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Program & Mission

Program Overview

Our program is designed to assist students in earning a high school diploma, developing vocational skills, and providing an opportunity for personal growth. The program is designed to allow the opportunity to make up academic deficiencies and provide the student with a smaller learning environment.  We have a 22 to 1 student-teacher ratio.

At Robertson, a student can complete classes in an accelerated manner, earning more than 80 credits per year.  We encourage students to take additional coursework either on campus, at ROP, or adult school.
 

Robertson has much to offer, and we are confident that you will find success here. An important objective of Robertson High School is to assist students in better understanding their personal needs, especially as they relate to their goals in life.

Students are encouraged to work on the following areas as they attend Robertson High School:

  • build academic knowledge
  • develop a positive attitude
  • improve basic skills
  • establish goals for future

Who attends Robertson High School?

The student body consists of young people, who because of unusual responsibilities or personal problems, find that the alternative school program more effectively meets their needs.  Teen parents who prefer being close to their children's daycare also attend Robertson.

How do I enroll at Robertson High School?

Students are eligible to transfer voluntarily to Robertson High School from any of the six comprehensive high schools through the following procedure:

  • Student must be 16 years old.
  • A referral form is completed and signed by an administrator from the student's home school.
  • The parent must also sign the form.
  • Supporting information must be attached to the referral form such as transcript, attendance record and behavioral record.
  • The student and a parent/guardian must attend a Robertson orientation prior to attending classes.

How is Robertson different?

Robertson High School offers an alternative to the traditional high school environment. Robertson offers a small school environment, with a small teacher/student ratio of 22:1.  Robertson offers an accelerated pace to complete courses.  Students can finish 16 classes per year, and even more if they take a zero period class.

What are the Graduation requirements for Robertson High School?

The Robertson High School graduation requirements consist of successful completion of 200 high school credits and the necessary service learning hours (10 per school year). The mandatory core curriculum classes that must be completed are identical to the comprehensive high school with exception of 30 elective credits and/or the required service learning hours.

English 40 credits
Math 30 credits
Social Studies 30 credits
Science 20 credits
P.E. 20 credits
Fine Arts 10 credits
Health   5 credits
Computer Operations   5 credits
Electives 40 credits

 

A graduation ceremony from Robertson High School is held every June at the Robertson campus.

Mission Statement - "Our mission is to engage, challenge, and nurture our students in an equitable educational environment where they develop the skills necessary to succeed in college and the professional workplace, as well as to become contributing members of society.

School-Wide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

Robertson High School students will be:

Learners who:

  • Think critically to analyze complex problems.
  • Take initiative to ensure personal success.
  • Demonstrate mastery of each learning target.
  • Support claims with reasoning and evidence.
  • Consider the reliability of sources.
  • Practice ethical behavior in regard to the use of information technology and academic honesty.

Communicators who:

  • Express themselves confidently, professionally, and respectfully.
  • Listen objectively and empathetically.
  • Clearly and effectively express ideas in both written and spoken formats.
  • Utilize technology to appropriately convey information and ideas.

Citizens who:

  • Take responsibility for their own actions.
  • Respect the diversity and opinion of others.
  • Use leadership skills to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Share workload fairly when collaborating with others.
  • Act with integrity and compassion.

 

Vision Statement/ESLRs

Education (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment)

We will:

  • provide a rigorous standards-based curriculum with measurable daily lesson objectives
  • focus on student mastery/learning  
  • embed technology into various aspects of the curriculum/instruction
  • differentiate instructional strategies to engage our students
  • have high expectations of ourselves and our students
  • use a variety of formative and summative assessments to provide timely feedback and correctives to students and to refine our instructional practices
  • collaborate in cross-curricular teams to co-plan/co-teach thematic units
  • create a period in the master schedule for intervention/enrichment (Flex Time)

School Environment (Safety, Culture, Climate)

We will:

  • promote a safe and respectful school environment by modeling positive communication, exhibiting respectful behaviors, and developing a climate where all are welcome and safe.
  • provide effective character education opportunities (Restorative Practices, PBIS), student leadership, peer advocacy programs, and AOD (Alcohol and Other Drugs) courses.
    • ensure that there are multiple and varied events/programs that recognize and reward student growth and citizenship at school and in the community
    • strongly advocate for improved nutrition on campus and emphasize healthy living by collaborating with experts from the school district, local businesses, and other organizations
    • create and maintain a school garden
    • complete inclusive campus beautification projects at least twice per year that add color and enhance the physical environment of the school (Make a Difference Day)
    • develop a safety plan and regularly train students and staff to implement it in the event of an emergency

Community Relations (All Stakeholders)

We will:

  • create partnerships with all parents by regularly hosting parent educational workshops/seminars where childcare and interpreters are provided
  • regularly communicate in a variety of ways with all stakeholders and actively seek their feedback via surveys, questionnaires, evaluation forms, etc.
  • provide opportunities for families to informally meet and chat with teachers and administrators
  • ensure that all parent events take place at a time of day that is convenient for them to attend
  • actively seek community partnerships to enhance programs and to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders
  • promote all of our successes, events, activities to the media via the district's Public Relations Officer, or through direct contact with local media outlets
  • invite parents and students to advocate and promote the school by having them attend new student orientations and recruitment events at the local high schools

School Support Services

We will:

  • provide a variety of on-site interventions including: social/emotional and substance abuse counseling, academic tutoring, informal mentoring, English Language Learner support, and an intensive reading intervention program
  • partner with various FUSD schools for students to lead events and Restorative Practices Trainings
  • develop embedded and effective intervention time during the school day for targeted studentsCollege and Career ReadinessWe will:
  • improve service learning opportunities both on and off campus during the regular school year and summer school
  • provide ROP fairs and other college/career-related assemblies
  • integrate real-world skills classes into the master schedule
  • build partnershps with community organizations to provide career and college preparatory opportunities for our students