Teaching at New School has made my life richer and more connected to my community. The staff is amazing caring and dedicated to serving the needs of the students. All students here are given the opportunity for success and a positive future. New School rocks!!!
New School Community Day is a public high school in Watsonville. The principal of New School Community Day is Victoria Sorensen, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 56 children attend New School Community Day and are mostly Hispanic, Filipino, and Native American or Native Alaskan. 63% of the New School Community Day students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 56 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at New School Community Day is 19:1. Watsonville High School is one of the nearest high schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||2%||0.2%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||91%||67%|
|Limited English proficiency||63%||45%|
New School is a small alternative education high school. Our students have for whatever reason not met with success in mainstream schools. Because we are small and because we have a talented committed staff who cares about our students we make a difference. Children come to us with their history of struggle challenges and failure and we help them to believe in themselves. Most (not all) of our students leave our school changed they believe that they can do what they choose to do in life that they do have a choice and that their difficulties and challenges are not obstacles but strengths. We give our students confidence. This not any academic or subject area learning is the greatest lesson students can learn. Without this nothing is possible; with it anything can be done. "Never give up."
New School is a Title 1 Community Day high school in Watsonville California. The three primary avenues that bring students to New School are massive truancy records oftentimes due to migrant family histories behavior records that have led to suspensions or expulsions sometimes from multiple other programs within our district or as terms of their probation. Our school's student population vacillates between 45 and 65 as students come in to recover credits and then cycle back out to comprehensive high schools. New School's motto is 'Never Ever Give Up ' and even though discipline is stressed and plays a significant role in our curriculum and daily routines the most common description of our school from students past and present is that it is like a family. New School students demonstrate the most positive changes in attitude through participation in the Monterey Bay Alternative Schools Athletic League the only alternative schools athletic league in the state of California. Students learn good sportsmanship teamwork build self-esteem and develop a better sense of community by participating in co-ed volleyball basketball soccer and softball throughout the school year.