University of California’s universitywide Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE)


Dear Colleagues:

March 15, 2017
This letter provides information about the 2017 administration of the University of California’s universitywide Analytical
Writing Placement Examination (AWPE). This year, UC will administer the AWPE on Saturday, May 13 to students who
have been admitted to a UC campus for fall 2017 and have not satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement by other
means. Students selected to take the exam will receive a letter in early April regarding the exam requirements and their
AWPE testing location.
Students are not required to take the AWPE if UC has received any of the following test scores that satisfy the Entry Level
Writing Requirement:

  • 30 or better on the ACT, English Language Arts or Combined English/Writing section; or
  • 680 or better on the College Board SAT Reasoning Test, Writing section (last administered January 2016); or
  • 3 or above on either Advanced Placement Examination in English; or
  • 5 or above on an International Baccalaureate (I B) Higher Level English A: Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an IB Standard Level English A: Literature exam; or
  • 5 or above on an IB Higher Level English A: Language and Literature exam; or
  • 6 or above on an IB Standard Level English A: Language and Literature exam.

Students also are exempt from the exam if they have successfully completed a UC-transferable English composition
course offered by a college or university.
Comprehensive information about the Entry Level Writing Requirement and the AWPE is available online at The website includes information on the examination process, previous exams, and Student Test
Data reports that indicate the number and percentage of students who satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement prior
to enrollment. Data can be viewed by school or county and are intended to provide useful feedback as educators work
with students to improve academic performance.

Please share these updates with school site counselors and English teachers. If you have questions, please feel
free to contact Julie Lind, AWPE Coordinator, at (510) 987-9422 or at


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LCAP Community Meetings

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Are you Ready for College Level English and Math?

The Early Assessment Program (EAP) Will Help You Be Prepared!

The EAP helps students determine their readiness to take college level English and Math courses before attending a California State University (CSU), or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC).

Are you Ready for College Level Classes

Fall Sports All League and All Academic 2016

All League

Back Row – David Smith 2nd Team Defense, Clay Krisell 2nd Team Offense, Matthew Crawford 1st Team Defense, Mauro Rivera 1st Team Offense, Alex Maciel 2nd Team Defense
Front Row – Olivia Dagnino 2nd Team Volleyball, Reece Lloyd 1st Team Volleyball, Hannah Browder 1st Team Golf & Athlete of Year, Jorge Castro 1st Team Cross Country


Golf All-Academic
Back Row – Elizabeth Rizzotto 4.00, Hannah Browder 4.27, Nicole White 3.67, Morgann Brown 3.22
Front Row – Brianna Birmingham 4.01, Alyssa Sanchez 3.65, Savanna Selph 3.24
Volleyball All-Academic
Back Row – Jasmine Atkinson 3.73, Devin Browning 3.88, Macey Hardridge 4.00, Marceline Porter 3.39, Jessica Atkinson 3.14
Front Row – Kiara Trujillo 3.43, Samantha Sanchez 3.66, Daryn Holladay 3.59, Zaynah Burton 3.52
Cross Country All Academic
Front Row – Jorge Castro 3.19, Jocelyne Milke 4.36, Ashlee Hardin 4.01, Rosa Mejia 4.16, Lance Hull 3.44
Football All Academic
Bryce Callaghan 3.61, Clay Krisell 3.59, Mauro Rivera 3.03, Zachary Bush 3.71, Payton Cox 3.72
Football All Academic Bryce Callaghan 3.61, Clay Krisell 3.59, Mauro Rivera 3.03, Zachary Bush 3.71, Payton Cox 3.72

Assembly Bill (AB) 1012

Dear Count and District Superintendents, Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals:


This notice is to summarize the requirements of Assembly Bill (AB) 1012, which will commence at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year.

AB 1012 adds new sections 51288.1, 51228.2, and 51228.3 to the Education Code (EC), concerning the conditions under which a public school pupil in grades 9 to 12 can be assigned to a “course period without education content” for longer that one week in any given semester of can be assigned to repeat a course that he or she has already satisfactorily completed.

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At the request of Palo Verde Unified School District’s Board of Education, the Riverside County Office of Education will host a meeting to solicit input on identifying the essential qualifications to select the new superintendent.  The meeting will be held at the District Office, 295 N. 1st Street, in the Board Room on June 8, 2016, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend, a survey will be available on the districts Web site until June 11, 2016. Computers are available at the district office for public use to complete the survey.

Illuminate Home Connection App

Illuminate Home Connection Portal APP gives students, parents and guardians quick and easy access to student achievement and other important school information without having to memorize any complicated URLs. Parents and guardians can monitor students attendance, assessments, grades and more.  The app can be used by Apple and Android users.  To download the app, visit the AppStore or GooglePlay and search for “illuminate HC”

Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll


Welcome to the 15-16 School Year

Yellow Jacket Family,


The summer is ending and we are in full swing for school to begin.  As you prepare to return to PVHS on August 19th, please remember that high school is what you make of it.  Your attitude and involvement are the greatest factors in determining what your experience will be as a Yellow Jacket.  There are many opportunities to become involved with campus life and we encourage each of you take full advantage of those opportunities.  High school is a magnificent time to begin practicing life skills for the adult world. This includes dressing appropriately for the occasion (school) and using language that appropriate for an educational setting (no profanity).  While we recognize that our students are young adults in training and may make mistakes taking ownership for those mistakes is a display of good character that we are working to instill in all.

Once again, students in grades 9-11 must maintain a 2.0 GPA to receive an off campus lunch pass.  Grades are checked each quarter and new lunch passes are issued with those grading periods. The lunch pass is a special sticker on the student’s school ID card. It is the responsibility of the student to keep his/her lunch pass current.

Basic supplies for the school year include a backpack/book bag, 3 ring binder with dividers for all classes, composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, pencils, highlighters and ink pens (red, blue, black and green).

We are always looking for parent/community volunteers to serve on committees, help teachers with bulletin boards in the classroom and answer phones and file in the office.  If you have time and are interested in any of this please contact the PVHS office before Back to School Night which be September 2.

On behalf of the faculty and staff of PVHS we are look forward to working with you for the 2015-16 school year.

See you soon!

Brandy M. Cox

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15-16 Dress Code

The school, as a center of learning, shall provide for the development of habits and attitudes conducive to acceptable apparel, and good grooming. The Principal or the Principal’s designee has the final authority for interpreting whether a student’s apparel conforms to dress code. When it is determined that a student’s clothing does not comply with the dress code, a parent/guardian may be asked to bring an appropriate change of clothes of school. If the violation of dress code cannot be rectified the student will be sent to in school suspension. The student may also receive a disciplinary consequence for violating the school’s dress code policy.

Students are expected to comply with dress code rules while attending all school activities including field trips and athletic events. 

The personal appearance of students may follow the style of the day; however, the wearing of overly tight, loose, distracting, extreme, or inappropriate apparel is not permitted. Clothing and jewelry displaying weapons will not be permitted.  Special costumes may be worn when appropriate for school-approved activity.

  • Headgear: The only hats allowed at PVHS should be plain (no logo) or have a PVHS logo. The following headgear is not allowed: bandanas, scarves, towels, stocking caps, hoods, doo rags.
  • Shirts must cover both shoulders or have at least a 1 inch strap. Shirt necklines must cover the chest area (no cleavage). Shirt fabric must be thick enough so that there are no areas in which the fabric is sheer or see through unless a tank top is worn underneath. No holes are permitted unless a tank top is worn underneath. Shirts must extend over the waist to below the top of the shorts or pants. No vulgar graphics or suggestive/double meaning logos are allowed on shirts.


  • Shorts must have at least a 3 inch inseam. Shorts must be worn at the waist. Athletic shorts which meet dress code standards are acceptable.
  • Skirts or dresses must be as long as the finger tips when hands are at the student’s side. Skirts must be worn at the waist. Dresses must have straps and meet all the requirements of the shirt dress code description (see above).
  • Pants, Capri pants or jeans: Pant legs may not drag the floor. Pants must be worn at the waist.


Sneakers, shoes with a back, or other completely closed shoes are highly recommended. Due to safety issues related to traveling to and from classes, it is strongly suggested that students not wear flip flops, sandals, crocs, or open toe shoes. Additional requirements may be required for individual classes.