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How to Spend Your Free Class Period

Why are we here?

Castlemont's Mission

All students will graduate from Castlemont High School:

  • On the path to college and career
  • Proficient in reading, writing, communication and math
  • Able to use technology and other means to locate, evaluate, organize and apply new learning
  • Engaged, active and self-directed learners
  • Designers and leaders of solutions for community transformation

Gaps in your schedule?

Castlemont Community Agreement

Always be productive. Be accountable for your own learning and honor others’ opportunity to learn.

When class is in session, the courtyard, parking lot, gardens, and other common areas should be empty.  A pass is required to be out of class for any reason.

Expectations during schedule gaps

What should you be doing?

Perform Community Service

  • Provide in class support to a teacher or administrator.
  • You need a teacher’s approval.
  • This is a class that will appear on your schedule and require regular attendance.
  • You will receive a grade that will appear on your transcript.

Visit the College Readiness Lab

The lab is open periods 3-8. Show your class schedule to the Care Manager on duty.

  • Work on class assignments.
  • Conduct research for your senior project.
  • Explore colleges and universities.
  • Begin completing your college admissions checklist.
  • Explore internship and employment opportunities with your Work Based Learning Coordinator, Ms. Sheree West

Visit the Future Center

Show your class schedule to the Future Center Staff

  • Meet with the college access team to discuss your options after high school.
  • Get assistance with college & scholarship applications.
  • Get assistance with financial aid applications

Your Support Team

Care Managers

  • Mr. P. Jones
  • Ms. C. Taylor
  • Mr. E. Washington

College & Career Readiness Specialist
Berenice Vega

Work-Based Learning Coordinator
Ms. Sheree West

Transition Specialist
Ms. Monica Linzner

International Transition Specialist
Maira Lopez Hu