LET'S RETHINK HIGH SCHOOL

IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTS

Virtual Back to School Night

Hello! We are very excited for our Virtual Back to School Night event happening today, Thursday, September 2nd from 5:00 - 6:55 pm on Zoom! Please login to Zoom by 5:00 pm at the link: bit.ly/circuloscommunity

Hola Padres,

¡Estamos muy emocionados de nuestro evento de regreso a la escuela virtual por la noche! Sera el próximo jueves 2 de septiembre de 5:00 – 6:55 p.m. via Zoom. Por favor inicie el enlace de Zoom antes de las 5:00 p.m.

Este es el enlace: link: bit.ly/circuloscommunity

2021 - 2022 Bell Schedule

Our 2021 - 2022 bell schedule is here! See the image above or go to our Bell Schedule Page here.

¡Nuestro horario de campana 2021 - 2022 está aquí! Vea la imagen de arriba o vaya a nuestra página de horarios de campana aquí.

Meet your teachers!

Hello students and families:

Join us on Zoom on Friday, August 6th from 11:00 - 11:30 am to meet your teachers and support staff who will ensure you have an awesome year of learning! This event will be on Zoom at bit.ly/circuloscommunity.

Hola estudiantes y familias:

¡Únete a nosotros en Zoom el viernes 6 de Agosto de 11:00 a 11:30 am para conocer a sus maestros y personal de apoyo que se asegurarán de que tenga un año de aprendizaje increíble! Este evento estará en Zoom en bit.ly/circuloscommunity.

Program Verification (Orientation)

Hello students and families:

Come to our NEW ADDRESS on Wednesday, August 4th (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) OR Thursday, August 5th (1:00 - 3:00 pm) to verify your courses, pick up Círculos swag and books, and check out Chromebooks. 

New Address (Walker Elementary): 811 E Bishop St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Hola estudiantes y familias:

Ven a nuestra NUEVA DIRECCIÓN el miércoles 4 de Agosto (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) O el jueves 5 de Agosto (1:00 - 3:00 pm) para verificar tus cursos, y recoger camisas de Círculos, libros, y Chromebooks.

Nueva Dirección (Walker Elementary): 811 E Bishop St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 
OUR CORE INNOVATIONS
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SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

Students learn in non-hierarchical circles, where every voice is heard and valued, whether it is a Socratic seminar discussion or a listening session. Circles provide students a platform to cultivate their voice. In order to facilitate the best learning environment, class sizes are small, with tutors, teachers, and curriculum specialists guiding each student's learning journey. 

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FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Students are given the tools and opportunities to become independent and critical thinkers through flexible schedules, where students are creating personal goals and self-selecting small group, 1:1 mentorship, intervention, or enrichment sessions to enhance their learning journey. Schedules are created with students' personal learning profiles and goals in mind.

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PLACE x PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Students spend 6 hours a week outside of the classroom on place-based excursions, where students make connections with community partners, such as local businesses, design firms, labs, universities, arts institutions, and public health centers to research issues that matter to their lives, their community, and their world. At Círculos, learning experiences are authentic and based on real-world issues, place is viewed as text, and the city as our classroom. 

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COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING

Curriculum is curated and designed to prepare students to grow within our 12 Círculos Competencies. Each competency is developed over a period of time and assessed based on specific criteria and skills. Students and teachers document learning to produce a "defense of learning" that exhibits students' levels within each competency.