Cimarron High School is …
a 3A high school in southwest Kansas on Highway 50 between Dodge City and Garden City. We belong to the Hi-Plains League and our mascot is the Bluejay.
In cooperation with family, community, and students, the mission of USD 102 is to strive for excellence
by preparing students to be responsible, productive citizens in a challenging society.
Individual Student Learning Plans (ISLPs)
In January 2014 the Kansas State Department of Education went to the State Board of Education strongly recommending that all districts implement individual plans of study for students in grades 8 through 12 for the following reasons:
As students progress through high school and prepare for career and college, it is imperative that students set educational goals and create a roadmap for success in high school and beyond. This roadmap, or individual plan of study, includes development of a flexible career focus (determining career clusters) and an education path that is clearly defined, rigorous, and relevant to assure a successful and efficient transition to postsecondary education and/or the workforce. The foundational elements of the individual plan of study are the career interests identified by the student through an authentic career interest survey (www.mynextstep.org). An ISLP is then generated based on each student’s interests and strengths cooperatively with the student, family members and the student's teacher advisor. The teacher advisor assigned to an individual student will monitor that student all the way through graduation. Other parts of the ISLP include recent test scores, academic benchmarks, graduation requirements, approved coursework for the student's educational and career goals, and developmentally appropriate, work-based learning experiences.
After piloting the ISLP during the fall semester, we have changed some of the reading, writing and math goals based on MAP scores. We have elected to go a step further to include 7th grade into our ISLP strategy to help families make decisions regarding academic choices in support of student success. Next fall, the student advisors will be contacting you to review and update your student’s ISLP, discuss any changes to the plan and work more closely with the families to ensure student success.
|Coming Soon to CES
Here are a few photos of the new wing of Cimarron Elementary
School which will be opening soon. The addition contains ten
classrooms, a PE classroom, a hardened storm shelter, and more.
|HPL Art Show 2014
Click the image to the left to see a slide show of winning entries by CHS art students of Steve Giebler.
Principal John Luhrs on MAP Testing
MAP testing (Measures of Academic Progress) is new
to CHS. This guide will help parents and students the
hows and whys of this state-aligned assessment.
Common Core a.k.a Career & College Ready Standards
Common Core Standards are now the benchmark for assessing
progress in public education. There are many questions about
these standards, and changing the name of the standards to
Career and College Ready Standards (why use three words when
you can use five) did not help. Click here for a link to the Kansas
State Department of Education website where they have links
to materials that explain the standards and how they will be used.
Kansas State Department of Education Website
CHS Booster Club Membership Form
Click here to join the CHS Booster Club or
for more information.
A web site has been created by several individuals (not associated with U.S.D. 102) to ". . . handle all reunion information and allow classmates to find each other and communicate." Check it out at http://cimarronks.alumniclass.com.