A SAC Member is one of four members chosen from each class level (i.e. freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior) to be a representative from the school’s Youth Congress. He/She is a highly visible student from the school site that works to ensure youth input and participation in decision-making processes.
2007 Youth Congress Advisors
America’s Choice HS – Mary Lou Hanzlik
Mrs. Hanzlik teaches electives classes such as art, yearbook and student government at America’s Choice High School. She is also the Youth Congress Advisor.
The Youth Congress at America’s Choice operates as a committee within the student advisory council and the student government class. Four students attend the district level Youth Congress meetings each month. America’s Choice students that are interested in being a school representative on the Youth Congress may apply at the beginning of each term. Applications are available in Room 3, see Mrs. Hanzlik for details.
Currently our Youth Congress is working toward setting a date for ceremony that will take place at the building site of our new school. This is an issue that is important to our students because many students have relocated with the school three times over the last four years. Students also attend school board meetings to show support for charter schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District.
C.K. McClatchy HS – Tim Douglas
Mr. Douglas teaches History and Student Activities in room 16A.
Our youth congress has 85 members and we meet Monday through Friday at 7:30. Currently we are working on spirit building events including a Spring Sports Rally, a multicultural day where clubs and entertainers perform and a Leukemia fundraising drive.
Last year our Youth Leadership class accomplished, among many other things, a Toy drive with the CHP, an Every 15 Minutes presentation for our 11th and 12th grade classes, and an Anti-Smoking event with professional X game athletes.
Our students have attended every meeting this year and we were the host site for December.
Hiram Johnson HS – Dylan Besk
I teach English in room X22 and have been the Youth Congress Advisor from 2004 to 2007. Our active Youth Congress (youth leadership) has ten to fifteen members; we meet on Fridays during lunch.
Last year, our Youth Congress class accomplished revisions to the school’s punctuality policy, an RT forum, and student leadership forums.
Luther Burbank HS – Jennifer Adkins
I teach 9th/10th/12th English and am the Leadership/Youth Congress Advisor. Our Youth Congress (youth leadership) has 24 members; we meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday during 7th period (3:30-4:30).
As we are newly formed (Spring Semester 2007), we are currently working on creating cohesion/unity and addressing student activities for this school year. Our Youth Congress has attended 4 SAC Meetings this year and we were the host site for the November 14, 2006 SAC meeting.
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions HS – Allison Allair
I teach Student Government and World History in room C12. Our Youth Congress is a committee in our third period Student Government class. Currently we are working on outreach for a more diverse student voice. This is our first year in Youth Congress and we are excited about working with students from other schools in the district and providing input for the school board. Our Youth Congress has attended almost all of the SAC meetings this year. In the future we hope to have students from Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School represented in the leadership of the SAC, and as the student member on the SCUSD Board of Education.
Sports: Cross country, track and field, football, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, water polo, basketball, wrestling, baseball, diving, swimming, softball. For more information on CKM athletics, click here.
Signature field trips: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Disneyland (grad night)
Clubs: CKM students have more than 40 clubs to choose from, including California Scholarship Federation, Mathletes, Key Club, Academic Decathalon and National Honor Society. For a full list, click here.
The Arts: Marching band, jazz band, orchestra, Lion’s Pride Players, choir, ceramics, dance and digital photography. For a full list, click here.
After-school programs: ASSETS
C. K. McClatchy High School (CKM) is an exciting, multicultural school committed to seeing students grow and mature in their knowledge, wisdom, discipline and social skills while becoming independent productive citizens. Since 1937, generations of families have attended McClatchy.
Special programs: Johnson provides academic pathways for students: Health and Medical Services; Law Academy; Johnson Corporate Business Academy; Johnson Public Services; Air Force Junior ROTC; Technology and Engineering Design.
Sports: Football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, wrestling, basketball, softball, baseball, track and field. For more information on Johnson athletics, click here.
Clubs: Johnson students participate in more than 30 clubs, including National Honor Society, Key Club, Robotics, Speech and Debate and Junior Rise. For a full list of clubs, click here.
Signature field trips: College tours
Hiram Johnson High School is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. Our goal is to provide innovative systems that support high academic achievement for all students through the following Small Learning Communities/California Partnership Academies.
Uniform: Medical scrubs (tops and bottoms; no red or blue)
Sports: Indoor soccer, club basketball, Cheer Team, Dance Team. Students can also play sports for West Campus, if desired.
Signature field trips: Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Conference, MESA college tours, monthly hospital and health care industry site visits, Six Flags Health Day
Special programs: Health Professions is a certified Linked Learning pathway.
Clubs: HOSA, MESA, Cheer, Dance, ASB, Latino Club, Class Clubs, Gaming Club, Garden Club, BSU, Men’s Leadership, Safe School Ambassadors
After-school: Enrichment and academic programs from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Since opening in 2005, the Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School has had a successful track record of recruiting and preparing high school students for careers in health care. Our school is on a mission “to provide students with an outstanding education, rich with relevant academic, application and leadership experiences –using health care as a theme.”