Meeting planned for new high school in Jefferson County
Jan 15,2007 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

The Jefferson County School District is hosting a public meeting designed to provide information about Willow Creek Community High School, a new school slated to open in the 2007-2008 school year.

The meeting will be held Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons of Jefferson County Middle School.

Willow Creek Community (WCC) High School is specifically designed to be a small school with a focus on:

• building strong positive relationships so we know our students’ needs and interest well

• making learning meaningful through internships in the community

• preparing for college and careers with help from advisors

WCC is designed after other successful small schools that are based upon researched best practices that have the following characteristics:

• personalized education: starting students at their academic level

• academic rigor: focus on quality not just finishing work

• family involvement

• learning through career internships at local businesses and agencies

• learning through student interests

• emphasis on reading, writing, and math at students’ level

• tutorial and small group work

• small class sizes: 15 to 1 student to teacher ratio

• credit and grading is by proficiency work and portfolios

• strong college readiness & career planning

• college classes taken with advisor support