Guidance

 

Cesar Chavez Junior High, Guidance Philosophy and Goal

Philosophy: "All Cesar Chavez Junior High School students have the right to receive a quality education in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment that celebrates diversity and respects individual differences."



Goal: The primary focus of our guidance program is the successful transition of seventh and eighth grade students from elementary school into a comprehensive secondary school setting.


Cesar Chavez Junior High counts on a team of school staff to support students in achieving personal and academic success. Team members include; Jose Beltran, Principal, Dallas Plaa, Assistant Principal, Lucia Alfaro, Learning Director and teachers, office staff, school nurse, health aide, campus supervisors, para-professionals, psychologist, resource specialists and community resource personnel.


Grading Schedule

2014-2015

Description

Grading Period

Teacher Due Date

 

Mail

Eligibility List Published

Progress Report

8/13 to 9/12

9/16

9/18

 

1st Quarter Grades

8/13 to 10/10

10/14

10/16

10/20

Progress Report

10/13to 11/14

11/18

11/20

 

2nd Quarter Grades

10/13 to 12/18

12/19

12/23

12/29

Progress Report

1/6 to 2/6

2/18

2/19

 

3rd Quarter Grades

1/6 to 3/20

3/24

3/26

3/30

Progress Report

3/23 to 5/1

5/5

5/7

 

4th Quarter Grades

3/23 to 6/4

6/5 (8th grade grades due 5/27)

6/9

6/15

 

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

To earn a Cesar Chavez Junior High School promotion certificate, walk the stage and participate in the 8th grade trip, dance, etc. students must meet the promotion criteria: 8th grade cumulative G.P.A. requirement of 2.0 or better, be on track to earn sixty (60) credits, have no more than seven (7) days of home suspension in second semester and no suspensions during the last twenty (20) school days prior to promotion.  In addition, students may have no attendance cuts during second semester and must have not been referred for SARB.  Only students earning G.P.A./credit criteria  and meet the guidelines listed above will be allowed to walk the stage and receive a diploma.

 

PROMOTION/RETENTION

Students will be assessed for promotion/retention based on promotion credits earned each quarter. The following chart illustrates the possible promotion credits earned for the school year. Students earning 60 or more credits will be promoted to the next grade. Students earning less than 15 promotion credits a quarter will be referred to the After School Tutoring Program and/or Summer School. The tutoring program will run from 2:30-3:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Measure

Promotion Criteria

1st Qtr credits

2nd Qtr credits

3rd Qtr credits

4th Qtr credits

Total credits possible

Language Arts

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Math

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Social Studies

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Science

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Elective

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Elective

“D” grade or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

PE

“D” or better

2.5

2.5

2.5

2.5

10

Total Credits Possible

70

 

 

Promotion credits can be made up by earning a ”Credit” grade or better in the After School or Summer School programs. Students can earn 2.5 credits back each quarter by attending 75% of the offered tutoring days.



Services provided by Cesar Chavez Junior High include the following and may be provided in collaboration with partner schools, district personnel and community agencies...

Student Scheduling Digital Citizenship/Anti-Bullying
Academic Progress Monitoring Conflict Resolution
Conferencing Standardized Testing Programs
Parent Education Personal/Crisis Counseling
Referral to Community Resources Parent/Student Orientation
Student Enrollment Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
Transition to High School Students Who Achieve Goals (SWAG)
Promotion Ceremony Homeless Student Support
College and Career Awareness Liaison with Outside Agencies
Classroom Presentations Attendance Monitoring
Student Recognition Awards California Healthy Kids Survey
Response to Intervention (RTI) Parent Portal (Infinite Campus)
Student Study Team Meetings English Language Development/CELDT
Special Education Student Health and Safety
Student Record Maintenance Hearing/Vision Screenings
Report Cards/Progress Reports/Transcripts Independent Study Contracts/Home and Hospital Services