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June 28, 2017
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What Does It Mean To Be College Ready?

 

The student….

·         self-monitors behaviors and habits

·         maintains self-control

·         uses sound study skills

·         has developed successful work habits

·         uses wise time management

·         seeks help when needed

·         demonstrates good social problem-solving skills

·         uses coping skills that allow him/her to manage

    §  new environments

    §  new academic and social demands

·         has taken appropriate college preparatory classes

·         has sufficient content knowledge and strong basic skills

·         has developed core academic skills:

    §   writing

    §  analytic thinking

    §  oral communication skills

    §  research skills

·         and family have college-knowledge:

    §  college choices available

    §  admissions process

    §  financial aid options

    §  awareness of college environments and cultures

 

 


 








 
Located adjacent to Moorpark College at 15300 Monroe Avenue, Campus Canyon is a California Distinguished School. In partnership with Moorpark College, they've developed the unique College Connection Program to enhance and expand learning opportunities for students through campus visits and special programs with the college staff and students. Campus Canyon is a friendly and nurturing neighborhood school for students in transitional kindergarten through eighth grade who live within the school's boundaries or who get special permission to attend through the district office. The school focuses on strengthening academics through experienced-based, higher level learning. Beginning with its full-day transitional kindergarten program, it encourages children to continue their education and become life-long learners.


   

Nationally Recognized Teaching Zoo Inspires Cross-Curriculum Learning for Campus Canyon Students

Some days it's "a zoo" at Campus Canyon…that's because the students are within easy walking distance to America's Teaching Zoo at Moorpark College. The zoo, used for the college's nationally known Exotic Animal Training and Management Program, is a great place for students of all ages to learn.

Whether it's a kindergartner learning about habitats or fifth graders collecting observational data for their research papers–the zoo has become an integral part of the school's curriculum and one of the favorite walking field trips for Campus Canyon students.

Located on five acres on the campus of Moorpark College, the zoo has almost 200 different animals. This extraordinary collection includes a Bengal tiger, African lioness, camels, a spotted hyena, mountain lions, a California sea lion, a variety of primates, birds and many other exotic and endangered animals.


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Career Readiness

Connecting Learning & Life

Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes.

Please click HERE to log into Naviance.


Parents: Helpful Hints

Recognize that you have a tremendous influence on your children

Build excitement about ongoing learning

Stress the importance of working hard at school

Have your student attend school daily unless ill

Instill effective study habits

Make discussions about careers and college a part of everyday conversation at home

Develop self-reliance through age-appropriate chores

Teach your student how to balance academics with extra-curricular activities

Talk to your student about their interests and how those might relate to future careers

Talk about your experiences

Provide a variety of cultural experiences for your student

Model hard work and perseverance

Teach your student that it sometimes takes more than one try to accomplish a task and that it’s worth it


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