Crescenta Valley High School
Crescenta Valley High School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Crescenta Valley High School COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
Great school with strong academic program –
CV has strong academic programs with lots of AP courses option, sports program and extra curriculum activities. There are many dedicated teaches spend hours after school time.
I like the reputation that CV has, in both athletics and academics. –
I think it is important for students to live a balanced life. They should be able to enjoy their high school experience, not be pushed to study all the time and make their grades the measure of who they are. Sports are a good way to relieve stress, build a sense of belonging and gain self-esteem.
I appreciate the safety and surroundings of CV. –
I feel the school is safe, secure, and do not worry when my child is there. When my child goes to any CV event, such as a football game, I also feel the same sense of security.
AP Courses –
I am glad that the school offers a lot of AP classes especially in the sciences and mathematics, including computer science.
Grades and homework assignments posted online. –
It’s so helpful to have all this information available in real time for both students and parents.
Health of the students –
I am very concerned about the strain students put on themselves taking AP,honor classes while participating in sports. They are not getting sufficient hours of rest and are under tremendous pressure to do well. There is great anxiety about acceptance in to universities.
CVHS needs more textbook funding –
Some of the CVHS student textbooks are in horrendous condition, missing pages etc. Why do other schools in the district get substantial funding but not CVHS? At least that’s my understanding. Textbooks are a basic need. The district should fully fund it.
Our lower level classes are too big –
I would rather have 50 students in my AP classes and have 30 students in my lower level courses. It is so hard to work with struggling students when there are 40 students and 10+ of them are struggling in some way. I understand that 20 to 1 is gone, and $ is tight, but 40 to 1 in Alg 1 is crazy.
Counselors should be advising and counseling. –
We have counselors who aren’t capable of guiding our students with regard to college. We must be on our own or hire an outside college counselor to help focus the search for a successful fit.
Unequal support for sports facilities –
CV needed a private donor for their field, no stands or concession facilities. GUSD provided all for Hoover field. Football, baseball, soccer, successful sports, none hosted at home, and no plans to ever be. Not acceptable!! We should not need a grassroots community effort to get facilities.
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
The school needs scholarship writing essay workshops for students –
The school needs a designated person/persons to run workshops for students on how to write essays that win scholarships for college. Make it a focus,
School calendar –
It is great that first semester ends before Christmas break.
Parent Connection/grades –
The best way to track my kid’s progress …. every CV teacher should be required to post all grades for parent and student viewing. It is a shame that this is not made mandatory.
Maintain music and arts funding –
Plans and decisions need to be made student first! –
This means that class scheduling, class sizes, and testing need to have the best interests of students in mind. iReady does not fit this model. Decisions made at CV the past 2 school years do not fit this model. CV has a history of planning with students first, but this has not been done lately
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.