Academic Services and Instructional Programs
Academic Services and Instructional Programs provides leadership for curriculum and instruction, all categorical and special programs, alternative programs and district-level plans.
The Academic Services and Instructional Programs Department provides leadership, oversight and compliance monitoring for the following areas:
- Curriculum and Instruction: Ensure that pacing guides and unit plans are aligned to standards.
- Common Core Standards, State Standards or Next Generation Science: Ensure compliance with standards and providing high-quality instruction for all students.
- Textbook Adoptions: Monitor and update textbooks to align with standards and curriculum.
- Guest Speakers: Review and approve (per district policy) guest speakers, who provide real world connections for the content areas.
- Multimedia Instruction Materials: Review and approve (per district policy) the appropriate use of multimedia materials that can enrich classroom instruction when content is directly related to and supportive of the course and class objectives.
- Field Trips: Review and approve (per district policy) school-sponsored trips to encourage new interests among students and help them relate their school experiences to the outside world.
- Professional Development: Provide teachers with ongoing, sustainable professional development for high-quality instruction, including scaffolding for struggling students.
- Technology: Review and improve (per district policy) hardware, software and infrastructure.
- State and Federal Programs: Ensure that all state and federal programs are compliant and that funding is used to maximize student success. Programs include but are not limited to: Migrant Education, Title I (interventions for underserved students) and Title III (English Learners), Perkins (career technical education), and Agriculture. Conduct fiscal and accountability reporting.
- Alternative Programs: Provide alternative programs such as Adult Education, Virtual Academy, Home and Hospital Education, and Short Term Independent Study.
- State and Federal Plans: Coordinate needs assessment, community & staff input, goal setting, and defining actions for required state and federal plans.
- Testing and Accountability: Monitor State Academic Performance Index (API), Federal Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) and Program Improvement (PI), Title III Accountability and Title II Accountability.
Academic Services Resources
Adult Education Program
(registration for 2022-23 opened on Sept. 6, 2022)
- Click here for the registration link. Registration is open and ongoing and classes are free.
- Enrollment is open to persons 18 and older, as well as parenting teens. Your last completed high school transcript is required to enroll.
- All core subjects and limited elective choices are offered.
- In-person registration can be done online in Room 523 at Hollister High School on Sept. 6 and 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
- Classes will be conducted in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. from Sept. 6, 2022 through May 25, 2023.
California Healthy Kids Survey Report
Inter District Transfers
To request an Inter District transfer, please complete the Inter District Transfer Form For the 2022-2023 School Year
Any questions? Please contact Sharon Finley at 831-637-5831 Ext. 168.
Click here for more information on the Inter District Transfer process.
Academic Services and Instructional Programs Staff
Director of Academics and Instructional Programs
831-637-5831 Ext. 162
ELL Instructional Assistant
Alternative Education Specialist
Phone: 831-637-5831 Ext. 168
ELL Instructional Assistant
CTE Instructional Aide
Educational Services Analyst
Phone: 831-637-5831 Ext. 163