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Corona Senior High School, often referred to as CHS, is a California Distinguished[not in citation given] high school in the city of Corona, California, a growing city in the Inland Empire of Southern California. CHS is one of eight high schools in the Corona-Norco Unified School District. CHS was the first high school in the area, established in 1897 with a graduating class of just six students and in 2007 Corona High School graduated 543 seniors. Corona High School offers a diversified program for all students at all levels which includes academic studies, vocational certification, co-curricular activities, competitive sports, student government, Regional Occupational Training, Work Experience, AVID, NJROTC Program and School Age Parent and Infant Development Program.
The longtime motto of Corona High School is "A Tradition of Excellence"
"The community of Corona High School is dedicated to its tradition of excellence. Through the promotion of civic responsibility, respect for cultural diversity and confidence to excel in a progressive society, our engaging learning environment develops and supports student academic and vocational success. Therefore, all graduates of Corona High School will demonstrate effective communication and applied knowledge and reasoning while becoming productive community members."
The high school was relocated to 1150 West Tenth Street during the 1960-61 school year to accommodate a rapidly growing number of students wishing to attend. The graduates of 2009-2010 will be the 115th graduating class at Corona High School.
Corona High School has a diverse student population of more than 3,200 students including; 4.3% African American and 54.0% Hispanic or Latino. White students make up approximately 35.1% of the student population.
As of 2005 it was reported that 45.1% of the students at Corona High School come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes. Although nearly half the students come from disadvantaged families, they comprise one of the highest graduation levels in the state with 94.6%.
Assertive Discipline at Corona High School is a consistency-based approach to classroom and school discipline. It is designed to create a positive educational atmosphere and provide educators with skills and confidence necessary to effectively reduce discipline problems. Every classroom has a set of assertive discipline program charts posted in the room. Teachers discuss the rules and the positive and negative consequences of the program with their students. The practices and procedures for discipline, tardiness, and truancy are aimed at teaching responsibility and building positive self-esteem. Each student receives the teacher's discipline plan included as part of the course syllabus. Corona High School exhibits pride, high morale, order and discipline, and respect for individual rights and responsibilities.
In the 2005-2006 school year there were a total of 337 suspensions and 20 expulsions at Corona High School, well below the District average.
Corona's course offerings reflect the diversity of the school community. Classes offered include career/technical classes, honors and advance placement, a four-year AVID program, English acquisition, sheltered classes in core subjects, visual and performing arts, and special education.
All students are offered a core academic curriculum which stresses academic excellence. Advanced Placement and honors courses are offered in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Science, and Foreign Language. Educational programs are provided to enhance the educational opportunities for disadvantaged, ESL, and Special Education students.
Students have the opportunity to enroll in advanced placement (AP) courses at Corona High School. Students who successfully pass an optional end-of-course exam generally receive college credit. Of the 302 Advanced Placement Exams taken in Music Theory, English Literature, French and Spanish Languages, Calculus, Sciences (such as Biology and Physics), and Social Sciences (such as European History and Psychology), 61% passed. The school district passing rate was 48.2%. The Riverside County, California state and national passing rates were 45.6%, 57.1%, and 59.6% respectively.
The instructional program at Corona High School is based on the State’s Academic Content Standards. Higher-level thinking skills are emphasized at all grade levels for all students. Teachers use criterion-referenced tests, teacher-made tests, common benchmark assessments, portfolios, and observations to assess student performance. Planning days and minimum days enable teachers to appropriately plan the cooperative delivery of instruction in support of the core curriculum to all students.
Teachers are an important part of the leadership of Corona High School. The staff serves on grade-level and subject-department teams to plan curriculum and recommend solutions to problems. Staff members communicate and learn from each other, both formally and informally.
Students with special needs are served in a variety of ways. The Student Study Team (SST) is a site-based group that works to provide modifications of and accommodations to the general education program. Modifications or accommodations could be provided by support personnel, such as school counselors, nurses, or psychologists. Intensive modifications/accommodations may require special education services which include, but are not limited to, special education itinerant services (for example, speech and language, adaptive physical education, occupational therapy), and resource specialists or special day class programs.
Corona High School offers a full range of sports, many of which have participated in CIF playoffs, and/or have won CIF Divisional championships. Booster clubs have added significant strength to many of the sports and organizations.
Corona High also offers an excellent performing arts program, with many diverse plays, musicals, five choirs, band, and video production which runs a live show daily.
Corona High School offers a broad range of clubs, societies, organizations and student interest groups which have continuously received District, Regional, Statewide, and in the case of History Day projects, National recognition.
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