August 1, 2017
Dear Providence Students and Families,
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! The entire staff at Providence School is committed to ensure that all of our students are Collaborative, Accountable, Respectful, and Engaged.
Although attending Providence School may be a time of unease for students and families, it’s important to know that our staff work hard to provide students with a safe, high-quality educational experience. Just like most comprehensive public school sites in Ventura County, Providence School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. High school students earn credits towards graduation, in fact, many students accelerate or recoup credits while enrolled at Providence.
Providence School is taking tremendous strides to implement the California Common Core State Standards. This year marks the implementation of a new textbook and online curriculum in English Language Arts and English Language Development. In addition, students are engaging in an integrated math curriculum that challenges students to think more critically about math concepts and to apply essential mathematical practices to real world scenarios. Providence School also continues to implement an integrated mathematics curriculum that challenges students to think more critically.
Providence School is also looking to the future to better prepare students to be college and career ready. This year, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Get Focused, Stay Focused program. This curriculum, used throughout Ventura County, is designed to have students explore their interests, potential careers, and create specific plans for accomplishing future goals. Providence staff also works with local organizations and community colleges to bring guest speakers to present on a wide range of educational options and career opportunities after high school.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office at (805) 981-5809. Thank you!
Principal, Court & Community Schools
Ventura County Office of Education