1351 East Orangethorpe Avenue — Placentia, California 92870 — (714) 986-7060 — Fax (714) 996-0294
A California Model High School
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School Colors: Royal Blue and Black
El Camino Real High School is a fully accredited high school offering an alternative settings and strategies to allow students to earn a high school diploma. The California State Department of Education has named El Camino High School as a "Model Continuation High School."
El Camino Real High School is located in the city of Placentia. El Camino is a continuation high school serving approximately 385 students in grades 9-12. El Camino receives students from the four comprehensive high schools who have fallen significantly behind on their credits. The two most common causes are poor attendance and failure to do homework. Students transfer to ECRHS at all times of the year. The school focuses on state standards in all of the core subjects without the extras or frills commonly available in a more traditional high school. Lock-step semesters with large classes are replaced by competency-based instruction in small classes with daily monitoring of progress. Students who make significant progress may return to their home school, although most elect to graduate from El Camino Real.
We believe all students have potential, are worthwhile individuals, and are unique in their personalities. We respect individuality, encourage creative thinking, and strive to provide the safest, least disruptive learning environment. Our commitment is to help students:
• Complete the requirements for a high school diploma
• Acquire basic job-related skills
• Develop effective social skills
We provide a safe and caring environment where students feel that they matter. We also promote the following as keys to success in each of life’s endeavors:
• A positive attitude
• A demonstrated interest in life-long learning
• Productivity in school
• Good attendance
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
El Camino values parent involvement. We reach out to parents from the first day of enrollment.
We are able to do this in English and in Spanish. We encourage teachers to contact parents for positive achievement as well as when special needs arise. We call all parents of truant students each and every day. Conferences with teachers or the counselor to assist and monitor progress are encouraged.
Parent input is regularly sought through our PTSA, which meets once a month, as well as for special needs such as accreditation, state grants, the School Safety Plan, the Single Plan for Student Achievement, English Language Learners, and our technology plan.
The PTSA provides prizes for attendance and citizenship awards. It helps to fund educational field trips. The PTSA also provides scholarships for graduating students. Opportunities for PTSA involvement include participation in regular meetings, producing a newsletter, representing the school in district committees, and assisting the school in special projects.
The School Site Council is an extension of the PTSA Board along with additional membership from students and staff. The School Site Council is involved each year in the formation and approval of the Single Plan for Student Achievement and the School Safety Plan.
The English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) also compliments the PTSA. It provides a vehicle for home-school communication and representation on the District English Language
Advisory Committee (DELAC). Our counselor is a member of this committee.
Parents are welcome to visit the school any time. The school has a Back to School night in the fall and an Open House night in the spring where all parents are invited to come, tour the school and speak with staff. Other parents assist the school as guest speakers in appropriate classes or assemblies.
We hope that you will continue to be involved with El Camino and support your student.
If you would like to speak with someone or visit the school, please call the school at (714) 986-7060, and speak to the secretary to make an appointment.
You are always welcome.
At El Camino Real High School, we’re on…………
· Serve Community through public volunteer work
· Show tolerance and respect for others
· Make ethical decisions
· Work independently and collaborate with others
· Set meaningful goals and accomplish objectives
· Arrive on time
· Develop regular attendance habits
· Participate in class activities
· Seek, earn and keep a full day schedule
· Demonstrate competency of state standards
· Complete work in a timely manner
· Demonstrate skills in reading, writing, and mathematics
· Apply knowledge from all content areas
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