Schoolwide Assessment Program
Each student at City High School, with the support of their advisor, maintains a portfolio that documents their learning and progress in all subject areas and skills, including mastery of state standards and the school’s Habits of Heart and Mind. Students engage in semester roundtables and division gateway exhibitions. In addition, there are other more traditional means of documenting and tracking individual student progress, including quarterly progress reports, semester grade reports and four-year transcripts. All students are also required to take the AIMS tests and the Stanford 10.
Semester Roundtable Conferences
All students are required to “host” a roundtable conference at the end of each semester. The student-led conference is facilitated by the student’s advisor and attended by parents, peers, and other teachers. Students discuss their development and mastery of City High School’s Habits of Heart and Mind by presenting evidence in the form of work they have done over the course of the semester.
Division Gateway Exhibitions
In order to move from one division to the next, students must demonstrate progress on all of the academic standards, a commitment to learning in all areas of the curriculum, and appropriate development of the habits of heart and mind. As part of the division gateway exhibition, students present evidence of their progress—in the form of portfolios—to an invited panel of parents, peers, and community members. Students use semester roundtable conferences to prepare for the more formal Gateway Exhibitions.