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About Our School

Courses Offered

Del Amigo Courses

  • English 10-12
  • Algebra I, Personal Finance
  • World History, US History, American Gov’t, Economics
  • Biology, Physical Science, Psychology, Health
  • Culinary, Art, Woodshop, Hospitality
  • Resource/Tutorial
  • Work Experience
  • Music

Attention Del Amigo Alumni

ATTENTION DEL AMIGO ALUMNI: We would like to extend an invitation to our alumni who would like to speak with our students regarding their post-graduation education and career path. Hearing from former Del Amigo students who are “making it” in the real world can be motivating and inspirational. If you are interested, please call Amy Gillespie at 925-855-2600.


 

Vision

 

Del Amigo High School Eagles represent a community of learners that are empowered through academic excellence, college and career readiness, and positive citizenship.

Del Amigo Facts

Del Amigo Facts 2017/18

Continuation public high school 10-12

Enrollment 16/17: 108     Class of 2017: 37

School Year: 4 quarters     School Day: 5 periods

Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20

Accreditation: Western Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges

Meal Benefits Program

Faculty:    Teachers: 7     Counselor: 1     Administrator: 1     Psychologist: 1     Classified Staff: 2     Para-Professional: 1

Del Amigo received Model Continuation High School recognition from the California Department of Education in March 2006

What is an Alternative Learning Environment

Community:  Del Amigo enrolls high school students who are at least 16 years of age and need support in order to get back on track toward graduation.  Most students apply to Del Amigo because of credit deficiencies or a desire to attend a school in a smaller setting that may address individual student needs in smaller classrooms. The school is located in the town of Danville, in the San Ramon Valley, a suborn community located approximately 35 miles east of San Francisco. A high percentage of its residents are business executives and professionals.

Curriculum:  Del Amigo offers Common Core based curriculum to students who have not been successful at the comprehensive high schools. At the end of each grading session, student achievement and progress is evaluated to determine appropriate class placement for the subsequent grading period. English and Math classes are offered at different degrees of challenge.

Graduation Requirements:  Students must earn 210 credits to graduate (courses completed with a grade of "D" of better). Credits must include: four years of English, two years of math, two years of science, three and a half years of social science, two years of physical education, one semester of health, and two yearsfrom two of the following: foreign language, fine art, or technical/visual-performing arts. 

“DAHS Eagles S.O.A.R. to success!"

All Del Amigo High School Eagles are:

Self-Disciplined

Organized

Aware

Responsible

Expected Student Learning Results

 

SCHOOLWIDE LEARNER OUTCOMES

SELF-DISCIPLINE- Demonstrate proper behavior without needing anyone else to provide direction. Del Amigo students will show they are self-disciplined by demonstrating their ability to control and motivate themselves, stay on track and do what is right.

 

ORGANIZATION– Organize time, obligations, and goal attainment through preparation and planning. Del Amigo students will show they are organized by using inventive thinking to solve problems in both academic and career settings.

 

AWARENESS- Aware of how our decisions and actions impact others and influence our ability to meet goals and expectations. Del Amigo students will show awareness through their digital literacy and use of technology as a learning tool.

 

RESPONSIBILITY –Responsible for all obligations including our obligation to live up to our potential. Del Amigo students will show they are responsible by exhibiting high productivity.

 

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) for Students

Del Amigo has a multi-tiered system to support students to include: a full time counselor (with a history of employment in Emergency Services), a part-time school psychologist, a part-time SCIP (School Counseling and Intervention Program) therapist and a part-time social worker. We have ERMS (Educational Related Mental Health Service) providers who meet with our high-risk students. Additionally, each teacher is assigned between 5-10 students to work closely with and monitor their social-emotional well-being and academic progress and attendance.

Students Agree

Students agree that success at Del Amigo is defined by
   • Going to class on time
   •Respecting oneself, peers, and staff
   • Feeling respected within the community
   •Cooperating with other students in
     classrooms to stay on task
   • Being productive and staying focused
   •Choosing self-discipline
   •Creating positive role models and
     developing leadership skills
   • Being trustworthy people

Dress Standards

The primary responsibility for student dress and appearance rests with the parents.  The primary purpose of school is education. Therefore, all aspects of school must be considered with that objective in mind. As a guide, students should be dressed in clothing that would be appropriate in the workplace.

Wearing apparel shall be neat, clean, safe, and not disruptive to instructional activities. All students must wear some form of shoes, sandals, or moccasins. Tattoos must conform to the dress code or otherwise be covered at all times.

Unacceptable clothing choices include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Crude or vulgar commercial lettering or printing, and pictures depicting occult messages, drugs, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, racial/ethnic slurs, unauthorized group affiliation or that are sexually suggestive, on shirts, sweatshirts and other wearing apparel are not acceptable.
  • Such items as beach attire, nightwear, bedroom slippers, or unsafe accessories are not allowed.
  • No spandex or lycra material shorts, skirts or dresses.
  • No bottoms or splits are to be shorter than where the student‘s fingertips reach when the arms and fingertips are fully extended on the sides.
  • Any clothing/accessory that may be deemed dangerous, i.e. chains, steel-toed boots, items with spikes or studs etc. are unacceptable.
  • Clothes, apparel or attire must be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. Clothing, apparel or attire that fails to provide adequate coverage of the body, including but not limited to, see -through, fishnet fabrics, tops that do not touch the top of the pants/skirts, tank tops, tube tops, halter tops, off the shoulder or low cut tops or dresses and sagging pants are not allowed.
  • No holes or tear that are revealing (i.e. tears above the finger tips).
  • Tank tops or T-Shirts with cut outs under the arms are not allowed.
  • Pants must be worn at the waist, not at the hips.
  • Sunglasses are not to be worn in the classroom.

Any student who deviates from the accepted standards set forth in this policy will be required to prepare properly for the classroom before being admitted. Refusal to cooperate will result in disciplinary action.  Dress Code