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The New School Year

Oct 01, 2018 06:40AM ● By Joe Alvarez

The New School Year

By Joe Alvarez


As we enter our new school year, I continue to honor and be in awe of our student body. We have 2,200 students and a positive and safe outlook for another great school year. Back to School Night was a success, and the campus was packed with committed parents and community members who were able to meet and interact with our fantastic teachers.  As I addressed our community, I reminded them of our strong commitment to excellence and Falcon pride and how each and every individual at College Park High School has the same goal: ensuring all of our students have great learning and career prep experiences inside and outside the classroom


In order to ensure all our students are learning at a high level, we continue to advance goals from last year through our Single Plan for Student Achievement, Western Accreditation for Schools and Colleges, and MDUSD Graduate Profile.  Simply put, I ask all students to: 1) Stay engaged in their education, 2) Get involved at CP, and 3) Have a plan of action. 


As part of what’s new for this school year, we continue to add advanced placement courses as well as define career technical pathways that will help ensure students are receiving the skills they need to be successful and college and career-ready. 


CPHS maintains academic results that far exceed state averages. The student body enjoys being challenged and uses their high school experiences not as a final destination but a springboard to being their best.  And our students are consistently accepted into colleges of their choice, leaving them feeling well-prepared for the choices they make in life.


As we strive to be a campus that is transparent with our goals and clear in our communication, I would like to invite you to subscribe to our REMIND text service. Please text @f84e9 to 81010. We will utilize this text service to remind our Falcon community of important upcoming information.


Lastly, I’d like to congratulate all our fall athletic teams as they have shown extraordinary success this year. This is not by chance but through planning and hard work. Please come by and enjoy our Friday Night Lights events as my personal guest and experience the Falcon spirit!


With appreciation,


Joe Alvarez