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Milpitas Unified (MHS) is 1 of 22 districts in the State that has been recognized by the College Board for simultaneously achieving increases in access to AP courses for a broader number of students and improving the rate at which our AP students have earned scores of 3 or higher on an AP exam. Our pass rate is 76%, much higher than CA as a whole and much higher than the international pass rate. We have been placed on the 3rd Annual Honor Roll. Congratulations to MHS.
4th Annual Battle of the Cupcakes will be on March 2. $50 prize for Best of Show. All students are eligible to participate. Applications are due by Wednesday, Feb. 24th. Packet with all information and application is attached.
Beginning Monday, March 8 at the Student Bank, sophomores may sign up for the PSAT at break and lunch. The cost is $25 and all students must present their MHS Student ID. The PSAT test is Thursday, March 3. See the attached flyer for more information.
There will be a free workshop for senior students and families to provide information and assistance in completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Milpitas High School on Monday, February 22, from 2-7 p.m.
Common Core Standards
California is among 44 states adopting Common Core Standards (CCS). These standards will encourage students to become self-directed achievers, effective communicators, and complex thinkers who are savvy information processors, creative, collaborative, and motivated workers who think clearly in new situations and be comfortable sharing their ideas.
The Mission of Common Core is to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. Students will develop skills in Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and creativity: the 4Cs. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and professional careers. With Common Core, our students will be prepared to be successful in the global economy.
At MHS there has already been an instructional shift – Common Core is a skill set that students at MHS have already been learning. The focus of the Common Core curriculum is Language Arts and Math. Students are taught skills in all subjects for gathering information from various sources and applying their knowledge in order to solve a problem. These skills will be tested with the new Smarter Balance assessments being administered to students throughout California in the spring of 2015.
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Milpitas Unified School District is now offering resources to parents on the topic of Digital Citizenship. These resources cover topics such as cyberbullying, protecting your child's reputation, online etiquette, respecting creative work, research skills, plagiarism, and more. For more information please access our Digital Citizenship page located in the Parent Resources section on the MUSD homepage. We will be constantly adding more resources and information to this part of our website as we get them.
Online Driver Education Course
This Online Drivers Education Course is approved by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. For more information or to register, click on the logo above or go to:
When registering make sure you complete the question that says:
An exciting new FREE Carpool program!
Check out the innovative new service - School Pool. School Pool helps us to reduce car trips to and from school and other activities, thus reducing traffic-related congestion and greenhouse–gas emissions. We encourage families to register online to join a School Pool to carpool, walk, or bike bike together to and from school with other interested families. It’s quick and easy:
Our School District and schools encourage you to take a minute to check out the exciting new School Pool program. You can request a School Pool match list of other families interested in carpooling, walking, biking or taking the bus together to school. Register at: https://www.schoolpool.511.org?client=mhs to help reduce greenhouse gases and traffic congestion in our community.
school. pool\verb\where families find others in their neighborhood to carpool, walk or bike together to and from school. Synonym:Rideshare, Carpool
Questions? Contact our School Pool organizer, Matt at [email protected]