PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/STUDENT PROFILE
Calaveras Hills High School, established in 1969, is a continuation high school serving the students of the Milpitas Unified School District. The school is housed in two wings of the Samuel Ayer Education Center. There are currently eleven teachers, one counselor, two clerical staff members, one teaching assistant, one assistant principal, and one principal serving approximately two hundred students. All teachers meet the District's Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) or its equivalent requirement.
Students attend Cal Hills for a variety of reasons; the primary reason, however, is credit recovery to meet requirements for graduation. With occasional exception for specific reasons, students must be sixteen years old to enroll at Cal Hills. The majority of students are referred from Milpitas High School. Students entering the district may be accepted directly into Cal Hills if they have been attending a continuation school in another district, have not been attending school at all, or are seriously deficient in credits for some other reason. Students may be enrolled throughout the year in accordance with an intake schedule arranged with Milpitas High School.
PROCESS FOR ENTRY
Once a student has been referred to Cal Hills, the student and a parent/guardian participate in an in-take interview with the principal, the vice-principal or the counselor. Students are advised of the school's expectations for attendance, behavior, and productivity, and also of the many support services available to help students be successful. Students and parent/guardians are encouraged to ask questions and to become full participants in the educational opportunities at Cal Hills.