COHS Advocacy Program
WHAT IS ADVOCACY?
Cosumnes Oaks High School is committed to building the foundations necessary for each student to achieve academic, social, and behavioral successes. The advocacy program contains curriculum compiled and developed by teachers at Pinkerton that provides essential elements to allow all students the opportunity to create habits aiding in short-term and long-term goal setting as well as positive decision-making techniques.
HOW IS ADVOCACY IMPLEMENTED AT COSUMNES OAKS?
Students meet each Tuesday with an advocacy teacher to discuss and implement skills
Advocacy teachers support their students throughout their 4 years at Cosumnes Oaks.
Monthly themes provide meaningful lessons, group discussions, team building activities, and motivational assemblies.
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN ADVOCACY?
School-wide themes and objectives to be covered will be:
-expectations; positive school behavior; student/adult respect
“On the Right Track"
-Personalized Education Plan (PEP); goal-setting; self-esteem
“Learning the Skills”
-study skills; time management skills; organizational skills
-making maintaining friends; social behaviors; listening skills
“Pride in Self”
-ethical values; individual talents/abilities; critical thinking skills
“Responsibility to Others”
-rights beliefs; compassion/teamwork; communication skills
“Interacting with Integrity”
-civics democracy; service learning; leadership skills
“Determining the Future”
-career planning; personal health; decision making skills
“Empowered to Achieve”
-reflection of PEP; future goal-setting; problem-solving skills
HOW CAN WE ALL BE ADVOCATES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS?
Unique to Elizabeth Pinkerton and Cosumnes Oaks High School is the collaboration of the teachers and the staff at both sites to provide continuing goal-oriented successes for students. Advocacy takes a commitment from the school, the teachers, the students, and the parents to encourage, support, and validate the importance of the necessary life-long skill acquisition.
“The Cosumnes Oaks Community advocates for student success”