Shenandoah High School is a virtual high school offering students in 9th through 11th grades with small class sizes and individual learning plans and a curriculum that blends school based learning with work based learning. Along with core subjects the school offer video production.
Many students stated that the school lacks electives, extra curricular activities, sports and student clubs. Many would love to see other activities included into the curriculum and in before and after school programs. However, the curriculum and learning methods offered are excellent. Many parents are pleased with the choices offered but would also like to see more sports as some of their children are not getting enough exercise, which is a concern.
Quite a few parents expressed that the lack of teacher involvement is causing many students not to become productive members of society. Most were not happy that courses such as math and science were only available virtually without any teacher support at all. Other parents expressed they love the school and that their children are doing wonderful.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decline of 33 points to 705. Some parents expressed this is a sign that the teachers are not working with students as much as they should be in order for them succeed.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams was not available at this time.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing exams was not available at the time of this writing.
With the comments of parents and the scores not being available it would be in your best interest to speak with students that are attending the school and parents that have students enrolled to ensure the learning environment is one in which your child will excel before enrollment.
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Shenandoah High School
6540 Koki Ln.
El Dorado, CA 95623