Charter High School
with community, business, and corporations.
for GHCHS students, programs, and projects.
REQUEST FOR PARTNERSHIP
This letter serves to introduce the Internship and Community Outreach Program at Granada Hills Charter High School (GHCHS) and to request the partnership of your organization, business, or corporation in the fulfillment of our vision and mission.
Granada Hills Charter High School is an all-inclusive, world class school working to increase participation from local companies and community organizations to inspire individuals in our community to become involved in our charter school and academic programs to support accessibility, transparency and accountability in our academic environment.
We are motivated by our belief that local participation affects students world experiences and lives in a multitude of ways and that the contributions of internships, mentors, and volunteers engaged populace are necessary for a strong academic community and a vibrant and educated student body. We are concerned by the lack of local participation in local internships and scholarships opportunities.
As we move forward we require the assistance of businesses and corporations with the development and or implementation of our internship and job shadowing education and outreach programs. We would like to hear from your business or corporation to learn about the work that your company is doing and to hear about your vision of providing practical experiences for beginners in your occupation or profession. With your help, we hope to produce educational materials and an outreach strategy that is comprehensive and representative of the important issues facing 21st century students who deserve world class experiences.
Should your organization be interested in partnering with the Granada Hills Charter High School, please select the Partner link on our website to complete the Partnership Agreement registration process. If you would simply like to talk with us or receive more information, please contact us at GHinterns@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration. Together we can nurture a culture of active student and civic engagement to strengthen our city and sustain our communities.
GHCHS Community Outreach Coordinator
PS. I greatly appreciate the efforts of our committed volunteers to distribute this request and apologize for any duplication of delivery that may occur.
- Top-ranked independent charter high school
- California Distinguished School designation
- Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges
- International Baccalaureate World School
GRANADA AT A GLANCE 2013 - 2014
- Fall enrollment: 4,288 (with approximately 2,000 additional students on a waitlist)
- 141 English language learners
- 330 students receiving special education services (IEPs and 504s)
- $9,003 revenue per student (2012-2013)
- 885 API (124-point increase since charter conversion in 2003)
- Student body demographics: 38.6% Hispanic, 28% Asian, 27.4% White, 4.7% African American, <1% American Indian or Alaska Native(N), <1% Pacific Islander, <1% declined to state
- STAR testing: 81.3% of Granada students proficient or above in English Language Arts; 80.4% proficient or above in life science
- Students took 2,273 AP exams (82.4% scored three or higher)
- 2013 CAHSEE: 96% of students passed English language arts; 97% passed
math; (82% of students were proficient or above overall)
- 92% of graduates attending post-secondary schooling (60% four-year univer- sity, 32% community college)
- 97% in-seat attendance
- Less than 2% dropout rate
- 2013 graduating class: 974
- Class of 2013 SAT average scores:
Critical reading: 536 Math: 565
- 28 students (2012-2013) recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
Opportunities for student involvement at a group level on campus are varied and many. To foster cameraderie and community, new student clubs and teams are created every year based on student interest. Some of these clubs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Focus on Children Now Club GHCHS Leo Club
Global Relief Fund
Kraft for Kids Make-A-Wish Club
One Million Ways/Life Vest
Pets Are Worth Saving Ronald McDonald Foundation Safety Club
The Water Project
With Eyes Wide Open World Vision Supporters Club Youth Against Poverty
ARTS & MEDIA
Game Development Guild Highlander Band Student
Highlander Strings Association International Thespian Society Mirangelo’s Music Making Poetry Club
Urban Arts Club
BUSINESS & EDUCATION
California Association of Student Councils Club (CASC) Distributive Education Clubs of
Got College Club
IB Action Committee
Junior Statesmen of America Model United Nations Club STEM Club
Jewish Student Union Muslim Student Association
CULTURE & LANGUAGE
Black Student Union Deaf Culture Club DESI Club
French Honors Society Italian Club
Japanese Culture Club Korean Club
Latinos United by
Culture and Education Middle Eastern Student
Candy Chang’s Bucket List The Fashion Club Gay-Straight Alliance Granada Aviators Granada Runs L.A. Interact Club
Tartan Yearbook Club The Writer’s Block
SCIENCE & ENVIRONMENT
Astronomy Club Eco Plant Club Heal L.A.
Our Athletics Department offers 14 sports, collectively involving 45 teams and over 700 student athletes.
B: Boys Team | G: Girls Team | C: Coed Team | BG: Boys & Girls Teams FS: Frosh/Soph Team | JV: Junior Varsity Team | V: Varsity Team
Baseball (B: FS, JV, V) Basketball (BG: FS, JV, V) Cross Country (BG: FS, V) Equestrian (BG: FS, JV, V) Football (C: JV, V)
Golf (BG: V)
Soccer (BG: JV, V) Softball (G: JV, V) Swim/Dive (BG:, FS, V) Tennis (BG: V)
Track & Field (BG: FS, JV, V)
Volleyball (BG: FS, JV, V) Water Polo (BG: JV, V) Wrestling (C: JV, V)
American Red Cross Future Doctors of America I Be Fit
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CERTIFICATED SUPPORT STAFF
- Executive Director
- Chief Academic Officer
- Chief Business Officer
- Chief Operating Officer
- Administrative Directors (5)
- Activities & Athletics
- IB and Intervention Coordinator
- Special Education Coordinator
- Testing Coordinator
Guidance Counselors (9)
College/Career Counselors (3) DIS Counselor
Attendance Deans (2)
Discipline Deans (3)
Athletic Directors (2)
Credit recovery courses are offered during the school year as well as during summer school. Tutoring services are offered Monday - Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. and during zero period.
In addition to its collection of 28,000 books and access to thousands of e- books, the library now has over 60 new computers, classroom computer management and networked printer systems, and hookups for multi- media presentations. The Library and Media Center website contains the library’s online catalogue, and an “academic cybrary” with links to over 200 online databases, tutorial sites, academic journals, research pathfind- ers, and art imagery sites. Users will also find a parent resource page, links to local libraries, and an “Ask the Librarian” feature linked to the school’s Gaggle email system.