The California Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
For additional information on California Common Core State Standards from the California Department of Education, please click the below link:
Over the past two years, CUSD has been implementing Common Core Math Standards in grades 7-12. The common core junior high classes being offered are Math A, Math B, and Math C. At the high schools, Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are being replaced by Integrated Math 1, Integrated Math 2, and Integrated Math 3. Integrated Math 1, 2 and 3 primarily include the same standards as Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2, although some of the main ideas are covered in a different order. Related topics are now clustered together so that concepts can be learned in context with more application-based problem solving.
The math pathways may look a bit different, but the end result is very similar to what has been offered in the past, including the opportunity to take AP math classes. Content in the junior high math classes no longer contains repetition of previous grade levels so an entire math course can no longer be skipped if a student wants to begin accelerating. One option that is recommended in the CA Math Framework is to “compact” math classes together, which means covering more content in a shorter amount of time rather than skipping important material. CUSD math teachers have had monthly meetings and release days to address this issue and will be submitting junior and senior high acceleration options to the school board for approval on January 21 and February 4. More detailed information will be provided by CUSD once the courses are approved.
Click on the following links for more information about Common Core Mathematics:
Consistent poor behavior or a major incident can lead a student to In-School Suspension. This program separates students from the social aspects of school, but still allows them to attempt to stay caught up with their school work. The room is supervised by a substitute teacher, who has access to the list of assignments in every classroom. This certificated teacher will do their best to help the students with their school work. This program includes academic time, a counseling component, and a campus beautification period. ISS runs from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on all days that students are assigned.
The School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is an annual report produced for each Chico Unified school. It provides valuable information for parents, teachers, administrators, and the community, including: description of facilities, demographics, curriculum, special programs, academic and test data, teacher/staff information, school safety, fiscal data and more. The School Accountability Report Cards are approved by the CUSD Board of Education at the beginning of each year.
Each year our School Site Council routinely approves the School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). Our School Site Council has approved the 2021-22 SPSA and will be bringing it forward for Board approval at the May 19, 2021, Regular Board of Education Meeting. The School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) aims to coordinate all educational services at our school. The SPSA addresses how school funds improve the academic performance of all students. The SPSA must integrate the purposes and requirements of all state and federal programs in which the school participates.
Please reach out if you have any questions regarding the school SPSA.
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There has been increased interest in the rights of students and our school communities with regard to potential immigration enforcement actions by the federal government. The below link contains information to inform both Chico Unified School District staff and families regarding the rights of our student and school communities.