California High School Attains A-G Curriculum Certification With New Program
House High School in Tracy, CA adopted a new blended
learning program this school year that has allowed it to meet
The A-G curriculum is a list of courses that high
graduates must successfully complete before they can be admitted to
University of California or California State University.
The school, part of the Lammersville Unified School
Group's Blended Schools Network curriculum to overhaul its
programs. The curriculum provides all the required courses, is aligned
Common Core Standards and provides hosted course authoring tools,
development for teachers and a learning management system.
A team of high school department chairs worked with
Group experts to create customized curricula that they believe will
student engagement, community outreach and differentiation, given the
in the student body.
Attaining the A-G certification is also significant
Sibling Group because it indicates that it can offer the same kind of
other California school districts.
Mountain House High School Principal Ben Fobert said
school would rely heavily on the Blended Schools Network curriculum as
prepares for its first summer school program. The Lammersville district
board earlier this month approved $300,000 of additional funding for the
school after it learned that nearly 200 of the 485 students at the
not prepared to graduate from high school.
"Mountain House High School's leadership was
their adoption of our curriculum," said Sibling Group Chief Academic
Jed Friedrichsen. "The professional learning plan for their staff
transformational, personalized learning climate."
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.