More and more students are taking classes away from Newsome High School. At present, we have 820+ periods affected by approximately 400 students leaving Newsome at some point during the school day. This means that many young people are off campus in unsupervised activities. Many students are pursuing college classes off campus, virtual school opportunities, or involvement in our job training programs. We encourage parents to monitor their child's progress (with the help of a counselor), to be involved in scheduling decisions, to have awareness of where their children are, and to reflect on the impact these off campus experiences to college and career planning. Overall, this results in a large population of students being at home and in our community. More and more students are pursuing non-challenging/non-college preparatory virtual classes for the purpose of leaving Newsome.
Newsome High School will always push students to take the most challenging classes they are capable of.