Units of Study

University of California 
A-G Course Alignment
The University of California evaluates high school courses for rigorous content and expectations. Students who complete high school classes that are UC approved are determined to be prepared for academic work in the California State University and University of California systems. The first step toward UC approval of our courses happened when Mountain House High School was identified as a candidate for preliminary accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Before the school year began, our teachers began preparing UC course outlines using the Rigorous Curriculum Design process and the Atlas Curriculum Mapping tool. Now that WASC has approved MHHS to move forward toward full accreditation, our teachers are finalizing UC course outlines and preparing to submit them for approval. We anticipate that MHHS courses will be sanctioned by UC for the 2015-16 school year and that UC will also recognize our 2014-15 courses retroactively. Lammersville Unified School District has successfully worked with UC to expedite this process. To learn more about UC requirements for high school A-G courses, visit the the UC A-G Guide by CLICKING HERE.

Rigorous Curriculum Design

Like all schools in the Lammersville Unified School District, Mountain House High School has implemented the Rigorous Curriculum Design (RCD) process as a way to prepare all students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessments and for college and career. RCD procedures and practices help teachers to identify, delve into and prioritize standards, and organize instruction so that these priority standards are taught with fidelity. In addition, RCD supports teachers in developing assessments and performance tasks so that students can show their mastery of the new skills that they have learned. The process also empowers teachers to intervene with students who might need additional instruction and practice in order to achieve mastery. MHHS teachers began using the RCD process to develop units of study before our school opened and will continue to use RCD as the foundation for how curriculum is designed and delivered. For more information about RCD, CLICK HERE.

Atlas Curriculum Mapping
Our partnership with Blended Schools Network has allowed MHHS access to Rubicon.com's Atlas Curriculum Mapping. This powerful technological curriculum tool allows teachers to use the RCD process to identify standards from education systems around the country. Teachers have to ability to organize, store and collaborate around the units of study they develop. CLICK HERE to visit the Rubicon.com website for more information about Atlas Curriculum Mapping.