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Polytechnic Freshman Center Vision:

       The Freshman Center is a specialized one year program designed to give every ninth grade student the tools they need to be successful in high school, college, and the workplace. Mission: Major objectives are on-time tenth grade matriculation, on-time high school graduation, successful foundation in essential academic skills, completion of A-G requirements and preparation for college, and successful transition to high school with social, emotional, and academic support as needed. Philosophy: All entering ninth graders (except Magnet students) are automatically enrolled in the Freshman Center in a concerted, collaborative effort to help them acquire the necessary foundation skills to allow them to succeed in high school and beyond. The curriculum includes a full year of English and math (stressing literacy and numeracy), science, physical education, geography, college preparation, health and life skills. At the Freshman Center the expectation is held that all students will pass all their classes and matriculate on to the tenth grade in one year’s time. Studies show that a student who progresses with his peers to tenth grade with the proper amount of credits in one year is 85% more likely to graduate on time. Good work habits and study skills are emphasized, and a variety of Beyond the Bell intervention options, both after school and during intersession are offered.
JHF Polytechnic High School Freshman Center
8601 Arleta St., Sun Valley, CA 91352
Phone: (818) 759-5800
Fax: (818) 252-7552