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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 1/14/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Donald C. Jamison High School (JHS) is the continuation high school for Lemoore Union High School District, (LUHSD), which began serving Lemoore area students in October 1991, as part of the Gertrude F. Gundacker Community Education Center. JHS is located east of Lemoore High School and serves students in grades eleven and twelve. JHS is named in honor of Donald C. Jamison, the first principal and pioneer of continuation education our school district. Mr. Jamison was the principal of the former South High School from 1974, until his retirement in 1983. It was said that Mr. Jamison was a fierce defender and advocate of "his kids" at South High and he was committed to providing guidance and nurturing that ensured the success of each of his students. His philosophy of supporting students continues today at JHS.
JHS has six full-time teachers on campus, plus one part-time Special Education teacher and an Eminence counselor. Our Eminence counselor is on campus all day dependent on enrollment in our Strategies for Success course. In addition to the teachers, we have a support staff that includes a part time registrar, full-time attendance secretary, principal's secretary, counselor and, principal.
The school year is divided into three twelve week trimesters. The twelve-week trimester system works well for our students because they can meet their educational goals at a faster rate than the traditional semester system. The school day consists of six, sixty minute periods. The sixty minute periods allow teachers to implement hands on project based assignments that correlate to the common core standards. The majority of our students are full day students, while others have a modified schedule based on their academic and/or personal needs. The school wide average teacher to student ratio is one teacher to approximately twelve students. The smaller number of students per class provides the opportunity for teachers to build strong working relationships in the classroom.
The curriculum at JHS has been designed around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers post and explain the learning objectives covered in each lesson throughout the school year. In doing so, the students can connect to the objectives being taught and understand the importance and connection to the annual Smarter Balanced Performance Assessment. The staff ensures that all students will be able to meet school-wide expectations by designing lessons that address the varying learning modalities. The variety in lessons gives auditory learners, visual learners, and kinesthetic learners the opportunity to experience a rigorous standards based curriculum while not feeling overwhelmed by the academic process. In the common core units of study, lessons require students to conduct research to answer the essential questions.
JHS students are offered a variety of curriculum to meet their graduation requirements. In order to graduate, students must successfully complete 220 credits in the required and elective courses, complete 40 hours of community service, and pass the Senior Exit Interview. Along with the core curriculum, JHS offers a variety of elective classes, such as, Criminal Law, Forensics, Art, Independent Living, Drama Productions, Art History, Multi-media, Consumer Math, Leadership, Physical Education, Strategies for Success, a web based credit recovery class called Edgenuity, and also a Graphic Design and Screen Printing class called Jamison Enterprises Students can also engage in our sports program. We offer co-ed volleyball, soccer, basketball and slow pitch softball.
JHS appreciates the technological demands that will be placed upon students exiting high school. In order to prepare students for such demands, classrooms are equipped with internet capable laptops or Chromebooks to assist students with internet research skills needed to complete assignments. There is a campus computer lab that is capable of servicing an entire class. JHS classrooms have LCD projectors, document cameras, SMART boards, and response clickers.
Jamison High School strives to become an innovator for continuation schools by providing students with research based education to produce graduates with the academic, technological, and social skills to become integral parts of society.
The mission of Jamison High School is to provide a quality education for students needing an alternative to a traditional high school setting. Jamison fosters the philosophy that all students can learn in an environment where they are valued and given differentiated instruction. The staff at Jamison is committed to preparing and supporting students to earn a high school diploma, compete in a competitive job market, and become productive and ethical members of their communities.
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
Get on “TRACK!”
T Technology – be proficient in state of the art technology
- Classroom Applications
- Graphic Design
R Readiness – be ready for the next step
- Career Day
- Senior Portfolios
- Senior Exit Interviews
- Next Step Visitations (Colleges, vocational programs, etc.)
A Achievement – earn a diploma
- Credit Requirements
- Community Service
C Citizenship – become involved in the community
- Senior Center
- Special Olympics
- Community Service
K Knowledge – demonstrate proficiency of the curriculum
- Common Core State Standards
- Summative & Common Formative Assessments
Core Values: Quality education is the result of motivated students, well-prepared staff members, supportive parents and engaged citizens. The following beliefs, values, and commitments provide the cornerstone for delivering a quality education to each and every student.
We believe all students have a fresh start upon enrollment.
We believe each student can learn and reach his/her highest potential
We believe staff makes a difference, ensuring all students can get back on TRACK in a safe and quality
We believe each student is unique and we must maintain clear and high expectations for all learning
We believe in a partnership with the community and instill a lifelong commitment to community service.
We value the input of parents, students, staff, and the community in the decision making process. We value uniqueness of each student and the talents they bring with them.
We value rigor and relevance in both the instruction and assessment of our students.
We value respect for and accountability from all members of our community.
We are committed to preparing our students for the "Next Step".
We are committed providing the structure needed for successful learning in and outside the classroom.
We are committed to providing our students the experience and connections necessary to become responsible members of society.
We are committed to continuous improvements and constant evaluation to maximize our students' performance.
Last updated: 1/14/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/14/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||9.8 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||7.3 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||69.5 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.0 %|
|Two or More Races||0.0 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||91.5 %|
|English Learners||15.9 %|
|Students with Disabilities||6.1 %|
|Foster Youth||2.4 %|