Summer Transition Academy (STA)

Granada Hills Charter High School - Summer Transition Academy (STA)




STA

The Summer Transition Academy (STA) is a GHCHS graduation requirement. Students are enrolled in STA during their scheduled counseling appointment. Students will earn two and a half elective credits per class for the successful completion of STA.



PURPOSE
  • Provide a successful transition to GHCHS
  • Orient students to the school climate and campus
  • Acclimate students to the culture of GHCHS
  • Assess current learning and provide a unifying experience
  • Perform diagnostic tests to ensure proper placement in classes
  • Model a college-readiness culture and develop a four-year academic plan
  • Introduce families and students to higher education


BENEFITS TO STUDENTS

  • Develop an understanding and familiarity of Granada’s instructional practices
  • Complete Fall Semester registration
  • Receive Chromebook training and support
  • Embrace school spirit
  • Meet fellow incoming students 

 

Requirement

The Summer Transition Academy is a GHCHS graduation requirement. In order to participate in the GHCHS graduation ceremony or receive a GHCHS high school diploma, students must complete STA.

GHCHS Requirements

The dates of July 3 - July 21, 2017 must be made available for STA attendance. Hours of attendance are 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. July 11 is an extended day; school lets out at 3:00 p.m. Students who miss more than 4 hours total will receive an “Attendance Fail” on their transcripts and must complete STA the following summer. Attendance is required on the first and last day of STA. Students who miss the final day will receive a Fail in their STA classes.


Students who cannot attend this summer (only under extenuating circumstances) may file an appeal before June 16, 2017. Appeals for deferred attendance explaining the extenuating circumstances are considered by a committee. Students with a granted appeal will have to complete STA the following summer. Please contact the Office of Instruction at 818-360-2361 ext. 337 or mavelino@ghchs.com to request further information about the appeal process. 

Program

INSTRUCTION

Students attend English and Mathematics classes with a focus on grade level reading, writing, critical thinking and math computational and conceptual skills.

Students will complete several diagnostic assessments during STA, including the Northwest Evaluation Association Measure of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) online assessments in Mathematics and Reading. Diagnostic data and other factors such as previous course grades, test scores, and teacher recommendation ensure proper placement in Mathematics and English courses..


ASSEMBLIES

New incoming students attend a welcome assembly and are introduced to high school graduation and college entrance requirements before completing a school tour.

Students participate in a student wellness assembly which focuses on the elimination of school violence and helps establish a school culture of kindness and compassion.

Students entering Grade 9 complete Fall Registration. During the registration process, students take a yearbook picture and receive a school ID, Chromebook and school planner. New students entering Grades ten, eleven and twelve will also receive their Chromebook during STA prior to completing Fall Registration in August.

 

Matriculation

Incoming 9th grade students are required to attend STA and can get more information from the events listed below:


ARTICULATION NIGHT


Parents and students are invited to this event to learn about programs and courses at Granada, understand STA requirements and to meet the counselors.


Last Names A-K: TBD (January 2017)

Last Names L-Z: TBD (January 2017)

  • Meet the counselors
  • Learn about programs, courses, and activities at Granada
  • Learn about STA requirements


COUNSELOR VISITATIONS

Granada counselors will visit our feeder middle schools to introduce themselves to our incoming students and allow them to:

  • Sign up for counseling appointments
  • Start the four-year success plan

Feeder schools include Nobel, Henry, Frost, Holmes, Porter, and Lawrence. School visitations will take place in January and February.

 


For more information, contact the Office of Instruction
or your student's counselor.