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The 2013-14 School Year is off to a great start. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout for Back to School Night. The importance of parent/guardian/caregivers being involved with their student’s education cannot be overstated.

Here are some highlights from 12-13 school year.

  • Congratulations to all the CHS students and staff for the 17 point gain on our API: it increased from 822 to 839.
  • First time High School Exit Exam pass rate was 93% for the first time in both ELA and Math
  • We had an increase in our International Baccalaureate (IB) candidates who received the full diploma.
  • Average Daily Attendance (ADA) increased to 96.64%, an excellent percentage for a high school and important for school funding. ADA is the percentage of CHS students who are present at school each day.
  • Though our number of physical altercations on campus has always been low, suspensions were reduced by 40% last year from the previous year. This only happens because our staff is aware of what is happening on campus, and takes the time to report any areas of concern. Special thanks to our guidance counselors, proctors, Transition Counselor Tyrone Newman and Officer Evans, our School Resource Officer.

The faculty at CHS is very appreciative of the donations we received from the Claremont Educational (CEF) and PFA:

  • CEF donated $40,000 to purchase IPads and the supporting equipment needed to expand the CHS Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pilot with 5 teachers. The purchase of IPads is in alignment with the site and District Educational Technology Plans. The goals of the plans are to increase student access to technology, increase student engagement and provide relevant and authentic 21st century learning experiences.
  • In the spring of 2013, PFA accepted Mini-Grant Applications from CHS faculty to supplement the instructional program in their classrooms. PFA donated over $13,000, much of the money raised from eScrip at Von’s. The funds were used to purchase science lab equipment, risers for the Choral Program, novels and a variety of other materials.

CHS has a long history of excellence. This year we celebrate our 108th year. CHS continues to be an institution of teaching and learning, in an environment where all students have the opportunity to develop and excel academically, athletically, emotionally and socially. We know that when our student and staff strive to meet our core values of PACK PRIDE, our students will indeed be UNIQUE GRADUATES.

Brett O’Connor, Ed.D.
Principal