Dear PHS Community,
Welcome to Pacific High School, home of the Sharks! Thank you for your continued support for our “at-promise” Pacific High School students and families. We are very proud of our students’ individual growth and resilience and of our collective growth as a school over the last several years. While the Covid-19 pandemic increased barriers for many in our community, it has intensified our schools’ commitment to support our students’ goals for graduation and their preparation for college and or their future career.
As a California Model Continuation High School, we strive to provide our students with engaging learning opportunities daily. We accomplish this by focusing on project-based learning (PBL) and community outreach, as well by offering Career Technical Education (CTE) classes in our Art, Media, and Entertainment pathway. We are thrilled to see the construction of SaAliyas Ranch on our property which will soon be a 3 acre organic farm. This working farm will provide our students with increased CTE learning opportunities in agriculture, math, science and business.
Pacific High School operates on a daily block schedule that enhances student learning and engagement while providing students and staff with increased opportunities to build on our core values of: Relationships, Routines, Responsibility, Respect, Results. Our school-wide first period class offers English Language Arts intervention and credit recovery via literature studies. All PHS students read and analyze several novels throughout the school year while participating in extended writing projects. First period is also our foundation for explicit Social Emotional Learning (SEL). All students participate in these important skill-building activities throughout the year.
With the help of several federal and state grants, PHS has been able to increase student support services in several areas. We have a full-time learning director administrator to strengthen our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). This administrator provides extensive professional development for our staff while also supporting academic, behavioral and social-emotional interventions for our students. PHS has also hired a college and career counselor to better support our seniors in their post-graduation plans. And our after school program, Youth Activities, will be in operation daily one hour before school and two hours after school. Students may participate in a variety of enrichment activities and or school clubs during this time that earn them elective credits towards graduation.
As a part of our WASC growth plan, PHS is revisioning our school this year with plans to complete this process in the Spring of 2022. Covid-19 delayed our work in this process last year, so we are truly looking forward to sharing our new vision, mission, and student learning outcomes with our community this year.
It is an honor and privilege to serve our youth and families at Pacific High School. We invite you to visit our school to learn more about our outstanding programs and how we support our students’ academic success.
Deidre Monarres, Principal