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.
They are: Health and Medical Services which seeks to engage students in their education
through the integration of Health Technology into the core curriculum; Education and Leadership Academy, a California Partnership Academy with a strong emphasis on education; Johnson Corporate Business Academy, a California Partnership Academy which is focused on business practices, administration, management, marketing and sales through class work; Human Legal Services/Air Force Junior ROTC which offers specialized courses that give an in-depth description of law enforcement and Air Force
training; and School of the Arts which creates well-rounded artists by providing inter-disciplinary classes with arts the core.
Five student journalists from C.K. McClatchy High School and a photographer from Hiram Johnson High School won awards at the Sacramento High School Journalism Network’s second annual awards dinner on May 30.
Monica Chan, Editor-in-Chief of CKM’s The Prospector, won first place in the Best Editorial Writing category for her editorial on college.Reporter Lizzie Robinson won first place in Best Column for her opinion piece on faux Christmas Trees.
This is an exciting 7-week program that gives incoming 9th and 10th grade students the privilege of helping out their community through service learning opportunities that address community issues and concerns.
After completing 120 hours of service, students will earn; 5 high school elective credits and the opportunity to attend a 3-day, 1-night Leadership camp at Sacramento State University. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of summer Showcase!
Dates: June 17 – August 1, 2013
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: Hiram Johnson, C. K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Health Professions, Rosemont, West Campus and Luther Burbank High Schools
Twenty-four SCUSD students from Luther Burbank, Hiram Johnson, John F. Kennedy and C.K. McClatchy high schools participated in the 16th annual Hmong National Development Conference in Fresno earlier this month.
Thousands of community leaders, business professionals, advocates and young people from across the country attended the three-day conference, themed “Journey Forward, The Next Chapter of the Hmong Americans.”
The Black Student Union (BSU) returned to Hiram Johnson this year with the goal of exposing African-American students and their families to more resources, supports and opportunities available to them in the community. In accordance with this goal, the BSU held its first annual Black Family Night at the school on February 27.
Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world and current star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), visited Hiram Johnson High School last Wednesday to encourage students to eat healthy foods and study hard.
Faber, who said he once lived near Johnson on 73rd Street, was invited to visit the campus by 106 students in teacher Peter Vidovich’s English classes. The students wrote Faber letters as part of a persuasive writing assignment.
Local professionals representing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields joined Congresswoman Doris Matsui and teacher Vlastimil Krbecek at Hiram Johnson High School on November 5 for a discussion with students on the importance of continuing their education and the wide variety of careers available in STEM fields.
Congresswoman Matsui, co-chair of the Congressional High-Tech Caucus and a member of the Congressional STEM Education caucus, shared with the students the importance of the STEM fields to our nation’s future.
Three Hiram Johnson High School students were recognized with awards at the Crocker Art Museum High School Self Portrait Show. The exhibition includes self-portraits from more than 70 young artists working in diverse media. Deep study, self-expression and technical skill align to present images of self-discovery. Johnson’s winners are Alberto Villapudua (second place); Khang Xiong (Award of Excellence in Media) and Cha Thao (Honorable Mention). Kudos to art teacher Robert Diaz!
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and Anthem Blue Cross President Pam Kehaly visited Hiram Johnson High School on April 30 to judge a HealthCorps Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Others at the event included Oz’s wife, Lisa Oz; Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Bobby Jackson; talk show host Montel Williams; Hiram Johnson Principal Felisberto Cedros; former New York State First Lady Michelle Paige Patterson; and HealthCorps President Michelle Bouchard.
SCUSD’s Child Development Department offers quality support services for expectant teens and their soon to be babies. Early Head Start, a federally funded program, provides both expectant and new parents weekly 90-minute home visits and twice monthly socialization experiences with a highly trained home visitor. Services provided include pre- and post-natal health screenings and follow-up, parenting education, social services referrals and expert support staff.
This year, Hiram Johnson High School was selected to be the recipient of the Mormon Helping Hands project. Each year, the charity drive chooses a school to beautify with a volunteer labor force. On Saturday, more than 700 people from Hiram Johnson, SCUSD, the local community and the LDS Church came together from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to scrape gum, paint curbs, dig up weeds, replant flowers and shrubs, trim and beautify hedges and wash and clean the halls and windows in the classroom areas. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the school and community!
The School of Engineering and Science’s robotics team (SEStematic Eliminators) won a Regional Finalist Award at the FIRST Robotics Sacramento Regional competition held at UC Davis. The SES team was SCUSD’s first ever to advance to the finals of this prestigious competition. The Eliminators also won the Industrial Safety Award given to the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to protect against hazards. John F. Kennedy High School’s team made it to the semi-finals and won the Quality Award for “machine robustness in concept and fabrication.” The C.K. McClatchy Reavers and the Hiram Johnson Wire Freaks also competed in the program. Congratulations!
Hiram Johnson High School sophomore Monica Perez was honored by the Board of Education at its meeting on March 1. Monica was chosen to lead the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, because of her stellar academic performance in school (she has a 3.8 grade point average) and her participation in volleyball and swimming.
Bullying Prevention Specialist Sheila Self presented information on bully prevention to Hiram Johnson High School parents during the February 3 Warrior Café. The presentation covered myths about bullying, health statistics, how to identify bullying and what to do if your child is bullied. Parents also received information about cyberbullying and how to monitor and protect their child. Several students also attended and shared information from a youth perspective.
Public television station KVIE has completed a half-hour “American Graduate” special on Linked Learning academies. The story features academies at Hiram Johnson High School and Carver and an interview with SCUSD’s Director of High School Reform Initiatives Matt Perry.
Hiram Johnson High School hosted a very successful Challenge Day program for 89 ninth and tenth graders on October 12. Challenge Day is designed to improve school climate and safety by building positive connections between students, challenging people’s stereotypes and biases, and reducing violence, bullying and harassment. HJHS’s program was aided by the help of 24 junior and senior team leaders (featured in photo), and 36 adults from Hiram Johnson, SCUSD’s central office, parents and other local community members.
SCUSD provides part day State funded preschool for eligible parents. The family monthly income must be under a certain amount.
If you would like to enroll in the State Preschool program please contact one of our two registration center Hiram Johnson Family Education Center, 3535 65th Street, (916) 277-7151;or Capital City Child Development Center, 7220 24th Street, (916) 433-2736.
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.
Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses and exams offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, stand out in the competitive college admission process and prepare for the rigors of college through challenging classes. AP courses emphasize the skills and habits needed to be successful in higher education, including demanding writing skills, problem-solving abilities, time management discipline and sharpened study habits.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Our students dream about their futures. They want to be engineers and nurses and chefs and video game designers and senators. They want to go to college. They want successful careers and lives filled with passion and purpose.
At SCUSD we are committed to helping all of our students achieve their dreams. Every school is focused on preparing students for college and careers through rigorous course work, positive relationships with caring adults and meaningful connections to the world at large.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act. The purpose of JROTC, according to federal code, is “to instill in students…the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” Additional objectives include: