The Spartan Standard

Creating Coherent Systems That Promote Learning For All

Our Mission: Why We Do The Right Thing

The mission of Chula Vista High School, an academic and artistic community that celebrates its traditions, spirit, and diverse culture, is to ensure all students realize their highest aspirations through a system of learning distinguished by:

  • Academic rigor across the curriculum fostering lifelong intellectual curiousity
  • A climate of respect, fairness, equality, and security promoting individual confidence and responsibility
  • A culture of collaboration between school, family, and community
  • A proactive network of student support
  • Exciting, unprecedented opportunities for student involvement
  • Creative and artistic expression
  • State of the Art Technology

Something to Think About

"A teacher is engaged in high quality instruction when there are clear learning intentions and success criteria that is communicated to the students. Students are actively engaged in content conversations, "discovering" the content, guided by the teacher's questions to drive discussion forward, allowing the students themselves to validate both the content and their own learning. In addition, students are provided with opportunities for productive struggles and rich problems, presented in well-prepared lessons by teachers that utilize the entire classroom environment: group work, direct instruction, discussion, activation of prior knowledge, and lesson closure that incorporates some form of formative assessment."--adopted from Ramona Unified School District

Mary Rose's Schedule (Subject to Change)


Online Registration Begins

Monday, April 27: PLC Collaboration

8:30 Administrative Professionals Breakfast

9:30 Teacher Mtg.

10:30 Mtg. re: Fields

12:37 Teacher Mtg.

1:40 PLC Collaboration

3:00 A-Team

4:45 E. Leano

6:00 Board Mtg. (Honor Soccer Teams)

Tuesday, April 28: Reverse Minimum Day; CST; Performance Task Discussion

12:10 Teacher Mtg.

3:00 Graduation Speeches @ Rm. 1842

Wednesday, April 29: SBAC (11th Grade classes); Special Schedule Periods 0,1,3,5,7

3:30 Girls Lacrosse vs. OHS

Thursday, April 30: SBAC (11th Grade classes); Special Schedule Periods 0,2,4,6,7

7:00 Classroom visits

Friday, May 1:

7:45 Calendar

3:00 JV Softball vs. SUH; Baseball vs. MVH

Saturday, May 2:

8:00 Saturday School



Monday, May 4: PLC Collaboration

8:00 AP Chemistry; AP Environmental Science

3:00 A-Team

Tuesday, May 5: SBAC (11th Grade classes); Special Schedule Periods 0,1,3,5,7

8:00 AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC

12:00 Metro Directors Mtg.

5:00 Chula Vista Mayor's Office (MA Proclamation)

Wednesday, May 6: SBAC (11th Grade classes); Special Schedule Periods 0,2,4,6,7

8:00 AP English Literature & Composition

12:00 AP Physics 1

2:50 FAC Mtg. @ New Library

Thursday, May 7:

8:00 AP Spanish Language & Culture

12:00 AP Art History

9:00 Principal PLC

12:37 Dept. Chair Mtg. @ Learning Lab

3:00 Track vs. MVH

Friday,May 8: Out on Conference

7:45 Calendar

8:00 CALSA Conference

8:00 AP US History

Saturday, May 9:

8:00 Saturday School

Happy Administrative Professionals Week--CVH Time!

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They are the first staff our community comes into contact with when they come to our school. They are the welcomers, the buffers, the comforters, the fountain of information, the listeners, the sympathizers, and the workers. They invented multitasking--able to answer phones while typing, looking for information, or writing and still help teachers with their requests on top of all this. For all you do, our beloved Administrative Professionals, thank you! You are appreciated. Happy Week!

Kudos, Thanks, and Transitions

  • Congratulations to Michelle Spielman--her student did it again! Samantha Chaidez's art work was selected for the 2015 Groff Exhibition: A Juried Exhibition of the Finest High School Art in San Diego County. Her art work will be displayed at SDSU's Downtown Art Gallery from April 22-May 3. Kudos!
  • Congratulations to new Dads, Lou Rojas and Christian Nicely!
  • The Girls and Boys Soccer Teams will be honored by the Board of Trustees on Monday, April 27 for their CIF and State Championships, respectively. Congratulations again, to Coach Wayne Brewton and Coach Ruben Oliveira.
  • Kudos to Tony Atienza for hosting The Southern California Show Choir Invitational Saturday, April 18. There were 17 schools that came to compete.
  • A very big thank you to all teachers who helped DiAnne Cabe drive students to a very, very early but special breakfast to signify their acceptance to the ASB as cabinet members. Kudos to John McCourt, Tony Atienza, Matt Asano, Adam Nuncio, Patricia Wheatley, Dawn Arriola, and Aurelio Esparza for waking up extra, extra early to make this day special for next year's cabinet.
  • Kudos to the following teachers who showcased their talent and performed at this year's "The Show: Rock of Ages": Ross Mandell and his father, John Mccourt, and Adam Nuncio. Special thanks also go to the staff who assisted in the production and the judging: John McCourt, Matt Asano, and Marcia Bristol.
  • It was a special evening for our three students who competed and were honored at the Ben Vereen Awards held at the Balboa Theater. Thank you to the following staff who supported our students: Sharon Maley, Debbie Nevin, Barbara Schroeder, Valerie Ingram, and Charles Batchman.
  • Congratulations to Tony Atienza and The Main Attraction! They were recently honored by the Office of Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez for their achievements. Way to go!
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Walkthrough Foci

We will continue to deepen the implementation of our initiatives. As we walk through, we will give feedback on one of the following:

  • DLT
  • Use of Academic Language by students in speaking and writing
  • Structured Student Conversations
  • Monday: How is the time used to support/enrich student learning experiences?

PLC Collaboration

  • Please work on the agenda that you had agreed upon based on your last PLC collaboration.
  • A reminder that everyone is expected to stay on campus until the end of the PLC time. Thank you for your professionalism.
  • Please consult the handout given during the Pre-Service days if you need clarification on PLC tasks and products. In terms of Unit Planning, the instructional guides should serve as your guide.
  • Minutes and products should be uploaded to our CANVAS page. Please see your Curriculum Coach for assistance, if needed.

  • Thank you for your engagement and hard work!

For The Common Good

  • WASC Visiting Committee Report: The VC Report highlights will be reported to all staff in Smore format. Thank you for your patience.
  • Master Schedule: I am in the midst of getting some more input regarding student placement. Thank you for your patience. The counselors are working very hard. It is MY FAULT that loading the schedule has been delayed. Hilda and the counselors will attempt to load next week.
  • Patience: We all need it this time of the year.

Developing Metacognition