Welcome to Secondary Education
Folsom Cordova Unified School District middle and high schools prepare students for post-secondary life, in particular, college, careers, and responsible citizenship. Generally, all 6th-12th graders enroll in the core classes of English, social studies, science, mathematics, physical education, health, world languages, and electives. Students in good standing may select course options that dovetail with individual student goals and future plans.
Pathways, comprehensive programs of study that connect learning in the classroom with real-world application outside of school, have been implemented at the middle schools, comprehensive high schools and continuation high schools. Examples include agriculture sciences, careers in education, culinary design, engineering, global studies, health and fitness, information technology, media design, visual and performing arts, and ROTC.
New programs have been implemented in our secondary schools. Mitchell Middle School and Cordova High School host the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Middle Years program (MYP) for the 6th-10th graders. Eleventh and twelfth graders at Cordova High School may pursue the prestigious IB Diploma Program (DP). Additional program options include: Global Program Studies (GPS) at Folsom High School, STEM Academy at Mills Middle School, Spanish acceleration at Sutter and Mills Middle Schools, and Air Force ROTC at Cordova High School.
The Board of Trustees approved new graduation requirements, effective with the class of 2017. These include geometry, a third year of science or a career technical education (CTE) course. For additional information, link to the Graduation Requirements or Career Technical Education sites.
In addition to challenging coursework, pathway program and co-curricular activities, the following are also components of secondary schools: counseling services, summer school remediation and enrichment programs, support for students with disabilities, interventions in math and ELA, advisories, History Day, Science Fair, Project Lead the Way, and Visual and Performing Arts competitions.
Secondary Advisory Committees exist for curriculum (CAC), students (SAB), career technical (CTE), and alternative education.
For information regarding Multi-Tiered System of Supports, please refer to the California Department of Education's link: Definition of MTSS