Dear Friends and Family of Central Coast New Tech,
It feels great to get back into school and run with the Wolfpack! I hope each and everyone of you had an amazing summer. The staff of Central Coast New Tech High School is well rested and excited to meet our newest family members as we begin our sixth year.
I would like to welcome the following staff members to the Wolfpack: Madelyn Daigle (English)-Ms. Daigle was a student teacher with us last year, Santina Olney (Social Studies), Troy Datinga (Math)-Mr. Datinga was a student teacher with us two years ago, Jon Hinthorne (Spanish), Sina Shakerian (Math), Jessica Weiss (Digital Media Arts), and Kelly Osumi (part time Special Education). I also would like to extend a personal welcome to the 93 incoming students that will make up the class of 2021!
It is with great pride that I share with you that CCNTH led the Lucia Mar Unified School District in Language Arts and tied with Arroyo Grande High School in mathematics when measured by the CAASPP (also known as SBAC). We had a strong academic year in 2016-2017 as CCNTH saw a 22% increase in English Language Arts scores and an 18% increase in our math scores. While we still have work to do the improvement reflects the hard work of both our students and our teachers.
This year we look forward to not only supporting your student’s academic success, but also in bringing out in each of our learners their best self. To that end my commitment to you is to create a school environment that is safe, welcoming, supportive, profoundly engaging, and both academically rich as well as challenging. I believe everything we do, should empower and engage students to be resilient, adaptive, innovative, and self-directed and I am devoted to doing everything I can to ensure your students are not only ready for college and careers, but more importantly, ready to tackle anything life may throw at them.
I am excited to start another year of providing an engaging, challenging and inspiring environment through which our students become empowered to attain their full potential as a successfully contributing member of our 21st century society. Through the focused effort of the students, staff, parents and community, students will use 21st century skills and project based learning to assess, innovate, and contribute to the advancement of our ever changing world. As a school leader I am passionate about our students’ futures as well as the social structures that support student success. It is our goal to create a small school learning environment in which students are actively engaged by applying their learning to complex problems that impact students’ lives outside the classroom and I thank you for joining us in this journey as we run with the Wolfpack!
Christian Holst, Principal