Wildcat Support Programs

Below you will find an assortment of ways Calistoga Junior/Senior High School helps all students navigate through school successfully

After Class Enrichment (ACE), Grades 7-9: ACE is an expanded learning program through the Napa County Office of Education that provides homework help, enrichment clubs, recreational sports, and group projects. It's a great place for students to further the learning that occurs in the school day, access computers and internet, as well as collaborate with their peers. We work with students to set and achieve goals, explore new areas of learning, and apply this knowledge to our community and the world surrounding us. ACE meets everyday in the junior high quad after school and is open until 6 pm. Please contact Cassandra Van Dyne for information or questions, 707-492-9021.

AmeriCorps Tutoring, Mentoring, and College & Career Readiness: We offer a variety of support programs that focus on the whole students. Our programs include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or S.T.E.M., tutoring, Literacy tutoring, organizational and study support, and mentoring through our AmeriCorps program. We support both junior high and high school students through in-class tutoring. We also provide additional materials and study sessions for students to solidify foundation skills in order to ensure success in math and literacy. We offer mentoring that focuses on two areas: social emotional learning and college and career readiness. For social emotional mentoring, students work one-on-one with their mentor and develop both interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Our college and career readiness program pairs students up with a volunteer professional in the student's desired field. The mentoring match work through a curriculum that is catered to the students needs for success in their current schooling, higher education, and career. If you are interested in having your student tutored or mentored, please contact Cassandra Van Dyne, 707-492-9021.

Library: Our library is open directly after school until 5:30 everyday of the week. We have computers and printers for students to use.

School Counselor and Staff: Ms. Craig-Morales is available to help with any academic and/or social need our students may have. Don't hesitate to contact Ms. Craig-Morales at [email protected] or (707) 942-6278. Please remember the Calistoga Junior/Senior High School counselor, administrative team, teachers and the entire staff care about our students success.

UpValley Family Center Support Programs: A diverse array of support services are offered, including youth and family counseling, an empowerment & mentoring program (CLARA/CLARO), application assistance (Medi-Cal) and links to resource that include dental services, glasses, legal aid, immigration services, emergency financial aid and much more. Additionally, the Family Center offers a range of educational classes for parents, including English as a Second Language, Plaza Comunitaria, Positive Parenting, Family Literacy and more. The UpValley Family Center has also partnered with the Calistoga Joint Unified School District to offer a 6-week workshop series devoted to the college experience. Lastly, the Family Center is now offering FREE tax assistance. For information, call (707) 965-5010.

Student Academic Tutoring (SAT)

This program is committed to the success and graduation of our student-athletes by providing core related tutoring, homework assistance, and AERIES monitoring to promote the development of academic achievement, leadership, and personal growth. These tutoring services are offered on campus right after school and are available to all students. Please contact the main office at (707) 942-6278 for more information.


Counseling Center

Our counseling center employs one credentialed, full-time bilingual guidance counselor who assists students in grades 7-12 with their academic needs. The counselor manages all registration, course selection, and college application matters, including scholarship information. In addition to mandatory individual 10th grade student-parent conferences designed to help students plan their high school coursework, the counselor is available anytime to meet with students and their parents to discuss academic and personal concerns, or explore college and employment options.

College Nights and Financial Aid Nights are scheduled regularly throughout the year, to give students and parents the information they will need to prepare for college.

College and Career Center

The College and Career Center provides resources for students that are seeking help with career interest, volunteer services, work permits, college search, and scholarships. The coordinator helps students with college applications, scholarship applications and provides workshops to help students with resume building and understand how to develop soft skills. Parents are welcome and encouraged to come and ask questions about eligibility to colleges and academic support for students. Parent workshops are also available for families that would like to know what the requirements are to apply to 2 year or 4 year schools post‐graduation. Please contact the College and Career Coordinator if you would like information about the resources that are provided:

Carla Surber | [email protected] | 707‐942‐6278.


Calistoga Family Center

Calistoga Family Center is a non-profit family resource center on the campus of Calistoga Elementary School. The Family Center is a safe, warm place offering health and social services to assist and strengthen families. All Calistoga families are able to access numerous services through the Family Center. Services, including medical care, counseling, parenting education, family functioning support, pre-natal care and public assistance eligibility, are provided through partnerships with county-wide agencies. Please stop by the Family Center or call 942-6206 for further information. Visit the website for more information

Associated Student Body (ASB)/Student Government

The CJSHS Student Government, administered by the Associated Student Body (ASB), exists for the benefit of all students in our school. It has the power to speak for the student body, to discuss the school¹s program, and to propose and implement action for the betterment of the school. It controls all school activities, and student body/club funds. Elections for officers are typically held in the spring. Students may participate in ASB/Student Government through a year-long leadership class.

California Scholarship Federation

California Scholarship Federation is a statewide club/organization that gives students recognition for academic excellence. Membership qualification is based on taking the most rigorous course of study that CHS offers and receiving A's or B's in these classes. Students must qualify for membership each semester starting January of their sophomore year. Please contact Jeanne Heck with any questions [email protected] or http://csf-cjsf.org/ for more information.

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