On behalf of the Kinney High School staff, teachers and administration, I would like to welcome you to the 2016 - 2017 school year!
Here at Kinney, we believe that Coyotes HOWL!
(Our students are Honest, Open and Willing to Learn)
Kinney High School is an alternative place for learning that provides a safe, caring environment where students can improve their academic, personal and social skills to become positive, productive members of society. We offer smaller class sizes, emphasize personal responsibility and establish a safe and nurturing climate that enhances self-esteem. We have numerous resources to assist students including our SNAP mentoring program, Another Choice Another Chance counselor, two marriage family therapists (MFTs) and smoking cessation workshops. We are proud of our highly successful CTE programs in metal fabrication and our new Culinary program.
Students may earn credits in four ways:
Students must complete all 15 lessons. If students have good (80% or higher) attendance and complete all the classroom work, they will earn 1.0 credit in the three week period. If they miss a day or fail to complete an assessment they will be required to make that assessment up in order to move on to the next unit. Students may be required to attend additional classes to make up missing assessments. Having good attendance is crucial for class completion. The choice to not work in class is NOT an option! All students are required to stay on task for each class period.
Students may earn one elective credit at the monthly Saturday sessions.
Students may earn credits by demonstrating subject matter competency by challenging classes. (Students may only challenge a course they have not previously taken).
A student may complete homework assignments in addition to earning credits by working in class. To receive homework, the student must (1) complete the classroom assignment that day, and (2) ask the teacher(s) for homework. If a student completes a homework assignment every day in addition to daily work in class, he/she could complete a five (5) credit report card in less than a semester.