WASATCH HIGH

SELF-REPORTED INDICATORS

Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.

SCHOOL-LEVEL FACTORS

Cool to Care

All adult personnel have access to Cool to Care cards which are given to students whenever they are caught displaying positive behaviors. Attention is given to tell the student why he is receiving the card. The following eight values are printed on the card as a reminder: 1) Make New Friends 2) Serve 3) Get Involved 4) Have a Positive Attitude 5) Do the Work 6) Respect Others 7) See Something, Say Something 8) Expect to Excel Students place awarded cards in the front office and names are drawn every few weeks for prizes that range from Air Pods to skateboards. These drawings are held, whenever possible, in venues where verbal reminders of what we value can be publicized. Smaller weekly prizes are given, along with an explanation of why the student was chosen as a recipient. These students and their stories are put on the school-wide news and in the local newspaper. The culminating event each year of our Cool to Care program is when all students who have been awarded cards that year have a chance to win a brand-new car, donated by our local Labrum Ford/Chevrolet dealership, which has been prominently displayed during the year as a reminder of the behavioral expectations for all students. One lucky winner drives away in this car at the end of the school year, and it is hers to keep.


INSTRUCTIONAL FACTORS

Wasatch CAPS

Wasatch CAPS (Center for Advanced Professional Studies) is an innovative high school program in which students are fully immersed in a professional culture, solve real-world problems, and use industry-standard tools while being mentored by actual employers. Real. Juniors and seniors from Wasatch High School enrolled in the Wasatch CAPS program engage in real-life projects with real-life clients. Local businesses and organizations provide students with the chance to work hands-on with authentic projects, mentoring students with their industry expertise and insight. Professional. Wasatch CAPS students learn what it means to be professional. As they work with businesses and organizations in the community, they are expected to be professional in dress, speech, performance, and attitude. Skills. During their experience working on a professional project, students gain essential professional skills (i.e. problem solving, communication, initiative, creativity, etc.). At Wasatch CAPS we focus on helping our students acquire the skills critical for success in today''s economy. Courses of study include the following: Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship; Engineering and Industrial Design; Medicine and Health; Digital Design and Software Development; and Environment and Agriculture.