Parents

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  The Oxnard Union High School District has a strong vision of high expectations and powerful futures for every student.  We define powerful futures as the ability for our graduates to go on to an adult life where they are financially secure, working within the profession of their choice, as productive citizens who contribute to society and give back to the community.  To achieve this vision, we are working to align our programs, curricula, instruction, services and supports to challenge each student to reach his or her own greatest potential.  We believe that every child has the innate ability to achieve high levels of success and his or her own personal greatness.  We understand that to increase student academic performance which leads to college and career readiness, we must support families and provide students with educational opportunities and access.

To accomplish this, during the last school year, we submitted over 50 courses for UC/CSU approval to ensure our students meet the A-G requirements; provided and will continue to provide the PSAT for every student in grades 9-11 and will provide the SAT during the school day for every junior free of charge this spring; challenged students to new heights by increasing enrollment in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate by nearly 1,500 students; developed a STEM pathway to Oxnard College and Cal State University, Channel Islands; strengthened our 22 Linked Learning Pathways, which lead to careers in multiple fields, like teaching, nursing, culinary arts, law enforcement and business management; developed a Biliteracy Pathway which will lead to certification in interpretation services; increased our graduation rate, college-going rate, and our A-G completion rate, while decreasing our drop-out and suspension rates!

Another significant improvement for the 2017-18 school year is the expansion of our Condor High School Options Academy.  This year, Condor HS Options centers will be available at ACHS, CIHS, HHS, OHS, PHS and RMHS!  Students who need flexible scheduling options may attend the Condor HS Options center, but still have access to electives and other classes of interest on the regular high school campus.  Our goal is to provide an educational program that fits for every student.

Our families are our greatest resource.  As such, we sincerely encourage and appreciate your feedback, participation at school events, and on stakeholder committees.  Feel free to contact me at any time at penelope.deleon@ouhsd.k12.ca.us, or (805) 385-2527.