It’s a no-brainer: Take the Common Core test

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Student and parent fear over the new Common Core standards and testing is baffling. The new test in the spring of each year must be taken by students in third through eighth grades and by high school juniors. It’s true that many 11th-graders who are bogged down with other testing such as the SAT and […]

More Camarillo students opting for advancement placement classes

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Adolfo Camarillo High School saw a significant increase in the number of students who took Advanced Placement exams in 2013, and Principal Glenn Lipman wants to see the figure continue to grow. The school had 511 students take at least one AP exam last spring—a 21-percent increase over 2012. Unlike most schools, which use testing […]

Frontier High earns 47-point gain

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Oxnard Union High School District earned double-digit point increases in its Academic Performance Index at all seven schools for the 2011-12 school year. Adolfo Camarillo High School again ranked as the No. 1 school in the district, while Frontier High School showed the most growth. A school’s API is a number that ranges from 200 […]

Oxnard Education Foundation looks to build bridges with businesses

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The Oxnard Union High School District still has a lot to accomplish, even though its Academic Performance Index score rose 25 points this year, according to Superintendent Gabe Soumakian. Soumakian spoke to a group of school principals, teachers, students and community leaders Thursday at Pacifica High School. While pleased at the jump in the API […]

OUHSD Schools Show Big Gains in API Scores

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After several years of gradual growth, Oxnard Union High School District schools demonstrated significant gains in their Academic Index Performance (API) scores during the 2011-12 school year. The California Department of Education revealed statewide API scores on Thursday, Oct. 11. Overall, OUHSD score is 748, a 25-point increase over the District’s 723 score in 2011. […]

ACHS offers Full-length Practice SAT

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TTENTION ACHS STUDENTS AND ALL OUHSD STUDENTS Full-length Practice SAT: Adolfo Camarillo PTSA is hosting a practice SAT administered by Revolution Prep on November 10th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Students have the chance to take a full-length SAT where scores are not reported to schools. This is an excellent opportunity to practice taking […]

Press Conference to announce Official API scores Date Changes to October 11th

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On behalf of the Board of Education of the Oxnard Union High School District, Superintendent Gabe Soumakian invites you to share in the celebration of the dramatic increase in the Academic Performance Index (API) test results. Members of the community, civic organizations and parents also are invited to attend the 1:30 p.m. press conference on […]

Superintendent to announce big increase in API scores on Oct. 11

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On behalf of the Board of Education of the Oxnard Union High School District, Superintendent Gabe Soumakian invites you to share in the celebration of the dramatic increase in the Academic Performance Index (API) test results. Members of the community, civic organizations and parents also are invited to attend the 10 a.m. press conference on […]

Oxnard Union kickoff rally celebrates rise in scores

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Almost 900 Oxnard Union High School District teachers and support staff members received good news to start off the school year at a back-to-school rally today at Pacifica High School in Oxnard. Superintendent Gabe Soumakian revealed preliminary academic performance index score estimates that show the districtwide numbers rose from 726 in 2011 to 754 in […]

CAHSEE 2012: “PASS”

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuWdI4Lg4X0&w=584&h=307] Pacifica’s 2012 edition of the CAHSEE Music Video has premiered! Be sure to PASS!