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E-rate RFP#4-16/17
The link for RFP#4-16/17 E-rate Category 2 is found on the Technology Services page, under the Educational Services tab on the left.
CECA Spotlight - Running Club and Cross Country

On Tuesday, November  17, 2015, students from Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA) presented on the the Running Club and Cross Country Team to the Board of Education.
Future United States Citizens

Twelve students, representing five countries, from Judy Remele's Adult Education Citizenship Class are ready to take their naturalization test. The students have been studying for the past eight weeks to learn  US History, Civics, and US Geography. Additionally, the students practiced reading, writing, and interviewing skills; and listened to guest speakers from US Immigration Services as well as a new US citizen who shared about her naturalization experience.

Good luck to these excellent students. The United States will be a better country with them as citizens.

CAASPP Results and Resources


A Message About the CAASPP/Smarter Balanced results

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) monitors the results of the Smarter Balanced assessments that were administered this past Spring to gauge how well students are progressing toward college and career readiness with our new rigorous state standards.  The new tests measure real-world skills in English and math, such as application of knowledge, critical thinking, analytical reading, persuasive writing and complex problem solving.

Like the new academic standards, the new tests are too fundamentally different from the old exams to make any reliable comparisons between old scores and new.  In many cases, new textbooks and materials have only recently arrived at schools.  That's why this year's test results will only establish a baseline for the progress we expect students to make over time.

No student, parent or teacher should be discouraged by scores, which will never be used to determine whether a student moves on to the next grade.  Rather, the results will provide an opportunity to focus on the needs of students and support teachers and schools in their work.


YCJUSD developed a LCAP that better aligns the academic plan with the district expenditure plan that is approved by the Board of Education every June. Parents and other stakeholder groups participated in the development of the LCAP through participation in the community meetings.
The District provided opportunities for school communities to hear about the District’s current efforts to support youth and families and to provided input and feedback on future plans and opportunities. Sites also had the opportunity to work together in teams to share new ideas to support identified groups and to plan for site engagement and implementation.

2015-2018 LCAP (Board Approved June 23, 2015)
2015-2018 LCAP Board Presentation

Law and Public Safety Fair at YHS

"On Friday. May 29th, the Law and Public Safety students held a Safety Fair in the YHS Library. The LPS students researched topics that were of interest to them and created booths where they were the experts on the topics. Students chose topics ranging from Pool Safety to Search and Rescue. The LPS Academy also had live demonstrations at some booths on topics like CPR and First Aid, as well as the goggles that simulate the effects of alcohol when driving. Students invited other YHS students and advisory members to come down and see their projects and the library was full during both lunches at YHS."

1st Annual Senior Engineering Showcase

On Wednesday evening, the Senior Engineering students presented their innovative projects to parents, staff, and industry members in the 1st Annual Senior Engineering Showcase. Projects ranged from an automatic pet food feeder to an improved drift trike with brakes. Senior Engineering students were also recognized for their commitment to the Engineering Academy. Students who completed 3 or more years of the program will be wearing Engineering Academy stoles during graduation.

Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy

On Wednesday, May 27th,  60 students in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Academy participated in a Health Symposium as their final product for their second semester integrated project. Students came together to discuss their final determination of the cause of death for their fictitious deceased patient Anna Garcia. Throughout the year, HBS students reviewed autopsy reports, conducted various diagnostic tests in the laboratory, and examined medical history documents to reach a conclusion on the cause of death.

Mesa View Earns Gold Ribbon School Award

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced on Monday that Mesa View was one of only 373 secondary schools in California to earn the new Gold Ribbon School Award.  This puts Mesa View in the top 8% of all high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools in the state.  This recognition replaces the former "Distinguished School" award and is a prestigious honor.
Classified School Employee of the Year

Ana Madrid
Lead Caterer
Oak View High School 

Madrid was selected as the recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year in the category of child nutrition. For the past 10 years, she has worked as lead caterer at Oak View High. “Ana shows her kindness with patient and respectful interaction with the students every day and at every meal, and in doing so, the students’ show Ana respect,” wrote Ann Aguilar, Director of Child Nutrition for Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District, in support of Madrid.

About Our District
Yucaipa-Calimesa JUSD has been proudly serving students in Yucaipa and portions of Calimesa since 1911, when our first elementary school was opened on California Street as part of the newly formed Yucaipa Elementary School District. In 1963, the District reorganized as a Joint Unified School District and added instruction for the area’s secondary school students, who were previously served by a neighboring school district using a secondary school they built in the 1950's. That school, which is located on Sixth Street, is still in use today by our students.

YCJUSD students receive a high quality curriculum from some of the best teachers that the state has to offer. The district’s CAASPP test results regularly exceed those of the county of San Bernardino and, in many instances, those of the state as well. Each school has an active PTA/PTSA or PTSO, and area residents find that the collaboration among parents and school staff has a wonderful, open, small town feel to it. Students at all sites, including the adult school, follow the same calendar. The calendar for the current school year, including all holidays, vacation dates, and academic dates, is found under the "Calendars" tab on the left navigation bar on all of our web pages.

Textbooks, curriculum, and assessments across the district are consistent from school to school. This is helpful when students move between schools. Parents can be assured that there won’t be learning gaps for their students and that the education that children get at one site is as rigorous as it is in the neighboring schools. As new students enroll in the district, every effort is made to place them in their neighborhood school according to the boundary maps. If the grade needed is full at the neighborhood school, an alternate school site will be assigned until there is room available at the neighborhood school.

Beginning in 2011-2012, the Competitive Edge Charter Academy (CECA) operates as a dependent charter school. CECA is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme World School and the Middle Years Programme is an International Baccalaureate candidate school. All California content standards are included in the thematic-based instruction.
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