New Teacher Academy
Our New Teacher Academy is one of the best parts of being a new teacher on our campus. We provide our newest teachers with a five-day paid professional development that gives an intimate view into the San Benito High School District's policies, procedures, and culture. You will meet many staff members who will be here to support you throughout the year. You will be able to start planning, organizing, and building friendships that will make the first few weeks of school more comfortable and successful.
New Teacher Induction
Induction provides the means for a beginning teacher to connect their classroom practice and mentoring to grow as a professional educator. Induction programs provide the support needed to be effective in the classroom and have an impact on student learning. SBHSD partners with the San Benito County Office of Education to provide our teachers with a pathway to obtain a clear credential. This is a fully funded program and is offered to first and second year teachers working toward their clear credential.
Our mission at Hollister High School is to educate all students to their highest potential so they will have the greatest range of personal optional upon graduation. To achieve this, we have identified our academic priorities that will encompass all our professional development trainings. Our academic focus themes are rigor, relevance and inclusion. These themes will be a focus for each department's professional development along with any school wide PD. Our focus for rigor and relevance will emphasis the application of the college readiness standards so that students will have the greatest chance of being successful outside of high school. Inclusion will ensure continuum of services to give all students every opportunity possible to succeed within the school setting, including SPED and ELD students.
Our Professional Learning Community (PLC) atmosphere is a dynamic and supportive system. Teachers collaborate weekly within the cycle of inquiry to identify essential standards, build quality assessments, and disaggregate student performance data to inform instructional practices. PLC teams work collaboratively within each content are as well as in cross-curricular teams to enhance student learning.
"It means a lot that you are putting so much effort into helping us out as first year teachers, beyond the requirements of teaching. It is an honor to be part of a team that is so dedicated to the success of all staff and support of students. Thank you for efforts in spearheading NTA and overseeing our program. I am continually impressed by the collaboration, sacrifice, and dedication of the teachers here at San Benito."