Area teachers nominated for awards
April 02, 2020
Justin Young, Social Studies and CAB instructor, for being selected as one of the 3 finalists for the Legler Benbough Award for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom for the 4th annual Teach for Innovation Awards. As a Google Certified Educator, Justin has infused the use of technology into Civic, Economics, US, World, and CAB courses. These efforts have included multimedia presentations, survey analytics, stock market research, tracking and reporting, and collaborative project based learning.
USD Intern at Urban Corps
November 14, 2017
Max Saenz is a freshman at the University of San Diego pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Max comes to UCCS via collaboration with USD’s Community Engaged Learning Department. Monday through Friday each week, Max completes 20 hours of college work-study participation by tutoring corpsmembers in mathematics to help them earn their high school diploma and inspire them to pursue a college education. Max is originally from Ensenada, Mexico, but has lived in Hemet, CA since 2009.
AT&T Supports C2C
July 19, 2016
Congressman Scott Peters stopped by for a check presentation with AT&T's Ignacio de la Torre and Christine Moore. AT&T contributed $25,000 to Urban Corps of San Diego County to support its Corps-to-Career program, which helps at-risk youth transition to higher education and the workforce after participating in the organization’s high school diploma and job training program. Many thanks to AT&T for their recent and long-term support of our youth!
URBAN CORPS CHARTER SCHOOL’S ACADEMIC PROGRAM RECOGNIZED WITH 6-YEAR WASC ACCREDITATION
Urban Corps Charter School is pleased to announce that it has received Six-Year Accreditation Status from the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC). The WASC Commissioners determined UCCS meets criteria for accreditation after a lengthy review process based on reports and information provided by the school, including a self-study report and a satisfactory completion of an on-site accreditation visit.
“It’s an honor to receive this level WASC accreditation,” says Dan Thomas. “School staff has worked diligently to create a quality educational experience for Corpsmembers and this status is the official nod of a job well done.”
ACS WASC accreditation is a process schools use to monitor student learning and set school improvement goals. ACS WASC accreditation is an ongoing cycle of quality. Schools assess their program and the impact on student learning with respect to the ACS WASC criteria and other accreditation factors. Every six years, accredited schools conduct a self-study and host a self-study visit. The process culminates in the refinement of a schoolwide action plan. Throughout the accreditation cycle, schools are expected to address the schoolwide action plan and demonstrate evidence of student achievement and school improvement as well as provide reports and reviews throughout the six-year cycle.
CORPSMEMBERS MEET EMPLOYERS AT URBAN CORPS CAREER FAIR
July 22, 2016
The Corps-to-Career Department recently held a Career Fair on campus attended by numerous local employers and job training organizations. Current corpsmembers, alumni, and youth community members were invited to explore careers and training opportunities, submit resumes, and inquire and apply for current openings.
Career Fair attendees included Cintas, Mission Federal Credit Union, U.S. Army, Goodwill, Grid Alternatives, U.S. Navy, City of San Diego Park and Recreation, U.S. Marines, Erickson-Hall Construction Co. So. Cal. Laborers Apprenticeship, California Hair Design Academy, and Access among others.
CONGRATS TO THE CLASS OF 2016!
June 22, 2016
THANK YOU TO OUR GRADUATION SPONSORS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERS!!
Mission Federal Credit Union
Chuck Faith, Faith Insurance
Special thanks to:
City Heights Community Development Corp.
Michael & Christie Meehan
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
The Monjazeb Family
The UCCS Board:
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