Message from the Principal

  • Fall 2018

    Welcome to Peninsula High School (P.H.S). We have a rich history of serving students from San Mateo Union High School District who are off-track for graduation.  At Peninsula, we focus on getting our students “back on track.” Our school is setup to accommodate our students’ academic and social needs.  For many of our students, 2018 is a great time to renew their goals and educational aspirations and to take advantage of all of our academic and social supports.  At Peninsula, regardless of what program you are in, we treat everyone like family and take care of our own.  Every day you will be provided the coaching for academics, personal, life skills, and future careers.  Students will feel more connected to their instructors and provided the opportunity to ask more questions because of our reduced class sizes.  Our staff is trained in providing the very best in alternative education, through a combination of teacher led direct instruction and online learning.  Our focus is to give our students’ the skills they need to be successful in post-secondary life.  Together, we are going to create the right plan for everyone to succeed.  We are looking forward to bringing out renewed energy and drive in our students.

    Peninsula High School will be available to our 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.  P.H.S. students have three options when enrolling after one school year.  These students can either return to their comprehensive site if caught up on their credits or pursue our alternative education diploma.  At P.H.S, the majority of core classes will be offered in the morning and college and career classes/electives after lunch.  Every student will take a Intervention class and learn some basic skills and concepts from AVID practices, work with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC), 12th graders Personal Finance/Counseling 101, Algebra support, Social Emotional Learning curriculum (SEL), and support to improve their reading content skills. 

    Students learn to help each other problem solve on schoolwork while gaining additional academic and social/emotional skills.  

    Our goal is every student making adequate progress in our school to graduate with the alternative education diploma.

    The post-secondary pathways we emphasize are:

    • Community college and transfer to a university
    • A.A. degree from a community college
    • Job training schools
    • Military
    • Work Force

    My staff and I can’t wait to help the Puma seniors walk across the stage at graduation on Thursday May 30th, 2019.  We look forward to helping each student achieve his or her diploma.  At Peninsula High School, we help our students learn, find academic success and support, and the pathway that serves them best.  I look forward to us working together and having a great year.

    Sincerely,

    Ron Campana
    Principal of Peninsula High School (P.H.S.)