ABOUT

Mission Statement
Steele Canyon High School, A California Charter School, was founded on the belief that all students can learn and are entitled to a rigorous and relevant curriculum in an atmosphere that promotes individual self-worth and character development.


Values
Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of this place.

 

Expectations

Be prepared.  Be engaged.  Be accountable.  Be appropriate.


Vision Statement

All students will be challenged and mentored to discover their passions in order to achieve their academic and personal goals for a complex, changing world.

Non-Negotiables--our staff is committed to:

  • Mentor through connections with students to develop the whole child

  • Teach all students using differentiated awareness and strategies to foster creativity, innovation, and resiliency

  • Work continuously on and contribute to school-wide collaboration with a focus on common assessment and common curriculum

  • Design and implement relevant, rigorous curricula through the use of research-based teaching and learning strategies

  • Analyze data and reflect on results to implement continuous improvement

  • Participate in collaborative school-wide governance and leadership opportunities

  • Maintain small, collaborative learning environments for both staff and students

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

A Steele Canyon student will be an Effective Communicator

  • Receiving information and constructing meaning through reading, listening, writing, and viewing skills

  • Using verbal and non verbal techniques to communicate effectively

  • Exchanging and processing information when collaboratingExpressing ideas visually and physically


A Steele Canyon student will be an Adept Learner

  • Commanding a core body of knowledge as required by the state academic standards

  • Effectively accessing a variety of resources to interpret, synthesize, and analyze information

  • Organizing ideas in a logical manner

  • Possessing skills to be an independent learner


A Steele Canyon student will be a Complex Thinker and Problem Solver

  • Being able to connect, apply, and appraise their learning in terms of educational and personal goals

  • Being proficient in mathematical reasoning and numeracy

  • Creating and critically analyzing multiple solutions to complex scenarios

A Steele Canyon student will be Technologically Proficient for the 21st Century

  • Accessing, evaluating, and applying information from various electronic resources

  • Incorporating technological skills into products and presentations

  • Enhancing communication of knowledge through appropriate choice of technology


A Steele Canyon student will be a Contributing Member of His/Her Community

  • Participating in service to others

  • Being exposed to cultural, academic, and linguistic diversity through inclusive education

  • Fostering awareness of school core values

  • Participating in extra and co-curricular activities

Charter Goals

Systems of support for students

We will develop, implement, enhance, and evaluate research based programs and services to meet the academic/social/emotional needs of all students.

  • Identify struggling students and enroll them in concurrent support classes.

  • Utilize a professional development plan that will provide teachers with education on cutting edge 21st century pedagogical strategies and best practices

  • Ensure the master schedule and course offerings meet the needs of all students and are aligned with the mission and vision of the school

  • Collect, analyze, and disaggregate data for the purpose of driving schoolwide decisions.

  • Implement programs to promote positive behavior

  • Teach and model the school mission statement, values, and expectations

 

Academic programs

We will develop, implement, enhance, and evaluate diverse educational programs to develop the whole child through access to rigorous and relevant courses and opportunities aligned with their personal skills, interests, and knowledge for college and career readiness.

  • Implement Common Core ELA and/or math teaching standards school-wide.

  • Implement a collaborative observation plan to learn best teaching practices from each other and enhance accountability.

  • Increase college & career readiness opportunities for all students.

  • Continually look to enhance current and establish new Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways.

  • Continue to enhance the Cougar Explorations enrichment program.

 

Community partnerships and funding

We will establish community partnerships to provide educational and financial opportunities for Steele Canyon students.

  • Increase parent participation, community outreach and public relation efforts

  • Seek grants that will facilitate funding that meet the diverse needs of all Steele Canyon students.

 

Communication

We will utilize and develop systems and structures to increase effective communication amongst all stakeholders.

  • Utilize technology resources to regularly communicate school information to parents, students, community and staff.

  • Provide professional development for all staff that promotes team building, discourse and cooperation.

  • Continue to utilize collaborative subject area and vertical team meetings to create common, innovative, and rigorous curriculum for all students.

 

Facilities and infrastructure

We will develop a plan to maximize and enhance the use of facilities and actively use technology to develop 21st century skills within a safe and secure digital environment.

  • Create a long term technology plan

  • Continue to raise money for the purpose of building a stadium on campus.

  • Ensure that all facilities provide a safe place for students to learn and staff to work.

  • Upgrade our Learning Management System (LMS) to provide students with opportunities for online and blended learning.

Steele Canyon High School, A California Charter School 

12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 

619-660-3500 


AP Fax: (619) 660-7198 
Finance Fax: (619) 660-7002 
Registrar Fax: (619) 660-7197 

Attendance 
9th & 11th: 619-660-3531

10th & 12th: 619-660-3532
Call one hour in advance for an 

off-campus pass: (619) 660-3533

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It is the policy of the State of California to afford all persons in public schools, regardless of their disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, including immigration status, equal rights, and opportunities in the educational institutions of the state. The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit acts that are contrary to that policy and to provide remedies therefor.