Welcome to Citrus Hills Intermediate School for the 2016-2017 school year. As we begin another year, we continue to experience new things throughout our school as we continue to update and improve our school-wide technology (additional student computer labs, installation of campus security cameras, and laptop carts for use in our Language Arts classrooms). We are preparing to welcome approximately 600 7th graders with our WEB (Where Everyone Belongs) Program. We anticipate having an enrollment of approximately 1,250 students. While we are still a large intermediate school we will continue to explore ways to ensure the success of all our students by continuing to offer a variety of structures to support our students.
To foster better communication and support for our students and their families, we are organized into 7 general education interdisciplinary teams (three 7th grade, three 8th grade, and one 7th/8th grade split team). Each team is comprised of a Language Arts, Math, History, & Science teacher who share a common group of students. At its most basic level, each team utilizes their common planning time to coordinate team activities (e.g., homework, tests, schedules, special projects), integrate curriculum, monitor student success, and communicate with parents. Additionally, we provide numerous student support opportunities for our students: intervention classes, lunch academy, after-school study hall, academic Saturday school, and enrichment opportunities. We continue to offer numerous curricular and co-curricular programs to ensure high school success and begin preparation for college and career.
I encourage all of our students and parents to get involved in your school. For our students, we offer a wide variety of social and academic programs (band, choir, ASB, yearbook, PALS, WEB, AVID, NJHS, and many others) that will enhance their intermediate school experience. I encourage our parents to continue to actively participate in the education of their child by joining PTSA, Booster clubs, and participate in our school many activities to support our students.
Our staff is committed to ensuring the success of our students and school. We look forward to having you and your student help us contribute to our future successes. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself or any of our fabulous staff members. Have a wonderful 2016-2017 school year!
Principal, Citrus Hills Intermediate School