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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA

to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents

             “This is a crucial time for public education,” said California State PTA President Colleen A.R. You. “The new Common Core standards will help us prepare all students for college and careers, and help them develop vital critical thinking and deeper learning skills. We’re delighted to have Superintendent Torlakson’s support in sharing information as widely as possible with parents about what the new standards will mean for their children and schools.”

            Originally developed by the National PTA, each guide includes:

  • An overview of some of the key items students will learn in the Common Core State Standards for English-language arts and mathematics.
  • Ideas for activities that enable parents to support learning at home.
  • Topics of discussion for talking with teachers about student academic progress.

            These state-developed standards, which California and 45 other states have voluntarily adopted over the past few years, are designed to provide all students with the deeper learning, critical thinking, and other skills they need to prepare for college and a career. They describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.                                          

 The guides are available in English and Spanish on the California State PTA site.

Welcome to John Swett High School

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

1. Apply for admission to college by the due date.

2. Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Your parents should also apply for a PIN so they can electronically sign your FAFSA

3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2014, or by the specified date of a specific college, some require the paperwork by the application due date. This form is required for all federal student aid eligibility and for the Cal Grant program.The FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or from your high school.

4. Complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (not required by every school, but by most private schools) by March 2, 2014, or earlier if specified by college. All students who wish to be considered for College funded aid must complete a CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE. This form requires a processing fee and is available at www.collegeboard.org.

5. If you are a California resident you are encouraged to apply for a Cal Grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission.
To apply for a Cal Grant you must complete a FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the Cal Grant deadline of March 2, 2014. We submit by paper, not electronically.

*Please call the financial aide office of specific colleges for further assistance.


John Swett Office Summer Hours

-Our main office will be open during the month of June and the month of August from 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
-We will be closed during the month of July.

Daily Announcements

Principal’s Message:

Academics:

John Swett High School is committed to excellence in our academic programs.  We have made tremendous progress dramatically improving our Academic Performance Index (API) this year to 770.  We are dedicated to the preparation of our students to succeed in the 21st century.  We recently were selected for the CAPE program to expand AP offerings at JSHS.

 Press Release:

“Congratulations!  In partnership with the College Board and Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), John Swett High within John Swett Unified has been selected to participate in The College Board’s new California AP Potential™ Expansion (CAPE) initiative. The initiative supports the California state law SB 532, passed on September 6th, 2011, which encourages all public high schools to offer at least five AP® courses.  John Swett High was chosen for CAPE because it was noted that there are currently fewer than eight AP courses being offered. Based upon each student’s individual PSAT/NMQST® score report, many students within your school population have strong potential to be successful in AP courses that are currently not offered at your school.”  This is great news for our school and community and was made possible by our dedicated school staff and high achieving students.


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Tuesday, August 26
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Monday, September 1
LABOR DAY
NO SCHOOL
Wednesday, September 10
SHORT WEDNESDAY
DISMISSAL AT 2:15
JSUSD GOVERNING BOARD MEETING
6:30 PM
Public Session
BOARD ROOM
Wednesday, September 24
SHORT WEDNESDAY
DISMISSAL AT 2:15

Today, 8/22/2014
High: 73 Low: 57
Partly cloudy
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/23/2014
High: 76 Low: 56
Mostly clear
0% chance of precipitation.