Our mission at California Middle School is to provide students with a rigorous, relevant and engaging curriculum, thereby creating a community where students are empowered to think critically and acquire the skills they need to be college and career ready.
Our school strives to build mastery in all areas of the curriculum, with a focus on the new Common Core State Standards. We provide rigorous, standards-driven instruction in language arts, history, physical education, science, pre-algebra/algebra. Our programs are tailored to the individual needs of our students and each student is programmed individually based on multiple sources of data. California Middle School also offers a variety of elective courses such as AVID, Student Leadership, Art, Band/Orchestra, and Speech and Debate.
Our state-of-the-art mobile Apple labs and Library are available for all of our students. After-school programs support the teaming environment at California Middle School. We offer tutoring, computer-assisted learning, clubs and sports teams including basketball, soccer, track, softball, and golf. Students may also participate in extra-curricular activities such as our annual Shakespeare Play, and a number of middle school academic competitions.
At California Middle School, students, faculty, parents, and visitors work as a caring community. We value diversity and promote a “can do” spirit. We demonstrate these values as we maintain a welcoming, helpful, clean, and safe environment for all of our students.
We also believe that it takes an entire community to raise and educate a child. Therefore, we encourage partnerships with the community and parents. We value all stakeholders as critical in the education of our students. Frequent expressions of such support will encourage our students to do well and will go a long way in promoting their achievement in school. Parents can help by assisting our children with the understanding that we all expect their best effort. Parents are also encouraged to participate in our PTSA, ELAC and other decision-making councils. Through a culture of shared responsibility, we support the learning of all students here at California Middle School.
Parents are encouraged to participate in our PTSA, Site Council, ELAC, Conferences, Fundraisers, and all school governances. We also welcome and encourage parent volunteers to assist in our Library, and on school-sponsored field trips and other extra-curricular activities. We also offer a Parent Resource Center, a place on campus where parents can access computers, make copies and send faxes. The center also provides a vast amount of information about parenting, student health, and supporting academic success. The center is also available for parent and community get-togethers.