Prin­ci­pal touts open en­roll­ment for new Cas­taic High School

The Signal - - Front page - By Bren­non Dix­son Sig­nal Staff Writer

Cas­taic High School Prin­ci­pal Me­lanie Hag­man be­gan meet­ing with lo­cal fam­i­lies this week at var­i­ous ju­nior high and mid­dle schools to share the op­tions that will soon be avail­able to stu­dents at the Wil­liam S. Hart Union High School Dis­trict cam­pus.

“Me­lanie is con­tact­ing fam­i­lies and in­form­ing par­ents that Cas­taic High School is the only school that will have open en­roll­ment, so any­one can go there if they choose to,” Hart Dis­trict spokesman Dave Cald­well said. Not only is she pro­mot­ing the state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties, beau­ti­ful fea­tures and the largest cam­pus avail­able in the dis­trict, but also the iCAN academy, which

is a unique pro­gram that will al­low stu­dents to earn col­lege cred­its from the high school cam­pus.

Hag­man has pre­vi­ously said the cam­pus will also house ath­letic fields, a per­form­ing arts cen­ter and build­ings de­signed for Ca­reer Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion, among other pro­grams.

“The school will be the only school of­fer­ing open en­roll­ment, which means that it will ac­cept stu­dents who live out­side their bound­aries,” Cald­well said. “Fam­i­lies who are in­ter­ested should at­tend one of the meet­ings to learn more.”

Cas­taic High is ex­pected to open to ninth graders in the fall of 2019, ac­cord­ing to pre­vi­ous re­ports, but the open en­roll­ment ap­pli­ca­tion will be avail­able this Fri­day on the dis­trict web­site.

Ac­cord­ing to Cald­well, Hag­man will con­tinue meet­ing with par­ents next week, as she has plans to visit Placerita Ju­nior High School at 6:30 p.m.Tues­day, Cas­taic Mid­dle School at 6 p.m. Wed­nes­day and Sierra Vista Ju­nior High School at 6 p.m. Thurs­day, which will serve as the last of the planned meet­ings.

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