Class of 2024!
WELCOME ...to your freshman year at CVHS! We are SO very glad to have you become part of our Carnegie community. Carnegie is a nationally-ranked, rigorous program that is the home to a 100% Gifted & Talented population.
A CVHS freshman typically takes SEVEN courses. This year we are on a rotating block schedule. "Odd days" you will have 90 minute periods 1, 3, 5, 7 and then "Even days" you will have periods 2, Advocacy, 4, 6. Pre-AP English I, Pre-AP Biology, AP Human Geography, Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra 2 (depending on what was taken in 8th grade), Physical Education (PE), Art I or Theatre I, and Spanish I or II, French I or II.
A typical CVHS day/night includes homework. Amounts vary by course load, individual teacher, previous preparation, and student work habits. Loads may vary from one to four hours per day, including weekends. Please encourage your child to talk to their teacher if they are feeling overwhelmed or if they are falling behind. Our teachers WANT to help your student succeed! All teachers will have their email info posted in their classroom, as well as on their syllabus.
Since most students do not live nearby, clubs usually meet during the 90-min. lunch period. Theatre and sports regularly meet after school.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
It is very important for you to remember that your school already provides you with multiple tools for success:
YOUR FRESHMAN TEACHER TEAMAntonio Arredondo: Biology and ChemistryRachel Bohenick: English 1 and PhotogtraphyJulea Brode: Algebra 1 and 2Jamie Ford: Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, Scientific Research & DesignClaire Gueneau: French 1 and Spanish 1Charlotte Haney: AP Human Geography, 1968, World WarsSanjog Kulkarni: GeometryAbderahman Lamane: Physical Education, Health, WeightliftingJosephine Lee: English 1 and JournalismAmalia Masiglat: AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, BiologyRaymond Rodriguez: Art 1 - 4Steward Savage: Theatre Arts I-III, Tech Theatre I-II, Shakespeare, Productions I-IIPatricia Savala: French I-III, AP French LanguageColleen Schmidt: AP Human Geography, AP Computer Science PrinciplesMiyuki Scott: Physical Education, Dance, Health, Spirit Team, VolleyballVeronica Vence: Spanish 2 and 3
- a complimentary student planner (for organizing your responsibilities and assignments)
- a campus-wide retake policy for two assessments per cycle (quiz/test)
- National Honors Societies can also provide peer tutors by content area: English, Math, Foreign Language, etc.
- an amazing guidance counselor support team!
- a supportive faculty (always know when to ask for help -- our doors are always open to you)
- a helpful administration (they are always available to help/advise you as needed)