Why Mira Monte?

School Wide Learner Outcomes

Mira Monte students will:
  • Answer questions and solve problems by formulating an organized strategy, using their own knowledge base and by accessing, evaluating and citing multiple sources of information.
  • Communicate information and ideas, verbally and in writing, in an organized manner, citing evidence and developing rational arguments.
  • Use technology in an appropriate and ethical manner.
  • Identify and evaluate multiple educational and career options and pathways.
  • Demonstrate civic responsibility through participation in community service activities.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Mira Monte High School is an independent study program for students in grades 9-12. The school is located in South Orange County and draws basically from middle and upper-middle class families. Mira Monte High School assists students with the completion of educational goals including: transferring back to the comprehensive program, completing district graduation requirements, passing one of the recognized equivalency tests, or preparing for admission at a community college and/or meeting admission requirements for U.C. or Cal State. Mira Monte High School's expectation is that students will meet their potential while being held accountable for their individual education experience.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Students in grades 9-12
Students who demonstrate the academic skills necessary to succeed along with time management skills and being a self-starter.
Students who need reduced day schedules because of employment, health issues, child care, etc.
Candidates for the California State High School Proficiency Exam certificate.

GRADING

Grade point average is computed using a 4.00 scale.
A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 F=0
Failed, missing and incomplete assignments are not averaged into grades. To receive credit students must demonstrate mastery of all course objectives.. Grades are distributed quarterly. The transcript demonstrates completed courses only.

ATTENDANCE

A minimum 2 hour appointment per week is required on campus. Thirty hours of homework must be completed each week. Lab classes will require additional contact time.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

220 CREDITS AND 1.75 MINIMUM G.P.A. ARE REQUIRED,
WHICH IS THE SAME AS THE COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS.
175 REQUIRED CREDITS; 55 ELECTIVE CREDITS

English 4 years
Civics 1 semester
Mathematics 3 years
Economics 1 semester
Science 3 years
Health 1 semester
World History 1 year
Physical Education 4 semesters
U.S. History 1 year
Foreign Language, Fine Arts, or
Vocational Arts 1 year
Community Service 8 hours

COURSE COMPLETION

Credit is earned by demonstration of mastery of course content. There is an expectation that students will complete a minimun total of two credits per week in their classes, unless alternate provisions have been made for special circumstances. Students are allowed to accelerate through classes and earn more credit if they are able to do so.

CREDIT OPTIONS

Extensive vocational courses are offered off campus through the Regional Occupation Program (ROP). Students can also attend classes through the District Adult Education for credit recovery. Classes can be taken at any of the local community colleges for enrichment and for high school credit based on distinct criteria.

SPECIAL SERVICES AVAILABLE

Career Planning
Counseling
Computer Labs
Work Experience
Science Labs

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