Preparing students to learn, grow, thrive and achieve life-long success

Golden Hills Community School

VISION STATEMENT

We are a professional teaching and learning community that works to implement effective instructional strategies that will enable every student to be successful. We believe every student can become successful 21st-century critical thinkers and learners who have the potential to graduate from high school, go to college and/or trade school and be positive contributing citizens to our community.
MISSION STATEMENT
The Golden Hills Community School provides every student an equal opportunity to an enriched education where they are challenged to meet and exceed their individual potential in a safe and structured environment.
Program Overview

Golden Hills Community School students receive a rigorous education, which enables them the opportunity to earn course credits toward meeting their district’s graduation requirements. Students who are deficient in academic course requirements also have the ability to recover credits through SCOE's Distance Learning Program. We provide instruction in all four core subject areas, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, and Science, in addition to English Language Development (ELD) to prepare them for their return to a comprehensive high school.

One of our goals is to create a safe and secure learning environment in which students can thrive socially and emotionally and be academically successful. Students attending Golden Hills Community School are provided wrap-around services to ensure they are building resiliency and other life skills to prepare them to meet life’s challenges. Developing social and emotional competence is as important as academic success for our students.

Partnerships

Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD)
Placement at the Golden Hills Community School is a collaborative decision with the FSUSD Student Services Department.

Solano County Probation Department
Direct referrals to Golden Hills Community School are made through the FSUSD. An on-site Probation Officer is assigned a caseload for the purpose of ongoing monitoring of student progress toward completing probation requirements.

Support Services

Program Manager, Educational Options
Provides leadership and intervention in the areas of instruction, curriculum, supervision, and student support.

Career Development with Career Technical Education Partnership
Career classes, designed to prepare students to enter the workforce, include training in résumé writing, interviewing techniques, and workplace etiquette.

Foster and Homeless Youth Services
Students receive individual case management. Level one case management consists of academic support plans, vocation preparation, and connection to supplemental resources. Students assessed to fall within the Response to Intervention and Instruction tier will receive level two case management to address social and emotional wellbeing.

Students are provided support of basic school necessities.

Student Support Specialist
Students work with the Student Support Specialist to develop a transition plan that supports the completion of their district-issued rehabilitation plan. The transition plan includes goals for academic achievement as well as social, emotional, and behavior intervention. The Student Support Specialist also provides intervention supports for the student including social-emotional, attendance and community referrals.

School Setting
  • Small class size, 24:1 ratio
  • Paraprofessionals in each classroom
  • Safe and secure campus
Community Services Opportunities

Referrals include a requirement for community service to increase students’ resiliency and empathy. Students have the option to participate in community service opportunities at Golden Hills. Additional community resources are available upon request.

Technology
  • Computer stations in every classroom
  • Interactive technology in every classroom including SMARTboards and SMART clickers
  • Computer labs