The mission of The OCHS Student Transition Program is to provide academic, emotional, and social support to all OCHS students. Our goal is to connect and empower students during their transition to and from high school by providing educational equity and increasing access to resources within KCUSD and surrounding communities leading to academic and personal fulfillment.
The OCHS Transition Program offers students the opportunity to participate in mentoring groups. Trained staff members guide students through a character development curriculums specific to males and females. Students are referred by staff, parents, or volunteer to participate in the mentoring groups.
El Joven Noble (The Noble Young Man) is a character development program based on cultural teachings that supports and guides young men through their adolescent "rites of passage." The lessons focus on building leadership capacity and academic success by learning how to keep ones' Palabra (Word).
Xinachtli (Sprouting Seed) is a character development program for young women. The lessons are rooted in cultural values and are intended to build leadership capacity and academic success.
OCHS Transition staff also provides individual mentoring. An array of evidence based practices, strategies, and curriculums are used to meet the academic and social emotional needs of students.
Titan Days is a week long orientation during the last week of July for incoming 9th grade students. The purpose of Titan Days is to orient students to the ins and outs of high school and to provide opportunities for students to begin building relationships with their peers and high school staff. Our high-energy and spirited lessons will prepare our incoming Titans for 9th grade. Applications are now being accepted for this summer's, July 26th - 30th, Titan Days.
The OCHS Transition Program facilitates a popular 10 week family strengthening and leadership development parent group in the Spring semester. Cara y Corazon (Face and Heart) builds on the premise that every community, culture, family, and parent have resilient factors that can be tapped to help parents and family members to build positive, healthy relationships with their children and themselves. The dates and times are announced late fall.
Parents who graduate from the Cara y Corazon (Face and Heart) are encouraged to attend a monthly "circulo" (extended kinship support group) to help them cope with daily stressors using the principles learned in Cara y Corazon (Face and Heart). The first circulo begins in October and finish in May. The dates and times are released between August and September.