Segerstrom High SchoolA Fundamental SchoolDr. Amy Avina, Principal Informational Meeting: 2010-2011
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!
Jaguar Successes! • 812 API score • 98% First-Time Pass Rate on CAHSEE English • 98% First-Time Pass Rate on CAHSEE Math
Jaguar Successes! • 99% Graduation Rate • 98% Class of 2010 enrolled at a 2- or 4-year college immediately following graduation • Nearly 50% of juniors, sophomores & freshmen made the Honor Roll Spring 2010
Jaguar Successes! • WASC Accreditation: Six-Clear Term • CSBA Golden Bell Award for Schoolwide Writing • U.S. News & World Report, “America’s Top High School”: Silver Medalist
Why Segerstrom? • A College Prep High School: ACollege-Bound Culture • No English Language Development Courses • Small Learning Communities: • Greater Emphasis On Each Student’s Success • An Expanded AVID Program • Academic Excellence & Student Accountability: Every Student Counts! • A Challenging & Supportive Environment • Daily Student Seminars • Schoolwide tutoring led by teachers and Guided Study for struggling students Special Education Services Resource Specialist Program (RSP) services available. Speech and language therapy and adaptive physical education services available.
Clubs & Activities • ASB and Student Council • Student Clubs • Academic Clubs: CSF and AVID • Service Clubs: Key, NHS, Kiwins, American Cancer Society, and Red Cross Club • Interests and Cultural Clubs: Guitar, Surf, Culinary Arts, LULAC, Ballet Folklorico, Environment, Euro, Film Makers, Refuge, Black Student Union, Hip Hop, and Renaissance • Academic Competition Teams: Quiz Bowl, Mock Trial, and Academic Decathlon, ACE and MESA • Performing Arts & Spirit • Cheer, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Dance, Drama, and Color Guard • Community Service • 16 Hours per year at Segerstrom
Jaguar Athletics: Fall • Football • Cross Country • Tennis - Girls • Volleyball – Girls • Water Polo - Boys
Jaguar Athletics: Winter • Basketball • Soccer • Wrestling • Water Polo - Girls
Jaguar Athletics: Spring • Baseball • Softball • Swimming • Tennis - Boys • Track/Field • Volleyball – Boys
Distinguishing Factors of a Fundamental High School • Voluntary enrollment • School-wide discipline policy through rigorous adherence to card system • High academic expectations • High standards of student conduct and attendance to enhance quality instruction • Insistence on strong study habits, self-discipline, and responsibility • Reinforcement of the traditional values of patriotism, citizenship, respect, courtesy, and pride in accomplishment • High standards of dress as expressed in the Jaguar Dress Code • Option to transfer student to nearby District or neighborhood home school for repeated violations of rules and standards
Student Expectations All students must sign a contract agreeing to the following: • Strive for excellence in citizenship and academics • Comply with the Code of Student Conduct, including the fundamental card system • Complete all requirements for graduation • Dress according to the Jaguar Dress Code • Be respectful of all students, teachers, staff, and guests at all times • Attend and be punctual to all classes, detentions, Saturday School or Work Programs, and school functions unless ill or excused for school business
Parent Expectations Parents must sign a contract agreeing to the following: • Support the goals, philosophy, and procedures of the fundamental school program • Participate in conferences with school personnel when requested to do so • Support decisions mutually agreed upon between parent and the school • Read and sign the Code of Student Conduct with your student • Know and support the Jaguar Dress Code Policy • Be responsible for your student’s regular attendance and punctuality
Attendance Expectations • Students will be in every class unless ill or excused for school business • Permission 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 day • If appointments during the day are unavoidable, students will attend classes before and/or after the appointment EXCUSED ABSENCES: Medical Appointments Illness Bereavement
Priority EnrollmentTimeline(Neighborhood/Sibling) LotteryEnrollmentTimeline Jan 18 & 24 Parent Information Meetings Jan 24 – Jan 31 Enrollment Packet Pick-Up January 31 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than 4:00 p.m. Jan 18 & 24 Parent Information Meetings Feb 1 – 8 Lottery Enrollment Feb 9 Computerized Random Selection of Lottery numbers Feb 10 Lottery Results Posted Feb 10- 25 Enrollment Packet Pick-up Feb 25 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than 4:00 p.m. Return Enrollment Packet with your Address Verification:Currentutility bill (gas, electric, water, trash, phone-landline), mortgage/rental payment receipt, property tax bill, last year’s income tax form, or MediCal Statement. http://www.sausd.us/segerstrom
Question 1: I live in the neighborhood boundary. Does this mean my child is automatically admitted to Segerstrom? NO
Question 2: I missed the priority enrollment period! What can I do now? Enter the Lottery Period
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!
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
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? Letter of Residency Declaration Form--Get from SFHS Counseling Center
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
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!
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
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 300 of these students.
Question 10: The enrollment packets are due by 4PM on January 31 for priority and by February 25 for lottery. Is 4:05 PM okay? No
Priority EnrollmentTimeline(Neighborhood/Sibling) LotteryEnrollmentTimeline Jan 18 & 24 Parent Information Meetings Jan 24 – Jan 31 Enrollment Packet Pick-Up January 31 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than 4:00 p.m. Jan 18 & 24 Parent Information Meetings Feb 1 – 8 Lottery Enrollment Feb 9 Computerized Random Selection of Lottery numbers Feb 110 Lottery Results Posted Feb 10- 25 Enrollment Packet Pick-up Feb 25 Enrollment Packets Due No Later than 4:00 p.m. Return Enrollment Packet with your Address Verification:Currentutility bill (gas, electric, water, trash, phone-landline), mortgage/rental payment receipt, property tax bill, last year’s income tax form, or MediCal Statement. http://www.sausd.us/segerstrom