Welcome to the Tulare Joint Union High School District
Local Control Accountability Plan Survey - March 28 Deadline
Please fill out an submit the survey below on how the District should focus it's resources for the 2014-2015 school year.
Local Control Accountability Plan
Open forums will be held at each site to discuss the district's actions and expenditures to supprt student pupil outcomes and performance for the 2014-2015 school year. See the attached flyers for more information.
For even more information, please refer to the Budget Advisory Committee page.
21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program
Tulare Joint Union High School District is in the process of preparing an application for the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens Program – Cohort 9, to be submitted to the California Department of Education on December 12, 2013. If awarded program funding, each Tulare Joint Union High School District school will receive funding to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students in grades 9–12 with academic enrichment opportunities. Activities are designed to complement students’ regular academic program, assistance in passing the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), career exploration, literacy and related educational development services for the families of these students, and a safe environment for students participating in the programs.
It is my privilege as Superintendent to welcome you to the Tulare Joint Union High School District! We are a unique community nestled within the heart of one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the San Joaquin Valley. The District encompasses a community of more than 78,000 residents who are passionate about the quality of life for our students during their school-age years and beyond.
Our school community has a rich history of educating students for the past 120 years, preparing and inspiring them to achieve their goals. We are a growing school district that is currently serving over 5,500 students within our three comprehensive high schools, alternative education programs, and adult education programs. We are proud of the many student accomplishments in the areas of academics, agriculture, athletics and the arts. Our staff is committed to providing all students with a safe, nurturing educational environment that inspires students to reach their individual potential. It is our goal as educators to continue to provide a rigorous academic curriculum that best prepares our students with 21st Century skills; to offer students a variety of co-curricular opportunities outside of the classroom that build positive character traits and areas of interest; and to develop caring, compassionate adults who understand the value of serving their larger community.
The District prides itself on defining annual District Priorities that reflect a continued commitment to quality educational opportunities and excellence for all students, as well as one that reflects the changing landscape of public education. Some of these significant changes include shifting to a new state funding formula for schools; implementing the new Common Core Standards; preparing for the “Smarter Balance” online assessment and to the new state accountability model.
The 2013-2014 school year’s District Priorities incorporate these new changes and are aligned with the Governing Board’s vision for providing a clear focus for District programs, activities and operations. These priorities encompass 21st Century learning experiences that focus on preparing our students with college and career ready skills through critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.
2013-14 District Priorities
- Improving student opportunities and performance
- Planning for student growth
- Maintaining the fiscal integrity of the District and funding the Governing Board’s priorities
- Staffing the District with qualified personnel and maintaining a positive work environment
- Maintaining safe schools
- Establishing internal and external communication systems
Through our passion and persistence, we will continue to provide a quality 21st Century learning experience for all students.
Dr. Sarah Koligian