Curriculum & Instruction
The mission of our Curriculum and Instruction department is to engage, develop, empower, promote, and enhance inclusive teaching and effective pedagogical practice to support All student learning, academic and language development, and college and career readiness.
Courses offered at our schools include Honors, Advanced Placement, a variety of electives, college preparatory, Dual Enrollment (students receive both college and high school credit) courses during the student's school day, and pathway courses specific to each respective school's Charter. All of our courses are A-G approved with the exception of Physical Education.
We offer language support through our designated English Language Development courses and in our integrated courses.
We strive to offer our students every opportunity to become biliterate and to earn the Seal of Biliteracy (SSB). Assembly Bill 815 (Brownley, Chapter 618) provides recognition to high school students who demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the California State Superintendent of Schools to graduating seniors, certifying proficiency in English and at least one other language.
- Completion of all English Language Arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in those classes.
- Proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:
- Passage of a world language Advanced Placement (AP) examination with a score of 3 or higher, or an International Baccalaureate (IB) examination with a score of 4 or more.
- Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language, attaining an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in that course of study, and demonstration of oral proficiency in the language comparable to that required to pass an AP or IB examination.
- Passing relevant AP test with a score of 3 or higher.
- Passing the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher.
- In addition to the requirements above, if the primary language of a pupil is other than English, he or she shall demonstrate English proficiency on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), or any previous or successor state English language proficiency assessment, in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive (California Education Code Section 51461).
Through relevant California standards-aligned curricula, thoughtful, considerate, and aligned professional development, and systematic analysis of data, TFHE’s Curriculum and Instruction Department supports engaging, rigorous, purposeful, differentiated, and personalized instruction and learning experiences for all, with a focus on English Language Learners(ELLs), so that all TFHE students will be college and/or career ready and armed with a postsecondary plan upon graduation.
Our adopted curricula for our core content areas is as follows:
2023-24 Teaching and Learning Professional Development Plan
Collectively Focused, Intentional, and Strategic.
PURPOSE: The goal of this year’s Teaching and Learning professional development series is to provide professional learning and collaborative opportunities that include strategies and techniques to positively impact student outcomes.