We like to consistently and emphatically recognize the achievements of our students. We are proud of their accomplishments and want to continue to encourage positive growth and development. One of our recognition awards of our outstanding students is the Senior Student-of-the-Month.
Senior Student-of-the-Month (2015-2016):
September -- Jovanny Lopez
October -- Kyle Pagdayunan
November -- Jose Luis Mendoza
December -- Keely Watland
January -- Samantha Robbins
February -- Jahaira Calvo
March -- Robert Conner
The Seniors selected will earn a variety of goods, which is sponsored by the Hemet / San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce and Tahquitz ASB. For 2015-2016, the prizes include cap and gown, additional graduation tickets, backpack full of gift cards, gifts, and coupons, and invitation to an award breakfast.
Additionally, by winning a student-of-the-month award, you may enter to win Senior Student-of-the-Year, which will afford the winner a scholarship for college. Visit Ms. Arave, Counselor for application and more details. Congratulations, Seniors!
Riverside County Seal of Multiliteracy Process:
1) Submit an intent to apply form.
2) Complete an application and a 5-paragraph essay in English following the rubric (found on the website).
3) Be selected by a team of raters at the county office who review essays and determine if they are eligible to move on.
4) Participate in an On-Demand speaking and writing event in English and target language (Spanish for us).
5) Be selected by a team of raters at the county office to show proficiency in both languages.
We started with about 70 applicants, but then RCOE told us that only 11th and 12th graders would be accepted, which dropped us down to 52. After reviewing the essays, we were informed that 24 students would be moving on to the On-Demand event. 23 attended, and of the 23 who participated, 14 were selected to earn the honor (7 seniors / 7 juniors)! We are so proud of their accomplishment! 70-->52-->24-->23-->14
Our foreign language teachers helped students prepare for the event and develop their essays (Isabel Diaz, Jovanny Enciso, Michael Abeyta). Mr. Abeyta even drove a school van to bring students who didn't have rides, so they could participate in the On-Demand event. Last year we had two students earn this prestigious award, so the quantity increased by 700% for THS!
The ceremony to honor these students took place at RCOE on November 19th at 6:30 p.m.
Riverside County Seal of Multiliteracy Winners (2015-2016):
Alondra Mojica (12)
Joanna Gonzalez (12)
Emily Carrasco (11)
Edwin Dominguez (12)
Annette Echevarria (12)
Ricardo Flores (12)
Nayeli Islas (11)
Jennifer Reyes (11)
Rigoberto Reyes (12)
Elena Tovar (11)
Eric Urena (11)
Myrka Vega (12)
Fidel Villalobos (11)
Alexis Guerrero (11)
California State Seal of Biliteracy Process:
The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB), per Assembly Bill 815 (Brownley, Chapter 618, Statutes of 2011), became effective January 1, 2012. This program recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. The SSB will be awarded by the Superintendent of Public Instruction in accordance with specified criteria set forth in the legislation
The CDE will mail to the requestor one seal per eligible student to be affixed to the diploma or transcript.
Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is English:
Each of these three academic requirements shall be fulfilled.
- Students must demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English through one of the following methods:
- Students must have passed the California Standards Test (CST) in ELA (administered in grade eleven) at the “proficient” level.
- Students must have completed all English–language arts (ELA) requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in those classes.
- Pass a foreign language Advanced Placement (AP) exam, including American Sign Language, with a score of three or higher.
- Pass an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of four or higher.
- Successfully complete a four-year high school course of study in a foreign language and attain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in that course of study.
- If no AP examination or off-the-shelf language test exists and the district uses its own language examination, the school district must certify to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) that the test meets the rigor of a four-year high school course of study in that foreign language.
- If a district offers a language examination in a language in which an AP examination or off-the-shelf examination exists, the district language examination must be approved by the SSPI.
- Pass the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) II foreign language exam with a score of 600 or higher.
Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is not English:
If the primary language of a student in grades nine to twelve, inclusive, is other than English, the student shall also meet the following two academic requirements:
- Achieve Early Advanced proficiency level on the California English Language Development Test (CELDT), which may be administered an additional time, as necessary.
- Meet the requirements above as stated in 1, 2, and 3.
California State Seal of Biliteracy Winners (2015-2016):