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  • WELCOME TO ORANGEWOOD

    As we welcome you to our school, the Orangewood staff hopes that you will take advantage of the many opportunities you will find here. Think seriously about getting involved in student government, athletics, AVID, Speech and Debate or the many other activities you will find on this campus. There are many opportunities for you at a smaller school like Orangewood.

    Smaller classes and an outstanding, dedicated staff will make it possible for you to have more individualized help than ever before. We can help you to put together a program that will meet your special needs for graduation. The key is for YOU to establish excellent attendance and to get involved.

    Our school day will enable you to take extra classes period 7 or be involved in career preparation programs. It is also possible for you to obtain employment while you work toward your diploma and receive credit for your work experience. If you need help, just ask! We are here to serve you.

    ORANGEWOOD MISSION STATEMENT

    The mission of Orangewood High School is to provide students a supportive and alternative educational environment empowering them with the skills to be responsible and to succeed academically, vocationally, and socially.

    VISION STATEMENT

    The Vision of Orangewood High School is that it exists to provide educational experiences for students who, for a variety of reasons, need an alternative method of learning from that which the traditional high school has to offer. It is our goal to provide a relevant education within a flexible atmosphere and a small school environment. Course curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for high school education and as often as possible, the subject material will be related to the practical aspects of everyday living and future career needs. The objective of each course is to assist students in developing their potential according to their unique capabilities and to encourage every student to gain a strong, positive sense of self-worth.

    PHILOSOPHY

    Orangewood High School exists to provide educational experiences for students who, for a variety of reasons, need an alternative method of learning from that which the traditional high school has to offer. It is our goal to provide a relevant education within a flexible atmosphere and a small school environment. The course curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for high school education, however as often as possible, the subject material will be related to the practical aspects of everyday living and future career needs. The objective of each course is to assist students in developing their potential according to their unique capabilities and to encourage every student to gain a strong, positive sense of self-worth.

    PBIS Statement of Purpose

    Orangewood High School exists to empower students to achieve their visions for the future by teaching academic skills, creating a positive and safe environment, and modeling responsible habits and behaviors.

    Digital Citizenship Vision Statement

    Orangewood High School is dedicated to teaching students how to navigate the world of social media and technology, how to use technology as a tool for personal growth and knowledge, and how to positively impact the world around them through social media and the internet.  We will utilize the Common Sense Media Education © platform for instruction in a variety of classes to emphasize the importance and value of becoming responsible digital citizens. 

     ORANGEWOOD BELIEF SYSTEM

    AT ORANGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, WE BELIEVE THAT...


    1. All students can learn and be successful.
    2. Small classes enhance the learning environment through increased student/teacher interaction.
    3. Positive classroom environment sets the foundation for learning.
    4. Every student can make a positive contribution to our community.
    5. Social, physical, and mental activities are encouraged to enhance well-being and self-esteem.
    6. A safe and respectful environment in which to teach and learn is crucial.
    7. Individuality is to be encouraged and respected.
    8. All students are given a fresh opportunity upon enrollment.
    9. Students need to be offered choices, given responsibility and be held accountable.
    10. Positive recognition guides and motivates student achievement.

Principal's Message

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    August 2021  

     

    Welcome to Orangewood High School - Home of the Dragons! 

    We are excited to welcome our students back to campus in 2021! OHS strives to create an environment that is welcoming, supportive, and rigorous. These efforts were rewarded with a California Model Continuation High School designation in 2020 and a six-year WASC accreditation in 2019.

    As we journey into the 2021-2022 school year, the staff and administration continue to expand our course offerings. All existing courses are A-G compliant and we also offer 3 Career Pathways. We also offer several courses molded to student interests and credit recovery needs. In addition to academic supports, OHS also utilizes an advisory period that serves to provide social-emotional supports, academic guidance, and post-secondary preparations.

    The campus library has been updated with state-of-the-art technology, a new career center, and updated library titles. We encourage all students to take advantage of the many guest speakers, lectures, college preparatory presentations, and other post-secondary training opportunities in our new Career Center facility. 

    Our website is updated frequently to provide information regarding intake meetings, schedules, events, and more. Please visit the site regularly to stay informed about all upcoming events and schedules. 

    Lastly, we are here to serve the Redlands Community. Please feel free to stop by the office to ask questions, visit the counselor or inquire about future intake meetings. We are here to help.

    Sincerely,

    Carli Norris
    Principal, OHS
    carli_norris@redlands.k12.ca.us
    909-307-5380 ext. 38102

     

     

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