VCUSD High School Students use iPads as Learning Tools
This month, Jesse Bethel, Vallejo and John Finney High Schools began using one-on-one iPads as instructional tools. Students in the International Finance Academy at Jesse Bethel, students in the Hospitality Academy at Vallejo High and students accessing the computer lab at John Finney are the first to pilot this program. Over the next three years, each high school student will have the same opportunity, meaning each high school student will have an iPad. We appreciate our committed VCUSD teachers who have participated in approximately 20 hours of professional development in preparation for this pilot. Students will learn about digital citizenship while using iPads to enhance interdisciplinary academy projects.
Vallejo High WASC Visit Successful
Representatives from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges visited our Vallejo High campus last week. The school staff, parents, students and community members are to be commended for being ambassadors for the school. The visitors were particularly pleased with the way in which expectations have been raised on campus. They noted that classroom and general observations confirmed what they heard during the interviews, in that the campus climate is calm and orderly and that teachers are maintaining rigorous learning environments for students. They challenged our team to make sure that there are rubrics and assessments in place to measure student progress and turn the downward trend, shown in statewide assessments, in the right direction. They commended the team for the improved graduation rates, and the infrastructure that has been built to sustain these and other improvements. Vallejo High staff is to be commended for their collaborative efforts to ensure that students are learning every day.
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VCUSD Governing Board
President Ward "Ace" Stewart,
Vice President Raymond Victor Mommsen, Trustee Dr. A. C. "Tony" Ubalde, Jr.,
Trustee Burky H. Worel, Trustee Ruscal Cayangyang
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