Mojave High School
API Base Report
Mojave High School Flagship Project: Setting a New Course
for English and Math.
California City Middle School
Joshua Middle School
Cerro Coso Community College
Mojave High School with the help of its two feeder schools:
the Joshua School (grades 4-8) in Mojave and the California
City Middle School (grades 6-8) in California City, and its
partners have set four goals to help strengthen the English
and mathematics curricula at the middle schools and the high
school. These goals include the implementation of a process
of communication with our feeder schools for a system of articulation
of secondary and post-secondary academic expectations, a strengthening
of staff development in the areas of writing and problem-solving
across the curriculum, and to provide an academic support
system for middle school and high school students. To support
these goals we propose to implement college preparatory classes
and electives which require writing and problem-solving activities,
staff development to incorporate these activities into all
the classes, AVID classes with a teaching team, and two homework
Activities that have been planned to reach our goals include:
- development of rigorous math and English related electives
at the middle schools and at high school including, but
not limited to, Advanced Placement classes.
- Teacher workshops which train all teachers to incorporate
writing and problem solving into their lessons.
- Administrative mandates and implementation of meetings
and process for assessment, evaluation, and revision
- Implementation of counseling, administrative and student
presentations to middle school staff and students (college/university
- Implementations of mentorships and tutorials for middle
school students by high school students through homework
centers and other feasible means (for instance, a homework
club, math club or poetry club-based on survey assessment
of middle school students).
- implementation of academic clubs, associations, and competitions
at each middle school with high school students as advisors,
tutors, and mentors.
- Expansion of �Information Night� for parents of incoming
freshman to include a two college curriculum planning workshops:
one for fall, one for spring.
- Implementation of counseling newsletter and other information
to middle school parents
- School/college/university visitations
- Implementation of SAT preparation classes
Current Highlights include:
- The homework center is functioning very well.
- Students are writing across the curriculum including in
all of their elective classes.
- More students are taking the SAT and scores are going
- The project has strong Community College support along
with support from CSUB.
- The high school is taking a leadership role in working
with the two feeder schools.