The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.
These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other
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Any absent student:
Consequences for Absences
Attendance Contract - Excessive class cuts may result in the student being placed on an
Attendance Contract. If the student does not abide by the contract, the student may be referred to an alternative education program.
SARB - Students who establish a pattern of excessive absenteeism will be referred to the
Student Attendance Review Board. The Fresno County District Attorney's Office will continue to be involved with parents of students who are truant and fail to meet the attendance requirements of the State of California. EDUCATION CODE SECTIONS 48291 AND 48293 PROVIDE THAT PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WHO FAIL TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL SHALL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL COMPLAINT AND, UPON CONVICTION, PAYMENT OF A FINE.
Failure due to Attendance - A total of seven unexcused absences in a high school class may
result in the student receiving an "FA" attendance grade and no credit for the class for the duration of the semester. This is a Board of Education policy.
Starting in 2012, Fresno Unified District implemented a computerized intervention program called A2A (Attention to Attendance). The system sends out automatic letters
Fresno High School is a closed campus during the entire school day. All students must receive a permit to leave from the Attendance Office which includes contact with a parent/guardian on the emergency card.
If a student will be gone from school for 5-15 days, then a parent/guardian can request an independent study contract:
Seniors may be afforded the privilege of leaving the campus at lunch if they satisfy the criteria established by the Board of Trustees. Criteria includes: maintaining a 2.0 GPA, staying on track for graduation, no unexcused absences, and no serious violations of the Behavior Code, and no outstanding financial obligations. Applications will be processed through the finance office. Passes will not be issued until ID cards are distributed (Approximately the 3rd week of school). Senior off-campus lunch pass privilege may be revoked at any time.
As with any job, students are expected to be in class on time. Excessive tardies may result in class detention, lunch detention, or Thursday School.
If a student is late to school for a reason other than illness, doctor appointment or funeral, the tardy will be unexcused. The student will be required to sign a detention slip noting the time and reason the student is tardy.
Integrity is one of the most highly regarding of the IB attitudes and is expected of all students who attend Fresno High. The concept of academic honesty extends from the belief that all students must be responsible for their own learning as the learning process demands our own, unique efforts. Fresno High expects that students will not cheat, lie, plagiarize, or commit other acts of academic malpractice.
The student who is academically honest produces their own original work through their own efforts and abilities. Though a student may receive help on an assignment from a tutor, family member or peer, integrity demands that the work presented as the final product be the student's own creation.
At FHS promoting academic honesty is the responsibility of the total school community. Only when there is a commitment on the part of all concerned can a school's academic environment facilitate a healthy respect among students for the value of academic honesty. In such an environment, students will know that teachers will not ignore or condone cheating, plagiarism, or other acts of academic dishonesty. Students will also know that teachers, administrators, and parents/guardians will hold them accountable for any act of academic dishonesty.
Plagiarism, simply put is when a student represents someone else's writing; work, or ideas as his or her own. Even someone else's ideas paraphrased into one's own words without proper citation is a violation of the academic honesty policy. This definition includes writing obtained from a commercial source (such as the internet), passages copied word for word from books without acknowledging the original source, phrases taken from another source without proper citation, or simply copying the work of another student. Plagiarism is also utilizing an expert's ideas or research without proper citation and credit, even if it has been rewritten it in new language.
Cheating is both an extension of plagiarism and its own offense. It is the practice of fraudulent or deceptive acts for the purpose of improving a grade or obtaining course credit. While "cheating" typically occurs during tests/quizzes/examinations, this definition is not limited to testing situations but extends to include the following:
General Expectations of Assessment
Assessments are hereby defined as any activity that allows a teacher to determine a student's current understanding and anticipate next steps for instruction. Assessments can be both formal, such as exams, essays and projects, or informal such as classroom discussion, response to direct questions, class polls, etc.
Assessment at Fresno High is utilized to ensure students master content and skills, are able to apply their learning in new contexts, develop connections between subject areas, orient their knowledge to authentic real-world experiences and become accurate judges of their own strengths and areas of growth.
We assess students not to grade or sort them, but to create indicators of instructional need. Through assessments, further instruction is designed based on student needs. Additionally, students will use assessments to refine their skills, hone their understanding and extend their own learning in the subject areas.
In order to achieve these aims, formative and summative assessments, criterion-referenced rubrics and the student's best consistent effort will be used to determine success in a course. Students' own reflections are a meaningful part of this process. Teachers and students will work together to create an accurate picture of a student's progress.
Assessment will also reflect the core belief that learning is an application of higher-level thinking skills, not rote memorization or a series of disconnected tasks. Through the use of rubrics, both internal and those of IB, teachers will balance the content area knowledge necessary for mastery of the subject and the skills necessary for the demonstration of this knowledge. As such, we recognize that all teachers are teachers of literacy.
To ensure students are successful in all courses, classroom assessment will reflect the practice and principles of the formal assessment administered by IB or model performance-based tasks. These practices will be supported by the use of criterion, aims, and objectives agreed upon through collaboration by subject area Accountable Communities (AC).
Recording and Reporting of Grades
The process of grading a student and recording the grade as part of their permanent record will be done with great contemplation and care. Final marks will reflect our school-wide belief that all students have the ability to learn and achieve at a high level. A student's final mark in a course will be based on multiple measures of their learning and reflect their overall attainment in the subject. Teachers will convert rubric scores into points which will then be used to create the letter grade required by the state of California. Teachers will move away from pure averaging of grades, working to include holistic measures of attainment.
Students at Fresno High will receive eight official grade notices: four progress reports and four end-of-quarter reports. Progress reports will be issued approximately five weeks into each quarter. Students will be given these reports to take home for their parent or guardian's signature. End of quarter reports in second quarter and fourth quarter will be recorded as end of semester transcript grades and be maintained as part of the student's final, permanent record. These report cards will be mailed directly to the address on file. For ongoing progress and to keep track of a student's attendance, parents should use the Atlas system at http://m.fresnou.org/parents/. Parents may also choose to have their students' grades and attendance text to them on a daily basis with the EduText system. This is done through the Atlas Parent Portal to sign up.
Grade Scale and Grade Point Average
Generally speaking, students can expect a standard grading scale in their classes overall with those scores linked to criterion based rubrics. Any teacher not using the standard grading scale will note it in their course syllabus and include an explanation of the scale and their grading practices.
Standard Grading Scale
A = 90 – 100% B = 80 – 89% C = 70 – 79% D = 60 – 69% F = less than 60%
A student's grade point average (GPA) will be calculated at the end of each quarter, with the semester GPA becoming the final mark on the transcript. GPA points are calculated as follows: A = 4 pts. B = 3pts C = 2pts D = 1 pt F = No points
To calculate a GPA, points are added and then divided by the number of courses. GPAs in IB, AP and Honors courses receive a .04 augmentation in the final calculation of their GPA, but only for 8 semesters, per district policy.
Middle Years Classes (All Classes Grades 9-10)
Performance-based student work in the Middle Years Programme classes will be assessed using the subject guide rubrics provided by IB. Scores will reflect students' ability to achieve the grade descriptors for each rubric band.
Unlike the standard grade scale described above, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme used the following numerical scale in each individual subject area:
7 – Excellent 6 – Very good 5 – Good 4 – Satisfactory 3 – Mediocre 2 – Poor 1 – Very Poor
Additionally, the assessments for the Theory of Knowledge course as well as the Extended Essay follow a letter grade system as seen below:
A – Excellent B – Very good C – Satisfactory D – Mediocre E – Elementary
Sports at Fresno High
FALL Boys- Cross Country, Football, Water polo.
Girls- Cross Country, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo
WINTER Boys- Basketball, Wrestling, Soccer
Girls- Basketball, Soccer
SPRING Boys- Baseball, Golf, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
Girls- Badminton, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming/Diving, Track and Field
All student/athletes must have a signed Athletic Agreement and a health screening on file prior to participating in his/her first inter-scholastic event of the school year. Athlete Handbooks are available from the Athletic Director in the front office.
Assembly Bill 2684 requires students participating in sports activities must have proof of health insurance. This bill informs parents of the availability of low or no cost government supported health insurance programs. Please see Athlete Handbook for more details.
At all times students must respect officials, coaches, players, and guests of Fresno High.
The Standard Dress Attire Policy of the Fresno Unified School District applies to both sexes on school campuses and at school-sponsored functions and will be enforced consistently and fairly by all members of the school staff. Fresno High School, in concurrence with the School Site Council, has developed additional guidelines which are stricter than the district's minimum Standard Dress Attire policy and regulations.
Reference: FUSD Administrative Regulation 5132
Any apparel, hair style, cosmetic or jewelry, even if not specifically mentioned below, which creates a safety concern, draws undue attention to the wearer, or tends to detract from the educational process is prohibited.
FUSD Dress Code Board Policy
Fresno High School Specific Dress Code
Attire or accessories that depict guns, drugs, violence, sexually suggestive themes, alcohol, tobacco, vulgar language, profanity, discrimination, or promote criminal behavior are prohibited.
See-through or sexually suggestive attire is prohibited and includes, but is not limited to:
According to District Policy AR 5132
No schedule changes will be made after two weeks in the semester.
Semester Periods of Credit: Credits are granted on a semester basis. A student receives 5 semester units of credit for every class in which he or she receives a Grade of "D" or better. Earning a "C" or better is the Warrior Way and part of being college and career ready.
Enrolled In a Class For Less Than a Semester:
A number of circumstances may cause a student to enter a class after the semester has started: illness, work, program changes, attendance at another school, etc. In these instances, the following regulations will apply (note that truancy is not one of those acceptable reasons for late enrollment):
Earning Credits for Transfer Students: Semester Grades
Incomplete. An incomplete grade must be made up by the fifth week following the grading period. If work is not satisfactory, the incomplete grade is turned into an "F".
School policy dictates that all students are to conduct themselves in a manner that is respectful. In order to attend dances, all Fresno High Students must have:
A non-privilege list will be generated based on the above criteria. Students on the non-privilege list will not receive a dance bid.
To maintain safety of our students, FHS has developed the following policies and procedures for dances:
The Request for Formal Dance Bids may be picked up at the Financial Secretary window 3 weeks prior to the dance. All outstanding school debts must be cleared before purchasing the bid.
Dress Guidelines: (Winter Formal, Prom)
Guest passes are available from the finance window two weeks prior to the dance.
Any student who wishes to bring a guest from another school or a non-student to a FHS dance must follow the procedure outlined on the form. No one over 21 will be accepted.
IF CLEARANCE AT THE DOOR IS NOT VALID, THE COUPLE MAY NOT BE ADMITTED.
Bus riding privileges may be revoked if there is disruptive behavior on the bus.
A note is required for the bus driver if a student will be riding a school bus other than his own.
Have You Been the Victim of A Crime? Do You Have Information About A Crime That Was Committed? Let Crime Stoppers Know About It. You are encouraged to let a trusted staff member know about your information. You will be kept anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $100.
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WEAPONS OR DRUGS
CALL 498-STOP (7867)
WE WANT THEIR NAMES NOT YOURS!
The library welcomes all students and staff and we offer many services such as word processing, photo copying, inter-library loans, assistance with production of papers, and information searches.
The Governing Board prohibits sexual harassment of or by any student. This policy applies to conduct during and relating to school and school sponsored activities. Sexual Harassment is inappropriate and offensive. All students have a right to be educated in an environment free from sexual harassment. All School District employees have a right to work in an environment free from sexual harassment.
Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Examples of conduct which may constitute sexual harassment and would therefore be prohibited include:
Sexual Harassment may occur:
Non-aggressive trained canines* may be used to sniff the air around lockers, desks, bags, vehicles and other personal property of a student. Canines may not sniff students directly or items while in possession of students. Sniffing by trained canines may be done without reasonable suspicions and is deemed non-intrusive and reasonable. If a trained non-aggressive canine has alerted on identified personal property, such alert constitutes reasonable suspicion which supports a search of the student's property. Parents will be notified if their student's personal property is searched.
*Canines are non-aggressive retrieving breeds such as golden and Labrador retrievers. They are trained to identify specific scents of contraband items and indicate the area where the scent is detected.
Electronic devices brought to school are at your own risk. Students may use devices before school, lunch, and after school only. If used during class without permission they may be confiscated. The administration reserves the right to return all confiscated materials to parents only. Lost or damaged confiscated material is not the responsibility of the school administration.
The school assumes no risk of loss or theft of electronic devices. School personnel will not investigate possible theft of personal electronic devices. The administration reserves the right to return all confiscated materials to parents only.
Students who want to run for student body office must maintain a 2.00 or better grade point average as well as satisfactory citizenship in all classes. Before a student can represent Fresno High School as a member of an athletic team, s/he must meet the FUSD requirement of at least a 2.00 G.P.A. and pass 20 credits in the previous 10-week grading period.
Filming at School
Driving to school and parking on campus is a privilege that is closely monitored by FHS.
Due to neighborhood parking problems, students should only use the school parking lot.
Roller Blades & Skates
Effective schools are a result of families and school personnel working together to insure that children are successful in school.
The Students Will Be Responsible For: