Curriculum/Alternative Instructional Programs
During the 2010-2011 school year three organizations are providing credit-earning opportunities for our students.
1. Manual Arts-Crenshaw Adult School Distance Learning Parent Education Classes - Students have the opportunity to earn up to 15 credits through self-paced on-line courses. The Adult school Teacher meets with students every Thursday after school.
2. RIGHT Foundation Counseling Services– a group-counseling program - Students have the opportunity to earn 5 credits by participating in counselor-led, small group workshops that meet every Tuesday and Thursday in 80- minute sessions. Topics covered include conflict resolution, goal setting, drug and alcohol abuse information, and developing healthy relationships and habits.
3. Character Matters, Los Angeles Character Education Partnership - program focuses on character building qualities that help students develop into responsible, productive citizens with integrity.
A fourth program, the Black/Latino AIDS Project from UCLA has been at VPCHS for the last two years each spring and we anticipate their return again for the spring semester of 2011.
In 2009-10, the following organizations participated with our students on campus: Young Women from Adversity to Resiliency Program (YWAR) – a girls’ empowerment program, Claire Foundation – a drug and alcohol counseling program, Conflict Resolution provided by LAUSD, and the UCLA Black/Latino AIDS Project- a lecture series on AIDS and STD education and prevention.
VPCHS student can also earn credits by concurrently enrolling in other programs off campus. Students have the opportunity to enroll concurrently at any LAUSD Adult School while enrolled at View Park. Adult schools offer high school core and elective classes afternoons, evenings and Saturdays. They also offer certificate programs for various trades and employment skills.
Regional Occupational Program provides students the opportunity to gain work experience in exchange for credit in a variety of fields, including animal care, retail, and banking. Classes take place after school and on weekends with a limited enrollment.
· Concurrent Enrollment:
Adult School – Students attend after school, from 3:30 – 9 pm, with an option to study independently in order to increase the number of credits earned each semester.
Community College – highly motivated students who are close to graduation are encouraged to enroll in up to two courses at the community college in order to get a jumpstart on their degree program requirements while still being enrolled at the high school.
· Work Experience
Student who are employed and earn a wage can earn credit for completing assignments related to their employment under the direction of a teacher at the high school.
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