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Joaquin Miller Career And Transition Center

Public | 6-12

 
 

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Posted April 29, 2014

There are limitations as to student population at Miller CTC; and, therefore, the staff is able to offer very individualized instruction and can be hands-on for the varied needs of each student. Attendance may begin in the summer before 9th grade. My daughter has been at Miller CTC for 4 years now and we have been very impressed by the manner in which all of these young people are treated and taught. This campus has many different independence-skills oriented classes and is not "graduation based". The students are challenged and taught according to their comfort level and learning ability. There are extra-curricular activities, such as team sports, and off-campus excursions. Miller CTC also provides several social events during the school year both during the school day and after school and the students are treated like and respected as young adults. They all seem to look forward to attending school each day and enjoy each other and the staff. So very glad we found this amazing school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

Parents should know that this opportunity is available for our special needs children. Please contact the school to enjoy all of the benefits Miller CTC has to offer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2011

This school seemed grate at first but then when I started my year there and it got later on in the year that is when the faults started to hit .. Staff calling students "Drama queens" with there problems or what ever and the principle does not bring you into his office when you need to talk to him alone about an harmful issue towards you.. This school seems like a grate school witch im not saying its not but there are allot of things that adults need to realize that some of us students do not tolerate at all and its hurtful to us .. such as I do not appreciate being called a "Drama queen" or a "Gossiper" like when I have an issue and I talk to a teacher about it I get called a "Gossiper" like um grow up if you need to know the problem to help then please just listen and there tolerance level there for being appropriate is way to high like you have to watch what you say to much or you will be known for being very "INAPPROPRIATE" and I have been told that I have a attitude problem because I act like an adult well I am just a student that is very mature and I don't need a teacher or any adult at the school telling me I am to adult acting like or "drama queen" or anything .. >:o(


Posted November 2, 2009

Miller career and transition center is one of the best school here in the Valley. I have visited this school for 16 years an I never had seeing anything that makes me feel different. The principal and the teachers and staff are loving and caring with students and parents. I love this school.


Posted January 13, 2009

The best school in the Valley for these kids! I've been teaching in the Valley as an Itinerant for 8 years and this is my favorite school setting. Really up on the IEP process, unparalleled teachers, and the best staff around.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 26, 2007

The dedication to these special kids begins at the top with the principal, Wayne Fogelsong, and trickles down through the fiber of the school. There is a real sense of community and caring here. Our classroom teacher is so wonderful and is full of creative ideas to help the kids reach their IEP goals. We've been here for 3 years and every time I visit, I come away thinking that these are truly amazing and dedicated individuals who offer their talents to these special kids. The atmosphere is always so positive. It humbles me.
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 57%
White 26%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
English language learners 46%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012
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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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65%
 
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85%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

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Parents

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88%
 

Employees

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91%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

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Parents

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69%
 

Employees

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83%
 
Teacher support and opportunities for collaborationWhat's this?

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73%
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Employees

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73%
 

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Parents7030%
Employees3939%

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  • Wayne Foglesong
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  • (818) 773-0179

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