The Orland School District will be the premier educational learning community in Northern California. Each student will be inspired to achieve to his or her maximum potential through an enriching and challenging instructional program. Creative talents and abilities of students will be nurtured through a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that includes the application of skills in real world settings, career exploration, fine arts, foreign language and a rich array of elective offerings. Our students will be well prepared academically, socially and emotionally for success in high school and beyond.
All students will be provided with the support necessary to achieve success. The future development of a Pre-K program will ensure that students entering kindergarten will have a strong foundation of academic and social skills. Student assessments will provide early identification for students in need of additional academic support. Individual and small group instruction will target the specific needs and learning styles of all students. Before and after-school programs will extend the learning day. Celebrations and recognition for student achievement will be commonplace. The district will meet and exceed all state and federal growth targets for student achievement.
A visit to our schools and classrooms will demonstrate a safe learning environment where students thrive. Teachers will have the necessary materials and training to fully implement and enrich the district curriculum. Well-stocked school and classroom libraries will provide students with an abundant treasure of literature to enjoy. Cafeteria workers, teachers and parents will support healthy eating with a variety of nutritional choices. Curriculum specialists in fine arts, library media and physical education; support personnel in libraries, computer labs and classrooms; and parent volunteers will work seamlessly with teachers.
Mutual respect will be the hallmark of all interactions between members of the school community. Appreciation for diversity and the uniqueness of each individual will be fostered through the collaborative work of students, parents and teachers.
All students will use technology daily as a tool for learning and productivity. Instructional technology will be integrated into lessons and activities throughout the day, opening the doors to the world and the future for our students.
Partnerships between the home and the school will be exemplary. The development of Web-based communication tools will allow parents access to current grades, attendance and instructional information. Schools will provide parent education resources and activities to maximize the power of parents and schools working together. Strong partnerships with businesses and the community will provide additional fiscal and volunteer support for our students.
The district will exercise fiscal prudence, ensuring "excellence in education" for all students, proactively securing all available national, state and local funds. Student learning will be the obvious business of the district with all resources directed toward this goal.
Board approved: 8/10/09
The Orland Unified School District is dedicated to achieving high standards in curriculum, instruction, performance and personal behavior. It is our goal that each student achieves academic excellence and develops respect for self and others to become contributing members of our culturally diverse society. The responsibility for the development of these qualities in all students is accomplished through a cooperative effort among students, parents, staff and community.
|Orland Unified School District is located in Glenn County, about 100 miles north of Sacramento, in the fertile Northern Sacramento River Valley. Interstate 5 passes through Orland and offers good views of the widely diverse agricultural activities that provide a strong economic base for the area. A strong sense of community pride makes Orland a great place to live, grow and raise children. The city of Orland is a family-oriented community with excellent schools, many churches, a well-managed city library, civic-minded service organizations, and strong law enforcement. The Orland Volunteer Fire Department has provided fire protection to city and rural residents for over 75 years.
|We believe that the highest levels of academic, social and emotional growth for all students occur when:
We believe that all students can achieve to their maximum potential when:
- Schools are welcoming places, providing a nurturing learning environment that ensures physical and emotional safety.
- All members of the school community strive for unity and embrace diversity.
- Mutual respect between parents, students, teachers, support staff and administrators creates an environment in which teamwork and collaboration thrive.
- Self-esteem and self-respect are enhanced through achievement.
We believe the shared responsibility for student success is built on a foundation that includes:
- Instructional strategies target individual needs, abilities and learning styles.
- Current technology is used to support and enhance student learning.
- High quality, well trained, caring and compassionate teachers, support staff and administration.
- Strong connections between the school and home, recognizing that parents play a vital role both as teachers and partners with the school in the growth and development of their children.
- A district culture in which trust, kindness, honesty and open communiocation are valued and practiced daily.
|Our school district is comprised of 2300 K-12 students in seven schools, plus independent study:
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- 2 elementary schools (K-2 & 3-5)
- 1 intermediate school (6-8)
- 1 high school (9-12)
- 1 continuation high school (9-12)
- 1 community day school 7-12
- Independent study program
- The District is proud that it has maintained a class size ratio that is among the lowest in the area.
- In addition, we maintain a full K-12 music program (K-12 vocal and 5-12 instrumental), with substantial help from the Orland Music Boosters organization.
- An extensive vocational education program at Orland High School offers a variety of classes from woodshop, welding and auto shop to web design and retail.
- Orland High School is one of the only schools in the area to offer students behind-the-wheel drivers' training at no cost.
- Advanced Placement classes are offered for college-bound students.
- Wide-ranging, competitive sports program includes swimming, golf, tennis and soccer.
- Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is a special class for disadvantaged students with college potential.
- Counseling services are available for students in grades 6-12.
- Award-winning Agriculture Program including livestock facilities and an experimental farm project through the University of California.
- Through an active partnership with Butte College and California State University, Chico, Orland High students can concurrently enroll in and receive credit for college courses.
- Students take field trips to Monterey, Yosemite, Ashland and San Francisco.
- Positive relationships exist among administration, employee groups and parents (Interest-Based Bargaining is used for negotiations and other issues.)
- Teachers and administrators receive State and National Honors.
High Academic Standards
|Orland Unified is dedicated to achieving high standards. The state standards are taught at all grade levels with state-approved, newly-adopted textbooks and supporting materials. For example, these world-class standards start kids learning algebra concepts in the first grade. Sophisticated computer software tracks each student's progress, so that academic programs can be tailored to meet individual needs. The District plans to offer this software to parents, so they can participate more fully in their child's education.
Since the Orland schools are now unified, curriculum articulation allows future teachers to build on the successes of the past. The goal is to provide seamless transitions between all levels of education, so that students do not experience gaps or unnecessary overlaps in their learning.
|The District has over 600 network-ready computers connected to a district-wide network. Network connections are used for Internet research, classroom instruction and communication among classrooms.
We also have automated attendance and reporting, automated access to media center resources, and a District intranet for administrative and academic communication.
|Orland High School maintains a full slate of athletic teams for both men and women, with 13 varsity sports. The high school is a member of the Westside League of the North Section of the California Interscholastic Federation.
The Orland Athletic Boosters organization donates a substantial amount of time and money to benefit the Orland High School interscholastic athletic program.