WASC (Long-term, 2016-2022)
Annual Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) Goals (Short-term, 2017-18)
The Branham community is healthy, engaged and innovative. We work together to explore issues and solve problems to positively impact the world in which we live.
Branham provides an inclusive, nurturing environment that enables students to build the confidence necessary to take risks. We mentor students as they master a relevant, rigorous curriculum that empowers them to achieve their maximum potential as successful and productive citizens.
Student Learner Outcomes (SLOs)
1) Self-Directed Learner
Determines what needs to be done and does it, seeking help and support when needed. Plans and manages workload and time. Locates and utilizes available resources. Has confidence to explore areas of interest or curiosity.
2) Complex and Innovative Thinker
Interprets, analyzes, and integrates information from varied sources and applies knowledge to new problems or situations.
3) Effective Communicator
Clearly expresses ideas in a variety of modes to specific audiences. Actively listens and collaborates with diverse groups.
4) Engaged Citizen
Actively contributes to our school, our city, and our world. Understands, respects, and values diversity.
5) Healthy Individual
Achieves and maintains physical and emotional well-being, while balancing the demands of academic and personal life.
Dear Members of the BHS Bruin Community:
Welcome to Branham High School, home of great academic pride and accomplishment. We are a California Distinguished school currently serving close to 1700 students. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, students, and families, BHS students continue to perform among the top in the state in academics, athletics, and extra-curriculars.
The 2017-18 school year is a special one, in that it will mark the 50th year since Branham first opened its doors as our local high school. We are looking forward to several celebrations and events to mark this milestone, with many planned for our Homecoming week of October 23-29th. We will be sending out more information to the community as it becomes available.
For 2017-18, CUHSD is also moving to an online check-in/registration process so that most of the documents previously completed on hard copy will be submitted electronically instead. This includes contact and medical information updates, technology agreements, media release forms, etc. Please read the included letter from our Technology Department titled ‘Aeries Online Check-in/Registration’ for instructions.
In addition, we want to remind everyone of the new CUHSD Graduation Requirements passed by the CUHSD School Board this past May. (These new requirements apply to all students in the class of 2020 and beyond. Please see specific information in the 2017-18 Parent-Student Handbook.)
As we move into the 2017-18 school year and I enter my second year as Principal, I look forward to expanding on the many different programs and opportunities we offer for our amazing students.
Branham High School also continues its commitment to provide a model of innovative education while focusing on these key goals:
Preparation for Post-High School Success (Regardless of their ultimate plans, all students should graduate from BHS being college eligible, college prepared, and career ready.)
During the 2017-18 school year, we hope you will join us in helping to make the educational experience for our students even stronger. If you are a parent or community member, get involved. Visit the campus and staff during our Back to School Night or Open House. Participate in one of the PTSA/Administration-sponsored Parent Information Nights. Attend a showcase, performance or athletic event. Join one of our many parent organizations. Participate as a guest speaker or job-shadow/internship host. Or make a financial donation to support school programs. The opportunities are many, and the effects will make a huge difference for our students and the entire Branham High community.
Thank you, and I look forward to a great year!
With warmest regards,