Highlands High Parent Center

To support and expand existing dropout prevention efforts at Highlands High School, CFF partnered with AT&T and Wells Fargo to operate the Check In/Check Out program, which utilizes a multifaceted, system-wide prevention approach of adult advocacy, case management, targeted interventions, and intensive monitoring of student academic and behavioral progress to ensure students graduate. We serve 15 of the most at-risk students on campus in grades 9-12 with the goal for each student to develop a realistic plan for achieving their academic goals, to get promoted to the next grade level, and to graduate on time. To date, 78% of students who participate in the program have increased their GPA. A team comprised of school administrators, teachers, counselors, and a bilingual parent advocate, Veronica Matos, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, leads the program.

The Parent Resource Center at Highlands High has created a bridge between school and home and offers opportunities for parent involvement. As a result of increased communication, parents are more aware of opportunities for engagement and parent volunteers have increased.

Parents are also connected to community-based organizations that can assist them in meeting other needs to keep their home stable, adding to the success of their students.

Link to school site: https://haad-trusd-ca.schoolloop.com/parent

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