ERIC Number: ED218727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Mesa Verde--A Year-Round High School. A Descriptive Report of 1980-81.
Housden, Terry; Holmes, Lynda
Mesa Verde High School was constructed in 1974 and is the last high school built in the San Juan (California) Unified District. It serves students in grades 9 through 12 and has an open enrollment policy. Mesa Verde operates on a year-round schedule with students divided into three tracks. Basically, each track is in session for 9 weeks and then is off for 3 weeks. Students are assigned to a track according to their achievement level and academic goals. Academically, 9th and 11th grade students at Mesa Verde scored slightly below average on a nationally normed test administered in the spring of 1981. On minimum competency tests over the last 3 years, the percent passing has risen from 43 percent on the Communication Skills test in 1979 to 67 percent in 1981, and has increased from 64 percent on the Computational Skills test in 1979 to 78 percent in 1981. Attitudes of students, parents, and staff were surveyed during the spring of 1981. Seventy-nine percent of the parents, 80 percent of the students and 92 percent of the staff indicated having a positive or very positive attitude toward Mesa Verde. Attitudes were similarly strong toward the year-round schedule and academic tracking. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.