Three Sacramento City Unified students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, which places them in the top 1 percent of high school students nationally.
Rosemont High School’s Joey S. Zhuang and West Campus students Emily Kim and Elena Torres are now eligible to become finalists and compete for scholarships by submitting a detailed application that includes an essay.
Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship through the Preliminary SAT test. Of the 1.6 million students who take the test annually, only about 16,000 qualify as semifinalists.
Superintendent José L. Banda surprised Teachers of the Year Daniel Crenshaw and Carrie Meagher Relles today with Kings tickets, Santa Cruz Beach and Boardwalk passes, restaurant gift cards, swag and more.
The first day surprise both honored Crenshaw, a Rosemont High School math teacher, and Relles, who teaches kindergarten at Phoebe Hearst, and kicked off SCUSD’s new “With Math I Can” campaign.
“With Math I Can” is a partnership with Amazon Education aimed at promoting the idea that all students can achieve math success at the highest levels.
“We are excited to begin a new year of school and a new campaign to change the way students and our community think about who can – and who can’t – learn math,” Superintendent Banda said. “Our goal is to ensure that every student at every school truly believes that math is something anyone can master with patience, practice and a willingness to work through mistakes. Great teachers like Mr. Crenshaw and Ms. Relles are at the heart of this effort.”
Superintendent Banda was accompanied on his surprise visits by Board President Christina Pritchett, Board Member Darrel Woo, Rosemont Principal Elizabeth Vigil, Kings’ mascot Slamson and Dinger from the River Cats.
“With Math I Can” was developed by Amazon Education and TenMarks, an Amazon company, to challenge long-held beliefs about math. For example, more than 50 percent of young adults report saying “I’m not good at math,” according a survey by Change the Equation. Yet 93 percent of Americans responding to the survey agree that developing good math skills is essential to success in life.
“With Math I Can” asks teachers of mathematics and their students to pledge that they will replace “I’m not good at math” with “I am working to get better at math.” The latter embraces the concept of “growth mindset” championed by Stanford University math professor Jo Boaler, whose website youcubed.org is a repository of ideas to help youngsters overcome math anxiety.
Through a partnership, SCUSD will utilize “With Man I Can” tools and resources to build student enthusiasm for math and community support for teachers who push their students to achieve.
Items in the Teachers of the Year gift baskets were donated by district partners.
The Summer Food Service Program is free to all children 18 years of age or under, and persons over 18 who participate in a public or nonprofit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.
The program runs from June 27th - July 28th.
Please check flyer for specific days and times that breakfast and lunch are served for each site.
Meal times are subject to change. Please call (916) 433-5325 to confirm any of these sites.
Athletic signing days – opportunities for young sports stars to commit to a college – are a high school tradition. On Tuesday, other seniors enjoyed their time in the spotlight as well.
The Sacramento Pathways to Success partner organizations hosted a Reach Higher College Signing Day on Tuesday at Rosemont High School. At the morning celebration, graduating Rosemont Wolverines joined other college-bound teens across the country as they sat down to sign commitment certificates to colleges and universities they will attend in the fall.
The students were greeted in Rosemont’s library by the school’s cheerleaders and drumline and Sacramento State’s Herky the Hornet mascot.
Reach Higher is First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to inspire students to complete their education past high school at a four-year university, a community college or a professional training program. Reach Higher events are helping to rally young people to reach President Barack Obama’s “North Star” goal: That America will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
Sacramento Pathways is a partnership among the Sacramento City Unified School District, Sacramento State and Sacramento City College. The goal of Sacramento Pathways is to give students seamless support from preschool through college.
“We are so proud of our teachers, students and families that are working so hard to bring a college-going culture to every school in every neighborhood,” said Superintendent Banda. “Our district has a long tradition of preparing students for college and beyond. Through the Pathways initiative, our work is only accelerating.”
Sacramento State’s Vice President of Student Affairs Ed Mills said the university is looking forward to officially welcoming its incoming freshmen. “We are excited that the majority of graduating seniors at Rosemont have made Sac State their college of choice,” Mills said. “It’s a great day to celebrate them joining our Hornet family.”
Sacramento City College Interim President Michael Poindexter applauded the Rosemont students for continuing their education.
“Sacramento City College wishes to congratulate all students who are signing letters of intent to attend the college or university of their choice today,” Poindexter said. “We know you have worked diligently to achieve your goals and are now looking forward with pride to the next step in your educational journey. We also congratulate parents for your hard work in helping your son or daughter arrive at this point in their lives. Thank you all for helping our city and region develop a very bright future. Again, congratulations!”
Rosemont High School’s LEAD Program is celebrating a major accomplishment for the Class of 2016: Every senior in the program who applied to a four-year college received an acceptance letter in the mail.
This is LEAD’s first graduating class. The program – Leadership and Enrichment through Academic Development – was founded in 2012 and focuses on a commitment to both the classroom and the community.
LEAD students challenge themselves with rigorous Advanced/AP classes throughout their four years while dedicating themselves to community service and completing yearly culminating service project presentations.
LEAD seniors were accepted to eight University of California campuses, 13 California State Universities and 12 other universities throughout the nation. Some LEAD students have been offered partial academic and athletic scholarships, and others will be the first to attend college in their family.
“To know that 100 percent of our LEAD students have been accepted to the university of their choice further validates the great work of our LEAD teaching staff,” says Principal Elizabeth Vigil. ”Their commitment to preparing students to meet their goals is an inspiration.”
Added LEAD Director Rebecca Siegert: “It has been such a great privilege to work with these students for the last four years. They have helped to create a program that will benefit countless Rosemont students in the future, and they are so deserving of all of the success their futures hold.”
The fledgling Rosemont High School robotics team has created a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $15,000 needed to pay for its upcoming trip to the FIRST Robotics World Championship April 27-30 in St. Louis.
The Wolverines secured a trip to Missouri by becoming the first SCUSD team to win top honors at the qualifying Sacramento Regional Competition held last month at UC Davis.
The first-place win marked a major accomplishment for a team that has only competed for three years – still rookies by FIRST standards. Unlike some of Northern California’s robotics powerhouse programs, Rosemont has no machine shop and no wealthy funders.
Going into the qualifying tournament, team captain Tina Luong says the team’s only goal was to last until the second day of competition.
“All we wanted to do was make it to the playoffs,” she says. “And we ended up winning.”
The Wolverines’ scrappy defensive moves in numerous bouts caught the attention of Davis High School and Mountain View High School, veteran teams with winning track records. Davis and Mountain View ultimately formed an alliance and chose Rosemont to join them. The alliance swept every match and secured a trip to Missouri later this month.
Ms. Luong has created a GoFundMe page for community members to donate toward the $15,000 needed to pay for the trip to St. Louis. “Being able to go to St. Louis means the world to our team and our school,” she says. “We hope to make you all proud.”
Rosemont High School’s robotics team is headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis, the result of a first-place win at last weekend’s Sacramento Regional Competition held at UC Davis.
The Wolverines are the first SCUSD team to win first-place at the annual Davis tournament.
Teams from four SCUSD schools (Rosemont, Kennedy, C.K. McClatchy and School of Engineering and Sciences) battled it out with 60 other teams from around the state (and Hawaii) in the two-day qualifying competition.
The superior performance of Rosemont’s Wolverines led to the team’s selection for an alliance in the final rounds. The alliance won every match and secured a trip to Missouri.
John F. Kennedy’s team earned the Quality Award which celebrates machine robustness in both concept and fabrication. Also, team captain Autumn Luna was recognized as a FIRST Dean’s List Finalist which celebrates outstanding student leaders whose passion for and effectiveness at attaining FIRST ideals is exemplary.
Rosemont High School’s PTSA will host its first-ever Rosemont Crab Feed from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at St. John Vianney Church, 10497 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova.
In addition to dinner and beverages, there will be dancing, a silent auction, a raffle and the sale of amazing student artwork. Please contact the PTSA or log on to www.Rosemontcrabfeed.com to purchase tickets.
On Friday, April 15, Rosemont hosts the annual “Essence of Rosemont” community celebration from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This event features student performances and demonstrations, artwork, pathway and program displays, and booths sponsored by Rosemont clubs and activities. There will be a special performance by the Rosemont faculty band, featuring student musicians. After the festivities, families can stay for a movie in the quad from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rosemont High School star athlete Irene Colaivalu (Class of 2016) signed today with Colorado State University, where she will play basketball next year on a full four-year scholarship.
“She’s super athletic and funny, too,” said Assistant Principal Steve Jones. “All of us on the Rosemont staff are extremely proud of her accomplishments.”
Colaivalu, whose parents immigrated to the US from Fiji, has played on the varsity team since she was freshman. Last year, when the school’s softball team was in danger of forfeiting games because it needed one more player, Colaivalu pitched in to take a position even it wasn’t her sport, Jones said.
“She wants to help out wherever she can,” he said. “She’s the ultimate team player.”
Rosemont High School’s Green Academy helped Sacramento celebrate the third annual Farm-to-Fork week with a pasta making booth at the Capitol Mall and the planting of a campus fruit orchard.
Culinary students made pasta for the crowd at the Farm-to-Fork festival on Capitol Mall on Saturday, September 26. High-profile foodies who stopped by the students’ booth included Kurt Spataro, co-owner and executive for the Paragary Restaurant Group, and Ravin Patel, executive chef for the Selland Family Restaurants.
A few days later, five Green Academy seniors were guests of the Sacramento Speaker Series to see author Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) give the first talk of the 2015-16 season. The seniors sat in on a student-only, “Share the Vision” Q&A with Pollan and then attended the public lecture.
Pollan discussed issues of the Western diet and included topics such as the importance of culture and cooking from scratch.
The nonprofit Common Vision arrived at Rosemont September 30 and installed a fruit garden with Green Academy students. Seniors cooked snacks for the Common Vision volunteers.
By the end of the day, 15 fruit trees and garden signs were planted within the Rosemont garden. This event connected the three Green Academy pathway themes of “Urban Ag, Food and the Environment”.
Rosemont High School alum Anthony Sadler (Class of 2010) was one of three local friends who tackled a gunman on a French train last month.
“Their quick thinking and fearless action inspires us,” said Senator Jim Nielsen, who helped coordinate a parade for the men last week. “It is appropriate to honor their bravery and their spirit of selfless service.”
Sadler also attended Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School and is remembered fondly by his former teachers.
“All of us at King who taught Anthony and his sister remember him and the family and are very proud of him and proud that he attended King,” says teacher Pamela Silva.
The Rosemont High School debate team of Kaitlin Raymond and Kaylee Silber — coached by teacher Chris Nelson — captured first place in the Junior Varsity Division at the Santa Clara University Invitational Tournament on March 28.
“In this case, the last debate did not conclude until after midnight, so Mr. Nelson, the parents, and the students arrived home after 3 a.m.,” says Principal Elizabeth Vigil. “We really treasure staff like Chris, who are willing to support these kinds of enrichment experiences for kids. You rock, Mr. Nelson!”
By Joseph Stymeist, Career Technical Education Coordinator
John F. Kennedy High School’s robotics team is headed to the 2015 FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis next month — the first SCUSD robotics team to ever make it to the coveted competition.
JFK’s wild card selection was announced by judges at the conclusion of the team’s successful showing at the Inland Empire Regional FIRST Robotics Competition in Rancho Mirage on February 28.
The Kennedy team — plus teams from School of Engineering and Sciences, Rosemont and C.K. McClatchy — can be witnessed in action at the Sacramento Regional event at the UC Davis ARC Pavilion March 19 – 21.
Treat yourself to the spectacle of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in action and see the bright future in technological achievement. There is a nominal fee for parking, but admission to the event is free.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an organization whose mission is to inspire youth to become future science and technology leaders. If you have read some of my previous articles regarding FIRST, you will recall that SCUSD teams have been competing in these events since 2007.
The Kennedy robotics team, mentored by teacher Robert Greene, performed very well at Inland Empire Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.
JFK advanced through the quarter and semi-finals, and secured the second place team captain position. This earned them the privilege to choose two other teams to form their three-team alliance for the final rounds of competition. The finals consist of two alliances competing with each another in a best two-out-of-three match competition. Having lost the first round and then coming back with a perfect performance to win the second round, JFK’s alliance team gave the standing-room-only crowd an exciting third and final round to enjoy. Although their alliance fell short of winning that third round, JFK’s team took home honors for Second Place Silver Medalist, the Industrial Safety Award, and the coveted Excellence in Engineering Award.
The Industrial Safety Award honors the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to eliminate or protect against hazards. The JFK team was judged on the quality of their safety manual, informative safety presentation, and helpful safety videos. This is the second year in a row that JFK Robotics has earned the Safety Award.
According to FIRST, the Excellence in Engineering Award celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature. JFK’s technical drawings, which were bound in a book containing details documenting the design process, allowed the judges to see “inside” the machine, and prompted them to reward JFK students for their excellence in the design and execution of their student-built robot.
Nearing the end of the awards ceremony, the master of ceremonies announced the team names that would be going to the World Championships held in St. Louis, Missouri. Since the three teams on the winning alliance are automatically selected, everyone in the audience knew which three teams would be going. After the last team was named, there was a surprise announcement. Because two of the winning alliance teams had pre-qualified for the championship, two wild card spots became available for the judges to fill. After an excited roar from the audience, JFK Robotics was named as a wild card team.
Rosemont High School’s wrestling team was the top scorer at last weekend’s CIF Sac-Joaquin Division IV playoff tournament held at Foothill High School. The victory marks the first section championship in wrestling for the Wolverines and their coach Rick Wanlin.
Four of Rosemont’s six wrestlers placed first in their weight divisions: Anthony Sosa, Kyle Jensen, Bryan Knowles and Darrion Taylor. Marcus Hudson and Nicholas Ruddock placed third in their weight classes.
All six now move on to the CIF SJS Masters Tournament this weekend at the Stockton Arena. Congratulations!
Students and staff from the School of Engineering and Science and Rosemont High School’s Energy, Science and Engineering Academy visited with state legislators, including Senator Richard Pan and Assemblyman Ken Cooley, during California State University Community Partnerships Advocacy Day at the Capitol.
The focus of the day was to discuss the work of the partnership to increase college access and success, especially for underrepresented students, and build a pipeline of students from high school through the university in the energy, science and engineering pathways.
Rosemont High School celebrated homecoming last Friday with its sixth annual Homecoming Community Parade. This year’s theme was Blast to the Past.
Each class honored a different decade:
Class of 2015 – Epic ‘80s
Class of 2016 – ‘50s
Class of 2017 – Throwing it Back to the ‘90s
Class of 2018 – Grooving ‘70s
The parade wound its way from the corner of South Port Drive and Kiefer Boulevard to Rosemont’s administration building. Participants in the parade included elementary and middle schools, various youth organizations, the Rosemont Community Association, as well as student and teacher groups.
After the parade, students and families cheered on the football team which defeated Union Mine 43-33.
Keiera Bradley is an inspiring, hardworking, and optimistic young adult and recent graduate at Rosemont High School. She is the oldest of three, a sister who is 16 and will be a junior as well as a brother who is 13 and will be in 8th grade next year. Keiera was raised by a hardworking and single mother who was determined to provide her children with better opportunities.
Keiera wrote a compelling story of the hardship with homelessness and hunger and how these broken memories will forever be the push to strive for better. She wrote, “I discovered that by aiming for high GPAs and getting admitted to a 4-year university, I would receive a strong education, and I would never have to go through the same adversities my mom had.” This essay was selected first place among all of Sacramento submissions for the 2013 SN&R’s College Essay Contest. Keiera will be attending UC Santa Cruz this fall and plans to study Psychology where she’ll share her wisdom and determination.
In recognition of phenomenal achievements, we are proud to recognize Keiera Bradley as the Sacramento City Unified School District Stellar Student!
The Rosemont High School winter percussion unit won the Intermediate division championship at the Northern California Band Association’s Tournament of Champions held at Las Plumas High School in Oroville on April 6.
This championship competition pits schools from all over Northern California and western Nevada. It is the culmination of a 10-week long season of competitions.
The Rosemont percussion unit competed in five competitions during the season and brought home a trophy each time.They won first place at Del Oro, but it was their third place standing at the Elk Grove competition that gave them the motivation to work that much harder for championships.
One of the school’s seniors said “The trophy is really just a piece of plastic. We put our best show on the floor for champs and the judges recognized our hard work. That is our proudest achievement.”
Rosemont High School will host a competition in March 2014 and in 2015 will have the honor of hosting the Tournament of Champions.
Rosemont High School students continue to serve the community, building a strong sense of civic responsibility among the teens. Here, students are visited by Assemblyman Ken Cooley while manning a recycling booth at an Earth Day event.
Andrew Maalouf was recently named “Mayor of Rosemont” for his dedication to Rosemont over the course of four years. Andrew is a key component in the Rosemont community and he has worked every Essence of Rosemont community event since 2010.Since then he has assisted in putting together community events and if you are planning an event in the community, you can be sure that Andrew is more than likely part of that committee.His Principal, Leise Martinez said that she often finds herself requesting for Andrew’s assistance whenever she needs something done that strengthens the community and builds positive rapport with families and students.
Andrew is well known and respected by his peers and an outstanding leader at Rosemont High School! He participates on the Student Government, serving as Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer, sits on the PTSA Board, and is on the SCUSD Student Advisory Council. He has strong ties with the Rosemont Community Association and the SCUSD site and district level administration.
Andrew has aspirations of working in SCUSD after graduation and working his way up to leadership at the district level and someday become a Superintendent.
In recognition of phenomenal volunteerism, we are proud to recognize Andrew Maalouf as the Sacramento City Unified School District Stellar Student!
This is an exciting 6-week program that gives incoming 9th 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. Free breakfast and lunch provided daily. Program includes Field Trips, performances, and an end of the summer Showcase!
Dates: June 22- July 30, 2015
Times: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Locations: C. K. McClatchy, John F. Kennedy, Luther Burbank, Rosemont and West Campus High Schools
The fourth annual Essence of Rosemont Community Celebration will be held Friday (April 19) at Rosemont High School, 9594 Kiefer Blvd.
Essence of Rosemont is a community event designed to celebrate the surrounding elementary and middle schools from College Greens to the Rosemont area.
The celebration begins 5 p.m. in the high school’s quad and consists of carnival games for kids, tasty food, school performances, exhibits and a movie under the stars with family and friends.
The movie will begin at nightfall on a drive-in size movie screen.Although our feature film has yet to be determined, it will be family friendly.
There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.
Rosemont High School continues to strive towards building unity, pride and participation among students, staff and community. Come join this fun-filled night celebrating the best of the Rosemont community.
Rosemont High School held its first Distinguished Scholars Awards Banquet on Tuesday, February 19.
The event honored students who earned a 3.7 or better grade point average during the fall semester.
About 300 Rosemont parents and students filled the cafeteria and were treated to restaurant-style décor and dinner courtesy of students in Rosemont’s culinary program.
Principal Leise Martinez opened the event with a speech while the families dined and showed off their certificates to photographer Forrest Wooten, a Rosemont senior who is working on a view book for the school as his senior project.
Assistant Principal Nate McGill read the names of each student honoree and then had the pleasure of raffling off gift certificates to local businesses and tickets to graduation for senior families.
Representatives from the Allstate Foundation presented Rosemont High School’s LEAD Academy with a $500 award promoting driver safety. LEAD students look forward to an ongoing partnership with Allstate.
In other Rosemont news: Rosemont students who attended O.W. Erlewine Elementary School visited their grade school alma mater on February 1.The students shared some inspiring reading material and explained how reading relates to their high school experience at Rosemont.
Finally, Rosemont’s outstanding students Kelly Lacy, Isaac Tillman and Jayla Berger-Gipson were interviewed by KCRA as students who have challenged and closed the achievement gap. They also received recognition during the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebration last month.
In Rebecca Siegert’s English class, the clock is running. Students have two minutes to write down their thoughts about the symbols and themes in artist Grant Wood’s famous painting “American Gothic,” which is projected on a screen. Heads are down. Pens are moving.
When time is up, Siegert asks for volunteers to discuss their analysis. Hands shoot up. A lively discussion ensues. “They are really invested in what they’re doing,” says Siegert of her students.
Welcome to Rosemont High School’s new LEAD (Leadership and Enrichment through Academic Development) Academy, a rigorous new program for advanced learners. LEAD was created in response to the Rosemont community’s demand for a highly engaging humanities program for high-achieving teens, says Principal Leise Martinez.
“Our families want a program like this,” she says, “and we’re pleased to be able to provide it.”
This past summer, Martinez and Assistant Principal Nathan McGill worked with a team from C.K. McClatchy’s 26-year-old Humanities and International Studies Program (HISP) to develop a framework for LEAD. (McGill is a 2001 HISP graduate.)
“They were really helpful and we’re really grateful to them for working with us,” says Martinez. “They lent us some of their sparkle.”
Like HISP, the LEAD program centers on honors-level English and Social Studies classes geared to readying students for top-tier colleges and universities. Because of the logistics of high school schedules, the 72 LEAD students are also together for most – if not all – of their other classes.
In Chris Gosney’s LEAD geography class, Nick Johnson, 14, works to identify the layers of the Earth. He says his LEAD classes “are definitely more challenging” than others he’s taken. He’s not complaining, though. “We need more challenge,” he says.
Classmate Bogdana Kuchik agrees. “We go so much more in-depth in our LEAD classes,” she says. “And we get to listen more to what other people have to say. There’s more discussion.”
Discussion, critical thinking and “lots of writing, lots of reading” are some of the hallmarks that have made HISP successful, says HISP Coordinator Ellen Wong. The other important piece is teacher buy-in, she says. “The fact that teachers are enthusiastic about it makes an enormous difference,” she says. “If the teachers make the program, it can be successful. I’m happy that LEAD is home-grown and I hope they demand a lot from the kids.”
Another component of LEAD borrowed from HISP is a student community service requirement. Volunteer service to the community, says McGill, “is a grounding experience that helps students understand the world better.”
Much of LEAD’s volunteerism is focused on helping students in schools that feed into Rosemont. “We expect this high school to be an asset to the entire community,” says Martinez. “That’s what being in leadership means.”
More than 800 people attended SCUSD’s College Fair 2012 at Rosemont High School on Sunday, September 30.
The crowd included at least 350 students (including many middle school AVID students). Representatives of more than 70 colleges — including UCs, CSUs, Stanford — discussed financial aid and the college application process.
Representatives of the ACT and SAT entrance exams were also in attendance. According to coordinator Patrick Bohman, “The reps were really impressed with the poise and enthusiasm of students that attended. Major shout out to the Rosemont AVID students who helped welcome the college reps and assist during the event!”
Teens at John F. Kennedy, Rosemont and C.K. McClatchy high schools learned about leadership and teamwork last week from experts in those fields: Navy SEALs.
While the kids were put through their paces physically, they also were given lessons on the importance of collaboration, which is essential to successful SEALs teams.
At CKM, 64 students participated, a third of them girls.
The program, run by two Navy SEALs officers, began with a 30-minute video on the basics of how the Navy uses teamwork and dedication. These two traits were reinforced over the course of the morning.
After the video, students participated in a series of long strenuous exercises including push-ups, tire flipping and jumping into the McClatchy pool fully clothed. One of the officers later commented that CKM was the first school he had visited where not a single student quit during training.
Students in Rosemont High School’s Green Academy have had a busy May! At the Green Restaurant Association of Sacramento (GRAS) Compost Awareness Festival, students distributed more than 300 tomato seedlings grown in biology class and gave out freshly baked bread prepared by Chef Scott Singer’s culinary classes.
At the Northern California Brick by Brick competition, Hollie Farnbach came in second among 23 competitors challenged to build an eight foot wall. Student teams also participated in the Solar Car Races at American River College on May 4. Rosemont students took three of the five trophies awarded: First Place, Stock Parts Award and Sustainability Award. Finally, students continue to work in the school’s garden. More than 80 feet of walkways and two benches have been installed by Bret Hutchison’s Construction and Advanced Masonry classes. Cilantro, radishes and pole beans flourish and the harvesting of fava beans continues.
Students from the Masonry and Culinary Arts programs within Rosemont’s Green Academy recently walked over to Sequoia Elementary to prepare Sequoia’s garden for its next growing season. This was the first Garden Service Day designed to enrich the community of schools in the Rosemont enrollment area through community service. Students spent the day clearing pathways, installing irrigation, setting a keystone wall garden bed, weeding, tending to raised beds and setting a decomposed granite path. Advanced Masonry students donated their personal time to prepare for this event – before and after school hours – marking pathways and calculating grade heights. The Green Academy at Rosemont High is one of the Linked Learning programs within SCUSD.
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.
SCUSD offers high-achieving students a choice of four criteria-based high school options for a rigorous, challenging education that meets University of California requirements. Please note that these program require an separate application to apply.
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.
Elementary, middle, and high school students are assigned to a designated neighborhood school based on where the student lives, as long as the school offers the services the student needs. Each neighborhood school has a defined geographic boundary and is intended to serve the students who live within that geographic boundary.
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