polo - Boys
10 Jaguar Athletics: Spring BaseballSoftballTennis - BoysTrack/FieldVolleyball – BoysSwimming
11 Distinguishing Factors of a Fundamental High School Voluntary enrollmentSchool-wide discipline policy through rigorous adherence to card systemHigh academic expectationsHigh standards of student conduct and attendance to enhance quality instructionInsistence on strong study habits, self-discipline, and responsibilityReinforcement of the traditional values of patriotism, citizenship, respect, courtesy, and pride in accomplishmentHigh standards of dress as expressed in the Jaguar Dress CodeOption to transfer student to nearby District or neighborhood home school for repeated violations of rules and standards
12 Student ExpectationsAll students must sign a contract agreeing to the following:Strive for excellence in citizenship and academicsComply with the Code of Student Conduct, including the fundamental card systemComplete all requirements for graduationDress according to the Jaguar Dress CodeBe respectful of all students, teachers, staff, and guests at all timesAttend and be punctual to all classes, detentions, Saturday School or Work Programs, and school functions unless ill or excused for school business
13 Parent ExpectationsParents must sign a contract agreeing to the following:Support the goals, philosophy, and procedures of the fundamental school programParticipate in conferences with school personnel when requested to do soSupport decisions mutually agreed upon between parent and the schoolRead and sign the Code of Student Conduct with your studentKnow and support the Jaguar Dress Code PolicyBe responsible for your student’s regular attendance and punctuality
14 Attendance Expectations Students will be in every class unless ill or excused for school businessPermission will not be granted for extended absences.(Students will attend Saturday School for unexcused absences)Medical and dental appointments should be made outside the school dayIf appointments during the day are unavoidable, students will attend classes before and/or after the appointmentEXCUSED ABSENCES:Medical AppointmentsIllnessBereavement
15 Priority Enrollment Timeline (Neighborhood/Sibling) Lottery Enrollment TimelineJan 17 & 23 Parent InformationMeetingsJan 23 – Jan 30 Enrollment PacketPick-UpJanuary 30 EnrollmentPackets DueNo Later than 4:00 p.m.Jan 17 & 23 Parent InformationMeetingsJan 31 – Feb 7 Lottery EnrollmentFeb 8 Computerized Random Selection of Lottery numbersFeb 9 Lottery Results PostedFeb Enrollment Packet Pick-upFeb 24 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than :00 p.m.Return Enrollment Packet with your Address Verification: Current utility bill (gas, electric, water, trash, phone-landline) or MediCal Statement.March 30th—District 8th Grade Orientation Day. Counselors will meet with students for selection of classes for the school year.
17 Question 1:I live in the neighborhood boundary.Does this mean my child is automatically admitted to Segerstrom?NO
18 Enter the Lottery Period Question 2:I missed the priority enrollment period! What can I do now?Enter the Lottery Period
19 Question 3:I want to make sure my child gets into Segerstrom by entering the priority enrollment period. Does anyone really check to see if my address is accurate?Yes!
20 Question 4:My daughter attends Segerstrom right now, and my nephew lives with us. May he enroll at Segerstrom during the priority period as a sibling?Sorry
21 Residency Declaration Letter Question 5:I live with another family in your neighborhood boundary area. The bills are not in my name. How do I enroll my student during the priority period?Residency Declaration Letter
22 Question 6:My grandmother is visiting the U.S. for the first time in October. I need to take my son out of school in order to be with us for a big family trip to Disneyland. Is his absence excused?No
23 Question 7:I’m worried about getting into Segerstrom since we don’t live in the neighborhood. Should I apply for the Godinez lottery, too?Yes!
24 Question 8:My daughter attends Segerstrom right now. I want my son to attend next year. He is currently a sophomore at Valley. May he enroll as a sibling?Sorry
25 Question 9:What are my chances of getting my child into Segerstrom through the lottery process?It depends:Last year, 740 students applied for enrollment through the lottery. Segerstrom accepted 100 of these students.
26 Question 10:The enrollment packets are due by 4PM on January 30th for priority and by February 24th for lottery.Is 4:05 PM okay?No
27 Priority Enrollment Timeline (Neighborhood/Sibling) Lottery Enrollment TimelineJan 17 & 23 Parent InformationMeetingsJan 23 – Jan 30 Enrollment PacketPick-UpJanuary 30 EnrollmentPackets DueNo Later than 4:00 p.m.Jan 17 & 23 Parent InformationMeetingsJan 31 – Feb 7 Lottery EnrollmentFeb 8 Computerized Random Selection of Lottery numbersFeb 9 Lottery Results PostedFeb Enrollment Packet Pick-upFeb 24 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than :00 p.m.Return Enrollment Packet with your Address Verification: Current utility bill (gas, electric, water, trash, phone-landline) or MediCal Statement.March 30th—District 8th Grade Orientation Day. Counselors will meet with students for selection of classes for the school year.27