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Friday, April 26 • 10:45am - 11:45am
New Student Orientation - Setting Our Students Up For Success

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The need for consistency in the transient nature of Continuation school has lead Dr. John H. Milor High School to streamline their orientation process.  JMHS intakes a minimum of 40-50 students each quarter.  We wanted to start all of our new students out on the same foot, no matter where they were coming from.  We also wanted to know what they needed from us, so we can best serve them.  The orientation we designed not only introduces the student to the school processes; such as PBIS expectations, student handbook information, and the overall school community expectations. Through the use of technology, we administer multiple assessments to attain baseline information for each individual student.  All this occurs during a traditional school day, allowing the students to attend a day of school on the JMHS campus, and get a feel for the site.  Through this orientation process, we have been able to create better initial connections with students and their families and set them up for success. Students are presented with the school social climate expectations, as well as the academic expectations.  They are informed about how to be advocates for their own education.  They learn how to read their transcripts.  Student's current academic knowledge is assessed.  They take a math assessment and write a personal essay.  These essays are assessed for writing knowledge, as well as social/emotional needs.  All aspects of the orientation utilize the content and academic language.  Our high standards for academic and social success are modeled through the way we present the information and how we present ourselves and our school.  The orientation is a snapshot, for the students, about how Milor will be when they attend.

avatar for Andres Luna

Andres Luna

Principal, Dr. John H. Milor High School

Cynthia Pool

Teacher/Academic & Technology Coach, Dr. John H. Milor High School

Johanna Cuellar

School District Employee, Dr. John H. Milor High School


Friday April 26, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Prospector Suite A