Whether you are new to our district or returning for another year, I want to thank you for taking this journey with us as we work together to provide the best educational program for our students. As we begin this year, our goal continues to be the same -- making sure that we do everything in our power to give students the tools they need to construct bright futures.
Through the hard work and dedication of our staff, we’re making gains when it comes to preparing our students for their future college and career. More CUHSD students are going to college than ever before with 78% of the 2018 graduating class going to a two or four-year university directly after high school. We now rank fifth out of 11 county districts when it comes to college-going rate. This was an improvement from 8th out of 11 for the class of 2015, an accomplishment made possible through the commitment of our counselors, teachers and staff and the perseverance of our students.
Over the summer, our facilities and technology staff have been hard at work upgrading and renovating our schools to ensure our students are provided with safe, modern learning environments that prepare them for life after high school. Some of the projects include new two-story classroom buildings at Leigh and Branham High School and new swimming pools at Westmont, Del Mar and Branham High Schools.
We also continue to expand and grow our technology initiatives to enhance student achievement. Prospect High School will become the second school in the District to implement the “1-to-1” Chromebook program, which provides a computer with internet access to every student.
We hope to build on these accomplishments and make necessary improvements to better support our students in a world that continues to evolve and challenge all of us. Based on feedback from you, our priorities for this school year include making our school environments even more positive and supportive of students mental health and wellbeing and making sure our instructional program is challenging and rigorous for all students.
The world we are sending our students into each year is not the world we once knew. Let’s continue this work together to mold the leaders of tomorrow and make our world a better place for generations to come.
Robert Bravo, Ed.D.